The official web site for Shochiku and ASMIK Ace’s live-action movie of CLAMP‘s xxxHOLiC manga unveiled a brand new theatrical intermission video titled “Ayashiku Utsukushii Sekai-hen” (A Bewitchingly Beautiful World) on Tuesday. The video options the movie’s theme tune “Habit” by the band SEKAI NO OWARI.
The unique xxxHOLiC manga‘s story follows Yuuko — a witch who grants individuals’s needs, however in return the individual has to surrender one thing treasured — and Kimihiro Watanuki, a person who has visions. One day, Watanuki encounters Yuuko and she or he guarantees to eliminate the spirits that torment him. In return Watanuki should work in Yuuko’s store and assist her grant different individuals’s needs.
Ryunosuke Kamiki (left in visible proper) performs Kimihiro Watanuki, whereas Kou Shibasaki (proper) performs Yuuko Ichihara.
Other solid members embody:
- Hokuto Matsumura as Shizuka Doumeki
- Tina Tamashiro as Himawari Kunogi
- Daoko as Marudashi “Maru”
- Serena Motola as Morodashi “Moro”
- Shuri as Misaki
- Nanase Nishino as Nekomusume
- Sakurako Ōhara as a visitor who’s possessed by an ayakashi
- Tenchim as a buyer at Yuuko’s store who needs her want granted
- Ai Hashimoto as a Zashiki-Warashi spirit in love
- Riho Yoshioka as Jorо̄gumo
- Hayato Isomura as Akagumo, a movie-original character
Mika Ninagawa (live-action Sakuran, Helter Skelter) is directing the movie, with a script by Erika Yoshida. Keiichirō Shibuya is composing the musical soundtrack.
The movie will open in Japan on April 29.
CLAMP serialized the unique xxxHOLiC manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, though it was renamed xxxHOLiC: Rō in 2009. xxxHOLiC: Rei is the newest manga, which launched in 2013 (however is presently on hiatus). The franchise spawned an anime movie, two tv anime seasons, and a number of other unique video anime initiatives.
The manga impressed a stage play adaptation that ran in Tokyo and Kyoto in September and October.
Sources: xxxHOLiC live-action movie’s website, Comic Natalie