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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hitsuzen In 3D: XXXHOLiC Goes Live Action

CLAMP's supernatural series XXXHOLiC seems to be getting a bit of a revival, two years after the end of the original manga. Not only is it getting a sequel series - XXXHOLiC Return (something which AstroNerdBoy does a good job explaining) - but it is also being adapted into a live action television program, set to air on the 24th and run a total of eight episodes.

Some of the casting choices seem odd at first, especially the fact that Yuuko is being played by actress/model Anne. However, it seems like Anne has the willowy frame and face meant to portray the time/space witch accurately. Shota Sometani holds the role of resident string bean and alcohol fetcher Kimihiro Watanuki. Keisuke Toyoshima will direct the series for WOWOW TV; he also worked on the video game Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes for the cinematography/cut scenes.

There have already been several promos released about the series, including a two-minute promote narrated by Anne as Yuuko and the first five minutes of the opening episode, set to run in its entirety Sunday. You can watch the five minute promo below.

Any CLAMP fans planning on catching this series?