Posted December 18, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Anime/Manga

First Look at xxxHOLIC Live Action Series

Here’s our very first look at live action adaptation of the CLAMP manga series “xxxHOLIC” starring Anne and Shota Sometani.

The series will run for eight episodes and will be shown in Japanese channel WOWOW (which gives us a better chance of seeing this since some cable companies offer WOWOW).

Anne will be playing the role of the mysterious Yuuki while Sometani has been cast as Watanuki. For the more geeky guys out there, here’s a little factoid, Anne’s real name is Anne Watanabe; and yes she is the daughter of Ras Al Ghul and Saito  himself, Ken Watanabe.

The manga tells the story of Yuuko, a witch who grants people’s wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious, and Watanuki Kimihiro, a man who has visions. One day, Watanuki encounters Yuuko and she promises to get rid of the spirits that torment him. In return Watanuki must work in Yuuko’s shop and help her grant other people’s wishes.

Joining the cast are Masahiro Higashide, Karen Miyazaki, Naoto Takenaka, and Yumi Adachi.

Expect the series to hit cable TV starting February 24, 2013.

Earl Maghirang