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More Cast Join the Live-Action xxxHOLiC Film

More Cast Join the Live-Action xxxHOLiC Film

The staff of Shochiku and ASMIK Ace’s live-action film of CLAMP’s xxxHOLiC manga announced that it has cast Riho Yoshioka as Jorо̄gumo and Hayato Isomura as the movie-original character, Akagumo on their official website.

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Film Release Details and Background

The new movie was announced back in November last year and it is expected to premiere in Japan later this year. Mika Ninagawa (live-action SakuranHelter Skelter) is directing the film with a script by Erika YoshidaKeiichirō Shibuya is composing the musical soundtrack. The film will open in Japan on April 29.

xxxHOLiC manga follows Kimihrio Watanuki, a high school student who is haunted by visions of the supernatural, and Yuuko, a powerful witch who can grant wishes, provided she is given something of equal value in return.

CLAMP serialized the original xxxHOLiC manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, although it was renamed xxxHOLiC: Rō in 2009. xxxHOLiC: Rei is the latest manga that launched in 2013 but is currently on hiatus.

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Confirmed Cast List

xxxHOLiC‘s protagonists will be portrayed by popular Japanese actors Ryunosuke Kamiki and Ko Shibasaki, respectively. Kamiki previously appeared in live-action adaptations of Rurouni Kenshin and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, but he may be best known for voicing Taki Tachibana in Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. Shibasaki has appeared in the live-action versions of Black Jack and Dororo and has also lent her voice to Child of Kamiari Month and Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea.

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Other confirmed cast members are:

  • 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 guest who is possessed by an ayakashi
  • Tenchim as a customer at Yuuko’s shop who wants her wish granted
  • Ai Hashimoto as a Zashiki-Warashi spirit in love
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