The staff for Shochiku and ASMIK Ace’s live-action movie TO SQUEEZE‘s xxxHOLiC The manga debuted in the trailer for the film on Monday. The teaser announces more members of the film’s cast and songwriter.
The movie director Mika ninagawa, renowned photographer before delving into feature films, personally took the following photographs of the cast:
The newly announced cast members are:
- Daoko as Marudashi “Maru” (bottom left in the top image above)
- Serena Motola as Morodashi “Moro” (bottom right in the top image above)
KeiichirÅ Shibuya composes the soundtrack of the music.
The original xxxHOLiC mangaS story follows Yuuko – a witch who grants people’s wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious – and Kimihiro Watanuki, a man who has visions. One day, Watanuki meets Yuuko and she promises him to get rid of the spirits that torment him. In return, Watanuki must work in Yuuko’s shop and help him make other people’s wishes come true.
Ryunosuke kamiki (left in the visual below) plays Kimihiro Watanuki, while Kou Shibasaki (right) plays YÅ«ko Ichihara.
SixTONS member Hokuto Matsumura (pictured below) plays Shizuka Doumeki, and Tina Tamashiro plays Himawari Kunogi.
Mika ninagawa (live action Sakuran, Helter skelter) is directing the film, with a script by Erika Yoshida.
The film will be released in Japan on April 29.
TO SQUEEZE serialized the original xxxHOLiC manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Youth Magazine and Bessatsu ShÅnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, although it was renamed xxxHOLiC: RÅ in 2009. xxxHOLiC: Rei is the last manga launched in 2013. The franchise spawned an animated film, two television animation seasons, and several original video animation projects.
The manga recently inspired a theatrical adaptation that took place September 17-26 in Tokyo and October 1-3 in Kyoto.
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