Archive | September 2012

New Live-Action ‘xxxHOLiC’ TV Series Announced

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It’s been announced that CLAMP’s hit manga series xxxHOLiC will be adapted into a live-action TV series. The TV series will be broadcasted on Japan’s WOWOW station in early 2013.

Model and actress Anne will be playing the role of the witch Yuuko, with Shota Sometani to play Watanuki. Keisuki Toyoshima will be directing the series.

xxxHOLiC follows the story of Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-school student who possesses the ability to see the supernatural. After being chased by one of these creatures, he finds himself in Yuuko Ichihara’s shop, one that can grant wishes. When he requests to have his ability to see spirits removed, Yuuko has him work for her as payment.

The original series ran from 2003 to 2011 in Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. Del Rey Manga released the manga in North America.

 

source:  Mantan Web via My Game News Flash

‘Hunter X Hunter: Phantom Rouge’ Theatrical Teaser Streamed

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHfTS54oInc&feature=player_embedded (Click here to watch)

Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge film’s official site started to stream its first theatrical trailer on September 2. The story revolves around Kurapika, a hunter, that wants revenge on the Phantom Troupe who are responsible for the massacre of his clan

This film is said to be an original “dramatic action” film. The word “rouge” in the title describes the red eyes from Kurapika’s clan, the Kurta.

The trailer depicts a spider with the number “4” in Kurapika’s red-eye.

The film will open in Japanese theaters on January 12, 2013.

source: jpopasia