Rejoice? Live action xxxHOLiC drama incoming


I'm not on very good terms with Clamp these days. I absolutely adore their early work (Card Captor Sakura, Magical Knight Rayearth), but their recent stuff hasn't done much for me whatsoever. I've heard good things about xxxHOLiC, but I've never actually sat down to read it.

WOWOW has announced that they are funding a live action TV drama adaptation of the hit series, set to air in 2013. This would mark the first time that one of Clamp's series exited the realm of 2D, and I'm not sure what to think, quite frankly. Clamp just isn't Clamp without the ridiculously proportioned characters.

EDIT: Correction, this is the first live action TV adaptation of a Clamp property. Tokyo Babylon happened a long time ago. My apologies!

Keisuke Toyoshima (Softboy) will be directing, with Shouta Sometani and An Watanabe in the star roles. Little else information is available right now, but as we get closer to the new year, expect some fresh details and maybe a promo or two.

Any Clamp fans happy or excited about this? I'm not sure what to think.

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Elliot is an associate editor for Japanator and can be found contributing to Destructoid on occasion. He lives in Japan and can be found on Twitter @RyougaSaotome. more + disclosures



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