xxxHolic is an absolute succeeded Manga written by Clamp


xxxHolic is a famous popular Manga by Clamp. Here I corrected some Reviews on this Manga on Internet.

Abstract of the Story.

For me, xxxHolic walks a fine line. At its root, this series is a motley collection of morality tales framed by slapstick humor and J-horror. It’s something of a unique twist on the average anime (which isn’t particularly surprising coming from CLAMP), but, in the end, comes together with just enough cohesion to push it into a likable state.
At the start of the series, viewers are quickly introduced to all the major players. First and foremost is Kimihiro Watanuki, a teenage boy that sees both good and evil spirits. Watanuki doesn’t really enjoy this gift – he sees it more as a curse – and signs a contract with a wish granting woman named Yuuko to rid him of its presence. Unfortunately, Yuuko demands payment of Watanuki and thus employs him as a cook, messenger, and general servant. A number of other character act as support for Watanuki, but none are featured as much as the young gangly boy. From there you’ll experience a range of teenage subplots, everything from angst driven romances to male rivalry, all of which revolve around a series of loosely connected episodes that dance between the lighthearted and the macabre.
The plot, however, isn’t the first thing most viewers will notice…..Here you can read on.

Reviews: what is the attractiveness of this Manga?

I had initial doubts about this anime, no thanks to Tsubasa Chronicle which contained cross-over characters from xxxHolic and I just happen to really, really dislike the former.
Having said that, I am pleased to announce that xxxHolic is nothing like Tsubasa and I thoroughly enjoy this super-natural drama with a slice-of-life thrown in. Now, I’m not normally a big fan of horror and super-natural anime, but I felt that xxxHolic has achieved something that most series in the horror genre does not have. xxxHolic’s story is based on superstitious tales and folklore, rather than another dose of vampires that seem too common these days. And superstitious beliefs are something that is close to everyone’s heart – we had all believed in it one time or another, especially when we were still young. Now that we are older and wiser, we tend to dismiss it all as hogwash.
xxxHolic gives me a….(Here you can read more…)

Main Character “Kimihiro Watanaba”. Who is he?

Watanuki has short black hair, and blue/indigo eyes at the beginning of the series. He almost always wears his school uniform which varies between his school’s black jacket and trousers or simply his school trousers and a white short shirt.
When half way through both the anime and manga he loses the sight in his right eye due to a spider’s grudge curse, his left iris turns a dull milky grey color. After failing to retrieve his sight in this eye , he receives half of Doumeki’s right eye’s sight, which causes his right eye to turn a dark green with a brownish tint ( in the Anime), or gold-brown (in the Manga). For the majority of the series, however…(Here you can read more)


Yuuko Ichihara(壱原侑子):  a magical women in far-east Asia.

Being one extremely experienced in her industry, Yūko is not foolish enough to give away her real name like Watanuki. That aside, Yūko has served as a major catalyst for Watanuki’s transformation, acting somewhat as his mentor. She loves to drink and eat Watanuki’s wonderful cooking and dragging Watanuki on crazy outings at the drop of a hat.

Despite this immature and free-spirited attitude, Yūko has been known to be sage-like and serious when the time calls for it. Yūko seems to know the true hitsuzen that Watanuki will follow, and has often offered cryptic messages to warn him of impending danger or a folk tale that he should take a bit more seriously. She also seems to truly care about him, making sure he is safe at night, sending the Kudakitsune (pipe-fox) with him for extra protection, or calling Dōmeki when he needs saving. Yūko is very powerful when it comes to magic and…..(Here more).

Who is the Writer?

×××Holic (Japanese: ×××ホリック Hepburn: Horikku, pronounced as “Holic”) is a manga written and illustrated by the group of manga artists known as Clamp. The series, which crosses over with another Clamp work Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, revolves around Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-school student disturbed by his ability to see the supernatural, and Yūko Ichihara, a witch who owns a wish-granting shop. When Watanuki asks Yūko to remove his ability to see spirits, she grants it on the condition that he pay for his wish by working for her. Clamp created xxxHolic link the supernatural and fantasy series. They are currently working on a spin-off series xxxHolic: Rei………..(Here more)

Members of Clamp from the left, Igarashi(いがらし)、Ohkawa(大川)、Nekoi(猫井)、Mokona(もこな)

Atom Mizuishi lent his Voice to Alphonse in the Movie “Full Alchemist” showed on 1th December

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It was announced that Atomu Mizuishi(水石亜飛夢)  is in charge of the voice of Al appearing in the live-action movie “Fullmetal alchemist“(鋼の錬金術師) nationwide released from December 1.

Atomu Mizuishi

Mizuishi is known for the musical ‘The Prince of Tennis’ 2nd season’ s second role, and in recent years he is appeared in the TV drama ‘GARO(牙狼)’ series, the movie ‘MUKOKU(武曲)’.

In this work, he was selected in the audition for Ed’s brother role played by Yosuke Yamada(山田涼介) .

Directer Fumihiko Sori‘s (曽利文彦) Comment

Mizuishi was selected as an actor for motion capture of CG Al at first, but gradually it revealed that he fits this roll and play it like stand-in. Once I filmed the scene that Al and Ed scrap with each other and in this scene they seem to be a real brother interacting with each other. Before filming, I supposed that the voice actor of Al was not Mizuishi but another person. As the Filming going on, his acting show itself so wonderful. Then I  decided to choose Mizuishi as the voice actor of Al in addition to Motion capture actor. So Mizusawa won this voice actor roll by his efforts. Rie Kugimiya(釘宮理恵),  Al’s voice actor of the animation version, agreed with my decision. She praised Mizuishi’s Al greatly, when she watched this movie in advance. so I and Mizuishi were so pleased that we could jump into the sky and I am satisfied with my judgment was not wrong.

Rie Kugimiya with Precur


Edward and Alphonse Elric live in the rural town of Resembool with their mother Trisha and their father Van Hohenheim, the latter having left home for an unknown reason. When Trisha dies of the plague, the brothers perform the forbidden alchemic technique of human transmutation in an attempt to resurrect her. Consequently, the transmutation backfires and in law with equivalent exchange, Edward’s left leg and Alphonse’s entire body are destroyed. Edward sacrifices his right arm to rescue Alphonse’s soul, binding it to a suit of armor with a blood seal. Edward is invited by Roy Mustang to become a State Alchemist to research a way to restore Alphonse’s body. Edward passes the State Alchemist exams, becoming the Fullmetal Alchemist, the title based on his prosthetic automail limbs and use of alchemy involving metal materials.


The New Movie “Sound! Euphonium” is Showing from 30th September.

Voice actor Tanaka and Tokutake talked about “Kakegurui Compulsive Gamlber” in Kyoto


On September 17, “Special Talk Show on Compulsive Gambler in Kyo Mafu” was held in “Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2017“. Minami Tanaka(田中美海) and Tatsuya Tokutake(徳武 竜也) entered the Show. They talked about the attractiveness of the animation and characters refraining from the last round of on air and behind the after-recording scene.

Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair is a general trade fair related to manga and animation held in 2012 in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Abbreviation is “Kyo Mifu(京まふ)”. In 2017, a variety of enterprises and organizations, including publishers, animation production companies, educational institutions, and many other past events, participated in it. This year, 81 companies participated in and the number of visitors was 34,058 people. At the event venue Miyako Messe, the Kyoto International Manga Museum was filled with exhibition booths and stages of popular anime works.

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2017

One of the events held there, a talk event was held by a voice actor of “Compulsive Gambler”. The talk show began with the introduction video. The stage was filled with the air of ” Compulsive Gambler ” with a cry of “Come on betting, now,” by Yumeko Jyuba. Tanaka “Mike”, Tokutake “Pochi” they show themselves with an name plate indicating “pet animals” on the neck.

As for the moderator, “Which character you like the best except your role?” Tanaka chose Runa Yomizuki(黄泉月るな) and said  “I want her to confess her love only to me.” Tokutake pointed out  Itsuki Sumeragi(皇伊月), a daughter of a toy maker, and told a joke, “I like toys, so, is there one chance(ワンチャン)?” And made visitors laugh. * it is a slang  means that there is opportunity to have sex with a girl. ワンチャン(wan chan) sounds like a dogs bark.

Regarding the favorite scenes, Tokutake chose  a scene about interact with Yumeji after Suzumiya and Suzui in the seventh episode “Women who refuse”.  On the other hand, Tanaka selected from the fourth episode “Woman who became a livestock”. In this scene Meari(芽亜里) shouted  “I will regain my life!”, then despised Jun Kiwatari( 木渡潤) sayng “Baka!”.

In addition,  the Top of 9 “laughing face” cuts were displayed on the screen, and the story behind the after-recording scene also disclosed. Tanaka revealed that Hayami Saori (早見沙織) who dobbed Yumeko(夢子) showed “Angel’s smile” after recording the second episode (Tsunami woman”.  this article is cited from here)




The Trailer of “Blade Runner Black Out” released and Directer Watanabe Greeted

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A screening event of short animation “Blade Runner Black Out 2022” was released at Tokyo · Space FS Shiodome on September 26, and the director of the work, Shinichiro Watanabe(渡辺信一郎) entered on it.

This film took place in the year 2022, three years after the hero Deckard disappeared in Ridley Scott’s work “Blade Runner“. In this work large blackout caused by two replicants (artificial human) called Iggy and Trixy, and it is also the prologue of “Blade Runner 2049”.

Watanabe remembered what he thought when the offer came and said: “Since I was influenced by” Blade Runner “, I felt that I had two contradict thought: I feel like accepting this offer, on the other hand, I felt that it is so hard work that I did not want.  However however hard the work is, I should do it as I admire “Blade runner”, so I accepted it. ” “there were a lot of fans of” Blade Runner in my office, not only me but also assistants. “So I could not make any mistake. It put my all efforts on over 15 minutes of animation released on the web “. Watanabe expressed confidence on the work.

Shinji Aramaki(荒牧伸志) who designed the flight vehicle “Spiner” that appeared in this work also entered the stage. Aramaki said about “Blade Runner”.  “It is a work that impressed people in the animation industry, especially for those who makes SF animation, they cannot avoid to watch this movie.” “And the famous description , that is a town with skyscrapers fogged by smokes and dirty rain falls, it makes a typical image of the near future, and this image came out for first time in this movie. I am also influenced by “Blade Runner”, so I float an airship for advertisement in my original animation”.(this article is cited from here)

Shinichiro Watanabe
Watanabe’s famous work.

Cardcapter Sakura’s New Edition will be broadcasted from January 7th 2018


It becomes clear that CLAMP ‘s Nanase Okawa(大川七瀬) is in charge of the scenario and series composition of CLAMP’s new original TV animation “Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Edition“. An animation series “Cardcaptor Sakura” is a fantasy serialized in Nakayoshi (Kodansha) from 1996 to 2000. In 1998 it became popular with being animated at NHK.

The outline is as follows. Cardcaptor Sakura whose real name is Sakura Tange takes place in the fictional Japanese city of Tomoeda which is somewhere near Tokyo. Ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement created and named after the sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Cerberus, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. As she finds each card, she battles its magical personification and defeats it by sealing it away. Cerberus acts as her guide, while her best friend and second cousin, Tomoyo Daidouji films her exploits and provides her with battle costumes. Sakura’s older brother Toya Kinomoto watches over her, while pretending that he is unaware of what is going on.

“Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Edition” under serialization at Nakayoshi (Kodansha) is a fantasy drawing a new adventure of Sakura who became a junior high school first grader. Like the past animation series Kinomoto Sakura(木下桜)is voiced by Tange Sakura(丹下桜), Kerberos (ケルベロス)by Aiki Hisakawa(久川綾), Daidoji Tomoyo (大道寺知世)by Iwao Junko(岩男潤子), Lee (李小狼)by Kumai Motoko(くまいもとこ)、Tsukishiro Yukito by Ogata Emi(緒方恵美), Kinomoto Touya (木下桃矢)by Seki Tomokazu( 関智一), Morio Asaka (浅香守生)directs this work. Animation production is Mad House(マッドハウス). This work will be broadcasted at NHK BS premium, 7:30 every Sunday from January 7, 2018. Rebroadcasts are also held from January 12 every Friday at 23:45. Details will be checked on the official site of “Card Captor Sakura”.

In the first Broadcast the title is “Clear card edition Prologue Sakura and two bears”,is a story developed from the previous work “Sakura cards edition” to “” clear cards edition”. Her Friend Ariel and Sakura ‘s boyfriend  Lee fly back to their homecountry, and then this first story draws  Sakura’s swaying feelings vividly.   (this article is mainly cited from here)


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The opening da Greeting of “Leap! ” in Japanese at Tokyo


The opening day greeting of “Leap!”( “Ballerina” in original Title, in Japanese “フェリシ―と夢のトウシューズ“) was held at Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo on August 12, and Taiho Tsuchiya(土屋太鳳) and Hitomi Kuroki(黒木瞳)have dubbed Japanese entered there.

This work is an animation story that tells the growth of girls Felicity aiming for ballerinas. Tsuchiya played voice to Felissy, Kuroki to Odette was a former ballerina and teached Felissy.

Tsuchiya who appeared in red dress with toe shoes and a Tiara commented on the work, “It is a story that can truly sympathize with because the swinging feelings and frustration of the mind when purchasing a dream are drawn in detail and impressively.” Kuroki, who had watched this work in France in advance, said, “I did not understand it more than half in french, but I was deeply impressed by it, I thought that the movie is universal expression for all. I am proud of dubbing it in Japanese. ”

Tsuchiya and Kuroki met for the first at this greeting. Tsuchiya said to Kuroki, “I’m happy to meet you. During I dubbed the voice, I was curious to know how Mr. Kuroki do with her voice. When I saw the work at first, I felt that life was given into Japanese version.” Kuroki, on the other hand, seemed to have a sense of closeness to Tsuchiya on the stage, as “I do not feel like I met you for the first time because in my roll I am in charge of teaching Felicity at the Opera.”

Tsuchiya talked about her invincible advantages as this work express Felissy’s mentally growth in finding her advantages for being a Ballerina. Tsuchiya thinks again and said, “I am very immature, so I can not success in any work, even if I decide to make it perfectly.” Rather I usually make a resolution that I have only this chance now, and do my best for it. This means that  I love the roles or works I encounter, and I cherish them more than anything else in myself. ” (This article is cited from here.)


Felissy with Tuchiya’s Voice
Hitomi Kuroki

Tsuchiya Tao dubs the Voice of Félicie to Japanese in Animation “Leap!”.


Actress Tsuchiya Tao(土屋 太鳳 ) revealed his first attempt to dubb a voice in the movie “Leap!” (original “Ballerina” , French / Canadian cooperation) published in August in Japan. Tsuchiya dubbed the voice of the main character Felissy who dreams of becoming a ballerina in Paris in 19th century. Tsuchiya herself also learned classical ballet and Japanese dance from the age of 3, and is currently majoring in dance science at the Women’s College of Physical Education of Japan.

“I think there is a unique technique of nuance and rhythm to dubbing foreign-film in Japanese, which is” the difficulty of applying Japanese language to movements and expressions in forien-films arising from different cultures and languages ​.” I think that it is a rhythm and technique nurtured among a lot of seniors in trial and error.In the beginning, it was overwhelmed me by its charm and difficulty, I was beat up, ”  Tsuchiya had a hard time while dubbing.

She also entered the entertainment industry by applying for an audition when she was the same age as Felicie at the age of 11 and said, “There was a part overlapped with Felicie. She was myself that I was close to the age at the start of acting. It was a really happy coincidence. I am much older than she, but I felt she was my older sister and her life overlapped my past experiences. I think that those who are aiming for a dream, a person who may be getting close to a dream could sympathize this work regardless of gender or age, ” she told the charm of this work. (This news is cited from here)

Tao Tsuchiya



Aoi You gives a voice to The Character in the Film “Pretty Cure Ala Mood Paris!”


It was revealed that Yuki Aki (悠木碧)will participate as a guest voice actor in theatrical animation “Movie Glitter ☆ Pretty Cure Ala Mood Paris! Memorable Millefeil!”.

Yuki is known for the animation “Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magica“. In this work she gives voice to Cook, who is a ghost of a pastry chew, posses in a recipe book. Cook is a character aiming to complete the ultimate sweets.

Yuki’s remarks:

When I heard the casting offer, I was surprised that I could not believe that I would act as a voice actor of PreCure. In front of the television to watch PreCure series, I always feel that I return to a child and supported the pretty cure, but at the time of recording, I had to focus my mind to the recording as an adults and professional in front of the microphone.

I fell in love with Cure Chocolat at first sight, and became a PreCure fan from this series.  It looks very lovely that everyone PreCures work hard, and now I love every PreCures!  I spend a wonderful time that I experienced in my childhood when I watch the series, and I get motivation “I will try again tomorrow!”

My Role “Cook” is sweet and cute, but it is a character like a bonbon sweet that has many tastes on after another. I am proud that I became a part of the wonderful work, I say to everyone, “Lets La ☆ Mix admiration and “happiness”! I will do my best to deliver it! (this article is cited from here)

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Hayao Miyazaki did not want to watch the work “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”.



Director Hiromasa Yonbayashi entered a special talk event on the animation film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” held in Tokyo on 22nd. And he confessed that “Mr. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, my teacher, did not see this work”.

According to Director Yonebayashi, “when I first decided to make this work, I reported to Studio Ghibli Director Hayao Miyazaki and Suzuki Toshio Producer, and they gave me inspiration that they could “be prepared for it”, and Director Isao Takahata described it  “interesting”.

Director Yonebayashi said, “Director Miyazaki said I do not watch this work, after having finally finished a new work and visiting Ghibli”. However, Yonebayashi also revealed that Miyazaki put words of appreciation for my best efforts on this work. Also, “Since the completion of the work was late for the delay, Mr. Miyazaki was worried and said to me that” Can you really finish it? “, So I am glad that I could report the completion successfully. ” He  showed the expression of relief.

“Nishimura producer showed his confidence of this work as it is started by Yonebayashi’s Motivation from his 20 years carrier in Ghibli. Yonebayashi also stated “I’ve made it very hard for two and a half years.” “In the movie, Mary loses its magical power on the way, but what kind of feeling helps her to stands up with at the time to move forward?, … please watch this movie and I will be happy, when you are encouraged to take a next step”, he added a comment as if he overplayed himself with Mary, and appealed the movie.

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