Asmik Ace released today a new, one-minute long trailer for the XXXHOLiC live-action movie adaptation directed by Mika Ninagawa:
“Habit” performed by the band Sekai no Owari has been announced as the movie’s main theme song.
Moreover, a new official poster was announced:
Lastly, with the release of the new trailer and poster, the official website has been completely renewed, so make sure to check it out!
Source: XXXHOLiC_Movie twitter.
We get to see some of the clients in the trailer, such as “Misaki” (who is the lady with the habit of lying) as well as Spider Lady and the original character Akagumo. But we don’t get to see Neko Musume, Zashiki Warashi or any other clients (I think?).
It seems like there will be a lot of action taking place in Tokyo, as expected from Mika Ninagawa. You can see the iconic Shibuya 109 building in one of the scenes.
I am not sure if the theme song fits XXXHOLiC. I am not familiar with the band. Of course I would love it to be Suga Shikao the one performing the theme song, but I didn’t think he would be chosen.
The last scene in the trailer looks beautiful and perhaps it gives us an indication of how much from the original story the movie will cover.
The visuals look good. The trailer looks a bit too heavy on the CGI, but maybe they chose these scenes purposely for the trailer to cause an impact in the audience. It also feels very action-based, a bit too much for XXXHOLiC, but again, it might be the selection of scenes they picked.
All that said, the trailer did its job to make me wanna see the movie!