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Yuko receives an invitation for the opening of an auction from a mysterious unknown sender. Likewise, fanatical collectors are summoned to an old mansion whose owner doesn't make an ... See full summary »

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Sayaka Ohara ...
Yûko Ichihara (voice)
Jun Fukuyama ...
Kazuya Nakai ...
Shizuka Doumeki (voice)
Shizuka Itô ...
Himawari Kunogi (voice) (as Shizuka Ito)
Kazuko Kojima ...
Maru (voice)
Hisayo Mochizuki ...
Moro (voice)
Mika Kikuchi ...
Mokona (voice)
Miyu Irino ...
Syaoran (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Tomoyo (voice)
Keiko Matsuo ...
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Ryôka Yuzuki ...
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Taiki Matsuno ...
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Naomi Kusumi ...
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Takurô Kitagawa ...
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Daisuke Hirakawa ...
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Yuko receives an invitation for the opening of an auction from a mysterious unknown sender. Likewise, fanatical collectors are summoned to an old mansion whose owner doesn't make an appearance. One after another, each collector disappears and a number of other strange occurrences happen during the night. The questions of what exactly it is that's being auctioned and who the owner of the mansion is must be solved in order for Yuko and Watanuki to get to the bottom of this. Written by Anonymous

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Clamp Double Feature: xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream  »

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Released in the U.S. as a double feature with Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages (2005). See more »

Quotes

Yûko Ichihara: I'm flattered to know you think so highly of me.
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Spin-off Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005) See more »

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Sanagi: The Theme from xxxHOLiC the Movie
Written and Performed by Shikao Suga
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A really good representation of the manga, though I think it would help if you know the manga to see the film.
31 August 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Yuko is hired by the owner of a home who can not get get into the house she owns. So with Watanuki and Doumeki in tow she goes to visit the house where several collectors are staying for their mysterious host to appear so that they can add to their collections. This is a very strange tale that slowly builds as it goes on as things are found not to be the way they appear and it all to be operating with some form of Dream logic.

Mixing a variety of styles in animation this is a visually beautiful program that captures the some of the themes nicely while remaining true to the look and feel of the Clamp art work that is its source. The story slowly builds a sense of dread that remains through out even if you can guess some of what is going on. In its way it manages to be creepier than the manga ever was.

The only real flaw is that there is no character development. There is an assumption that you'll know who the characters are and what their relationship to each other is. The need to know stuff coming in is especially true with Doumeki, who is a rival for the affections of a young girl with Watanuki, but is also a friend and priest with mystical abilities, something that is not revealed until a good ways into the manga story line.

I really liked this movie a great deal. Its probably better as a horror film than as a perfect representation of the manga, but as comic to film transfers go its pretty good. Definitely worth seeing if you're a fan of the manga or Clamp or anime. ALso worth a shot if you like good thrillers of any sort.

FYI- This series runs parallel to Clamp's Tsubasa Chronicle, and a cross over to that TV series can be seen towards the close of the film where Yuko is helps someone far away.


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