Breaking news for Tsubasa fans!

It's been announced that a new "Tsubasa" series will begin on August 20th in Kodansha's monthly Magazine SPECIAL.


The series will be linked to the currently ongoing XXXHOLiC Rei series.

Special thanks to Newsmangajapon for letting me know!

I have mixed feelings about this. I am sure the community will be more than happy to see this news, but I wish CLAMP would just move on. The least I can do I hope we will now get all the answers that we didn't get in the first place.
The second volume of XXXHOLiC Rei, which was released today in Japan, is announcing that the 3rd volume of the series, to be released on August 20th, will come with an original audio drama. The drama's script will be written by CLAMP member Nanase Ohkawa.

The latest XXXHOLiC Rei volume also updates the number of "XXXHOLiC" volumes to 12.7 million copies sold to this date.


Source: ANN.

Looks like Kodansha is trying really hard to always bring a special bonus for each volume. This looks more interesting than the Blu-ray re-releases, though -- in my opinion!
29 January 2014 @ 09:50 am
The second volume of XXXHOLiC Rei will be released on April 23rd, says Kodansha.


Like volume 1, this volume will have a limited edition that will come with the original animations of XXXHOLiC Rou (2010) and XXXHOLiC Rou ~Adayume~ (2011) in Blu-ray format.

CLAMP will draw the Blu-ray jacket illustration and a XXXHOLiC-themed memo paper sheet will come as a bonus.

(not sure if the image above is from the cover of volume 2 or the Blu-ray jacket... probably the former).
11 December 2013 @ 11:06 am
Hey you all, I'm still alive! CLAMP, on the other hand, are not much alive these days.

There hasn't been much going on in the past months, that's why this LJ hasn't been updated in a while.

In the meantime, I strongly advise you all to follow either my Facebook page or my tumblr. I've been posting small little pieces of news over those two places.

I'm sure this scarcity of news is only temporary ;)
14 October 2013 @ 08:50 am
As previously announced, CLAMP will be in charge of drawing the illustrations for Nakamura Aki's debut mystery novel called 〜Logic Lock Festival〜Tantei-goroshi Paradox.

Last weekend, the key visual of the novel's main character was revealed on a poster signed by Nakamura Aki and CLAMP.

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The book will be released on November 14.

I was hoping the characters would have a less teenager and more adult look.

What did you think? =)

01 October 2013 @ 08:04 am

CLAMP will be in charge of drawing the illustrations for Nakamura Aki's debut mystery novel called 〜Logic Lock Festival〜Tantei-goroshi Paradox.

The book will be released on November 14 by publisher Seikaisha, under its Seikaisha FICTIONS label. On October 12, the book's key visual will be revealed in a special poster signed by CLAMP and Nakamura Aki to be on display at Machi Asobi.

More info at

• XXXHOLiC Rei/Drug & Drop

On other surprising news, Drug & Drop #2 will be released on October 23, on a simultaneous release with XXXHOLiC Rei #1. Check the covers below:

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To celebrate the simultaneous release of both works, there will be a special campaign held at the Animate shops where postcards featuring the cover illustrations will be given as a bonus to purchasers.

• Card Captor Sakura

ARIKA announced today on its Facebook page that the Card Captor Sakura and the Mysterious Card mobile game will terminate its services on December 12 of this year. The game was first introduced in December 2012 and CLAMP has been providing monthly new illustrations for this it. You can check the new illustrations that CLAMP did for the game so far in this gallery.
27 August 2013 @ 07:54 am
CLAMP's official website, CLAMP-NET.COM, has officially re-opened today!

The website has a "Schedule" section, listing the upcoming events and releases, and a "Blog" section, with posts from the CLAMP members.

It looks very simple, content-wise, and it doesn't fully cover all of CLAMP's vast portfolio, focusing mainly on their main list of works. I hope the website will grow with time.

CLAMP has also launched their official Facebook page, hurray!

The new website was designed by vanillate. The clay dolls that appear throughout the website were designed by Miro-san.

So it's finally open!! I'm looking forward to see what the website will offer us =)
The special chapter of GATE 7 will be published in tomorrow's issue of JUMP Live, according to the magazine official website.

JUMP Live is a digital magazine and at least for iOS users, you need a Japanese Apple account to download the app.

Jump Live app on the Japanese Apple Store.

Updated: You can find RAW japanese scans from the chapter here.
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13 August 2013 @ 08:05 am
As part of the "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2013", a CLAMP art exhibition to be held in Kyoto has been decided. The exhibition will run from September 6 to 8 at the Kyoto Computer Gakuin, in Kyoto.


Original illustrations from Magic Knight Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura, Tsubasa, GATE 7 and XXXHOLiC Rei will be on display, as well as the illustrations that CLAMP did for the Card Captor Sakura mobile game and the serialized novel, Haken Anime!.

There will also be screenings of the anime adaptations of
Magic Knight Rayearth and Card Captor Sakura with special guests such as Naomi Tamura, Sakura Tange, Kumai Motoko and Junko Iwao.

Admission fees: 900 yens for advanced purchases; 1000 yens on the days of the event.

Below is a very decent version of the new illustration that CLAMP did for the "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2013":


Click to enlarge it.

Source: comic natalie.

Very nice tip if you're in Kyoto around that time ;) I hope there will be pictures of this.
The latest chapter of XXXHOLiC Rei announced that the first volume of the series will have a limited edition that will come with the original animation of "XXXHOLiC Shunmuki" in Blu-ray format. The animation was originally released in 2009 in DVD (OAD).


Image source: clampProject.

XXXHOLiC Rei #1 will be released on October 23rd. You can watch the trailer of the first part of "XXXHOLiC Shunmuki" here.

More details as they come! I hope CLAMP gets to draw a new cover art =)

Update: Kodansha's XXXHOLiC portal site has more information about the release.

Apart from the remastered version of "XXXHOLiC Shunmuki", the Blu-ray will also come with the the first episode of the XXXHOLiC TV Drama. A special postcard will be included as well. This limited edition will go on sale for 5,250 yens.
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