The first one is an entry taken from Ageha Ohkawa's Private Board where she talks about the 2nd Season of the XXXHOLiC anime.
Just as was announced a couple of days ago at "TBS's Anime Festa" and on "CLAMP-NET.COM", a continuation of the "XXXHOLiC" TV animation is officially in the works.
The staff (and the cast, too, of course) is the same as before, which means we're able to work with Mizushima-kantoku [Mizushima Tsutomu, the director of the series/movie. "Kantoku" is like "supervisor".] and Yokote Michiko-san [script writer for the series] and all the rest of the XXXHOLiC team every day for the first time in quite a while.
There are probably a lot of rumors going around, but really, the scenario discussion has been going pretty smoothly. We don't have very much time, of course, but we seem to be moving quickly enough.
At least that's what we wish we could say.
But somehow, this second season is a little different.
First, on the day of our meeting to discuss the scenario, there was a typhoon.
Yokote-san was giving us the complete scenario in HD, when all of a sudden, there was a blackout. It turns out the breaker in our building went down (and everything that Ohkawa had gotten up to then was lost).
It's a little unsettling, really.
But everything's going to be fine!
After all, we've got Mizushima-kantoku on our team, and he's a tough one (even if he's actually a softy underneath it all). No phenomenon, no matter how random or how mysterious, is a match for Mizushima-kantoku!
Plus, once the after-recording starts, we'll have Oohara Sayaka-hime [Yuuko's voice actress], and her "princess/queen at the same time" (<--both of them fit her) power on our side, too!
Translation gently provided by iamsocool12345. Thank you, Jamie-chan! <3
Oh noes, she lost all her work, poor Ohkawa-sensei! At least I hope the new re-written scripts shall be even better than the ones she lost =/
And we see that the production is still at it's early stages, at the script-writing process. I would guess a tentative broadcast premiere for next April.
By the way, famitsu.com has the promotional illustration of XXXHOLiC's 2nd season (bigger than the one of PRODUCTION IG's page):
Read: For this season, expect A LOT of Watanuki/Doumeki interaction. The fangirls can die now xD
XXXHOLiC PS2 Game Torrent:
For the game lovers, specially the game-ripper lovers, miyazawa_lulu-san has found a torrent for XXXHOLiC ~ Watanuki no Izayoi Souwa, the XXXHOLiC game for PlayStation 2 released last Friday.
Thanks Lulu-chan! ^__^
Seishirou Sakurazuka... by Tsubaki Nekoi:
Nekoi has just posted on her Private Board a drawing that caught by eye to the point of wanting to share it here. It's a (great, not just a scribble) drawing of Seishirou Sakurazuka from Tokyo Babylon!
What do you think about it? I think it looks SO great! He has that Rikuou-ish air xD No, I don't mean Nekoi does Seishirou better than Mokona, that's not the point. The point is, it's so nice to see Nekoi drawing Mokona characters and vice-versa.
Prepare your wallets:
With the significant number of merchandises coming in the next months, a lot of people have been asking me about where to buy them. Here's a very humble list of some online stores that deal with dollars instead of yens:
CLAMP in WONDERLAND 1&2 1989～2006＜PRECIOUS BOX＞ - YesAsia | cdjapan
Tsubasa & XXXHOLiC 2008 Calendar - YesAsia
Tsubasa TOKYO REVELATIONS #1 - YesAsia
More stores carrying those items should appear the closer we are to their respective release dates. Keep an eye out for them. It's very easy to, just type the name of the product on Google and look for non-japanese stores carrying them. Or, if you don't mind japanese deliveries, there's a bunch of japanese stores accepting pre-orders of these items.