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13 February 2016 @ 10:47 am
Syao-matsu-san was clearly not enough for CLAMP: they now shared a picture of MokoMatsu-san in this tweet of the latest episode of their radion program! XD
They sure are having fun with these ^_^

Look for the differences!


A lot of artists drew something for the occasion of Good Smile Company Nendoroid 10th Anniversary event, and CLAMP wasn't missing! It seems like they drew nendoroid Sakura Kinomoto - battle costume

This is a screenshot I took, but you can watch the full video of it right here:

For their 10th Anniversary, GSC got a survey going on, and offer the possibility to the fans to vote for the next nendoroid.
It really takes a minute of your time! So please do it!

If you also want a nendoroid Syaoran Li to be released by GSC (or another Clamp character...), please do this survey: Good Smile Company Nendoroid 10th Anniversary event - Next Nendoroid Survey

Voting Period: 7th February 2016 - 15th February 2016 at 21:00JST

09 February 2016 @ 04:47 am

And since we are getting an CCS Animate Cafe, OF COURSE we are also getting goodies!!

Here goes the latest announcement about figures: the Color Collection DX by Movic, featuring Sakura, Tomoyo and Kero!

The release date is May 2016, and the pre-order period started on February 8th.
Preorder = Movic online shop(Japan only) and AmiAmi online shop (international)
Size = around 5cm (Kero around 3cm)
Price = 2500jpy + tax

I am buying! Or more like, I already pre-ordered them immediately after seeing them on Amiami teehee~
NONETHELESS, even though their costumes are quite emblematic considering this was the sweet/baking scene featured in the 3rd ending of the anime series, but it is still a shame they didn't make them at the image of the new illustration by CLAMP for the Animate Cafe event, since this is what it is all about.
09 February 2016 @ 04:30 am

So freaking adorable!! CUTEST illustration ever of Syaoran!! <3 Spinel and him are the best looking characters in this new illustration by far!

And now that I'm done fangirling, let's talk about what this is about: the title of the entry says it all actually, this is a collaboration between CLAMP, and more specifically their series Card Captor Sakura, and Animate Cafe, in commemoration of CCS's 20th Anniversary this year.
There is going to be all kind of food, drinks and desserts at the image of Sakura and Syaoran.
There is also going to be limited original goods you can only purchase in the Animate Cafe (damn! think about international fans!!)
There will also be "benefits" for the customers who order menus, I suppose it must be all sort of little goodies?

What is Animate Cafe?
Well, to begin with, Animate is a very popular and known national chain of stores selling all things manga and anime.
And they also run cafes: they are thematic, featuring decorations, food, cosplaying staff and limited edition goods from a particular manga/anime. The theme changes regularly, anywhere from one month to five months. Customers are happily able to enjoy the collaboration space, food, and services of the cafe. Since the collaboration changes often, the cafe is more like a theme park, offering customers a different experience each time they visit.


It will be held in 8 stores, starting from April 1st, Sakura's birthday:

"Animate Cafe Ikebukuro Fukuoka Tenjin"
April 1, 2016 (Friday) to May 29 (Sun)

"Animate Cafe Sendai Okayama"
June 1, 2016 (Wednesday) to July 29 (Fri)

"Animate Cafe Tennoji"
August 1, 2016 (Mon) - September 28 (Wed)

"Animate cafe shop in Kyoto."
September 1, 2016 (Thursday) - September 28 (Wed)

"Animate Cafe shop Ikebukuro, Shinjuku"
October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to October 30 (Sun)


ENTRY about it in Clamp's blog

08 February 2016 @ 07:23 am

Clamp made this illustration for the opening of Iwao Junko's live streaming show in Nico Nico Douga, entitled "Iwao Junko no Gannama!". The show premiered on January 26th, 2016.
The 2d episode has been scheduled to be aired on February 18th, 2016.
08 February 2016 @ 07:19 am
Satsuki Igarashi turned 46 yo today, February 8th, 2016.

This year it happened on the same day as the Chinese New Year, looks like she will have a lot to celebrate today!!

07 February 2016 @ 08:56 am
 ♪~♪ ヽ໒(⌒o⌒)७ノ ♪~♪ figures ♬♫♪ figuuuures ♫♬ figureees ♬♫ fiiigures  ♪~♪ ヽ໒(⌒o⌒)७ノ ♪~♪

It's WONFES 2016 right now in Japan! A very awaited events in which we get to see the latest releases and future announcements of mostly figures ^_^
And Card Captor Sakura was not missing to the event!

Here are the announcements by Good Smile Company:

FIGFIX Sakura Kinomoto - battle costume

Well, this one is not new, it was announced at least a year ago, and a non-colored prototype has been leaked a few months ago too. Nonetheless, this is our first time seeing the final painted product, which will be released in 2016, but no exact date was revealed yet. And they made it quite clear they are including this in the 20th anniversary event this year hahaha~

NENDOROID Co-de Sakura Kinomoto - battle costume - Kitten

This is NEW!! This is a new nendoroid of Sakura, with yet another of her most popular and known costume: kitty costume!!
I believe the image bellow is very likely the final fixed pose of this nendo co-de.

What is a nendoroid Co-de?

Nendoroid Co-de is a new addition to the Nendoroid series based on the theme of dressing-up characters! The figures have fixed poses and each come with four parts – the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes. Each of these parts can be swapped between characters allowing for all sorts of possibilities. The more you collect, the more dress-up options become available to you!

The name ‘Co-de’ comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word ‘coordinate’, as in clothes coordination.


SCALE FIGURE - Sakura Kinomoto - design by CLAMP!!

Aaaaannnnddd!! I left the biggest and most exciting news for the end: A NEW FIGURE based on CLAMP's design!!

There have been countless figures released this past years, and I have no doubt there are more to come beside the ones listed in this post, but this is THE first figure which is actually going to be designed by CCS creators: CLAMP!
I believe this is going to be THE figure which will arise the most expectations, ever, from the whole CCS fandom!
The only info given as of yet is that it's going to be a scale figure of Sakura, I'm not sure if this is to be expected for 2016 or not, but the only thing I can advise is: if you want this, start saving money N-O-W! This is not a little nendo or a figma, this is a scale figure = depending on how much work they put on it, and the scale (1/8th? 1/7th? 1/4th?), don't be surprised it this easily goes beyond 200usd. Don't say I didn't warn you guys!

EDIT: what it actually says on the picture bellow is "Sakura Kinomoto: Original Illustration Scale Figure".
From the tweet posted by gsc_kahotan, and from the "original" illustration, my personal understanding of this announcement was that it would be a new design by CLAMP.
Else, I sincerely do not see the logic behind it: that it's a character by CLAMP, originated from one artwork or another they made in the 90's, could have been said of all the CCS nendos and figmas released until now; no, actually, this could have been said of all the figures as a whole ever released to this day.

Still, in the doubt, it might very disappointingly end up being a figure based on an old illustration? EXTREMELY unlikely though.

And finally, I am asking again: where-is-Syaoran ?!
Which is why: please vote for it!!

Voting Period: 7th February 2016 - 15th February 2016 at 21:00JST

If you also want a nendoroid Syaoran Li to be released by GSC, please do this survey: Good Smile Company Nendoroid 10th Anniversary event - Next Nendoroid Survey

04 February 2016 @ 08:39 am

A cute doodle from CLAMP featuring Code Geass's Akito and MKR's Hikaru.
02 February 2016 @ 10:52 pm
... about Subaru,
who was drawn kinda female-ish with long hair, that was falling bound over his shoulder, sitting on porch dressed in a white kimono (probably his onmyouji outfit) and smiling!

I believe I've seen it on deviant.art once but I'm not absolutely sure on this.
I tried browsing through keywords I put in without luck.

please help find this pic!
[news from animenewsnetwork]

The March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is revealing on Wednesday that CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura manga is getting a "new project" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the manga. Details of the project will be announced on a later date.

Additionally, the issue announced that NHK's BS Premium will rebroadcast the Clow Card arc of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime in April, starting on April 6.


And so! Go on, go crazy, and place your bets! What is it going to be?!!
For once, I think we might actually be allowed to hope for something big! (and if it's not, and they played us, we are most definitely allowed to get real mad about it...)

EDIT: here is the announcement, and it seems to imply the upcoming project is somehow related to the rebroadcast of the Clow Arc in April.

01 February 2016 @ 04:18 am
CCS 20th anniversary edition ARTBOOK is now available for pre-order on amazon.co.jp right here: カードキャプターさくら 連載開始20周年記念 イラスト集

The price is 3888 jpy (around 30EUR-32USD)
It's release date is March 24th, 2016
There's going to be a total fo 144 pages.
The dimensions: 176 x 250 mm (B5)
The publisher is Kodansha.
As of now, and I doubt there will be any changes at this point: the only new illustration will be the cover of the artbook, and there will be new comments about the illustrations by Mokona. Other than that, this is a selection of artworks from 1998-2001. These artworks were personally selected by CLAMP as their favourites, from "Nakayoshi" magazine.

About the price, 3888jpy is actually expensive taking in consideration the prices of artbooks in Japan in general.
And no, I wouldn't go as far as saying that the price is shocking either or anything like that, but considering these are all illustrations from 20 years ago (= there are no exclusive, or unpublished materials) + the number of pages which is bigger than the 90's artbooks but nothing big either, I can only hope and guess the cost will be justified by a high quality book.

I pre-ordered it from amazon this morning, and for you to have an idea of how much it will cost: I live in Spain, and I will get it from Japan for 5990jpy (book + DHL express international shipping (I usually get my book in 3 days) + import fees)

EDIT: now available for pre-order on AMIAMI right here
30 January 2016 @ 08:16 am

Well, it seems like this is pretty much what the final title of this artbook will be: "Card Captor Sakura 20th Anniversary Illustration Colllection", a pretty straigh forward name hahaha~

It is now available for pre-order on Animate online store (Japan only) and the release date is MArch 24th, 2015.
Nonetheless, even if it can be pre-ordered right now, the price is still "undecided", which is kind of scary really: you are pre-ordering without knowing the cost, but then, it's only a book and it shouldn't be too bad...?
Beside that, there is no further information about this artbook, but in CLAMP no Kyoto Agaru Sagaru #17 – 2016/01/21, CLAMP talked about the artbook and answered some fans questions, so go and do take a look at the english summary in chibiyuuto's blog if you're interested!
24 January 2016 @ 06:12 pm
Nekoi Tsubaki's 47th birthday was this past January 21st, 2016, Happy Birthday to her!!! :D

Each time one of the members of Clamp have a bday, she usually makes a new little drawing showing off a chibi version of said member, including herself. But this time she did none of it, she only posted a tweet in which she thanked everyone who wished her a Happy Birthday ^_^

I'm not too sure what they had in mind when they drew this, or why was it part of a tweet about today's radio program, but these pictures of Syaoran with many different facial expressions is funny ^_^
Several of them makes me think of "Syaoron" from Holitsuba Gakuen XD

[click the thumbnail to enlarge the pic]

EDIT: Explanation, courtesy of clstmk ,thanks!!!: "there's an anime called Osomatsu-san (6 brothers as main characters) that airs right now and Miyu Irino, Seiyuu of Syaoran, is doing the voice of Todomatsu, the youngest brother. (The twitter has Syao-matsu-san (しゃお松さん), which is Syaoran x Osomatsu-san)"
From the looks of it, Clamp had fun making a 'Syaoran-matsu-san' ver. of the sextuplet ^_^

Ironically enough though, there *IS* a total of exactly 6 'Syaoran' in Clamp's universe:
1-Syaoran Li (card captor sakura)
2-Syaoran (the one from volume 01 of TRC, which is a clone of Tsubasa/Syaoran Li, created with magic by Fei Wang Reed)
3-Tsubasa (also 'syaoran') Li (TRC and TWC)
4- Syaoran Li (the one that got reincarnated and lead a whole new life in another world, Tsubasa's father)
5-Syaoran Li ( youngest twin, Holitsuba Gakuen)
6-Syaoron Li (eldest twin, Holitsuba Gakuen)
Talk about a shock!
Looking at it as a whole, it really feels like nothing happened in all 3 volumes @_@ Or is it just an impression? I certainly hope there will be more pages for the last 3 chapters at least!!
The other thing is that they didn’t resolve anything related to the previous season (TRC) which is what we were sort of expecting…
Now, the only hope in all this is that the new series' name actually have a subtitle of it's own: it's "Tsubasa World Chronicle" but it's also "Nirai Kanai Hen"...can we deduce from this that there will be more worlds explored in the future?
I suppose many questions will be answered depending on the last chapter...

Now, from chibiyuuto's blog entry:

The official website of Shonen Magazine SPECIAL has announced the lineup for its March issue (to be released on February 20th, 2016) and in it we learn that the next issue will publish the second-to-last chapter of Tsubasa – WoRLD CHRoNiCLE –.

The issue will have Tsubasa featuring the magazine front cover and a color opening page is also planned.

This means we have 3 chapters left for Tsubasa – WoRLD CHRoNiCLE –: the one that is out today and 2 more chapters.
Meaning it ends in March, and right with my birthday at that ^^;

Volume 3 shall be the final one for the Nirai Kanai hen arc.