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31 December 2016 @ 10:18 am
CLAMP tweets their greetings...




CLAMP also used their instagram account to spread the Happy New Year message, but LJ doesn't like the embedded image. Click below to see their post.





ETA:
A tweet from the CCS twitter account. And the CCS Newspaper Volume 2 is up at the website.

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30 December 2016 @ 08:44 pm
Highlights from 2016, the year of Cardcaptor Sakura products (again). Which 2016 releases were your favorite?



Manga stats:
xxxHOLiC Rei reaches chapter 54.
Tsubasa World Chronicle: Nirai-Kanai Arc finishes up.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc debuts and reaches chapter 8.

Anime stats:
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled finishes its release on blu-ray.



Other:
Many, many Cardcaptor Sakura-related products were released or available for preorder plus a few Rayearth and xxxHOLiC goods.

Coming up in 2017:
Cardcaptor Sakura's movie back in theaters.
Code Geass re-released in a compilation film trilogy.
Non-Sakura figures like Syaoran, Yue, MKR's Umi and Fuu.
CLAMP's involvement with the Kabukibu anime.

Coming up later in 2018:
Cardcaptor Sakura's new season of anime.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection anime project.

Please follow @clampnews for the most up-to-date CLAMP news tweets. Follow @code_geass_me for Code Geass news.
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29 December 2016 @ 10:43 am

Nakayoshi February 2017 issue (release date: december 29th) in which is published the 8th chapter of the new Clear Cards arc of CCS, included as an appendix something that many of you must know about since it's been very popular lately: colouring for adults. Well, not sure about the 'adults' part since this is a manga drawing gifted in a teenager magazine hahaha~
They also included 7 pens.

The illustration is actually the full version of the cover of the January 2017 issue of Nakayoshi:





It's really nice to see the full version of the artwork, even in black and white, since the Nakayoshi's covers are always full of texts and pics, so appreciating CLAMP's artworks underneath it all is complicated to say the least ^^;
 
 
28 December 2016 @ 11:49 am


CLAMP is finally on instagram @clamp_4_official (yes, there's a misspelling)... (update: LOL, they fixed the misspelling)
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26 December 2016 @ 06:41 am
On the February 2017 issue of Young Ace (release date: december 31st), the magazine in which Drug And Drop is published (allow me to laugh here...), we got a cover in which all the mangakas participated (for the 100th anniversary of the magazine), CLAMP included: so you can see a new little illustration of D&D on the very top (Kazahaya alone).
It also seems like there is a QUO card, but it's unclear to me whether it is a gift included in the magazine, or if it something you must apply for.

source: twitter

 
 
 
21 December 2016 @ 08:23 am
xxxHOLiC fans from Kyoto Shiki...looks like they are sold out already.


CCS hairpins and bracelets from Aerl....


..and Sakura book for preorder.

 
 
19 December 2016 @ 09:27 am


Well, this is unexpected: I honestly didn't think we would get Fye and Kurogane ^_^
Ultimately, the covers of caracter and story chronicle complement each other: it would be nice to have the full group illustration inside, as a mini poster!

I remind you that Tsubasa SToRy CHRoNiCLE will be released on December 31st in Japan~
 
 
This is the CLAMP Q&A which was published in the newly released Tsubasa Caracter Chronicle.

That's a very interesting interview, which I definitely recommend you to read, right HERE.

BIG THANKS to Panicle for her translation and for sharing this with the fandom! :D
 
 
09 December 2016 @ 12:37 pm
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The jewelry and accessory company, wargo nippon, now has a line of Cardcaptor Sakura accessories. They previously released xxxHOLiC-themed items of which a few are still available on the website. Check out their website for more information.
 
 
08 December 2016 @ 06:09 pm

Tsubasa Illustration Chronicle was released a few days ago in Japan, on December 2d.
It was presented as a 'mini artbook', with exact the same dimensions as the manga volumes and 68 pages.
It doesn't have a dust cover and the only new artwork is the cover of the book.

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Well, my opinion is simple and clear: I do not consider this as an artbook per se, but more like as a complement to the manga volumes > as you know,the tankubons do not have any color pages inside, so I think of this book as an extra volume with all the illustrations we would have liked to see inside the manga.
And as such, it's pretty nice to own, I'm really happy to own it :)

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The TWC illustrations inside are:
-3 covers of the manga volumes
-2 covers of the bluray included in the special edition of vol 1 & 2
-1 cover of the case of the PlayButton included in the special edition of vol 3
-4 covers of the Shounen Magazine Special issues in which TWC was published
-1 illustration of a clearfile given as a gift with an issue of shounen magazine special
-12 color splashes for the chapters themselves.
For a total of 23 illustrations of the Tsubasa World Chronicle series, as announced.

Now, what is to say about the illustrations from TRC?
Pretty much nothing, to be honest... They chose random artworks from the TRC series: some are covers from the Deluxe edition, some are covers from the regular edition, some are color pages from the chapters etc... all in all, those are all known pictures that were already all compiled in the 2 artbooks released years ago.

What actually pleased me, surprisingly, were the black and white chibis we got in the very last pages: chibis of the characters as waiters, original drawings of chibis used to make keychains/photo frame which were sold last year, and the little chibis that are actually the cover of a tumbler that could be won if you participated to a game included in one of the shounen magazine special.

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Interesting fact: the mini poster included in Tsubasa Caracter Chronicle features the front cover of this Illustration book ^^ So, if you want the textless clean version of this new cover art, you need to purchase the Caracter book too...
 
 
 
02 December 2016 @ 08:11 pm
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I think there were preorder ticket sales back in October, but this is general sales. (whatever the difference may be). This is the xxxHOLiC stage event featuring the anime seiyuu.
 
 
02 December 2016 @ 06:09 pm
For the ones of you are not following, or simply forgot, we got 3 new releases today, december 2d, in Japan:
-Card Captor Sakura Clear Cards arc volume 1: regular and special editions
-Tsubasa Illustration Chronicle
-Tsubasa Caracter Chronicle

All 3 are of the exact same dimensions as you can see, which is a disappointement for the artbook...



Where to order them? (for international fans)

Card Captor Sakura CC arc vol01

Regular Edition: CD Japan | Amazon Japan
Special Edition: CD Japan | Amazon Japan

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CD Japan:
Tsubasa CARACTere CHRoNiCLE
Tsubasa ILLuSTRaTION CHRoNiCLE

Amazon Japan:
Tsubasa CARACTere CHRoNiCLE
Tsubasa ILLuSTRaTION CHRoNiCLE

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Today, Animate announced the releases, on April 22d, 2017, of these 4 deadly adorable pink and green Sakura and Syaoran bears: the little 12cm version of Sakura and Syaoran for 1080jpy each (which is actually a re-release, their first release was in April 2016), and two 30cm Sakura and Syaoran bears for 4104jpy each, those are new. We can argue though, that similar bears (but slightly smaller, and not exactly the same appearance) were once prizes in the CCS Animate Lottery.

The pre-orders already started, and ends on December 18th, 2016. Careful though, their stocks are limited, so the pre-orders might end before that date.



 
 
29 November 2016 @ 09:48 am





The whole set of stickers is sold for 240jpy (1.99usd) and can be used in the LINE app.
Unfortunately, this seems to be reserved to Japan only. It's interesting to see there are many others anime/manga stickers sets available worldwide though. But as far as I know, not many people use LINE to communicate outside of Asia...?
 
 
28 November 2016 @ 12:06 pm

"Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection" takes place several years after "Zero Requiem" plan

Sunrise announced at the Code Geass 10th Anniversary event on Sunday (November 27th) that the franchise is getting its "next project" as well as a three-part compilation anime film series. Below is the visual announcing the next project:

The next project is a sequel titled Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection), but the announcement did not reveal the format of the project. The story takes place several years after Lelouch's "Zero Requiem" plan. Sunday's event featured a teaser promotional video with Kallen, Jeremiah, Suzaku Kururugi, and other characters. The staff also stated [Spoilers, highlight to read: Lelouch himself from the previous anime, and not an alternate dimension version or clone, will be in the new project.]

The three-part film series will recap all 50 episodes of the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series and the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 sequel series. The cast are re-recording all their lines for the films, and the films will include new scenes. The first film will open in 2017.

Fans who had received tickets and an invitation to Sunday's "Kiseki no Anniversary" event decoded a possible secret code within the invitation that read "Rebirth of the Demon." Bandai's Anime Channel service will stream the event in Japan starting on December 23 at noon, followed by a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release on April 21, 2017. The home video release will include a digest video of the event's stage performance, a picture drama that debuted at the event, a new Fukkatsu! Kiseki no Baba Gekijō short, and the promotional video that announced the new project. Below is the package art by character designer Takahiro Kimura:



source: animenewsnetwork
link: codegeass official twitter account


Needless to say for us Clamp's fans: we are definitely looking forward their contribution to this new project! I am expecting new illustrations!
 
 
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The cover of the first tankouban is above. It will be released December 2nd.

And close-up of the limited edition extras.