CLAMP BOOK #18 (CLAMP doujinshi) – Video Review

CALLING ALL SHURATO FANS!

The 18th doujinshi published by CLAMP is about one of the most popular shonen series from the late 1980s.

Did you watch Shurato too?

Check out the view review for CLAMP BOOK #18.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 45

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This chapter is available for free at CLAMP-FANS.com.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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CLAMP join Young Magazine 40th Anniversary celebrations

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Young Magazine (Kodansha) is celebrating its 40th anniversary and a series of celebratory events are planned.

A special website was launched today.

From August 29th to September 6th, an event will be held at Laforet Harajuku (Tokyo) as part of those celebrations. CLAMP have drawn a XXXHOLiC illustration (right), featuring Watanuki, with a message congratulating the magazine for its 40th anniversary. This illustration will be on display at the event, among other artists. A full version of the illustration can be seen at the special website’s gallery.

In addition, several manga artists that have been part of Young Magazine‘s history, including CLAMP, have collaborated on an over 10-meter long pannel illustration that shall be also on display at the event. This time, instead of Watanuki, CLAMP drew Yuuko for it:

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XXXHOLiC goods are also expected to be on sale at the event.

There is also going to be a special series of one shots, but CLAMP are not listed among the artists that will participate.

Young Magazine is the magazine that hosted the serializations of Chobits and XXXHOLiC.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Special Short Story 2

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© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

This chapter is available for free at CLAMP-FANS.com.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

This month we have yet another short story instead of a regular chapter. It’s again 6 pages long, just like last month’s, and it’s focused on Akiho, Kaito and Momo. It doesn’t add anything new to the main story, but it reinforces the fact that these 3 are really close to each other.

The main story (Chapter 45) will continue on the next issue of Nakayoshi, that should be available on August 1st on CLAMP-FANS.com. It will have color pages and Card Captor Sakura will feature the magazine front cover.

I can’t wait to see the continuation of the main story. We’ve been on hold for too long!

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Special Short Story 1

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© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

This chapter is available for free at CLAMP-FANS.com.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

Gentle reminder that this month we have a short story instead of a regular chapter. It’s 6 pages long and it’s focused on the teddy bears.

The next issue of Nakayoshi (July 1st on CLAMP-FANS.com) will have another short story. Originally we were supposed to have a break but fortunately we will have another short story instead of a break. Then on the following issue (August 1st on CLAMP-FANS.com) we will have the continuation of the main story with Chapter 45.

Friendly reminder that this schedule is due to the situation around COVID-19.

Hey at least we got to see the full illustration that was used in a recent Nakayoshi cover.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 44

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

This chapter is available for free at CLAMP-FANS.com.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #8 second week sales report

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The eighth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 33rd position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 32,789 copies sold in its second week of sales. Unfortunately this represents the worst second week sales for a Clear Card volume, out of all volumes released so far.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the top 50 ranking.

Once again, it’s worth keeping in mind that the pre-orders might have affected these low sale numbers.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and only sales from the week which they are covering alone, not taking account pre-orders. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Also, we now know the number of sales of special edition for week 1 thanks to user shari07. It sold 18,849 copies in its first week. I added these numbers to the count and updated the graph below with the accumulated sales. With that, the number of overall sales for volume 8 is an estimated 125,967. Once again, this is the lowest overall sales by week 2 for a Clear Card volume.

Source: iamZEON.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Sadly I am not confident about next week, given that it faced a huge drop between the last and this week.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #8 first week sales report

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© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

The eighth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 5th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 74,329 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the second lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume, only behind volume 2.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

Let’s keep in mind that the special edition sales might have affected these numbers and, more importantly, volume 8 was up for pre-order several months prior to its release date so it is likely that the orders for the special edition were spread across the many weeks before the release date. That is, of course, just a personal guess.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and only sales from the week which they are covering alone, not taking account pre-orders. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

It’s still early to know. Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 8.