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XXXHOLiC Rei – Chapter 55 (Updated)

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Japanese RAWs.
English translations.

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

XXXHOLiC Rei is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 9

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Japanese RAWs (thanks to Sakura84-chan!).
English translations.

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~ vol. 2 release date

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The March issue of Nakayoshi magazine is announcing that the second volume Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ will be released on April 1st.

This is the same day as Sakura’s birthday (as you know) and also the same day that the Sakura Festival 2017 will take place, with the anime cast members scheduled to attend.

Like volume 1, volume 2 will also have a limited edition going on sale simultaneously containing the following original goods:

  • Original postcard featuring the Syaoran and Sakura illustration from Chapter 2 title page.
  • Original badge set with one badge of 7 cm size and 3  badges of 5 cm size featuring the color illustrations published in Nakayoshi.
  • Original acrylic keychain sized 11 cm x 7,5 cm with new art drawn by CLAMP.

More info as they come!

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CLAMP x SOUND THEATRE XXXHOLiC exclusive goods announced

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The list of exclusive goods to be sold at the CLAMP x SOUND THEATRE XXXHOLiC live stage performance is up at the event’s official website.

As expected, the majority of them are based off the main visual drawn by CLAMP specially for the occasion. The highlights are listed below:

Official Pamphlet (CD included) – 2,500 yens.

32-pages pamphlet with performers’ profiles, comments, talk between Sayaka Ohara (Yuuko) and music director Yusaku Tsuchiya.

Comes with a CD with 3 previously recorded songs used in the live performance.

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PLAYBUTTON – 3,700 yens.

Contains the recording of the first day’s performance (January 27th).

To be sold only on the January 28th performance.

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XXXHOLiC Clearfile set (2 types) – 800 yens.

A set with two clearfiles with different front sides.

The back side has the same design for both.

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

XXXHOLiC Acrylic keychains – 2,000 yens.

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

XXXHOLiC Blanket – 2,000 yens

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

I think it’s nice that they are gonna record the first performance and release it in PLAYBUTTON. Hopefully we’ll be able to listen to it one day. And that blanket looks nice! That booklet package looks beautiful as well, and the keychains, and the clearfile. Oh dear, I want it all!

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 seventh week sales report

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On its seventh week after its release, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 fell to the 39th place in Oricon’s weekly ranking, selling an estimate of 14,574 copies.

The above numbers are for the regular edition. The Special Edition (mangaka set) did not appear in this week’s ranking.

Combining the sales for both versions, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 sold an impressive estimate of 419,041 copies overall so far!

Source: ANN.

It is unlikely that CCS Clear Card #1 will appear in next week’s ranking, but I hope I’m wrong. That doesn’t mean that it will stop selling, of course. It will keep selling, just not enough to appear in Oricon’s weekly top 50. Considering that it will keep selling during the next few weeks, and that we don’t know the limited edition’s numbers, it’s safe to assume that it will soon break the 500.000 mark. It’s also always worth mentioning that although Oricon is the most trustworthy and relevant ranking chart that we know of these days, most but not all bookstores and shops are covered by it, so that the numbers we have are only an estimate and it’s likely that it sold more than this.

Seven weeks is undoubtedly a long run, the longest run of a CLAMP manga since I started taking accounts of sales performance. I’m looking forward to see how the upcoming volumes will perform once they are release, and it’ll be fun to compare it with the previous volumes.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks (click on it for dynamic version):

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 sixth week sales report

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Sakura keeps conjuring her magic in Oricon’s charts!

Now on to its sixth week, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 climbed 3 positions in comparison to last week, landing on the 26th place in Oricon’s weekly ranking!

In terms of copies sold, however, the number was slightly less than last week’s, but still quite impressive considering it’s been six weeks since its release. That being said, an estimate of 23,894 copies were sold this past week.

The above numbers are for the regular edition. The Special Edition (mangaka set) did not appear in this week’s ranking.

Combining the sales for both versions, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 sold an estimate of 404,467 copies overall so far!

Congratulations for CLAMP and Card Captor Sakura for breaking the 400.000 mark in 6 weeks!

Source: ANN.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks (click on it for dynamic version):

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HiGH&LOW manga adaptation by CLAMP to begin serialization in Japanese Spring

news_header_highlow_clampThis week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine (released today in Japan) will officially announce the manga adaptation of the HiGH&LOW franchise by CLAMP.

The manga will begin serialization in the Japanese Spring in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha).

Source: Comic Natalie, HiGH&LOW official website.

In case you missed, check this post for more background info about CLAMP’s new project, a manga adaptation of HiGH&LOW.

I didn’t think CLAMP would ever draw weekly again after Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC — this latter is being published in a monthly basis despite being running in a weekly magazine.

Am I excited about this? Yes I am. Am I happy to have weekly or semi-weekly CLAMP fix? Hell yeah!