CLAMP BOOK #7 (CLAMP doujinshi) – Video Review

The video review of CLAMP BOOK #7 is here!

This is another CLAMP doujinshi about Yoshiki Tanaka’s works Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and Sohryuden.

Hope you like it!

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UPDATED: Clear Card volumes 7 and 8 to come with original Drama CDs

This month’s Animedia magazine is reporting that volumes 7 and 8 of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc volumes will both come with original Drama CDs written by CLAMP member Nanase Ohkawa.

The stories of the Drama CDs will be two halves of the same story — part 1 and part 2 — and they will take place right after the events of episode 22 of the TV Anime adaptation.

Thank you Cinzia/Sakura84-chan for this scoop!

UPDATE: In addition to the confirmation of what was just a rumor yesterday, we now have the info that the stories for both Drama CDs will take place right after the events of episode 22 of the TV Anime adaptation.

We also know the release date for Volume 7.

Volume 7: September 3 (Pre-order it on Amazon.jp).
Volume 8: To be announced (most likely around March/April 2020).

 

 

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #6 second week sales report

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

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

The sixth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped 4 positions, landing at the 13th positions in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 51,504 copies sold in its second week of sales.

The above numbers are for the regular edition, only. The Special Edition unfortunately did not appear this week at Oricon’s Top 30 and therefore, sale numbers for the Special Edition (Exhibit CD audio guide) are unknown.

Overall, volume 6 has sold an estimate of 186,541 copies in two weeks. It is neck and neck with the overall second week sales of volume 5, but still slightly smaller than the 192,699 copies sold by volume 5 on week 2.

These numbers represent the lowest overall sales of a Clear Card arc volume by the second week.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. 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):

Stay tuned to see if it will reappear in next week’s ranking! Fingers crossed.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #6 first week sales report

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

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

The sixth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 9th (regular edition) and 29th (special edition) positions in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 135,037 copies sold combined in its first week of sales.

The regular edition sold an estimate of 109,496 copies, while the special edition (with the Tokyo Exhibition audio CD guide) sold an estimate of 25,541 copies. Both editions sold together an estimate of 135,037 copies.

This is the first time since volume 3 that the special edition appeared in Oricon’s weekly ranking. For volumes 4 and 5, only the regular edition made it to the ranking.

These numbers represent the 4th best selling first week for a Clear Card volume, only behind volumes 1, 3 and 5 respectively. On the downside, they are slightly smaller than the first week of volume 5 regular edition alone (141,578 copies).

Out of curiosity, here are the first week sales of the 3 special editions that have appeared in previous rankings:

Volume 1 Special Edition (Mangaka set): 18,386 copies
Volume 3 Special Edition (OAD): 33,084 copies
Volume 6 Special Edition (Audio CD Guide): 25,541 copies

Therefore, volume 6 special edition had the second best first week sales, only behind volume 3 (OAD).

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. 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 a rather good, consistent first week sales for volume 6. It’s not very good that it’s still lower than the first week of Volume 5’s regular edition alone. However, the release date was April 3rd so it didn’t get a full week of sales exposure.

It will likely probably reappear in rankings for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!