x_reggg-san took pictures of her copy of CLAMP Newtype PASTEL, in which included the first official pictures of the CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 music video. I asked for her permission to re-post them here (thank you very much, reg-san ^^).
I confess that my first impression was “This looks UGLY!”, I was expecting way more than that. I don’t know what in it makes me feel that way, but it is a bit weird, isn’t it? Kobato is looking a bit dull, Watanuki’s eyes are brown when it should be blue… Yuuko’s eyes are weird as well (just the eyes, though). I also thought the way they colored looks too artificial to me, kinda plastic, I don’t know XD I really don’t like anime pics, maybe that’s the reason.
Not everything is bad, though, the Gouhou Drugs guys are very good, they were the ones I liked the most, specially Kazahaya ^__^
These are like, the paper sheets containing the animation drawings, it’s a step ahead of the storyboard, since the drawings are more detailed. Basically, it’s pretty much how the actual clip will look like.
In opposition to the colored pic, I really liked the drawings, they look really nice.
In the top left frame, we can see Hikaru fighting a giant Mokona xD
Beside, there’s Yuuko, Maru, Moro and Watanuki on what appears to be Yuuko’s yard, conjuring something since we can see her magic symbol on the ground.
More to the left, we see a shot of the Green Drugstore, with Rikuou and a very surprised Kazahaya as he sees the two Mokonas jumping across the drugstore.
Underneath, on the left, there’s a shot of Kazuhiko and Suu looking up. On the right, Hikaru, Umi and Fuu with their mashin.
Bellow, there’s Sakura of CCS with her primary staff, getting surprised as well with the two Mokonas.
Bellow, we can see Syaoran and Sakura from TRC, flying above a dragon (I think). Their clothes look pretty cool !
Bellow, all we can see is what appears to be a leg of a mashin? Or Hikaru’s leg (Angelic Layer).
Beside, on the left, the mechanical birds of CLOVER. Real nice.
On the left, I couldn’t recognize anything xD
Above, really cool shot of Suu showing her wings. Looks good. Beside it, on the left, there’s two frames, one with the title “CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2″ (will be probably shown at the beginning, just like the first one) and another with what seems to be butterflies? Or any other flying creature.
Above, a very simple shot of Kamui. I liked the shoulders, similar to CLAMP’s latest style.
Above and on the center, Kobato with her umbrella and Ioryogi. I also really liked this shot, the style looks really good.
A new and excellent information was announced in the article, it says CLAMP did the storyboard for it, just like they did (actually, Mokona) for the first one ! They said they had to cut a lot of things otherwise the number of characters would be bigger than 100 ^^”
I couldn’t be happier with this news, because only CLAMP know how to merge one series with another perfectly, and I just love when they get involved with their anime. Now I just hope we’ll soon find out that Ohkawa wrote the lyrics for the songs, too.
Now that we’ve seen the scans, we can understand why the person from which I found the source for my previous post said that only those series would be on the video. However, I don’t think it means Chobits and the others are really out. Better, maybe they are really out, but we still shouldn’t consider it as a real fact. Maybe the layout of the pic, the way it’s structured, unfortunately ended up letting out those series. These are the “confirmed” ones, but maybe there will be more later.