I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I am!
We have Wanna Gonna’s episode with CLAMP!!!
kira_chan1991 casually left me a comment in one of my posts, casually asking whether I had seen this video or not. And I not-casually answered to her that “OMG NO!!!” xD
For those of you asking what the hell I’m talking about, I’ll refresh your minds. This show was first aired on Japan early this year on February 25th. It features the show’s MCs going to visit CLAMP at their studio, where they produce a collaboration manga.
Back then, I had asked my friend who lives in Japan to rip it for me, but later I found out the show airs only on the region of Tokyo, so he couldn’t rip it for me (a month later he actually MOVED to Tokyo. Talk about lack of luck. But let’s put that aside XD).
Now, thanks to kira_chan1991, I was able to GRAB that video and make my life happier ^_______^
By the way, this is not the preview that I posted here some time ago, this is the W-H-O-L-E thing xD
The link kira_chan1991 gave me took me to a video-sharing japanese website, pretty much like YouTube, only MUCH more complicated and harder to navigate @_@ I had a really hard time to figure out how that site works, but even harder than that was to generate a video file out of the streaming video @__@ To start with not all computers play the videos from that website (I know, how crazy is that? XD). I tried in different computers and I got different results xD
Luckily enough, I could play both of them on the computer of my work with no problems. I succeeded!! XDD
I managed to get the source videos, but those turned out to be in FLV (Flash Video) format. I didn’t care, as long as I could watch it, everything was perfect ! XDDD However, I thought about you people and how it might be a bother for some to download a player that supports FLV format. So I tried to convert it.
That was unsuccessful of my part XD Yes, I tried with CinemaForge and many other famous FLV converter. I tried with at least 4 different kinds, none of them worked. I guess they must have used some unknown codec, I don’t know, all I know is that I tried with anything I could xD
So I decided I would just share the FLV format and recommend a software that plays it, but then it occurred to me that I know two people that could help me.
I’m sorry I wrote all that, but I wanted to tell where it came from, and not that it just “appeared”. There was a lot of people involved and I like to give them the proper credits.
That being said, I would like to thank:
– The kind japanese soul who uploaded the video on the video-streaming website in the first place (May God save them a place in heaven).
– kira_chan1991, of course, who told me about the existence of this video (bless her!!! *-*).
– clow_shirow-san and miyazawa_lulu-san for converting the videos to a friendly .avi format (that was so kind of you guys, thanks a lot!!).
Now, about the video (finally! XD):
The video is beyond cool! *-* We get to see Shouko-tan visiting CLAMP’s studio, and we see a lot of it, new angles and everything! XD
In the first part, we see CLAMP producing a Tsubasa chapter, the one Shouko-tan “assisted” xD I love Souko-tan’s reaction XDDDDDDD It’s pretty much how I would react XDDDDD I cracked up when Ohkawa told her she was going to help with the inking XDDD
The second part is about the production of their collaboration manga, Mahou Okimono Shoujo Shouko-tan. We see the entire process, the first ideas, Ohkawa’s script, Mokona’s storyboard and taking the pictures for the manga.
I highly recommend everybody to download it, specially if you would like to have a closer look to CLAMP as mangaka and their working process. Being CLAMP on TV (I mean, CLAMP ON TV!!!!) is already a good reason to download it XDDD
And what’s with the Brazilian songs? XDDDDDDDDD In two particular points they play some Brazilian songs, one in the moment they are introducing CLAMP’s mangas, and the other when Shouko-tan is showing herself off with the Okimono outfit (that one cracks me up so badly XDDDD). No, I had never heard any of those songs xDDDDDD
The video resolution is not that high, because it was taken from a video-streaming website, but the quality is very good.
A few screencaps:
Size: 105 MB (Part I + Part II).
File type: AVI.
Running time: 20 minutes approx.