CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 Review

Time to talk about CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2, in details. After so much waiting (more than a year), we can finally watch it over and over again and pay attention to little details.

I took 66 screenshots, and I wanted to take more but I thought that, for a review, 66 was more than enough.

It’s behind the cut!


Before I start it, everybody should go and read ozaka_tomoe-san’s review of the 248-pages Bible Booklet that came with PRECIOUS EDITION. The booklet is too big to be scanned (I think nobody will scan that thing, ever xD), but she described how the original storyboards of CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 1 and 2 look like and, therefore, how the videos were supposed to be according to CLAMP. I suggest everybody to take a look, in particular those who weren’t happy with this part of that part.

The title screen. I liked the big impact, and the surroundings look so pretty!

Once again, such a pretty scene! The fact that it’s Spring makes it even prettier (of course it’s Spring xD) Right after this moment Maru (or Moro, can’t remember right now XD), gets a little bit of Sakura petals from the floor and throws them in the air X3 Small and nice detail.

Yuuko is reading here her favorite manga Magic Knight Rayearth. The cover is not quite the same, but xD

I just loved that the pages actually exist in the real manga, just loved it! In fact, I loved the concept of the video (the Mokonas traveling across the different CLAMP’s mangas), it just suits very well, and it works like a storyline behind the video.

But let’s return to the screenshot. You can see the original pages taken from MKR Volume 1. The right page is upside-down, though, how come nobody noticed that? XD And by the way, Mokona pointing the book, as if saying “We want to go here X3”, was totally adorable xDDDDDDD

What’s with the gray eyes? O.o And the little back-packs were completely useless since they stay when the Mokonas leave. Cute, but useless xD

This is the “kind look” the Japaneses kept talking about canon_4_life-san. Kind enough for you? xD

PRETTY! *-* Her magical movements were also pretty and they were synchronized with the song ^^

XXXHOLiC overall: It works great as the first CLAMP work to appear. The character designs look good, but I think it lasted too long (50 seconds just for XXXHOLiC, in a 4-minutes long video, is too much IMO xD)

UMI LOOKS PREEEETTY! I wanna marry her xDD

HIKARU LOOKS PREEEETTY! I wanna marry her too xDDDD

FUU LOOKS PREEEETTY! I wanna marry the three of them xDDDDDDDDDD

I don’t want to marry Rayearth, but it looks AWESOME in CG *-* I have to say, though, that I think it spun about for too long xD Just one spin was good enough xD

Magic Knight Rayearth overall: God, Madhouse did such fantastic versions of Umi, Hikaru and Fuu! They look gorgeous! But unfortunately, I think the MKR segment was way too short. Blink and you miss it! Apparently, CLAMP’s original version was longer.

I just love that they drew Kobato and her many funny faces xD They are part of her character and they look great here.

I want Kobato’s anime by Madhouse.

Kobato. overall: Loved the fact that she’s falling with her umbrella, loved the SDs, but it was too short and a little confusing. The part with Kero and Suppi, you have to watch it twice to understand what happens. All you can see it’s an explosion but you can’t really tell it comes from Ioryogi at first, or why they are fighting. Also loved that her umbrella gets burned and she falls xD

This part is probably the one I hated the most XDDDD It’s completely random and without any purpose. The characters are just… there, and they are so far away! We’ve seen Mokona’s close-ups already, they could put the Mokonas on the background and the characters on the foreground.

I was very disappointed with this scene and I couldn’t believe Mokona had done it, but then I find out that that wasn’t her original idea, and blimey, her original idea is sooo much better! *-* Chunyan catches Kobato when she’s falling, that’s so perfect! Instead of two separated scenes, we have a continuity between scenes. The reason why Madhouse chose to not do what Mokona drew is unknown to me.

MKR Mokona! And Mokona goes Mekyo! xD Once again, I prefer Mokona’s original idea (yes, I used the word “Mokona” three times to talk about three different beings XDDDDD)

20 Mensho ni Onegai!!, Shirahime Syo and Shin Shunkaden overall: Lame xD We can barely see their faces and their scene is completely useless xD

This is all that we got from Wish u.u It’s adorably cute but too short compared to what Mokona had planned.

Wish overall: … Well? Do I have to say anything at all? xD

I love the opposite faces of Sumomo and Kotoko here xD

The Mokonas wearing Chii’s ears was a cute detail xD

CD? xD Cute xD

Whether you like Chobits or not, you have to admit this shot is pretty *-*

Another “Blink and miss it!” moment xD It was a good idea to use CLAMP characters for the scene transitions, though.

Chobits overall: Great character designs, but the sequence was too big (almost 30 secs!).

Ashura looks so pretty here! And he dances according to the music, it’s great xD

The transformation! xD This is another “Blink and miss it!” moment, they should have shown adult!Ashura’s pretty-ness for a second more.

Another one of Ashura, because he’s very pretty and his screen time was too short xD

The RG Veda gang X3 They also show up according to the song beat xD I thought this scene had such an early 90’s feeling xD I think it was on purpose.

Random moment, and apparently this scene was originally planned for CIW1. We can read there “mount of potato”, a reference to the meaning of CLAMP’s name. But who is “Asahi”? O.o Nobody at the staff has that name… unless they mean Asahi Hinata? xD

RG Veda overall: Pretty and short sequence, goes according to the music xD

Waaaah, look at this colorful scenery! *-* The Green Drugstore looks completely amazing! I want Gouhou Drug’s anime by Madhouse.

Hinata and Asou-sensei! They weren’t supposed to appear here according to Mokona’s original storyboard, but for the first time I liked the change here ^^ It fits very well.

The frog is in the detail because I liked it XD

I want Gouhou Drug’s anime by Madhouse.

Again, look at this scenery!!! It’s so detailed and gorgeous! X3 Look at the graffiti! Loved it.

In the detail, Green Drugstore’s mascot xD

At first I confess that I didn’t like this “stop motion” animation in this sequence, but later I got used to it, and now I like it and even think it suits well here ^^

I want Gouhou Drug’s anime by Madhouse.

Gouhou Drug and ‘Suki. Dakara Suki’ overall: Loved it! One of my favorite moments. Pretty scenery, small details and pretty people in funny moments xD

This looks gorgeous! Pay attention to Subaru’s green gloves X3

Hokuto is having a great time while Subaru is actually scared, perfect! xD And I love the black smoke coming out of Seishirou xD

Another pretty shot. I love that Seishirou looks disappointed xD

Tokyo Babylon overall: Funny, pretty but extremely short (8 seconds!).

Icchan! The same thing I said about Kobato applies to Misaki. She has 98455 different kinds of SDs, so I’m glad they drew her like that xD

Oh, I loved the fight, soo fast! Hikaru’s movements are great.

Angelic Layer overall: Great speed, great animation, but I wish they could have shown more characters and less Angels xD

Gorgeous!

Now, I thought this part was very confusing… like the continuity has been compromised. One frame we see Mokona with a tiny gadget in it’s hand and the other frame the tiny gadget suddenly grows into a huge one!

Not to mention Lan and Gingetsu who seem to appear out of nowhere xD (Again, in Mokona’s original storyboard, we could see their front). Such a shame, I wanted to see Lan and Gingetsu u.u

They barely came and they’re already leaving xD

CLOVER overall: Pretty, but it looked a little out of place.

Kamui looks so good! Look at the hair X3

Kamui gets teary xDDDDDD Aw look at Yuzuriha and Arashi *wants* And the CCD boys only made it to an advertise u.u And to think that in the Original Storyboard by Mokona® we could see the whole table with all the Dragons u.u

Fuuma is one of the few characters that look completely off.

The Okonomiyaki restaurant XDDDD I thought it would be interesting to take a screenshot since we can barely see it before it gets blown away XDDD Looks pretty, doesn’t it?

Kotori!!! *is surprised* She didn’t make it to the first one but CLAMP added her in the second one xD Yuzuriha has cat ears and Sorata looks like nothing happened xD

Kakyou looks random and Miyuki-chan dyed her hair xD

Why do the X characters must ALWAYS be blown away in CLAMP IN WONDERLAND? xD It even looks like they got used to it by now xD

X, CCD and Duklyon overall: The timing was good (20 seconds), but there should be more Dragons. Pity CCD and Duklyon only made it to advertisings ^^”

Why is Sakura’s magic circle appearing if the staff is Clow’s? O.o The card is also Sakura’s. Well, CLAMP drew the storyboard, they knew what they were doing, I think xD

The picture says it all xD

Card Captor Sakura overall: Great sequence! The characters look very cute (just like the TV anime!). And the fact that it shares the same sequence with TRC makes it even juicier.

I like this view.

And this one too. I liked the clouds.

Using that calendar picture as a model was a very good idea.

Pretty!!!

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O___o xDDDDDD

Is that… Fei Wang’s hiding spot? xD Or maybe Shurano’s castle (hence Shurano is in the next screenshot)?

Tsubasa overall: Loved it! I repeat that choosing that calendar illustration as a basis was a very good idea.

Since the last CLAMP work they visited was Tsubasa, they come out of a Tsubasa manga (with accurate pages! X3).

Best way to end CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2, absolutely fantastic! X3 And Yuuko has her own manga in her storage room XDD

Ending:

The little monkey points to Ioryogi, I loved it xD Does anyone know the name of that monkey?

Cute! XD

Who’s Pochi? O.o The monkey? xD

The picture says it all xDDD May CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 3 come! xD

Overall overall (XD): Well, I liked it really much, I loved it, actually! There were a few negative points, yeah, as I have pointed out, and it would have been even better if they were faithful to Mokona’s Original Storyboard®, but I think that it was mostly very well-produced.

Top-quality animation, the kind of animation that makes me want all CLAMP mangas to be animated by Madhouse. This video only reassures the fact that they are the best animation studio for CLAMP. It’s a beautiful homage to CLAMP and their works, very well-done!

I can’t wait for CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 3, maybe some 10 years from now xDDDDD I only ask it to be at least 10-minutes long, just for the OP XD

Please feel free to share your thoughts about it! I’m curious to know them ^^

102 thoughts on “CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 Review

  1. The comment about Asahi… I heard it’s a very (extremely) popular Beer in Japan. Maybe the company sponsored some of the making of the movie? Or the CLAMP girls like Asahi beer? …

    Lol, that’s just stretching it xD

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    • Oh yeah, the asahi beer, I’ve heard of it. But as far as I know they weren’t involved in the production of CIW2 O.o

      >Or the CLAMP girls like Asahi beer?

      That’s likely xD

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  2. Thanks for the review, I wished there was more WISH in it and not just a chibi Kohaku, but I guess WISH had its own music video. Although this one had more characters that I like, I preferred the first one. Or maybe I was visualizing something completely different. Mokona’s storyboard seemed a lot better, but maybe they did those cuts due to budgeting… less characters to animate, less expensive.

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  3. The monkey was supposed to be Hokuto’s Shikigami in the early project. Pochi is the nickname Seishiro suggested to Subaru when he faced the partyline girls. Lovely review and thanks for pointing out some details I missed!

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    • I knew about the Monkey being Hokuto’s shikigame but I didn’t know about Pochi XDDD Is this in Tokyo Babylon? It’s been ages since I last read it, I wouldn’t remember such detail, ever.

      Thanks for claryfing it ^-^

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      • Yep. In TB Subaru needs a nick and Seishiro suggested Pochi. I don’t know if that name came up in an earlier CLAMP work… but it’s fun to see they mentioned it!
        About the whole video… *sighs* I so wish they kept Mokona’s storyboard… I’ve the feeling they gave more space to some things for commercial reasons… but the result wasn’t the best one.
        And… to be honest I favoured the plot of the first one… merely because it was funnier to see the possible funny endings of the series than CLAMp chara meet the Mokonas… but this might be just me…

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        • Pochi is a very common dog’s name in Japan, like Fido or Rover. Clamp used to have a collie named “Pochi” that appeared in some of their earlier doujinshi and works (Duklyon among others) as a recurring animal character.

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  4. Hmm, my theory for the Clow staff but Sakura’s magic circle for the CCS part is that CLAMP thought it would be too weird to show Sakura carrying Shaoran instead of them both riding the staff. Yup that’s my theory!

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    • Wait a bit longer, wait until Kobato has at least 5 or 6 volumes and then we should start hoping for an anime ^^
      But nowadays any CLAMP work that’s bigger than 4 volumes has an anime version. I doubt Kobato won’t be animated in the future.

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  5. Pochi is also the name of the pet peacock in CCD.

    Overall I thought the video was cute and shiny but it did have a lot of minor errors. It’ll probably be years before Gouhou Drug or Kobato are animated, they’re still way too short. :\

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    • >Pochi is also the name of the pet peacock in CCD.

      hahaha now I see they had fair reasons to choose “Pochi” xD

      >It’ll probably be years before Gouhou Drug or Kobato are animated, they’re still way too short. :\

      Yes indeed… GD is going to be 15 volumes, it’s anime version shall only be produced (IF it’s going to be any) around volume 10, I think.

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  6. As much as I adore Tsubasa and had been waiting so long to see that section, it was the Chobits part that made my day! XD
    The quality of the animation left nothing to be desired and I just can’t stop watching it!

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      • Well I’ve always been a big Hideki x Chii fan, so the sweetness of it was what I enjoyed! I was expecting the whole Chobits section to just be silly humour and it was nice to have a bit of Hideki x Chii fluff in there too! It’s washed the bitter taste of that awful BeeTrain contrived Tsubasa episode from my mouth. Chii is back with her CLAMP intended honey-bunny! X3

        Kobato’s hair was just amazing too, wasn’t it?! All the individual strands… And the Legal Drug part… just WOW~!

        Thankyou for letting me know about by the way. 🙂

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  7. I think my favorite cute parts were when Kero/Suppi and Sakura/Syaoran synched up with the “yeah” in the song. ^^

    Also, huge fan of bored Rikuo when chasing Kazuhaya, sadistic Seishiro, teary Kamui, and posing Ashura. XD

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only won that thought Fuuma looked really weird. It took me a minute to realize it was him, which is kind of bad when he’s one of my favorite CLAMP boys. ¬.¬’

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    • >I think my favorite cute parts were when Kero/Suppi and Sakura/Syaoran synched up with the “yeah” in the song. ^^

      Aw yeah, I noticed that! It was cute parts indeed XD

      >I’m glad I wasn’t the only won that thought Fuuma looked really weird.

      You sure weren’t xD Fuuma was completely off, unfortunately u.u

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  8. One word. KAKYOU! *does a little dance* (I never would have thought he’d make the character cut.. haha First time I watched it, I apparently made this strange noise, and everyone in the room stared at me funny XD)

    Though… Lan’s face would have been nice… Or Oruha! (But I guess Lan got his face shown in the Clover music video)

    ^^ I am happy with it. Yes, and verily.

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    • Your Kakyou is there, and QUITE there, isn’t he? He looks so random XD His face express “Here we go again *sighs*” xDDDD

      >I never would have thought he’d make the character cut.. haha First time I watched it, I apparently made this strange noise, and everyone in the room stared at me funny XD

      LOL! I also had my doubts whether he would make it to the final cut or not X3

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  9. I like the xxxHolic scene over all, although it is a bit long. It was shorter by 10 second in the e-konte, ending at sugusoko.

    The MKR section is too short and noting happen, so it’s kind of weak. But again, 10 extra second for xxxHolic means 10 second cut for MKR.

    The Kobato one is great!

    The 20 Mensho ni Onegai!!, Shirahime Syo, Shin Shunkaden and God!Mokona is just lame. Nothing happens.

    Wish Camoe is cute (although the whole scene from the story board would have been better).

    Chobits’ scene start great, but it last way too long and there no punch in the end, so it’s kind of flat. The e-konte’s scene ends at Oyasumi, the rest until Primera is the Clamp Gakuen series scene, that was more dynamic.

    Primera’s camoe is cute. ^_^

    The Rg Veda is sweet and short, but it feel uncharisticly rushed because the rythmed was slowed down by lengthened scene of Chobits and 20 Mensho/Shirahime/Shin Shunkaden. In the original e-konte, with a few fast scene for Shirahime/Shin Shunkaden, Wish, Chobits, the Clamp Gakuen Series and then Rg Veda, it wasn’t that out of beat.

    I liked the Gouhou Drug scene! ^_^

    I liked the Tokyo Babylon one too! ^_^

    Angelic Layer was short and Sweet, although I would have liked to get the frame with black Mokona vs Hikaru as Deus and the referee starting the fight, the black mokona’s absence is ticking me.

    Clover is gorgeous, but I don’t quite get how Mokona end up with the device they used. They should have made a frame where Mokona grab it from Kazuhiko or something. And a Close up for Ran and Gingetsu like the one Saiga and Kakei had would have been welcome.

    X was short and sweet, bu there wasn’t enough dragon. The Clamp Gakuen cameo were cute. ^_^

    The CCS scene was a bit punchless, but it was cute.

    The TRC one had the same flaw, but they do look good in these clothes. They should have made a filler country out of this picture (but that was way too relevant for BeeTrain ¬_¬).

    I liked the booksleves scene too. ^_^

    In general, the clip look great! The animation is absolutely wonderful. The coloration, shade and tones are … perfect, no other words. There some problem with the chara design, but they did a grat job overall. But too many series have been ditched into cameo, Clamp Gakuen Tanteidan, Duklyon, 20 mensou, Suki Dakara Suki, Wish, Shirahime, Shin Shunkaden, they had active role in the storyboeard, they are not useless decoration. I would feel betrayed if I were Nekoi.

    >Does anyone know the name of that monkey?

    Isn’t it Saru-san? to match with Fugu-san, Kani-san and the rest of the early clamp mascots?

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    • >It was shorter by 10 second in the e-konte, ending at sugusoko.

      Mokona is so smart, I love her.

      >and there no punch in the end, so it’s kind of flat.

      Who punches whom? xD

      >The e-konte’s scene ends at Oyasumi

      Again, smart Mokona-sama!

      >but I don’t quite get how Mokona end up with the device they used. They should have made a frame where Mokona grab it from Kazuhiko or something.

      Yeah, that was too weird… I got used by now but at first I thought it looked weird.

      >Isn’t it Saru-san? to match with Fugu-san, Kani-san and the rest of the early clamp mascots?

      Saru is monkey in japanese, right? So you might be right XDDD God, this monkey has zillions of names now XD Everybody suggested one xD But thinking better, I think it’s Saru-san. And like Merei-san said above ^ Pochi must be like “Spot”, you know, common dog name.

      I agree with basically everything you said, Tomoe-chan, our feelings toward it are very similar ^__^ It’s a great mark in CLAMP’s history.

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      • Hey I totally feel the same . . If reading GD had me rolling around and clutching my stomach coz I laughed so hard, I don’t wanna imagine what the anime would do to me XDD

        But they have to continue with the manga first don’t they?
        Anyway, nice review. You pointed some things even I didn’t notice before 😉

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  10. Ayyyyyyyy, have I told you how much I love you when you do reviews like this?! *-* This was *so* much fun to read and I was laughing at every single one of your jokes XD
    Also, lol you want to marry the three Rayearth girls XDD /random

    I liked it very much ^^ The song was so sweet and hyper XD Full of sugar XP But it fit the animation so! PLus, I think 90% of the fangirls are squeeing because of Kamui’s pout XDDDD

    FAY *____* I don’t need to tell you how much I SQUEED during that shot, do i? ^_~ I was ‘awwww’-ing during the CCS scene.. Tomoyo~~ ;^;

    And now, I want to read Gohou Drug! But first I would like it to be finished x3 *pokes CLAMP*

    And, seriously, this is the best studio for CLAMP. All their works should be by them! I hope that all their upcoming anime shows are animated by this wonderful studio x33

    Aaaaaand, lol, MOKONA = magical word ♥ XD

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    • HAHAHAH your icon! Your favorite OTP, I would take it? XD Great!

      >Ayyyyyyyy, have I told you how much I love you when you do reviews like this?! *-*

      I don’t remember ^___________________^ But keep saying it, I don’t mind ^___________^

      >This was *so* much fun to read and I was laughing at every single one of your jokes XD

      Honto desu ka? XDDDDDDDDDD Thanks, makes me glad XDDDDDDD

      >Also, lol you want to marry the three Rayearth girls XDD /random

      Actually, I want to marry Umi the most, I mean, she’s BLUE! *-*

      >And now, I want to read Gohou Drug!

      You haven’t done it yet? Then do it, do it! o.o

      >And, seriously, this is the best studio for CLAMP. All their works should be by them! I hope that all their upcoming anime shows are animated by this wonderful studio x33

      INDEED >_

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  11. Nice review and I love the screenshots!

    Re: Asahi, other than Hinata’s surname it’s possible it’s the real surname of one of the Clamp members. After all, they do use pen names. It’s also very possible it could have been the surname of an old colleague or editor they once had. The fact that it was shown with the “mount of potatoes” bit makes me think it was something like that and not simply a character reference.

    Reading the synopsis of the original storyboard made me think two things:

    1.) I’m glad the girls still love their older and more obscure works!

    and

    2.) What was Madhouse thinking extending the (exceedingly boring) Chobits scene and cutting the obscure characters’ screentime? Not to mention butchering the continuity of the original storyboard…

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    • Thank you! ^__^

      >Re: Asahi, other than Hinata’s surname it’s possible it’s the real surname of one of the Clamp members.

      Oh, what a theory O.o It could be, we never know xD Maybe it’s Mokona’s true name since she’s the one who did the storyboard (and therefore, the “cameraman”).

      It’s indeed a pity they didn’t follow Mokona’s storyboard through and through. They must have their reasons, and I would like to know them =\

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  12. Has anyone recognized all the mangas in that final image with the Mokonas? I can’t recognise two of them: the one next to X and the top left one. I never noticed the frog and the drugstore logo, or Miyuki’s dyed hair. Thanks for pointing out.
    Wish there were more Wish! I wanted to see more than a tiny Kohaku.
    And you’re right about the Angelic Layer, I want to see more on the characters.

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    • The books are all first editions of the first volumes (not the reissues) of Clamp manga:

      Kobato (despite not seeing the tankouban yet, it resembles one of the promo pics), Gohou Drug, Xxxholic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Chobits

      Second Row from the Top:

      Cardcaptor Sakura, Wish, Clover, Suki Dakara Suki, Angelic Layer

      Third Row from top:

      Gakuen Tokkei Duklyon, Clamp Gakuen Tenteidan, Mahou Kishi Rayearth, Fushigi no kuni no Miyuki, Shin Shunkaden

      Bottom Row:

      20 Mensou ni Onegai!, RG Veda, Tokyo Babylon, Shirahime-sho, X

      Despite the fact that Soel’s body blocks the manga next to X, you can tell it’s Shirahime-sho by the fanned out long black hair. I admit I was stumped for a while on that one, too. The top left one is most likely Kobato or Chobits. The promo of Kobato and the first Chobits cover have very similar compositions, so I may have mixed them up in my IDs. Hope this helps!

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  13. Chibi Yuuto-kun, I love your review! XDDDD

    I want Kobato’s anime by Madhouse.
    ME TOO! XD

    I want Gouhou Drug’s anime by Madhouse.
    OMG! you said this 3 times in the review! LOL! XDDDD

    after seeing this music video, I really hope that Madhouse will animated all CLAMP manga! XD

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  14. the taisou for chobits is such a waste! and the opening took so long T.T
    the Okonomiyaki doesn’t do kamui justice (and Fuuma looks better in glasses)

    I love it overall my favorite moment is Seishirou going mad!
    The best animated section is the Gouhou drug part. it’s done most beautifully. (I can tell quality b/c I’m beginner artist… most my friends can’t even tell the difference b/w characters T.T never mind the proportions)

    oh, long time not commented by da way!! was too busy ^^

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    • >The best animated section is the Gouhou drug part.

      I have to agree with you here. It really is done beautifully. Those backgrounds were eye-watering.

      >oh, long time not commented by da way!! was too busy ^^

      I noticed!! XD Makes me happy to see that you took a break to left me a comment, thank you! Good luck in whatever you’re doing and please come back soon ^^

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  15. A great review, Chibiyuuto! (and more articulate and with prettier screencaps than mine XD)
    Unfortunately, to get all of it it was necessary to see it in slow motion on VLC and have the songs non-stop on windows media player. XD
    Yes, it would be better if it they sticked with Mokona’s screenplay: Lan and Gingetsu faces, a table with all the DoE (Kamui’s tears were so hilarious XD)
    I wanted Oujiro-chan to appear!!
    And we must collect signs so we can have Gouhou drug or at least more chapters soon. 😀 (Yeah, I loved Suki too ^^)
    And how you identified the mangas on the bookcase (on previous comments) is astounding XD
    So let’s wait for the 3rd part, ne? 🙂
    Thanks for the review and the comments, Chibiyuuto! (and the link for ozaka_tomoe’s review ^^)

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    • >Unfortunately, to get all of it it was necessary to see it in slow motion on VLC and have the songs non-stop on windows media player. XD

      I did the same thing to take the screencaps! XDDDD Slowed it down on Media Player Classic ^^

      >And how you identified the mangas on the bookcase (on previous comments) is astounding XD

      It’s not that hard X3 I had a hard time to find out Chobits, Kobato and Shirahime Syo XD

      Thanks for your comment, Mayezinha-san!

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  16. Who’s Pochi? O.o The monkey? xD

    Pochi is a common name for a dog in Japan (something like Lucky in US). Also Pochi was a neme of a peacock from CCD.
    Gawd, I want Gohou Drug to come back! >

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    • >There is never a good reason not to follow Mokona’s ideas. Well, I still enjoyed it, but some of the transitions could have been done better.

      Yeah, that’s pretty much how I feel about it too ^^

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  17. XXXHOLiC overall: It works great as the first CLAMP work to appear. The character designs look good, but I think it lasted too long (50 seconds just for XXXHOLiC, in a 4-minutes long video, is too much IMO xD)
    No way XD CLAMP made us xxxHOLic’s fans waits for ages for the chapters, so 50 seconds just for it was indeed good XDXD Joking aside I was so happy to see such a long HOLiC part…Doumeki shoot is WONDERFUL *droool* I want xxxHOLiC to be animeted by MADHOUSE T__T

    Well I must say I love the video. I really Do! MADHOUSE done a wonderful job*___* if i have to find one negative point is that Chobits part was a bit too long but all the rest was PERFECT! Now I want CiW3… and all CLAMP’s work animated by MADHOUSE XDXDXD

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    • >No way XD CLAMP made us xxxHOLic’s fans waits for ages for the chapters, so 50 seconds just for it was indeed good XDXD

      Hahahahaha I’m not crazy enough to disagree with a XXXHOLiC fan xDDD All I can say is: good for you ! XD

      Madhouse sure did not disappoint me ^^

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  18. Whoa, you noticed even Kurogane’s eyes, which aren’t red, but brownish. XD Well, the animation was very good. I love MADHOUSE animation, but you know I got really disappointed due to certain details regarding SPECIALLY Cardcaptor Sakura. @_@

    About that floating island… Like I told you, I think it appears on anime’s episode 27 in FWR’s mirror. I couldn’t find it in the manga yet, though, so I can’t tell if it’s canon or not. :/ But I never thought oh Shurano being an ordinary world like any other. I think there is more than what meets the eye. And hell, CCS gang is together with them, do you know how did I feel? X3

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    • >Whoa, you noticed even Kurogane’s eyes, which aren’t red, but brownish. XD

      Hahahaha actually, I didn’t! XDDD I was just imitating his expression: O___o XDDD But now that you mention it, they really aren’t read o.o

      I’m still waiting for your very pessimistic review! You should call it “The Dark Side of CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2” XDDDDDDDDDD

      > I couldn’t find it in the manga yet, though

      Like I told you, the only floating castle I can remember seeing is Yasha-ou’s castle.

      >And hell, CCS gang is together with them, do you know how did I feel? X3

      Maybe like I felt? XD I hope this means there are only 2 Syaorans, if you know what I mean X3

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      • Ah, I thinking about “RANT Shourai!” or something like that. 8D

        Not exactly Yasha-ou’s castle… “Tsuki no Shiro” (Moon’s Castle), from the Yama Country. Anyway, yay for Kurogane cutting the dimensions/barriers! =o Maybe it’ll be a power he’ll get soon?

        And yeah, I totally know what you mean~ =3 I wish that there where some more answers about “him” in Tsubasa/xxxHOLiC.

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  19. oh wooooowwww you noticed every small detail O___o
    that’s awesome chibiyuuto-kun :DDD

    Thanks for the review, I never noticed those until you spot them out >DD

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    • Wah, thanks ^___^ *is stupidly proud xD*

      >Thanks for the review, I never noticed those until you spot them out >DD

      Really? Then my mission is accomplished ^^

      You’re welcome!

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  20. What is that I do believe I hear. You want a Gouhou Drug anime? Tehehe, me too XDDDD It’d be made of so much awesome! Now Clamp just has to make a few more chapters for us to have a story >D

    I was like WTF to Tsubasa. Kurogane looks downright mental! And some shots of Fai/Yuui make him look like a stick…which he is… >…> why did they do that? As cute as it was to watch the Mokona bouncing around dancing to the music…they got jiped…but I guess they appeared a lot in the first one and that might be way they weren’t as focused on by Madhouse.

    I took my own screenshots of it after I got a good version and my friends and I sat down and looked at what cover was were in that last scene. @_@ We figured them all out mostly without looking at the release order of the series.

    And Yuuko has her own manga in her storage room XDD
    That’s how the magic works, she’s been reading in Watanuki and the other’s life in the mangas >D and since she’s still from a few chapters behind she just knows that way *shot*

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    • >Kurogane looks downright mental!

      Hahahah I agree with you, he looks a little mental XDDDDDDDD

      >The fact that Suki characters appeared in the Green Drugstore leads back to book 2 of the GD manga which made me happy

      Yeah! I was surprised to find out that wasn’t planned by Mokona at first, it’s SO natural, after all ^^

      >I took my own screenshots of it after I got a good version and my friends and I sat down and looked at what cover was were in that last scene. @_@ We figured them all out mostly without looking at the release order of the series.

      Congratulations! I had a hard time to figure out Chobits, Kobato and specially Shirahime Syo! xD

      >That’s how the magic works, she’s been reading in Watanuki and the other’s life in the mangas >D and since she’s still from a few chapters behind she just knows that way *shot*

      Hahaha and XXXHOLiC is in such a big break because she haven’t read XXXHOLiC in a while XDDD *shot*

      Thanks for your comment, I really enjoyed it ^__^

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  21. Thanks for the review! You picked up on so many little details! Like the guy in Gohou Drug knitting. Is this actually manga canon? Because if so, I need to buy that manga and get an icon that says something like, “Hot CLAMP guys knit, why shoudn’t you?”

    I thought the transition between CCS and Tsubasa was the nicest.

    And seeing Kamui cry over Mokona stealing his okonomiyaki was really, really funny. If only the original manga had more of those little funny moments!

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  22. Chibiyuuto, I really love your reviews, you’re so sharp finding the funny details that CLAMP try to hide in their CIW.
    My favourite part is when Sakura from CCS and Sakura from TRC meet. It’s soo cool see both Syaoran’s looking each other and smile. That melt my heart ^-^( happy, happy) Well, the funniest part is when Fuuma and Kamui start to fight because of the food(that Mokona ate seconds ago) (I don’t know if it’s *okonomiyaki*…)To my mind, Clover part is one of the beautiful ones, maybe because few months ago it was released the CLOVER DVD and it was awesome. (I really love Suu’s face)Then Kobato is soo cute too, with the little “heavy” dog (I never remember his name) The one who I missed was Fujimoto Kiyokazu (Kobato’s boy ^_-)… but I didn’d cry because there was all X staff (Yuzuriha¡¡ cuteeee¡¡)
    Well, to sum up, I love CIW2 because there are all the best characters of CLAMP’s work. All dancing, and smiling, and Kurogane and Fye’s as good-looking as always.
    Thanks for all chibiyuuto, I really appreciate your hard work.
    xxxMichy
    PD. Sorry for the long comment, but I’m a happy bunny with the DVD… I’m sooo glad.

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    • Thanks for the compliments, michybell-san! It was really tough to make this review so I appreciate the fact that you liked it ^^

      You’re right about CLOVER, that Suu shot is one of my top favorites, she looks just perfect!

      I see you were very satisfied with it, the same way I was! ^^ I know all we can say is “Pretty! Gorgeous! Amazing! Fantastic!” XD But it is all that, so xDDD

      Thanks for your comment, and don’t worry about it’s lenght, please ^__^

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  23. LOL, what a detailed review~! ^^ i love the words you added to the screen caps XDD

    you wanna marry the three of them? how greedy you are…
    and when i saw the pic of Rayearth, i thought of you marrying him XDDD

    i didn’t notice the CD which Chii and Hideki are standing on XD

    I want Gouhou Drug’s anime by Madhouse.
    and you mentioned this three times XDD

    Kamui is the cutest! his eyes are so shiny XD

    Well, CLAMP drew the storyboard, they knew what they were doing, I think xD
    oh well, is that so? XD i wonder how will this be explained XP

    am i the only one that thinks that Fye isn’t pretty enough? XP

    And Yuuko has her own manga in her storage room XDD
    no wonder she knows everyone so well, she must be reading the mangas over and over again, all these years XD

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    • >LOL, what a detailed review~! ^^ i love the words you added to the screen caps XDD

      Hahahaha you did? Thanks X3 *blushes*

      >how greedy you are…

      Hahahaha alright, alright, I wanna marry Umi the most X3 She’s the prettier of all 3 IMO (her blue-ness is gorgeous!)

      >i didn’t notice the CD which Chii and Hideki are standing on XD

      Yay, somebody missed it! XD I thought everybody had seen it ^^”

      >and you mentioned this three times XDD

      Sorry, that’s because there were three amazing caps that made me think that.

      >am i the only one that thinks that Fye isn’t pretty enough? XP

      Really? O.o Well, he’s not 100% in ALL shots, I agree, but I was satisfied ^^

      >no wonder she knows everyone so well, she must be reading the mangas over and over again, all these years XD

      Yuuko = Ohkawa, got that? ^_~ XDDDDDDD *shot*

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  24. Nice photo summary of the video. I missed a lot of the mini characters, even though I have the DVD.

    I admit that I liked the original Mokona idea better, for the most part. I wish the Rayearth scene was longer, with the Gattai Rayearth splitting into the Rayearth, Windom, and Seles (they would have done this at the first “Action!”. Regarding X, if it had been kept as it originally was, Kotori wouldn’t have appeared, only the Dragons. They did keep the idea that Karen and Satsuki flew through the air (although the original notes are just suggestions). I would have liked to have seen Kakyou asleep at the restaurant table though.

    The only part I’m glad about is that Wish is almost non-existent and Suki Dakara Suki was shortened. These are my least favorite CLAMP works (I own them, but have yet to finish reading them).

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  25. i really like it but i want a escene for wish!!!!
    Kurogane and Fay they come up all wrong the uglier in all anime and they are pretty!!!!!
    and i want more minutes, the oldy CIW 1 is longer!!!
    and i really want Clamp finish Gouho drugs and madhouse do the anime!!
    i think chobits was a bit long and no time for others more time for all!!!!!!
    Kamui and Subaru, and Kakey they come out really pretty!!!
    I love your comments and i want to have a Clamp harem so you could have the 3 MKR girls for marry!!!
    the ending is far better from the CIW 1!!!

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  26. *_________* OMG, so many details I missed!
    Thank you~ and I would have loved to see the original parts…with all the dragons……
    *also wants all those anime*
    XD strange names…Asahi….a cameraman? And Pochi? sounds like something to eat XD As far as I know that monkey was Hokuto’s mascot in the doujinshi they first appeared in?…dunno ^^
    The shots are so shiny! &hearts

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  27. Wow, this is great!thanks a lot!My friend has ordered it from Japan, and it should be here soon, so I get to watch it on a big(ish) screen and read the book that came with it *happy*. Shots are really good quality, and I love your comments on each of them.Favourite part of the whole little vid was either the TB part, the X part of the TRC part, I just love the dragons.

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  28. >I’ve been noticing something new everytime I watch it, too!! XDDD

    Me too! xD I’ve already watched it a thousand times X3

    Glad you liked the review, it took me a lot of time XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    And I want my bible too! @_@

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  29. I wanna marry background!Satsuki!! xDDD And Clover anime by Mad House *_*U

    Really good review! And I have no words for CLAMP in Wonderland 2 *_____* I didn’t expect to see some of the featured series (though I’m surprised they didn’t put Rex and other oddities in ^^U). Hinata nor Asou-sensei, are indeed a good surprise! Definitely, I really like the way everything looks, but, as you said, the Shirahime shou, Shin shunkaden and so on part looks really lame 😦 poor characters…

    I’m so looking forward to watching it myself! ^_^

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  30. I love your screencaps *–*
    Maybe Yuuko has all X complete xD…

    Seeing Kamui crying over that was really funny, I watched the scene more than four times xDD

    I was happy to see Kotori (mmm well it was her, right?) there, I wish to see her in Tsubasa to T.T

    Tomoyo looks nice but it would had been great to see Tomoyo-hime to Y.Y

    The songs were pretty good, Action! is wonderfull!!!!

    Thanks~~ Chau n.n

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  31. This is another “Blink and miss it!” moment, they should have shown adult!Ashura’s pretty-ness for a second more.
    TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!

    I loved your report, I noticed things I had not seen when I saw it ;D thank you! About the TB part, the coloring was exactly like the TB OVA’s… (except the glove ?¿?¿) Looks like MadHouse searched in their archives for the colors XDDDD

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  32. Ahahahaa… Kuro-pon’s face in that screenshot XD

    I LOVED the Legal Drug sequence. Even the stop motion didn’t bother me! Kazahaya’s spazziness was perfect, as was Rikuo’s face in the last clip ^^

    Chobits and xxxHOLiC did go on for too long, although both parts were pretty. I didn’t like how Doumeki’s face looked so thin and pointy though 😦

    I liked the RG Veda bit, especially Yasha yanking Ashura away XD

    Tokyo Babylon will always = love. I’d’ve liked to have seen X Subaru though *fangirl squee*

    X was AWESOME! Kamui in tears because he thought Fuuma ate all the pie XD Brilliant! And it was so obviously a date XD

    The transition of CCS to Tsubasa was nicely done I thought. Tsubasa was very cool, although the swishy chains made me laugh because they seemed a bit out of place. Interesting that Fai looked so serious despite his, ah “pre-vol 16” appearance.

    Now… off to look at the original storyboards! Thanks for the review and the links XD

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  33. Whoa! I watched the video for so many times but I didn’t notice so much!
    The only thing I noticed is at the CCS part where the circle and the card/staff don’t match!
    I guess I blinked my eyes too frequently lol, blink it or miss it lol
    Anyway, thanks for your review! I really enjoy reading it!

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  34. action! is SO DAMN ADORABLE. Oh! Yeah!! was alright.

    lgkjjhk;ghl -goes fangirlish- Syaoran looked so hawtt. XD
    Fay was fine too. -nods- ~is not a huge Fay fan either~ And Sakura looked prettyyy. *=* Her eyes really stuck out. KUROGANE MADE ME LOL THOUGH. XD; But, I think the animation was 1000x better than the actual anime. >__>”

    I love Chobits, but yeah, instead of the whole chii-gaze-into-hideki’s-eyes thing for what seemed like forever, .. it could have just been cut shorter. x3 (kinda cheesy, -gets shot-)

    The CCS part was awesome and yeah. :3;; The transition to Tsubasa was really great, I was going all fangirlish.

    Must say, Yuuko looked really pretty too.

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  35. angels_rutherford

    Hello, i’m angels_rutherford. Nice to meet you all and thank you about Clamp in Wonderland.
    I like your review yuuto (can i call you yuuto?^_^).
    But, CIW2 is too short. They must have a long duration for great project like this. Besides, clamp project is too much, so in only 4 minutes duration, they cant appear all character clamp manga. Like this, so many character just appear in cameo.
    For some reasons, i more like CIW1 than CIW2, because in CIW1, all character appear for long duration and appear again in next scene. Not like CIW2, every character appear too short.we enjoy to saw every character in CIW1.
    But, for some reasons too, CIW2 is greater than CIW1, especially for the graphic.And CIW2 have so many clamp character.

    I agree with you yuuto, action is very great for opening CIW2 and i like it. Every day, i always see CIW 1 and 2, and hear the music.^_^
    Hope in CIW3, the duration is long and long, and Madhouse will focus in Clamp storyboard.So they will not change it in anime. And i agree with you yuuto, Madhouse is great for every clamp project. Hope Madhouse will make Kobato and Gohou Drug into anime tv series (but of course, clamp must have more chapter for they).
    And hope Clamp will continue their pending project, like X. ^_^

    Thank you yuuto, ozaka_tomoe, and all friends in here. And thank you yuuto for the dedication to Clamp. Now we will waiting for Tokyo Revelations. ^_____^

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  36. Just a quick note, if anyone wanted the video with the songs subtitled in English, we’ve finished up: http://torrents.hikarinokiseki.com/ (delay caused by a reshuffling of my CD Japan orders and the slowness of the campus mail system). Still have the first CLAMP in Wonderland up too!… though I’m not sure if our LD rip is as good as the copy on the DVD now…

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  37. I loved CiW2! It was great and I really hope they’ll be a CiW3 ^_^. OMG!! I seriously wished that Madhouse would’ve animated TRC. I mean they did such a great job on the Tsubasa part (and the whole thing really)!! Grrr…

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