CARDLAND, XXXHOLiC◆Kei news

The official website of CLAMP in CARDLAND added bigger versions of the package illustrations for Series 2 and 3. The 3rd package’s colors seem adjusted now, everything looks so much nicer and better xD

The complete list of the 3rd Series featuring works is the following (itens in bold mark new additions):

RG Veda
20 Mensho ni Onegai!!
Tokyo Babylon
X
CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan
Shin Shundaken
Mahou Kishi Rayearth
Wish
Card Captor Sakura
ANGELIC LAYER
Chobits
XXXHOLiC
Tsubasa
Kobato.

14 series, 81 cards total, each work will have an average of 6 cards.

Ah, one last thing, the title of the card featuring Kobato, Watanuki et. al (the one with the package illustration), will be Spun Story (紡がれる物語).

CLAMP in CARDLAND 3 will be released in May.

XXXHOLiC◆Kei:

Insignificant news: the official website of XXXHOLiC◆Kei added the characters profiles of Doumeki and Himawari.

Very significant news: you can now watch a CM spot of XXXHOLiC◆Kei in Nico Douga and YouTube!

Thanks for the YouTube link \o/

I ripped the video off of Nico Douga and you can download it here (.FLV file).

EDIT: AVI version of the video here thanks to . Direct download mirror here (high quality version, taken from 2ch).

Looks very nice, doesn’t it? And you can listen a bit of NOBODY KNOWS *wants*

Last but not least, Takuya Matsushita updated his column at CLAMP-PLA.NET today and, according to him, the animation of the new XXXHOLiC season surpasses the previous one’s:

ファンの皆様、そして多くの関係者の希望が実り実現する第2シリーズ『XXXHOLiC◆継』にかける監督はじめキャストスタッフの思いは熱く、好評だった第1シリーズを遥かにしのぐ豊潤で贅沢なアニメーションに仕上がってくることを確信しています。

Now we just have to wait and see.

And no, he doesn’t mention anything else about Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC’s “big project”. Some people have been asking me about it. I’m starting to think that XXXHOLiC’s project was the Collaboration Drama CD, but we still have to see Tsubasa’s.

XXXHOLiC◆Kei starts next week, on April 3.

EDIT: It’s not over yet! has kindly scanned the special comic that all artists (including CLAMP) of Shonen Magazine drew to celebrate the magazine’s 50th Anniversary. It features Syaoran and Sakura in (very cool) school uniforms. Make sure to check it here!

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29 thoughts on “CARDLAND, XXXHOLiC◆Kei news

    • It does sound good, but I confess that when I heard 19 Sai in the CM, I was more excited about it. But it still sounds very good and I’m looking forward to listen to the full version!

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  1. *SMASHES REPEATEDLY*

    Okay, NOW we can see some real ANIMATION there!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDD

    It REALLY has improved, and the “weird factor” that you mentioned on you last post seems to be present more effectively than before. It really impressed me. I just HONESTLY hope it isn´t a first-episode thing… Anime TV series always turn me down on that point… As I said before, and I like that example, even commercial (AND FUNNY) crap like Ouran Host Club received better care!!

    I PROTEST!!!! I DON´T AGREE!!! I OBJECT!!!

    Oh, about the video, when Yuuko touches Watakuni´s face, it looks like the scene has been done by two different animators (there´s usually one, at least, for each character) and it seems that they didn´t know how to “connect” or “match” their work, because it doesn´t seem that Yuuko´s actually touching him. Lighting problems, probably. They forgot to insert shadows for Yuuko´s hand…

    But that´s me being picky, you know?? Always the small details…

    Oh well, the rest of the animation looks good for a TV series. Hope they invest a little more this time. By the way, Yuuto-san, it´s been a long time since I last read xxxHOLiC. So, in your opinion, is there enough story left to fill TWENTY-SIX EPISODES, avoiding filler chapters?? Do you believe the TV series is going to finish at the same time as the manga?

    Maybe the manga could finish some weeks later, like they did with Sakura or Chobits, forcing the producers to write an alternative ending for the anime.

    *SMASHES HAPPILY AND… UH… HOPEFULLY… AND… UH… SMASHES AGAIN*

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    • Oh, by the way, Suga Shikao didn´t beat Sanagi and 19sai. Not this time, at least…

      Maybe it´ll sound better to me when I listen to the full version…

      *SMASHES FOREVER* XDDDD

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    • >and the “weird factor” that you mentioned on you last post seems to be present more effectively than before

      Yeah, apparently! I noticed that too! ^^

      >I just HONESTLY hope it isn´t a first-episode thing…

      That’s my biggest hope and fear.

      LOL at you ranting on the animation xD

      >So, in your opinion, is there enough story left to fill TWENTY-SIX EPISODES, avoiding filler chapters??

      First off, only 13 episodes have been confirmed so far. Demo demo, I’m pretty sure they’ll renew the series for more 26 episodes, they always do. And yes, I believe there are enough story to fill in those 26 episodes.

      There will be fillers like most animes out there, but no more than necessary. Season 1 covered volumes 1 to 6. True, there were a few stories from volumes 7 and up (the woman and the photograph and the snowball fight), but Season 2 will cover volumes 7 until the last volume (which should be 14 or 15). Specially since I strongly believe the anime will have an original ending.

      >Do you believe the TV series is going to finish at the same time as the manga?

      The anime will end in October but I don’t think the manga will be over by then. So the anime will end before which is why its ending will be different than the manga and also with no links to Tsubasa.

      >Maybe the manga could finish some weeks later, like they did with Sakura or Chobits

      That’s likely what is going to happen ^^

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