Happy Birthday CLAMP No Lumiere!
Those damn SFX… *mumbles*
LOL @ Bee-Ioryogi XDDD The illustration’s composition is very similar to that CLOVER one, don’t you think?
I looove that crazy dimension-traveler street pole is also in Kobato. xD Kazahaya, Yuuko (and Watanuki) and now Ioryogi has passed between a wall and a street pole to go to another dimension. Freak xD Oh, there’s also that crazy girl of Sonoko-chan’s One Day short comic of CLAMP No Kiseki, she airily walked through without really knowing what could happen to her xD
I wonder why a pole? Is there some kind of legend in Japan regarding street poles? Anyway, I’ll have to remind myself of walking through a street pole whenever I go to Japan.
And I was right! It was Baumkuchen Ioryogi went to see! I guess it wasn’t that hard to guess…
The thing is, we get a lot of information about these creatures. We learn that their names are not really their real names, neither their forms and jobs. We also learn that Ioryogi did some crap in the past, which might answer why he’s now helping Kobato.
And it seems like the creatures (Ioryogi, Baumkuchen and Ginsei) all answer to a superior someone, and are all doing “jobs” on this Earth, and Ushagi is the messenger of that someone (could it be a God? Like in Wish?). We also learn that Kobato is not a normal girl (which was pretty obvious).
I’ll be looking forward to Baumkuchen’s “information gathering” skills and his findings, I wonder how he’ll manage to do it…
Hey hey, look who’s there… one of the yakuza dudes! Big surprise for me. I could swear we would never see him again, but world goes ’round and he’s back. Why is he in pain? Did someone beat him? Will Kobato help him? ‘Course she will…
I want more Kobato. u.u