Articles promoting the upcoming OADs of Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC are slowly appearing in the media.
Today website Hobby Channel published an interview with the cast and producer of Tsubasa Shunraiki.
The following are quotes from producer Rui Kuroki:
How was your discussion with CLAMP-sensei?
Every time we feel some kind of tension. Since it seems like we never release that tension, somehow we want to overcome that [part].
Please explain your enthusiasm while reading the sensei’s scenario.
This time it’s about the Nihon-koku arc, and the story comes to a turning point, so there are many things expressed [in this arc]. I think my job is to bring them beautifully animated.
Translation credits go to the always so helpful Sakura-chan.
– The seiyuus all talk about how they have been playing these characters for so long. Miyu Irino was in high school when he played Syaoran for the first time and now he’s in university.
– Fye’s seiyuu, Daisuke Namikawa, said that when he first heard that a sequel would be released, he was a “little relieved” to know it wouldn’t be about Celes because he was worried on how he would have to play young Fye.
– Kuroki said that the principal drawing hasn’t started yet.
Lastly, this is a rough translation of the OAD synopsis according to Hobby Channel:
Fye’s past is concluded in Celes country. Kurogane sacrifices his arm in order to escape from Fei Wang’s trap and they finally reach Nihon Country. There, Syaoran strikes a battle with Seishirou for Sakura’s feather. The fight for the feather brings Syaoran inside the “Dream World”, where “the other Syaoran” awaits! What is the shocking truth brought by the outcome of the unavoidable battle?
I think these statements pretty much confirm that the OADs will be mostly focused on Nihon arc.
There’s a small article about Tsubasa Shunraiki in Mainichi as well (though this one doesn’t have any new information).
Tsubasa Shunraiki will be released in March, 2009 with the limited edition of Tsubasa #26.