Newtype #1 preview, XXXHOLiC & Tsubasa web radio

undini-san sent me some preview shots from this month’s Newtype magazine, it includes the complete Kobato. anime article, the colored splash page of Drop. 11 and Satsuki’s column.

The Kobato. anime article has a few more character sketches. Check them out at this album.

He was also kind enough to translate a few important remarks from character designer Hiromi Kato’s comment:

Hiromi Kato (Character Designer) said that Kobato. itself it’s kind of different from past CLAMP works, specially the way the eyes are drawn. They are trying to make it the most closer and similar way to the original one.
Also said that the costumes will change in each episode. And she’s drawing Ioryogi the most stuff animal-ish as possible, and actually wants a big sized version of it. Since the majority of the characters are wearing very frilly clothes maybe it’ll be difficult to animate them. It’s going to be really hard when Kobato, Chitose and her two children (Chise and Chiho) appear together in scene. They made Fujimoto’s shoulder width wider than before back in the first arrangements because he was turning way too shounen-ish. They are taking care when drawing Sayaka. Since she also has a feeling of unhappiness around her.
The cast (as in the Seiyuus) is not decided yet.

With 24 episodes and clothes changing in each episode, I wonder if Mokona will be involved as costume designer like in CCS (I hope so).

It’s funny to see her speaking how hard it’ll be to animate all the hair xD Good luck to MADHOUSE, but I’m sure they’ll do just fine.

The spread is even prettier in bigger size! We can see Fujimoto’s eyes are green (I wasn’t 100% sure from the one color page we have of him), while Sayaka’s are blue. We can also see the little “drops” inside Kobato’s bottle have different colors!

Other than that, why CLAMP-NET.COM is no longer notifying when there are new color pages coming out? XD I’m not complaining but it would be nice to know xD I guess it’s natural since it’s the beginning of tankoubon 4. Beautiful image, by the way!

The illustration from Satsuki’s column is very much lovely as well X3

From Kobato. to XXXHOLiC and Tsubasa OADs…

Onsen will be broadcasting a new web radio show about the XXXHOLiC and Tsubasa OADs.

Sponsored by Kodansha, the show will be called Don’t wait until the Spring for Tsubasa & XXXHOLiC! (『×××HOLiC』&『ツバサ』の春まで待てないっ!) and be hosted by seiyuus Sayaka Ohara (Yuuko), Jun Fukuyama (Watanuki) and Daisuke Namikawa (Fye).

It’ll be transmitted online on a biweekly basis starting December 24 via this link.

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22 thoughts on “Newtype #1 preview, XXXHOLiC & Tsubasa web radio

  1. Olá, Chibiyuuto!!

    I haven’t thanked you before for the Kobato’s news! ::can’t remember::

    I’m really excited about it and it would be great to see it next year!

    Thanks for the info!!

    :D/

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  2. We can also see the little “drops” inside Kobato’s bottle have different colors!

    We knew that from the pic with Kobato, Sakura, Fuji & Touya o/ *dork*

    And god, the part about her having new outfits is such a relief, I was expecting her to be with those green clothes all the damned time.

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    • Ehhhhh.. o.o *goes check*

      It’s truuue! I totally forgot about it XD I thought it could turn out to be a MADHOUSE mistake but no, CLAMP must have told them.

      but then again, in that CARDLAND picture, Kobato’s bottle is completely made of glass, even the little birdie, I guess that’s why I didn’t take it so seriously XDDD

      >And god, the part about her having new outfits is such a relief, I was expecting her to be with those green clothes all the damned time.

      So true! But that’s a lot of clothes, Mokona HAS to be in!

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  3. Man, I am soooo excited for this series! The promo images just help build the anticipation! And I really hope Mokona will do the costume designs as well; I just never get bored with what that woman comes up with. ♥

    ~^__^~

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  4. Wow!!!… Those are ALL such AMAZING news!!! =D
    I’m SOOOOO Happy to know that there will be one costume per episode!!!! =D [to make Kobato wear the same outfit the whole series would have been a HUGE waste]

    And I’m so glad Jun Fukuyama is going to be one of the hosts!!! I adore him! XDDD

    Thank You for the news!!!!!

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  5. Official Site Update.

    There’s an update for official site, not only characters pages are there, but also blog from staff (combining xxxHOLiC Shunmuki and Tsubasa Shunraiki, calling Holi Tsuba Shun “Tou” Ki).

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  6. OMG.. *fangirl spaz attack*
    Kobato~!!!! x3

    As excited as I am, i’m almost afraid of it not ending or going WAAAY off track from the manga, because the anime will probably be out before CLAMP even gets close to the end. But still..

    EEEEEEEE~! *fangirl spaz*

    The characters look somewhat different from what I pictured. Kobato looks the same as her CiW2 counterpart but Fujimoto with light brown hair suprises me. I expected it to be dark brown. Not complaining, though, I think it looks good.

    Thanks soooo much for the update. Otherwise, I think i’d still be in the dark waiting for the annoucement. xD

    With 24 episodes and clothes changing in each episode, I wonder if Mokona will be involved as costume designer like in CCS (I hope so).
    As long as she didn’t do what she did in episode 6 and replace an awesome Winged Diamond Demon costume with that horrid-excuse-for-a-Bunny costume. She could have used any costume from the entire CCS manga collection and she chose to make a new one. There is never an excuse for a horrible filler costume. xD

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  7. I’m glad they’ll be wearing different clothes. Kobato has many clothes I love, not to talk about her hats! It’s special of her to be wearing different hats all the time, it wouldn’t be same if it was only one. There’d be no enphasis on the mistery of her always covering her head.

    I hope they decide on the seiyuus soon, I want to know!

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  8. “They made Fujimoto’s shoulder width wider than before back in the first arrangements because he was turning way too shounen-ish.”

    Aah, i didn’t understand that ^^’.
    Uhm… doesn’t a wider back make fujimoto look more shonen-ish?

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  9. Thank you so much for the news chibiyuuto *O* the new pictures are great, i love’em, also the fact Kobato will be changing her costume is awesome, this will be a long waiting ;O;

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  10. ASDFJKL… sorry. ^^;

    fjklasd; again.

    i rly hope the animation will go well, too. 🙂 besides, it’s Madhouse-sama alright, so I’ll be happy to the very end. ;D great, i’m so excited that my heart went doki-doki~! =3= teehee

    Kobato-chan’s clothes are as CUTE as always~! is it Mokona-san drawing it or did Madhouse-sama just animate it from the manga?

    Thank you for the infos~! 8D

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