CLAMP NEWS !!


– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

03/10 – Newtype #04 – Drop. 13 (on sale).
04/10 – Newtype #05 – No Kobato. scheduled (CLAMP changed that, a new chapter was supposed to come out in this issue).
05/09 – Newtype #06 – Drop. 14.

A Kobato. break? How sad!

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

04/01 – Shonen Magazine #18 – Chapter 217 (on sale).
04/08 – Shonen Magazine #19 – Chapter 218.
04/15 – Shonen Magazine #20 – Chapter 219.
04/22 – Shonen Magazine #21 & #22 – No Tsubasa scheduled.

A big break there at the end of April since Tsubasa won’t be carried in the double issue. Chapter 220 should be published only on May 6.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

03/30 – Young Magazine #18 – Chapter 177.
04/06 – Young Magazine #19 – Chapter 178.
04/13 – Young Magazine #20 – Chapter 179.
04/20 – Young Magazine #21 – Chapter 180.

CLAMP-NET.COM reports that XXXHOliC is taking a break on issue #18, but it must be a mistake because Chapter 177 was carried in that issue for sure.

• Featuring CLAMP:

There will be a special article in the May issue of Newtype magazine (on sale April 10) entitled “CLAMP 20th Anniversary Special Project”. The article will feature all covers of Newtype magazine drawn by CLAMP during their 20 years of activities.

Now I’m going to talk a lot a little about the new layout!

I love that they are using art from their mangas, I don’t think they have ever done this, not in this level. I wouldn’t mind a bit of original art, though, it was something extra we could get from their website.

I think it’s too black and white. I wouldn’t mind a few more colors. The images appearing in the homepage could be colored, but I understand that it’s much easier to deal with black and white, design-wise.

I love the attention their other works are getting. It’s good to see X, Gouhou Drug and CLOVER getting some attention! Also, the official banner of CLAMP-NET.COM now shows their current 6 unfinished works:


That was a nice decision.

The News section looked a bit confusing at first, but it takes some time of getting used to it. Again, they have filters to see news for each of their works individually. Also, there’s an option to see the news in english! I so knew they would add something in english for this renewal, seeing how they’ll be aiming Mangettes to an english-speaking readership too.

The Profile section, apart from having the usual basic info about the 4 members (no new images though ;_;) now has a huge timeline about CLAMP’s history starting way back in 1987 when they released their first doujinshi. Very useful information, I loved it!

They have a new Character section, listing all their characters with some basic info on each. In adittion, it shows a list of CLAMP works for which that character has already appeared on. Very nice touch.

There’s a Special section now, where now houses some extra information like Code Geass, CLAMP animes that are currently airing, book covers drawn by CLAMP. This is where the private section of CLAMP@MOBiLE will be kept starting on July 1st. Very much looking forward to that. I think they shall add there any additional info which doesn’t suit in the other sections.

The Database is still under construction (and I love their “under construction” page xD).

What else? Ah, two things I noticed! The preview pics of covers are now bigger, to our delight!


They also added a contact form, that’s new!

The Links section from former CLAMP-NET.COM is gone.

The news about today’s update informed that we can expect some words from CLAMP themselves, I really hope that will be the case!

And you, what do you think? ^^

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50 thoughts on “CLAMP NEWS !!

  1. Great! I was looking forward for new Tsubasa chapters! I really cant wait! When do you think the last Tsubasa chapter will be released? In August or later? Do you think there could be an extra Tusbasa volume, like a no 29? Why did we think there would be 28 at first?

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    • >When do you think the last Tsubasa chapter will be released? In August or later?

      I think/hope earlier. I think it should end around June/July.

      >Do you think there could be an extra Tusbasa volume, like a no 29?

      No, I don’t think so. But that’s my opinion, of course ^^

      >Why did we think there would be 28 at first?

      Many many evidences. Character Guides 1 and 2 cover volumes multiples of 7 (1~7 and 8~14). The artbook covering art from volumes 1 to 14 (makes us think there will be another one for volumes 15 to 28). Ohkawa stating in an interview that 2/3 of the story was told (and if you did the math, the result would give you 28 volumes total).

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  2. Yay for steady Holic releases! \o/

    I like the new layout a lot. Most of all I’m happy about the option that makes it possible to see the news in English, that’s really helpful.

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  3. KOBATO. BREAK!!! NOOOOOoooooooo…..!!!!

    At least I saw the Bleach spoilers first. They’ve made me happy enough to cope with news like that!

    The new site looks pretty! It’s nice to see that X is considered ‘unfinished’ rather than abandoned.

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    • I KNOW! Kobato. CAN’T have breaks XD Not with the anime coming around the corner ;_; And it’s only 14 pages, goddamnit.

      >It’s nice to see that X is considered ‘unfinished’ rather than abandoned.

      Yes, same for Gouhou Drug! I like all the attention they’re getting, makes me all hopeful that they are considering resuming them.

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  4. yay! CLAMP news in ENGLISH! ^__^ So happy they added this to their site! And I like the manga layout images but i also think it would have been a great opportunity for some new art. Especially the TRC image, it’s sooo vol 1 XD Also, cant wait for the comments on TRC 217 (new ch) to be up XD I think I get whats going on but would like to hear other opinions 🙂

    Once again, thanks for posting so much wonderful CLAMP-related info 😀 And a belated congratulations on winning the CLAMP 20th Anniversary Fanbook Cover contest! 🙂

    On TRC vol 26, I keep wishing one of them could be RSyaoran’s dad, but at the same time I’m very happy it’s Syaoran without his blue eye ^__^

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    • I was very happy to see the english news too! And the enlish is soooo polished, so correct (not engrish XD)

      >Especially the TRC image, it’s sooo vol 1 XD
      LOL!

      Ohhh please look forward to my comments on Chapter 217 XDDDD

      >Once again, thanks for posting so much wonderful CLAMP-related info 😀 And a belated congratulations on winning the CLAMP 20th Anniversary Fanbook Cover contest! 🙂

      Oh you’re welcome, it is my pleasure! And thank you! With the excitement of CLAMP-NET’s new layout, I totally forgot to properly thank everyone for the support ^^

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  5. Thanks for summarising all the changes for us! I love the new site, the whole black/white — it’s simple and easy to look at, just like in a manga. And all the stuff to look at! *is fascinated by the characters page*. And the “under construction” page? Of course Watanuki will be doing that ♥.

    Is Holic going to be break-free? Why am I doubting here 😡

    (I… don’t know what’s the meaning behind featuring the unfinished/WIP mangas in the banner, but I’d like to not to get too hopeful.)

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    • >And the “under construction” page? Of course Watanuki will be doing that ♥.

      I loved that xD

      >Is Holic going to be break-free? Why am I doubting here 😡

      Someone above pointed out that it may not be what CLAMP-NET says indeed =_= At the end of Chapter 177, it says that the next chapter will be published only on April 13, differently than what says CLAMP-NET u.u

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  6. ** VAChE **

    Hi Chibiyuuto!

    oh GOD…a Kobato. break is horrible…WE MUST WAIT ANOTHER MONTH!! ;____; if it was weekly I wouldn’t mind…but…A MONTH…1 ENTIRE MONTH…

    I loved the new page…I agree with you, it would be really nice if it had a bit more colour u___u but it’s pretty ^^ …and also…why on earth CHOBITS isn’t in the main page? (or maybe I didn’t see it!)…well…maybe because is still under construction??? I really hope so…I love Chobits ._____.

    Thanks for the news ^^

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    • >WE MUST WAIT ANOTHER MONTH!! ;____; if it was weekly I wouldn’t mind…but…A MONTH…1 ENTIRE MONTH…

      I know .____.

      >why on earth CHOBITS isn’t in the main page? (or maybe I didn’t see it!)

      I hadn’t noticed that!!! You’re right! Actually a lot of works aren’t, Suki. Dakara Suki, 20 Mensho ni Onegai!!, Duklyon, Shin Shunkaden, Shirahime Syo and Miyuki-chan in Wonderland!

      >maybe because is still under construction??? I really hope so…I love Chobits ._____.

      I hope so too .__. I found a few tiny mistakes so I think they’ll be changing things in due course.

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  7. Ah, well, I already pre-ordered this Newtype though it’s almost a sure thing the scans will be online before I get my own copy ^^; I hope it will be worth the money I’m spending on it, I’m very broke right now ;__;
    For Kobato to get a break is pretty extraordinary to say the least, there are only 15 pages a month already, so missing a month is really too much ^^’
    After reading TRC 217, I can’t help but feel really tired, yes, tired, and I don’t even manage to get neither sad about the 3 weeks break of TRC, nor rejoice about the Holic steady releases, which might be changed at any moment like it always does generally.
    The new Clamp website is quite pretty, I played around it earlier~
    Thanks for the news! ^^

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    • 15 pages? Even less, only 14! ;_;

      >so missing a month is really too much ^^’

      *nods* However, CLAMP is being pretty good with us, can’t deny that, it’s been months since the last break, but that’s only fair giving the lenght of the chapters.

      I hope you didn’t spend your money in Newtype in vain. If the 20th Anniversary article features full illustrations from the past covers, that should be quite worth it.

      Also, if we’re lucky we could get a new Kobato. anime article ^^

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  8. As I said, the new layout is truly amazing… That’s really the kind of layout I love, but as you said it could have been better with some more colors… But I’m really fine with that.

    I’m truly happy about X considered as unfinished. I’m sure they’ll take care of it when tsubaba & holic will be over. They don’t have any new manga project besides Gate 7… I don’t know what else they can do… Kobato is not enough ! XD

    I just saw you won the Clamp 20th anniversary Fanbook Project cover contest… I want to say, that was obvious XD That’s really great to know… Congratulations ! ^.^

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    • It’s very nice to see my beloved X getting some attention ^^ I’m hopeful about its continuation too, after Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC ^^

      And thanks for the compliments! Thanks for the support ^___^

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  9. > A Kobato. break? How sad!
    … ;_;… *sniff* T^T *cries in the corner*

    *blows nose* i’m fine… *sniff*
    anyway, the CLAMP website is so beautiful that i wanna cry again…*o*
    and there are so many breaks!! why?!
    but at the website designs and the new cover is really pwetty enough to cheer me up. 🙂

    Thanks for the news!

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      • o.o i knew that! *throws away the tissue* see, this is why i don’t wanna explore the internet while there are little kids bugging me… sorry! i really need to read very carefully before i post new comments. DX

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  10. The new design is so… white XD, yeah, it would be much greater with a little coloring by CLAMP XD

    And yeah, so love the bigger preview picture ~(^o ^ *)

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  11. Roger

    *________________* LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!!!
    Is amazing, when I see the pictures in the banner , I get exited that they put Clover & X too, hope they finish them soon!

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  12. A Kobato break, and then 2 weeks without Tsubasa! This is awful TT___TT At least I hope they keep the Holic streak steady. Is it too much to hope for the 4 steady weeks to go on as planned?

    Congratulations on winning the Fanbook Coverart Design contest! I wish I had seen it before -___- But at least you won! ^o^

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  13. Omfg!
    This new site is more than amazing! It’s unbelievable!
    I remember I’d rather come here to see the news, I really did not have any patience at looking things in that old website, but now, I just wanna dig, dig, dig! See everything *-*
    I’m sooo glad they did this change! And it’s sooo good to see their list of manga! Clover!!! X!!! GD!!! ;_; I miss you all ;_; Come back to Mama! *hugs*
    There’s some color required, definitely. I don’t know about coloring the draws, but maybe the rest of it! It would be a start, I don’t know, I just want them to finish Tsubasa and Holic for now -__- I’m not believing they won’t have any breaks at Holic. I’ll just believe after May, when I can look back and count the releases xDD

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  14. oooh! just gotta love the new site layout!
    yay! news in english! i wish that they also had an option to have english for the whole site, but oh wells.
    thanks again for the news as always!

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