CLAMP amongst 50 Top-Selling Manga in Japan

Oricon announced a list of the 50 top-selling mangas in Japan from November 2008 to May 2009.

CLAMP appears in the list with 3 titles.

24 – XXXHOLiC #14 – 465,760 copies sold
38 – Tsubasa #25 – 332,338 copies sold
42 – Tsubasa #26 – 321,461 copies sold

XXXHOLiC #14 was the 3rd best-selling manga of Kodansha, only behind Saint Onii-san #3 and Vagabond #29.

Click here to view the full list.

Congratulations to CLAMP!! =D

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Shimarisu no Hoobukuro paper message, CLAMP draws Fujii Chiho’s “Happy Ko” (Updated)

For those who were curious about it, here is the paper message that comes as a bonus for those who purchase Satsuki Igarashi’s Shimarisu no Hoobukuro book in one of the 10 selected Animate stores:


On other news, CLAMP made a slight participation in NHK’s show TV Senshi, sort of.

TV Senshi is a show aimed at children and young teenagers. In today’s episode, one of the young hostesses, Fujii Chiho, asked her favorite mangaka (CLAMP) to draw her character “Happy Ko” from one of the show’s corners, Girls Communication.

CLAMP members themselves didn’t appear on the show, only the illustration they did of “Happy Ko”:


Click to enlarge it.

Here’s a picture of Fujii Chiho:


I thought CLAMP’s drawing was adorably similar xD Also quite a lot like Tomoyo.

Update: I thought that was the full illustration, but no! Here is the same illustration in a wider view:


Click to enlarge it.

Update 2: The show’s official website has the illustration in its full extent!