Kodansha launches “XXXHOLiC Formal Portal”

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Kodansha has launched a portal centered on XXXHOLiC: http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/SEP/02888/01/xxxholic_portal/

The site so far seems to gather all the news and information about the current XXXHOLiC-related products and developments like the artbook release, the new manga series, TV Drama adaptation and the XXXHOLiC Cafe.

You can also see a very large version of the artbook cover. This page says that the artbook will come with 3 new illustrations drawn by CLAMP.

2013 is definitely going to be XXXHOLiC's year.

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8 thoughts on “Kodansha launches “XXXHOLiC Formal Portal”

  1. OMG, expensive!!! D:

    I’ve bought many Clamp artbooks so far, from Chobits, CCS, Wish, Tsubasa, North/South Side, Kobato, Code Geass, Mook books etc…but NONE of them went past 2000jpy! And I’m talking about artbooks from other series too, none went past the 3000jpy limit. But 6900jpy?! Seriously, what happened?!
    This is the most expensive artbook I’ve personally ever come across in my entire life! @_@

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      • The dimensions seems peculiar: it looks like it’s going to be a square, never seen that before personally. But I don’t know if it’s just the product preview which looks like that or if the actual final book will be square like.

        And yes, it better be real fancy to justify the cost, even the japanese fans who don’t need to pay shipping costs and the likes will think about it twice (more like thrice) before purchasing it if it’s not something really good.

        This is the most detailed descriptions I found (http://natalie.mu/comic/news/84884), but the online translation is not too good :

        「xxxHOLiC 胡蝶ノ夢」には、「xxxHOLiC」のイラストが160点以上収められる。観音開きの収納ボックスが付き、ボックスにプリントされるイラスト3点はすべて描き下ろしだ。さらに「天地明察」「マルドゥック・スクランブル」などで知られる、小説家・冲方丁の書き下ろし掌編小説も収録される。

        >> Illustrations, “xxxHOLiC” in “Butterfly Dreams ノ xxxHOLiC” will be placed more than 160 points. 3-point storage box with casement illustrations, is printed on the box but all drawn. Is recorded is known for such as “Marudo~ukku scrambling” “universe discern” In addition, the newly written novel Shohen Ding 冲方 novelist.

        So…a storage box kind of thing with the illustrations inside? Like, each one on a different paper, almost like a box full of posters? Too confusing for the moment…

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        • “xxxHOLiC: The Butterfly’s Dream” will include over 160 illustrations from “xxxHOLiC”. A double-door opening storage box is included, with the three illustrations printed on the box all being drawn exclusively. Also included is a short story by the novelist Tow Ubukata, known for “Tenchi Meisatsu” [aka Insight into the Universe, Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer] and “Mardock Scramble”.

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        • Looks like someone replied to my comment but their answer was deleted somehow, but I still got the msg in my inbox, it’s a good translation of the japanese text, THANK YOU, whoever you are!

          “xxxHOLiC: The Butterfly’s Dream” will include over 160 illustrations from “xxxHOLiC”. A double-door opening storage box is included, with the three illustrations printed on the box all being drawn exclusively. Also included is a short story by the novelist Tow Ubukata, known for “Tenchi Meisatsu” [aka Insight into the Universe, Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer] and “Mardock Scramble”.

          Now, everything makes sens 🙂

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          • Oh, the comment is still there, it is an Anonymous comment and it required my approval 😉

            So it comes in a box, huh? Must be one hell of a fancy box! Maybe that would explain the square shape?

            Thank you Anonymous-san for the translation!

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      • oh, and something else, I actually stumbled upon a new illustration of CCS mobile game, in case you’re interested, I believe the sketch was posted on twitter, but this is actually a part of the final image:

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