Tsubasa guide books and mini-artbook announced (Updated)

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© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

This week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine is announcing the upcoming release of two Official Guides and a mini artbook for Tsubasa.

Official Guide Book Tsubasa CARACTere CHRoNiCLE

Release date: December 2


  • Character profiles
  • Character surveys
  • CLAMP interview
  • Nirai Kanai-hen storyboards
  • Holitsuba short comic never published in book format
  • Cover and poster featuring new illustration drawn by CLAMP

Official Guide Book Tsubasa SToRy CHRoNiCLE

Release date: Late December 2016


  • Story digest from “Tokyo” to “Nirai Kanai” arcs
  • CLAMP interview revealing secrets behind the creation of Tsubasa
  • Tsubasa illustrations made by other mangaka and artists
  • Kinugawa Onsen short story (previously published in Weekly Shonen Magazine, only)
  • Cover and poster featuring new illustration drawn by CLAMP

Tsubasa Mini Artbook – Tsubasa ILLuSTRaTION CHRoNiCLE

Release date: December 2

  • All 23 color illustrations from Nirai Kanai hen
  • Selection of the best colored scenes from RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

This are sure good news!

I’m glad we won’t have to wait too long to have the color illustrations of Nirai Kanai hen. It would have taken many more years to fill another artbook with the same length as the previous two ALBuM De REProDUCTioNS. I am curious about which illustrations from RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE will be selected. Instead of reprints, it be would be much better if it were the colored comic pages that were in neither of the artbooks. I counted 20 color illustrations for WoRLD CHRoNiCLE and 3 for each special limited edition cover, but maybe I miscounted… I’m not sure if the covers of the special editions of volumes 1 and 2 would be counted as WoRLD CHRoNiCLE or RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE ^^” Either way, I hope they all get included in this mini artbook.

And two guide books? That actually took me by surprise. The contents were divided in a way that makes  it hard to pick only one. I mean, I could live without the character surveys, but the storyboards and interviews are always so interesting! I hope they’ll include character sketches and unreleased materials.

Definitely looking forward to all 3 of them!

Special thanks to Manga Mag Japon for kindly letting me know about this.

Update: The release dates for all 3 books have been postponed. Source: CLAMP-NET.COM.