The XXXHOLiC live-action movie directed by Mika Ninagawa had its Blu-ray and DVD released on October 5th with two versions: regular and special.
The Blu-ray Special Edition debuted on the 3rd place on Oricon’s weekly Blu-ray ranking, with an estimate of 3,999 copies sold. The Regular Edition, on the other hand, did not make it to the weekly ranking.
The DVD Special Edition debuted on the 5th place, with an estimate of 1,492 copies sold. The Regular Edition debuted on the 12th place with an estimate of 669 copies sold.
Together, the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the XXXHOLiC live-action movie sold an estimate of 6,160 copies on its first week.
It is always worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.
The Blu-ray and DVD versions of XXXHOLiC live-action movie can be purchased on CD Japan:
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For those of you who don’t follow me on my social networks, I just wanted to let you all know, in case you’re not aware of, that we’ve just reached the milestone of 60 CLAMP interviews translated to English available in the archive.
The catalog includes now 60 interviews with CLAMP dated from 1990 and later from multiple sources, with translations kindly provided by multiple volunteers from the CLAMP community. Thank you to each of you who have contributed with a translation.
There is more to come and there also more interviews in different shapes, forms and sizes in need of translation. If you’d like to contribute with translation, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
As expected, they follow the same logic as the original series’ covers, with one of the girls being in the foreground, with the other two girls at the background. The circle ornamental piece is the fixed element for all covers, with the jewel color changing its position to follow each girl’s main color.
Umi looks so sassy in her cover, as she should xD And Fuu has her glasses only on the cover of volume 3.
Both volumes are coming out on November 11.
UPDATE: Here’s the complete release schedule for Magic Knight Rayearth in CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION:
December 13, 2022: Magic Knight Rayearth 2 volume 1 January 13, 2023: Magic Knight Rayearth 2 volumes 2 & 3
Following the publication of the 7th and last volume of Tokyo Babylon for the CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION series, the next title to be published will be Magic Knight Rayearth! This was indeed the guess of a lot of people (including myself).
The first volume will be released on October 13 and its cover has been announced!
As a bonus, each volume will come with a postcard featuring the same illustration used as the cover of the classic edition. The bonus is the same as XXXHOLiC (a bit of a bummer, I expected something different for each series).
Just a reminder that Kodansha and Kadokawa will alternate their titles for the CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION releases. We have had XXXHOLiC (Kodansha), Tokyo Babylon (Kadokawa) and now Magic Knight Rayearth (Kodansha). The next title, which still hasn’t been announced, will be a Kadokawa one.
What did we learn from this cover?
We learned that they will probably be using the same colors from the classic edition, so likely volume 2 will be blue and volume 3, green.
We also learned that we have 3 characters right from the start. It could not have been different, right? I thought maybe each volume would feature just one girl (like the Kodansha new issue), but this is of course, much better.
Hikaru is on the foreground while Umi and Fuu are in the background (again, just like the classic edition), which means that volume 2 will have Umi on the foreground and volume 3, Fuu on the foreground.
It’s a refreshing cover. It’s nice to see the girls in a new art but at the same time, a bit shocking to see them with with much less detail. The original Rayearth art is so polished, after all!
At this moment, only volume 1 has been announced. It’s unclear if volume 2 will come out on the same day and we will have 2 volumes as usual, or if it’s going to be one per month, meaning a 6 months run for all 6 volumes. I personally think that they will keep the 2 volumes pace.
Kodansha is marketing this as a celebratory release for Magic Knight Rayearth‘s 30th Anniversary, which will be in 2023, and in alignment to that, they will be reprinting the two Magic Knight Rayearth artbooks, that will also be released on October 13. This will be just a reprint, there’s no new content to be added on it (it’s just a reprint, not a new edition).
Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc volume 13 will be released on October 13, 2022. This time, the special edition will come with a set of three big acrylic stands featuring three previously released illustrations of Sakura and Kero, Sakura and Spinel and Sakura and Momo. Each acrylic stand is approximately 9 cm (width) x 13-15 cm (height) x 8.5 cm (depth).
Here are pictures of the volume cover and the special edition:
Kodansha lists volume 13 as having 195 pages, which is way more than the typical 160 pages. If this is not a mistake, it probably means that Chapter 65 will be included in volume 13.
The cover illustration is so gorgeous! Worthy of final volume, even. But I guess CLAMP will go even higher on the cover of volume 14 (which seems to be the last one). Anyway, worthy of second-to-last volume!
The cover of Tokyo Babylon #7 for the CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION edition has been announced!
Technically, it’s still one person on the cover, or is it three? Hmmm it’s quite unclear.
The cover is very reminiscent of the classic edition, with Subaru looking like a priest. The new additions being obviously Seishirou and Hokuto (which seems to be attending her own funeral?). I have mixed feelings about this cover. Not sure if I find it so ingenious…
Oh, and this time around we got a full view of Seishirou’s shoulders, no cheating 😉
The seventh volume will be released on September 2.
This is it, ladies and gentlemen, this finishes Tokyo Babylon‘s ride with CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION. It was a fun one, and definitely shorter compared to XXXHOLiC. Kadokawa surely made things more fun than Kodansha with announcing the covers in advance and spoiling us with heavy promo.
The next CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION has not yet been announced.
The covers of Tokyo Babylon #5 and #6 for the CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION edition have been announced!
Loved these also! So in the end indeed we ended up with three covers featuring Hokuto and two covers with Seishirou (and we have seen again how Mokona-sensei got away with drawing Seishirou’s big shoulders, haha!)
The cover colors keep following the same pattern as the classic edition, as CLAMP have planned.
These covers also confirm the “rule” that we won’t be getting more than two chararcters on the same cover for the CPC editions.
Volume 7 will probably feature Subaru alone and it will be likely white, as the original.
The fifth and sixth volumes will be released on August 4.
Here’s the upcoming release schedule for Tokyo Babylon in CLAMP PREMIUM COLLECTION:
August 4th, 2022: volumes 5 & 6 September 2nd: volume 7