CLAMP in Paris: Pictures and Videos (Updated)

This post in an attempt to gather the pictures and videos that I have made while I was in Paris and also the material that appeared on the internet. There are some contributions too from some kind people that I met there who shared their pictures and videos with me.

If you have pictures and videos and would like to share, I would love to have them so please feel free to do it ^^

I tried to make the post as organized as possible, but it might look a bit confusing xD I have separated the material by dates and one for the local press. Furthermore, I’ve separated each of them in picture galleries and videos.

The videos are in several formats: AVI, MPG, MOV and FLV. You might need a special player or codec to play them correctly.

• July 2, Opening of CLAMP: Les Reines du Manga à Paris

>> Image Galery:
Chibi Yuuto & Benoit Gilbert

>> Videos:

These videos are the same from my July 3 post, but these are the original files in High Quality. Plus, there are 3 new videos.

To download the videos, right click on the image -> Save target as…

All videos recorded by Chibi Yuuto, except videos 02 and 04 recorded by Benoit Gilbert.

• July 3, Signing sessions and CLAMP Cosplay Contest at Japan Expo

>> Image Galeries:
Chibi Yuuto

>> Videos:

The first video is from their first signing session and the second video is the moment where CLAMP announced the contest’s extra winners (the ones to whom they gave their Ioryogi plush toy). The second video is too big so I had to upload it on MegaUpload.

To download the videos, right click on the image -> Save target as… (except for the Cosplay one which is hosted in MegaUpload).

All videos recorded by Chibi Yuuto.

+ Videos:
CLAMP signing session:
CLAMP’s introduction in the cosplay contest:

• July 4, Signing sessions and CLAMP Public Conference at Japan Expo

>> Image Galery:
Chibi Yuuto

>> Videos:
CLAMP drawing the XXXHOLiC illustration at the Public Conference:

• Press

This interview was made by the french press agency AFP in the backstage of Japan Expo. There is one version in french and one in english. The french version has more footage than the english one.

I’ve ripped the videos and uploaded them to my server (in case anyone would like to keep them forever ^^).

To download the videos, right click on the image -> Save target as…

You can watch the same videos on stream in the following links:

English ->
French ->

EDIT: Updated to add three new pictures of the opening ceremony of the CLAMP Exposition provided by CLAMP-NET.COM, showing the CLAMP members shaking hands with the Culture Secretary of Paris, Christophe Girard, and the Libarian in charge of the Paris Bibliothèques, Danielle Pourtaud.


XXXHOLiC◆Kei Event Report from CLAMP-PLA.NET

A bit more than a month after the XXXHOLiC◆Kei event took place at LOFT/PLUS ONE, formally known as XXXHOLiC◆Kei Previous Evening Festival, the website CLAMP-PLA.NET brings their report of the event (most likely the last one for this event).

I was long awaiting for it, you can check it after the cut.


Code Geass R2 ED, XXXHOLiC◆Kei news

• Code Geass R2:

Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 premiered yesterday in Japan and you can get the RAW of episode 1 via TokyoTosho from many different sources. You know the steps, just type Code Geass in their search field to get the results.

As reported previously, CLAMP drew the illustrations for the Ending sequence:

You can download the full ED sequence, featuring these and other illustrations, here (.AVI, 26 MB). Credits for the rip goes to Memento.

The illustrations are just beyond gorgeous! It’s basically Code Geass through CLAMP’s eyes xD The drawings were done by Mokona but Nekoi painted them using CG. I was surprised with the total amount of illustrations, I thought they would be fewer. Beautiful work, CLAMP.

• XXXHOLiC◆Kei: has a list for all the upcoming XXXHOLiC◆Kei DVDs. There will be 7 volumes, and each one of them will have a limited edition coming with a Drama CD and a booklet. The first Drama CD will be written by Nanase Ohkawa.

According to Amazon, the release schedule and product details goes as the following:

Volume 1

Release date: June 25.
Running time: 25 minutes.
First edition limitation: Post card, booklet and Drama CD scripted by Nanase Ohkawa.

Volume 2

Release date: July 23.
Running time: 50 minutes.
First edition limitation: Booklet and Drama CD.

Volume 3

Release date: August 20.
Running time: 50 minutes.
First edition limitation: Booklet and Drama CD.

Volume 4

Release date: September 24.
Running time: 50 minutes.
First edition limitation: Booklet and Drama CD.

Volume 5

Release date: October 22.
Running time: 50 minutes.
First edition limitation: Booklet and Drama CD.

Volume 6

Release date: November 26.
Running time: 50 minutes.
First edition limitation: Booklet and Drama CD.

Volume 7

Release date: December 17.
Running time: 50 minutes.
First edition limitation: Booklet and Drama CD.

Thanks to for the heads up!

More information, such as extra features or a box to hold the DVD cases, can be added anytime.

Basing on the DVDs running time that is reporting, XXXHOLiC◆Kei will have only 13 episodes.

I’ve been seeing this (quite a lot) in articles and interviews about the the new season, but I thought the series could be expanded to 26 episodes when we get halfway through it. But after this, I’m getting more and more convinced.

So for now, 13 episodes only.

Last but not least, has their report on the XXXHOLiC◆Kei event at LOFT/PLUS ONE (they have a bigger version of the CLAMP and Mizushima picture), and Hobby-Channel has an article about the XXXHOLiC◆Kei stage event at TAF2008. Phew!

The ASCII article states that, up to the event’s day, Episode 1 was done, Episode 2 was in the middle of after-recording, Episode 9 was being drawn and Episode 12 storyboarded.

XXXHOLiC◆Kei Event Report #2

Dengeki has a VERY NICE coverage of the XXXHOLiC◆Kei event that was held at LOFT/PLUS ONE on last March 15.

The article has a transcript of the press conference that was held in the event, and it includes several great pictures. Make sure to check it out!

Ohkawa is pretty. Nekoi has braids (how cute XD)

Highlights (contains anime spoilers)

XXXHOLiC◆Kei Event – First Report

The XXXHOLiC◆Kei event was held this Saturday at the LOFT/PLUS ONE talk live house, in Tokyo. My friend (and japanese correspondent xD) Yoshiyuki was there and he gave me a general idea of what happened at the event.

He also did a great move and recorded the audio of most of it, it’s all behind the cut.

XXXHOLiC◆Kei Event report

CLAMP in 2008 Bande Dessinée Festival: pictures and videos

The 35th edition of the International Comics Festival of Bande Dessinée has opened today in France, where CLAMP’s art is being exhibited.

There are two pictures from the CLAMP exposition available at their official gallery, let’s hope these are the first of many more to come ^__^

If you’re attending, please feel free to share your pictures (if allowed) and reviews are very welcomed.

The festival runs from today, January 24th, to Sunday, January 27th.

EDIT: They now have videos!

In this one, CLAMP’s segment is at 03:46 min:

For more videos and pictures, please check here and here.