Download: Tsubasa – WoRLD CHRoNiCLE – Nirai Kanai Hen Volume 3 Audio Drama (Updated)

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

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

MP3 Download – 17 minutes (350kbps)
English translation.

I haven’t seen any decently ripped version of the audio drama yet, only a low quality recording of it, and since my copy arrived, I thought I’d give a shot at ripping and sharing it. I’ve never ripped a PLAYBUTTON before (I’ve never owned one before!) so I hope the quality is good enough.

The audio drama actually begins shortly before the ending of volume 3, during Watanuki and Syaoran’s conversation, then it segues into the extra story in the candy world from the booklet. There is actually some more extra dialogs in the audio drama that can’t be found in neither the manga or the booklet, so I was a bit disappointed that a script didn’t come along in the package.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed listening to this audio drama, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Tsubasa – WoRLD CHRoNiCLE – is available for purchase at CD Japan with worldwide shipping.


CLAMP no Kyoto Agaru Sagaru #1 – 2015/10/01 (Updated)

© CLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD.

© CLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD.

CLAMP’s weekly radio show on KBS Kyoto radio station launched today in Japan.

I was able to capture the audio, you can download today’s episode below:

CLAMPの京都上ル下ル #1 – 2015/10/01 (right click -> save target as).

On this episode, they talked about CLAMP a group (main activities, current works, early days), moving to Kyoto, CLAMP IN WONDERLAND (they played Anata Dake no Wonderland at the end).

As usual, if anyone would like to share their thoughts about what they talked about, specially the part about moving to Kyoto, that would be highly appreciated, even a brief summary would help!

The show will be available as podcast download later today. We will be able to tell if there are any differences between my recording and the official podcast. If there aren’t any differences, I will no longer record these weekly. If there are any substantial differences (I don’t believe so), then I will keep recording.

Make sure to check out the show’s hotsite that was launched earlier this week.

It’s really nice to listen to the ladies! I’m so glad I’ll be able to hear them every week now =)

Update: The podcast version is up. It has essentially the same contents except for the song “Anata Dake no Wonderland” that has been cut — probably because they don’t have the rights to distribute the song on the internet. Therefore, there is no need for me to record these on a weekly basis given that the podcast is pretty much the same thing. That being said, I will still post and comment about each episode weekly.

XXXHOLiC Rou Short-OAD Raw

The raw video of the XXXHOLiC Rou Short-OAD, which is actually the opening sequence of the upcoming new full-length XXXHOLiC Rou OAD, was uploaded on Nico Nico Douga

You can direct download the video in AVI format here (right click -> Save target as…) or from MediaFire.

The song is Adayume (あだゆめ) from Suga Shikao’s album SMILE.

They should release a compilation album with all Suga Shikao songs used in XXXHOLiC xD This is the sixth Suga Shikao song used in XXXHOLiC, I believe. There really is no better singer for XXXHOLiC =)

I really liked this OP, it’s one of my favorites (if not the one), very mysterious and exotique.

Also available on YouTube:

Audio of CLAMP’s Conference at Japan Expo

Wait, am I still talking about CLAMP in Paris? I guess xD

A promise is a promise and I promised I would share the audio from CLAMP’s public conference at Japan Expo and here it is!

It was recorded by eolo, who was sitting 2 seats beside me, and transferring the file from his iPhone to the computer proved to be harder than we thought (which is why it took us this long). But he made it nevertheless and here it is! Thank you very much, Marco!

The file has 157 MB, the beginning has CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 (which was screened twice) and the ending has 3 minutes of absolutely no sound. I tried to edit the audio file and cut the beginning and ending but the output file ended up being even larger than the original file. Since I didn’t want to compromise its quality, I decided to share the original file, no editions.

The quality is great, it might get too loud whenever the audience cheers but well, it WAS loud even for us who were there, so xD Basically if you know french you’ll be able to understand all of it ^^

Enjoy it!


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.

DOWNLOAD: CLAMP Video Interview from Bande Dessinée Festival (Updated)

Great exclusive material today!

Remember last year when CLAMP was featured in the Bande Dessinée Festival, coincidentally also held in France? There was a video screening at the event showing CLAMP’s studio along with an interview shot specifically for the event.

Turns out that video was included in a special DVD celebrating CLAMP’s 20th Anniversary released exclusively in France!

The DVD was released by Kaze and Pika Édition and apart from the interview, it also contains the first episode of Angelic Layer, Chobits, XXXHOLiC and Tsubasa Chronicle (animes licensed by Kaze).

kei-san77 was kind enough to rip the video interview in high quality! There’s a total of two videos. The first one is very short and it shows CLAMP working in their studio, the second video is the interview itself.


CLAMP Internet Radio #48 & #49 (final)

First of all, thank you very much for the positive feedback on my new layout, it really means a lot to me ^__^

Today I’m bringing the final two episodes of CLAMP’s Internet Radio show, Komugikotoride no Yonshimin.

I’m not going to write any summaries for these ones, since they both are basically “summary” episodes.

In #48 they summarize all 17 guests that appeared on the show during its two-years run, making remarks about each one of them.

In #49 they look back at the last two years pointing out some highlights such as CLAMP’s visit to the USA and Korea, the Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations screening and New Year’s events, Mokona’s birthday party etc.

Near the very end of the last episode I think they were talking about their future ambitions. Satsuki said she wants to draw the end of Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC and also be able to dance (she’s been taking classes recently). Mokona, also, said she wants to draw the end of Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC “very quickly”, she said something about her room but I didn’t understand (maybe she needs some free space? XD). Ohkawa too said the same about Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC but she also said, if I’m not mistaken, that she would like to write the script for a TV Drama? That would be the coolest thing ever. Could you confirm that to me, if possible, clstmk-san? Or anyone else that’s willing to give me some light xD

The final episode is the longest of all with nearly one hour.

Komugikotoride no Yonshimin #48