CLAMP BOOK #5 (CLAMP doujinshi) – Video Review

The video review of CLAMP BOOK #5 is here!

This is a CLAMP doujinshi about Yoshiki Tanaka’s works, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and Sohryuden.

Hope you like it!

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #6 first week sales report

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The sixth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 9th (regular edition) and 29th (special edition) positions in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 135,037 copies sold combined in its first week of sales.

The regular edition sold an estimate of 109,496 copies, while the special edition (with the Tokyo Exhibition audio CD guide) sold an estimate of 25,541 copies. Both editions sold together an estimate of 135,037 copies.

This is the first time since volume 3 that the special edition appeared in Oricon’s weekly ranking. For volumes 4 and 5, only the regular edition made it to the ranking.

These numbers represent the 4th best selling first week for a Clear Card volume, only behind volumes 1, 3 and 5 respectively. On the downside, they are slightly smaller than the first week of volume 5 regular edition alone (141,578 copies).

Out of curiosity, here are the first week sales of the 3 special editions that have appeared in previous rankings:

Volume 1 Special Edition (Mangaka set): 18,386 copies
Volume 3 Special Edition (OAD): 33,084 copies
Volume 6 Special Edition (Audio CD Guide): 25,541 copies

Therefore, volume 6 special edition had the second best first week sales, only behind volume 3 (OAD).

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

It’s a rather good, consistent first week sales for volume 6. It’s not very good that it’s still lower than the first week of Volume 5’s regular edition alone. However, the release date was April 3rd so it didn’t get a full week of sales exposure.

It will likely probably reappear in rankings for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc #6 cover

The cover of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc #6 has been announced:

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Volume 6 theme is purple!

Both regular and limited special edition will be released on April 3rd. The benefit of the special limited first edition will be a CD with the audio guide for the Card Captor Sakura Magical Art Museum exhibit and a booklet about it. The audio guide is voiced by the anime voice actors.

You can already pre-order the special edition on Amazon Japan.

Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc #6 release date (Updated)

Kodansha is listing the release date of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc volume 6 to March 1st April.

There isn’t anything about a special edition to be released simultaneously as of yet, but considering how all 5 previous volumes had a special edition, it is somehow safe to assume that there will be one for volume 6 as well.

A special limited edition is scheduled to go on sale on the same date.

…happy new year I guess?

PS: yes, I’m well and alive! I know I haven’t been writing about the recent CCS chapters and quite frankly I don’t know if I will ever catch up. I might, or I might just skip some and restart writing whenever I see fit. I apologize if you were looking forward to them (please accept a tender kiss in your heart if that’s your case). I do have a bigger sense of commitment to news rather than chapter reviews, so you can always expect and count on me for news, as usual =) I do hope sincerely that 2019 will surprise us with exciting CLAMP news. In the meantime you can follow me on twitter for some random CLAMP jib jab.

Update: the release date has been postponed to April. A special limited edition is scheduled to go on sale on the same date.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 28

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Japanese RAWs
English translations

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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Card Captor Sakura Exhibition – the Enchanted Museum

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The Card Captor Sakura Exhibition – the Enchanted Museum officially opens tomorrow (Oct. 26) in Japan at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, in Tokyo.

It’s a fully immersive exhibition centered on the work, art and world of Card Captor Sakura as a whole. Although I haven’t been there myself, judging by the pictures, the exhibition was done with excellence.

Visitors can explore the exhibition through its many thematic rooms:

Beginning Archives – The first room of the exhibition which tells the history of Card Captor Sakura using huge book props. Comments from celebrities about Card Captor Sakura are also recorded here. There is also four “Tomoyo Finder” spots in which visitors can peek into peep holes to an original story drawn by CLAMP of what it appears to be a date between Sakura and Syaoran.

Flower Room – A collection of flower illustrations that appear in Card Captor Sakura manga. The walls of this room are covered with flower stickers and visitors can interact with it by sticking it themselves using the stickers specially available on the exhibit.

Tomoyo’s Atelier – This room mimics Tomoyo’s atelier and it’s made so as to look like it’s within the SIEGE card. The room is fully decorated with fabrics and tools for creating Sakura’s battle costumes. Four real size of very famous battle costumes worn by Sakura in the manga are on display on this room. In addition, there are three mini-dresses designed by CLAMP member Mokona herself on display for the first time.

Gallery Zone – Features originals of over 200 illustrations drawn by CLAMP on display.

Record Room – This room shows a timeline of Card Captor Sakura in Nakayoshi magazine since its original serialization in 1996. It shows all the issues in which Card Captor Sakura appeared on the front cover of Nakayoshi magazine and some of the original and exclusive goods (furoku) that came with Nakayoshi. Moreover, on this room visitors can take pictures with a 3 meters size Kero-chan, props and at a nice spot featuring a huge panel of the key visual illustration and a life-size display of Sakura drawn by CLAMP specifically for this exhibition.

Card Chamber – On this room all Clow Cards, Sakura Cards and Clear Cards are displayed. There is a huge Clear Card on the middle of the room showing a new Card drawn by CLAMP named “THANKS”. This same Clear Card will be given to all visitors who attend the exhibition. The designs for the first and second half of the exhibition will be different.

A goods shop and thematic cafe with a special menu are also available at the exhibition. It’s a very comprehensive and well made exhibition which I hope will be successful enough to travel the world. The first half of the exhibition will run from October 26 to November 30 and the second half will run from December 1st to January 3. Some contents and atractions are expected to change on the second half.

Really top quality and incredibly done exhibition!

I’ve selected some pictures that were taken by the Japanese press, who had early access to the exhibition:

Source: FASHION PRESS, MANTAN WEB, Comic Natalie, Animate Times.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 27

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

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

Japanese RAWs
English translations

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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