UPDATED: Clear Card volumes 7 and 8 to come with original Drama CDs

This month’s Animedia magazine is reporting that volumes 7 and 8 of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc volumes will both come with original Drama CDs written by CLAMP member Nanase Ohkawa.

The stories of the Drama CDs will be two halves of the same story — part 1 and part 2 — and they will take place right after the events of episode 22 of the TV Anime adaptation.

Thank you Cinzia/Sakura84-chan for this scoop!

UPDATE: In addition to the confirmation of what was just a rumor yesterday, we now have the info that the stories for both Drama CDs will take place right after the events of episode 22 of the TV Anime adaptation.

We also know the release date for Volume 7.

Volume 7: September 3 (Pre-order it on Amazon.jp).
Volume 8: To be announced (most likely around March/April 2020).

 

 

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CLAMP BOOK #6 (CLAMP doujinshi) – Video Review

Did you know that RG Veda appeared for the first time in doujinshi format? It was CLAMP‘s first original doujinshi called RG Veda ~DISCO VERSION~

Find out more about it on this video review of CLAMP BOOK #6

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

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

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

The sixth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped 4 positions, landing at the 13th positions in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 51,504 copies sold in its second week of sales.

The above numbers are for the regular edition, only. The Special Edition unfortunately did not appear this week at Oricon’s Top 30 and therefore, sale numbers for the Special Edition (Exhibit CD audio guide) are unknown.

Overall, volume 6 has sold an estimate of 186,541 copies in two weeks. It is neck and neck with the overall second week sales of volume 5, but still slightly smaller than the 192,699 copies sold by volume 5 on week 2.

These numbers represent the lowest overall sales of a Clear Card arc volume by the second week.

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):

Stay tuned to see if it will reappear in next week’s ranking! Fingers crossed.

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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.