Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc #10 release information

Animate reports that the 10th volume of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc is coming out on April 1st.

It also reports that the Special Edition, which will come out on the same day for the price of 2970 yens, will come with a character song CD and a mini-book drawn by CLAMP. The voice actors of Sakura and Syaoran will sing the character song.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 50

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This chapter is available for free at CLAMP-FANS.com.

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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BREAKING: CLAMP provide character design concept for new “Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress” anime

It was announced today that a new anime for the trading card game franchise Cardfight!! Vanguard is in production and CLAMP are providing the original character design concepts for it. The animation production will be done by Kinema Citrus.

The anime is entitled Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress, or simply Vanguard overDress.

The main key visual (illustrated by CLAMP) can be seen bellow, as well as the staff list:

The anime synopsis was also announced:

The first PV has been announced as well:

According to this tweet below, the anime will air on the official Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube Channel with English subtitles starting on April 3rd!

According to this other tweet below, a new booster pack for the trading card game franchise will go on sale starting on April 17th. A card illustrated by CLAMP can be found in rare occasions.


What a surprise announcement! The character design looks very much like CLAMP’s current art style.

Just a reminder that this anime is NOT the Netflix collaboration. We still need to see more information about that (hopefully this year). If we have the Netflix anime this year, this would mean that there will be three animes airing in 2021 with character designs by CLAMP: 1) Code Geass Dakkan no Zetto; 2) Vanguard overDress; 3) Untitled Netflix original anime. If you count Tokyo Babylon 2021, that’s four animes related to CLAMP in 2021. Wow!

I am also very happy that the anime will be streamed worldwide in the Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube channel with English subtitles. It really shows how CLAMP are really concerned about their international audiences, which is great.

I am not sure this anime is my cup of tea, but I’ll be looking forward to the new CLAMP art that might come out of it!

Tokyo Babylon 2021 TV Anime postponed

Today the Tokyo Babylon 2021 TV Anime production team has released an official statement announcing that the beginning of broadcast, which was originally scheduled for April 2021, has been postponed.

Here’s a rough translation of the statement:

Important report

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your continued patronage.

The [Tokyo BABYLON 2021] committee takes the issue of imitation very seriously.
A compliance team was set up within the committee to reflect deeply and take strict measures.
We will continue to work on further legal compliance.

Therefore, we will postpone the broadcast of this work, which is currently scheduled to be broadcast in April 2021.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to CLAMP, everyone who loves the original “Tokyo BABYLON” work, everyone who is looking forward to and supporting the TV anime “Tokyo BABYLON 2021”, and everyone involved.

We pledge to deliver entertainment that fans can enjoy with peace of mind, and the production committee will work together to produce it.

We will seriously and sincerely make works that everyone truly loves, so thank you for your cooperation.

All of TOKYO BABYLON 2021 PROJECT

The decision comes after incident of using unauthorized materials for Subaru Sumeragi’s ceremonial robes and Hokuto Sumeragi’s pink outfit. Back then, the two previously released PVs were removed from YouTube, as well as all visuals have been removed from the official website and all Tokyo Babylon 2021 social networks. Since then, the team has been reworking on these.

The production team did not announce the new air date at this moment.

Source: Tokyo Babylon 2021.

However unfortunate, I feel this is the right decision to make in order to have an adaptation that feels right at least in that regard. It is somewhat expected that this would happen, considering that a lot of the work had been done already (the voice actors were already dubbing the scenes). It makes me wonder if there were other cases, other than the two ones reported, that they identified.

CLAMP to draw for new “Haken Anime!” spinoff novel series

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Cover of the Haken Anime! novel (2014)
© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD.

This week’s issue of anan magazine (issue 2230) is announcing that CLAMP will be in charge of the illustrations for a new Haken Anime! spinoff novel series.

The spinoff is entitled Oto to Koe no Bouken (Adventure of Sound and Voice) and will begin serialization two weeks from now, on issue 2232 of anan. The series will be written by the same author as Haken Anime!, Mizuki Tsujimura.

The announcement came in this week’s issue of anan magazine, which also contains a 4-pages recap of CLAMP’s creative trajectory with highlights by Mizuki Tsujimura.

The original Haken Anime! novel was serialized in anan magazine from 2012 to 2014, each chapter featuring a colored illustration drawn by CLAMP. The chapters were compiled and released in book format in 2014. A paperback edition was later released in 2017. In 2019, it received a stage play adaptation.

Source: anan magazine issue 2230.

This is great news! I love the fact that they seem to be getting more active in 2021 ^-^

New CLAMP x Goodsmile Company Collaboration

Goodsmile Company announced today plans to release a new Sakura Kinomoto scale figure and Nendoroid doll based on a new illustration drawn by CLAMP exclusively for this purpose.

The products are a joint collaboration between CLAMP’s 30th Anniversary, Goodsmile Company’s 20th Anniversary and Card Captor Sakura‘s 25th Anniversary.

Here’s the new illustration that CLAMP drew for which the products will be based from:

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The scale figure is currently in production and more details will be announced soon.

The Nendoroid doll, also based on the same illustration, is entitled Nendoroid Sakura Kinomoto Always Together ~ Pinky Promise ~ and will be up for pre-order on Goodsmile Company and CLAMP-FANS.COM websites starting from December 15.

More pictures of the Nendoroid doll are available at Kahotan’s blog.

CLAMP to provide character design concepts for two new Code Geass projects

(c)SUNRISE/PROJECT G-GEASS Character Design (c)2006-2021 CLAMP・ST
(c)SUNRISE/PROJECT Z-GEASS Character Design (c)2006-2021 CLAMP・ST

A press conference was held today to announce two new Code Geass projects: a smartphone game and a new anime series. CLAMP will provide new character design concepts for both projects.

The press conference was streamed live on YouTube on December 5th, Lelouch’s birthday.

The new anime series will be called Code Geass Dakkan no Zetto (Code Geass Z of the Recaptured) and its main visual was revealed:

(c)SUNRISE/PROJECT Z-GEASS Character Design (c)2006-2021 CLAMP・ST

Like previous Code Geass anime series, Takahiro Kimura will once again adapt CLAMP’s original concept designs for the anime. No information regarding beginning of broadcast was given.

The smartphone game will be called Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE and will be available starting April 2021. The key visual featuring the three main characters was also revealed, along with a PV:

(c)SUNRISE/PROJECT G-GEASS Character Design (c)2006-2021 CLAMP・ST

Code Geass Dakkan no Zetto (Code Geass Z of the Recaptured)

Official website: http://www.geass.jp/Z-recapture/

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE

Official website: http://geass-gr.jp
Official twitter: https://twitter.com/geass_gr

At least for the game, the character designs looks very much like the current CLAMP style. I am already looking forward to see CLAMP’s original concepts and all the new illustrations they will provide for this! 2021 is already looking better than 2020 so far =)

Tokyo Babylon 2021 team addresses unauthorized use of materials allegations and takes actions

Today the Tokyo Babylon 2021 TV Anime production team has released an official statement addressing received allegations of unauthorized use of materials in characters’ costumes

The statement, which was posted on the Tokyo Babylon 2021 official website, chronicles the events since the first allegations were reported by fans, the investigation that was carried out within the production staff, acknowledging the mistake and down to an apology to CLAMP, Tokyo Babylon readers, the cast, staff and everyone who has been supportive of Tokyo Babylon 2021. The statement assures that the production team is committed to prevent this from happening again.

Unauthorized materials had been used for Subaru Sumeragi’s ceremonial robes and Hokuto Sumeragi’s pink outfit.

As immediate actions that were taken, the two previously released PVs have been removed from YouTube, as well as all visuals have been removed from the official website and all Tokyo Babylon 2021 social networks. The team will likely rework these and release them again in the future.

Source: Tokyo Babylon 2021.

This was an unfortunate event but at least the flaw has been humbly acknowledged, they are working on fixing the mistake and committed to prevent it from happening again. I hope this time they will base the designs on CLAMP’s source materials, which we all love so much.