CLAMP Interview – ASUKA August 1993 (June 1993)

What is the meaning of “X”?

Ohkawa: There are several meanings. It can mean a cross of crucifixion, of course, or unknown in formulae and scientific analysis, and there is also a narcotic named “X”. X is a combination of meaning like these.

What is the meaning of “the promised day of 1999”?

Ohkawa: Like the “Revelation to John” of Christians and Nostradamus, the final judgement day is called the “promised day”. Although the Christians did not presume it to be in the year of 1999, combining the stories of the “last war” according to various religion, it is said to be 1999.

What is the difference between “seven seals” and “seven angels”?

Ohkawa: “Seven angels” belong to the Kanoe side of the Dragons of Earth, while the “seven seals” belong to the Hinoto side of the Dragons of Heaven. (In Chinese, the word “hinoto” is the 4th of the 10 Heavenly Stems, and “kanoe” is the 7th of the 10 Heavenly Stems.)

Are Hinoto and Kanoe really sisters?

Ohkawa: They don’t look alike, but they are sisters.

Does Sorata go to school?

Ohkawa: He has applied for leave of absence, so he is taking a break now.

Is Kamui human?

Ohkawa: Although his eyes are too big to look like human, *laughs* he is human.

It is said that characters from other stories will also appear in X.

Ohkawa: Yes, they will appear properly.
Mokona: The trio from CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan.
Ohkawa: When they appear, it will be understood why the CLAMP campus has a star shaped plan.
Mokona: We really did plan it right from the start! *laughs*



Interview originally published in ASUKA (Kadokawa) August 1993 issue, released on June 24th, 1993.


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