Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 40

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

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

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CLAMP 30th Anniversary special site launched (Updated)

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With only a few days before the end of 2019, CLAMP and Kodansha surprise us all with the launch of a CLAMP 30th Anniversary special site!

The website is called CLAMP-FANS and its address is https://clamp-fans.com/

The website is maintained by Kodansha and it’s meant to distribute information for CLAMP fans all around the world. Therefore, the website is available in 6 languages: Japanese, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (so happy about this latter!).

The following news was posted on the website:

CLAMP 30th Anniversary Projects, scheduled to be updated regularly!

CLAMP’s 30th Anniversary Projects and related information will be uploaded on this website.
In addition, the content on this site will increase, including a shopping site, where you can purchase special CLAMP goods, and Kero-chan’s photo diary.
We will make it a site that CLAMP fans all over the world can enjoy, so stay tuned.

To kick things off, the latest chapter of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc, Chapter 40, is already available to be read in all 6 languages at CLAMP’s official YouTube channel!

 

I can’t even begin to process just how AMAZING this is. Not only we’re finally getting ourselves a proper 30th Anniversary project (thank you, Kodansha!), but also the international fans are being included! ♡ Being able to legally read a new chapter of a CLAMP manga on the same day — or in this case, even before the release date in Japan — was unthinkable until now! This is truly an amazing Christmas miracle/gift.

I am looking very much forward to the other contents to be added to CLAMP-FANS! ♡

Thank you so much CLAMP and Kodansha for including us, fans that don’t reside in Japan.

Update: The Clear Card chapters will be available on YouTube in all 6 languages every month 2 days prior to the release of Nakayoshi. This is a measure Kodansha is taking to fight against piracy and an acknowledgement of CLAMP’s international readership. More languages expected to be added in the future.

Magic Knight Rayearth & Card Captor Sakura sticker for “with” magazine (Updated)

The February 2020 issue of with magazine (Kodansha) will come with a Magic Knight Rayearth & Card Captor Sakura sticker in celebration of CLAMP’s 30th Anniversary.

It is unclear whether this will be a new illustration or not, but I would guess so.

The magazine will be released on December 26 and it’s available for pre-order on Amazon Japan.

I wonder if it’s going to be a crossover illustration? I hope so!

Update: the magazine cover can be seen below. You can see a glimpse of the Rayearth and CCS sticker and unlike what I expected, it is not a new illustration. Too bad.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 39

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Japanese RAWs

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.

This chapter is also available digitally on multiple platforms for US$1.99 by Kodansha USA (English) and R$ 5,90 by JBC (Portuguese).

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 38

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Japanese RAWs

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 ~Clear Card arc~ #7 second week sales report

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The seventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 12th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 40,290 copies sold in its second week of sales. Combining weeks 1 and 2, volume 7 has sold an estimate of 138,379 copies overall.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

Historically speaking, these are the lowest second week sales for a Clear Card arc volume and the lowest overall sales by the second week, too. However, once again we need to bear in mind that volume 7 was up for pre-order many months prior to its release date so that may have affected its performance at the Oricon ranking.

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):

Let’s see if volume 7 will make it to its third week of sales.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #7 first week sales report

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The seventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 2nd position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 98,089 copies sold in its first week of sales.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

While these are the series’ 5th lowest first week (only topping first weeks of volumes 4 and 2, respectively, which were lower), I have a strong feeling that the main reason for that is that the special edition must have affected these numbers.

Volume 7 was up for pre-order many months prior to its release date so it is likely that the orders for the special edition were spread across the many weeks before the release date. That is, of course, just a personal guess.

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 still early to know. Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 7.