New CLAMP FESTIVAL posters drawn by CLAMP

CLAMP drew new illustrations for two posters that will be on sale exclusively at the CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 Nagoya edition and at the CLAMP Shop:

The one on the right side will be sold at the event that will take place on Dec. 2, the one on the left side will be sold exclusively at the CLAMP Shop.

My first thought was “What is Eagle Vision randomly doing there?” but then I remembered that Megumi Ogata (who voiced Eagle on the MKR anime) will be at the festival, and everything made sense!

Really nice posters!

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CLAMP members to attend CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 Nagoya

The Osaka edition of the CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 has ended a few hours ago in Japan, at Zepp Namba hall.

Shortly after, CLAMP-NET.COM posted a message from CLAMP saying that they will be attending the Nagoya edition of the festival, which will take place on December 2.

CLAMP’s message says that they weren’t able to attend to the Tokyo and Osaka editions due to the medical treatment that they are going under, but their doctor has given them permission to attend the Nagoya edition.

It will be the last edition of CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 and the first time that CLAMP members make an appearance in the festival.

It’s the first time in a good while since CLAMP made a public appearance. Last time was during a very small signing session for the B2・HOLiC Blythe release, in September 2011, and before that, at the CLAMP@MOBiLE Fes! 2011, in February of the same year.

In their message, CLAMP remarks the fact that they are still under medical treatment, which would explain all the recent breaks in their publications.

I’m really glad that they will be attending! I always love when CLAMP makes public appearances. I always thought it was the weirdest thing to have a CLAMP FESTIVAL while CLAMP members themselves were not there…

Looking forward to this!

“CLAMP Pia” cover and more

Here is the cover and back cover for the “CLAMP Pia” mook, taken from CLAMP FESTIVAL’s website:

It will be released on September 22. For those interested, you can order a copy on CD Japan.

Here is a 15 second video preview of “Kaze, Sora”, the single by Kinya that will be the theme song for CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012:

I am guessing this is part of the actual PV that is produced by PRODUCTION IG (it looks very cheap, if I may add).

On other news, for those who were worried about the future of our favorite website, CLAMP-NET.COM, I sent an e-mail to the site’s administrators and they replied to me saying that more information will be announced on the website in due course.

So I’d say we can rest assured that something new is coming up for us in 2013 😉

“CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012” theme song

The theme song for the CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 is called Sora, Kaze (ソラ、カゼ) by Kotani Kinya, who also performed the theme songs for the Tsubasa anime and movie.

The single will be released on October 3rd and the jacket was illustrated by CLAMP:


See larger size at http://kotanikinya.net/

The single includes a DVD with a special movie produced by PRODUCTION IG (4 minutes length).

The tracklist for the single is as follows:

1. Sora, Kaze
2. Junketsu Paradox (Nana Mizuki cover)
3. Platinum (Maaya Sakamoto cover)
4. Sora, Kaze -Original Karaoke
5. Junketsu Paradox -Original Karaoke
6. Platinum -Original Karaoke

The single also comes with a random (out of 2) Mokona seal.

New mook “CLAMP Pia”! (Updated)

There will be a new mook/fanzine by CLAMP entitled “CLAMP Pia” (CLAMPぴあ) to be released on September 22, in celebration for the CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 events.

[Contents]
● CLAMP NEWS
The latest information about XXXHOLiC, Drug & Drop and GATE 7.

● CLAMP WORKS
Introduction to all 23 CLAMP works, and some works outside the comics.

●CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 information
Map access to the venues, tickets information.

[Specifications]
CLAMP will draw a new illustration for the cover.
Price: 1,200 yens.
A4 / full color / 96 pages.
☆: Appendix: 24 postcards featuring illustrations from all 23 CLAMP works + the magazine cover with new illustration.

[Campaign]
Booking through Pia Book you get an exclusive clear file.

Sounds exciting! In this uneventful era that we are currently living. Looking forward to the news that will be published in this fanzine and the cover illustration 😉

UPDATE: Also, there has been some changes in the chapter schedules for both GATE 7 and Drug & Drop: more breaks ahead.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

08/03 – Young Ace #09 – Chapter 10 – 3 color pages (title page + spread). First chapter of tankoubon 2 (on sale).
09/04 – Young Ace #10 – Break.
10/04 – Young Ace #11 – Break.

Drug & Drop will be resumed on Young Ace #12.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

08/03 – Jump SQ #09 – Chapter 18 (on sale).
09/04 – Jump SQ #10 – Break (CLAMP changed that. Chapter 19 was at first scheduled for this issue).
10/04 – Jump SQ #11 – Break.

First break for GATE 7 in a very long time. And a double break, on top of that!

Is CLAMP taking some time off? Nothing new from them before November.

First look at PW-momoko ae

CLAMP-NET.COM has the first look of the CLAMP x momoko original doll, entitled PW-momoko ae :

A sample will be on display at a momoko exhibition to be held on August 11 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center. Visitors will get a postcard with CLAMP’s original design for the doll.

The doll will be available for pre-order starting August 24 for the price of 28,000 yens. Orders can be made only via the PetWORKs Store.

On another news, CLAMP FESTIVAL 2012 added a new date in Nagoya. The festival will be held in Chunichi Theatre on December 2!