DelRey: “‘CLAMP in America’ has been cancelled”

When asked via e-mail about CLAMP in America guidebook, publisher DelRey replied that the title has been cancelled:

The title ‘Clamp in America’ has been cancelled. There is no tentative release date scheduled for this title at this time. The only pending volumes currently scheduled for release from Clamp are XXXHolic 17 in September of this year and XXXHolic 18 in December of this year. If you would like to write to the Del Rey editorial team to request they reconsider, please do so at this address:
Random House
c/o Del Rey Editorial Department
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Thank you,
Consumer Services

Thank you syaoranmew for sending the e-mail to DelRey and sharing their reply!

Such sad and unfortunate news =/ after being delayed over and over again, it was cancelled in the end. Not surprising, but still very sad.


New release date for CLAMP in America

The release date of Del Rey’s CLAMP in America guidebook has been postponed to February 22, 2011.

The book was previously scheduled for September 28 of this year. No further information was given about the postponement.

CLAMP in America was first announced in 2008 and it was originally set for a June/2009 release. Since then the release was delayed several times. According to Del Rey, past delays were due to new material being provided by CLAMP. The book’s page count also suffered changes over the time, it was originally announced to have 144 pages, then 336 pages, 384 and now 352 pages is the latest counting.

You can read an excerpt from the first chapter via Amazon.

Thanks shidouhikaru15, who always keeps me up-to-date with the Del Rey and Dark Horse releases xD

For an updated list of the upcoming CLAMP releases, please check the


Here is the cover of CLAMP IN AMERICA, the guide book which claims to be “the definitive history of the manga superstarts in the U.S.A.”.

Good choice for the cover illustration, but I was expecting a new illustration. The colors look a bit twisted, but maybe it’s the picture, and the cover design overall looks ordinary to me.

According to the publisher Del Rey, the book will be released in March 2010, costing $27.99.

CLOVER movie adaptation in negotiation (Updated)

Dark Horse has announced today at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that the company is currently in negotiations with Universal studios to produce a live action movie adaptation of CLOVER.

However, no deal has been signed yet as the two companies are still discussing it.

The news come from ANN.

On March 2008 I mentioned here the deal between Dark Horse and Universal, and since then I’ve been wondering if the deal would be responsible for making the first Hollywood adaptation of a CLAMP manga. By that time, however, Carl Horn was asked about Mangettes being adapted into a movie.

I have always, I mean ALWAYS thought that if one CLAMP manga were to be made into a movie, that manga would be CLOVER. I personally think there is no better work for that. I mean, sure, others could come later but it would be perfect to start with CLOVER since I think it’s CLAMP’s most cinematographic manga to date. If you know me and if you have talked to me about this subject, you probably remember me telling you this once xD

This news left me very happy and very excited! I hope the project does see the light and I hope CLAMP will have their involvement. I can totally see Oscars nominations too (okay, one thing at a time, one thing at a time xD).

I will keep you updated about this exciting possibility, definitely!

On other news, specially for American people, Dark Horse has hinted that it will be publishing CLAMP Mokona Okimono Kimono in the United States in the near future by displaying the book’s cover in its booth at Comic-Con.

No official announcement has been given yet, though. It would be very cool to have an english version of the book!

EDIT: Regarding the CLAMP IN AMERICA guidebook, in Del Rey’s panel they revealed that the release date has been postponed to March, 2010. The reason behind the postponement is the increase in page number and also because CLAMP provided great art and opted to make pics larger (according to Deb Aoki). The book was originally announced to have 144 pages, then 336 pages and now 384 pages is the latest counting. Source: AnimeVice

CLAMP IN AMERICA pushed to 2010

Several online stores such as Amazon have been listing the release date of CLAMP IN AMERICA to February 23, 2010. The official website of publisher Del Rey confirms the postponement for such date.

Although no official word has been given, one of the reasons for the change could be due to the increase of page numbers. The book, that covers CLAMP’s career during its 20 years of history and their impact in the American culture, was originally expected to have 144 pages. Now, it is being listed as having 336 pages (more than the double).

The price has been increased as well by extent, from US$ 19.99 to US$24.99.

Thanks to shidouhikaru15 for poking me about that ^^

New CLAMP SDs, more

There are new CLAMP SDs on CLAMP-PLA.NET !

First, from the main page:

And these are from each member’s private board:

Cute, aren’t they? xD

Takuya Matsushita, who works at the rights departments at Kodansha and is directly responsible for the Tsubasa & XXXHOLiC OADs project, has updated his column and he reveals that the after-recording (dubbing) sessions of XXXHOLiC Shunmuki #1 has been completed. The first public screening will happen on January 25 at Tokyo Disney’s Cinema Ikspiari.

Also, several online stores are stating that the release date of CLAMP IN AMERICA guidebook has been pushed to October 20.

Quite bad, we’ll have to wait a bit more to read it, but that’s okay if that means time for improvements.

Mouryou no Hako, CLAMP IN AMERICA updates

The official website of Mouryou no Hako was updated with a few new sections, nothing too significant but make sure to check it out.

There’s a 5-seconds preview on YouTube of the anime, and below some stills from that preview in a higher resolution:

Click to enlarge it.

The anime premieres on October 7.

Moving to CLAMP IN AMERICA now, Del Rey’s CLAMP guide to be published next year.

The online store Target lists CLAMP IN AMERICA for a June 23, 2009 release. Furthermore, the website also states that the book will have 144 pages.

It’s already available for pre-order, for those interested, for US$ 19.99.

Please notice that the above information is subject to change since it comes from an online store and not from the publisher.

Please refer to this post for more information about CLAMP IN AMERICA.

EDIT: I just noticed I broke the mark of 900 livejournal users who have added my livejournal to their friends. Thank you so much for letting me in! ^__^


Del Rey, the publisher of Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC in the United States, announced in this year’s San Diego ComicCon that they’ll be releasing a completely original CLAMP fan guide covering their 20 years of history emphasizing their popularity and influences in the United States.

The NEWS BOARD section of CLAMP-NET.COM has the japanese press release.

Entitled CLAMP IN AMERICA, the guide will be a single but voluminous book containing the following material:

– CLAMP’s road from doujinshi creators to international superstar manga artists.
– Detailed explanation of works from RG Veda to Tsubasa.
– Backstage information on CLAMP’s working process.
– CLAMP’s role in the United States as successful manga artists and how that influences their marketing.
– CLAMP’s business with United States publishers (Tokyopop, Viz, Del Rey Manga and Dark Horse).
– CLAMP’s visit to the United States in 2006.
– Interview with CLAMP conceived in the United States.
– Interviews with editors and people who have worked with CLAMP.
– 300 full color illustrations (according to gia).

The book will be written by Shannon Gariti and is scheduled for 2009, to coincide with CLAMP’s 20th Anniversary.

That is fantastic news! A full guide covering CLAMP’s history, all in english, I’m so buying this book! This is the first of the many other products and events related to their 20th Anniversary that is about to come.

No need to say that I am very, very excited about this xD More infomation as they come, as always =)