GATE 7, Drug & Drop on break until December

Uh-oh, some bad news for those who were expecting GATE 7 and Drug & Drop to be resumed in November.

Today’s update of CLAMP-NET.COM shows that both series have been given an extra month on break, postponing their return now for December.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

10/04 – Young Ace #11 – Break (on sale).
11/04 – Young Ace #12 – Break.
12/04 – Young Ace #1 – Chapter 11.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

10/04 – Jump SQ #11 – Break (on sale).
11/04 – Jump SQ #12 – Break.
12/04 – Jump SQ #1 – Chapter 19.

Perhaps CLAMP hasn’t fully recovered from the illness that made them put both works on this pause. The last chapters of GATE 7 and Drug & Drop were published in August.


XXXHOLiC artbook to be released in January 2013

From Young Magazine‘s website comes the news that the XXXHOLiC artbook will finally be released at the end of January, 2013:


The artbook will have a total of 160 illustrations.

In other news, CLAMP-NET.COM has the updated schedules for Drug & Drop and GATE 7 — they are both back in November.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

09/04 – Young Ace #10 – Break (on sale).
10/04 – Young Ace #11 – Break.
11/04 – Young Ace #12 – Chapter 11.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

09/04 – Jump SQ #10 – Break (on sale).
10/04 – Jump SQ #11 – Break.
11/04 – Jump SQ #12 – Chapter 19.

UPDATE: CLAMP drew Joylene Kujo for the JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure 25th Anniversary Book, check it out! Thank you drakonika for the info!

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.

The latest information about XXXHOLiC, Drug & Drop and GATE 7.

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

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

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.

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.


– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

07/04 – Young Ace #08 – Chapter 9 – Last chapter of tankoubon 1. (on sale).
08/03 – Young Ace #09 – Chapter 10 – 3 color pages (title page + spread). First chapter of tankoubon 2.
09/04 – Young Ace #10 – Break.

First time we get a break for Drug & Drop since the beginning of its serialization. Also, I don’t know why the release date for volume 1 hasn’t been announced yet… weird.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

07/04 – Jump SQ #08 – Chapter 17 (on sale).
08/03 – Jump SQ #09 – Chapter 18.
09/03 – Jump SQ #10 – Chapter 19.

GATE 7 remains on track, however =)

• Featuring CLAMP:

The “Ultraman’s Sister” illustration that CLAMP drew (check it out here) for the Fuji TV show “Omoshiro Kotoba GAME OMOJAN”, is on display at the United States Odaiba 2012 event since July 14 until September 2 in Odaiba, Tokyo.

• Code Geass:

A new trailer for Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito has been released. The movie opens on August 4 on selected theaters in Japan.


– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

06/04 – Young Ace #07 – Chapter 8 – 1 color page (on sale).
07/04 – Young Ace #08 – Chapter 9.
08/03 – Young Ace #09 – Chapter 10.

No breaks for Drug & Drop. We should be reaching the end of Volume 1 anytime soon… (about time!).

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

06/04 – Jump SQ #07 – Chapter 16 (on sale).
07/04 – Jump SQ #08 – Chapter 17.
08/03 – Jump SQ #09 – Chapter 18.

And no breaks for GATE 7 as well =)

• Featuring CLAMP:

CLAMP drew an illustration for the TV show “Omoshiro Kotoba GAME OMOJAN”, a word game TV show that airs on Fuji TV.

CLAMP’s illustration is the sister of japanese Tokusatsu hero Ultraman and will be aired on tomorrow’s episode of the show.

Here’s hoping we can have some screencaptures of it =)


– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

05/02 – Young Ace #06 – Chapter 7 (on sale).
06/04 – Young Ace #07 – Chapter 8 – 1 color page.
07/04 – Young Ace #08 – Chapter 9.

Yay for 1 color page added to Chapter 8! =)

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

05/02 – Jump SQ #06 – Chapter 15 – 1 color page, beginning of tankoubon 4 (on sale).
06/04 – Jump SQ #07 – Chapter 16.
07/04 – Jump SQ #08 – Chapter 17.


A two-part special episode of BLOOD-C will be aired on TV a few days before the movie opens on theaters.

Part 1 will air on May 26 and Part 2 on May 30.

I believe these special episodes might be some sort of prologue to the movie, which opens on June 2.


CLAMP drew the cover illustration for the novel adaptation of BLOOD-C The Last Dark, which will be on sale on the same day as the movie opens, on June 2. The novel is written by Junichi Fujisaku (co-writer of the BLOOD-C franchise).


Lastly, there is a new trailer for the movie, check it out:


I’ve been trying to post this since yesterday but LiveJournal was down for updates for some reason.

First of all, HAPPY CLAMP DAY EVERYONE!! It is safe to congratulate CLAMP for their 23rd Anniversary as professional manga artists this year! Long life to our favorite manga artists!

To celebrate this special day, yesterday CLAMP-NET.COM was redecorated with a new look:

Due to timezone differences, the website is back to is usual look.

There was a special campaign going on at the website to celebrate the “CLAMP Day” that, up until now was celebrated amongst fans on April 1st of every year, now it seems CLAMP themselves will adopt that day as their official day. The campaign is no longer reachable, though, since it’s no longer April 1st in Japan.

The campaign consisted in finding the CLAMP-NET.COM banner spread across different websites related to their works. A similar campaign was held for the promotion of CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2. The prize for finding all keywords was a wallpaper featuring the CLAMP Festival crossover illustration that was used as the background image of CLAMP’s official website yesterday.

I have uploaded the wallpaper for those who might have missed it:

Click to enlarge it.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

03/02 – Young Ace #04 – Chapter 5 (on sale).
04/04 – Young Ace #05 – Chapter 6.
05/02 – Young Ace #06 – Chapter 7.

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

03/02 – Jump SQ #04 – Chapter 13 (on sale).
04/04 – Jump SQ #05 – Chapter 14.
05/02 – Jump SQ #06 – Chapter 15 – Color pages, beginning of tankoubon 4.

• Comics:

The 3rd volume of GATE 7 will be released on May 2 (same day as Jump SQ #06 goes on sale). Additionally, messages of support to CLAMP will be published in Jump SQ.19 Vol. 01, which goes on sale April 19. I’m not sure if these messages are related to the release of the 3rd GATE 7 volume or because of the disease that CLAMP is currently under treatment.


There is going to be two new editions of the CLAMP FESTIVAL in 2012. One in Tokyo and another in Osaka. Both will take place on October 7 and 21, respectively.

Early tickets for CLAMP@MOBiLE members will go on sale in May.

• Featuring CLAMP:

The May issue of Da Vinci magazine will be a special edition about Kyoto and CLAMP were invited to talk about their recommendations for hot pot cuisine, which is typical of Kyoto.

• Featuring CLAMP:

CLAMP has joined Ichirou Mihara from ARIKA in his April Fools’ joke. The official website of ARIKA showed a fake cover of a fake manga magazine (see below) entitled Yearly Shounen ARIKA. The cover features a new illustration of Sakura from Card Captor Sakura in what appears to be a reference to the character Sakura of the Street Fighter game.

Ichirou Mihara informed via his Twitter and Facebook accounts that a wallpaper will be later available for download. A back cover of the fake magazine will also be available.

Click to enlarge it.

• Featuring CLAMP:

CLAMP wrote the text and drew an illustration for the foreword of Junichi Fujisaku’s new mystery novel Tsukareruna! (ツカレルナ!) that will be released on April 25. Junichi Fujisaku is one of the scriptwriters of BLOOD-C.

• CLAMP Shop:

Starting today, the official CLAMP Shop is selling a set of can badges featuring the illustrations used in the valentine’s chocolate that was originally sold at the CLAMP@MOBiLE Fes! 2011 event. Do you remember how much success those chocolates made? They were completely sold out at the event.

Make sure to check them out here and here as they have high-resolution previews of the illustrations featuring very cute SD versions of CLAMP characters!