CLAMP to draw for new novel series “Haken Anime!”

CLAMP will be in charge for drawing the illustrations for Mizuki Tsujimura’s new novel series entitled “Haken Anime!”.

The series will run in the weekly magazine an・an, published by Magazine House, starting on the October 31 issue. The magazine goes on sale every Wednesday.

Mizuki Tsujimura won the 147th Naoki Prize with her novel “Dreaming Without a Key”, a collection of short stories.

Great news! I very much look forward to check the illustrations. Always nice to see CLAMP collaborating with new authors, specially female authors.

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“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.

CLAMP NEWS !!

– 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.