CLAMP CLASSIC COLLECTION Boxes + new Kobato. art

Not much happening these days, huh?

Thanks for everybody who checks this livejournal daily in the hope to see CLAMP news, because we have some today!

As you may or may not remember, last year Kadokawa re-released some of CLAMP’s classic titles under a series called CLAMP CLASSIC COLLECTION. For those who purchased all volumes, special boxes to store all volumes featuring new CLAMP illustrations were given as a bonus.

Even though the last volume of the series came out in November of 2012, only now the boxes have been sent out to the people who earned them.

Here are a few pictures from the 3 exclusive boxes, featuring 3 brand new drawings by CLAMP (click on the picture to enlarge it):

I was starting to think these boxes would never see the light of the day! I’m glad to see them — and the new drawings!

There is also a new Kobato. illustration!

CLAMP made this drawing as a gift for Kana Hanazawa’s (Kobato’s seiyuu) first concert. It is part of the contents of the concert’s special pamphlet.

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CLAMP CLASSIC COLLECTION

Kadokawa Shoten will re-release some of CLAMP’s earliest works starting in December 2011 with a new release every month during one year.

The books will be published with soft cover and size A5 (14,8 x 21 cm). The information came with a flyer that came with the 6th Kobato. volume (thank you ozaka_tomoe for letting me know about this!).

CLAMP CLASSIC COLLECTION

12/2011 – RG Veda #1
01/2012 – Tokyo BABYLON #1
02/2012 – RG Veda #2
03/2012 – 20 Mensho ni Onegai!!
04/2012 – Tokyo BABYLON #2
05/2012 – RG Veda #3
06/2012 – CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan #1
07/2012 – Tokyo BABYLON #3
08/2012 – RG Veda #4
09/2012 – CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan #2
10/2012 – Gakuen Tokkei Duklyon
11/2012 – RG Veda #5

It seems Kadokawa acquired Shinshokan’s series and will republish them, along with their own early CLAMP works.

I think these new releases will not follow the original page count (they will probably have more pages), that would explain why there is only one release for 20 Mensho ni Onegai!! and Gakuen Tokkei Duklyon, and also why Tokyo BABYLON will have 3 books and RG Veda, 5.

With this, Kadokawa owns the rights of 14 out of 22 CLAMP titles (Kodansha has 6, Shueisha has 1 and Hakusensha has 1).