CLAMP NEWS !!

So many news!!

– Next scheduled chapters (red means new):

07/04 – Jump SQ #08 – Chapter 5.
08/04 – Jump SQ #09 – Chapter 6.
09/04 – Jump SQ #10 – Chapter 7 – Color page(s).

• Comic:

Here is the cover of Kobato. #6:

I love it! I think it’s my favorite cover! It screams HAPPINESS =D

It will be released on August 26.

• Feature:

To celebrate the series’ conclusion, there is going to be a large feature in the upcoming Newtype issue (out 08/10). Also, information about a new CLAMP series will be announced in the same issue! A campaign will be followed as well (but I don’t know if the campaign will be related to Kobato. or the new series).

So excited about this new series! Could be the revival of an old series as well (it’s alright to hope!). I don’t think it’ll be running in Newtype, though. They will most likely make the announcement to hook all Kobato. readers into this new series. I think it’ll run in a different Kadokawa magazine. Anyway, it was about time for CLAMP to work on another manga apart from GATE 7!

Looking very much forward to thissss!

• Book:

Here is the cover of the XXXHOLiC POST CARD BOOK:

I REALLY liked it! Even though there is little CLAMP illustration on it, I loved the design! I wonder if it was designed by CLAMP…

This postcard book will have illustrations from the covers and title pages of all 19 volumes of XXXHOLiC. It will be released on September 6.

BLOOD-C DVD & Blu-ray:

The official BLOOD-C website has updated with the cover of the limited edition of the 1st DVD/Blu-ray. The jacket features a new illustration drawn by CLAMP!

It will be released on September 28.

The limited first editions of all 6 DVDs/Blu-rays will have jackets illustrated by CLAMP. Check out the release calendar for them at the CLAMP Widget at the top of my livejournal.

BLOOD-C Manga:

Here is a drawing + message by CLAMP that came with the 1st volume of the manga adaptation of BLOOD-C:


Click to enlarge it.

So nice! CLAMP could draw the entire BLOOD-C anime and I wouldn’t mind =)

Thanks syaoranmew for letting me know about this!

BLOOD-C in Newtype:

The upcoming Newtype issue (out 08/10) will be a BLOOD-C special issue.

The magazine will have:

– Cover illustration drawn by CLAMP;
– Special talk between director Tsutomu Mizushima and Nanase Ohkawa about the birth and future of BLOOD-C;
– Inside stories;
– Interview with Nana Mizuki (Saya’s seiyuu);
– After recording reports.

• Featuring CLAMP:

CLAMP drew an illustration and wrote comments for the current Young Magazine that is celebrating the 500th chapter of Fukumoto Nobuyuki’s gambling manga Kaiji:

• CLAMP FESTIVAL 2011 TOKYO:

Idol Nakagawa Shouko (aka Shouko-tan) has been added to the festival’s line up as a special guest.

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CLAMP to be guest artist in F.S.S. 25th Anniversary SPECIAL ISSUE (Updated)

This month’s issue of Newtype magazine comes with an appendix cellebrating the 25th anniversary of Five Stars Stories (also known as Five Stars Monogatari).

The appendix is entitled F.S.S. 25th Anniversary SPECIAL ISSUE and will have illustrations from several guest artists, including CLAMP.

This month’s issue of Newtype magazine goes on sale today.

Source: comic natalie.

Update: Here is a picture of the illustration provided by the CLAMP_Now community:


Click to enlarge it.

First look at Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito, GATE7 news

This month’s issue of Newtype magazine will reveal the first official image of Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito:

The image features characters Hyuga Akito, who works for EU army, and his boss, Layla. More info can be found at this Code Geass community.

CLAMP is once again in charge for drawing the character designs concepts for the project.

Less than a month away for the official start of GATE7, the official website of JUMP SQ magazine informs that the first chapter will have 43 pages with color page(s). Plus, GATE7 will feature the magazine’s cover and an original good will be given away to 500 readers to celebrate the beginning of the serialization (more details on the next JUMP SQ issue).

It starts in the next issue of JUMP SQ, on sale February 4!

Kobato. illustration for Newtype 2011 Calendar

Here is the new Kobato. illustration that CLAMP drew for Newtype‘s 2011 calendar. The calendar comes as an appendix of this month’s issue of the magazine.

Special thanks to cutesherry for finding the illustration (which was originally posted at animepaper).

Such a beautiful illustration, isn’t it? =)

Kobato. gets page increase in Newtype

According to this blogger, the Kobato. manga is getting an increase in number of pages per chapter in Newtype magazine starting from the current issue.

This month’s Kobato. chapter had 24 pages instead of the usual 14. Future chapters will follow the new page count.

That’s great news! Apparently our prays have been heard! =D I’m very happy that Newtype allowed a few more pages for CLAMP (Kobato. needed it). Hopefully this will mean quicker tankoubon releases and provide a better development to the story.

Code Geass GAIDEN: Boukoku no Akito hotsite launched, Newtype article

A hotsite for the new Code Geass animation project Code Geass GAIDEN: Boukoku no Akito has been launched.

The hotside doesn’t have much new information, it possibly has the same contents published in this month’s Newtype magazine (see scan below).

Both hotsite and Newtype point out that the title Code Geass GAIDEN: Boukoku no Akito is a tentative title, which may or may not change.

Here is an article from this month’s Newtype magazine, provided by Aurelia:


Click to enlarge it.

The characters in the article are Renya (from the Code Geass manga adaptation Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya) and Lelouch. Doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be in the new anime project.

The format or release date for Code Geass GAIDEN: Boukoku no Akito have not yet been revealed.