Kobato. Anime article from Newtype #12 + manga

Here is the Kobato. anime article that is featured in this month’s issue of Newtype magazine:


Click on the “Original image” link to check the scan on its original size =)

Special thanks to Aurelia for uploading it and letting me know!

Also, scans of this month’s Kobato. manga chapter are available here thanks to cutesherry.

Newtype #11 scans

Here and here are two scans from this month’s issue of Newtype magazine, one of them featuring a brand new illustration by CLAMP!


Click on the “Original image” link to check the scan on its original size =)

Special thanks to Aurelia for uploading them and letting me know!

Kobato. news

Here is the cover of Newtype #11 which is on sale today in Japan:


Click to enlarge it.
AmiAmi has information about the upcoming DVD releases for the Kobato. TV Anime.

It will be a total of 12 DVDs containing 2 episodes each released by Kadokawa Entertainment. They will be released in regular and special limited editions.

The limited edition of DVD 1 will come with a Box illustrated by CLAMP to store the first 6 DVDs (hopefully a second Box will be released later to store the other half).

Here is the calendar for both the limited and regular editions:

DVD 1: January 29, 2010.
DVD 2: February 26, 2010.
DVD 3: March 26, 2010.
DVD 4: April 24, 2010.
DVD 5: May 28, 2010.
DVD 6: June 25, 2010.
DVD 7: July 23, 2010.
DVD 8: August 27, 2010.
DVD 9: September 24, 2010.
DVD 10: October 22, 2010.
DVD 11: November 26, 2010.
DVD 12: December 24, 2010.

Also thanks to AmiAmi it’s possible to check a few more cast members from the anime:

Ginsei: Daisuke Namikawa
Genko: Rikiya Koyama
Zuishou: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Shuuichirou Kudou: Ken Narita

Daisuke Namikawa as Ginsei… of coooourse, how come I didn’t think of that? xD I don’t know the seiyuus for Genko or Zuishou, but judging by their faces I would say they fit ^^ And Shuuichirou’s seiyuu was Fuuma in X the movie. I think it fits xD

Newtype #11 cover preview

Here’s a preview of the cover of Newtype #11 featuring a new Kobato. illustration drawn by CLAMP:


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Celebrating the arrival of the autumn (in Japan, at least xD). I wonder if that will be the cover of Kobato. volume 4.

Newtype #11 goes on sale October 10.

Special thanks to Aurelia for letting me know about this!

Kobato. anime spread from Newtype

Here is the Kobato. anime feature that was published in this month’s Newtype magazine:


Click on Original image (3.8 MB) to view the scan in higher resolution.

Also, just a heads up that Tsubasa #28 (most likely the final volume) and the 2nd Tsubasa artbook will be both released on November 17. Click here (beware for spoilers!!) to check the announcement from the latest Tsubasa chapter.

Thanks clampholickyou for the heads up =)

More Kobato. cast members announced! (Updated)

This month’s Newtype magazine will announce more cast members from the Kobato. TV anime. Even though the magazine is only officially out on the 10th, the information has already leaked through the japanese board 2ch.

Kohaku: Chiwa Saitou
Kiyokazu Fujimoto: Tomoaki Maeno
Sayaka Okiura: Fumiko Orikasa
Chitose Mihara: Houko Kawashima
Kazuto Okiura: Shinichiro Miki

Fujimoto’s seiyuu looks like a newcomer, like Kobato’s seiyuu. The seiyuus of Sayaka, Chitose and the Debt Collector, on the other hand, are all long-time professionals. I was surprised with Chitose’s seiyuu, she did Satsuki in X and Minoru in Chobits, and they are both pretty “down” characters, not “kind” as I imagine Chitose to be… hummm, we’ll see.

Oh and we got to know the Debt Collector’s first name, it’s Kazuto! =D And I’m very happy with the seiyuu choice, Shinichiro Miki is perfect!

The Kobato. anime will start on October 6 (just one month away!)

And this is a preview for the next issue of Newtype, which will be celebrating the debut of the Kobato. TV Anime with lots of CLAMP features:

Thanks for the picture!

The preview says:

– Cover will be drawn by CLAMP;
– More information about the Kobato. anime;
– “Big news” regarding Code Geass R2;
– Trading cards giveaway that they are calling “CLAMP TRUMP”.

Lots of things to look forward to in the next Newtype issue, huh? The magazine will be on sale October 10.

Update: The official website of Kobato. TV Anime has a new illustration on its homepage, you can check the full illustration in high quality in this link (thanks shiro_han for letting me know about it!)

Kobato. news and more

Sorry I’m a bit late on posting this, I was out of town ^^;

Kadokawa has launched a campaign to celebrate the upcoming releases of Kobato. and Wish! The campaign consists of earning points and exchanging them for a 15 cm Ioryogi plush strap.

The points will be available on the comics of Kobato. and Wish new version. A total of 1000 prizes are available.


Also good news! The release date of Kobato. #4 was announced! It will be released on December 26, a year after the release of volume 3.

Still on Kobato., Kadokawa has a special pre-order page for the 2010 calendar here.

Lastly, Kadokawa will release a new book called ALL ABOUT CLAMP. This will be the book version of the special magazines CLAMP Newtype that were first published in 2006.

The magazines carried information on all of CLAMP’s works, from RG Veda to Kobato., among from other contents. The uncompilled portion of X known as volume 18.5, first released with CLAMP Newtype [PLATINUM], will also be included in the book.

ALL ABOUT CLAMP will be released on October 24.

CLAMP x Gundam feature from Newtype #9

Here is the drawing that Mokona did for the 30th Anniversary celebrations of Gundam that was published in this month’s Newtype magazine:


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A little disappointing, isn’t it? XD I somehow expected a full page xD It’s adorably cute, though xD

If you are interested, you can download this month’s Newtype magazine via this link. The magazine includes the most recent Kobato. chapter and the TV Anime article, the Code Geass illustration that CLAMP drew for Newtype‘s pin-up calendar and a report from CLAMP’s visit to Paris.

Kobato. article from Newtype #9

And here is the Kobato. TV Anime article that was published in this month’s Newtype (the one where they made the seiyuus announcement):


Click on Original image (3.7 MB) to check the image in bigger size.

Thanks again to Aurelia for letting me know about this XD

I am having such great expectations about this anime. Not a single illustration has disappointed me yet =)