Tag Archive for CLAMP

Chobits: The Complete Series

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Modern technology is amazing. When comically large, brick-like cell phones were released in 1984, who could have imagined that over the course of the next thirty years, they would become so convenient that they would change the way we communicate? Apple’s development of…

Kobato., vol. 1-3

Kobato Hanato, a simple teenage girl, is all alone in the world except for a feisty dog-like sidekick named Ioryogi. He is aiding Kobato in her quest to earn a bottle and then fill it with healed hearts, so she…

Gate 7, Volume 2

High school transfer Chikahito has barely spent a day with his mysterious new Kyoto roommates before he again finds himself spectator to a magical battle featuring his pint-sized cheerleader, Hana. Although intervention from another powerful runt postpones the showdown, plenty…

Gate 7, Volume 1

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Four characters — an awkward but relatable boy, a happy-go-lucky boy who looks out for the team, a grave, serious boy, and a love interest — use magic to fight the forces of evil. Sound familiar? That’s because these characters,…

Gate 7, vol. 1

When Tokyo high-schooler and history fanatic Chikahito Takamoto’s long-awaited visit to the ancient city of Kyoto takes a turn for the bizarre, he’s understandably thrown for a loop. In a single step, the venerable shrine grounds vanish, replaced with a…

Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, vol. 1-2

Cardcaptor Sakura tells the story of fourth grader Sakura. She has the task of re-collecting the scattered “Clow” cards, after discovering an old book in her dad’s library and awakening the book’s guardian Kero-chan. These cards contain and control dangerous…

xxxHolic

Introduction Simultaneously released with Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, xxxHolic is nonetheless a very different series. While the folks in Tsubasa are jetting from dimension to dimension searching a princesses’ lost memories, xxxHolic focuses in on a few characters staying very much…

xxxHolic, vol. 1

Watanuki, pursued by an elephant-sized spirit when trying to take a walk, tries to get away and ends up near a strange house. When he touches the gate, the spirit seems to disappear and against his will his legs decide…

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

Introduction Anyone here a closet fan of Quantum Leap? Raise your hands. I admit, I loved that show beyond all reason, and would frequently catch reruns whenever possible. Who didn’t wonder what it would be like to travel to another…

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, vol. 1

Friends across the class lines, exuberant Princess of the Clow Sakura, bursting with love for her more reserved friend Syaoran, travels to his dig site to admit her feelings. When she arrives, however, she sets off a chain reaction in…

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, vol. 8

Fresh from the complex and emotional conflict from the land of Ono where for the first time our band of travelers did not succeed in collecting the Princess Sakura’s memory feather, this installment starts off relieving the tension by allowing…

Tokyo Babylon, vol. 3

While this series continues to focus on Subaru’s caseload, clues are starting to mount pointing to that fact that Seishiro has another more threatening agenda. In this volume, CLAMP hints at the X/1999 future as Subaru gets entangled with a…

Tokyo Babylon, vol. 4

This volume is split into two tales. In the first, Subaru encounters a grief-stricken mother seeking revenge for her child’s murder. Certain he can help her by summoning the spirit of her lost daughter, Subaru raises her ghost to allow…

Tokyo Babylon, vol. 5

Events start hurtling toward violence and sadness with volume five. The first two shorter tales concentrate on how ignorance and being so wrapped up in your own world leaves you blind to other’s troubles. Subaru meets a kind older man…