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Blood-C summed up in 60 seconds

You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many highlighted in...

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Card Captor Sakura production material books on the way

Card Captor Sakura is one of my top ten favorite anime series of all time. It's charming, heart warming, exciting, and unique in many ways. I personally think it's Clamp's best work. AnimeStyle will be publishing three separate production m...

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Review: Blood C: The Last Dark

One of my largest criticisms in my review of Blood C was that it had no definitive ending. Yes, there was a resolution involving most of the characters in town, but it was clear that the show was a 12-episode precursor to the movie, The Las...

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Blood C receives animation award

While it isn't a perfect show, Blood C is an alright horror show that looks and sounds solid. It seems that other publications agreed, as the 12 episode program was awarded the 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation. Presented by the horror s...

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Review: Blood-C

When I watched Blood C in Summer of 2011, I thought it was a show that had a lot of promise. It started out with the distinct feeling that something wasn't right in an idyllic town that was being pressed upon by nightmarish beasts. Unfortun...


Full 5 minute preview of xxxHOLIC live action

Thanks to WOWOW we are getting the first five minutes of the new live action adaptation of CLAMP's manga and anime xxxHOLIC. So far I am not really impressed with it. This is coming from someone that has not read the manga nor watched any ...


Code Geass: Akito the Exiled episode 2 is looking good

I'm the last person you'd call a fan of either Code Geass TV series. I will however say that I think they're beautifully animated pieces of television that I don't regret watching, even if the actual story and cast did nothing for me. Ente...


A Daily Dose of Battles: Hikaru vs Athena

Let's literally kick things off with our first themed Daily Dose of 2013! The week, your favorite Japanator editors let you know which famous anime battles get their adrenaline going, fists clenched, and showcase what we all crave. Epic ba...


Friday Night Fights: Cardcaptor Sakura vs Yu Narukami

*ding, ding, ding* It's over! Zangief may have fought the best of the best, along with wrestling bears as part of his training. But in the end, it all amounts to one thing: Zangief has never punched Izaya. Simon on the other hand, has manag...


Rejoice? Live action xxxHOLiC drama incoming

I'm not on very good terms with Clamp these days. I absolutely adore their early work (Card Captor Sakura, Magical Knight Rayearth), but their recent stuff hasn't done much for me whatsoever. I've heard good things about xxxHOLiC, but I've ...


First chunk of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled streaming

I'll be honest with you guys and gals. Code Geass has never really appealed to me for one reason or another. The first season didn't do much for me and while I enjoyed the pure eye candy on display, I greatly disliked the core cast of chara...


SAYA! Blood-C: The Last Dark trailer has shouting

There's more Blood coming up, with Blood-C: The Last Dark, a movie follow-up to last year's Blood-C anime series. Production I.G. is teaming up with CLAMP again to continue the story, since it ended rather poorly for the characters, from wh...


Code Geass hitting the stage in 2012

Ignoring the fact that the original story featured tons of fancy, smoothly-animated mech battles, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is getting adapted into a theatrical play that you can see as soon as April 2012. Butaiban Code Geass Han...


Blood-C: The Last Dark promises more killin'

If you'll remember, CLAMP and Production I.G.'s schoolgirl slasher series Blood-C didn't exactly end well for pretty much anyone in its cast. While I won't spoil things here (you can check out Pedro's Final Impressions of the series for tha...


Final Impressions: Blood C

To say that Blood C has taken an interesting turn would be a bit of an understatement. Nothing really new or surprising, what with high school girl Saya using her mysterious powers to defend her town from encroaching demons. It started as f...


Code Geass Gaiden: Bokoku no Akito goes direct-to-video

The first animated sequel to Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion has a release date! Sometime in November 2011, we'll be able to see a Lelouch-less story set after the events of the original anime, in which Elevens (a.k.a. Japanese) have t...


New Code Geass definitely doesn't have clone Lelouches

Last year Sunrise decided to milk the Code Geass goat a little bit more by announcing a project set within the Code Geass world, Code Geass Gaiden:Boukoku no Akito. The series, a side-story to the larger Code Geass franchise, follows Akito ...


Japanator Recommends: X

If most anime fans were asked what the typical CLAMP work would contain, noodley pretty boys swinging swords in fantasy settings would probably top the list followed by adorable little girls whirling magical wands accompanied by fluffy lion...


Congrats to our winner of the X giveaway!

There was a lot of debating amongst the staff over who would win our X giveaway. Some of you guys had really good haiku written up, but we finally settled after a lengthy battle. It involved Crystal stabbing a bear in the eyes and then eati...


Japanator (Doesn't) Recommend: Clamp Double Feature

I love how Funimation is supporting Blu-ray by releasing nearly all of their current shows on the shiny, hi-def format. I wish more companies were as ambitious in pursuing Blu-ray, considering a lot of shows that I currently lust over are a...


New Code Geass anime coming, doesn't star clone Lelouches

Not as far as I'm aware, that's for sure. According to 2ch, it's going to be called Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito (Akito of the Ruined Nation), and is set several years after the end of the TV series. The whole "world peace"...

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CLAMP creates art and makes a PV for a Hatsune Miku song

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CLAMP to design special costume for Tekken 6

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Clamp School Detectives to get English dub

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