History Creator / CLAMP

27th Feb '17 12:21:17 PM Cieloazul
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** ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the worlds of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' and possibly one to the world of ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.
** ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', and his world (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in this 'verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.

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** ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the worlds of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', and possibly one to the world of ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.
** ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', and his world (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'', ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'', ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
possibly ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' (in the last two, bizarrely enough, ''X/1999'' happens to be a [[ShowWithinAShow anime film]]; given the kind of series they are, they might or might not be canonical). Also, it gets mentioned in the background of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, continuity, in which ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be is a popular anime in this 'verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.series.
26th Jan '17 9:24:01 AM Wyldchyld
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Their manga work is characterized by a highly-detailed [[Main/ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] art style, though for budget reasons the designs are often simplified for animation. Their style underwent a noticeable change in the late 1990s when Mokona starting ceding more design responsibility to Igarashi and Nekoi. Nekoi's distinctive character designs are responsible for the "{{noodle people}}" description common in fandom. CLAMP also errs on the shojo side thematically (despite being published in an unusually wide range of magazines, including Shounen and Seinen), and thus are very prone to [[TrueArtIsAngsty drama]] and painful [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop family unfriendly]] or {{Broken Aesop}}s. Their work also runs the spectrum with some being extraordinarily [[Manga/{{Kobato}} cutesy]] and [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura lighthearted]], others being horrifically [[Manga/{{X1999}} gory]] and [[Manga/RGVeda violent]], and others still being a mix of the two or everything in between. Being former doujinka, their work is also notable for a deliberately high degree of FanService and FetishFuel. Aside from that, CLAMP loves [[TheCameo inserting alternate versions of previous characters into other works]], a concept somewhat connected to the fact that their works [[TheVerse take place in a large, interconnected multiverse]].

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Their manga work is characterized by a highly-detailed [[Main/ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] art style, though for budget reasons the designs are often simplified for animation. Their style underwent a noticeable change in the late 1990s when Mokona starting ceding more design responsibility to Igarashi and Nekoi. Nekoi's distinctive character designs are responsible for the "{{noodle people}}" description common in fandom. CLAMP also errs on the shojo side thematically (despite being published in an unusually wide range of magazines, including Shounen and Seinen), and thus are very prone to [[TrueArtIsAngsty drama]] and painful [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop family unfriendly]] or {{Broken Aesop}}s. Their work also runs the spectrum with some being extraordinarily [[Manga/{{Kobato}} cutesy]] and [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura lighthearted]], others being horrifically [[Manga/{{X1999}} gory]] and [[Manga/RGVeda violent]], and others still being a mix of the two or everything in between. Being former doujinka, their work is also notable for a deliberately high degree of FanService and FetishFuel.fanservice. Aside from that, CLAMP loves [[TheCameo inserting alternate versions of previous characters into other works]], a concept somewhat connected to the fact that their works [[TheVerse take place in a large, interconnected multiverse]].
15th Jan '17 1:17:58 AM sayaleviathan
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* Character designs for ''Kabukibu!''
25th Dec '16 7:21:49 AM xcountryguy
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Their manga work is characterized by a highly-detailed {{Shoujo}} art style, though for budget reasons the designs are often simplified for animation. Their style underwent a noticeable change in the late 1990s when Mokona starting ceding more design responsibility to Igarashi and Nekoi. Nekoi's distinctive character designs are responsible for the "{{noodle people}}" description common in fandom. CLAMP also errs on the shojo side thematically (despite being published in an unusually wide range of magazines, including Shounen and Seinen), and thus are very prone to [[TrueArtIsAngsty drama]] and painful [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop family unfriendly]] or {{Broken Aesop}}s. Their work also runs the spectrum with some being extraordinarily [[Manga/{{Kobato}} cutesy]] and [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura lighthearted]], others being horrifically [[Manga/{{X1999}} gory]] and [[Manga/RGVeda violent]], and others still being a mix of the two or everything in between. Being former doujinka, their work is also notable for a deliberately high degree of FanService and FetishFuel. Aside from that, CLAMP loves [[TheCameo inserting alternate versions of previous characters into other works]], a concept somewhat connected to the fact that their works [[TheVerse take place in a large, interconnected multiverse]].

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Their manga work is characterized by a highly-detailed {{Shoujo}} [[Main/ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] art style, though for budget reasons the designs are often simplified for animation. Their style underwent a noticeable change in the late 1990s when Mokona starting ceding more design responsibility to Igarashi and Nekoi. Nekoi's distinctive character designs are responsible for the "{{noodle people}}" description common in fandom. CLAMP also errs on the shojo side thematically (despite being published in an unusually wide range of magazines, including Shounen and Seinen), and thus are very prone to [[TrueArtIsAngsty drama]] and painful [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop family unfriendly]] or {{Broken Aesop}}s. Their work also runs the spectrum with some being extraordinarily [[Manga/{{Kobato}} cutesy]] and [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura lighthearted]], others being horrifically [[Manga/{{X1999}} gory]] and [[Manga/RGVeda violent]], and others still being a mix of the two or everything in between. Being former doujinka, their work is also notable for a deliberately high degree of FanService and FetishFuel. Aside from that, CLAMP loves [[TheCameo inserting alternate versions of previous characters into other works]], a concept somewhat connected to the fact that their works [[TheVerse take place in a large, interconnected multiverse]].
24th Dec '16 8:10:42 AM sayaleviathan
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* ArtStyleDissonance: CLAMP’s art style is usually cutesy with a dose of [[{{Bishonen}} good-looking men]] and can be commonly associated with {{Shojo}}. But not all of their works fall into this genre. Several examples are ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' (published as {{Seinen}} and has existential themes), ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' (the later arcs went DarkerAndEdgier with heaping dose of MindScrew), ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' (published as {{Shojo}} but it deals with the apocalypse and contains violence and tragedy) and ''Anime/BloodC'' (the BloodierAndGorier spinoff of the Blood franchise).
11th Sep '16 6:18:13 PM sayaleviathan
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how information technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. ''Manga/Gate7'' requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how information technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. ''Manga/Gate7'' requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod.
4th Sep '16 7:23:52 PM Tsukiyo
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* DreamWeaver and DreamWalker: Character that have powers related to dreams appeared as earlier as ''Manga/TokyoBabylon''. Ever since ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', and later cemented by ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', prophetic dreams or walking into other people's dreams became a standard yet valuable power in their future works.



* SeriesHiatus: They're the masters of this trope as [[http://anime.astronerdboy.com/2014/06/clamp-hiatus-masters.html#.VFbkaDSUfVo noted by this blogger]]! The most infamous example of it is ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' which remains on a hiatus for nearly a decade!

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* SeriesHiatus: They're the masters of this trope as [[http://anime.astronerdboy.com/2014/06/clamp-hiatus-masters.html#.VFbkaDSUfVo noted by this blogger]]! The most infamous example of it is ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' which remains on a hiatus for nearly over a decade!



* StealthSequel: ''Drug & Drop'' turned to be one to ''Wish''.

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* StealthSequel: ''Drug & Drop'' turned to be one to ''Wish''. ''X[=/=]1999'' also concludes Subaru and Seishirou's story from ''Tokyo Babylon''.



* TimeyWimeyBall: Especially in their more recent works, such as ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''

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* TimeyWimeyBall: Especially in their more recent works, such as ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
26th Aug '16 10:13:00 AM Cieloazul
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** ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the world of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', and possibly one to ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.

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** ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the world worlds of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' and possibly one to the world of ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.



** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in that verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.

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** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in that verse, this 'verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.



** Its likely their concepts of "soul-mate and soul love" "transcending" body and gender, and even their use of {{Reincarnation}} are also twisted forms of inspiration from this mysticism, [[MemeticMutation although that has nothing in common with the Hindu concept of soul]].

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** Its likely their concepts of "soul-mate and soul love" "transcending" body and gender, and even their use of {{Reincarnation}} are also twisted forms of inspiration from this mysticism, [[MemeticMutation although that has nothing in common with the Hindu concept of soul]].soul.



* FantasyKitchenSink: The CLAMP multiverse features all kind of fantasy and sci-fi elements coexisting with each other, including RitualMagic, HermeticMagic, {{Onmyodo}}, {{Magitek}}, SoulPower, PsychicPowers and even MagicFromTechnology, and sometimes doesn't draw a clear line between them.

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* FantasyKitchenSink: The CLAMP multiverse features all kind of fantasy and sci-fi elements coexisting with each other, including [[GodTropes Gods]], AngelsDemonsAndSquid, RitualMagic, HermeticMagic, {{Onmyodo}}, {{Magitek}}, SoulPower, PsychicPowers and even MagicFromTechnology, MagicFromTechnology. Some of them share the same setting, and sometimes doesn't draw rarely if ever it's drawn a clear line between them.
26th Aug '16 9:57:08 AM Cieloazul
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** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.

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** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in that verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.



* FantasyKitchenSink: The CLAMP multiverse features all kind of fantasy and sci-fi elements coexisting with each other, including RitualMagic, HermeticMagic, {{Onmyodo}}, {{Magitek}}, SoulPower, PsychicPowers and even MagicFromTechnology, and sometimes doesn't draw a clear line between them.



* NoEnding: Quite well known (and well criticized too) for open ended and [[LeftHanging unresolved closures]].

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* NoEnding: Quite well known (and well criticized too) for open ended and [[LeftHanging unresolved closures]]. Some works fared even worse and were [[OrphanedSeries left incomplete.]]



** Some works fared even worse and were [[OrphanedSeries left incomplete!]]

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** Some works fared The worst offender might be ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'', a short manga series which opened a lot of weird mysteries and didn't close ''a single one of them'' (earlier chapters even worse and lampshaded it). Even although its main characters were [[OrphanedSeries left incomplete!]]incorporated to the storyline of another manga, ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'', the matter never received closure.


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* StealthSequel: ''Drug & Drop'' turned to be one to ''Wish''.
24th Aug '16 9:21:05 AM Cieloazul
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Hitsuzen, a concept introduced in xxxHolic though its general themes appeared in earlier works. In particular, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Babylon and X1999 touch on the inevitability of fate and prophecy.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Hitsuzen, a concept introduced in xxxHolic ''Manga/XxxHolic'' though its general themes appeared in earlier works. In particular, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Babylon ''Cardcaptor Sakura'', ''Tokyo Babylon'' and X1999 ''X1999'' touch on the inevitability of fate and prophecy.



* CanonWelding: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' combined the Plot of ''Manga/xxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and numerous other CLAMP works into one huge GambitPileup.
** So far, it seems that ''Manga/xxxHolic'' is canonically in the same universe (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Manga/SukiALikeStory'', and ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' (which also crosses over with ''Manga/{{Wish}}'').
** Even before Tsubasa, CLAMP was fond of this. ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and his universe (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.

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* CanonWelding: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' combined the Plot of ''Manga/xxxHolic'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and numerous other CLAMP works into one huge GambitPileup.
** So far, it seems that ''Manga/xxxHolic'' ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same universe world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the world of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Manga/SukiALikeStory'', and ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' (which also crosses over with ''Manga/{{Wish}}'').
possibly one to ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.
** Even before Tsubasa, CLAMP was fond of this. ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', and his universe world (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.



* MaybeEverAfter: Their favorite ending...even in Denouements. ''Chobits'' is probably the work which is closest to every featured couple having a HappilyEverAfter.

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* MaybeEverAfter: Their favorite ending...even in Denouements.denouements. ''Chobits'' is probably the work which is closest to every featured couple having a HappilyEverAfter.



* OneOfUs: They're are rather notorious for their fangirling of, of all things, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Apart from their roots as shounen-ai doujinshi artists for the series (to say nothing about the rumors of ''Manga/{{Wish}}'''s origins[[note]]Shuichiro and Kohaku from ''Wish'' strongly resemble Jotaro Kujo and Noriaki Kakyoin from ''[=JoJo=]''. Jotaro/Kakyoin is a very popular pairing among yaoi fans, and Clamp are known to ship it themselves.[[/note]]), the crew are said to have [[http://users.skynet.be/mangaguide/au228.html single handedly]] pushed Jotaro Kujo to the top of a fanart-based magazine poll in 1994. And, yes, [[http://imageshack.us/a/img145/7568/clampjojo.jpg they still draw fanart of him]].They also made yaoi doujinshi of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' and ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' before they began doing original works.

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* OneOfUs: They're are rather notorious for their fangirling of, of all things, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Apart from their roots as shounen-ai doujinshi artists for the series (to say nothing about the rumors of ''Manga/{{Wish}}'''s origins[[note]]Shuichiro and Kohaku from ''Wish'' strongly resemble Jotaro Kujo and Noriaki Kakyoin from ''[=JoJo=]''. Jotaro/Kakyoin is a very popular pairing among yaoi fans, and Clamp CLAMP are known to ship it themselves.[[/note]]), the crew are said to have [[http://users.skynet.be/mangaguide/au228.html single handedly]] pushed Jotaro Kujo to the top of a fanart-based magazine poll in 1994. And, yes, [[http://imageshack.us/a/img145/7568/clampjojo.jpg they still draw fanart of him]]. They also made yaoi doujinshi of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' and ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' before they began doing original works.



** In Chobits [[spoiler:Hiromu Shimbo/ Shinbo falls in love with their Prep School Teacher Takako Shimizu and ends up eloping with her, and marrying her.]]

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** In Chobits ''Chobits'' [[spoiler:Hiromu Shimbo/ Shinbo falls in love with their Prep School Teacher Takako Shimizu and ends up eloping with her, and marrying her.]]



* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. Manga/{{Chobits}} assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how Information Technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. Manga/Gate7 requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. Manga/{{Chobits}} ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how Information Technology information technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. Manga/Gate7 ''Manga/Gate7'' requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.
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