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Obras por CLAMP

xXxHoLic, Volume 1 (2003) 991 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 2 (2001) 823 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 3 (2001) 759 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 2 (2003) 714 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 1 (2001) 695 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 4 (2001) 653 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura, Volume 1 (1996) 634 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 3 (2004) 617 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 5 (2002) 613 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 6 (2002) 589 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 8 (2002) 584 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 7 (2002) 573 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 4 (2004) 562 exemplares
Wish, Vol. 1 (1996) 561 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 5 (2004) 529 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth, Volume 1 (1994) 519 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 1: Prelude (1992) 493 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 6 (2005) 492 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura, Volume 2 (1997) 479 exemplares
Legal Drug, Volume 1 (2001) 476 exemplares
Wish, Vol. 2 (1997) 476 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 7 (2005) 462 exemplares
Wish, Vol. 3 (1997) 430 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 1 (1991) 426 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth, Volume 2 (1994) 421 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura, Volume 3 (1997) 421 exemplares
Wish, Vol. 4 (1998) 420 exemplares
Clover (2014) 414 exemplares
Chobits, Volume 1 414 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 8 (2006) 412 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth, Volume 3 (1995) 396 exemplares
Legal Drug, Volume 2 (2001) 384 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 2: Overture (1992) 375 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 9 (2006) 372 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura, Volume 4 (1997) 365 exemplares
Legal Drug, Volume 3 (2003) 356 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura, Volume 5 (1998) 351 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 10 (2006) 349 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth, Volume 4 (1995) 340 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura, Volume 6 (1998) 336 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 11 (2007) 329 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 2 (1991) 325 exemplares
Clover, Volume 1 (1997) 324 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 3: Sonata (1993) 320 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth, Volume 5 (1995) 319 exemplares
Angelic Layer, Volume 1 (1999) 305 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 12 (2007) 305 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth, Volume 6 (1996) 304 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 3 (1992) 302 exemplares
Shirahime Syô (1992) 298 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 4: Intermezzo (1993) 295 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 4 (1992) 283 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 1 (1990) 282 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, Vol. 1 (2010) 277 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 5 (1993) 274 exemplares
Clover, Volume 2 (1997) 270 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 13 (2008) 266 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 5: Serenade (1993) 265 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 6: Duet (1994) 265 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 14 (2009) 252 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 6 (1993) 248 exemplares
Angelic Layer, Volume 2 (2000) 248 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon, Volume 7 (1994) 248 exemplares
Clover, Volume 3 (1998) 246 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 7: Rhapsody (1995) 243 exemplares
Clamp School Detectives, Book 1 (1992) 238 exemplares
Angelic Layer, Volume 3 (2000) 234 exemplares
Angelic Layer, Volume 5 (2001) 228 exemplares
Clover, Volume 4 (1999) 227 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 8: Crescendo (1996) 222 exemplares
Angelic Layer, Volume 4 (2001) 222 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 15 (2009) 219 exemplares
Legend of Chun Hyang (1997) 216 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 2 (1990) 214 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 9: Requiem (1997) 213 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 10: Fugue (1999) 205 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 11: Interlude (1998) 199 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, Vol. 2 (2011) 197 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 12: Movement (1999) 195 exemplares
Suki, Volume 1 (1999) 192 exemplares
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland (1995) 191 exemplares
Man of Many Faces, Volume 1 (1990) 190 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 13: Lament (1999) 190 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 16 (2009) 190 exemplares
The One I Love (1995) 186 exemplares
GATE 7, Volume 1 (2011) 184 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 14: Concerto (2000) 183 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 16: Nocturne (2001) 182 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 3 (1990) 181 exemplares
Chobits, Vol. 1 (2010) 180 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 15: Waltz (2000) 177 exemplares
Clamp School Detectives, Book 2 (1993) 176 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 4 (1991) 172 exemplares
Kobato., Vol. 1 (2007) 167 exemplares
Suki, Volume 2 (1999) 167 exemplares
Clamp School Detectives, Book 3 (1993) 165 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 18: Inversion (2002) 161 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 17: Suite (2001) 160 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 6 (1992) 157 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, Vol. 3 (2012) 156 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 17 (2010) 153 exemplares
Man of Many Faces, Volume 2 (1991) 152 exemplares
Suki, Volume 3 (2000) 151 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 5 (1992) 149 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 18 (2010) 146 exemplares
xXxHoLic Omnibus 1 (2004) 144 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus, Vol. 4 (2012) 143 exemplares
Chobits Omnibus Edition Book 2 (2010) 141 exemplares
xXxHoLic, Volume 19 (2011) 141 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth Boxed Set (2002) 136 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth I [Omnibus] (2009) 134 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 7 (1993) 132 exemplares
Kobato., Vol. 2 (2008) 122 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 9 (1995) 121 exemplares
CLAMP: South Side (2002) 117 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 10 (1996) 117 exemplares
xXxHoLic: Rei, Volume 1 (2013) 116 exemplares
CLAMP: North Side (2002) 115 exemplares
GATE 7, Volume 2 (2011) 114 exemplares
RG Veda, Volume 8 (1994) 113 exemplares
Kobato., Vol. 3 (2008) 112 exemplares
Drug and Drop Volume 1 (2013) 110 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth II [Omnibus] (2010) 103 exemplares
xXxHoLic: Rei, Volume 2 (2014) 102 exemplares
GATE 7, Volume 3 (2012) 100 exemplares
Drug and Drop Volume 2 (2013) 95 exemplares
xXxHoLic: Rei, Volume 3 (2014) 90 exemplares
X, Vol. 1: 3-in-1 (1993) 87 exemplares
Okimono Kimono (2007) — Autor — 79 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 1 (2007) 78 exemplares
The Art of Cardcaptor Sakura #1 (1998) 78 exemplares
Kobato., Vol. 4 (2009) 76 exemplares
The Art of Magic Knight Rayearth (1995) 74 exemplares
GATE 7, Volume 4 (2013) 71 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon Book One (2013) 71 exemplares
The Art of Cardcaptor Sakura #2 (2000) 69 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon Photographs (1996) 67 exemplares
Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 1 (2015) 67 exemplares
Angelic Layer Omnibus Book 1 (2012) 63 exemplares
Legal Drug Omnibus (2004) 63 exemplares
xXxHoLic: Rei, Volume 4 (2016) 62 exemplares
Kobato., Vol. 5 (2010) 62 exemplares
Angelic Layer Omnibus Book 2 (2013) 62 exemplares
xXxHoLic Omnibus 2 (2014) 61 exemplares
X, Vol. 2: 3-in-1 (2012) 61 exemplares
Kobato., Vol. 6 (2011) 59 exemplares
The Art of Cardcaptor Sakura #3 (2000) 56 exemplares
Tokyo Babylon Book Two (1820) 54 exemplares
Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 2 (2016) 54 exemplares
Blood-C Volume 1 (2011) 54 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 1 (2004) 53 exemplares
xxxHOLiC Omnibus 3 (2014) 52 exemplares
Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 3 (2016) 52 exemplares
The Official xXxHoLic Guide (2009) 51 exemplares
X, Vol. 3: 3-in-1 (2012) 49 exemplares
xxxHOLiC Omnibus 4 (2014) 48 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 2 (2004) 47 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 3 (2004) 47 exemplares
xxxHOLiC Omnibus 6 (2015) 44 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 4 (2004) 43 exemplares
xxxHOLiC Omnibus 5 (2015) 42 exemplares
X, Vol. 5: 3-in-1 (2013) 42 exemplares
X, Vol. 4: 3-in-1 (2012) 42 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 5 (2005) 41 exemplares
xxxHOLiC Omnibus 7 (2015) 41 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 10 (2005) 39 exemplares
X, Vol. 6: 3-in-1 (2013) 39 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 7 (2005) 38 exemplares
Wish (2019) 37 exemplares
RG Veda Omnibus Volume 1 (2016) 36 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 11 (2005) 36 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 2 (2014) 35 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 6 (2005) 35 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 9 (2005) 35 exemplares
Blood-C Volume 2 (2011) 33 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 8 (2005) 32 exemplares
CLAMP no Kiseki, Volume 12 (2005) 32 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 3 (2015) 26 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 5 (2015) 24 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 6 (2015) 23 exemplares
RG Veda Omnibus Volume 2 (2017) 22 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 4 (2015) 22 exemplares
Blood-C Volume 3 (2013) 22 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 8 (2014) 20 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 7 (2016) 19 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 1 (1998) 18 exemplares
RG Veda, Artbook (2001) 18 exemplares
RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 (2018) 18 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 10 (2016) 17 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 3 (1999) 16 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus 9 (2016) 15 exemplares
Blood-C Volume 4 (2013) 14 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 7 (2000) 14 exemplares
創竜伝原画集 (2004) 14 exemplares
Rex (1993) 13 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 2 (2002) 12 exemplares
All About CLAMP (2009) 11 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth Vol. 1 (2019) 11 exemplares
xXxHoLic Official Fanbook (2005) 11 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 8 (2000) 10 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 6 (1999) 8 exemplares
Chobits, Vol. 1 7 exemplares
東京BABYLON (POST CARD BOOK) (1993) 7 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 9 (2000) 7 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 5 (1999) 7 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 10 (2002) 7 exemplares
Cardcaptors, Volume 4 (1999) 6 exemplares
Chobits Postcard Book (2002) 6 exemplares
Shin Shunkaden (2005) 5 exemplares
CLAMP原画集 MEMORIES (2018) 5 exemplares
Card Captor Sakura T01 (2018) 5 exemplares
RG Veda Master Edition 1 (2019) 4 exemplares
Kobato. Vol. 5 (2014) 4 exemplares
Derayd (1989) 4 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 17 4 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura Comic #08 (2000) 4 exemplares
Tsubasa Omnibus Vol. 1 (2014) 4 exemplares
Clamp X Tarot Card Deck (1999) 4 exemplares
Clover, Wideban Volume 2 (2008) 4 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Dream (2003) 3 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Wake (2003) 3 exemplares
RG Veda Master Edition 2 (2019) 3 exemplares
Magic knight Rayearth 3 exemplares
X/1999, Volume 18.5 3 exemplares
XxXholic: Butterfly Dreams (2013) 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 15 3 exemplares
CLAMP in America (2011) 3 exemplares
CLAMP In Wonderland (2008) 3 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura Comic #26 (2002) 3 exemplares
Clover, Wideban Volume 1 (2008) 3 exemplares
The xXxHoLic Reader (2006) 3 exemplares
xxxHOLiC - new edition 01 (01) (2024) 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 18 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 14 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 12 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 19 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 11 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 13 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 20 3 exemplares
RG Veda vol. 16 3 exemplares
Chobits #14 2 exemplares
Chobits #15 2 exemplares
Chobits #16 2 exemplares
Kobato. Vol. 6 (2014) 2 exemplares
Clamp in Paris (2009) 2 exemplares
A Pessoa Amada (2012) 2 exemplares
RG Veda Master Edition 4 (2020) 2 exemplares
Shunkaden (1900) 2 exemplares
RG Veda Master Edition 5 (2020) 2 exemplares
Angelic layer battle doll (2005) 2 exemplares
Chobits #05 2 exemplares
Chobits #06 2 exemplares
Chobits #07 2 exemplares
Chobits #09 2 exemplares
Chobits #03 2 exemplares
東京BABYLON (1) CD + Comic (1990) 2 exemplares
Chobits, Vol. 4 2 exemplares
Chobits, Vol. 5 2 exemplares
Animerica Extra Vol. 4 No. 3 (2001) 2 exemplares
Chobits, Vol. 2 2 exemplares
xXxHoLic Post Card Book (2011) 2 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Grow (2003) 2 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Live (2003) 2 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Sleep (2003) 2 exemplares
xxxHoLiC: Complete First Season (2010) 2 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Rise (2003) 2 exemplares
Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Learn (2003) 2 exemplares
Cardcaptor Sakura 2 exemplares
Vol. 2 (1994) 1 exemplar
X, Volume 11 1 exemplar
X, Volume 12 1 exemplar
X, Volume 13 1 exemplar
Card Captor Sakura 3 (2020) 1 exemplar
X, Volume 14 1 exemplar
X, Volume 15 1 exemplar
X, Volume 16 1 exemplar
X, Volume 17 1 exemplar
X, Volume 18 1 exemplar
Chobits 1 1 exemplar
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA 09: CARTAS (2021) 1 exemplar
Chobits T01 (Chobits (1)) (2020) 1 exemplar
Chobits T02 (Chobits (2)) (2020) 1 exemplar
Chobits T03 (2020) 1 exemplar
Chobits T06 (Chobits, 6) (2021) 1 exemplar
Chobits T08 (Chobits, 8) (2021) 1 exemplar
X, Volume 10 1 exemplar
Angelic Layer 1 exemplar
Camp art-book south side (2016) 1 exemplar
X, Volume 01 1 exemplar
Chobits 2 1 exemplar
X, Volume 02 1 exemplar
rousseau17 1 exemplar
X, Volume 03 1 exemplar
X, Volume 04 1 exemplar
X, Volume 05 1 exemplar
X, Volume 06 1 exemplar
X, Volume 07 1 exemplar
X, Volume 08 1 exemplar
X, Volume 09 1 exemplar
Potato Club 1 exemplar
Pride 1 exemplar
The magician (X.) (1997) 1 exemplar
CLAMPs Wonderworld 00 (2004) 1 exemplar
Xカレンダー2003 (2002) 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 05 1 exemplar
Antologia Clamp 1 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 08 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 02 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 13 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 07 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 09 1 exemplar
Chobits 1 exemplar
X Memorial Book 1 exemplar
Cheerio! 1 1 exemplar
Cheerio! 3 1 exemplar
Cheerio! 2 1 exemplar
xxxHolic {Series} 1 exemplar
CLAMP News 11 1 exemplar
Cardcaptor Sakura (Green Background) — Ilustrador — 1 exemplar
X 1 exemplar
Cluster 1 exemplar
白泉社文庫 (2002) 1 exemplar
Trèfle T01 (2022) 1 exemplar
RG Veda Master Edition 3 (2019) 1 exemplar
La dama de las nieves (2005) 1 exemplar
Chobits #01 1 exemplar
Chobits #13 1 exemplar
Chobits #12 1 exemplar
Chobits #11 1 exemplar
Chobits #10 1 exemplar
Chobits #08 1 exemplar
Chobits #04 1 exemplar
Chobits #02 1 exemplar
X [Two] 1 exemplar
X [Seven] 1 exemplar
X [Six] 1 exemplar
X [Five] 1 exemplar
X [Four] 1 exemplar
X [Three] 1 exemplar
X [One] 1 exemplar
Gate 7, Tome 4 (2013) 1 exemplar
X - Part 1 1 exemplar
Samurai Trooper ? 1 exemplar
Wish - Sammelband-Edition 2 (2014) 1 exemplar
Wish - Sammelband-Edition 1 (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Clamp School Paranormal Investigators, Volume 1 (2004) — Ilustrador, algumas edições68 exemplares

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An all-female Japanese mangaka group. Members include Nanase Ohkawa (大川 七瀬 Ōkawa Nanase?), who provides much of the storyline and screenplay for all their works and adaptations of those works respectively, and three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona (もこな Mokona?), Tsubaki Nekoi (猫井 椿 Nekoi Tsubaki?), and Satsuki Igarashi (いがらし 寒月 Igarashi Satsuki?)

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Re-read this recently (12/22) and having read Card Captor Sakura enough times to not need to re-read the original series to be caught up, I have a yawning pit of dread. Just. An actual stone in my stomach of dread.
 
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lexilewords | 2 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
haaa remember that brief time when CLAMP claimed this would be short like Tsubasa-hen ([b:Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 1|24995281|Tsubasa WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 1|CLAMP|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1441134950l/24995281._SX50_.jpg|43003857]...we're at 14 volumes and counting in Japan ;;-.-
 
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lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
Summarizing and reviewing Tokyo Babylon is kind of like trying to summarize Pride and Prejudice. Its such a well known series for long time anime and manga fans that's its hard to remember that newer fans may not know the ultimate conclusion.

To that end, despite my best efforts, I still probably have spoiled something for the second omnibus (which contains the last half of the series and the part where everything goes awry real quick). For which I apologize.

I originally read Tokyo Babylon 15 years ago, which predates the TokyoPop version by about 5 years. I ran across fan scanlations of it while looking up more information about X. Having read about 5 volumes of X by that point I knew who Subaru was, who Seishiro was and had a vague idea about Hokuto. I also knew WHY Subaru and Seishiro's relationship had evolved to the point it had in X, so I was very very confused when I started Tokyo Babylon.

Originally Tokyo Babylon, which has the subtitle of "A Save Tokyo City Story" was a bunch of loosely connected day to day chapters following 16 year old Subaru Sumeragi, 13th Head of the powerful onmyoji Sumeragi clan, as he helped restless (and often violent) spirits move on. With the help of his twin sister Hokuto (the elder twin), a vivacious and meddlesome fashionista, and Seishiro Sakurazuka, a veterinarian friend who was 'in love' with Subaru, he dealt with the ghoulies with as much love and compassion as he could foist on them.

Often the spirits had died due to greed, envy, pride, or violence connected with the underlying theme that Tokyo was a city of decadence and disillusionment. Interestingly Seishiro says he loves Tokyo because "Where else would you find people reveling in their imminent destruction so happily?" (that's from the fan scan, not the official book) while Subaru loves the city because of the potential it has.

I'm never certain if CLAMP meant for Tokyo Babylon (and X for that matter) to be a dissemination of the vulgar and sinful lifestyle city-dwellers live. Certainly the 'Babylon' in the title refers to the biblical 'Babylon' or the city that inhabited all the evils of the world. And the amount of references to the biblical Babylon is pretty high. [spoiler]And in the hindsight of reading X every reader will see that Seishiro espouses the ideals of the 'Dragons of Earth' and Subaru espouses the ideals of the 'Dragons of Heaven', their respective roles in the coming Armageddon X chronicles) [end spoiler]

Putting aside the fashion the characters wear (this is from the early 90's), the artwork is not as neat and efficient as readers of CLAMP's newer works (like Gate 7, Kobato or Tsubasa/xxxHolic) are accustomed to. There are only the subtlest of differences between Hokuto and Subaru for instance. Subaru is drawn softer, with a more rounded look to his face while Hokuto is drawn a bit sharper, with a stronger line of face. Seishiro, who starts turning into the guy I recognize from X about halfway through this omnibus, is drawn with a gentler face and expressions for the most part. Sometimes he'll get a malevolent expression, or a more serious one, but for the most part he remains pretty affable.

Once you get past the more 'day to day' chapters of the beginning (which should be read just for the odd tidbits that CLAMP tosses in there to hint about a deeper mystery behind Seishiro), Tokyo Babylon becomes a focused story of parallels of consequences and whether innocence can exist in a land of corruption.
… (mais)
 
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lexilewords | 4 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Prelim Review: Its important to remember that this manga is predicated on two things:
1) This was originally an anime series.
2) Its part of the larger 'Blood, the Last Vampire' universe.
If you're going into the manga having watched the anime, read/seen previous incarnations of the universe (Blood for instance, which is both an anime and manga domestically available in America) or a combination of the above, your mileage will vary from my experience. For me I've only seen one episode of the anime Blood and the live action movie (which...if it wasn't for the British actors I probably would not have seen that movie).

The animated version of Blood-C featured character designs from CLAMP and Ranmaru does a good job of mimicking that style. A really good job, which unaccountably disappointed me. From the art images I've seen of the anime vs this GN, Ranmaru didn't change very much. A few details here or there, but nothing to really make it stand out as her own. It does however manage to avoid the pitfalls of soulessness that other anime to manga adaptations seem to have. (Yu Kinutani looking at your Motoko Kusanagi artwork).

If the above synopsis is vague, its because the first volume is mostly set up for later stories. At least, that's how it feels. We meet Saya, her father (who tends a Shinto Shrine), Fumito (an old family friend, who runs a nearby cafe), Yuka (Saya's leveled headed best friend), Nene and Nono (identical hyperactive, slightly ditsy, twins), Itsuki (polite, affable classmate who has a crush on Saya), Kanako-sensei (their...slightly shady teacher) and Shinichiro (quiet, mysterious, loner classmate).

That's a lot of people. Thankfully they're all easily distinguishable and have interesting (if well traversed) personalities. Content wise, the four chapters are fairly episodic, with a monster of the week appearing. Only one is really important, when she meets a talking 'Ancient One' (which seems to be the phrase for supernatural creatures) the plot picks up at this point though we're still left with a LOT of questions.

Saya goes from complete klutz to crazy sword-wielder when she picks up the blade, which was left to her by her mother (also a crazy sword-wielder). I'm not entirely certain if her Klutz persona is a put on, or if the blade somehow empowers her or what however.

In all this was an okay read for me. I think I'll picking up the anime though because honestly? Waiting to find out what's up with the 'covenant', the shady teacher, Fumito, Shinichiro...well. Hey I'm impatient you know?
… (mais)
 
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lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
725
Also by
2
Membros
56,946
Popularidade
#258
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
532
ISBN
1,848
Línguas
14
Marcado como favorito
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