Inspiring Anime And Manga Artworks By Clamp
We bring inspiration to aspiring mangakas and anime artists and we present one of the most successful group of manga artists today who call themselves Clamp – who brought many interesting manga and anime to otakus and avid anime fans worldwide.
Clamp is an all-female group of four talented Japanese mangakas or manga artists who made some of the most popular and successful mangas, light novels and one-shots which are read by millions of people worldwide. Current members are Satsuki Igarashi, Nanase Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, Mokona. Their manga studio was founded on 1987 and are still very active up to this day. They also received a number of awards and recognitions like awards from Shogakukan Manga Award, Seiun Award and many others. Because of their talent, unique themes, beautiful art, and interesting plots in their works, many of their serialized mangas are adapted into anime versions – some of these successful anime series and original video animations are: xxxHolic, Chobits, Angelic Layer, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Magic Knight Rayearth and many others.
They also had collaborations with many anime productions companies or groups and other book or magazine publications as well as other manga and novel artists. Some famous anime collaborations are the anime series Blood-C, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Sweet Valerian and may others. Most notable and unique on their and illustrations are their stylized and sometimes elaborate drawings of their characters. Though most of their drawing abilities are self-taught, they create appealing character designs which are loved and brings inspiration to many. Most of their works have characters with a very detailed and stylized hair, eyes and human figures, and fashionable clothing. To know more about Clamp and their works visit their Official Japanese Website.
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Anime And Manga Illustrations By Clamp
A Seinen manga of supernatural, comedy, psychological genre. With a list of 19 volumes, xxxHolic was serialized beginning 2003. It was later adapted for TV animes of two seasons – xxxHolic: Kei for the second season; and a few Oiginal video animations – xxxHolic: Shunmuki, xxxHolic: Ro, xxxHolic: Ro Adayume; and a film: xxxHolic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
This is Clamp’s first time to be requested to design the characters of the anime series. Produced by Sunrise Studios, Code Geass has two seasons of TV anime series, Original video animations, a number of mangas and light novels revolving around the Code Geass storyline, as well as a Video game:Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Lost Colors – which can be played in PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable.
A Shojo manga of magic and romance genre consisting of 12 volumes. It was adapted for TV anime consisting of 70 episodes as well as two movies.
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
A Shonen manga series of fantasy and romance genre with 28 volumes. TV anime series began airing on 2005 with list of 52 episodes. A few OVAs and a movie was also released: Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, Tsubasa Spring Thunder Chronicles, The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom.
Magic Knight Rayearth
A Japanese manga of magical/fantasy, mecha, and action-adventure genre. This manga was adapted into two anime series in 1994 with 20 and 29 episodes and an original video animation entitled Rayearth.
Chobits was adapted as an anime television series on 2002 with 26 episodes. It is of romantic comedy and science fiction genre. Its popularity has spawned two video games and many forms of merchandise such as figurines, collectable cards, calendars, and art books.