Let’s celebrate Clamp heroes’ birthdays
Clamp is a manga house that has managed to create a universe of novels and an array of series that flow superbly well. In the anime adaptations of their mangas, one appreciates the quality of their artwork even more. Clamp features an all-female artist group, which originally formed in the 1980s and their level of fandom is quite ‘fanatik’.
Before becoming one of the most powerful manga houses in Japan, they had to rent a two bedroom flat in Tokyo where the only privacy they had been under a desk. They claim that their inspiration comes from their dreams, and this week we discuss birthdays from not one but two of their series! These two happen to be crossovers, xxxHolic and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and the characters are interlinked. Fanatiks that like anime like Angelic Layer, Chobits and Cardcaptor Sakura may recognize some characters and elements in xxxHolic and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. Oh and all of the birthdays we discuss today falls on April 1, known as April Fool’s Day.
Let’s meet our xxxHolic birthday boy
Kimihiro Watanuki, a high school student imbued with the ability to see supernatural apparitions, seeing it as a curse, struggling to cope with it. One day he stumbles upon a house where the witch Yuuko Ichihara lives. Ichihara grants wishes, but at a price. When Watanuki asks her to remove his ability to see the supernatural, she agrees but only if he pays back the cost of the wish by working for her, taking on the role of a part-time cook, housekeeper and barman – since Ichihara loves her sake.
He is thrown into an awesome adventure, as each day is far from normal in this house, with him tasked with errands of a supernatural nature. This is ironic in the sense that in order to remove his ability, he has become more and more wrapped up in the unseen world of ghosts, spirits and demons. Watanuki is also not alone in most of his quests, with his love interest, Himawari Kunogi, and another classmate he despises, Shizuka Domeki, join him on these adventures as per Ichibara’s request.
Here is the xxxHolic trailer. Please follow our link to have a look: http://bit.ly/xxxHolic-Trailer
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
Let’s meet our birthday couple Syaoran and Sakura
Our birthday couple, two very close friends on the brink of becoming lovers, Syaoran (a young archaeologist) and Sakura (Princess of the Kingdom of Clow). Syaoran is investigating a ruin when Sakura decides to visit him, which leads to a supernatural event, where her spirit takes the form of a pair of ghost-like feathered wings, which then disintegrate. As she becomes catatonic after this incident, Syaoran calls upon the Dimensional Witch, Yuuko Ichihara (the same one from xxxHolic) for help to save the princess. She tells him that he needs to find the feathers, which are now strewn all around alternate realities.
At the same time, she sends two other characters, with Syaoran and Sakura on this quest. The first one is Kurogane, a ninja from an alternate Japan, who was banished from his world by a princess who wants him to learn that true strength does not come from the sword. A magician named Fai D. Flowright is also along for the ride, along with a creature named Mokona Modoki, whose ability enables it to travel to other worlds.
Clamp anime house provides us not just with super sugoi anime but also with a vast universe filled with stories. If you have not explored their anime, we highly recommend you give all the series mentioned a try.
Here is the trailer for Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Tsubasa-Reservoir-Chronicle-trailer
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Anime Character Birthdays Week 5 of March and 1 of April
Let’s look at the Anime Character Birthdays for this week. Who knows maybe someone shares a birthday with one of us!
Anime Birthdays (March 28, 2016 – April 01, 2016)
28 Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
29 Dearka Elthman (Gundam SEED)
30 Nemu Kurotsuchi (Bleach), Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)
31 Miho Miho (Macross 7), Komatsu (Toriko)
01 Sakura and Saoran (Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle) Kimihiro Watanuki (xxxHolic), Usopp (One Piece)
02 Mayuzumi Takumu (Accel World)
03 Sakuya Aizawa (Hayate no Gotoku), Brook (One Piece)
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