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clampHolic
List creator: jross3
Created on: April 5, 2005 - 3:30 PM PDT
Description: Clamp is a manga team of four women: Ageha Ohkawa, Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi, and Tsubaki Nekoi.

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RG Veda (1992)
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  Production by Animate; Script by Ohkawa, design by Mokona*
Clamp's debut manga. The manga is quite a bit longer than the OVA; that's because the OVA only shows the very end of the story. Beware of possible spoilers.
Tokyo Babylon (1999)
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Not Rated
  Animation by Madhouse. Clamp is not listed for any production credits.
To get the whole story on how this leads into X, you must read the Tokyo Babylon manga. This will not serve as a substitute. However, X and TB both work well by themselves; you don't really need to read/see both.
Magic Knight Rayearth Vol. 1: Daybreak (1999)
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  Animation studio not listed. Ohkawa supervised the script.
A very good and well fleshed-out translation of the short manga.
Note: MKR's Mokona was named after CLAMP's Mokona; not the other way around.
Magic Knight Rayearth 2 Vol. 1: Wake (2001)
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  (ANN) Sequel to MKR; based somewhat on the manga MKR 2, but goes in a different direction with a different plot and even a new character (that is quite central to the new story). Check out all four MKRs - two anime (49 eps), two mangas (6 books)
Rayearth (1998)
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Not Rated
  (ANN) Mokona is credited with "Original Character Design" - no real production credits listed, Clamp's art is poorly faked and rudely trodden on, and it's not solidly based on the manga or the TV anime. Obsessive completists only - the rest of you can just skip it, you're not missing much.
Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland (1995)
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Not Rated
  Animation by AIC*. Screenplay by Ohkawa
One Clamp member mentioned in the manga's bonus pages, "They made the Miyuki anime look almost like hentai!" (but don't get your hopes up). The OVA covers two of the many worlds Miyuki visits in the manga, although the manga is fairly short.
Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 1 - The Clow (1998)
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  Animation (series and movies) by Madhouse. Script, script supervision, and story structure by Ohkawa*; Card and costume design by Mokona.
(correct viewing order, originated by Hamano and confirmed by me)
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (2002)
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  (ANN) The CCS movies are not part of the original CCS manga - but large portions of the TV series is also completely original work. Good scripting and story structure by Ohkawa makes it feel filled out, not inflated.
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie 2 (2003)
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Not Rated
  (ANN) Elements from the movies are also stitched together with the TV series - this movie in particular feels like a true extension of the series. Be sure to use the viewing order I linked to above.
Angelic Layer Vol. 1: Divine Inspiration (2003)
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Not Rated
  Animation by Bones. Clamp listed under "Production", but nothing specific listed.
Drags a little more plot-wise than the manga, but it's worthwhile. The well-animated fight scenes alone justify its creation.
X: the Motion Picture (1996)
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  Animation by Madhouse*; planning by Ohkawa*.
A much-hated adaptation of the lengthy manga. It's not terrible, but watch the TV series!
X Vol. 1: One (2002)
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  Animation by Madhouse. No credits for Clamp
Based on the sequel to the Tokyo Babylon manga, but the plot from TB is not the main story.
The manga was never finished for various reasons; rumors are surfacing about an upcoming continuation, but in the meantime you can watch the anime.
Chobits Vol. 1: Persocom (2003)
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Not Rated
  Animation by Madhouse, Script by Ohkawa*.
Not the best example of animated CLAMP, so read the manga instead. The anime is inflated with lots of filler episodes. The manga's art is also marginally better, although the anime does have the advantage of full color ;-P
Tsubasa, Vol. 1 (2005)
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Not Rated
  Animation by Bee Train; no significant credits for Clamp.
The manga series is still running, so the story doesn't end here. Visits many worlds and characters from other Clamp titles, but the story is original and the characters are fresh, even the ones being re-used.

*(credited here along with others)

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