Rookies set to smash box office totals

29 05 2009

JG Rookies premeirThis weekend will see the release of the new Rookies movie, continuing the saga of the TBS drama; and if the buzz surrounding the movie is any indication, it may set box office records. 

The film has already sold 240,000 advance tickets, more than last year’s box office success Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers), and a stadium event held for the movie, the largest event for a film in Japanese history, sold out of its 12,000 tickets in two minutes. 

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Check it! CLAMP in Wonderland

29 05 2009

JG CLAMPIt would be difficult to be a fan of anime and/or manga without, at some point in your otaku career, coming across the name CLAMP. A group of four women mangaka, CLAMP has produced such works as Magic Knight Rayearth, Card-Captor Sakura, XXXHolic and contributed character designs for many other works, such as the recent Code Geass.

In something of a celebratory fashion, CLAMP put together a series of short films containing many characters from the CLAMP canon, mixed with anime-theme-esque music. In essence, they created their own AMV — though unlike the otaku created works, CLAMP was able to provide its own footage.

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