A podcast where two pals journey through the works of manga superstar group CLAMP, one project at a time.
Episode 69: Our Three-Year Anniversary
It's our third year anniversary, and we've got plenty to look back on, and some listener questions to answer! Continue reading →
Episode 68: Cardcaptor Sakura – Volume 6
Lucy and Robin dig into Cardcaptor Sakura volume 6! Will an Evil really befall the Earth, or will Sakura be able to prevent it? Continue reading →
Episode 67: Cardcaptor Sakura – Volume 5
ucy and Robin discuss volume 5 of Cardcaptor Sakura. Continue reading →
Episode 66: Cardcaptor Sakura – Volume 4
In this episode, we discuss Cardcaptor Sakura volume 4! Continue reading →
Episode 65: CLAMPdown Interview w/ Ian Wolf
Lucy and Robin interview Ian Wolf, an anime/manga critic and the author of the upcoming book CLAMPdown. Continue reading →
Episode 64: Cardcaptor Sakura – Volume 3
We discuss the third volume of Cardcaptor Sakura! Continue reading →
I love Clamp! After all, Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, xxxHolic and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle practically dominated my teenage years. Since discovering this podcast early last year, I’ve gotten into other series by Clamp that I didn’t get a chance to read or watch when I was a kid and it’s been fun! Thank you Lucy and Robin for being awesome guides through Clamp’s wonderland.
A must-listen for CLAMP fans
This show is the deep-dive literary analysis for CLAMP’s various series that I have always wanted.
I love how Robin and Lucy give each and every series a dedicated space in the limelight—going step-by-step through CLAMP’s ouvre, giving the background and cultural context for every series as it was released, looking at visual storytelling, analyzing themes and character development, discussing representation, and more.
I also love how they do their best to not “stargaze” too much (i.e. no spoilers for series they haven’t gotten to yet), yet they do look backwards to see how overarching themes, character archetypes, and art styles have developed and shifted over the course of CLAMP’s 30-year career.
14/10 would recommend for any CLAMP fan.
Wonderful and In-Depth
Lovely to hear such a strikingly intellectual deep dive into this body of work. The commentary is so rich and the analysis is absolutely fantastic. I was looking for an adult perspective on stories I loved as a teen and still see a lot of merit in as a grown-up. So glad I found this!