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Mangettes: Gate 7

So soon to have my holiday shopping bumped from the top! Guess this means I should upgrade my WP for that handy sticky feature… In the meantime, this is CLAMP news so I’ll let the bumping pass!

Back in July 2007, Dark Horse announced their plans for a joint project with the popular manga-group, CLAMP, to create a series of releases called mangettes. Little else has been told about the stories CLAMP would be doing for these small 80-page digests, or when we’ll be seeing these simultaneous releases… until now! Dun dun dun… All dramatics aside (as a big geeky CLAMP fan, yes I consider this semi-dramatic), Amazon has yet again provided manga fans with a glimpse into the future:

Mangettes: Gate 7
CLAMP

“Between our conscious, waking world and the subconscious state of slumber, there is a thinly veiled plane of lucid dreaming. While the conscious state belongs to individuals, the hidden plane of dreams is one shared by all human minds, past, present, and future. Yet only a few have ever possessed the power to enter this secret realm at will – where a war is being waged to control the waking world. For our earthly wishes and desires are not our own, but under the manipulation of these unseen masters of dreams. The heroine of Gate 7 is Hana, a high-school girl hailing from Kyoto, the daughter of a temple caretaker. Her peaceful ways give her the self-control to act in the hidden realm. But Hana can only reach it through the strange beast that acts as her totem in the world of dreams – and her companion on a journey to confront the puppeteers of our reality!”

Doesn’t sound like CLAMP is going far from their current bubble but I’ve no complaints and of course look forward to the first release of these mangettes (with Gate 7 scheduled for August 2009 according to Amazon). I also look forward to seeing which of the group will be lead artist this time around; Mokona? Nekoi? Looking forward to the shiny either way.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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