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INTEREST: Poll Ranks Top CLAMP Manga Among Young Japanese Working Women




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Garudyne



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:14 am Reply with quote
Of course their best work (Chobits) didn't make it... *sigh*. CCS is a good shoujo though.

I used to be a CLAMP fan, but since they have ruined some of their works (stares at xxxholic and Tsubasa), and seem to have run out of good ideas (stares at Gate 7 and Kobato), I don't trust them anymore.
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pikopika



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:40 am Reply with quote
I'm so happy for Cardcaptor Sakura, one of my CLAMP favorites~ Anime exclamation

Garudyne wrote:
Of course their best work (Chobits) didn't make it... *sigh*. CCS is a good shoujo though.

I used to be a CLAMP fan, but since they have ruined some of their works (stares at xxxholic and Tsubasa), and seem to have run out of good ideas (stares at Gate 7 and Kobato), I don't trust them anymore.

Chobits was directed at an older male audience so I can understand why it didn't rank at all. I still thoroughly enjoyed the series both in anime and manga form.
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pauladls



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:12 am Reply with quote
chobits is not listed Crying or Very sad
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Northlander



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:08 am Reply with quote
pauladls wrote:
chobits is not listed Crying or Very sad

It most likely would have been, if this had been a poll of MEN'S favorite CLAMP manga.
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TheAnagelic1



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:38 am Reply with quote
Nice to see MKR get high in any anime/manga related poll. Smile
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phia_one



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:18 am Reply with quote
TheAnagelic1 wrote:
Nice to see MKR get high in any anime/manga related poll. Smile


Agreed. It's my favorite series from them.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:34 am Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Sakura, X, Tokyo Babylon and Magic Knight Rayearth are my favorites.
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kawaiibunny3



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:07 am Reply with quote
Tokyo Babylon's one of my favorites from them so I'm glad to see some love for it here.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:07 pm Reply with quote
This list is a delicious treat of nostalgia.
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Crisha
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:00 pm Reply with quote
Yes, I am also happy to see Magic Knight Rayearth ranking high on any type of poll (my favorite CLAMP series). Cardcaptor Sakura is my second favorite, so having those two share the top two spots pleases me.

At the same time though, the results aren't too surprising, considering the gender and ages of those being asked. Look at the gap in percentage between 2 and 3. It's a drop in 20%. Little gap exists between 1 and 2.

Magic Knight Rayearth came out 1993 to 1995, with the anime between 1994 to 1996. Cardcaptor Sakura came out 1996 to 2000, with the anime between 1998 to 2000. For women between ages 22 and 34, they would have been born between 1979 and 1992. So they would have been in pre/elementary/middle/high school by the time these shoujo series were out.

As it is, MKR was my first introduction to CLAMP, and I was in middle school. There's definitely a nostalgia factor to my love, but it's just a great series overall.
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Minimimiau



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:09 pm Reply with quote
People prefer xxxholic than tsubasa? Well... its opinion at the end.

i am really a CLAMP fan but scince the final of the tsubasa chronicle original manga I haven't read too much mangas of the group. The last manga that I read was Wish.
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Saturn



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:39 pm Reply with quote
I love that CCS is still a favourite. It really has stood the test of time, too, rewatching it on crunchyroll. It's just as cute and uplifting as it always was, though Sakura's voice and mannerisms are a little grating now.
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kevinx59



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:44 pm Reply with quote
Really happy CCS made the top spot, but I'd also add Chobits as one of my faves. Of course, that one wasn't aimed at women so it makes sense that it ain't there. And isn't RG Veda petty old now? I remember skipping around the ova, and it looked like early 90's animation. Interesting to see it make it and not some of their newer works.
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catandmouse



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:02 pm Reply with quote
I really like Legal Drug/Drug & Drop....too bad it's on hiatus again...
And for an old series I really enjoyed RG Veda and Tokyo Babylon.
In short, I enjoyed their old stuff better
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:56 pm Reply with quote
Fantastic that Cardcaptor Sakura is at No. 1 on the poll. Smile
I got an urge of rewatching the anime show, but I'll have to find Animax's English version of the show to do that...
Also satisfied that Magic Knight Rayearth made it to the top as well.
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