CLAMP's 1-Shot Gate 7 Manga to Appear in Jump Square

posted on by Egan Loo
Gate 7 previously listed as title of planned Dark Horse Comics "Mangettes" release

The November issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing on Monday that the popular manga quartet CLAMP is drawing a one-shot Gate 7 manga in the next issue on November 4. The manga is part of the "Supreme Yomikiri Series" (Supreme One-Shot Series), the regular feature of one-shot manga by famous creators such as Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball), Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai), and Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama). Jump Square launched the "Supreme Yomikiri Series" in its first issue in November of 2007.

The Canadian and Japanese versions of the Amazon online retailer had previously listed a Dark Horse Comics release called Mangettes: Gate 7 from CLAMP in late 2008 and early 2009. Amazon Japan posted a cover illustration, while Amazon Canada provided the following description:

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!

Although the Mangettes: Gate 7 listings have since been removed from Amazon, Tower Books still list the project. Dark Horse Comics had announced that it would publish monthly 80-page books, or "mangettes," of CLAMP's newest work in 2009. The project was to have been published nearly simultaneously in North America, South Korea, and Japan.

[Via Clamp News]

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