The website for MOON SAGA: The Mystery of Yoshitsune
, a multimedia collaboration between CLAMP and the highly-popular singer GACKT, opened yesterday. Tickets are now being sold for the live stage productions; in the future, CLAMP will draw a manga for the project, while there are additional plans for an animated series, video game, and film (which could be either animated or live-action, we don't know). Several of the companies involved in the project have worked with CLAMP in the past, including the publishing house Kodansha and PYROTECHNIST (which produced the second CLAMP in Wonderland
As to why these news are being cross-posted here: the project bears a notable similarity with Gate 7
, appearing to be a
rewriting of a popular subject in Japanese history (here Minamoto no Yoshitune of the Heian period). (As with the shady circumstances behind the deaths of Oda Nobunaga, Akechi Mitsuhide, and other Gate 7
characters, CLAMP is likely taking advantage of the myths surrounding Yoshitune to rework his story as they please.) While many of Gate 7
's characters come from the Sengoku and early Tokugawa periods -- several hundred years after Yoshitune's death -- there may be crossovers between the two series in the future, as time differences have never deterred CLAMP from mixing their universes.
Thanks to chibiyuuto
and the folks at clamp_now
for the information!
In community news, I will try to update the character pages as soon as I can. I'm back in my home country with plentiful Internet connections, but have been at a loss for time due to getting everything in order at university -- I'm sorry!The MOON SAGA website included something interesting in CLAMP's bio: according to UNESCO, CLAMP as a single entity was the 10th most-widely-translated author in Japan as of 2010. The more you know!