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CLAMP to Resume Gohou Drug Manga in Young Ace

by Naruleach
Aug 6, 2011 12:53 AM | 80 Comments
According to Manga News, the September issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Newtype magazine is announcing next Wednesday that CLAMP will resume its manga series Gohou Drug in the December issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on November 4. CLAMP put the manga on hiatus in Japan in 2005 after publishing three volumes from 2001 to 2003 which Tokyopop later released in the US.

Key illustration of Gohou Drug

Source: Manga News

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Hethran said:
Only a few more days until it resumes!

celestialocean said:
Melode said:
I'm not very excited since I was left disappointed with TRC and XHolic. I was hoping they would pick up the X manga too. Clamp's art improved so much over the years but for some reason, their storyline starting to slack off.


Unfortunately, this is very true. I've continued to follow their works because I love their artwork, and it has been an inspiration to me for so long. However, the storylines of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic were very disappointing to me, as well. They both had the potential to be great, but both endings were very sloppy, in my opinion. I hope that this will not continue to be a trend in their future works, because some of their previous stories have been very enjoyable.


Considering that Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles is what turned me into a CLAMP addict, I have to disagree vehemently. TRC has the most epic storyline of any work of fiction I've ever read.

Also, straight male here, and all I can say is Legal Drug is an excellent shounen-ai series and is not yaoi. Stop being homophobes, people. There is nothing wrong with a gay romance. I just have to worry that CLAMP will have to censor out the shounen-ai in a seinen magazine...

And there is no way in heck CLAMP can resume X anytime soon after the recent tsunami. It apparently got put on hiatus because the earthquakes and tsunamis in X were eerily similar to real life, and yeah. That stumbling block has just gotten worse.


Voice of reason right here.

The way you as a straight male feel about gay romance is the way I feel about shoujo-ai or yuri as a straight girl. If it's well done, I will read it. Don't care about gender.

Oct 4, 2012 12:29 PM by mokona_mushroom

Well, can't say I'm a massive fan of Legal Drug (though I do love shonen-ai and yaoi whatever...). I'm just not a big fan of this manga. Still, it's not bad. I'd give it a 6 out of 10.

But I want to read Drug and Drop anyways.

But Clamp....Come on...


FINISH X! It's your masterpiece! Don't leave us hanging forever!!

Oct 4, 2012 12:28 PM by mokona_mushroom

Only a few more days until it resumes!

celestialocean said:
Melode said:
I'm not very excited since I was left disappointed with TRC and XHolic. I was hoping they would pick up the X manga too. Clamp's art improved so much over the years but for some reason, their storyline starting to slack off.


Unfortunately, this is very true. I've continued to follow their works because I love their artwork, and it has been an inspiration to me for so long. However, the storylines of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic were very disappointing to me, as well. They both had the potential to be great, but both endings were very sloppy, in my opinion. I hope that this will not continue to be a trend in their future works, because some of their previous stories have been very enjoyable.


Considering that Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles is what turned me into a CLAMP addict, I have to disagree vehemently. TRC has the most epic storyline of any work of fiction I've ever read.

Also, straight male here, and all I can say is Legal Drug is an excellent shounen-ai series and is not yaoi. Stop being homophobes, people. There is nothing wrong with a gay romance. I just have to worry that CLAMP will have to censor out the shounen-ai in a seinen magazine...

And there is no way in heck CLAMP can resume X anytime soon after the recent tsunami. It apparently got put on hiatus because the earthquakes and tsunamis in X were eerily similar to real life, and yeah. That stumbling block has just gotten worse.

Oct 31, 2011 6:27 AM by Hethran

Are my eyes decieving me?!
HELL YES. I've been waiting so long for this.

I'll have to re-read my volumes~!

Sep 2, 2011 1:55 PM by 09890

I wonder f they will use the same srt stile as before????

cause their recent Mangas have a differtent stile ^^
anyways, i think it's good that they continue (even if clamp isn't what I'd call "awesome" in regards to ending their stories...)
I hope they will actually update, and not put it on hiatus again...

Sep 2, 2011 9:26 AM by Mangafee

I read time ago this would be like 6 volumes or 5 DX so I hope they finish this one and take X or Clover soon °3°

Aug 22, 2011 1:01 PM by Blu_Usagi

I'd rather they finish X because I want to read it but I really try to avoid series that are still publishing.. :<

Aug 10, 2011 2:45 PM by Valkyrie-Ryu

Melode said:
I'm not very excited since I was left disappointed with TRC and XHolic. I was hoping they would pick up the X manga too. Clamp's art improved so much over the years but for some reason, their storyline starting to slack off.


Unfortunately, this is very true. I've continued to follow their works because I love their artwork, and it has been an inspiration to me for so long. However, the storylines of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic were very disappointing to me, as well. They both had the potential to be great, but both endings were very sloppy, in my opinion. I hope that this will not continue to be a trend in their future works, because some of their previous stories have been very enjoyable.

Aug 10, 2011 2:44 PM by celestialocean

*facepalm*

Somehow I'm not surprised people are throwing a hissy fit over the BL aspects. It's Clamp people...they've been doing this since forever and a half. You really should know better...

Aug 10, 2011 12:39 PM by Sir_Inqed

I'm not very excited since I was left disappointed with TRC and XHolic. I was hoping they would pick up the X manga too. Clamp's art improved so much over the years but for some reason, their storyline starting to slack off.

Aug 9, 2011 3:06 AM by Melode

Ugh, I need to stop reading forum threads on MAL regarding slashy stuff. There's basically three groups of people here; those excited, those raging because it's not girl/girl, and those pricks who simply cannot say that they don't like it without adding lots of homophobic bullshit.

Aug 9, 2011 1:02 AM by holypoop

petalshreds said:
CLAMP always gives hint of shounen-ai and shoujo-ai here and there, it's take it or not. Even Cardcaptor Sakura has them, duh. Series with real shounen-ai are Tokyo Babylon and X (since Tokyo Babylon characters are included) only, I think.


Cardcaptor Sakura has Touya and Yukito, which is basically canon. Yukito openly confesses that he is in love with Touya to Sakura. Touya's ex-girlfriend, a priestess, also told Touya that when they met again, they would both be in love with different people. That person for her is Eriol, and it is very clearly implied that that person for Touya is Yukito. Also, their actions and words towards each other suggest an interest beyond friendship, and I believe that it is implied by the end of the series that Touya has accepted and reciprocated Yukito's feelings. They're as canon as Seishirou and Subaru. :)

Aug 8, 2011 6:53 PM by celestialocean

I"M HAPPY xDD

CLAMP always gives hint of shounen-ai and shoujo-ai here and there, it's take it or not. Even Cardcaptor Sakura has them, duh. Series with real shounen-ai are Tokyo Babylon and X (since Tokyo Babylon characters are included) only, I think.

Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM by petalshreds

Whaaaa?! Couldn't have pulled that result outta a hat, but I'll take it...

Aug 8, 2011 3:34 PM by MotokoAramaki

Well I'm happy they're finally aiming to actually fulfil a promise they made a few years ago... Someday finish the series we have on a hiatus.... I guess Gohou Drug is way easier to develop and finish that the good ol' X or even Clover.... X is really messed up and they really need to use their brains to give it a proper ending....

But this could mean to be a prologue for what's to come! Maybe just right after ending Gohou Drug they maybe continue with X in the same magazine since X suits the feel of the magazine....

By the way.. i understand why people are so excited for just one of the genres.... It does have some BL elements but Gohou Drug has never been a raging obvious hardcore yaoi, imo it has been a really mellow and mysterious drama between two guys... Of course chief has an publicly gay relationship with another guy that's even more mysterious than anyone else, but really we've never seen a sex scene on it to just dub it as yaoi... is more like shounen-ai aka BL.... Oh.... btw for those who didn't know, as far as I know and I'm concerned, CLAMP started as a circle of doujin-kas that wrote lot of yaoi pieces.... so don't be so surprised of all the guy-guy couples that overflow in CLAMP mangas.... Gohou Drug is one, in this deparment of BL, that stand out more than any other manga

Signs,
Green

Aug 8, 2011 9:18 AM by rebwaters

don't really care about this manga

Aug 8, 2011 8:21 AM by Mr_Gutts

I agree that they should finish X first...

Aug 8, 2011 7:15 AM by megafan999

D;?!?!??! SERIOUSLY?!?! I've been waiting for YEARS for them to finally pick up this series again!! ^^

BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D (not really but...xD)

*Needs ta go celebrate*

Aug 8, 2011 12:37 AM by bunnychii

This is great news! I thought it was off to a great start, and I was disappointed when it went on hiatus.

But just so you know - Gohou Drug isn't yaoi (which is always explicitly sexual, and typically more about the sex than the romance), and I have doubts as to whether it could really qualify as BL (which has the romantic relationship between two men and the ensuing drama as the focus). It does include elements of it, with the suggestion of a romantic/sexual relationship between two of the supporting characters, but it remains to be seen how the plot and relationship between the main characters will develop.

Aug 7, 2011 10:43 PM by celestialocean

OH YEA!!!! >_<
8 years, good grief! Certainly, took long enough! I've been waiting for TRC , xxxholic to end, and then waited some more for kobato to end...finally for this series to resume. I'm hoping the essence of Gouhou drug won't change too much due to the switch to a different magazine, and loss of momentum. But if it does, I hope it's for the better. Clamp, starting with this, you will redeem yourself if you continue to pick up those you left behind: Clover & X!

Aug 7, 2011 9:14 PM by aoihime

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