Best CLAMP Anime / Manga of All Time

Perhaps a vast majority of you readers have seen lists that talk about what is the greatest anime/manga of all time. But I'm pretty sure that most of you haven't come up with a quiz that focuses primarily on the works of a particular mangaka group such as this.

Here is a short description of said group:
Clamp (クランプ), stylized as CLAMP, is an all-female Japanese mangaka group that formed in the mid 1980s. Many of the group's manga series are often adapted into anime after release. It consists of their leader Nanase Ohkawa (大川 七瀬), who provides much of the storyline and screenplay for all their works and adaptations of those works respectively, and three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona (もこな), Tsubaki Nekoi (猫井 椿), and Satsuki Igarashi (いがらし 寒月). Almost 100 million Clamp tankōbon copies have been sold worldwide as of October 2007.

So there you go. And as the title indicates, which do you think is the best CLAMP Anime/Manga work of all time?

In case your not satisfied with the choices then you can add more if you feel like your personal favorite is not mentioned. Here is a complete list of all their works:

Beginning as an eleven-member dōjinshi circle in the mid 1980s, they began creating original work in 1987. By the time they debuted with RG Veda in 1989, their numbers were reduced to seven. In 1993, three more members left, leaving the four members who are currently still part of the group. In 2006, each member decided to change her name, however later Nanase Ohkawa decided to change her name back (from Ageha Ohkawa back to her original name Nanase Ohkawa).

The Top Ten
1 Tsubasa Chronicles

Tsubasa is probably the second manga( the manga is way better than the anime, so I read the manga and waited two years to watch the anime) I have ever read. It has a beautiful story line, and some people might think it repeats the same old story, it doesn't. It has cool characters and the pictures of each of the worlds is different, and none of the worlds look the same! I personally like fai but all the characters are likable and there is barely anyone you could hate. People call it confusing but I was able to catch all of the story. I way so happy when I heard they released a continuation! I love this series!

2 X/1999

I like this series is because, well the art is beautiful! The story is beautiful and tragic how many people died during the earthquakes. It does actually encircles the question "are we of free will or are we prisoners of fate? " It's characters slowly progress through their unnatural lives trying to save humanity from its own foolishness! I love this series!

For me X/1999 is the best CLAMP manga. The art is gorgeous and the story is spectacular, its dramatic and tragic, somehow everything is mature, even the romance is taken to a higher emotional level. It really is CLAMPs masterpiece!

3 Card Captor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura is a wonderful anime and an amazing manga. As a childhood series, it's fun, cute, funny, innocent, and loving in magical ways. I would definitely vote this as my favorite anime AND manga. I am never tired of it, always remembering the good and cute parts. It helps too. Once I got lost. I looked everywhere, and for a little while later, I thought, "If I was Sakura-chan, what will I do." Then, I ran to where Sakura would have thought where my family is. I found them. Also, it also calms me down. Whenever I need to relax, I think of: "IT'S ALL RIGHT! Daijoubu, daijoubu, daijoubu..." and "I'll surely be alright," Sakura's saying. In addition, Cardcaptor Sakura is a Japanese anime and manga for all ages. You should vote this awesome series!

4 Tokyo Babylon

Simply amazing. The plot was carried out at the perfect pace (I wish there where more than just 7 volumes, but the story might not be as great if it was stretched any longer) and the characters where all very complex and interesting. the art, the portrayal of emotions, little details like the symbolism of a broken mirror, even back ground characters reacting to what the main characters where doing, All of it is amazing.
It doesn't have a happy ending but I feel like that just makes it more memorable.
And the fact that the story actually continues later on in X/1999 makes me really happy.

5 Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

One of my favorite anime of all time ( with Tsubasa Chronicles). I adore all the main characters. The plot is so exciting and entertaining. There is always something up the main character sleeve and I think it's so sweet that he did what he did because of the promise he made.
It has an epic ending thought it's bitter-sweet ( just like Tsubasa Chronicles)

What an ending! Absolutely takes your breath away!

6 Chobits

Chobits was one of the first anime and manga that I ever read, and as such has a special place in my heart. I have since re-watched and re-read it a few times and I caught a few amazing themes that I probably didn't notice the first time around. Chobits is based on a number of closely related questions. Can a robot love? If a robot can love, feel, grow, and make decisions, does that make it more than just a robot? Doesn't that make it more real? Chobits is a philisophical question about what exactly the nature of ultimately being human is.
Otherwise, the art styles, clothing, storylines, are amazing and wonderful to follow. I recommend it 100% to anyone who loves sweet, thoughtful, anime/manga with a bit of depth. (Especially the manga)

7 Magic Knight Rayearth The anime adaptation of Magic Knight Rayearth aired first on Japan's Yomiuri TV on October 17, 1994 and ended on November 27, 1995.

As one of the first manga I, who at the time was 10 got into, it has a special place in my heart. It was the first CLAMP manga I read, and I loved it. I still do today. But some words of warning: The manga is MUCH better than the anime in my opinion.

Very underrated and unique. I watched the anime recently, It caught me by surprise. It starts out normal but every episode kept on getting better. The first season is a fantasy adventure anime and the second season is more sci-fi. Its definitely my favorite Clamp anime

8 xxxHolic

I love this series. The introduction of Japanese supernatural themes and traditional culture was a thrill for me, and CLAMP's ideas about destiny and fate were perfectly interwoven with more widely held Buddhist ideology. I loved the psychological aspects present here.
Additionally, I loved the storyline and the characters. Its integration with Tsubasa made it feel large and grand, but the story itself was intimate and touching. The characters had that touching goodness and empathy that I love, but stopped short of the machoism CLAMP can sometimes stray into with their good guys. This is hands down my favorite from CLAMP.

9 Clamp School Detectives
10 Wish

I love this series! It's short and cute and one of the first manga's I have read!

The Contenders
11 Kobato

The relationships between the characters warms my heart so much. Kobato never seemed to care much about her wish she just wanted to make others happy and have fun. It's a bittersweet story that yanks the heartstrings.

Kobato is a wonderful anime. This anime will make you laugh, cry, give you hope and warm your heart. It's Highly recomended. Also for those of you who like CLAMP animes there are allot of connections between Kobato and Other CLAMP creations,

Kobato was a very heart yanking series. This series was one of the few series I actually cried in. Kobato was such a great character, and I kind of want to be like her.

12 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes... read more

Clamp didn't make Sailor Moon! Why don't you research things before putting them here!

13 RG Veda
14 Angelic Layer

I love Angelic Layer! The story was awesome, though the English dub voice of Misaki annoyed me a little. It was truly amazing to watch the dolls fight and I desperately want an angel. I LOVE IT!

I loved Angelic layer...except for the fact that the main girl's mom is an idiot.

How I wish that this can happen in real life! It's really awesome

15 Lawful Drug

Sadly incomplete as it is constantly on-again off-again hiatus. One of the most undderated of Clamps manga. The characters are absolutely hilarious! A lot of boy-love humor in this one! It keeps you intrigued right from the first page, and captivates you all the way up to the bone-chilling final page cliffhanger that the hiatus left it at in LDs sequel Drug & Drop. It still has Clamps signature theme - supernatural beings, but the unique thing about this manga is that it is set in a Pharmacy/Drug Store!

16 Miyuki Chan in Wonderland
17 Gate 7

YES! I own it and have read this like a million times.

18 Clover

This is one of the most beautiful CLAMP manga ever created. The use of negative and positive space is incredible. There are a lot of 'steampunk' elements to the art, long before 'steampunk' was ever even a thought. The story is heartbreaking, though a little tough to follow because it was never finished. This is one of my favorite art mangas in the entire world, and so if you're interested in the aesthetic, definitely look it up or buy the omnibus that came out a few years ago.

19 Blood-C

By the studio I-G but in collaboration with Clamps!

BAdd New Item