For those that don’t know, I’m a huge Clamp fan. I love most of their work, I was an avid fan of their old anime, and couldn’t get enough of them.
That is until some 15 years ago the fuckery with X 1999 started and has never stopped since. So this might come across as salty and butthurt, and I won’t deny it probably is and I am. But fuck it, my blog, my opinions, my thoughts. I can say whatever the fuck I want to 😠
So, far away in the distant lands there was X, and it was a marvellous, twisted, fucked up manga and anime that I haven’t blogged about because I wouldn’t know what to say because too much feels for it. In that distant land, X was the best manga I ever read from them, and still is, and I couldn’t wait for the story to continue.
In that far distant land, Clamp put X on hiatus because of the earthquakes. Fair enough, they wanted to respect their people and homeland, since X talks about the end of the world through earthquakes. That was all well and good, until year after year they kept saying they’d continue it. Then they started TRC and XxxHolic, Kobato and Gate 7, and promised if people supported their newest work, once finished, they’d go back and finish their series on hiatus.
For those that don’t know, Clamp are a bit of a serial hiatus and dropped mangaka. Their Gohou Drug was on hiatus, their Clover was unfinished because the magazine died, and some others too.
So they finished Holic, to my disappointment it was a lukewarm conclusion, finished the trainwreck TRC was, thank the fuck, Kobato had finished off already and then said they were bringing back Gohou Drug as Drug and Drop.
I rejoiced, I liked that series and couldn’t wait for what next they’d do……….
I had nor expected them to then announce a sequel to TRC and Holic, and put Drug and Drop on hiatus.
And now have there’s even gonna be a new CCSakura manga. Excuse me I’d I say that I don’t have much faith on them for anything they say or promise.
My trust has been broken and I’ve realised they’ll never finish X. I can munch on a carrot but don’t take well to sticks. In my eyes X are their magnus opus, but if they’ll finish it off lamely, then I prefer to leave it as it is.
I haven’t read their newest work, their ongoing sequels, and I don’t suspect I will either. I’m just really tired.
I’m not sure I’ll forgive them either. All I wanted was closure, even if it was a “we’re not finishing it”, but I suspect I’m not getting that either.