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Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Provides useful information about comic books and graphic novels as topics of academic research at the University of Michigan.

CLAMP Biography & Criticism

CLAMP Bibliography

Major works by CLAMP in the MLibrary collection. For others, do an author search in Mirlyn for CLAMP.


CLAMP is a group of female manga artists. Its members include Nanase Ohkawa (大川 七瀬), Mokona (もこな), Tsubaki Nekoi (猫井 椿) and Satsuki Igarashi (いがらし 寒月). Since 1989, CLAMP has produced more than 25 manga, including the ongoing xxxHolic: Rei and Tsubasa World Chronicle: Nirai Kanai-hen. CLAMP's manga combine elements of the shojo (young women's) and shonen (young men's) genres, and have garnered broad commercial success and critical acclaim.

CLAMP Articles

A selection of journal articles about CLAMP and its works. To find more, search in ArticlesPlus on "CLAMP manga", limiting to peer-reviewed journals.