CLAMP is a group composed by four female manga artists. They started in the middle of the 80's doing doujinshis (self-published mangas), when the group still had 12 members, all women. After their debut as professional manga creators in 1989, the group shrunk to only four members and they are still together nowadays.

During their almost 20 years of history, CLAMP produced major famous works such as RG Veda (their first professional work), Tokyo Babylon, X, Magic Knights Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura, ANGELIC LAYER, Chobits and are currently working on TSUBASA - RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE - and XXXHOLiC.

The great majority of their works extended itself beyond the boundaries of manga pages by turning into other kind of medias like Drama CDs, OVAs, TV Anime Series, Movies, etc.

Here you'll find out a bit more about each of the CLAMP members:

S A T S U K I    I G A R A S H I

Birthday: 02/08
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kyoto

Art assistant and designer of the group. She decides the designs for the covers of CLAMP's works and she also helps in the art finalization process.

N A N A S E    O H K A W A

Also known as: Ageha Ohkawa
Birthday: 05/02
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Osaka

The leader of CLAMP, she's responsible for writing the stories and scripts for all of their works. She's CLAMP's spokesperson and the one who takes care of business matters, including the animation process of CLAMP's works. Sometimes she's directly involed in the anime adaptations of CLAMP's works as scriptwriter.

T S U B A K I   N E K O I

Also known as: Mick Nekoi
Birthday: 01/21
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Kyoto

CLAMP's secondary drawer and art director. She's responsible for screen tone application, which gives shading aspects to the drawings. She's also in charge of the super deformed drawings (characters and CLAMP members) and for creating the design of CLAMP's mascots.


Also known as: Mokona Apapa
Birthday: 06/16
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kyoto

CLAMP's main drawer. She's responsible for drawing the scenario and characters. Most of CLAMP's works are done by her. While in that position, her job is to draw the storyboard (a rough draft) by sketching Ohkawa's ideas to the paper in the form of comic. Then she composes the manuscripts with pencil, which will later be inked and toned. For that task she counts on the help of Satsuki Igarashi and Tsubaki Nekoi.

Note: Depending on the work, the position and charge of each member might change, since each work requires specifics cares, but that's basically how the tasks division is done in CLAMP.