XTC XTC: Their destiny was foreordained...


X is the brainchild of the four-woman manga group CLAMP, who are responsible for creating some of the best (IMO) shoujo manga of recent years, including Tokyo Babylon, Cardcaptor Sakura and Magic Rayearth. Recently, they've also dabbled in shounen with the very popular Chobits, and the new series XXXholic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. Despite its violence, X is very much a shoujo series, with strong BL subtext, as is CLAMP's trademark.

The members of CLAMP

...And their roles in the making of X, are as follows:

  • Ageha Ohkawa (formerly Nanase Ohkawa): story and script.
  • Mokona (formerly Apapa Mokona): comic and cover illustrations (presumably the color pics in Asuka as well).
  • Nekoi Tsubaki (formerly Nekoi Mick): art direction.
  • Igarashi Satsuki: art assitant.

Other CLAMP works

  • RG Veda
  • 20 Mensou Onegai! *
  • Clamp Campus Detectives *
  • Campus Cop Duklyon *
  • Hagun Seisenki *
  • Shirahime Sho
  • Watashi Wa Suki Na Hito
  • Rex (Shin Shunkaden)
  • Miyuki-chan in Wonderland
  • Tokyo Babylon *
  • Suki Dakara Suki
  • Wish
  • Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Clover
  • Lawful Drug
  • Angelic Layer
  • Chobits
  • XXXholic
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles *

(*) Series where one or more X characters appear.