If you're not familiar with CLAMP, the Japanese all-female superstar manga collective, you'll hear a lot more about them very soon. Best-known for such bestselling manga series as Cardcaptor Sakura, xxxHolic, and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, CLAMP has joined with independent comics publisher Dark Horse to publish Gate 7, an original manga that will be released in the U.S. October 25.
For the first time in its history, CLAMP—Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Nanase Ohkawa—is allowing a preview of an original work to be published in the U.S., with an exclusive preview of the artwork in Publishers Weekly.
Gate 7 is the story of high school student Chikahito Takamoto, who is visiting a legendary shrine in the city of Kyoto when he stumbles into a mystical realm. He meets Hana, a beautiful child-like female warrior, and her two mystical companions, who invite him to join them in battles to protect the world from horrific supernatural beasts. While Chikahito isn't quite sure about fighting supernatural forces, he's definitely made up his mind about the beautiful Hana.