CLAMP’s New Project with GACKT

There is hardly any fan of Japanese music that hasn’t heard of Gackt, the charming and very talented singer and musician who stands behind an incredible number of world concerts and is the performer of notable anime theme songs such as Fist of the North Star’s and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam’s. Also, there is also probably no ne who is interested in any kind of anime and/or manga that isn’t informed of a group of four people that have created over40 seperate projects some of which include xxxHOLIC, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Blood C, Code Geass and Cardcaptor Sakura. Yes, I am talking about CLAMP.

The good news is that both of these artists are aiming at a new hit. The even better news is tat it will be a collaboration!

Moon Saga Yoshitsune Hiden is a play that was written by CLAMP. It is about Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a general that opposed the Genpei War, a crucial event that was part of the inspiration of the notable historical classic Heike Monogatari. The Yoshitsune of this story, though, will not be any Yoshitsune, he will possess strange, unnatural powers and abilities (although it is not stated what exactly will they be). This same story will be presented in a Kodansha manga magazine before airing in theatres across Japan. The project is planned to be released also as an anime TV series, game, movie and more.

Gackt will play the main role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune from the very launch of Moon Saga Yoshitsune Hiden which will run between July 15, 2012 and August 26, 2012 and will pass through Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. There are rumours that this project will be somehow connected with the performer’s MOON and Crescent albums, but alas, there is no denial nor confirmation of this.

Source: Comic Natalie

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It’s part of Gackt’s MOON SAGA/PROJECT, then crescent, diabolos, and moon albums are definitely part of the overall story. It’s a story that Gackt’s been releasing in pieces for 12+ years.


Excited about the anime/manga. Hope Gackt will do the opening theme. They may skip the movie, if you ask me, though.


I’ve actually read about it already, but that’s the best written article with the most complete info, so congratulations to you, I’ll stick around! ;)


Could the news get more exciting?! Historical project, CLAMP and Gackt…. I can only get into fan mode…. I adore all those “ingredients”. O.o Thanks, Shinigami-sama. The promo art also amazes me. Great!!!


Do I see tears in your eyes, InStyle? :P


Totally :D Shinigami-sama made my day.