Posted by: krisnat | August 25, 2010

clamp school detectives

The Clamp School is the brainchild of the Imonoyama zaibatsu. It is placed in a sprawling estate as big as a small city. Each of the five corners houses one of the five school divisions, which range from kindergarten through college, even graduate school. It also is a self-contained campus in Tokyo, it having its own city, complete with banks, shopping arcades, public utilities, as well as its own mass rapid transit system. The Clamp School’s mission is to cater to all talented students, rich or poor.

The institution is featured in other Clamp works such as Magic Knight RayearthMan of Many Faces and X/1999X/1999 expands the reasoning behind the campus’s unique layout by revealing that part-way through the campus’s construction, a request came from Tohru Magami to have the site act as a sanctuary for the Sacred Sword to be wielded by her son, Kamui Shirou, during an apocalyptic battle to occur in 1999. The director agreed and changed the layout to form a pentagram at Tohru Magami’s request, resulting in having to move half-completed or even entire buildings to fulfill this.

CLAMP School’s physical plant configuration is partly replicated in an unrelated anime, Alice Academy.

Main cast

  • Nokoru Imonoyama (妹之山 残 Imonoyama Nokoru?[4]
    A 6th grade student and the Elementary School Board Chairman. The youngest son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, the founders of Clamp School, he has inherited the family fondness of doing absurd things just for the sake of doing them. Nokoru has one of the top IQs in a school full of geniuses andNASA has been vying for the mind of the elementary schooler. He also has the unique ability to detect a lady in distress from two kilometers away. For this reason, he established the Clamp School Detective Agency, although this was also an incentive to get out of his Chairman duties. He is also the only one out of the three young detectives that doesn’t play a sport. Nokoru also appears in Clamp’s Duklyon: Clamp School DefendersMan of Many FacesTsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle andX/1999.
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