CLAMP is n all female mangaka that banned together in the 1980’s. The group started out as a thirteen member group but by the time their first manga came out they were left with four members, their leader Nanase Ohkawa, and the three other artists whose roles switch for each series: Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi and Satsuki Igarashi.
CLAMP is a very unique type of mangaka, unlike other mangakas that only specialize in one type on genre CLAMP has reached out to multiple genres, often taking what is a supposedly happy character or plotline and adding little twists that change everything, which is one of the things that CLAMP is famous for. CLAMP's manga is distinguished by its diverse visual styles, CLAMP's art changes frequently depending on the primary artist of a given project and the target audience; however, most of their works have characters with highly detailed hair, heavily stylized eyes and human figures, and elaborate clothing.
CLAMP works have multiple themes, like in their highly popular manga, Chobits had the theme of chaste or pure love or like in Tsubasa Chronicles, xxxHolic and Card Captor Sakura where the idea that all events are inevitable due to past decisions, hitsuzen and the idea that humans choose their destiny through their own efforts. A running theme through CLAMP mangas is that it frequently features one-eyed characters or characters that lose their sight in one eye as means to express the feeling of loneliness. However, there is always something later on that comes to replace that loss of vision, this idea was most likely derived from Nanase’s poor right-eye vision.
Also common is the idea of soul mates, or couples tied together by fate. CLAMP's lack of care for gender or at times biological age in these couples has led them to write normal homosexual couples into many of their manga in contrast to many other mangaka, for example, Touya and Yukito in Card Captor Sakura. A number of such couples have been shown together across parallel...