CLAMP School Detectives
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CLAMP School Detectives Volume 1 as published by Kadokawa Shoten
(Kuranpu Gakuen Tanteidan)
Genre: Detective fiction, Comedy
CLAMP School Detectives
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic: Shōjo
Magazine: Monthly Asuka
Original run: January 1992-October 1993
Volumes: 3
TV Anime
CLAMP School Detectives
Director: Osamu Nabeshima

Studio: Studio Pierrot
Network: Animax, TV Tokyo
Original Run: 3 May 1997 – 25 October 1997
Episodes: 26

CLAMP School Detectives (CLAMP学園探偵団 Kuranpu Gakuen Tanteidan) is a three volume manga series by CLAMP. It was published by Kadokawa in Asuka from January to April 1992, Mystery DX in September and November 1992, as well as January, February, March, July, September, and October of 1993, and Comedy DX on September 10 of both 1992 and 1993.

A 26-episode anime that was produced by Bandai Visual and Studio Pierrot aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between May 3, 1997 and October 25, 1997.

All three bound volumes were published by Tokyopop in 2003. The anime series has been translated and dubbed into English by the anime television network, Animax, who have broadcast the series across its respective English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia. It is distributed in North America by Bandai Entertainment, which first released it in 1998 through now out-of-print subtitled VHS videotapes, and which will also soon release DVDs of the series with a new English dub by Coastal Studios.


Nokoru Imonoyama (妹之山 残 Imonoyama Nokoru)- 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 and NASA 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 is also the general of the CLAMP School Defenders Duklyon.

Suoh Takamura (鷹村 蘇芳 Takamura Suō) - A 5th grader and the Elementary School Board Secretary. Suoh is a martial arts expert, with a 3rd dan blackbelt in Karate, Judo, Aikido, and Kendo (he would have gone higher, but he ran out of competition). He's also good in kyūdō (Japanese archery). He is also the descendant of a Japanese ninja clan, and has sworn to protect Nokoru through anything. Suoh first met Nokoru three years prior (him being in 2nd grade) to the story but at first he was avoiding Imonoyama. Takamura is also responsible for making sure the chairman does all of his paperwork on time.

Akira Ijyuin (伊集院 玲 Ijūin Akira) - A 4th grader and the Elementary School Board Treasurer. Akira is a first-class chef, a trait he inherited from his father. He lives with his two mothers and has also inherited his father's legacy as the notorious thief 20 Masks.


The three principal characters all appear in Clamp's 20 Mensou ni Onegai, Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and X.

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The main trio in X/1999