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ドラッグ&ドロップ
(a.k.a 合法 ドラッグ)
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Kanji: 合法 ドラッグ (Asuka)

ドラッグ&ドロップ (Young Ace)

Romanji: Gōhō Doraggu (Asuka)

Doraggu & Doroppu (Young Ace)

English Title: lit. Lawful Drugstore (Asuka)

lit. Drug & Drop (Young Ace)

Genre(s): Comedy, Supernatural, Mystery, Shonen-Ai
Manga
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (JP)

TOKYOPOP, Dark Horse Comics (NA)

Demographic: Shojo
Magazine: Mystery DX

Shojo Teikoku
Monthly Asuka
Young Ace

Run: November 2000 - May 2001 (Mystery DX)

July 2001 - November 2001 (Shojo Teikoku)
June 2002 - September 2003 (Monthly Asuka)
2011 – present (Young Ace)

# of Volumes: 3 (as "Legal Drug")

2 (as "Drug & Drop")

Anime
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Drug & Drop, formally known as Legal Drug (合法 ドラッグ Gōhō Doraggu), is a currently ongoing manga by CLAMP first serialized in Asuka. The series was put on hold in 2003, as the magazine it was serialized in ceased its publication. It resumed serialization in November of 2011 in Kadokawa's Young Ace Magazine under the new title, Drug and Drop (ドラッグ&ドロップ).

A campaign ran in Newtype magazine, along with Kobato., promoting the series. This new manga "Drug and Drop" started from new numeration to chapters, reveal the past of Kazahaya and Rikuou, as well as what is behind the "Green Drug".

Plot[]

Drug & Drop revolves around a young boy named Kazahaya Kudo, who is rescued by a mysterious young man named Rikuou Himura after collapsing in the snow and facing near death. Rikuou then takes him to a pharmacy, Green Drugstore, and Kazahaya is given a job and accommodation by Kakei, the store's owner. Their day job is simple, as they are treated and act like regular drugstore employees. But together, they are forced into doing "odd jobs" for Kakei which often deal with the supernatural and/or making use of their supernatural powers.

Characters[]

Kazahaya Kudo
DD Kazahaya Kudo Manga.jpg 栩堂 風疾, Kudō Kazahaya

Age: 17
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Above all else, Kazahaya does not want to die. In the beginning, Kazahaya is found lying in the snow, having run away from his foster home and is on the verge of freezing to death. After being found by Rikuou and taken to the Green Drugstore, he becomes an employee there. He hopes that he can make enough money to one day live on his own. He has supernatural powers, allowing him to see the "memories" of a person or thing when he touches them, similar to psychometry. He also seems to possesses empathetic abilities, being able to absorb people's emotions, as well as their memories. On at least one occasion, he was able to channel the present visual perspective of another person, that person being Rikuou. Kazahaya has a quick temper and gets emotional easily. He has cat-like characteristics, having heightened senses of smell and vision, and even looking like an angry cat when upset.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2


Rikuou Himura
DD Rikuou Himura Manga.jpg 火群 陸王, Himura Rikuō

Age: 17
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Rikuou is Kazahaya's current co-worker, roommate and partner on their missions. Similar to Kazahaya, his past is centered on a woman named Tsukiko. Tsukiko is later found out to be Rikuou's older sister. Rikuou often comes across as cold and insensitive, and even sarcastic. Despite taking great pleasure in teasing Kazahaya, he always comes to Kazahaya's rescue whenever certain jobs go wrong. He has supernatural powers similar to telekinesis, as he is able to break things like locks, which is very helpful on the pair's missions. In appearance, Rikuou is much taller and more masculine than Kazahaya, and unlike Kazahaya, he is much more calm and quiet. He is popular with high school girls, who often come to Green Drugstore just to get an opportunity to talk to him. Rikuou has tattoos on his right shoulder and back, which have been implied to have a connection with Tsukiko.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2


Kakei
DD Kakei Manga.jpg 夏景, Kakei

Age: TBA
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
The owner of Green Drugstore, and the one who sends Kazahaya and Rikuou on missions, usually without telling them all the details first. He appears to know how events will take place, due to his ability of precognition. It is noted however, that his power cannot be used on someone more powerful than himself. Kakei appears to be a kind, gentle person, with good intentions but a cruel, and even sadistic side to his nature. This side of his personality is mostly actualized in almost-subtle teasing. According to Kakei, the reason he opened the Green Drugstore was so that he could protect everyone he cares about.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2


Saiga
DD Saiga Manga.jpg 斎賀, Saiga

Age: TBA
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Kakei's lover who is often found hanging around the drugstore in the daytime; usually napping, smoking, or both. He is always seen wearing a pair of sunglasses, which he never seems to take off. While it doesn't seem like he has any supernatural powers, it's been noted that he's extremely good at pickup souls, finding people, even trying to help Rikuou find Tsukiko. He is skilled in domestic areas, such as sewing and cooking.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2


Publication[]

Legal Drug first ran in Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka in 2000. It ran until 2003 when it was placed on hiatus by CLAMP after Asuka ceased its publication. At the time, only 1/5 of the intended story had been released. When asked about Legal Drug's status at 2006 Anime Expo, Nanase Okawa explicitly stated that "CLAMP will be resuming it in the future." It was then announced that starting November 4th 2011, the series would resume in Kadokawa's seinen magazine Young Ace after it's 8 year hiatus, with the new title "Drug and Drop". CLAMP then launched a campaign in Newtype along with Kobato., promoting the series. Legal Drug's three volumes are to be re-released starting October with brand new cover illustrations, all drawn by Legal Drug's main artist, Tsubaki Nekoi.

All three volumes have been released in the U.S. by Tokyopop. Tokyopop has since shut down, Dark Horse Comics will be re-releasing Legal Drug's 3 volumes in Omnibus on September 10, 2014, and then they will start publication of Drug & Drop in 2015.

Crossovers[]

General CLAMP Universe[]

  • The CLAMP universe in which Drug & Drop takes place in is the same universe in which xxxHOLiC, Wish, Kobato., and Suki: A Like Story take place in.
  • The store Piffle Princess that often appears in many CLAMP works appeared in volume 2 as a clothing store.
  • The street light pole/wall space that leads to different dimensions is walked through by Watanuki and Yuuko of xxxHOLiC, Ioryogi of Kobato., and Kazahaya of Drug & Drop.

Suki: A Like Story[]

  • Kazahaya purchases clothes for a student named Hinata Asahi, attending Oto High School in exchange for a uniform.
  • Hinata's teacher, Shirou Asou and the entire setting of Oto High School all appear in Suki: A Like Story and Kobato..

Kobato.[]

  • Green Drugstore, along with silhouettes of Legal Drug's characters, often appear in the background of Kobato.
  • At one point in time, Kiyokazu Fujimoto of Kobato. takes a part time job at Drug & Drop's Green Drugstore, wearing a bunny costume and handing out cough drop samples.
  • along with another world version of Touya Kinomoto of Cardcaptor Sakura, who is known for his various part-time jobs.

xxxHolic[]

  • Both Rikuou and Kazahaya appear when Kimihiro Watanuki goes to buy a hangover remedy for Yuuko Ichihara.
  • Due to his ability to see spirits, Watanuki sees two ghostly images around them and notes that the two have a strong bond.
  • In volume 5 of xxxHOLiC, the High Moon Urn obtained by Yuuko from the "anything store" is the same urn retrieved by Kazahaya and Rikuou in volume 2 of Drug & Drop.
  • Rikuou and Kazahaya appear in xxxHOLiC, episode 6, and it's sequel xxxHOLiC Kei, episode 13.

Wish[]

  • Chapter 15 of Drug & Drop reveals that: Saiga is Kokuyou and Kakei is Hisui from Wish.

Trivia[]

  • Rikuou likes chocolate and other sweets, which is considered unusual and un-masculine in Japanese society; especially considering his very masculine image.
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