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笑点
CB Vol.9
Info
Kanji: 笑点
Romanji: Shōten
English Title: lit. Laughing Point

Shöten

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Publishing Info
Author: CLAMP
Illustrator(s): CLAMP
Publisher: CLAMP
Demographic: Shojo
Publication Date: October 10, 1988 - November 11, 1990
# of Volumes: 7

笑点 (Shōten, Laughing Matter) stylized as "Shöten" is a collection of doujinshi drawn by CLAMP. The works produced under the Shoten name are both of CLAMP's own works as well as other mangaka's.

The Shoten series is a mini-series with a larger series called CLAMP Book. The theme is often that of a comedic one, as the name suggests. The Shoten books also sometimes came in special boxes or slip-cases. Preorder extras were also available.

About[]

CLAMP began with Shoten as part of the CLAMP Book series, before Derayd. The series takes advantage of the doujinshi media-type to experiment with drawing styles and techniques. It is also noted that CLAMP also explores homosexual relationships, but these are treated lightly. Some stories even show miraculous conception between two males.

Shoten compiles various short-stories that aren't always chronological. However, since there are many CLAMP characters, the doujinshi sometimes reveal indications about the past of some supporting characters. One short story in Shoten describes how King Ashura and Taishaku-ten from RG Veda have a new life; both now teachers at the CLAMP School Campus — the same campus CLAMP School Detectives, Man of Many Faces, and DUKLYON take place at.

The shorts are done by various members of the CLAMP mangaka circle. Sometimes up to 7 members would contribute to a volume.

Some shorts however, were short stories of text with only one picture to illustrate a certain scene; rather than a full page of manga panels. Each short is separated by a title page; usually in color and on glossed paper.

Some books also contained small profiles of each CLAMP member.

A separate book titled, PRIDE was released in 1989. PRIDE is a compilation of Leeza Sei's contributions to the Shoten series. It is not numbered, but is still under the Shoten title.

List of SHOTEN Volumes[]

Cover Title Short Stories/ Chapters Date
CB Vol.9
SHOTEN (CLAMP Book 9)
  • となりのいんど人
  • 302号室の変人
  • TBA
  • 101号室の住人
  • ウィ一クエンドスクランブル
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • 青年の末来
  • TBA
  • PASSENGER!
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • 妹之山家の一族
  • 妹之山家の一族 NG
  • SECRECY
  • カルラ舞う!
  • TBA
  • 人生いろいろ
  • Y * S
October 10, 1988
CB Vol.12
SHOTEN 2 (CLAMP Book 12) TBA December 25, 1988
SHOTEN 3 (CLAMP Book 13)
  • 妖獣都市
  • 仁義なき戦い
  • 博士の異常な愛情
  • アパートの鍵貸します
  • CHILD
  • HATARI!
  • スティング
March 21, 1989
CB Vol.16
SHOTEN in Separate Volume

(CLAMP Book 16)

  • I CAN BE
  • ウララ
  • FANKY STAR
  • 浪漫飛行
  • Party Joke
  • Sure Dance
  • PARODIES
May 3, 1989
SHOTEN 4 - I WANNA BE A ONLY ONE

(CLAMP Book 17)

  • 砂漠のさかな
  • 月下夜行
  • 手の中の月
  • 夢から醒めた夢
  • 青春のあやまち
  • Twilight Square
  • STING 2
  • JUST A LITTLE BIT
  • 凍空
August 13, 1989
CB Vol.19
SHOTEN 5 (CLAMP Book 19)
  • SHINING STAR
  • 僕の君
  • 白昼の死角
  • 君のそばで会おう
  • 愛してるなんてとても言えない
  • 半分の過去
  • ONE FINE MESS
  • 日本妖怪巡礼団
December 23, 1989
SHOTEN6 FINAL (CLAMP Book 21)
  • 君に一番近い場所
  • 不可分的存在
  • Asian Paradise
  • 月下迷宮
  • ちょっとしたこと
  • Once upon a Time
  • 覚醒ない想い
  • LAST TIME
  • 53億分の偶然
  • 東京 BABYLON
November 11, 1990

Characters[]

Toshiroh Yahagi
Shoten Toshirou Yahagi Manga 矢萩俊郎, Yahagi Toshirō

Age: 21
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN 3, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5


Shiametsu Hasiba
Shoten Shiametsu Hasiba Manga 羽柴茂光, Hasiba Shiametsu

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN 3, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5


Dana Krishna Vishvanara Yamamoto
Shoten Dana Krishna Manga ダーナ・クリシュナ・ヴィシュヴァーナラ・山本, Dāna Kurishuna Vuishuvuānara Yamamoto

Age: 18
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN, SHOTEN 2, SHOTEN 3, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 6


Rudra Shiva Mahavira
Shoten Rurda Shiva Mahavira Manga ルドラ・シヴァ・マハーヴィーラ, Rudora Shivua Mahāvuīra

Age: 22
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN, SHOTEN 2, SHOTEN 3, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 6


Ikuo Hirota
Shoten Ikuo Hirota Manga 広田育生, Hirota Ikuo

Age: 23
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN 2, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 6


Yamataku Nomi
Shoten Yamataku Nomi Manga 野見山拓, Nomi Yamataku

Age: 23
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN 2, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 6


Aro Yuu
Shoten Aro Yuu Manga 川原鴉鷺, Yū Aro

Age: 22
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN 3, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5, SHOTEN 6


Se Lawig Le Foia
Shoten Se Lawig Le Foia Manga セ・ラウィーグ・ル・フォイア, Se Rauīgu Ru Foia

Age: 18
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN 3, SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5, SHOTEN 6


Yuu Motohashi
Shoten Yuu Motohashi Manga 本橋 悠, Motohashi Yū

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5, SHOTEN 6


Shogo Okiya
Shoten Shogo Okiya Manga 沖也祥吾, Shōgo Okiya

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5, SHOTEN 6


Nobuo Kaidzuka
Shoten Nobuo Kaidzuka Manga 貝塚信雄, Kaidzuka Nobuo

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5, SHOTEN 6


Takayuki Kubo
Shoten Kubo Takayuki Manga 久保高行, Kubo Takayuki

Age: 22
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 4, SHOTEN 5, SHOTEN 6


Keiji Sasaki
Shoten Keiji Sasaki Manga 佐々木圭司, Sasaki Keiji

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 6


Zoku Imonoyama
Shoten Zoku Imonoyama Manga 妹之山 続, Imonoyama zoku

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
TBA
Cameos & Appearances: SHOTEN in Separate Volume, SHOTEN 6

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