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The first Legal Drug series went on hiatus in 2003. Drug & Drop will again follow the lead characters Kazahaya Kudo and Rikuo Himura. The new manga will reveal Kazahaya and Rikuo's pasts as well as the background of Green Drug, the mysterious drugstore where they work. The first Legal Drug series went on hiatus in 2003. Drug & Drop will again follow the lead characters Kazahaya Kudo and Rikuo Himura. The new manga will reveal Kazahaya and Rikuo's pasts as well as the background of Green Drug, the mysterious drugstore where they work.


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The first Legal Drug series went on hiatus in 2003. Drug & Drop will again follow the lead characters Kazahaya Kudo and Rikuo Himura. The new manga will reveal Kazahaya and Rikuo's pasts as well as the background of Green Drug, the mysterious drugstore where they work. The first Legal Drug series went on hiatus in 2003. Drug & Drop will again follow the lead characters Kazahaya Kudo and Rikuo Himura. The new manga will reveal Kazahaya and Rikuo's pasts as well as the background of Green Drug, the mysterious drugstore where they work.

30 review for Drug & Drop, Volume 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Garrett

    Taking place after the events of Legal Drug, Drug & Drop follows the same characters of Rikuo and Kazahaya who have now been working at the store for a year. It's more of the same stuff from Legal Drug, with a little bit more emphasis on Rikuo this time and him trying to find his sister. It's every bit as weird and psychedelic as Legal Drug was and the ending was a total wtf moment (in a good way!). I can't wait to read the second and final volume. Taking place after the events of Legal Drug, Drug & Drop follows the same characters of Rikuo and Kazahaya who have now been working at the store for a year. It's more of the same stuff from Legal Drug, with a little bit more emphasis on Rikuo this time and him trying to find his sister. It's every bit as weird and psychedelic as Legal Drug was and the ending was a total wtf moment (in a good way!). I can't wait to read the second and final volume.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Neko

    This needs to be licensed.... NOW! Right now. RIGHT.NOW. THIS. INSTANT. ;A;////// I NEED TO FEEL IT'S CRISP PAGES IN MY HANDS!! *sob* This needs to be licensed.... NOW! Right now. RIGHT.NOW. THIS. INSTANT. ;A;////// I NEED TO FEEL IT'S CRISP PAGES IN MY HANDS!! *sob*

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    After a long hiatus (but still not the longest CLAMP has managed to achieve), Kazahaya and Rikuo are back. You can actually tell it's been a while, not only because the title changed, but also because the art style is a bit different. Kazahaya and Kakei basically look the same and Saiga just looks only a little less boxy and menacing, but Rikuo's change is pretty noticable. He's still tall, dark and handsome, but he seems less muscular and more slender now. His hair also keeps growing. The art st After a long hiatus (but still not the longest CLAMP has managed to achieve), Kazahaya and Rikuo are back. You can actually tell it's been a while, not only because the title changed, but also because the art style is a bit different. Kazahaya and Kakei basically look the same and Saiga just looks only a little less boxy and menacing, but Rikuo's change is pretty noticable. He's still tall, dark and handsome, but he seems less muscular and more slender now. His hair also keeps growing. The art style in general is still beautiful, though. No backrounds where none need to be, but if there are, they're breath taking as always. Everyone is either cute or beautiful, even splattered with blood. The plot is starting to crawl towards something big. We start to learn more about Tsukiko and Kei and start to figure out that Kazahaya and Rikuo could be indeed very important people who need to be guided and protected by Kakei and Saiga. Of course CLAMP couldn't resist doing some crossover stuff once again. I think they're addicted to it by now. It started out as as fun easter eggs years ago, but now I'm starting to worry that at some point one wouldn't get a story by them anymore without having read all the other manga. Luckily, I of course knew who Watanuki was and wasn't bewildered by the job he had for the boys. Said job of course gave Rikuo once again the opportunity to hold Kazahaya protectively, which is always welcome. I feel like they're closer now than they were in Legal Drug. Even Kazahaya's protests seem half hearted now, while Rikuo is in full on "Don't you dare hurt him!" mode as soon as a supernatural being looks at his partner wrong. Looking forward to finding out if this will actually lead somewhere this time. If we'll ever find out in this lifetime hahahahhaha.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Eck

    I've waited for years for "Legal Drug" to continue (since it first came out in Germany which was in 2004) and it's just like me that eleven years later I didn't even notice that the sequel came out until another three (almost four) years later. Better late than never, I finally noticed and I loved it! I still love the characters so much, not only Kazahaya and Rikuo, my favourites have actually always been Kakei and Saiga and they still are. And there’s still not enough of them. But this is my on I've waited for years for "Legal Drug" to continue (since it first came out in Germany which was in 2004) and it's just like me that eleven years later I didn't even notice that the sequel came out until another three (almost four) years later. Better late than never, I finally noticed and I loved it! I still love the characters so much, not only Kazahaya and Rikuo, my favourites have actually always been Kakei and Saiga and they still are. And there’s still not enough of them. But this is my only criticism. The story seems move much faster than I remember it from the “Legal Drug” series and I’m really looking forward to reading more. The xxxHolic crossover made me want to read this series, too, and I definitely will after reading Volume 2 of “Drug and Drop” and re-reading “Legal Drug”.

  5. 5 out of 5

    D

    Yeah, I'm not even sure I enjoyed this half as much as I did Legal Drug except Watanuki's there so. Yeah, I'm not even sure I enjoyed this half as much as I did Legal Drug except Watanuki's there so.

  6. 5 out of 5

    ~Cyanide Latte~

    CW for an instance of self-harm, and an instance of animal cruelty. So glad I finished reading this! Volume 1 of Drug & Drop feels incredibly short, even if I hadn't read the omnibus copy of Legal Drug, but I didn't enjoy this any less for that. I'm not entirely sure how much longer after the first series this takes place, whether it occurs days later, weeks later, a year later, etc. What I can tell you is that the majority of this volume is a crossover with the later volumes of another CLAMP seri CW for an instance of self-harm, and an instance of animal cruelty. So glad I finished reading this! Volume 1 of Drug & Drop feels incredibly short, even if I hadn't read the omnibus copy of Legal Drug, but I didn't enjoy this any less for that. I'm not entirely sure how much longer after the first series this takes place, whether it occurs days later, weeks later, a year later, etc. What I can tell you is that the majority of this volume is a crossover with the later volumes of another CLAMP series, xxxHolic, as this time Rikuo and Kazahaya are on an errand for Kimihiro Watanuki, who is the now the acting owner of the shop that grants wishes [formerly run by Yuuko Ichihara.] As a long-time CLAMP fan and lover of their multi-verse crossover elements, I was absolutely delighted to see cameos of Watakuni and the shop! The story surrounding the errand he wants the boys to run for him has just enough elements of the stories from xxxHolic while remaining true to the nature of the stories from Legal Drug and I utterly love that. Additionally, this volume gives us hints as to the true nature of Saiga and Kakei (which you can find out if you do a little searching on either the main Wikipedia page for Legal Drug or on the CLAMP wikis, and it's a little surprising, especially since they've also hinted as to the reason they're running this drugstore.) The bigger thing tying into the over-arcing plot of the series itself is that we get more hints and leads as to what happened or is happening with the woman from Rikuo's past, Tsukiko, and what is going on with Kazahaya's twin sister, Kei (view spoiler)[whom we see kill a bird as she says a few choice, unsettling things regarding her relationship with her brother and how obsessive or unhealthy it might actually be. (hide spoiler)] Both of those plot threads leave on a tense note, and it's left me wondering especially what's happened with Tsukiko. I honestly loved reading this, even if it felt short. I'm going to have to refrain from reading the second volume right away, because I'm worried that it'll feel like it's all over too soon.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maia

    The series Legal Drug went on hiatus (at least in English) in 2003. Ten years later, the story was picked up in this follow-up series. Kazahaya and Rikuo are sent on a mission that involves meeting Kimihiro Watanuki, their opposite number from the xxxHolic series. He is now confirmed to his shop, in the absence of his boss, and so he sends the pair to an ancient house inhabited by an inebriated and weakened vampire. Their job is not to fight the vampire, but to release him from his prison. Kazah The series Legal Drug went on hiatus (at least in English) in 2003. Ten years later, the story was picked up in this follow-up series. Kazahaya and Rikuo are sent on a mission that involves meeting Kimihiro Watanuki, their opposite number from the xxxHolic series. He is now confirmed to his shop, in the absence of his boss, and so he sends the pair to an ancient house inhabited by an inebriated and weakened vampire. Their job is not to fight the vampire, but to release him from his prison. Kazahaya falls ill, possessed by the vampire's mental state- Rikuo offers it blood, and in return the vampire gives him a tragic prediction. They have clearly switched to a new artist for this follow up series, which is a nice change. They are starting to reveal some of the pieces of the character's backstories, but I find myself less and less interested in the prophesied blood-soaked conclusion. Maybe it would be better to imagine the boys as happily working in the stop forever, never facing their destinies.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joe Kerr

    The world(s) of CLAMP keep growing, and the return of a familiar face! Rather an interesting start to new adventures for "The Boys" (haw haw haw). To be honest the is the 1st series I've read with yaoi elements. It is very toned down, almost subtle, yet also blatant in a way. No sexual stuff, but definitely some sparks! And the last couple pages... Yikes! I'm not gonna give it away, but wow. Just wow. Really worth the read. I'm already anxious to start book 2. The world(s) of CLAMP keep growing, and the return of a familiar face! Rather an interesting start to new adventures for "The Boys" (haw haw haw). To be honest the is the 1st series I've read with yaoi elements. It is very toned down, almost subtle, yet also blatant in a way. No sexual stuff, but definitely some sparks! And the last couple pages... Yikes! I'm not gonna give it away, but wow. Just wow. Really worth the read. I'm already anxious to start book 2.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    What the fuuuuuuuck??? That was such a creepy, disturbing ending! Definitely seeming darker than original series, but delving more into secrets and history of the characters. Still no real answers, but it's like moving forward to those answers. I like seeing Watanuki; xxxHolic may be next thing I pick up. What the fuuuuuuuck??? That was such a creepy, disturbing ending! Definitely seeming darker than original series, but delving more into secrets and history of the characters. Still no real answers, but it's like moving forward to those answers. I like seeing Watanuki; xxxHolic may be next thing I pick up.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    even better than legal drug. I can't wait to get the next volume. surprise appearance by watanuki even better than legal drug. I can't wait to get the next volume. surprise appearance by watanuki

  11. 4 out of 5

    Gaby

    I really like this series! I wish that they continue with it soon. There's crossovers (of course, this IS clamp we're talking about). They're so cute together! I really like this series! I wish that they continue with it soon. There's crossovers (of course, this IS clamp we're talking about). They're so cute together!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rosie (Rosie Reads)

    4.25 stars! Watanuki and that ending?! Woah. I'm going to read the second volume now. K BYE! 4.25 stars! Watanuki and that ending?! Woah. I'm going to read the second volume now. K BYE!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Georgia

    Daily use of the drug causes poisoning. 5/10

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cornerofmadness

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Let me say this first, yes this is the first volume but technically it's the fourth. If you have not read Legal Drug 1-3 you will be completely lost and probably won't enjoy this much. The back blurb says it picks up right where Legal Drug left off and that is true. However it was a full decade between the end of Legal Drug and the publication of Drug and Drop. While I believe the ladies of CLAMP may have had the storyline hashed out back then when the publication issues arose but I doubt they h Let me say this first, yes this is the first volume but technically it's the fourth. If you have not read Legal Drug 1-3 you will be completely lost and probably won't enjoy this much. The back blurb says it picks up right where Legal Drug left off and that is true. However it was a full decade between the end of Legal Drug and the publication of Drug and Drop. While I believe the ladies of CLAMP may have had the storyline hashed out back then when the publication issues arose but I doubt they had it drawn. Why do I say that? Because the art is better now, more refined. There is less of the 1990s Gumby body thing going on. The faces are sharper, more clean and pretty. Kazahaya is definitely even more femme than he was a decade ago in looks. A weird aside: Kazahaya is drawn blond most of the time but in a few of the black and white shots he's shaded a bit darker and in the colored shot he has brown hair. CLAMP does something that does annoy me: guest spots. Some people love that but if it gets too much it drives me away. Rikuo and Kazahaya get a new job working for none other than Kimihiro Watanuki. For fans of Xxxholic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle this is good news. I didn't mind him being here for this but I was never a huge fan of either of those things. I wouldn't want him around constantly because then I'd feel like I need to reread those to get what's going on and that annoys me. That aside, their new mission seems simple enough take a box to a house because Watanuki cannot leave the shop (see what I mean? I don't know why that is because I never finished Xxxholic and now I'm annoyed as to why he can't leave). Of course nothing is ever that simple and they encounter a strange spirit or should I say Rikuo does because Kazahaya's powers often leave him in a faint and this time he is down for the count and pretty much taken over by this spirit. However we learn more about Rikuo in this and what he is searching for, Tsukiko, the mystery woman. And the arc is the entirely volume more or less which feels more robust than the short episodes. Kazahaya will be changed by the end of it a little and Rikuo goes off on his own to do more searching. Unfortunately someone is searching fo Kazahaya and she seems pretty unbalanced which could make for interesting drama later. There was less of the shonen-ei flirting in this and a little less of Kazahaya being annoyed with Rikuo. I hope to see that continue. Don't get me wrong. I want them to be a couple but I want it to move beyond that adolescent nonsense (okay they're only 18 but still). I was happy with this in spite of the decade long wait. I hope this time they'll get to see the story out to its conclusion.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    Legal Drug is back! *cheers* It has been years since the last volume came out so imagine my joy when, last year, I heard that CLAMP is making a new series and that it will be coming out in English! The book was terrific fun, it took me some time to get to know the characters again. And I think it might be best if I also re-read the first series again. It has been almost 10 years since the last volume came out. So yeah, it was really confusing, however quite soon you will get back in the flow of t Legal Drug is back! *cheers* It has been years since the last volume came out so imagine my joy when, last year, I heard that CLAMP is making a new series and that it will be coming out in English! The book was terrific fun, it took me some time to get to know the characters again. And I think it might be best if I also re-read the first series again. It has been almost 10 years since the last volume came out. So yeah, it was really confusing, however quite soon you will get back in the flow of the story and you will feel comfortable again with the characters. I would also recommend that even if people read the first series to also read the XXXholic series. The Watanuki that appears in this volume is one that is from the last volumes of the first series/new volumes of the new series. There is not much that will get spoiled, but you wont recognize this Watanuki and might be really confused as to where the other characters are from XXXholic and why Watanuki is seemingly alone in the shop. The story of this volume was fun, it was fast-paced, there was no time to relax and enjoy the scenery (or the hot/cute boys for that matter). One moment this would happen, and then bang the next is already coming at you. So be sure to keep your eyes open and remember everything that is said and done. It will probably come back later. However, there were some stuff that was weird. I am not sure if it is typical CLAMP or that it is a plot hole. Most of the people who read XXXholic know that Watanuki often went to the drugstore to get medicine or something else for Yuuko, however, the 2 main characters DO NOT recognize Watanuki at ALL. So I am wondering, is this a plot hole? Or is this another timeline? I really hope things will be cleared up in the next volume(s). The art was, as expected, awesome and beautiful. I really love CLAMP's style and they keep getting better with each series. And the art isn't the only one to recognize CLAMP from. The story is once again pretty wth is going on?, with twists and turns and characters from other stories popping up. Or sometimes even items from other series popping up. :) All in all, I would recommend this manga, but only if you read the original one and also XXXholic. Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lissibith

    I loved Legal Drug, back when it was coming out. And Drug and Drop, the continuation of that story, is clearly different enough that I'm not sure whether I like it better or not. It's definitely more plotty, and the art is less whispy, but it remains to be seen if either of those is a net positive or negative. And the characters are all still there, in their complicated, sometimes hilarious glory, but I feel like it's not quite as jokey or funny and, again, I'm not sure if that's good or bad. One I loved Legal Drug, back when it was coming out. And Drug and Drop, the continuation of that story, is clearly different enough that I'm not sure whether I like it better or not. It's definitely more plotty, and the art is less whispy, but it remains to be seen if either of those is a net positive or negative. And the characters are all still there, in their complicated, sometimes hilarious glory, but I feel like it's not quite as jokey or funny and, again, I'm not sure if that's good or bad. One thing that did make me kind of roll my eyes is that one of their clients here is a familiar face. Clamp puts Stephen King to shame with regards to reusing characters from one book in another, and I'm never sure quite how to take it - as easter eggs, as signs of shared universe, etc? I guess at least in this case, there was a previous crossover, however brief, between the two. But man, that guy shows up in *everything* of theirs anymore. The plot didn't feel like anything special, but I did like that some of the overarching plot threads are starting to come together to address the mystery of the women who have gone missing from both Kazahaya and Rikuo's lives. And if the only thing Drug and Drop does is give closure to that mystery, it'll be worth the read to me. So, tl;dr? If you liked Legal Drug, this is similar enough that it almost feels like there wasn't a years-long hiyatus. But it also has a bit of a tonal shift. It's not enough to stop it from feeling like itself, but it was noticeable, at least to me. But its a good book in its own right. I'm not sure if it would work as a standalone first book instead of as vol. 4 of Legal Drug though. A lot of stuff seems to assume the reader is coming in with that prior knowledge.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Drug & Drop is technically Volume 4 in this ongoing tale; the original title is Legal Drug. CLAMP went through some publishing issues in the middle of the story some years back in Japan and changed name/publisher. Ironically, the same thing happened to the title in the US when Tokyo Pop closed and ceased publishing the story. What it amounts to is this: you'll want to track down the first three volumes of Legal Drug b More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Drug & Drop is technically Volume 4 in this ongoing tale; the original title is Legal Drug. CLAMP went through some publishing issues in the middle of the story some years back in Japan and changed name/publisher. Ironically, the same thing happened to the title in the US when Tokyo Pop closed and ceased publishing the story. What it amounts to is this: you'll want to track down the first three volumes of Legal Drug before you start Drug & Drop. Story: Kazuo is as inscrutable as ever - but still accompanies Kazahaya on his supernatural 'jobs' for the Drug Store. Interestingly enough, the employer this time is Watanuki from Xxholic -and he has a particular quest that will require both Rikuo's destruction and Kazahaya's psychic ability. At the same time, Kazahaya's 'readings' of Rikuo's past are becoming more pronounced; it all portends to unhappiness for both boys at the hands of the two lost girls who haunt them. While the first three volumes dealt with hints, teases, and vague innuendos about the pasts of both, we are finally getting some answers now. It's no longer 'mission/monster' of the week. Both Tsukiko and Kei are set to make appearances soon and it will likely be quite epic when it happens. Kei's callous talks of death and murder combined with Tsukiko's room of blood can't bode well for Kazahaya or Rikuo. Of note, this Dark Horse edition has beautiful full color inserts at the beginning. Although not on premium paper, it's still a treat to see the color pages.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Leila Anani

    I have been waiting 10 years for this! The last volume of Legal Drug was published by Tokyopop in 2005 with a "to be continued?" message at the end that criminally never materialised despite me writing to both Tokyopop and Clamp in protest. Now Dark Horse have got the rights to Clamp and are republishing and finishing many of their series - it is a day to rejoice! The first 3 volumes of Legal drug have been republished in an omnibus volume - which if you already have the Tokyopop editions is kind I have been waiting 10 years for this! The last volume of Legal Drug was published by Tokyopop in 2005 with a "to be continued?" message at the end that criminally never materialised despite me writing to both Tokyopop and Clamp in protest. Now Dark Horse have got the rights to Clamp and are republishing and finishing many of their series - it is a day to rejoice! The first 3 volumes of Legal drug have been republished in an omnibus volume - which if you already have the Tokyopop editions is kind of redundant, but great to see it back in print. Drug & Drop purports to be volume 1, but its actually a direct continuation from Legal drug volume 3 - hurrah I might actually find out what's going on... Well not quite from this volume lol. Kakei sends the boys to the owner of a wishful-filment shop who in turn sends them on a mission to free an alcoholic blood drinking demon. Kazuhaya gets the power of foresight to add to his talent of touching objects and seeing the past. This volume is darker than the previous instalments with the same level of gorgeous bishonen artwork, intriguing characters and a fascinating plot. Absolute must have for Legal Drug fans. And now we have 3 months to wait for the next instalment...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shelly Schulz

    See this review and more like it on my blog Drug & Drop is the continuation of Legal Drug a trilogy put out by Clamp in 2000. I was so excited when I saw that this was finally available in the states, as Clamp is one of my favorite manga circles. The art is beautiful with amazing backgrounds and even more beautiful characters. This picks up right after the events of the last volume of Legal Drug. We’re thrown right into the action and a continuing story line. As it is Clamp you need to pay attent See this review and more like it on my blog Drug & Drop is the continuation of Legal Drug a trilogy put out by Clamp in 2000. I was so excited when I saw that this was finally available in the states, as Clamp is one of my favorite manga circles. The art is beautiful with amazing backgrounds and even more beautiful characters. This picks up right after the events of the last volume of Legal Drug. We’re thrown right into the action and a continuing story line. As it is Clamp you need to pay attention to details and wording because it hints at things to come. I love the ‘guest’ character who shows up this volume. I love him in his own series, and I’m really hoping that he shows up more throughout Drug & Drop. I’m trying to avoid spoilers, because Clamp is so convoluted and intertwined. I cannot talk about the art enough, it is beautiful. Their line work is flawless, and their characters are all so beautiful and memorable. The story telling is great, as this volume ended on a cliff hanger (I need to go pick up the next volume asap!)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Yuu Sasih

    This rating and review are for all of the ongoing published volumes. CLAMP left this story unfinished back then, so when they decided to make the sequel, I was really excited. The style's is more like nowadays CLAMP, post-Holic kind of style. To be honest, in art department, I'd rather choose the Legal Drug's version. In Drug & Drop, Kazahaya was drawn--and act--more femininely, and I think I love the previous badass Kazahaya more. But on the good side, the hints now is getting more intense! In CL This rating and review are for all of the ongoing published volumes. CLAMP left this story unfinished back then, so when they decided to make the sequel, I was really excited. The style's is more like nowadays CLAMP, post-Holic kind of style. To be honest, in art department, I'd rather choose the Legal Drug's version. In Drug & Drop, Kazahaya was drawn--and act--more femininely, and I think I love the previous badass Kazahaya more. But on the good side, the hints now is getting more intense! In CLAMP's language, Rikuo and Kazahaya now's already admit that love each other! And Kakei and Saiga are also being more loved-dovey. Hugs and cheeks kisses and soft touches everywhere! I'm in heaaaaaveeeeeeeeen~ And of course, no CLAMP without this so-called mindfuck twist. And the twist in this story, I think, is the most unpredictable,and surprising one from every CLAMP's twist I've encountered so far. (view spoiler)[Who whould've thought that Wish and Drug&Drop universe would fused in that way? (hide spoiler)] I think now I would just wait for another crazy twist in Gate 7.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

    it was MAGICAL to come back to this series that has been on hiatus for literally 13? years. and I first read it 9 (???) years ago. it was super fun to revisit the past ^^ (I'm sorry for the emoticons) a few things: 1) the first three volumes of legal drug are pretty...non-action-y. like there is a background plot but you don't see it much. CLAMP came back and was like, "hmm, maybe we should do something about that." so while there are jobs and single adventures, they are mostly in service to the ove it was MAGICAL to come back to this series that has been on hiatus for literally 13? years. and I first read it 9 (???) years ago. it was super fun to revisit the past ^^ (I'm sorry for the emoticons) a few things: 1) the first three volumes of legal drug are pretty...non-action-y. like there is a background plot but you don't see it much. CLAMP came back and was like, "hmm, maybe we should do something about that." so while there are jobs and single adventures, they are mostly in service to the overall plot which is now driving the story. also holy shiiiit keiiiiii holy shiiiit 2) legal drug was the first? manga I read and certainly the first of CLAMP. luckily I went through a CLAMP binge recently because CLAMP is doing the CLAMP thing and crossing over infinitely with itself. 2a) which is to say: WATANUKI! <3 <3 UGH there's so much action now! so good to come back.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elin Nilsson

    This is a remake of an old series by CLAMP that I read in English way back. Back then it was called Legal Drug and as far as I know it was put on hiatus after only three volumes. Maybe it's because the manga contains a lot of difficult, different, and odd words that you don't really learn unless you travel in the correct circles, and because of that I maye not have understood everything correctly, but was it always this jumpy? I'm missing the context, the connections between scenes are subtle to This is a remake of an old series by CLAMP that I read in English way back. Back then it was called Legal Drug and as far as I know it was put on hiatus after only three volumes. Maybe it's because the manga contains a lot of difficult, different, and odd words that you don't really learn unless you travel in the correct circles, and because of that I maye not have understood everything correctly, but was it always this jumpy? I'm missing the context, the connections between scenes are subtle to non-existant. The best part of the whole thing was when Watanuki from xxxHolic showed up (and what I hope is a regenerated Yuko). I used to love CLAMP to bits, I collected everything written by them that I could get my hands on, but this is not very good. Too stereotypical characters for one. Did they lose their touch or did I grow up?

  23. 4 out of 5

    Miss Susan

    gosh clamp's sticking xxxholic absolutely everywhere these days. it's a good thing i like watanuki or i'd be getting tired of his face at this point. luckily i do! also i got some mild amusement out of seeing him meet proto!watanuki-and-doumeki in the form of kazehaya and rikuo anyways in this volume the dynamic duo faces a baby vampire and lots of ominous foreshadowing involving the significant women in their lives and blood. i hope the girls show up soon because honestly this series is kinda th gosh clamp's sticking xxxholic absolutely everywhere these days. it's a good thing i like watanuki or i'd be getting tired of his face at this point. luckily i do! also i got some mild amusement out of seeing him meet proto!watanuki-and-doumeki in the form of kazehaya and rikuo anyways in this volume the dynamic duo faces a baby vampire and lots of ominous foreshadowing involving the significant women in their lives and blood. i hope the girls show up soon because honestly this series is kinda the all male power hour, i don't mind slash but i tire of narratives without women very quickly these days 2.5 stars

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jenni Noordhoek

    Welp, I like this a lot better than Legal Drug. It's definitely written better and I almost think the art is better as well. It's much more plot-oriented and things are starting to come together two volumes in. Also I was incredibly happy at the xxxHolic/Watanuki appearance. I want more of that. (view spoiler)[ as much as I was sad in xxxHolic to see Yuuko go, I really do like the idea of Watanuki as the shopkeeper and I'd like to continue on with that. Not going to complain about xxxHolic Rei t Welp, I like this a lot better than Legal Drug. It's definitely written better and I almost think the art is better as well. It's much more plot-oriented and things are starting to come together two volumes in. Also I was incredibly happy at the xxxHolic/Watanuki appearance. I want more of that. (view spoiler)[ as much as I was sad in xxxHolic to see Yuuko go, I really do like the idea of Watanuki as the shopkeeper and I'd like to continue on with that. Not going to complain about xxxHolic Rei though - I want to see where that's going as well. (hide spoiler)]

  25. 5 out of 5

    Adriana

    It’s been a really long time since we last saw Kazahaya Kudo and Rikuo Himura, but they’ve only been living together for a year and now is the time when many of the mysteries that surround them will begin to be cleared. The story jumps right in where we left off and doesn’t stop, jumping from one thing to another in a way that keeps the pace just fast enough to add a thrill to the story. We also get a great crossover with XXXHolic! I really like the art, it’s a lot cleaner with the really crisp f It’s been a really long time since we last saw Kazahaya Kudo and Rikuo Himura, but they’ve only been living together for a year and now is the time when many of the mysteries that surround them will begin to be cleared. The story jumps right in where we left off and doesn’t stop, jumping from one thing to another in a way that keeps the pace just fast enough to add a thrill to the story. We also get a great crossover with XXXHolic! I really like the art, it’s a lot cleaner with the really crisp feeling that most CLAMP books have lately.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tasha Birckhead

    interesting but it seems you need to read "Legal Drug" to get some background and character intros. All in all not a bad story, classic CLAMP techniques of having crossover characters and story lines. I think lovers of "xxxHolic" and "Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles" will love this installment. However, this is definately for a matured audience, not for Kobato and Sakura Cardcapturer fans. I would give age 14+. interesting but it seems you need to read "Legal Drug" to get some background and character intros. All in all not a bad story, classic CLAMP techniques of having crossover characters and story lines. I think lovers of "xxxHolic" and "Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles" will love this installment. However, this is definately for a matured audience, not for Kobato and Sakura Cardcapturer fans. I would give age 14+.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kerrie D'Ercole

    Other than gibbering in sheer glee, all I can say is holy crap! I never thought Gohou Drug would get continued and I am filled with CLAMP fan joy to see that the story might now be able to be fully told. Could this mean X/1999 might finally get finished some day as well? Not sure my heart could handle that news...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Emily G

    The Legal Drug manga continues with Kazahaya and Rikuo taking on weird supernatural cases for the drugstore boss. Nothing new there, but this time it seems that we will find out more about Kei and Tsukiko, the two people that Kazahaya and Rikuo have been separated from, respectively. I am very interested to see how this story will progress.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Annette

    I've waited far too long for the Legal Drug story to continue, and I was not disappointed. A cross over appearance by Watanuki from xxxHolic was welcomed but reminded me that I need to also catch up on xxxHolic soon. I've waited far too long for the Legal Drug story to continue, and I was not disappointed. A cross over appearance by Watanuki from xxxHolic was welcomed but reminded me that I need to also catch up on xxxHolic soon.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    3.5 stars. I think I may need to reread Legal Drug (again) to really appreciate this. All the other reviews are saying this picks up right where vol 3 of Legal Drug left off...but I don't get that feeling. I'm still curious to see where the story goes from here. 3.5 stars. I think I may need to reread Legal Drug (again) to really appreciate this. All the other reviews are saying this picks up right where vol 3 of Legal Drug left off...but I don't get that feeling. I'm still curious to see where the story goes from here.

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