堀鐔 (Horitsuba), short for 私立堀鐔学園 (Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen), Horitsuba Private High School, [nb 1] is a series of Drama CDs released in the annex of the Shonen Magazine and Young Magazine since 2006.
Before being adapted into anime, some manga receive "Drama CDs". In these CDs, they might tell the story form the manga itself or an original story. In Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE's case, it's different since there is no drama of the manga itself, but of the Horitsuba Gakuen (Horitsuba Private Institute), a sort of alternate universe to both Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~ and xxxHOLiC (hence the name: Horitsuba, formed by parts of the phonetics of the series' names, HORIkku and TSUBAsa), where the characters of both series appear in the quiet and peaceful Horitsuba Private Institute.
Horitsub currently has four Drama CDs, a little omake appeared in the "Internet Radio Magazine", and three omakes in a special number of Shounen Magazine (Magazine SPECIAL). With an original script by Ageha Ohkawa, the CDs were sold only with the Shônen Magazine or the Young Magazine (they cannot be found in stores). The seiyuus reprised their roles for these CDs.
The Horitsuba Gakuen saga narrates an independent story compared to TRC and Holic. Situated in a private campus like the "CLAMP Campus" where there was study centers for all ages (from preschool through college), and even leisure and services. Among the thousand students it's housing, we find Syaoran (an exchange student), Sakura, Watanuki, Domeki, Himawari and both Mokonas.
The teachers are Fai, as a chemistry teacher, Kurogane as a gym teacher, and Yuko as a literature teacher (also the director).
Syaoran (younger twin) (TRC)
Syaoron (older twin) (TRC)
Kimihiro Watanuki (xxxHolic)
Shizuka Doumeki (xxxHolic)
Himawari Kunogi (xxxHolic)
Both Mokonas (TRC and xxxHolic)
Seen in Special chapter only (Get Ready to Meet the Transfer Students)
Anzu Nekota (transfer student) (new character - CLAMP Festival)
Sakura Kinomoto (CCS)
Tomoyo Daidouji (CCS)
Chise and Chiho (Kobato)
Goushi Naomasa (new character - CLAMP Festival)
Kobato, Kamui, Kazahaya and Rikuo (seen briefly)
Yuuko Ichihara (Literature ; Director) (xxxHolic)
Kurogane (Physical Education) (TRC)
Fai (Chemistry) (TRC)
Yuui (Home Economics) (TRC)
Notes on characters: Sakura and Syaoran obviously like each other, and Syaoron appears to like teasing his younger brother about that. Syaoron also appears to be the more mature twin of the pair, while Syaoran gives off a more innocent air and is more easily startled. As for the Flowright twins, Fai is extremely hyper (and enjoys annoying Kurogane) while Yuui is significantly calmer. Also, in the omake special, Sakura (TRC) and Kinomoto Sakura are cousins.
- Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen 1 ~Valentine Day ni Doki Doki!~
- Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen 2 ~Horitsuba Sai Junbichuu ni Doki Doki!~
- Omake Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen ~Radio Housou ni Doki Doki!~
- Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen 3 ~Takarasagashi Geemu ni Doki Doki!~
- Omake: Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen ~Kurisumasu Keeki ni Doki Doki!~
- Omake: Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen ~Oshougatsu Gyouji ni Doki Doki!~
- Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen Vol.4 ~Ohiru no Radio: Afureru made Mattenai~
- Omake: Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen
- Omake: Shiritsu Horitsuba Gakuen Bangai-hen ~Tenkousei ni Dokki Doki!~
- 学園 (Gakuen?) may be traduced as academy, institute or school, generally means secondary teaching (middle and high). Since it's the name of the school, it's written in uppercase, Gakuen.