Name  Clow Book & Clow Cards Set  Clow Book & Clow Cards Set
  1. Clow Book & Clow Cards Set
  2. Clow Book & Clow Cards Reprint / Deluxe Set
Company  Kodansha  Trendmasters  Bandai
Packaging None. The Clow Book is packaged in clear plastic wrap when originally sold  Comes with a cardboard box with window. Trendmaster styled color Comes with a cardboard box without window for the original print & with window for the deluxe print
Clow Book
  1. Hard cardboard
  2. Glossy
  3. Words printed within (print date, text)
  4. Red card sink
  1. Plastic
  2. Non-Glossy
  3. No words printed within
  4. White card sink
  1. Plastic, cardboard (& foam for original print)
  2. Non-Glossy
  3. No words printed within
  4. White card sink
No. of Cards  52 52 52
Card Characteristics
  1. Non-Glossy cardboard
  2. Purple background
  3. No fine text
  1. Glossy cardboard
  2. Grayish brown background
  3. Yellow taint
  4. No fine text
  1. Glossy cardboard (for original) / non glossy cardboard (for Reprint / Deluxe)
  2. Grayish background
  3. Anime look-alike (for original print) / Greenish taint (for deluxe print)
Other Items Comes with:

  1. Clow Card Holder
  2. Clow Card List

Goes with:

  1. Companion Book
-None Comes with:

  1. Mini card game cards
  2. Sealing Key with chain
  3. Manual Book

Rarity Comparison

The various editions / version has different rarity statues. Amongst several online services, based on 2010s, they are:

Kodansha Edition -> * (Most Common, due to multiple prints)

Trendmasters (Without Box) -> * (Still kind of common)

Trendmasters (With Box, slightly damaged) -> ** (Appears from time to time)

Trendmasters (With Box, Close to mint) -> *** (Uncommon)

Bandai (Original) (Without Box) (Mint / Slightly damaged) -> * (Quite common)

Bandai (Original) (With Box, Slightly damaged / Missing sealing key) -> ** (common enough, box damaged or key has been sold individually)

Bandai (Original) (With Box, Close to mint) -> *** (Appears from time to time)

Bandai (Reprint) (Without Box) (Mint / Slightly damaged) -> ** (Might be common, but too similar to Original, no point buying if without box)

Bandai (Reprint) (With Box) (Slightly damaged) -> *** (Uncommon / Very uncommon)

Bandai (Reprint) (With Box) (Mint) -> **** (Very Uncommon / Rare)

Value Comparision

Value comparision based on average pricing, undefined by item condition, 2010s:

Trendmasters < Kodansha < Bandai (Original) < Bandai (Reprint)

Photo Comparison

(Left to right; Kodansha, Trendmasters, Bandai)

  1. Kodansha : Glossy, hard cardboard, no latch
  2. Trendmasters : Non-glossy, plastic, plastic latch
  3. Bandai : Non-glossy, hard cardboard, metal latch

(Left to right; Kodansha, Trendmasters, Bandai)

  1. Kodansha : Purplish style, non-glossy cardboard
  2. Trendmasters : Grayish-brown style, glossy cardboard
  3. Bandai : Gray style, glossy cardboard

(Left to right; Bandai Reprint / Deluxe, Bandai Original)

  1. Bandai Reprint / Deluxe : Non-glossy, grayish green style
  2. Bandai Original : Glossy, grayish style

(Left to right; Bandai Reprint / Deluxe, Bandai Original)

  1. Bandai Reprint / Deluxe : Cardboard card sink
  2. Bandai Original : Foam card sink (*i had placed a plastic for easy card removal)

Clow Cards Gallery

Kodansha

Bandai (Original Print)

Bandai (Reprint)