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Synopsis

Having changed the Clow cards into Sakura cards, Sakura Kinomoto is now entering middle school. She is even reunited with Syaoran who had returned from Hong Kong. But following a dream of a mysterious cloaked figure, the cards were turned blank and powerless, while a mysterious new key appeared. What is the cause of this turn of events?

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Halimun Muhammad – The Indonesian Anime Times

Ever since it was announced that CLAMP will be making a sequel to the Cardcaptor Sakura manga, itu seemed like a foregone conclusion that an animated adaptation would follow suit. And this season, the return of Cardcaptor Sakura on TV has been fulfilled, with director Morio Asaka returning to direct the series at Madhouse again, while Kunihiko Hamada taking over the position of character design from Kumiko Takahashi.

The first episode has set up a bit the plot of the new series to come, though none of the new characters have made a proper introduction yet. It remains to be seen how different the conflict will be compared to the previous series.

The main treat of the first episode is really in seeing how the relationships that Sakura has established in the original series continue to flourish, as expected from a shoujo manga to have strong focus on feelings and relationships. We see her connections with friends and guardians, close and far, remain strong and emotionally enriching. The shoujo feel is accentuated even more by the soft, bright colours and the use shoujo-styled background visuals to illustrate the moods of the characters. A series that seems poised to stand strong on what it has built before, and upon the traditions of shoujo manga.

Facts and Figures

Alternate TitleCardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
Source materialManga by CLAMP
CastsAya Hisakawa as Kerberos
Emi Shinohara as Kaho Mizuki
Hideyuki Tanaka as Fujitaka Kinomoto
Junko Iwao as Tomoyo Daidouji
Megumi Ogata as Yukito Tsukishiro/Yue
Minori Suzuki as Akiho Shinomoto
Motoko Kumai as Li Syaoran
Natsuki Hanae as Yuna D. Kaito
Nozomi Sasaki as Eriol Hiiragizawa
Sakura Tange as Sakura Kinomoto
Tomokazu Seki as Touya Kinomoto
DirectorMorio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chihayafuru)
ScenarioNanase Ohkawa (CLAMP)
Character DesignKunihiko Hamada (Chihayafuru)
Opening SongCLEAR” by Maaya Sakamoto
Ending SongJewelry” by Saori Hayami
StudioMadhouse
Official Sitehttp://ccsakura-official.com/
Twitter@ccsakura_info
Broadcast Date7 January 2018 (2230 GMT, 0530 WIT, 0730 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

© CLAMP・ST/Kodansha・NEP・NHK
© CLAMP・ST/Kodansha・NEP・NHK
© CLAMP・ST/Kodansha・NEP・NHK
© CLAMP・ST/Kodansha・NEP・NHK

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