Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Special Short Story 1

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Gentle reminder that this month we have a short story instead of a regular chapter. It’s 6 pages long and it’s focused on the teddy bears.

The next issue of Nakayoshi (July 1st on CLAMP-FANS.com) will have another short story. Originally we were supposed to have a break but fortunately we will have another short story instead of a break. Then on the following issue (August 1st on CLAMP-FANS.com) we will the continuation of the main story with Chapter 45.

Friendly reminder that this schedule is due to the situation around COVID-19.

Hey at least we got to see the full illustration that was used in a recent Nakayoshi cover.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 44

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This chapter is available for free at CLAMP-FANS.com.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #8 second week sales report

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The eighth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 33rd position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 32,789 copies sold in its second week of sales. Unfortunately this represents the worst second week sales for a Clear Card volume, out of all volumes released so far.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the top 50 ranking.

Once again, it’s worth keeping in mind that the pre-orders might have affected these low sale numbers.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and only sales from the week which they are covering alone, not taking account pre-orders. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Also, we now know the number of sales of special edition for week 1 thanks to user shari07. It sold 18,849 copies in its first week. I added these numbers to the count and updated the graph below with the accumulated sales. With that, the number of overall sales for volume 8 is an estimated 125,967. Once again, this is the lowest overall sales by week 2 for a Clear Card volume.

Source: iamZEON.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Sadly I am not confident about next week, given that it faced a huge drop between the last and this week.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #8 first week sales report

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The eighth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 5th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 74,329 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the second lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume, only behind volume 2.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

Let’s keep in mind that the special edition sales might have affected these numbers and, more importantly, volume 8 was up for pre-order several months prior to its release date so it is likely that the orders for the special edition were spread across the many weeks before the release date. That is, of course, just a personal guess.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and only sales from the week which they are covering alone, not taking account pre-orders. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

It’s still early to know. Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 8.