Cover of “Card Captor Sakura” vol. 9 (final) ~Nakayoshi 60th Anniversary Edition~

© CLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

Here is the cover of the final volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Nakayoshi 60th Anniversary Edition~! It goes on sale tomorrow in Japan.

Finally, we have Syaoran and Sakura!

The special editions of Card Captor Sakura are available for purchase through CD Japan with worldwide shipping.

Volume 1: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1780762
Volume 2: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1780763
Volume 3: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1782069
Volume 4: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1782070
Volume 5: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1801910
Volume 6: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1801911
Volume 7: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1808822
Volume 8: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1824993
Volume 9 [Regular Edition]: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1836465
Volume 9 [Special Edition]: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-1837602

This volume has a special limited edition in addition to the regular one:

The special edition comes with a special sleeve featuring a new illustration drawn by CLAMP (as seen above) and a special 12 big cards set. The set will be composed of:

  • 09 cards featuring the unreleased illustrations available in the digital edition as a bonus;
  • 01 card featuring the full illustration that is being used for the trading cards for each volume;
  • 02 cards featuring the illustrations from the new covers of the Anniversary edition (they don’t mention which ones).

The cards will be in the same size as the books (B6) and the special sleeve will hold them all.

At first, one might think the special limited edition has a new cover, but that’s not the case. Both versions (regular and special) has the same cover illustration, with Sakura and Syaoran. The new illustration you see above it’s actually from the transparent sleeve that is placed in front of the regular Sakura and Syaoran cover — beautiful new illustration, by the way, and it’s actually Sakura alone for the first time in this special edition.

It was a very fun ride waiting each month to see the new and unreleased illustrations =)

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7 thoughts on “Cover of “Card Captor Sakura” vol. 9 (final) ~Nakayoshi 60th Anniversary Edition~

  1. Thank you for the extra info about the sleeve cover, it feels so obvious now that you said it, but before reading you post I hadn’t noticed at all!

    I thankfully noticed your new post right when I was actually starting to panic a bit, wondering if I should have pre-ordered the regular edition too, and asking myself whether this was indeed just a sleeve case on top of the actual volume or a whole new cover all together for the special ed. …

    I’m looking forward seeing the 12 cards, and personally, for the 2 last “mystery cards”, my guess will be the ‘obvious’ choice: cards of vol09 cover+sleeve case.

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    • I freaked out for like 1 second too, but then I thought “wait a minute…”
      It’s so beautiful that sleeve case I am glad I ordered the special edition.

      I’m looking forward seeing the 12 cards, and personally, for the 2 last “mystery cards”, my guess will be the ‘obvious’ choice: cards of vol09 cover+sleeve case.

      That’s a very good guess!

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      • hahaha~ My guess for the 2 last cards was a bit like you for the transparent case, an “ah!” moment in which my brain connected the dots without really thinking I suppose? => volume 09 is a special edition > 2 news illustrations for said special edition > 2 cards with illustrations from the new covers = these 2 are one and the same! XD
        If it ends up not being the case, I would still be happy no matter what we get, but I would sincerely not see the logic if the 2 last cards were random picks from the previous covers…

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      • I was wrong.

        Well, half wrong.

        I don’t know if you already watched this PV, but this is the updated version with the information about volume 09 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDGEpHkGTBg
        At 1:03min, they added the info about the the last volume, and showed all 12 cards: as we already knew, 9 cards are the digital illustrations that were awarded with each volume, 1 card is the full view of the little cards that were gifted with each volume, and finally, the last 2 are: the clear sleeve case of the special edition and….volume 2 cover…..and my questions is…why? @__@ This is totally random ^^; But well, as said before, I am happy anyways 🙂

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        • I hadn’t seen the video yet! Indeed volume 2 is super random… I guess the whole “nakayoshi” thing and Tomoyo being Sakura’s friend influenced their decision? ^^”

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          • In fact, I guess the illustration of volume 2 has been chosen because of all the stars. It is a “kira cardo” and all the stars are golden and shine. It is really pretty, like the sleeve illustration on a sort of “tracing paper” really strong.
            This collector edition is marvellous, a real gift to celebrate the end of the story. I am really glad to have ordered it ♥

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