CLAMP design for Good Smile Company’s “Card Captor Sakura” figure

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

This year the Japanese manufacturer of hobby products, Good Smile Company, is celebrating its 15th Anniversary and as joint project with Card Captor Sakura‘s own 20th Anniversary, they have collaborated with CLAMP to release a special Card Captor Sakura figure inspired in a new illustration drawn specially for the occasion.

The illustration of which the figure will be based off and the figure’s first prototype were both announced today.

This initial prototype as well as the colored prototype are scheduled to be exhibited in many events along the year.

Information about public sales are yet to be announced.

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New “Card Captor Sakura” manga series to begin in June

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

It’s been formally announced in the June issue of Nakayoshi magazine (on sale today) that the new Card Captor Sakura manga will start its July issue (on sale June 3rd).

The promotional image reveals Sakura is now in the seventh grade (first year of junior high school), which means the story will take place after the Sakura Card arc of the original story.

The plot line suggests that the story will take place around a strange dream seen by Sakura and an incident that occurred after that.

The promotional image says it’s gonna be a series and not a one shot, as we originally assumed.

It is worth noting that Sakura is not with her staff in the promotional illustration. Sure this could be nothing but it could also mean that her giving up her staff might be fully addressed in this sequel. It is also worth mentioning that in both illustrations you cannot see the back of the cards (like something is happening to them?). Again, this could be nothing but it could also mean something. Why not draw the Sakura magic circle?

The new series still doesn’t have a singular title to differentiate it from the original one. Up to now it’s still being addressed as “Card Captor Sakura new series”. But will it have a subtitle? I’d say yes and judging by some their past works, I’d say CLAMP must thinking of it right now.

Here’s a black and white advertisement for the next Nakayoshi issue annoucing Card Captor Sakura‘s comeback. The announcement says that the original news got over 30.000 retweets:

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© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社