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Aren’t the illustrations with Sakura flying the best ones? I just love them xD Keep those feathers coming! Also, it’s worth mentioned that the title page says that the total sales for Clear Card arc have surpassed the 1 million milestone, which is huge. And we are talking about the sales of volume 1, only.
So nothing was explaining regarding the bow that made Sakura fly in the previous chapter. We all assumed that it could have been another card, but they only talk about RECORD, making it look like that was the only card that was secured. So what the hell was that bow? Was it something that RECORD recorded? But we all saw how Sakura was still in mid-air when she secured the card…. weird.
I bet we all saw the paralels of RECORD and The Mirror, except that RECORD seems to be able to record anything and not just make a copy of a human being? Sakura mentioned again that she was just thinking how it would be nice if she would capture/record a moment. Does she know her smartphone can do that?
Either that can will be very important at one point ahead, in which something will be recorded, or these cards are being taylored specifically to meet Sakura’s needs. That latter theory so far only applies to RECORD. She doesn’t seem to have been in need of any of the other cards… or has she?
So WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT AKIHO LIVES IN ERIOL’S FORMER HOUSE? This is getting so very suspicious. Surely this isn’t by chance and I think it will play a big role in the story. Some people have pointed out that Eriol’s house was destroyed in the second CCS movie, so Ohkawa will have to think of a way to mend that for the upcoming TV Anime series.
Akiho doesn’t seem to know Eriol and Syaoran doesn’t mention anything about knowing that Akiho lives in Eriol’s former house. Should we trust them? Syaoran seems a little too unsurprised so he could be totally faking it xD
Sakura then sort of asks Syaoran out on a date, and it’s the cutest scene! Way to go girl, playing the feminist and asking the boy out instead of waiting for his move. But Syaoran needs to step up his game now, be a gentleman and ask her out the next time. This relationship is too “warm” xD I feel like CLAMP are building up to this moment where all SyaoSaku fans have been waiting for. It will come, guys, hang in there!
So Sakura and Tomoyo go visit Akiho’s house and CLAMP introduces us to Akiho’s guardian just like that. It’s not anyone we’ve known, it’s a brand new character and he is beautiful! Did CLAMP try to make him English? European at least. His name is Yuna D. Kaito, which means he is completly unrelated by blood to Akiho (unless that’s an alias — you never know with CLAMP!) Isn’t Yuna a feminine name? Or is it gender-free? And Yuna is written in Katakana… Also, the “D.” in his name obviously made me think about Fye. I wonder if Yuna could be related to this dimension’s Fye….
While pouring tea for the girls, Yuna takes out his pocket watch to look at the time, likely checking if the tea is enough brewed… and the watch looks suspiciously like the one Sakura saw in the last encounter she had with the cloaked figure. There is obviously something going on here xD
Sakura is trying to do less “Hanyan~” because she is now in middle school. I think that’s a nice touch (though we would all miss the “Hanyan~”s) but it wouldn’t hurt to make Sakura look older too, CLAMP *pokes*
Being a male CLAMP character, Yuna is obviously a good cook, and the girls are amazed by his homemade cake. Akiho looks worried/concerned/sad when Yuna says that making delicious food for Akiho is nothing but his job, and Sakura notices it too.
So the reason why Akiho came to Japan is because there is a book that she wants…? Could it be Sakura’s book? Or maybe the Clear Card’s book — assuming there is one? Could Akiho be aware of the existence of the cards and be the one behind all this so that in the end she will have the book and all the dirty work was done by Sakura? Is this what CLAMP want us to think? Don’t we all forget that nobody felt any magic coming from Akiho…
This is getting interesting…
Oh, and I have no idea what Sakura figures out at the end of the chapter xD I think she sees something, though…
Only 26 pages this month, I think it’s because we got 37 pages last month xD Assuming this is the second chapter of volume 3, this would mean that we have 63 pages for volume 3 so far.