Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 14

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The title page is lovely, and as Card Captor Sakura as it gets, but Sakura still looks like a elementary school student u.u Glad we’ve got a spread after so long (? can’t remember when was the last time).

So FLIGHT seems really energetic, the most energetic Clear Card we’ve seen so far. It reminds me a lot of Kuda Kitsune.

You gotta love the fact that Sakura is pottentially swearing! CLAMP might not be putting a lot of effort into showing how much she’s grown in the drawings, but they sure are making her act more like someone of her age (so I guess Ohkawa is doing a good job but not Mokona?)

So new card is called SNOOZE and it is as obvious as that.

Sakura mentions her father’s library to Akiho and I just wonder what her reaction will be (if any) when she goes there…

Yuna looked so happy/relieved to hear that Sakura is treating Akiho well. As if this is something of importance to him or her.

So Sakura is felt something strange/off when she was securing SNOOZE. Was it because of the card or was it because of Akiho? Either way, I believe it’s the first time she uses that word. I don’t think she ever used the word “presence” (kehai) for the clear cards? Please someone correct me if I’m wrong, I really can’t remember.

We finally get to see the new cheerleading squad uniforms and they look nice (though still quite similar to the previous one).

Look, it’s Chiroru! Someone (a reader) pointed out that Touya and Yukito had been working part-time there but I believe this is the first time we’ve seen the shop itself. I love Touya’s mascot outfit — so cute! And Sakura is so lucky to get baked goods from Chiroru~ I want some too!

Well, that is, considering she manages to enter the shop since it appears that another card has showed up, and it looks a lot like The Maze or even The Dream, as some people pointed out. Is this one going to be LABYRINTH?

So far we have the following Clear Cards:

  1. GALE
  2. SIEGE
  3. AQUA
  4. ACTION
  5. REFLECT
  6. RECORD
  7. FLIGHT
  8. LUCID
  9. SPIRAL
  10. SNOOZE

29 pages for this chapter — Chapter 13 was likely the last chapter of volume 3 and this was likely the first chapter of volume 4 (we even got a color spread to backup that theory).

Next chapter will be out next month!

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7 thoughts on “Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 14

  1. YAY my favorite time of the month, at last!!!
    That color spread IS SO LOVELY! I fell in love with it the moment I saw it….so summery, so lighthearted..! But yeah, Sakura still looks so young here!

    You gotta love the fact that Sakura is pottentially swearing!
    HAHAHAHA I have to admit that the temptation to believe she’s swearing is soooo damn strong , because come on…it would be such a change from the sugary sweet and well educated Sakura xD It makes me laugh to no end!
    But it’s probably as Jai says, she’s talking incoherently because she’s being tossed at high speed xD I’d start a contest though! Fill those symbols with the worst imprecation you can imagine!!!

    Sakura mentions her father’s library to Akiho and I just wonder what her reaction will be (if any) when she goes there…
    OH YEAH, watch as they find the mysterious book Akiho is looking for, in that library….that library is The Library!
    About the “kehai” word, I have the same feeling she never used it, yes.

    Look, it’s Chiroru! Someone (a reader) pointed out that Touya and Yukito had been working part-time there but I believe this is the first time we’ve seen the shop itself.
    Nope, it seems like everybody forgot about it, but we all said the same thing in chapter 5, when Chiroru’s shop first appeared! XD I remember it well!
    Ne ne! Isn’t that Toshihiko?? The kid holding onto Touya as a mascot character??
    About the last pages, well I wouldn’t exclude it’s Sakura entering the dream state again…but we’ll see!
    Last thing I have to say about this nice chapter: WHERE IS THE PREVIEW OF VOLUME 3 COVER??? WTF?

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    • But it’s probably as Jai says, she’s talking incoherently because she’s being tossed at high speed xD I’d start a contest though! Fill those symbols with the worst imprecation you can imagine!!!
      I guess it could be either… it’s up for interpretations xD The first thing I thought was that she was swearing, though.

      About the “kehai” word, I have the same feeling she never used it, yes.
      Ok, good.

      Nope, it seems like everybody forgot about it, but we all said the same thing in chapter 5, when Chiroru’s shop first appeared! XD I remember it well!
      I looked that chapter over and you’re right! Lately CLAMP have added so many crossovers that I lost track of them. And it’s no longer a big event when they appear xD So I guess Chiroru can be considered their *official* part-time job.

      Ne ne! Isn’t that Toshihiko?? The kid holding onto Touya as a mascot character??
      I THOUGHT SO TOO, but we can’t really see his little X scar on his face, so I don’t know… The hair is totally the same, though.

      About the last pages, well I wouldn’t exclude it’s Sakura entering the dream state again…but we’ll see!
      I hadn’t thought about that.. you could be right!

      Last thing I have to say about this nice chapter: WHERE IS THE PREVIEW OF VOLUME 3 COVER??? WTF?
      OMG I completely forgot about that?! (being busy and all) that was a surprise! Nakayoshi usually has the exclusivity! I guess we’ll have to rely on other sources.

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  2. That spread is definitely beautiful, CLAMP did a good job with it this month, and I’m not unhappy at all that we didn’t get an SxS color page since chapter 2, not even for their first date hahaha (dry laugh).
    But it really is cute, I really love it! 😉 And she does look older in my eyes: she is sitting so we can’t tell how tall she is, but her facial expression is more calm and serene, unlike the many pictures in which she is got a huge open smile in super genki mode which makes me feel she is younger haha (not that I dislike it mind you!!). They also stopped making her wear pigtails!

    I’ve been thinking for a while that it really didn’t feel like Akiho knew anything about Sakura and her magic, and this chapter seems to be going in that direction again, making me think that the butler might be the one in the know after all.

    As you said, this is the very first time Sakura feels something off, something different: what changes from the previous captures is the close proximity of Akiho and Momo, and possibly Yuna which could have been close all that time and only pretending to arrive later on… Other than that, I really see nothing at all ^^;;
    Syaoran seems to be worried about it obviously (does it stray away from his plan with Eriol and his personal knowledge of the situation?), and when he asked about Akiho, I’m not sure it was because he had doubts about her (which would go against the scene we previously saw between Eriol and him establishing she would get along with Sakura and that’s it) or if he only wanted to inquire about whether she had witnessed Sakura using her magic…

    We finally see Sakura’s new cheerleader uniform, they are nice! 🙂 It’s cool to see them train and have upperclassmen advising them too! It was weird to see Chiharu being able to so the same moves as Sakura, somehow in my mind, Sakura’s sport abilities were way above all classmates but indeed! Chiharu has been on the cheerleading club all these years too!!
    And we know now that Chiharu too is aware of Sakura’s feeling for Syaoran 😉 (after Naoko who made SxS doodle on Sakura’s notebook in a previous chapter XD). It’s extremely unlikely that Sakura herself said anything of any kind to them (she only tell Tomoyo about this sort of things), so they pretty much guessed it from the quite obvious behavior of our couple 😉

    I never thought for a second it would be a card in the end though: I immediately thought “She went inside the Dream World again!” the moment I saw that scan haha~ And I’m quite excited about it really: all this time, she made very short visit there and it was pretty much about short encounters that were cut off abruptly with the cloaked figure, but this time around, it seems like she will actually move around the Dream World and explore it! I can’t wait to see what she will discover and who she might meet in there! 😀 That’s what a call a significant event at last!

    About the pages count, I made this summary:

    volume01
    ch01 38 pages
    ch02 33 pages
    ch03 32 pages
    ch04 34 pages
    Total=137 pages and then published as a 155 pages volume including blank pages which serve as transition from one chapter to another and the likes
    ——
    volume02
    ch05 34 pages
    ch06 32 pages
    ch07 38 pages
    ch08 37 pages
    +omake 7 pages
    Total=148 pages and then published as a 157 pages volume including blank pages and the likes
    ——
    volume03
    ch09 28 pages
    ch10 30 pages
    ch11 26 pages
    ch12 28 pages
    ch13 33 pages
    Total= 145 pages NOT including black pages and the likes

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    • Sorry about the delay, I had written a long response to your comment a couple of days ago but WordPress simply lost it and I couldn’t find the time and will do do it again but here we go!

      and I’m not unhappy at all that we didn’t get an SxS color page since chapter 2, not even for their first date hahaha (dry laugh).
      oh my god, I had no idea it had been that long! Give us a new S+S color illustration, CLAMP, c’mon!

      making me think that the butler might be the one in the know after all.
      Some reader wrote that Yuna knows something that Akiho doesn’t and I think I agree with you both.

      what changes from the previous captures is the close proximity of Akiho and Momo, and possibly Yuna which could have been close all that time and only pretending to arrive later on… Other than that, I really see nothing at all ^^;;
      For all we know, it could be:

      1) the clear cards — she might be developing her skills to detect them. We’ll be able to tell if that’s the case the next time a card shows up (let’s see if she senses something is off again)
      2) Akiho — but then again, she doesn’t feel it all the time? Like, during school.
      3) Yuna — most likely the culprit here, since it’s only the second time Sakura sees him. Let’s wait and see what she feels the next time she sees him.

      I never thought for a second it would be a card in the end though
      And I never thought for a second it would have been the dream world, but maybe you’re right =)

      Thanks for the tankoubon summary, it really feels like this was the first chapter of volume 4. Volume 3 was long overdue.

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  3. i really really enjoyed this chapter!
    kaito somewhat reminds me of a cross between subaru/ eriol. i liked his coat too.
    the cheer leading scene made me think of the anime episode where mei ling and sakura have a little “anything you can do i can do way better” gym battle. lmao i wish mei ling was in the manga, i love her feisty temper. she completely counters the fluffy sakura perfectly.
    i wonder if yukito/yue will ask sakura to stay round at their house whenever touya and fujitaka are staying at the uni over night.

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    • I miss Meiling too and let’s hope she will come back for the anime! She does give a nice balance to all the cuteness in the story.

      And I really like Yuna’s fashion style, too =)

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