Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #3 first week sales report

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

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

The third volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 1st position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 122,895 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the first time a Clear Card arc volume reaches number #1 in Oricon’s weekly ranking.

The above numbers are for the regular edition. The Special Edition (OAD) debutted at the 23th position with an estimate of 33,084 copies sold.

Combining the sales for both versions, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #3 sold an estimate of 155,979 copies overall! That is twice as much as the figures of the first week sales for volume 2 and almost as much as the first week sales for volume 1.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: ANN.

Kodansha has recently announced that the Clear Card arc series has 1.5 copies in print.

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):

Great first week sales for volume 3! This is probably going to reappear in rankings for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ TV Anime key visuals, start date decided, PV in two days

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© CLAMP・ST/講談社・NEP・NHK

The hotsite for the upcoming TV Anime series of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ has opened in NHK’s Anime World website:

http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/ccsakura/

The website has the anime designs for the main characters so make sure to check them out!

The series will premiere on January 7, 2018 (Sunday) at 7:30 am on NHK BS Premium, which is NHK’s cable channel, the same that re-aired the series lately and the same that aired the Kobato. TV Anime.

A new PV for the TV Series will air on September 22 during the Card Captor Sakura Selection that is going to air on NHK public channel.

Lastly, but certainly not least, the only thing left that I was hoping for this adaptation has finally been confirmed! CLAMP member Mokona will repeat her role as costume and card designer for this TV Anime adaptation as well! This is key to assure the quality of this anime adaptation, therefore I’m very happy with this piece of news!

The designs at the hotsite are looking really nice! It’s the first time we’ve seen how the clear cards look like in color, too! In fact, the key visual is even looking a lot like the original series! This is looking very promising. Looking forward to the PV in two days!