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What a lovely title page! But I was expecting a spread, somehow. Nadeshiko looks so beautiful and angelical, and I love how it seems there are only flowers under her dress. CLAMP are really into gradient coloring as of recent years.
So we didn’t get to see Nadeshiko interacting with Sakura at all. We were cut to the scene at school in which Sakura wonders about seeing her mother. The panel from last chapter in which Nadeshiko is vanishing looks rather abrupt. I have a feeling that CLAMP might add an extra page for the tankoubon release where can see that clearer.
Was I too naïve to hope for a Nadeshiko x Sakura interaction? I wonder when/if Sakura will be powerful enough to do that.
Sakura questions herself that last time she saw her mother it was the doing of a card, but this time around she felt it was different…
Sakura looks so beautiful with this hairstyle! It’s a shame that she got to wear it for such short time! Do this more often, CLAMP!
oops, quite a lot of white space dedicated to Akiho’s family and her loneliness. Then, once again we are reminded of all the unlimited warmness within the CCS universe. Such kindness! Such warmth!
Syaoran’s profile pic in the instant chat app is a small wolf? I died.
SONOMI! ❤ YAS GAWD! She looks so pretty in CLAMP’s current style. I love her so much, haha
I love the fact that she owns a freaking high tech company but her landline phone is a vintage one. This small detail tells so much about the kind of woman Sonomi is: classy af!
So this chapter we get to see the return of Sakura’s great-grandfather. I did wonder if we would be seeing him again. Surely we would. This might be his only appearance in Clear Card since he is said to be going on a “business travel overseas” — aka CLAMP’s excuse to leave him out of the story for a while.
It looks like Masaki grandfather heard about Syaoran (from Sonomi?) and wanted to meet him. I say I didn’t expect anything less from him. The whole scene was very adorable and I’m sure the SyaoSaku fans are happy.
The scene with Tomoyo and Sonomi was amusing because usually Tomoyo is pretty smart and figure things out on her own but she was a little slow to figure things out this time. At least Sonomi was there to give her some light — Sonomi is, after all, the woman behind Tomoyo’s maturity. I also want to point out how the interior of the Daidouji mansion looks like Suu’s cage in CLOVER. Can’t wait to see that animated to confirm my suspicions.
Finally, it seems like Kero and Yue have finally realized that Eriol is hiding something. I mean, really guys? I expected more from you.
No cards have been secured on this chapter. We will see the continuation of Sakura and Syaoran’s meeting with Masaki on the next chapter since he wants to give “something” to Sakura. I am curious as to what it might be — surely something related to Nadeshiko?
The art was gorgeeeeeous on this chapter. ☆SUTEKI DESU WA!☆
The updated list of cards secured so far:
A big yay for 30 pages this time! This chapter opens volume 5. Let’s hope the next chapter won’t get a big drop in page numbers.
Next chapter will be out next month!