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What a lovely title page, again! I’m happy they didn’t leave Rika out.
The first portion of the chapter was very sentimental. Sakura left Syaoran in a very tough spot by leaving him alone with her great-grandfather (awkwaaaard) but he did good in the end. I love how he said that he wish it would be easier to hate the people who “steal” his precious gifts. It’s a cute, twisted way of admitting that Fujitaka and Syaoran are good men.
Once again we are reminded that Touya has realized (all by himself apparently) that he can do something to help. This is going to be important and I have a feeling that it might involve Touya sacrificing something of personal value.
Kero looks soooo weird, by the way. Nekoi has unlearned how to draw him.
So what did Eriol send to Kero? A picture with Clow’s magic symbol? Is that a video? Are we suppose to understand something? Are they revealing it next chapter?
I had no idea that RECORD could show the past memories of a place! This is so neat, Sakura could take some real advantage of that, lol. I certainly would. It was nice seeing the bedroom that Nadeshiko had in her childhood glimpses of her daily live as a child.
The real spirit of Nadeshiko eventually shows up and alerts Sakura that seeing her could actually be dangerous for Sakura. Is she implying that if Sakura goes any further it would mean that Sakura would have to be dead as well? Cryptic message there, but Nadeshiko looked concerned and mothers always know best.
And then, both Sakura and Akiho simultaneously go into the same (?) dream. The dragon-like creature is “born” out of one of the gears… I wonder what’s the meaning of that.
We get a confirmation that the robe that the Mysterious Cloaked Figure indeed belongs to Akiho’s family clan, but did you all notice how she was also watching someone wearing her robe? She said nothing about her wearing it herself. This makes me think that Sakura and Akiho were both seeing the same thing (ie: someone hidden behind those clothes).
The word Momo used to explain what had this happened was “resonate”. That’s the same word that was used in TRC when Freya and Elda resonated with each other while each of them were located in different worlds (Infinity and Celes). The word used for twins, equal beings, two halves of the same whole. The idea of Akiho being a somewhat “Watanuki” version of Sakura is getting stronger after this.
Then, judging by Yuna’s speech, we can conclude that he and Momo are Akiho’s guardians, just like Yue and Kero are for Sakura.
Sakura seemed to have finally realized who is the person under the robe, the plot is sure moving faster. I could be wrong but I am thinking that we will be getting at least some sort of closure in volume 6. There might be another batch of 6 volumes, a new arc, but the way things are looking, volume 6 might just be a milestone.
The updated list of cards secured so far:
A big yay for another 30 pages this time! 60 pages for volume 5 so far.
Next chapter will be out next month!
PS: Nice that we get to see a first look of volume 4 cover! This time the color scheme is yellow.