Episode 11 – Sakura and the Upside-down Penguin
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Some plot gears moved around on this episode, right? For any anime-only audience that thinks the pacing was getting too slow.
THANK YOU Tomoyo for pointing out the obvious, that some (all?) Clear Cards have similar powers to the Clow Cards. Sakura seems astonishment with this possibility but I am like “Girl, you should have realized this already”.
This is actually the first time that this hypothesis is discussed by the main characters. Before this, it was only fan theories, it hasn’t even been discussed in the manga yet. I was a bit surprised that this was discussed in the anime prior than the manga (assuming that it will be addressed one day in the manga).
I liked how they used the equation class parallel to show how some of the cards are alike, but it’s a bit frustrating that Sakura only listed the most obvious choices (FLIGHT, AQUA, GALE) instead of those that we are not entirely sure about their Clow Card counterpart (SEIGE, GRAVITATION, ACTION).
Don’t we love our little Naoko-chan following Ohkawa-sensei’s steps with writing scripts and all? ❤
So Yamazaki told a true story? But why didn’t his eyes open like in the old omake? =/
I just want to point out, before I forget, the different hairstyles of Sakura and Tomoyo. Not so much for Sakura since it’s just a headband, but Tomoyo’s one looks lovely.
They mention a piano recital to be held with another school. I wonder if that will be shown at all.
Did you all notice the tension between Syaoran and Yuna? You could cut it with a knife xD And Tomoyo noticed it.
The talk between Eriol and Syaoran was pretty close to the manga except that Eriol asked Syaoran whether his mother had told him about the British Magician Clan, as opposed to the manga in which he asked if his family had told him anything about them. This slightly change of words makes me believe that we might see Syaoran’s mother eventually.
They mentioned Eriol’s former house but so far no one has brought up the topic that the house was supposed to be demolished. Maybe it’s still not the time to address this issue or maybe it will simply never be addressed (I hope not).
During the talk, there is a strange shot in which the teddy bear and a solid-looking sphere appears. I couldn’t really tell what object is that sphere and I wonder if there’s more to it.
The dinner scene with Sakura and Touya shows how much they have grown and their relationship has evolved. There is still a tease in the air, but it’s less childish and they seem more grown up.
This was already noticeable since the last episode but in the scene where Sakura is washing the dishes it can be clearly seen in the calendar hanging on the wall that they are already in May.
It’s worth mentioning that Sakura was able to feel the card’s presence from that distance. I hope this will remain consistent in the following episodes, meaning that she will feel them easier from now on.
The battle scene was a bit of a let down for me. I was hoping for more action or strategically use of cards. So we have the second anime-only card: REVERSAL. I can’t seem to find a Clow Card counterpart for that either.
I thought the last scene with Tomoyo on the computer was too long and rather boring. Also, Kero said the camera fell off his head when he grabbed Sakura but you can still see the camera on his head the whole time?
Animation-wise, this episode was also good, except for very few faraway shots in which their faces looked half-done (always the faraway shots, always). We are halfway towards the end and the animation has been very consistent. We are more than safe since by now all animation teams have already worked on at least one episode. It can’t get any lower than this, which is great.
As I said, we’re exactly halfway there! Next episode should have a new anime-only card: HAIL.