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Hello everyone! How have you all held up during this long draught? I’m still here, but since the TV Anime (series or season) is over and the manga went to a 2-months break, and the fact that CLAMP are not working on anything else at the moment, I’ve been quite away. But Card Captor Sakura is back again in Nakayoshi so let’s talk about this comeback chapter.
Cute Cabaret themed chapter title page.
Sakura and Akiho remind me of little Namie Amuro but I’m sure it’s her upcoming retirement that is making me see things, and the long boots, corset and short shorts.
I wasn’t expecting Kaito’s backstory to come up right after Akiho’s, but I guess that was an intentional parallel. It is also a parallel that while Akiho was born with no magic powers, even though she was born from a family of magicians, Kaito’s true origins are unknown and yet he always had very strong powers since early in his childhood. He wasn’t always from the Magician’s Society. I wonder if his real family will have any relevance at all to the plot.
Kaito seemed very different from his current self. He sure seems lonely and wise beyond his years. And did you all notice how CLAMP used the winged-snake-like creature for the frames of Kaito’s backstory? I am sure you did. Does this mean that the creature is associated with Kaito? Does this mean that the creature is Kaito?
I have a feeling that Momo knows only a little more about Kaito than we do. They must share similar goals, since they are in it together, but they have completely independent motives.
I really like the fact that Yue came to confront Syaoran, that was very “in character” and expected from him, as Sakura’s guardian. From their conversation, we learned that the reason why Syaoran took the Sakura Cards was in order to prevent Sakura’s powers growing in an even more chaotic fashion. Do we have another parallel here? Is Sakura’s personality getting “warped/twisted” too, like Kaito’s, because of her outstanding powers?
We now also have a reason of why Sakura didn’t feel anything concerning her cards: because the cards themselves collaborated with Syaoran. I can accept that, it makes sense to me. We may scratch another mystery off our mysteries list. And another one: the reason why Syaoran felt guilty and sad whenever this subject was raised.
IN THE MEANTIME, Sakura finally took Akiho to visit Fujitaka’s library and you just know that there can be absolutelly no good after an event like this. Akiho is of course very impressed with Fujitaka’s library, a she has always seen books as her only friends (sad and yet very true for many people!).
As we all expected (given the circunstances), Sakura goes in trance the moment she thinks about the dream she had with Syaoran as the Mysterious Cloacked Figure and it looks like both of them are being transported to the dream world (or something like that).
The plot gears are moving fast! Even the editor’s tagline implies that (The fated time awaiting the two is almost upon (them)…!!)
The updated list of cards secured so far:
30 pages for this chapter. 58 pages for volume 6 so far.
Next chapter is out next month! Don’t believe the text at the bottom of this chapter’s last page, that was a confirmed typo 😉