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Summery title page for a chapter in the middle of the summer (at least in the north hemisphere). Don’t we love how CLAMP draw water? And it looks like CLAMP arrived a little 2 months late for pride month. But every month is pride month, specially when it comes to CLAMP.
So we are on the second chapter of volume 8. I think it’s going to be 10 volumes, by the way — at least for the time being that’s my guess.
I love that Tomoyo is trying new and bolder outfits for Sakura. I absolutely love the quirkiness of this outfit!
Now, let’s talk about this macaron and chocomint business. For one thing, I think CLAMP forced things up a little with Sakura making macarons. Macarons, really? Out of all pastries, macarons? They are extremely hard to make and Sakura is not that crafty at the kitchen. I’ve watched Junior Masterchef and I know some kids can cook the most incredible things for their age, but Sakura never seemed to be that skilled at cooking. But at the same, I don’t want to doubt our heroine so yeah OF COURSE SHE CAN MAKE PERFECTLY GOOD MACARONS.
The chocomint business is amusing. I am loving it because I have always been team chocomint as far as I can remember. I love chocomint and chocomint-flavored things. But I also noticed how it divides opinions. You either love it or hate it, there is no middle ground. Every person I know that likes it, likes it a LOT, while people who don’t like it, absolutely hate it. I think CLAMP are playing around with this and it makes sense that characters have such strong opinions about it. I wonder what each CLAMP member thinks of chocomint. I know Nekoi must like it since she posted some chocomint stuff in her social media recently.
Bless Tomoyo, Sakura and Akiho for being team chocomint.
The song from Tomoyo and Akiho’s duet made me curious… It seems to be about Sakura? I wonder if we will see its lyrics (like the songs in CLOVER).
Absolutely loving Sakura for being so supportive of Tomoyo, here. Yes, girl, you do exactly that! ♡
Does anyone know the name of the ice cream shop Touya and Yukito are working? Is it 21 or 27? I am inclined to think it’s 21…
Back to the chocomint business. Nakuru, Kaho and Yukito (sorta) are team chocomint too ♡ Eriol and Touya aren’t. It’s interesting how my favorite characters like chocomint, just like me? What’s up with that? It’s bizarre how it fits. Also it seems like the female characters or characters with feminine attributes are more inclined to like chocomint. Interesting how CLAMP see that.
Just WHERE is Yukito going before his groceries shopping?
It’s sweet that CLAMP are providing us with Fujitaka and angel!Nadeshiko interaction. I don’t think we had seen such long conversation between them before.
Somehow I love what Fujitaka said about Nadeshiko looking very happy while having some chocomint? My god that is the exact feeling and the fact that he knew that she was happy. CLAMP really did their research haha.
Sooooo, back to the PLOT. Nadeshiko actually met someone who is the spitting image of Akiho and must be Akiho’s mother. Nadeshiko reveals that they got along well because they were very similar (just like Sakura and Akiho). Akiho’s mother has that air of the CLAMP character that knows a lot, she might even had been a yumemi, considering how she knew she would never meet Nadeshiko again.
I would have never guessed that Nadeshiko and Akiho’s mother (let’s assume it’s her mother, c’mon) were BFFs, even though they met like, once. This puts Sakura and Akiho’s friendship in another level, in a our-mothers-were-friends level. It’s huge.
She was in Japan when they last met. Suspicious.
Before this chapter, I was under the impression that Akiho’s parents could have been characters we knew. I knew they would be important to the plot, considering how Akiho’s magic clan talked about them (“those two”). However, judging by her looks, it’s not someone we know, but she definitely looks powerful. She has that air.
So she cast a friggin’ spell on the watch, of which we don’t know about yet, of course. Just like that. She decided out of the blue to cast a spell, and Nadeshiko was like SURE WHY NOT? Again, Akiho’s mother must have been a yumemi for knowing that shit would hit the fan and she would have to do something about it. The fact that it’s on a clock makes me think that it must be a spell related to time.
So curious to find out more about this friendship between Nadeshiko and Akiho’s mother and of course, Akiho’s father too (who is not team chocomint).
Back to Tomoyo’s house, Syaoran arrives and he can go away for all I care for not liking chocomint. Joking. There is an electric (?) spark when he and Sakura were about to touch each other. A new card? Or is it Sakura’s own power trying to prevent her from putting Syaoran in danger and thus, keeping him away?
The updated list of cards secured so far:
I really liked this chapter because we got some PLOT. Yes.
28 pages for this chapter, 57 pages for volume 8 so far. Next chapter will be out next month with 2 color pages and Sakura on the front cover 😉