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The title page is truly breathtaking! After last chapter’s revelation that Sakura and Akiho’s mothers were BFFs, CLAMP couldn’t wait any longer to draw them together in a color illustration. The fact that they are both angels (even though I see only 3 wings, instead of 4) implies to me that Akiho’s mother is really dead — not that we didn’t assume as much. Her face remains hidden. I wonder if we will ever see how she looks…
The plot gears moved quite a lot in the previous chapter, so we got a rather normal chapter this time around.
Somehow, I didn’t think the sparks between Syaoran and Sakura were the doings of a card, but that was her first thought, of course. Syaoran believes that judging by the mere fact that it wasn’t a card, it means it’s not Sakura’s power, but I’m not so sure of that. I still think it’s meant to protect Syaoran, not hurt him. It could be Sakura acting unconsciously or someone else trying to protect him (his mother? But he would sense her power I would assume).
Oh! So the place where Yukito wanted to go to was the Tsukimine Shrine! Long time no see! I’m very curious to what is going to do that, given that Kaho isn’t there. I think it must be something related to the Moon, after all, Yue and Ruby Moon feeds their powers from the Moon and this shrine is devoted to the Moon.
Sakura’s outfit for when she comes home is so adorable and fashionable!
The fact that even Momo, who is a sweet tooth, approved Sakura’s macarons makes it even hard to believe that Sakura managed to bake a hard thing such as macarons. Looks like Sakura suddenly got highly skilled in cooking. We’ll see if she can keep that standard high.
Oh crap, I really wanted to know if Kaito likes chocomint… I have a feeling he does, because of his feminine attributes that fit the profile for CLAMP characters that like chocomint. I wonder if that info is any relevant because CLAMP totally deprived us from such information as a gust of wind hit them so strong omg they couldn’t even talk anymore (lol)
Said gust of wind (?) made Sakura — and her staff and her cards — suddenly really tiny. I am not going to go overboard in questioning why her cards shrunk too but I did think about that.
Good thing Syaoran was there to save the day. Good thing he brings Sakura’s deck of cards with him, too. Now, I wonder what made Sakura create this possible card? She was probably thinking about the “dream” with Syaoran in Akiho’s robes before she bumped into Akiho. What exactly triggered her? Is she avoiding Syaoran at all costs?
It seems that after a good while, we are finally getting another card. It seems like The Little counterpart, even though that card doesn’t exist in the manga.
The updated list of cards secured so far:
29 pages for this chapter, 86 pages for volume 8 so far. We’re halfway through volume 8.