Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ TV Anime PV

Here is the PV for the brand new TV Anime adaptation of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~:

The first episode will air on January 7.

So, what did you all think? I’m not sure I like the CG work and all the rainbowness of it. And there is a bit of haze effect here and there too. Fingers crossed the rest will be good.

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #3 first week sales report

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The third volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 1st position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 122,895 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the first time a Clear Card arc volume reaches number #1 in Oricon’s weekly ranking.

The above numbers are for the regular edition. The Special Edition (OAD) debutted at the 23th position with an estimate of 33,084 copies sold.

Combining the sales for both versions, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #3 sold an estimate of 155,979 copies overall! That is twice as much as the figures of the first week sales for volume 2 and almost as much as the first week sales for volume 1.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: ANN.

Kodansha has recently announced that the Clear Card arc series has 1.5 copies in print.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Great first week sales for volume 3! This is probably going to reappear in rankings for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ TV Anime key visuals, start date decided, PV in two days

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© CLAMP・ST/講談社・NEP・NHK

The hotsite for the upcoming TV Anime series of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ has opened in NHK’s Anime World website:

http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/ccsakura/

The website has the anime designs for the main characters so make sure to check them out!

The series will premiere on January 7, 2018 (Sunday) at 7:30 am on NHK BS Premium, which is NHK’s cable channel, the same that re-aired the series lately and the same that aired the Kobato. TV Anime.

A new PV for the TV Series will air on September 22 during the Card Captor Sakura Selection that is going to air on NHK public channel.

Lastly, but certainly not least, the only thing left that I was hoping for this adaptation has finally been confirmed! CLAMP member Mokona will repeat her role as costume and card designer for this TV Anime adaptation as well! This is key to assure the quality of this anime adaptation, therefore I’m very happy with this piece of news!

The designs at the hotsite are looking really nice! It’s the first time we’ve seen how the clear cards look like in color, too! In fact, the key visual is even looking a lot like the original series! This is looking very promising. Looking forward to the PV in two days!

Review: Sakura and the Two Teddy Bears OAD

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The 3rd volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ bundled with the Sakura and the Two Teddy Bears OAD was released two days ago in Japan.

By now there should be plenty of links available on the internet. If you search around, you should be able to find one and watch it if you haven’t done so yet.

I wrote a little review for it and you can read it below.

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 15

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Japanese RAWs
English translations

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Card Captor Sakura is available for purchase at CD Japan and Amazon Japan with worldwide shipping.

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ vol. 3 cover

The cover of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ vol. 3 has been announced:

The one on the right is from the OAD limited edition — probably the box art, the actual book must have the same cover as the regular edition.

Best cover yet or best cover yet? If this is the cover of volume 3, I can’t imagine how beautiful the cover of the last volume (when the time comes) is going to look like. This screams “final cover” to me for some reason! I guess it’s the crown in her head.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ vol. 3 will be released on September 13. You can preorder it on Amazon.jp and CD Japan.

Source: CLAMP Twitter.

HiGH&LOW g-sword Chapter 14 (final)

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English translations: none yet.

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoyed reading this story, please support CLAMP by purchasing the original or licensed material available in your country.

Wasn’t this chapter supposed to come with a color page? Maybe I misunderstood.

Another set of 10-pages for this chapter, the last one in case you didn’t know — 121 pages for the book release.

Lots of pretty drawings for the final pages:

 

This was shorter than I expected — but I am not complaining!

The book compilation will come out on October 17 and the limited first print will come with a DVD containing the Flash anime episodes released until then.

CLAMP and Kodansha are listing the book release as book compilation (単行本) instead of “volume 1”, which makes me think that, if this series is ever picked up again, it won’t be under the g-sword title, but rather a different subtitle.

But for now, we should consider this series done.

It appears that the book is not going to have the same length as regular manga books. For the 14 chapters that were released, there were roughly around 120 pages for them all. It’s likely that CLAMP will draw an extra story for it, but even so, it’ll hardly reach 180 pages.

All and all, I am glad that CLAMP didn’t put as much effort into it. The non-chibi illustrations were really nice, though!

This is hardly a fan favorite, but I appreciate your patience while following this series.

I wonder what series shall replace it now that CLAMP have some space in their schedule =)