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 OAD further Staff and Cast members announced

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

© CLAMP・Shigatsu Tsuitachi CO.,LTD. / 講談社

The Card Captor Sakura official website was updated to reveal further staff and cast members for the upcoming Card Captor Sakura OAD (entitled Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ Prologue: Sakura and the Two Teddy Bears).

The complete staff/cast list is described below, and the newly announced members are highlighted in bold:

Staff:

Director: Morio Asaka
Script: Nanase Ohkawa (CLAMP)
Character Design: Kunihiko Hamada.
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima.
Music: Takayuki Negishi.

Cast:

Sakura Kinomoto: Sakura Tange.
Kero: Aya Hisakawa.
Tomoyo Daidouji: Junko Iwao.
Syaoran Li: Motoko Kumai.
Yukito Tsukishiro: Megumi Ogata.
Touya Kinomoto: Tomokazu Seki.
Eriol: Nozomu Sasaki.
Kaho Mizuki: Emi Shinohara.
Spinel Sun: Yumi Touma.
Nakuru Akizuki/Ruby Moon: Ryouka Yuzuki.
Professor Terada: Katsuyuki Konishi.

The newly announced staff and cast members all previously worked on Card Captor Sakura anime adaptations under the exact same roles!

It’s really great seeing everyone coming back! Yay for consistency =)

The OAD will come with the limited first edition of Card Captor Sakura volume 3, to be released on September 13.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ OAD trailer

Here is a trailer for the upcoming Original Animation DVD for Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~, Sakura and the two teddy bears:‪‪

This trailer was originally screened at the Sakura Festival 2017 event and it’s being promoted as the prologue for the TV Anime series that will begin in September.

I loved it! The animation is on point and the character design is closer than ever to CLAMP’s original art. It’s very emotional to see significant spots of Tomoeda like the bridge and the school tower!

Madhouse did not let me down once again!

What do you guys think and why did you love it? =D

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ vol. 3 to come with OAD

The May issue of Nakayoshi magazine will announce that the 3rd volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ will come out on September 13 and along with the regular edition, a limited edition will be released as well.

The limited edition will come with an exclusive original animation DVD (OAD) featuring an original story entitled Sakura and the two teddy bears. The OAD limited edition will cost 3480 yens.

The OAD staff will be the same as the upcoming TV Anime adaptation of Clear Card arc — CLAMP’s Nanase Ohkawa will write the script for it, Asaka Morio will be directing it and Madhouse will be animating it — a new staff name has been announced: Kunihiko Hamada will be in charge of the character design, who has previously worked as animation director for the TV Anime adaptations of Chobits, X and Card Captor Sakura, as well as the two movies.

Thanks to that announcement, we might consider it as the key visuals for the upcoming TV Anime of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~, as it’s extremely likely that Kunihiko Hamada will be in charge for the character design of the TV series as well.

As several people have pointed out, in the original Card Captor Sakura TV Anime there were only 1 teddy bear (the one Syaoran made to Sakura) while in the manga there were two. This OAD will probably cover that part of the story in which Sakura will make her teddy bear for Syaoran, so that the TV series can be more faithful to the Clear Card arc manga once it begins.

Now, regarding the key visuals for the anime, I think the illustration itself is too glossy, too polished, but I know that anime illustrations tend to be overly produced (which is something personally I never liked). It also looks like her head is a little too big for the rest of her body… at least it looks a lot better than the more recent Card Captor Sakura anime illustrations released previous to this.

This is gonna be fun!