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!
Traditionally, every year CLAMP and other japanese artists give their New Year’s Greetings by drawing something related to the correspondent animal of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year of 2017 is the year of the Rooster, therefore CLAMP made an illustration of the Mokonas and a chicken:
CLAMP on social networks
CLAMP also started an instagram account, you may follow them @clamp_4_official. They have been updated it almost daily since they launched it a few days ago.
Among the new posts, I would like to highlight the two signature boards they did in December 28th that might be the prize for a contest that Kodansha is holding for illustrations submitted made with Card Captor Sakura‘s mangaka set. In one of them, Princess Sakura from Tsubasa is holding a little chicken, also in reference to the year of the Rooster:
Nanase Ohkawa is putting her twitter account on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time so that she can focus on her work. She tweeted that she will be quite busy working on the series composition and writing the scripts for all the episodes of the upcoming Card Captor Sakura new TV anime. She also mentioned working on “other projects” without giving specifics.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for following this site this past year. In 2017 I commit myself to keep doing my very best to bring the latest CLAMP news at fastest fashion.
May 2017 bring us many nice surprises in the CLAMP universe! I have a feeling that 2017 will be very interesting 😉
Thank you for your trust.
Wishing you all the best,
~ Chibi Yuuto
The February issue of Nakayoshi magazine will announce another very important bit concerning the upcoming TV Anime adaptation of Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc.
This time they will announce that CLAMP member Nanase Ohkawa will repeat her role as series compositor and script writer!
This is fantastic news! I had already good expectations for this adaptation but I was still holding my breath regarding the scripts and now I can rest assured. We can trust something good and of top quality will come out of this. The cherry on top would be Mokona designing the original cards (if any) and costumes.
Also, since they are announcing that Ohkawa will be responsible not only for the series composition but also for scripts, I think it’s safe to assume that she will write the scripts for all episodes.
This is really, really great news!
The upcoming January issue of Nakayoshi magazine will announce that the “new anime project” for Card Captor Sakura is a new TV Series of Clear Card arc to be premiered in January 2018 with similar cast and staff as the original Anime!
The TV Series will be produced by Madhouse and directed by Morio Asaka — same animation studio and director as the original anime! No word yet on whether CLAMP’s Nanase Ohkawa will be writing scripts for it, but let’s hope so!
Moreover, the cast for Sakura, Kero, Tomoyo, Syaoran, Yukito and Touya is the same as the original TV Anime as well!
The TV Series is to be aired on NHK channel.
This is fantastic news! Having Madhouse, Morio Asaka and the original cast on board is practically more than half a formula we need for a successful adaptation. January 2018 gives plenty of time for more manga material to be released (2 or 3 volumes at least).
I only hope now that Ohkawa will join the staff to make this perfect.
This is a day to celebrate, a new era is upon us!