Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #7 first week sales report

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The seventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 2nd position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 98,089 copies sold in its first week of sales.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

While these are the series’ 5th lowest first week (only topping first weeks of volumes 4 and 2, respectively, which were lower), I have a strong feeling that the main reason for that is that the special edition must have affected these numbers.

Volume 7 was up for pre-order many months prior to its release date so it is likely that the orders for the special edition were spread across the many weeks before the release date. That is, of course, just a personal guess.

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: Oricon.

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):

It’s still early to know. Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 7.

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 37

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 36

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UPDATED: Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc #7 cover

The cover for Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc #7 has been announced:

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Purple is the color! As my friend Sakura84-chan well said: between a bride and a witch!

It will be released on September 3, along with the CD Drama (Part 1) Special Edition. You can pre-order it on Amazon.jp and CD Japan.

Thank you CuteSherry for the information!

UPDATE: Added image with higher resolution.

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 35

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English translations: none yet.

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Card Captor Sakura and Magic Knight Rayearth original art in Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary Exhibit

Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary logo

Nakayoshi 65th Anniversary logo

Nakayoshi magazine is celebrating its 65th anniversary with an exhibit to be held at the Yayoi Museum in Tokyo, from October 4 to December 25.

Original art by CLAMP for the Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc and Magic Knight Rayearth series, which both ran in Nakayoshi magazine, will be on display at the exhibition.

Nakayoshi is one of the oldest shoujo manga magazines and was home to several classic mangas such as Osamu Tezuka’s Ribon no Kishi (Princess Kight) and Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon.

Source: Comic Natalie.

UPDATED: Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Premium Goods Box

Kodansha is releasing a Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Premium Goods Box on September 3 (on the same day as volume 7 of Clear Card will be released).

Contents are:

  • “Connected” Acrylic Charms
    Featuring original artwork by CLAMP, featuring Sakura, Syaoran and Kero;

Reprint of the notepad that came as an appendix with the June 1998 issue of Nakayoshi;

  • Set of 2 illustration cards printed in clear material;
  • Set of 3 “fashionable” can badges with polaroid design.

The last two itens will probably re-use released artworks.

It will be released for a price of 2,759 yens and you can already pre-order it via Amazon Japan.

Source: CLAMP-NET.COM

UPDATE: Here’s a picture of the box’s content.

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The fruit motif for the acrylic keychains is so adorable!