Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc #13 cover and release information

Card Captor Sakura Clear Card arc volume 13 will be released on October 13, 2022. This time, the special edition will come with a set of three big acrylic stands featuring three previously released illustrations of Sakura and Kero, Sakura and Spinel and Sakura and Momo. Each acrylic stand is approximately 9 cm (width) x 13-15 cm (height) x 8.5 cm (depth).

Here are pictures of the volume cover and the special edition:

Kodansha lists volume 13 as having 195 pages, which is way more than the typical 160 pages. If this is not a mistake, it probably means that Chapter 65 will be included in volume 13.

The cover illustration is so gorgeous! Worthy of final volume, even. But I guess CLAMP will go even higher on the cover of volume 14 (which seems to be the last one). Anyway, worthy of second-to-last volume!

The prices for the regular and special editions are 550 and 3,080 yens, respectively, and they are both available for pre-order at CD Japan with worldwide shipping: [Regular Edition], [Special Limited Edition]

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 65

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 64

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 63

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 62

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Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #12 second week sales report

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The twelfth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 16th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 43,536 copies sold in its second week of sales for the regular edition. The Special Edition (Big Art Trump Cards Set) this time didn’t make it to the top 50.

Overall, combining the known sales of regular and special editions, volume 12 has sold an estimate of 93,352 copies after two weeks.

While these numbers are good for a second week, this is unfortunately the lowest overall sales by the second week for a Clear Card volume yet. Probably the pre-orders had a big influence on these numbers but it’s still something to think about.

As usual, it is always worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. 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):

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #12 first week sales report

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The twelfth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 9th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 33,090 copies sold in its first week of sales for the regular edition.  The Special Edition (Big Art Trump Cards Set) landed in the 29th position, selling 16,726 copies.

Combining the sales of the regular and special editions together, volume 12 sold an estimate of 49,816 copies.

This is the lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume yet. However, it’s worth pointing out the short amount of exposure that it had. The sales period covered by the ranking goes from March 28th to April 3rd. As you know, volume 12 of Clear Card was released on April 1st. Therefore, those sales numbers account for only 3 days of sale — which is less than half of the week.

It’s also worth mentioning that while the regular edition landed in the 9th position, the first 8 titles are not published by Kodansha. Meaning Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ volume 12 was this week’s most sold title published by Kodansha.

Finally, it is always worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. 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):

Next week we will probably have a more bird’s-eye view on how the sales for volume 12 went.

Card Captor Sakura TV Anime 25th Anniversary project

The TV Anime of Card Captor Sakura is celebrating today 24 years since its original broadcast. The first episode of the original TV Anime adaptation was aired on April 7th of 1998 in NHK channel.

To celebrate, it’s been announced that a 25th Anniversary project was launched.

A series of special events and goods based on the original and Clear Card series are scheduled for the coming year, while gearing up for April 7th, 2023, when the 25th Anniversary will be officially celebrated.

A new key visual has been released, featuring Sakura from Clear Card, inspired by the classic key visual from the original series:

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Moreover, the official Card Captor Sakura twitter account asked fans to stay tuned for future announcements and fans are speculating that it could be the much anticipated Clear Card Season 2 announcement:

The series’ sound director, Mima Masafumi, who very seldom tweets about Card Captor Sakura, has retweeted an article about the 25th Anniversary that was published on a Japanese website, contributing for the speculation of a Season 2 being in production:

I personally think the timing is perfect to tie in with the manga ending. It’s really extremely hard to believe that a series with the magnitude of Card Captor Sakura will be left with its anime adaptation unfinished.

It will be at least a year long of celebrations so stay tuned!

Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 61

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Card Captor Sakura – Clear Card arc – Chapter 60

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