After last month’s announcement that Cardcaptor Sakura would be getting a new project for her 20th anniversary, then last week’s update that the new project would be a manga, we finally have more details on what we can expect from this special celebration for the darling magical girl. The manga and anime news site Comic Natalie reported that the manga would be a short story, but though they didn’t specify whether or not it would be more than one chapter long, both this report and Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine both used the verb meaning “to publish”, rather than “to serialise”. This would suggest that the manga will be a one-shot release.
But elsewhere in news about the Cardcaptor Sakura creation team CLAMP’s celebrations, there’s more concrete info on the new art book that’s coming to mark the manga’s May 1996 debut. The illustrations selected by CLAMP, which originally accompanied the Nakayoshi series, are packed into 144 pages and set to be published on March 24th. They’ve also previewed the sweet and dreamy cover art (pictured below) for the volume, ahead of Nakayoshi’s plans to announce more details on the manga project in due time.