Cardcaptor Sakura - Nadeshiko's ghost

The mother’s absence in anime

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While reading Fruits Basket, I was shaken by a part of Tohru Honda’s story. She, like me, had lost the mother who taught her that she would always be loved, as long as she remained true to herself. The loss she’s suffered is why she wound up with nowhere to call her home, save a […]

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All for love: five heroic queer couples in anime

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Some loves show us the kind of acceptance we should display to everyone; selfless and open-hearted, without fear or pride. As two people who have each been afraid to express our identities, these queer couples define how we want to embrace ourselves and others. With our daughter close to coming into the world, it means […]

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card simuldub will sound familiar

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Another exciting simuldub announcement has winged its way to us from FUNimation, this time concerning Sakura’s return for Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card. As it turns out, our card collecting friends and their original Japanese cast aren’t the only ones making a comeback. In a video where they find a rather, well, different use for the Clow […]

Update: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card confirms 26-episode run

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A report from Japanese broadcasters NHK has brought to light that the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime will run for 26 episodes. This treat comes after a promo video for the series based on CLAMP’s manga was revealed on the show’s official website on Friday. Luckily for overseas fans, Crunchyroll saw fit to post an English subtitled […]

Weekly round-up

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We know, we left you bereft of news last week. But the small matter of Christmas coming up had us both running around like headless chickens. With presents mostly sorted, things have settled down now, and we can give you a slightly bigger bitesize look at the anime updates from the past couple of weeks. […]

Update: Cardcaptor Sakura anime returns to adapt manga’s Clear Card arc

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We’ve been expecting some especially “huge” news for Cardcaptor Sakura since early this month. With an early peek at the next issue of Nakayoshi, out December 1st, that news has come to light, and it’s certainly exciting. The new anime, now confirmed as coming to TV in January 2018, will adapt the Clear Card Chapter, […]

The ‘greed’ of Grell and bisexuality in anime

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Grell Sutcliff, the supposed Burnett butler who unveils his true sexual identity in a brilliant red rush of flamboyance, would probably be considered gay by most. That is, if not for his blood-soaked love affair with Ciel Phantomhive’s dear aunt, Madam Red. Never mind that Black Butler is set in the Victorian era, where the […]

Nakayoshi magazine announcing new Cardcaptor Sakura anime

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As Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine gets ready to start Cardcaptor Sakura‘s new manga in their June 3rd issue, it’s been revealed that the very same issue will hold the announcement of a new anime based on CLAMP’s original manga. For now, the magazine is keeping its secrets about the series, but the staff have said more details will be […]

Cardcaptor Sakura’s 20th anniversary sequel manga will launch in June

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As the Cardcaptor Sakura manga celebrates its 20th anniversary in May, Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine readies itself to announce the new sequel series on Saturday. The original creative team CLAMP is reuniting for the manga which will start in the mag’s July issue on June 3rd, and it will take place after Sakura Kinomoto graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School. As […]

Cardcaptor Sakura’s 20th anniversary manga will be a short story

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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 […]

News: Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine announces plans for Cardcaptor Sakura’s 20th anniversary

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In May it will have been 20 years since Cardcaptor Sakura first opened the book in CLAMP’s manga. To celebrate, Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine is announcing that there will be a “new project” based on their serialisation. There are no other details to speak of for the time being, but more should be on their way […]