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Cardcaptor Sakura Returns In 2018 With Clear Card

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Ready for the first major anime release of 2018? Sakura, Captor of Cards is back in a brand-new series….what do we know so far?

Beginning January 7, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card will begin airing in Japan, the first real continuation of Sakura’s story since the 1990s original. The manga version by CLAMP started in June of 2016. The story picks up with Sakura a few years older, in junior high. Everything is hunky-dory until she has a mysterious dream about an unidentifiable shadowy figure. The next morning, she wakes up to find her magic cards are all blank and hold no power.

First she accidentally set them loose and had to track them down…one by one. Then Clow’s magic started fading and she had to transform them all to work with her own magic…one by one. Now along with her allies Cerberus and Yue, she has to chase down and restore her cards to their former selves — and if you had to guess it requires another fetch quest, you’d be right. No wonder Clow retired; you can only put up with this for so long.

Sakura has a new outfit to perform her sorcery in, and we got our first look at it when Madhouse released the official poster in November hyping the series. This week in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine, production sketches were published showing off more of the dress and what Sakura will look like. Comicbook.com posted the scans.

On the day it premieres in Japan, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card will be simulcast in sub form by Crunchyroll. There will also be an English dub of the series ready to go as soon as possible, courtesy of Funimation. Watch for the RELEASE of Sakura’s further adventures next month!

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