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For the ones who lost track and simply were't interested to begin with, there have been a total of 4 CCS ichiban Kuji to this date:

JUNE 2014 - Ichiban Kuji Cardcaptor Sakura ~Clow Card Chapter~ [homepage]
JANUARY 2015 - Ichiban Kuji Card Captor Sakura - Kerberos to Teaparty - [homepage]
- Ichiban Kuji Card Captor Sakura ~Sakura in Wonderland~  [homepage]
JANUARY 2016 - Ichiban Kuji Card Captor Sakura ~Hanyan to Wa Modern~ [homepage]

And I am ow introducing the latest to date: Ichiban Kuji Card Captor Sakura ~Sakura's Fortune Magic~  [homepage]

Date: mid november 2016
Price: 620jpy each participation

Listing of prizes:

○ A Award - cushion
○ B Award  - magic rug
○ C Award - Unseal Release mirror
○ D Award  - vanity pouch
○ E Award  - stuffed mascot ~ Original Costume ~
○ F Award  - set rubber accessories
○ G Award  - stationery set
○ H Award  - characters rubber Charms

Special prize : new Illustration by CLAMP
Special prize : new Illustration autographed by CLAMP

Yue is looking absolutely dashing here, and Kero is so adorable too in his witch costume! But I don't understand why is Sakura still so young? She looks beautiful though ^__^

24 June 2016 @ 01:11 pm
Well, even though it's only a shadow at the moment, you can very easily tell that she is wearing her rollers and school uniform, she is very likely in a pose when she is rolling with the wind in her face (reason why her arm is lifted and positioned on her hat).
Release date: November 2016

To be sincere, I'm not feeling excited about it, at this point, it really feels like "one more Sakura figure"  added to the long list of existing and announced ones.
I will not not be purchasing it, and will save money for a high quality figure like the big Sakura scale by GSC.
The other thing is that with the new arc of CCS, I know want to see a "new" Sakura, not the 90's version anymore.
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...is available at the Cardcaptor Sakura website here (click on Vol. 1)

Translation here.
16 June 2016 @ 08:03 am
Happy Birthday to Mokona, who turned 47 years old to day, June 16th ^_^

She is the one in charge of illustration and character design, to which we owe many of the beautiful artworks we've been enjoying all these years!
She must be working extra hard on CCS these days! :D

Here goes a sketch by Nekoi for her:

03 June 2016 @ 02:39 pm
In this tweet posted by Kohatan today in which she comments about the new manga of card captor sakura, we can see, from their backs, 2 little nendos of Sakura: one is the nendoroid co-de kitten edition that has already been announced (though, no prototype has been shown to this day, this is the first), and we can see another one right next to it, with pigtails and a crown on her head, which must be the costume of the 2d OP! THAT is new!

No official announcement has been made yet, but with this photo posted publicly and the prototypes already done, we will be getting more info real soon for sure!

03 June 2016 @ 06:57 am
Thanks to the new website, we also got info about the next issue of Nakayoshi and more precisely, CCS CC 2nd chapter of course ;)


なかよし8月号(7月2日発売)の第2話もカラー付きで掲載予定! かわいい☆CLAMP特別描きおろしのミニキャライラストが載っている「カードキャプターさくら カードメモ」ふろくも登場予定! お楽しみに!

ONLINE TRANSLATION - commemorative planning of series start 20 anniversary!

★ the 2nd chapter of the new series will get a special appendix
The second chapter of Nakayoshi's August issue (July 2 release) will be published with color! Cute ☆ CLAMP special draw down "Card Captor Sakura Card memo" Minichara illustrations is on the Appendix will also appear soon! Look forward to it!


This is not just any update, I believe that what we've seen until now was nothing but the shell of a website (or even less than that...), and that it was finally opened today, there is a BIG difference so go check it out!!


There are now (quick summary):

-NEWS: the obvious > all the latest news concerning CCS!
-MANGA: with the listing of all the covers
-ANIME: with short summaries and screenshots of all 72 episodes, organized by season + the 2 movies. I suspect it will be updated again when the new anime is aired, or at least when more info about it will be released
-GOODS: [closed at the moment]
-EVENT: events in CCS world > for the moment, mostly the Animate Cafe thing
-SPECIAL: Card Captor Sakura Newspaper

> Link: http://ccsakura-official.com/special/paper.html

There isn't enough information for me to be able to tell what this "newspaper" is, the feeling I got is that this will simply be a special page in the official webpage.
The first issue would be distributed at the Tokyo Toy Show 2016 : the Takara Tomy booth > more info about it here
02 June 2016 @ 11:17 am
I usually don't make posts about this, but in this particular occasion, CLAMP specifically changed their twitter account picture: the icon has been changed to Sakura from the "Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Edition". [tweet]

So we went from this: (post for Sakura's bday in April)

to this: (star of Clear Card arc)

How very fitting! :D
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Nakayoshi #7 is out this week and contains the return of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura manga. The story continues with Sakura in her first year of junior high and the 'Clear Card' arc.

The painted prototype of Good Smile's Cardcaptor Sakura figurine will be on display for the first time at this year's Anime Expo in Los Angeles this July.
[Good Smile for more info]

31 May 2016 @ 09:03 am
So, first thing first, a short definition for the people not familiar with PURIKURA: simple, in Japan, pruikura is the shortened form of "print club" in Japanese, refers to photo sticker booths that print out stickers of photo portraits set against backgrounds and frames selected by the user.
 = it's a photo booth

In commemoration of the new work that will begin in the July issue (June 3 release) of Nakayoshi, "Card Captor Sakura" print sealing machine come into play!

These installations will be made for a very limited time: from June 3rd (the day the first chapter of CCS will be released) until June 15th, that's it.
The cost: 500jpy.
Total of prints you can choose from: 5.

source: nakayoshi

Even though there is a new illustration, something I always welcome, I was still a bit disappointed to see, once again, a young Sakura in her childhood days from the 90's series and not her teenager self, since this is actually made to celebrate the new manga...that was until I realized there was indeed something "special" about it: this is the first, as far as I can remember, that CLAMP drew both Sealing Key and Star Key in one drawing, this association is logically unheard of since when the Star Key was created, the Sealing one ceased to exist...
I already made another post with some pages, but here goes a few more preview pictures.
Nonetheless, I will not be posting anymore even if I see more of them: the full chapter will definitely be available online in the next few days, so I think this is more than enough already ^^; (though, in my case, I will be patient and wait until I get my own copy of the magazine next week...well, I'll try not to spoil myself!)

It seems like this page in particular might be some sort of like the opening of this new arc, it says "When all cards are aligned, that's not the ending, that is the beginning of the ending".
I personally take this as CLAMP annoucement that this is truly THE END, and that we won't ever see more CCS beyond this manga in the future, this is the final ending.
Most fans of CLAMP always ask for it: to end their series, but for this one particular case of CCS, I felt my heart drop when I saw this sentence...

“Yeah, I’m also happy.”
“U-Um, thanks for coming back home with me. You’re staying on that mansion again, right? Even though it’s the other way…”

“I just wanted to be with you a little longer.”

Syaoran gives back the teddy bear to Sakura and tells her it might be missing her after being apart from her for long. He suggest to exchange their teddy bears for a while (why...? @_@ don't freak me out from the first chapter, Syaoran!)

I do not know what this wing accessory is (a gift from Syaoran?), but she put it inside the jewellery box together with her Star Key.


Now, let's talk about something real important : we got the name of the third arc of Card Captor Sakura > After the Clow Cards arc (vol01-06) and the Sakura Cards arc (vol07-12), we are not celebrating the beginning of the Clear Cards arc.
This is only an opinion of mine: but it looks like we might surprisingly get 6 volumes, that is, IF Clamp continue the trend of 6 books per arc, which doesn't feel like such a far fetched idea actually. Especially if this is the "ultimate ending" that will conclude forever their most popular series, which made them known worldwide.


These are 2 pictures released previously: I thought that the cards being blank was only to emphasis Sakura, or because the drawing would be too 'heavy' with so many cards with such an intricate design, but no, it seems like this was about this "Clear Card" arc after all!

28 May 2016 @ 04:53 pm


Wow, the BEST CASE SCENARIO is happening people: it starts from the SxS hug in the last page, just how lucky are we??!!


They actually all look younger than I imagined ^_^
Syaoran is hhheerrrreee!! :D
Sakura got a smartphone hahaha~
the last page with the dream thing really reminded me of TRC.

I've got only one thing to say: CLAMP, please milk me of all my money > I volunteer to ruin myself buying an infinite number of volumes of CCS, so keep releasing them!!
27 May 2016 @ 02:47 pm
Yes!!! Because a new manga is definitely not enough, OF COURSE, we would also get a new anime that goes with it  XD
I am SO SO SO happy about this!! Of course, I don't expect it to be aired until 2017 best case scenario (after all, they need material to rely on to make an anime, and for the time being, chapter 01 hasn't even been released...), nonetheless, it means new episodes, seeing my favorite characters animated again, tons of new anime illustrations in magazines, artbooks, new songs, possible OVA/movies, tons of goods (ugh, wait, that one is scary, damn, more money to spend...)

> Apart from carrying the first chapter of the new Card Captor Sakura serialization, the upcoming issue of Nakayoshi magazine is also announcing that a “new anime project” is in the works!


And here goes a preview of the splash page of chapter01, scheduled to be released on June 3rd: the illustration is very pretty, but Sakura looks too young in it.

Hello! My friend and I went to the Cardcaptor Sakura x Animate cafe in Tenjin, Fukuoka last April 30 and it was really awesome! It was so good and it was really worth the time and effort to go. I cannot recommend this cafe enough, especially for all the CCS fans!

The previous review post's cafe is actually the same cafe I went to, so I'll try to spare your eyes and cut down on the pictures, lol. (click on the pictures for the full size!)


At the cafe! (Picture heavy)Collapse )

And that's my experience in the Cardcaptor Sakura cafe! Hopefully I will be able to go to the Osaka leg in the summer.
Just a reminder that if you want to go to the CCS cafe, you have to make a prior reservation via eplus (past post by our cutesherry here). If you have any questions regarding the reservation process, I can try and answer them the best I can. :)

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