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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!)


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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. :)

Mods, please let me know if I made a mistake in tagging and I'll fix them!
 
 
Current Location: Shunan, Yamaguchi
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Sakamoto Maaya - Platina
 
 
Here goes the illustration in a good resolution (in spite of the lights reflections on the frame's glass) of the latest CCS illustration:



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To celebrate its 15th Anniversary and CCS's 20th, Goodsmile has revealed a new Cardcaptor Sakura figurine's illustration and figure prototype on twitter this morning. The prototype will be on display at Tokyo Akihabara Animate May 1 - May 5. Release info to come. Goodsmile 15th's Anniversary website is here.



 
 
Edited to add: another sneak peek...
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Cardcaptor Sakura will pick up in July's Nakayoshi out June 3rd. Sakura will be in her first year of junior high.

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Right at this moment, while I'm writing this, I am at home and waiting for my artbook to be delivered any minute now, and until a few minutes ago, I was thinking about the review I would be making about it here, to share with the member of this community....that was until I chanced (really, chanced, I wan't looking for it at all! I went on that page because of a translation of xxxholic latest chapter...) in this page only a few minutes ago: Review: Cardcaptor Sakura 20th Anniversary Illustrations Collection

This review is absolutely awesome, everything you can think of has been covered;  plenty of photos showing off the artbook, countless informative links through the review, some sort of info that didn't even cross my mind like who was the publishing company in charge of the cover? A detailed comparison with the previous artbooks: comparison between the quality of paper, the quality of printing (and photos that show off the differences!). Also, VERY interesting, is the summary of the most important new comments written by Mokona about the artworks (something I couldn't have done since I can't read japanese...) etc..

I honestly can't think of a single thing to add to this review. So, for the ones who are interested in knowing more about the artbook, please visit that page!

Needless to say, if there are any additional questions and anything at all you are curious about, please feel free to ask me about them, I'll be glad to answer ^_^
Well, that's all! I'm still waiting for that package to get to my door any second! XD
 
 
 
06 April 2016 @ 09:30 am



The CCS page is up. Stay tuned for more release news on the dress.
 
 
02 April 2016 @ 10:12 am
I thought that the whole "detective agency" would only last on April 1st, but it seems like it shall still be on going until the end of their break, on april 3rd!

Since yesterday, many characters of CLAMP's universe have been added up:

-Yukito Tsukishiro the secretary, thanks God he finally came, so late!: he took care of cleaning, looked over the office supplies and added up tea and coffee as things to buy soon.
-Akira Ijuin, the accountant which is not happy at all about the money spent on alcohol and food, and made it quite clear that personal drinks and snacks are not recognized as an expense!
-Seishiro Sakurazuka, a lawyer on the side of the cheating husband in a divorce case, and Subaru(also a lawyer) is a client of the Detective Agency, who came to ask for a background check of said cheating husband...
-Hokuto works as an Editor for a Fashion Magazine, sounds like a busy job!
-The office also got 2 part-timers: Kamui and Ryuuho!

-->Not a 100% sure, but there seem to also be another office: 花蛍事務所 for which Kazama and Rikuo (Lawful Drug/Drug&Drop) work for

-Black and White Mokona, the Office's mascots and self proclaimed "cute and sexy" are...boucing around and doing just fine! They even helped with the cleaning! But then...there was something about Kurogane ending up trapped under a bookshelf urrhh... but Kurogane is doing just fine! Yeah!
-the Agency's neighboor kids: the Junior High twins 'Syaoran' and 'Syaoran', and their tiny elementary school brother who is identical to them, also "Syaoran" (count on CLAMP to have the guts to use all THREE Syaoran in their detective roleplaying, and they are identical brothers, of course ^^;). Those brothers were surprised by the sound of the falling bookshelf and came to see what was happening. They offered to help putting it back in place, how nice of them!

<message from Akira Ijuin>
Are you okay? ! If the fallen bookshelf is damaged, please fill all specifications and application form. Repair expenses will be deduced from your salary, there was a contact from the director Kimihiro! Kurogane-san, thank you! (* ^ ▽ ^ *)
</end message>


Wait! There are yet MORE people coming to the Agency, this time it's...the Sakura twins! Both girls are in Junior High School, and their little sister in Elementary school, also "Sakura", came with them~

ooohohohohohohohoh!!! My! My! My!
The little brother and sister in elementary School, Sakura and Syaoran, suddenly became both bright red! :D Cute! <say both black and white Mokona>

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Unfortunately I can't read Japanese and online translation is not enough, but I can tell that other characters made an apperance, like Himawari and Doumeki from xxxholic, Touya Kinomoto, and Ashura and Yasha from RGVeda. But the above is the limit of how much I can interpret all the tweets posted by CLAMP. And there are things about food, food, more food, then drinks and drinks again ^^;;

I find it curious that CLAMP put the SxS twins in different grades, the little wolves in Middle School, and the 2 cherry blossoms in Junior High...but their little siblings are both in Elementary, that's for sure ;) Just went to check the online translation again, and it says "Junior High School" for both pair of twins? @_@ How in the Hell did I get it wrong? They used the word "中学生" for both, which in Japanese can be both "Junior High schooler" and "middle school pupil"

Feel free to check their twitter account to follow their story further!

As for me, I have only one thing to say: MAKE A MANGA OUT OF THIS!
 
 
01 April 2016 @ 09:25 pm
Here goes a great youtube video, showing you everything that there is to be seen about the CCS Cafe!
Enjoy!



I personally quite like the "The guest" clow card photo boot (sounds simple, but you had to think about that!) + magic circle in front which allow you to do more poses alone, or/and with a friend if you want to.
The food look exactly like it did in the photos!
Menus with the outward appearance of a Clow Book...of course! :D
Goods, and not only the limited and exclusive merchandise made especially for this Cafe, there seems to be all the mangas books too, and the newly released little pink and green bears too (also sold by Animate), etc..
The whole thing is really looking great! <3
 
 
01 April 2016 @ 09:48 am



April 1st is a pretty important date for CLAMP's fans, a date in which we always have expectations for..."something", but we don't know what.

And so, I thought it was time to investigate and go see what we got this year, and what was my surprise to see that (how convenient for me!), CLAMP had changed their business: they are now a Detective Agency! A detective agency which is...ON BREAK from April 1st till April 3rd, damn...






This is the notice that was on their office's door:



But I decided not to give up and go look for answers by going to see the Director, Watanuki Kimihiro:



Looks like Director Watanuki Kimihiro was planning to sleep all day and not get out of his comfy futon, but was woken up first thing in the morning with calls from their regular clients, saying that this "rest day" must be an April Fool Joke!

But it is not an April Fool Joke (XD): it is indeed their day off > looks like 2 of the staff members were playing on the veranda, it turned into a fight, and they ended up both falling from the veranda! And so, they are now being treated at the hospital, and thankfully one of them is intact, and the other only have an ankle sprain! [link]

Poor Watanuki! He is being told that if this rest day is a joke, to get up already and go cook some rice!
In all this chaos, it seems like the Detective Office mascots, both white and black Mokona, are doing fine...

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About the fake date of "closure" of their "Detective Office", CLAMP might not have had any other choice: the issue of Nakayoshi with the new CCS manga annoucement will officialy go on sale this week-end after all...so! We are getting NOTHING until said manga annoucement! (which better be something REAL good! I want to be WOW-ed!)
 
 
31 March 2016 @ 05:44 pm
Yes, it's already April 1st in Japan: Happy Birthday Sakura!

If you go to the ccs newly opened official webpage, you will be welcomed by this window with a delicious cake and even a birthday song!



And this is only the start of the day, I hope we will see and learn much more on this very special April 1st, on CCS 20th anniversary.
I remind you that today, the stamps will be sold in Japan Post and the CCS themed Cafe will also open ^_^
 
 
 
30 March 2016 @ 06:49 pm
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ANN has a summary of the new Clow Set in which the 52 card set can interact with the Clow Card book, Sealing Wand & Talking Kero plush via RFID chip. Sounds like the ultimate purchase in cosplay accessories, though you may want to ignore the prices.

Find out more about these new toys at Takara Tomy.
 
 
25 March 2016 @ 03:41 pm





「お誕生日おめでとう!さくらへのバースデーロールケーキ」

"Happy birthday!" Birthday cake roll for Sakura (1000 yen) ※ Cafe Ikebukuro Fukuoka Tenjin limited menu

「藤隆さんが冷やして持ってきてくれたぶどうゼリー」

grape jelly (700 yen) ※ cafe Sendai Okayama limited menu


「ケロちゃん大好きモダン焼き!」

(920 yen)
※ cafe Tennoji limited menu

「さくらも大好き!はにゃーんナポリタン」

pasta (napolitan) (920 yen)

「雷帝招来!小狼の冷やし翡翠麺」

Syaoran cool jade noodles (920 yen)

「木之本家の愛情運動会弁当」

Kinomoto house, athletic meeting lunch (700 yen)

「雪兎さんが買ってきてくれた「Scottish Terrier」のバゲットサンド」

Yukito's baguette, scottish terrier (920 yen)

「封印解除(レリーズ)!魔力あふれるキーマカレー」

magic overflowing qeema (920 yen)

「ケロちゃんとスッピーのエッグベネティクトプレート」

Kero & Suppi eggs and salad (1100 yen)

「「よかったら…ホットケーキ食べませんか?」さくらお手製ホットケーキ」

Sakura homemade hotcakes (1000 yen)

「知世の優雅なアフタヌーンティーセット」

Tomoyo's elegant afternoon tea set (700 yen)

「「絶対、大丈夫だよ」クロウカードのパルフェ」

"everything is going to be alright", clow card Parfait (700 yen)









"Sakura drink", "Tomoyo singing voice", "Syaoran's feelings for Sakura - melon soda"
「さくらの桜舞うドリンク」、「知世の歌声響くホワイトウォーター」、「さくらへ贈る気持ち 小狼のメロンソーダ」




"Moon soda - Yukito", "The Power of ice tea - Eriol" "Acai drink - spinel"
「雪兎のムーン・ソーダ」、「エリオルの主(あるじ)の力 アイスティー」、「スピネルのアサイードリンク

"Milk and honey - Touya", "hot orange cocoa (isn't this pudding?) - Kero"
「桃矢が作ったあったかはちみつミルク」、「ケロちゃんのほっとオレンジココア」
 
 
Since the very moment I saw it, I thought of the possibility of this artworks beinf divided into "something" (like the 9 cards in the re-edition of the manga for exmaple): and it's now clear why all the principal characters were  together > it was needed for each ot have their individual stamp!

original announcement: http://ccsakura-official.com/news/index00080000.html


They put the link to Japan Post online shop, and from the look of it, this stamp set will be available for sale starting April 1st.
★2016年4月1日(金)0時15分から「郵便局のネットショップ」でお取り扱い予定です。http://www.shop.post.japanpost.jp/

Other than that, there is an A4 clear file of this illustration, and also a letter and sticker set that will both be sold on april 1st too

そして「フレーム切手シート」のほか、
・同じく描きおろしイラストを使用した「A4クリアファイル」
・なかよし連載当時の付録を復刻した「ステッカー&レターセット」
がセットになって、さくらちゃんの誕生日である4月1日(金)より販売開始となります。
送って楽しい、もらって嬉しい切手セットです!

EDIT: the set includes:
-Frame stamp sheet (52 yen stamp x 5 sheets, 82 yen stamp x 5 sheets [seal type])
-A4 clear file folder


-Sticker

-Letter set


>>Price = 4200jpy (without tax)

source: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/414290
 
 
24 March 2016 @ 03:07 am
Just when an official homepage of Card Captor Sakura opens with a bang to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the series, together witha facebook and twitter accounts, another page silently disappears in the background...

Do you still remember CCS official online store?

They announced 10 days ago, on march 14th,  that they will be closing:

「カードキャプターさくら 公認通販SHOP」サイト閉鎖のお知らせ

平素は格別なご高配を賜り、厚く御礼申し上げます。
また、日頃よりカードキャプターさくら 公認通販SHOPをご利用下さり、誠にありがとうございます。

さて、「カードキャプターさくら 公認通販SHOP」は開設以来、
多数の皆さま方よりご利用いただいてまいりましたが、
2016年3月31日(木)をもちまして、サイトを閉鎖させていただくことになりました。

これまで「カードキャプターさくら 公認通販SHOP」をご愛顧くださりました皆さまには、
改めて御礼申し上げますとともに、サイトを閉鎖いたしますことをお詫びいたします。

大変長らくのご愛顧、誠にありがとうございました。

※2016年4月1日(金)0時以降は、ご注文を受付いたしません。
※本サービス終了に伴い、ご登録時の個人情報は弊社側で責任をもって消去及び破棄致します。

2016年3月吉日 カードキャプターさくら 公認通販SHOP

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It will closes on March 31st, 2016, right before Sakura's birthday on April 1st...
 
 
23 March 2016 @ 09:54 pm
The official CCS website is open ccsakura-official.com

and twitter account @ccsakura_info

and facebook page in case you need even more CCS.

News about the new manga will be in May's issue of Nakayoshi.