REFLECTIONS: Cardcaptor Sakura ~

Key that hides the pow­er of the stars, show your true form before me.
I, Saku­ra, com­mand you under our con­tract…
Release!

Admit it. No one decent in the ani­me fan­dom would­n’t know about Card­cap­tor Saku­ra. It will have, and always has, a place in my heart as the first ani­me that real­ly touched my heart, and the first ani­me I love not being able to ful­ly retal­i­ate from a hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble re-write dub. I’m not even going to men­tion the crap I know as Card­cap­tors after this sen­tence. Every sin­gle episode of the series has giv­en me a warm feel­ing inside and made me feel good because of the light­heart­ed, yet well-devel­oped char­ac­ters and sto­ry. You just don’t feel like hat­ing any of the char­ac­ters… to me at least. The first ani­me where I real­ly got attached to the char­ac­ters like nev­er before. It’s right up there next to Shana as my favorite series (Haruhi does­n’t count because it’s every­one’s favorite 😛 /lawl). “Hoé~” will also always be one of my most beloved char­ac­ter man­ner­isms, right next to “Uruchsai uruchsai uruchsai!

MADHOUSE did a great job in ani­mat­ing it too, it looked like they put alot of effort in it like I know they did. I esspe­cial­ly liked how they rean­i­mat­ed and redrew the spell sequences almost every episode (due to Saku­ra’s ever-chang­ing out­fits) instead of reusing the same stock footage over and over again. That’s what I call qual­i­ty work.

Though, I’d say, a big rea­son to actu­al­ly watch it is the devel­ope­ment of Saku­ra and Syao­ran’s rela­tion­ship. Cute cou­ple! Any ani­me fan who does­n’t know about these two, I’ll per­son­al­ly slap in the back of the head. I liked how Saku­ra grew from hav­ing a child­hood crush on Yuk­i­to, to real­iz­ing that Yuk­i­to isn’t her “num­ber one”, to real­iz­ing that her num­ber one was Syao­ran and how Syao­ran delt with his feel­ings. My only gripe with the series is that it strayed too far from the man­ga’s end­ing. I mean, the last vol­ume of the man­ga prat­i­cal­ly focus­es on Saku­ra’s real­iza­tion of her feel­ings for Syao­ran, while the ani­me real­ly kind of rushed it at the end and saves Saku­ra’s con­fes­sion for the last movie (which was still very good).

Also…

Does it look like she’d… well… make it? At least let us see their last embrace in the series to let us know if she’s alive or not! ;; lol

Many thanks to Geneon and Toky­opop for bring­ing Card­cap­tor Saku­ra some jus­tice in Amer­i­ca with a good Eng­lish dub of the sec­ond movie and bring­ing the man­ga (not the first edi­tion. The first edi­tion was yuck) to the Unit­ed States!

One thought on “REFLECTIONS: Cardcaptor Sakura ~

  1. I LOVE CCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ESPECIALLY SAKURA AND SHAORAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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