12 Days of Anime, Final Day: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Image Cred­it: sky (free­dom) from Pixiv

Mer­ry Christ­mas to all my read­ers and every­one in the ani­me blo­gos­phere! Hope you’re hav­ing fun with hol­i­day fes­tiv­i­ties and such.

This post will con­clude my “12 Days of Ani­me” posts, but I will con­tin­ue to reflect upon 2012 once New Years rolls around.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A sword is a weapon to kill...

One cross-shaped scar…

[First Day]

Haruhi shapes the world...literally

Two godly novels…

[Sec­ond Day]

Fanime 2012

Three pals at Fanime…

[Third Day]

Elise Lutus is my loli queen, yup yup

Four Apple Gummis…

[Fourth Day]

Jet, you killjoy!

Five Right Stuf deals…

[Fifth Day]

Madoka will unwrap Ultimate Madoka as a selfcest Christmas present

Six grief seeds…

[Sixth Day]

Freeza is so insignificant now...

Seven Dragon Balls…

[Sev­enth Day]


Eight picky buyers… 

[Eighth Day]

This blog aint no Prinny

Nine resurrections…

[Ninth Day]

Friendship is good, not magic

Ten Little Busters…

[Tenth Day]

The original woop woop

Eleven dead victims…

[Eleventh Day]

Forever magical!

Twelve Clow Cards, and a partridge in a pear tree!

Anoth­er trip down nos­tal­gia lane, I’ve rewatched the Card­cap­tor Saku­ra ani­me in HD over two times this year and found that the love I had for the series years ago still holds strong today. I found that even today, the friend­ly and charm­ing atmosphere/setting, the inno­cent char­ac­ters, the catchy OST, the sweet bits of romance and the over­all mes­sage that love tran­scends gen­der and age still cap­ti­vates me as much as it did when I was a kid. It was extreme­ly fun start­ing a “nos­tal­gic rewatch” blog­ging project that intends to cov­er the remas­tered episodes and movies. I’ll prob­a­bly fin­ish that up dur­ing the upcom­ing year.

I’ve also start­ed to col­lect the omnibus edi­tions of the man­ga this year. I’ve got to hand it to Dark Horse: the pages are real­ly clear, large in size, and high-qual­i­ty, and CLAM­P’s art­work looks as pret­ty as ever because of the qual­i­ty of the print­ing and the sup­posed remas­ter­ing done by CLAMP them­selves. I absolute­ly love the col­ored illus­tra­tions that they’ve includ­ed in these sets. Best of all the, the trans­la­tion is much bet­ter than when Toky­opop owned it. Kind of miss the “hoe~“ ‘s they added to Saku­ra’s dia­logue, though. Eh, I sup­pose that peo­ple who have not watched the ani­me in Japan­ese and are not pro­fi­cient in Japan­ese pro­nun­ci­a­tion would assume that Saku­ra was run­ning around call­ing peo­ple… you know. 😛 Not much of a loss, though it would have been hilarious.

2012 was total­ly a great year for me in terms of Card­cap­tor Saku­ra. I’ve always loved the series, and it prob­a­bly always will be my favorite shou­jo series, but this year def­i­nite­ly revi­tal­ized my love of it to its for­mer glory.

I guess that con­cludes my end of the “12 Days of Chi­nese Car­toons Ani­me” project. Be sure to stick around for oth­er posts that reflect on Twen­ty Twelve as the new year comes closer.


(*sigh* Good riddance.)

2 thoughts on “12 Days of Anime, Final Day: Merry Christmas!

  1. Mer­ry Christmas!
    I com­mend you on stick­ing with the song, it came togeth­er quite nice­ly =P
    You know, hon­est­ly I keep read­ing good things about Card­cap­tors Saku­ra and i can hard­ly remem­ber watch­ing it when I was a kid. Must have been one ani­me that slipped past my view back then, who knows.I may just have to put it on my watch list.

    1. @Shikon: Hm, I think I have a good expla­na­tion for that. The series suf­fered from an unfaith­ful dub that sucked the charm of the orig­i­nal series out (cut episodes, com­plete­ly altered char­ac­ters, etc) much in the same vein as the orig­i­nal One Piece dub. If it weren’t for that, I think it would have caught on to a wider audi­ence, since the subbed releas­es on DVD did fair­ly well if not better.

      I absolute­ly rec­om­mend giv­ing Card­cap­tor Saku­ra a go. 🙂 A sol­id shou­jo series that’s a good exam­ple of a watch­able chil­dren’s show.

      Also, hope you had a good Christmas!

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