Possible Cardcaptor Sakura Remake?


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There’s been this piece of news cir­cu­lat­ing around the net since this morn­ing. Appar­ent­ly the pro­duc­er of the Card­cap­tor Saku­ra ani­me express­es a desire to make a new one, in an arti­cle found in the recent issue of the ANIMEDIA magazine.

Orig­i­nal Text: 本誌は「CCさくら」を捕獲したい!!

Trans­la­tion: This mag­a­zine wants to cap­ture Card­cap­tor Sakura!!
“If the ani­me did return, it would be a re~make!”
I want to make a new Card­cap­tor Saku­ra, if pos­si­ble, but…”

Source: オタク.com (trans­la­tion by me)

Man. I per­son­al­ly love the idea of Stu­dio Mad­house pro­duc­ing a Card­cap­tor Saku­ra remake — I would go crazy. I loved the clas­sic ani­me (which, in my opin­ion, is just as good as the man­ga is), but a remake would most like­ly be more of a direct adap­ta­tion of the man­ga à la Full­met­al Alchemist Broth­er­hood, which I have no prob­lems with. The inner SyaoSaku fan­boy in me would like to see scenes in which they are mar­ried, though.

31 thoughts on “Possible Cardcaptor Sakura Remake?

    1. @Geda­ta: It took lib­er­ties, but they had CLAMP on board for the ani­me so the out­line of the plot remains the same. The spir­it of the man­ga is retained in the ani­me as well, so it’s a very good adap­ta­tion despite some devi­a­tions. Main dif­fer­ences are order of events, expand­ing the num­ber of cards, Meilin, and the end­ing (movie) hav­ing a dif­fer­ent con­flict than the man­ga (Gen­er­al idea: Saku­ra spends the last vol­ume real­iz­ing her feel­ings for Syao­ran and they are reunit­ed in Japan­ese mid­dle school; the ani­me movie intro­duces a new plot but still ends with SyaoSaku reunit­ing when they are in Japan­ese 6th year ele­men­tary school).

      When I’m done with my Card­cap­tor Saku­ra reblog, I’ll do the man­ga and delve into the differences.

  1. Hope­ful­ly it will come true since I watched some of it dur­ing my child­hood even though it had a butchered local­iza­tion. If it actu­al­ly comes true, I might watch it for nos­tal­gic val­ue. :p

    1. @chikorita157: I would total­ly watch it for the updat­ed ani­ma­tion. CLAMP in Won­der­land 2’s Card­cap­tor Saku­ra bits were eye­can­dy to look at and would make any CCS fan squeal.

  2. There is noth­ing wrong with the orig­i­nal, why a remake? I see a cow there.

    If they make a remake, They bet­ter raise the bar a lot because I cant imag­ine what they can remake any­way. They can update the ani­ma­tion, I give you that. The sto­ry? Well, it could be dark­er. Not sure.

    As They said, I would watch it just for the nostalgia.

    1. @Toon­leap: The man­ga flowed some­what dif­fer­ent­ly than the ani­me, for what it’s worth. I don’t think CCS should be dark. That would just ruin it.
      Also remem­ber that remak­ing a clas­sic does­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly mean there was any­thing wrong with it to begin with — rather, the pro­duc­er feels that CCS was mem­o­rable enough to explore again.

  3. Okay, I would def­i­nite­ly love to see a CCS remark, though read­ing the com­ments makes me think it would def­i­nite­ly be a dif­fer­ent series now than what they made back then. If they just fol­lowed the man­ga, they’d prob­a­bly fit the entire sto­ry into two cours at most. I think it was the ani­me’s fillers back in the day that actu­al­ly fleshed out all the char­ac­ters and made them all so mem­o­rable. Still, a remake of CCS would be awe­some, no complaints.

    1. @Frog: I love the expan­sion in the ani­me (I also love Meilin), but there were still things that are more elab­o­rat­ed in the man­ga, like Fuji­ta­ka being anoth­er rein­car­na­tion of Clow Reed. The man­ga cer­tain­ly focus­es more on Saku­ra’s side of things con­cern­ing her feel­ings towards Syao­ran towards the end of the series, while the ani­me focus­es more on Syao­ran’s side of that devel­op­ment. I think it would be worth a watch. 

      In the end, CCS is CCS, and as long as they kept it true to the orig­i­nal spir­it, I wel­come it. I do agree that I would rather have the orig­i­nal length of the first though. If a remake does come around, I hope it expands the sto­ry in its own way (with CLAM­P’s input, of course).

  4. If this is true, I’m not sure what to think since I’m one of the peo­ple who thinks the Card­cap­tor Saku­ra ani­me was near-per­fec­tion and bet­ter than the man­ga. I’m not against the idea of a remake, I just can’t see a rea­son for it oth­er than to revive an old fran­chise and milk a few more dol­lars from it. But despite that, if there is such a remake that will fol­low the man­ga close­ly, I’m sure I’ll watch it and like it =P

  5. @Yume­ka: I loved the old ani­me as well and thought it was bet­ter than the man­ga at cer­tain points (that ele­va­tor scene!). Nev­er­the­less, I nev­er mind them revis­it­ing an old clas­sic. As long it it keeps in spir­it of what made CCS so like­able, I don’t mind whether it’s faith­ful to the man­ga or not. 😛

  6. The pro­duc­er’s of CCS sure knows how to tease. Haha­ha. If this is true, I hope the char­ac­ters remain the way that they are. I do not care (well, maybe I do) if the sto­ry plot changes, but I am going to be so upset when the char­ac­ters change too. 

    Am I the only one who don’t think a re-make is nec­es­sary? I want­ed some kind of con­tin­u­a­tion, or a new sea­son and moviesss ._.

    But this is CCS–I’ll prob­a­bly love any­thing Clamp could offer after the amaz­ing original. 


    1. @Lisa M.: Char­ac­ters chang­ing will be very unlike­ly, they’ve stayed pret­ty much the same in every­thing they’ve been in. And since CLAMP ani­me these days rarely go with­out direct input from CLAMP (ever since the Tsub­asa ani­me fias­co), alter­ing the char­ac­ters will def­i­nite­ly not hap­pen in a remake.

  7. If that was the case then by all means but it either has to be the same or bet­ter, no butcher­ing at all or disppointment.

    I dont see much change maybe the sto­ry a bit but I think it should close­ly fol­low the same as the original.

    but expect bet­ter ani­ma­tion, oh boy that would be good!

  8. Omg yes yes YES! I will stand out­side your head­quar­ters and just throw mon­ey at you, Mad­house. DO IT.

    On a seri­ous note though, I real­ly do hope this hap­pens (and that they bring back the orig­i­nal voice cast). I’m hop­ing for some­thing sim­i­lar like with Gun­dam SEED Remas­ter HD or DBZ Kai, but I would­n’t mind if they decid­ed to be more faith­ful to the man­ga either. I just hope that it does­n’t take breaks at the end of each cour.

  9. I was a reli­gious fol­low­er of CCS back in the day and the mere pos­si­bil­i­ty of a remake gives me pal­pi­ta­tions!! Par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing to con­sid­er what kind of direc­tion the show would take. The orig­i­nal was one aimed at kids — who by this time are prob­a­bly in their 20s and hav­ing more of an appetite for avant-garde Mahou Shou­jo like Mado­ka Mag­i­ca. How would a remake look? Would we get clas­sic SyaoSaku, or are we gonna get avant-garde CCS? Dif­fi­cult deci­sion for me — while I love the nos­tal­gia spazz of the for­mer, I’d rel­ish the prospect of shounen-style Eri­ol V Saku­ra duels with Tomoyo on the side­lines film­ing via mul­ti-angle auto­mat­ed SLRs.… Or what­ev­er crazy idea CLAMP may oth­er­wise conceive!!

    Hon­est­ly though, the series is so well-known, the lega­cy it left behind so promi­nent, any­thing they release will gen­er­ate loads of hype and dis­cus­sion. Because most of those already have strong opin­ions about it, any­thing they do will prob­a­bly ruf­fle a few feath­ers one way or anoth­er. With the Eng­lish adap­ta­tion for eg, fans argued how they made bad deci­sions with so many of the grey areas. And yet despite that it became pop­u­lar, gave the series extra fans, and prompt­ed them to think and talk about what made the series spe­cial, for them. CCS is one of those things that , for some mag­i­cal rea­son or anoth­er, you just could­n’t watch and remain unmoved by what had hap­pened before you. And what­ev­er new or old direc­tion any pos­si­ble remake hap­pens, I remain hope­ful; indeed con­fi­dent, con­fi­dent of being able to relive that mag­ic again!!

  10. @Daeya­mati: Same here!
    @harry_kinomoto I per­son­al­ly hope they would stick to the same style as the clas­sic CCS.

  11. Being a rather big fan of CCS, I’d love to see it (espe­cial­ly since the ani­me is rather hard to find subbed online) and I’d love if a seri­ous com­pa­ny (Viz, Sen­tai, FUNI­ma­tion) got a hold of it before some­thing like a kid’s net­work did, so we can get an undi­lut­ed, unlo­cal­ized ver­sion (I’d love to see how they’d make Touya and Yuk­i­to’s rela­tion­ship this time, unlike on Cardcaptors

    1. @Guest: It’s actu­al­ly rather easy to find subbed online. It *was* also avail­able legal­ly with only subs by Geneon, so you might be able to pur­chase used copies online.

  12. Don’t “remake” what is not bro­ken, Clamp!!!


    Cre­ate a NEW SERIES which explores the char­ac­ters a lit­tle old­er; such as high school seniors, or young adults in their 20’s or some­thing. But DON’T “REMAKE” the old one. It is already incredible.

  13. Does any­one think syao­ran’s eye­brows are thin­ner?! I pre­fer his fuller ones. So Kawaii!

  14. Yes yes yes yessssssssssss.…..v all lyk total­ly need a new episodes of card­cap­tor.…… n if lee n saku­ra get mar­ried den totally. .…

  15. It’s fun­ny, ever since Sailor Moon got a remake (Sailor Moon Crys­tal) the only thing that kept going through my mind was that Card­cap­tor Saku­ra should get a remake, too! I would love to see it hap­pen. Yuk­i­to is my favorite char­ac­ter in the series!

    1. @Fluttershy1989: It’s bet­ter to buy the Pre­mi­um Blu-Ray set at Right­stuf, it’s way cheaper
      The Japan­ese audio is still the real draw in buy­ing it. The Ani­max dub is def­i­nite­ly bet­ter than the Nel­vana dub, FOR SURE, but it’s still pret­ty sub­par when you come down to it when it comes to act­ing. Plus, imo, Saku­ra Tange will always be the true soul of Sakura.

  16. I would love the idea of remake ccs. Come to think of it, there are a lots of missed out detail in the series com­pare to the man­ga. And they should prob­a­bly put in details how the hell the clow book got into saku­ra base­ment in the first place. Why not kinomo­to him­self a card­cap­tor? Per­haps tuoya too? But the end she was the cho­sen one. They should touch more on Syao­ran’s par­ents too as well as tomoyo. Yuk­i­to’s grand­par­ents are no where to be seen.

  17. NO remake! the orig­i­nal is pret­ty awe­some already and I would­n’t dare touch­ing it if I was CLAMP! but a sequel…that I would wel­come BIG TIME! 😉

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