Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】17

Yamazaki, stahp

Chi­haru: Yamaza­ki, stahp

This was one of my favorite episodes back in the day… and I sup­pose it still is. 😛 Saku­ra and her class go on a trip for some beach fun. If only my ele­men­tary school had trips like these… Yes, it’s the oblig­a­tory beach episode, guys! The episode title, “Saku­ra’s Scary Test of Courage” ((さくらのこわーいきもだめし Saku­ra no Kowa~i Kimodameshi), means that it’s also a “Haunt­ed House” episode as well.

Nowa­days I real­ize that I like its equiv­a­lent in the man­ga more, sim­ply because of mys hip­ping fan­boy­ism. There, dur­ing this trip, was one of the first times Syao­ran showed blushies towards Saku­ra. HNNNNNNNNNG

Vitrolic love is the best love

That was fast…

Les­son learned, don’t be like Yamaza­ki no mat­ter how much fun it is to troll the gullible girl. Your angry girl­friend will bury you in the sand and throw beach balls at you…




Stay-at-home husband!

Looks like we know who’s wear­ing the pants in this relationship.


(Yes, I made a kitchen joke.)

This trip was supposed to be fun!

Saku­ra’s reac­tions to ghost sto­ries nev­er cease being cute. 

As seen in almost any ani­me, sum­mer time means you must have a beach episode and tell spooky stories.

(Though, in The Melan­choly of Haruhi Suzu­miya’s case, replace “spooky sto­ry” with “mur­der mystery”.)


Guess who tells the Ghost Sto­ries.

Oh boy

Man, this sto­ry sounds sus­pi­cious­ly like the plot of this episode.

That’s not what she says, but it’s close enough. As I’ve said again and again, Tomoy­o’s prob­a­bly one of the most awe­some char­ac­ters in this series.

(…Gee, I should real­ly orga­nize an Abridged Series for Card­cap­tor Saku­ra. xD)

I hate wooden houses


I can relate with Saku­ra’s point-of-view here. I used to real­ly hate these pat­terns on wood­en walls and ceil­ings. They espe­cial­ly sucked at night.

Not to men­tion, I lived in a house like that.

May I hug you now?

May I hug you now?



Saku­ra and Syao­ran have one of their first civ­il con­ver­sa­tion in this episode. I liked this scene in both the ani­me and man­ga, albeit in dif­fer­ent ways.

In the man­ga, this con­ver­sa­tion some­what resem­bled a con­ver­sa­tion that takes place in a lat­er episode. Remem­ber, the man­ga is much short­er in com­par­i­son to the ani­me, and by this time, Syao­ran had devel­oped his crush on Saku­ra. Not to men­tion, a cer­tain Mizu­ki-sen­sei was present by the time of the sec­ond vol­ume of the Omnibus edi­tion of the manga.

In the ani­me, Saku­ra and Syao­ran have a sweet bond­ing moment, and we learn more about Syao­ran’s fam­i­ly and but­ler. Syao­ran’s still rather tsun here, so he’s not as “HNNNNNH” to Saku­ra’s ^_^, but I love how CLAMP took this plot and made it serve as pro­gres­sion to a more friend­ly rela­tion­ship in terms of the ani­me, con­sid­er­ing how long the ani­me is com­pared to the manga.

Sakura does not approve!

ほええええええ! Saku­ra does not approve of this Test of Courage!

Boooooooooo I'm a Goooooosip Stooooone

Ter­a­da-sen­sei’s ghost cos­tume remind­ed me of the Gos­sip Stones and Sheikah Stones from The Leg­end of Zel­da.

Test of Courage… Tri­force of Courage… hm.

Clow Reed you sonova bitch

Card of the day? The Erase card.

Clow Reed sure had a mor­bid sense of humor…


;_; halp

No! My future child support money!

No! My future child sup­port money!

Oh boy, more Saku­ra and Syao­ran moments! Syao­ran helps Saku­ra emo­tion­al­ly over­come her fear, stay calm despite the sit­u­a­tion, and she ends up sav­ing the day. I love this dynam­ic of their romance.

I par­tic­u­lar­ly liked this one dia­logue exchange between the two in the man­ga’s equiv­a­lent as well. It went some­thing like this…

Saku­ra: *sniff* “You’re nice.…
Syao­ran: “o///o I-…I’m just soft on cry­ba­bies…

Why so tsun­dere, Syao­ran?!



Con­sid­er this my wed­ding ring to you…

Consider that my wedding ring


This is not natural, man!

You’d think the group would be more freaked out at the fact that don’t they don’t remem­ber any­thing after going in that creepy cave.

Stupid Sexy Yukito

At the end of the episode, Yamaza­ki, as usu­al, tells a lie about beach vol­ley­ball being an ancient deter­min­er of who gets their roman­tic wish­es grant­ed. Nat­u­ral­ly, Saku­ra and Syao­ran start duk­ing it out over Yuk­i­to. The scene’s very, very amusing. 😛

The man­ga ver­sion is amus­ing in anoth­er way. After some tsuntsun exchanges with Saku­ra, he just gazes at her with a beat red face in the last pan­el (which I linked to at the begin­ning of the post).

Leave it to Kero-chan! Enjoy these outfits.


Girl’s swim wear.

Danshi bromance

Boy’s swim wear.

CLAMP are godly at outfits

Out­door uniform.

(I swear, at first I thought they were hold­ing hands.)

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