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…

-OTP TANGENT-

CHOPCHOPCHOP

CHOP CHOP CHOP

Stay-at-home husband!

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

-END OTP TANGENT-

(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”.)

DON'T DO THAT!

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

THESE! THESE!!!

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?

No

No.

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?!

-OTP TANGENT-

=)

Con­sid­er this my wed­ding ring to you…

Consider that my wedding ring

-END OTP TANGENT-

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.

Joshi

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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