Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 21

Slow and steady

I swear, almost all of the school-relat­ed ani­ma­tions I’ve watched dur­ing my child­hood always had at least one episode about run­ning a marathon. And in those, some­one always gets a leg injury lead­ing to heart­warm­ing help, etc.

Card­cap­tor Saku­ra isn’t exempt from this. This was one of those episodes. 😛

CLAMP does the best slapstick chibi swirly eyes

Clas­sic ani­me expres­sions. CCS knows how to press the right but­tons.

This episode pro­vides some more char­ac­ter estab­lish­ment for Meilin. Her intro­duc­to­ry episode already showed us a bit of these char­ac­ter­is­tics, but this episode fur­ther serves to show­case how devot­ed, stub­born, and rash she can be. She does­n’t like to fall behind and she’ll do any­thing to keep up with the oth­er char­ac­ters, espe­cial­ly when it comes to Syao­ran. It’s not made extreme­ly appar­ent until lat­er on in the series, but she does­n’t want to be con­sid­ered a bur­den to him.

oh uh

He looks mis­er­able

Also, anoth­er char­ac­ter estab­lish­ment in this episode is that Syao­ran real­ly does care about Meilin despite how both­ered he is by her insist­ed pres­ence, even though it’s not in a roman­tic way. It goes with­out say­ing that any of the ear­ly episodes that show­cased Syao­ran’s dere side are ones that I par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoy watch­ing.

Could use a lit­tle less abuse though.

hang in there man

ded

no bully

No bul­ly pls

Saku­ra says no to Syao­ran-bul­ly­ing!

cool chinese characters man

Reaf­fir­ma­tion #1 The Rash­in­ban is real­ly cool

Reaf­fir­ma­tion #2…

RELEASE!

Card­cap­tor Saku­ra has the best “stock” ani­ma­tions.

magical boy series when

Ever.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There’s always so much atten­tion-to-detail and qual­i­ty in these “stock” ani­ma­tions. I real­ly love Mad­house.

I’m tempt­ed to one day com­pile every “stock” footage in the series that show­cas­es Saku­ra and Syao­ran in dif­fer­ent out­fits because they’re that nice to look at (I’ll upload it to YouTube or some­thing).

Any­way, the Clow Card of the day is The Loop. Its pow­ers are kind of in the realm of night­mares… at least to me. Here, its mag­ic forces Saku­ra, Syao­ran, and Meilin to run around in a cir­cle with­out know­ing it. Know imag­ine it run­ning amok in those creepy hotel hall­ways. No end in sight. *shiv­ers*

Who says these aren't chinesecartoons

Reaf­fir­ma­tion #3 CLAM­P’s cloth­ing designs are to die for.

Also, I take back the scle­ra com­ment from my last post. That’s just part of the style these “Leave it to Kero-chan” shots are going for, appar­ent­ly. lol

2 thoughts on “Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 21

  1. I have to admit, I did­n’t real­ly like Meilin much at first. She tend­ed to grate on my nerves as to how clingy she was towards Syao­ran. I think it was around the time of the Twin Card episode where she and Saku­ra spent the night togeth­er that she kin­da grew on me. Although per­son­al­ly part of my resent­ment towards her was because I want­ed to see Syao­ran’s rela­tion­ship with Saku­ra grow.

    1. @TsukuyomiMagi99: I can under­stand that. Back when I first watched CCS, Meilin did­n’t grow on me until lat­er, for much of the same rea­sons. At first, she comes off as a clingy & jeal­ous “third wheel” girl and noth­ing more, a char­ac­ter mold which I usu­al­ly dis­like. In the end though, I real­ly did end up lik­ing her (Twin Card episode solid­i­fied that) and loved how SyaoSaku was han­dled in the ani­me from then on (though I’d be starv­ing if it was­n’t for the orig­i­nal man­ga pro­vid­ing even more of its own cute ren­di­tion, Super Size Me).

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