Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 22

Best daughter 2014 and forever

Best daugh­ter 2014 and forever

Here’s anoth­er great episode from the first sea­son. It was always a treat to see CLAMP delv­ing into Saku­ra’s fam­i­ly life and bonds as a focal point in an episode/chapter. If I were to rank Car­dap­tor Saku­ra’s first sea­son episodes on a tier list, the episodes about her moth­er and grand­fa­ther would cer­tain­ly be about the same as this one in terms of heartwarming.

Poor Sakura ;_;

Saku­ra real­ly does have a lov­ing and car­ing father, and Fuji­ta­ka has a real­ly lov­ing and car­ing daugh­ter. Squeeze in Touya with his own pos­i­tive descrip­tions and maybe even ghost mom and you basi­cal­ly get a real­ly func­tion­al and pret­ty awe­some fam­i­ly unit.

I just love how great of a par­ent Fuji­ta­ka is and how ten­der­ly he han­dles Saku­ra, even in a sit­u­a­tion where he’s over­worked and even after his work went down the drain (plus, that data can prob­a­bly be retrieved by some tech major at the school, right?). And see­ing how much Saku­ra loves her father by tak­ing the time to trek all the way to his uni­ver­si­ty to bring him cof­fee and snacks, help­ing around the house and mak­ing him break­fast, etc. made the whole “I acci­den­tal­ly ruined his work” scene all the more heartbreaking. 

Plus, there are char­ac­ters you can’t ever bear to see cry­ing. Saku­ra is that to me. 

Ulti­mate­ly, it made the rest of the episode all the more heart­warm­ing as well, so I’m fine with Saku­ra Tears as long as there are A+ Feel Good Smiles to be had in the end (did I ever men­tion that Tsub­asa: RESER­Voir CHRoN­i­CLE heav­i­ly abused me when it came to Saku­ra Tears?).

Behind Sakura's innocent eyes lies a...! lol jk she's a good girl

CLAMP nev­er real­ly goes into the nature of Fuji­taka’s exis­tence in the ani­me (man­ga spoil­ers), but I think that is part of the rea­son why he was­n’t flab­ber­gast­ed by his com­put­er get­ting smashed and his papers being scat­tered all over the room to begin with. “What was Saku­ra even doing in this room?” 😛 I mean, Saku­ra break­ing the com­put­er could be explained as a sim­ple acci­dent knock­ing down the books, but The Windy made quite the mess beforehand.

Kero's such a stud btw

There are some things mag­ic can’t fix.”

Kero’s quote here pret­ty much sums up why I love CLAM­P’s take on mag­ic. As kick­ass as it can be, it has lim­i­ta­tions (my favorite being “the dead can­not come back to life”).

The embodient of higher education

The Sleep card’s attack on Fuji­taka’s uni­ver­si­ty hits close to home for me as a col­lege student.

*grum­bles* Sum­mer class­es are mak­ing me sleep-deprived.







Best PE uniform

This episode’s “Leave it to Kero-chan!” talks about last episode’s PE uni­forms, while last episode’s “Leave it to Kero-chan!” talked about Meil­in’s bat­tle outfit.

Ker­oberos, why could­n’t you have done the reverse? 😛

2 thoughts on “Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 22

  1. Ya know the more I think about it, the more I’ve come to see Fuji­ta­ka as an under­rat­ed char­ac­ter in the series. After all, we are just reflec­tions of our par­ents or at least take on cer­tain traits from our par­ents. Its appar­ent to me that Saku­ra inher­it­ed her com­pas­sion, empa­thy, and hard work­ing atti­tude from her father. I think that good fathers are just unrep­re­sent­ed in todays world. CLAMP did an excel­lent job in show­ing that fathers are just as impor­tant in rais­ing a hap­py and healthy child.

    Also I would­n’t mind see­ing a side series with Fuji­ta­ka rais­ing Saku­ra after her moth­er died in the same vein as Usa­gi Drop.

    1. @TsukuyomiMagi99: Good father fig­ures def­i­nite­ly need to be rep­re­sent­ed more, espe­cial­ly the sin­gle vari­ety. I agree that Fuji­ta­ka is an under­rat­ed char­ac­ter in the series. Nature def­i­nite­ly gave Saku­ra some of Nadeshiko’s char­ac­ter­is­tics enough that there’s resem­blance (most­ly phys­i­cal­ly, I take it), but nur­ture def­i­nite­ly gave Saku­ra more of Fuji­taka’s char­ac­ter­is­tics. Essen­tial­ly, a major­i­ty of Saku­ra’s lov­able char­ac­ter­is­tics are because of him. He’s a superb father.
      That’s actu­al­ly a pret­ty cool idea. It would make a great spin-off series, I would total­ly read it if CLAMP ever drew it. Sort of reminds me of Full House, only with­out Joey and Uncle Jesse, and there’s two chil­dren instead of three.

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