Here we have another episode that involves snooping around Tomoeda Elementary School at night. And of course, because it’s a Japanese school and Japanese schools always have their seven wonders of pants-wetting horror, we get several scenes of our cute little Sakura being scared shitless. Oh yeah, and she gets a cringe scene during class. Too close to home, Sakura. Too close to home.
So yeah, this was pretty much a lighter version of the second episode, since unlike The Shadow, The Song isn’t a scary fellow at all and neither are its powers.
Character establishment of the day is Tomoyo’s really pretty singing voice. That duet was simply lovely on the ears.
I really love Syaoran’s smirk when he 1‑up’d Kero by being the exposition/man of ideas for Sakura.
He was doing that to Kero the entire episode and I love it. 😛 It’s like he’s saying, “Yeah, you’re right, I didn’t really accomplish much in this episode, but at least I did SOMETHING. What about you, plush toy?”
Observation #1: Sakura Love logic says he’s subconsciously envious of Yukito, even though moon powers make him feel the clamp gays.
Observation #2: Meilin has no indoor voice.
I really love it how CLAMP projected their godly design sense onto Tomoyo. This episode’s battle costume is pretty much what I think about if you were to ask me what would be a good outfit for a “music-themed magical girl.” It projects the motif really elegantly, and the design really “pops” without being over-designed.
Now, if you told Nomura Tetsuya to design a music-theme outfit for Cardcaptor Sakura, he’ll start off by first adding a bunch of belts… [feel free to shoot me before I take anymore potshots at Mr. Square Enix Zipper Fetish]
Actually, now I’m curious. Someone do that. Someone show me what an over-designed Sakura would look like. I swear to god I’ve never seen the words “Kinomoto Sakura” and “over-designed” used in the same sentence.