Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 27 — Syaoran’s Face Turns Red

ponder

pon­der

I return from a marathon of Card­cap­tor Saku­ra on Blu-ray! I felt I should take a short break and con­tin­ue with these posts since, well, I use my PS3’s Blu-ray play­er to watch BD ani­me, and after I start­ed to switch to Disc 6, I noticed that the sys­tem was real­ly — and I mean real­ly — hot, so… yeah, I should prob­a­bly cool it down with the CCS before I can nev­er play Ate­lier Rorona ever again.

tl;dr I might wreck my PS3 because I love Card­cap­tor Saku­ra way too much.

Badass Adorable Incarnate

Move over, Bat­man

Saku­ra begins the episode by hav­ing one of her dream seer moments again, and this time Ms. Mizu­ki appears in her pre­cog­ni­tive dream.

If it wasn't obvious enough

If it was­n’t obvi­ous enough…

At this point, she’s so enig­mat­ic and mys­te­ri­ous that, on top of Syao­ran’s weary demeanor around her, these dreams sort of trick the view­er into think­ing Ms. Mizuk­i’s going to be some sort of main antag­o­nist for the series — which would def­i­nite­ly have been a first at this point, as all the ene­mies up to this point have just been the Clow Cards and their shenani­gans of the day. Of course, not every­thing is always what they appear to be.

HANYAAAAAN rules all

Saku­ra thinks she’s a good per­son, at least. The first time I watched this, that was good enough for me.

Cuter than Batman. Much cuter.

I feel like I should make a col­lec­tive fea­ture about Saku­ra’s var­i­ous cos­play one day…

Aside from that, this same dream appeared when Saku­ra first met Kero-chan and also when she first met Syao­ran, so obvi­ous­ly it must be some impor­tant event — at episode 27, you’d already notice that Saku­ra’s already caught more than half of the Clow Cards.

More magnificcent than The Thinker

I’m sure you will real­ize it your­self…”

I’m pret­ty sure this referred to either two things:

Syaoran does have chestnut brown hair

Char­ac­ter Estab­lish­ment of the Day: Meil­ing real­ly, real­ly likes chest­nuts

Third wheel Kero

So, uh…

go git drinks for us

Am I the only per­son that can vivid­ly imag­ine Kero’s true form being their chauf­feur when they go out for din­ner as adults? Com­plete with an out­fit made by Tomoyo and being paid with appe­tiz­ers.

PLANT THE SEEDS OF CUTE LOVING

100% Pure

B-BUT SHE'S NOT A BOY

100%…Juice

Saku­ra’s cute spell latch­es itself onto Syao­ran’s dere and it only grows from here.

I found this scene to be real­ly sweet. Saku­ra and Syao­ran share their feel­ings about Yuk­i­to with so much sin­cer­i­ty and, IIRC, this is their first one-on-one per­son­al con­ver­sa­tion since the Test of Courage episode. Then you see Syao­ran’s real crush on Saku­ra act up, caus­ing him to get embar­rassed about the sub­ject; also becomes flus­tered by Saku­ra’s friend­li­ness and tries to run away.

My heart. Of course as he walks away, the Return card inside the tree final­ly makes its move by tak­ing Saku­ra back in time.

MAY DECEMBER

So, Saku­ra’s lit­tle time trav­el adven­ture let’s us in on why Mizu­ki and Touya know each oth­er: Touya and Mizu­ki dat­ed in the past, when Touya was in 8th grade and while Mizu­ki was his stu­dent-teacher. I’ll just say this right now: As much as I like jok­ing about Mizu­ki being a shota­con, if you’re okay with Saku­ra’s par­ents’ stu­dent-teacher/s­tu­dent romance, you’d be a hyp­ocrite if you com­plained about this rela­tion­ship. Yes, some rela­tion­sh­iops here are real­ly ques­tion­able if you feel inclines to align it togeth­er with the trag­ic impli­ca­tions of our real­i­ty, espe­cial­ly with the age gap, but in the world of Card­cap­tor Saku­ra, love is pure and non-judg­men­tal. Much like Ter­a­da and Rika’s rela­tion­ship in the man­ga — and frankly, that’s one of the aspects I love about the series.

That aside, this lit­tle excur­sion was for us, because Saku­ra could­n’t hear a damn thing that was going on (and thus had no idea Mizu­ki had a brief thing with her broth­er). Oh yeah, and appar­ent­ly Mizuk­i’s mag­ic is pow­er­ful enough that she was about to at least vol­un­tar­i­ly fore­see every­thing from here to the present, and pos­si­bly the future.

TALLEST KID IN CLASS

By the way, Touya was in 8th grade here?! He’s frig­gin’ HUGE!

CLAMP

CLAMP

AW BOY

AW BOY

HERE IT COMES

HERE IT COMES

TOMATO MAN

/ME IS A TOMATO

DED

DED

STAHP SAKURA YOU'RE MAKING IT WORSE

STAHP TOUCHING HIM SAKURA, YOU’RE MAKING IT WORSE

Syao­ran real­ly deserved that hug. He saved the day with the Time card, which drained a bunch of his mag­ic (and now Saku­ra’s cute­ness is over­heat­ing his face, so he prob­a­bly needs med­ical atten­tion ASAP).

Kero's so handsome

While SyaoSaku con­tin­ue to do their Ship Teas­ing, Kero looks towards the moon and men­tions a being called “Yue.”

Cue a shot of Mizu­ki-sen­sei over­look­ing them from afar.

What the fuck is a Yukitoad

This week’s Kero-chan ni Omakase! talks about Touya and Yuk­i­to’s bikes.

Note: Kero always calls Yuk­i­to ゆきうさぎ (yuki usa­gi) because the kan­ji in his name lit­er­al­ly means “snow rab­bit”. Thus he’s call­ing him Snow Rab­bit instead of Yuk­i­to. The NIS Eng­lish sub­ti­tles tries to Amer­i­can­ize this by hav­ing Kero call him “Yuk­i­toad”. I think it’s pret­ty fun­ny regard­less, but make of it what you will.

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