Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 31 — ULTRA SAKURA

Sakura kaijuu ja nai mon!

さくら怪獣じゃないもん!

This was an excel­lent episode, and def­i­nite­ly one of my top picks from the first sea­son. Main­ly because it’s one of the more out­landish CCS episodes out there — and it helps that there are two Clow Cards in this episode as opposed to the pre­vi­ous episodes where there were only one each.

Note: This episode amus­ing­ly starts with a repeat of Saku­ra’s first episode mono­logue about Touya and how she wished she would grew big and stepped on the big meanie.

Naoko screentime!

The episode sets up some nice wel­comed screen-time for Naoko after she finds a mys­te­ri­ous “write your own con­tin­u­a­tion” book at the book­store.

Best yuri couple

But first it’s Card­cap­tor time!

please don't be like praying mantis-san

I love how Tomoyo just keeps film­ing like a boss

This episode was just chock full of wild humor, which is why I love it. The shenani­gans with The Big gave us gold­en gems such as: “What do stray cats eat in Japan?!” — Li Meil­ing

Which why I nev­er got how a minor­i­ty of fans could actu­al­ly pre­fer the Card­cap­tors dub’s attempt at mak­ing it a “dark­er and seri­ous” action series devoid of any oth­er emo­tion. Love, humor, kind­ness, tons of cute­ness, sad­ness, hope, etc. all define Card­cap­tor Saku­ra to me and to tear that all apart is rip­ping out its very soul. I sup­pose they’re a minor­i­ty for a rea­son (I can nev­er under­stand how they could pre­fer the brat­ty Saku­ra Aval­on to the cute and kind Saku­ra most of us all know and love).

Daaaaw

Either this cat is actu­al­ly real­ly friend­ly or Syao­ran’s real­ly good with cats (Saku­ra in a cat out­fit?).

Con­sid­er­ing how a cat basi­cal­ly com­mit­ted the only mur­der in this series in “Saku­ra’s Lit­tle Adven­ture”, I’m inclined to go with the for­mer.

SUSHI SUSHI SUSHI

LOOKS LIKE WE’RE HAVING SUSHI TONIGHT

Big Card, Small Problem

Luck­i­ly for Saku­ra, the Big card is one of those paci­fist cards that will­ing­ly lets itself get cap­tured with­out much of a fight.

I mean, just imag­ine if it weren’t a pacif­ic and it unleashed an army of giant spi­ders. *shiv­er*

Sup Satoko

Hey, it’s Satoko!

;_; GHOSTS

Oh boy, the Cre­ate card. I’m actu­al­ly real­ly sur­prised that there weren’t ghosts run­ning ram­pant around Tomoe­da at this point. I mean, it’s Naoko, hor­ror extra­or­di­naire.

(But yeah, here we find out through Syao­ran that beings with­out mag­i­cal abil­i­ties are unable to see ghosts — so some­one like Meil­ing is able to see some­thing, it’s def­i­nite­ly not a ghost.)

Best imagination

Uh… Naoko’s imag­i­na­tion is cer­tain­ly inter­est­ing.

If I recall cor­rect­ly, Naoko has an affin­i­ty for swirly eyes? Could it be that her long-dis­tance boyfriend allud­ed to in that CLAMP no Kise­ki inter­view is a boy with swirly eyes?

GOJIIIIIRAAAA

うわーーーーー! ゴジラーーーーー!

A kai­juu is head­ed towards the city.

A kai­ju­uu is head­ing towards the city.

Card­cap­tor Saku­ra… You con­stant­ly remind me why I love you so much.

HNNNNNNNG

SORRY SAKURA, MAHOU SHOUJO AND KAIJUU FILMS AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS THAT WE’RE GONNA PARODY IN THIS SERIES.

CARD MAKE MY MONSTER GROW

OH MY GOD, SHE’S ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IT. SHE’S GONNA DO IT.

MOE X 1000, YOU CAN DO IT

YES, SHE DID IT! SAKURA TURNED INTO AN ULTRAMAN.

HOOOOOOOOEEEEEEH~!

HOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH~!

JESUS SAKURA, I’m dying from laugh­ter right now, help.

(How do peo­ple in Tomoe­da not wake up from that?)

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE, YOU MONSTER.

MEILING PLS

I’ve seen this before on TV!”

MEILING PLS

Also, look at Syao­ran’s face. He’s lit­er­al­ly feel­ing Saku­ra’s embar­rass (they are per­fect for each oth­er).

PULL BACK

Unfor­tu­nate­ly our Ultra­heroine is over­pow­ered by the swirly dar­gon. ;_;

Can’t you use that what­ev­er-cut­ter?

If only, Meilin, if only.

NO GIANT BULLYING

PLEASE DON’T BULLY GIANT SAKURA

Thank goodness

Huh…?

Well, looks like Saku­ra got lucky this time. Naoko went to sleep.

Giant magical mechas

I love how small the cards seem now that Saku­ra’s the largest woman in the uni­verse. What­ev­er you do, dear, don’t clench your fists.

no such thing as too much cute, things can only get even more cute

No such thing as too much cute

All there is, is even more cute. If reg­u­lar Saku­ra was already cute enough to break the moe meter, Big Saku­ra is cute enough to break the uni­verse.

Naoko-chan ur weird

Did I just expe­ri­ence some­thing super­nat­ur­al?!”

Only Naoko would be pleas­ant­ly sur­prised at things mys­te­ri­ous­ly dis­ap­pear­ing in the mid­dle of the night.

Devious Sakura

I have the pow­er, biotch!

Oh boy, a book ends end­ing in an episode about a book. Fit­ting­ly an amus­ing end to end an amus­ing episode: we get a scene the next morn­ing with Touya’s usu­al “mon­ster” teas­ings, and Saku­ra just shrug­ging it off because…

…now she real­ly can turn big and step on him. Any­time.

BADASS ADOOOORABLE

This bat­tle con­s­tume is not only cute, but it’s pret­ty much the most valiant cos­tume we’ve had so far. Which is obvi­ous­ly fit­ting because Saku­ra briefly turned into ULTRAMAN and start­ed fight­ing a giant mon­ster.

Also, Kero brings up a good point about Tomoy­o’s design and mate­ri­als: this bat­tle cos­tume was able to retain its shape when Saku­ra grew. That sounds real­ly famil­iar. Per­haps Tomoyo has access to.… Saiya-jin tech­nol­o­gy?

I would­n’t be sur­prised.

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