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.
The episode sets up some nice welcomed screen-time for Naoko after she finds a mysterious “write your own continuation” book at the bookstore.
But first it’s Cardcaptor time!
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).
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.
LOOKS LIKE WE’RE HAVING SUSHI TONIGHT
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*
Hey, it’s Satoko!
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.)
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?
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.
SORRY SAKURA, MAHOU SHOUJO AND KAIJUU FILMS AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS THAT WE’RE GONNA PARODY IN THIS SERIES.
OH MY GOD, SHE’S ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IT. SHE’S GONNA DO IT.
YES, SHE DID IT! SAKURA TURNED INTO AN ULTRAMAN.
JESUS SAKURA, I’m dying from laughter right now, help.
(How do people in Tomoeda not wake up from that?)
“HOLD IT RIGHT THERE, YOU MONSTER.”
“I’ve seen this before on TV!”
Also, look at Syaoran’s face. He’s literally feeling Sakura’s embarrass (
they are perfect for each other).
Unfortunately our Ultraheroine is overpowered by the swirly dargon. ;_;
If only, Meilin, if only.
PLEASE DON’T BULLY GIANT SAKURA
Well, looks like Sakura got lucky this time. Naoko went to sleep.
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
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.
“Did I just experience something supernatural?!”
Only Naoko would be pleasantly surprised at things mysteriously disappearing in the middle of the night.
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.
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.