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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cardcaptor Sakura Gets New Anime Project, Manga Sequel

In celebration of Cardcaptor Sakura's 20th anniversary, Kondansha's Nakayoshi magazine has announced in their July issue that a new anime project is in the works that will be announced on June 3rd.

There are no details as of yet of the upcoming anime project. In addition, Card Captor Sakura's creator, CLAMP has announced a new sequel manga series is well under way, launched in the said July issue. The new sequel will take place after the original manga where the titular character, Sakura Kinomoto graduates from Tomoeda Elementary school and entering junior high, where she sees a mysterious dream, and an incident will take place.

Can't get enough of the Cardcaptor Sakura love? NHK's BS Premium is currently airing the Clow Card arc of the 1st anime series last April 6, a book compiling of previously published illustrations that were shipped last March 24, Bandai and Max Factory released their own articulated figures of Sakura Kinomoto respectively since 2014 (Max Factory was the first to release), and GOOD SMILE COMPANY will soon be releasing their 20th Anniversary figure of Sakura.

The original Cardcaptor Sakura manga was serialized in Nakayoshi magazine from 1996 to 2000, it spanned to 12 Tankobon volumes, sold over 12 million copies. A 70-episode anime series was produced by Madhouse, originally aired from 1998 to 2000 and two movies were released, Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999) and Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (2000). Both manga and anime were released internationally.

Source: Anime News Network

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