CLAMPS ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ To Return After Twenty Years After First ReleaseBy Marjorie
The classic Japanese manga series "Cardcaptor Sakura" is returning and this time on the big screen, which brings Sakura fans back down memory lane. Japanese publisher CLAMP has confirmed rumors that the franchise will have a new anime.
"Cardcaptor Sakura", the classic Japanese manga series is coming back to anime scene. The announcement was made by Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in its July issue. The said return of Sakura will bring fans back down the memory lane.
According to an Anime News Network report, CLAMP published its latest version of Cardcaptor Sakura in Nakayoshi, a manga magazine. In its November issue, it said that a new anime project is underway and fans will get more updates on Cardcaptor Sakura once the periodocal releases its December issue.
Cardcaptor Sakura debuted in the 1990s in both anime and manga series. It became an instant hit with throngs of followers. It tells the story of Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary student who possess magical powers and tasked to save the world.
The crucible of the plot requires her to capture magical cards that she accidentally set free and must retrieve after being chosen by mystical guardians of the cards. If successful, she will be tested to determine whether she is worthy to be the cards' new master.
The anime series of "Cardcaptor Sakura" became popular back in 1996 and this year marks its 20th Anniversary. The anime series was produced by Madhouse and was aired in Japan from November 1996 to March 2000. It was also aired on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Teletoon. Madman Entertainment later released the TV series in Australia and New Zealand.
So, what should we expect when Sakura returns?
Earlier Anime News Network reports revealed that Sakura has already graduated from Tomoeda Elementary School and is now in her first year in junior high.
According to Rocket News 24, the specific details are yet to be revealed. There were no further details regarding the exact date of the Anime series target launch.
"Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie" will be shown in Japanese theaters on Jan. 21 next year.