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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Cafe, Necklaces, T-Shirts Debut in March

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

This season's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime is inspiring a plethora of collaborations and new merchandise this month. A themed cafe will run at Animate Cafe Fukuoka Tenjin, Good Smile x Animate Cafe Akihabara, and Good Smile x Animate Cafe Osaka Nipponbashi from March 23 to May 15.

The cafe's food menu will include "Bentō That's More Delicious When You Eat It With Good Friends" (seen above), "Sakura's Piping Hot Potato Gratin," and "Chiharu's Rare Cheese Cake." To celebrate Sakura's birthday, "Sakura's Birthday Cake" will be available at the cafe beginning on April 1, and a "Birthday Character Cake" will be available through Animate's mail order service. The cafe's beverage menu will include hot and cold drinks such as "Clear Card Lychee Soda" and "Yukito's Green Tea."

Everyone who orders from the collaboration menu will receive one of 13 exclusive coasters while supplies last. One of the coasters available at each cafe will be exclusive to that location. In addition, limited-edition merchandise available for purchase will include "Big Acrylic Stand Key Holders" and a "Clear Sweets Box With Bonus Rubber Charm."

Animate Cafe's official website is accepting reservations for the collaboration cafe now.

People who want to wear rather than eat their anime fan pride can purchase new necklaces and T-shirts. K. Uno's character jewelry and accessory brand U-Treasure unveiled four sets of three necklaces inspired by Sakura, Syaoran, and Yue.

U-Treasure will release only three of the 12 designs as necklaces. People could vote through a Twitter campaign from March 1-6 to choose the set of designs that will be made into necklaces. Three people who retweet the campaign tweet will receive necklaces.

U-Treasure will announce the results of the fan voting on April 1, and advance event sales of the necklaces will be held at the company's store in Shinjuku, Tokyo on May 13. The necklaces will then become available for purchase at the Shinjuku shop, K. Uno Order-Made Salon Meitetsu, and U-Treasure's online shop on May 14.

Cosplay retailer Cospa recently revealed Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card T-shirts and smartphone cases. The designs feature Sakura and Kero.

The items will be available through Cospa's official website and Gee!Store.com in mid-March. They will then be available at Cospa's booth at AnimeJapan on March 24 and March 25, and regular sales will begin in late April.

Finally, video rental shop and bookstore chain Tsutaya revealed new Sakura and Kero T-Card designs. Tsutaya stores throughout Japan will begin distributing the collaboration T-Cards on Wednesday, and the promotion will run until October 31.

The chain will also offer a blanket with pouch for purchase alongside the T-Card campaign. The blankets will be available for pre-order from March 7 to April 7, and the regular sales period will run from June 22 to August 22.

Additionally, Tsutaya will hold a canvas art prize campaign from March 7, 2018 to February 28, 2019. The campaign will choose a total of five people during four selection periods to receive canvases with the same art as the T-Cards and blankets.

Nazo x Nazo Gekidan will debut a "real puzzle-solving game" at bookstores throughout Japan from March 21 to April 30. Tokyo's Chiyoda ward is also collaborating with the anime for a cherry blossom festival this spring.

The anime adaptation of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga premiered on January 7. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan, and Funimation is streaming an English dub.

Sources: Anime! Anime! (link 2; Kōtarō Nakase), Comic Natalie, Dengeki Online, MoCa News

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