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Cardcaptor Sakura Gets 'New Project' to Celebrate Manga's 20th Anniversary

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
TV anime's Clow Card arc re-airs starting in April

The March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is revealing on Wednesday that CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura manga is getting a "new project" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the manga. Details of the project will be announced on a later date.

Additionally, the issue announced that NHK's BS Premium will rebroadcast the Clow Card arc of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime in April, starting on April 6.

The same issue also announced that Rin Miasa (Usotsuki Ōji to Nisemono Kanojo, Goshimei Arigatou Gozaimasu!) will begin publishing a new manga titled Dōkyūsei ni Koi o Shita in Nakayoshi's April issue.

Cardcaptor Sakura ran in Nakayoshi from May 1996 to June 2000, and Kodansha published 12 volumes of the manga from November 1996 to July 2000. Tokyopop released the series in English in two editions and Dark Horse Comics released the series in omnibus format.

An anime adaptation produced by Madhouse aired in Japan from April 1998 to March 2000. A film titled Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie premiered in Japan in 1999, and Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card followed in 2000.

NIS America licensed the anime in 2014 and re-released it in a Blu-ray Premium Edition and DVD Standard Edition in North America.

NIS America describes the story:

Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Toya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. At least she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father's study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life.

Discotek licensed Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, which was previously owned by Geneon, in 2013 and released it on home video the following year. Geneon released Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card on DVD in 2003 with a new dub cast.

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