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New Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Is Sequel Launching in June

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series takes place in Sakura's 1st year of junior high school

The June issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is announcing on Saturday that the members of the creative team CLAMP are launching the new Cardcaptor Sakura sequel manga series in the magazine's July issue on June 3. The manga will take place after titular character Sakura graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School, in her first year of junior high school. Sakura sees a mysterious dream, and an incident takes place.

The magazine notes that the manga series has sold over 12 million copies.

The magazine announced last month that CLAMP will publish a new manga in the franchise.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original manga. NHK's BS Premium began re-running the Clow Card arc of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime on April 6. A book compiling previously published illustrations shipped on March 24. Six Animate Cafés in Japan began hosting a Cardcaptor Sakura theme starting on April 1.

The original Cardcaptor Sakura magical girl manga series 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 series 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 television 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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