CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Gets New Anime Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The July issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is announcing on June 3 that CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura manga is inspiring a new anime project. The issue is not revealing any other information about the project, but stated that more details will be announced after they are decided.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original manga. CLAMP are also launching a new Cardcaptor Sakura sequel manga series in the magazine's July issue. 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 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. The manga series has sold over 12 million copies. Tokyopop released the series in English in two editions, and Dark Horse Comics later 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. 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.