Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc Manga Gets TV Anime Series in January 2018
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The January issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is revealing on December 1 that CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc) sequel manga is getting a television anime series adaptation that will premiere on NHK in January 2018. Morio Asaka is returning from the first television anime series and two films to direct the new series at Madhouse.
The anime will feature the following returning cast:
- Sakura Tange as Sakura Kinomoto
- Aya Hisakawa as Keroberos
- Junko Iwao as Tomoyo Daidōji
- Motoko Kumai as Syaoran Li
- Megumi Ogata as Yukito Tsukishiro
- Tomokazu Seki as Tōya Kinomoto
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original manga. CLAMP launched the Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen sequel manga series in Nakayoshi's July issue on June 3. Kodansha will publish the first compiled volume on December 2. The manga takes place after titular character Sakura graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School, and is now 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.