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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc Prologue Anime's Promo Video, Story Intro Revealed

posted on by Egan Loo
September DVD with brand-new story linking original manga & new "Clear Card Arc"

The official website for CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura franchise began streaming a promotional video for the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Prologue - Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc Prologue: Sakura and the Two Bears) anime on Saturday. The video features the "Yakusoku no Sora" (The Promised Sky) song by Junko Iwao, the voice of Tomoyo.

The video debuted during the "Sakura Fes 2017 ~Cardcaptor Sakura Birthday Gathering~" earlier in the day. The event offered a leaflet that introduced the prologue's story in an outline. The following story introduction contains spoilers for the earlier manga and anime:

(Highlight the following white text to read spoilers) [Sakura obtained both the light and dark cards after facing off against Eriol–the reincarnation of Clow Reed–at Tokyo Tower. Just when Sakura thought her life had returned to normal, it turns out that Eriol will be returning to England… Though a bit sad, Sakura sees him off.]

The Anime Now! website posted the rest of the story introduction.

The anime will link the stories of the "Sakura Card Arc" and the "Clear Card Arc," and it takes place before the start of the "Clear Card Arc."

The special edition of the third "Clear Card Arc" manga volume will ship on September 13, and it will bundle the prologue anime. The bundle will cost 3,480 yen (about US$31).

CLAMP launched the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen sequel manga series in Nakayoshi on June 3. The manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere on NHK in January 2018.

The anime will feature a returning cast. Morio Asaka is returning from the first television anime series and two films to direct the new series at Madhouse. CLAMP's Nanase Ohkawa is handling the series composition and is writing the scripts. Kunihiko Hamada (animation director for previous TV series and two films) is the character designer.

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