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Anime Expo Holds World Premiere of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc Prologue Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Producer Chiyo Kawazoe will hold Q&A at July 1 premiere

Kodansha Comics announced on Monday that it will present the world premiere of the Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card-hen Prologue: Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc Prologue: Sakura and the Two Bears) video anime at the Anime Expo convention on July 1. The anime's producer Chiyo Kawazoe will be present for a Q&A session and giveaways.

The official website for the franchise previously streamed a promotional video for the anime in April. The video features the "Yakusoku no Sora" (The Promised Sky) song by Junko Iwao, the voice of Tomoyo.

The anime features a returning cast.

The anime will link the stories of the "Sakura Card Arc" and the "Clear Card Arc." The story takes place after the final confrontation in the Sakura Card arc of manga and anime. After seeing Eriol off as he goes back to England, Sakura starts to sort through her feelings for Syaoran. Before being able to find her answer, she hears that Syaoran will return to Hong Kong. She then starts to make a certain item.

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.

This year's Anime Expo convention will run from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30.

Guests at this year's convention include live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film director Fumihiko Sori and lead actor Ryōsuke Yamada, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series author Fujino Ōmori, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga co-creator Yūto Tsukuda, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, designer and artist Kimihiko Fujisaka, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross singer and voice actress Mari Iijima, and The Legend of Zelda manga creator duo Akira Himekawa.

Musicians ☆Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid, and Pa's Lam System will perform at the convention's Neon District concert this year. Ali Project, Minori Chihara, GARNiDELiA, Konomi Suzuki, angela, Mashiro Ayano, Wake Up, Girls!, Walküre's Minori Suzuki and JUNNA, Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aquors, and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls will also perform at Anisong World Matsuri. The virtual idol character Miss Monochrome will also host a concert at the event, and original character designer and voice actress Yui Horie will be in attendance. The convention will also host Lemona Design's "Lemon & Sugar" franchise.

The event will host the U.S. Preliminary for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) during the masquerade on July 2. Additionally, the event will screen the world premiere of the live-action Tokyo Ghoul film on July 3. Toei Animation will also host a Dragon Ball Super-themed scavenger hunt.

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