Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Promo Video Showcases New Character Akiho
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga began streaming a new promotional video focusing on new character Akiho Shinomoto on Friday. In the video, Akiho introduces herself and Sakura says she and Akiho are somehow similar. To this, Akiho responds that she hopes she and Sakura can be friends, and Sakura agrees.
The anime will premiere on NHK BS Premium at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The anime will then repeat on Fridays at 11:45 p.m. Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs in Japan, and Funimation will stream the dub on FunimationNow. NHK reported earlier this month that the series will have 26 episodes.
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 with costume and card designs by CLAMP's Mokona. Masafumi Mima is directing the sound, and Takayuki Negishi is composing the music. NHK, Kodansha, and NHK Enterprise are producing.
The main returning cast includes:
Aya Hisakawa as Keroberos
Junko Iwao as Tomoyo Daidōji
Motoko Kumai as Syaoran Li
Megumi Ogata as Yukito Tsukishiro/Yue
Tomokazu Seki as Tōya Kinomoto
Nozomu Sasaki as Eriol Hiiragizawa
Emi Shinohara as Kaho Mizuki
- Hideyuki Tanaka as Fujitaka Kinomoto
- Yumi Touma as Spinel Sun
- Ryoka Yuzuki as Nakuru Akizuki/Ruby Moon
- Issei Miyazaki as Takashi Yamazaki
- Miwa Matsumoto as Chiharu Mihara
- Emi Motoi as Naoko Yanagisawa
New characters include:
Natsuki Hanae as Yuna, who takes care of Akiho. He is good at making delicious black tea and sweets.
CLAMP launched the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card sequel manga series in Nakayoshi on June 3, 2016. The manga's third volume shipped on September 13, and a special edition bundled the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Prologue - Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma OVA. The manga series now has more than 1.5 million copies in print.