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CLAMP Working On A New Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Project


Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Cover 001 - 20160302The quest to capture the Clow Cards begins anew!

The latest issue of Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine revealed that CLAMP is working on a new manga in the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise. Though there are no details about the project, Nakayoshi the series will ultimately run in Nakayoshi. The wording of the announcement indicates that the title won’t be a long-running project. The magazine’s March issue first revealed that Cardcaptor Sakura would get a new project

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cardcaptor Sakura. The originally series ran in the pages of Nakayoshi from May 1996 through June 2000, spanning a total of 12 collected volumes. To celebrate the anniversary, NHK’s BS Premium network will re-air the “Clow Card” arc of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime series starting on April 6. In addition, an artbook, which compiles various illustrations from the series, will hit Japanese retailers on March 24, and six Animate Cafes will be decked out in a Cardcaptor Sakura style starting on April 1.

The Cardcaptor Sakura anime series originally ran from 1998 through 2000, spanning a total of 70 episodes. Morio Asaka (Chihayafuru, My Love Story!!, Nana) directed the project at Madhouse, with Kumiko Takahashi (Snow White with the Red Hair, DNA²) providing character designs. Nanase Ohkawa (Blood-C, Magic Knight Rayearth 2) was in charge of series composition. The show would go on to spawn two films, a theatrical short, and an OVA spinoff.

The show was first released in the west by Nelvana, who released a dubbed and heavily edited adaptation under the title Cardcaptors. Geneon Entertainment would go on to release the show in uncut format.

NIS America currently holds the domestic rights to the title, which they describe as:

Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Toya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. At least she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father’s study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life.

Discotek currently holds the rights to Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie. Dark Horse currently handles the original manga.

Source: Anime News Network

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