The hunt for the Clow Cards is moving back to the anime realm!
The latest issue of Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine (July 2016) announced that CLAMP’s upcoming Cardcaptor Sakura manga project will receive an anime adaptation. More details will be revealed as they’re decided upon by the production committee.
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.
Series creators CLAMP are launching a new Cardcaptor Sakura manga series in Nakayoshi‘s July issue, which takes place after the titular Sakura graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School, in her first year of junior high school. Sakura sees a mysterious dream, and an incident takes place.
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.