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Nakayoshi Magazine Reconfirms New Cardcaptor Sakura Anime Project


The cards grow restless once again. It’s time for Sakura to reclaim her mantle as a Cardcaptor.

The latest issue of Nakayoshi magazine (December 2016) reveals that a new Cardcaptor Sakura anime project is in the works. As of press time, no details on the format or plot are known as of press time.

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The new anime project was first announced in the July 2016 issue of Nakayoshi magazine.

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 launched a new Cardcaptor Sakura manga series in Nakayoshi‘s July issue. The series 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.

Source: Twitter (pKjd)

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