This truly is a grand reunion project, isn’t it?

The latest issue of Nakayoshi Magazine (February 2017) reveals new details on the 2018 Cardcaptor Sakura anime series. The magazine reveals that Nanase Ohkawa (Magic Knight Rayearth, Blood-C) will return to the project to take charge of series composition.

The new Cardcaptor Sakura anime will hit Japanese TV in January 2018.

The new series, which adapts the recent “Clear Card Chapter” of the manga, will be directed by Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, My Love Story!!, Chihayafuru) at Madhouse.

Several cast members are also returning to the project, including:

  • Sakura Kinomoto: Sakura Tange
  • Cerberus/Kero: Aya Hisakawa
  • Tomoyo Daidouji: Junko Iwao
  • Syaoran Li: Motoko Kumai
  • Yukito Tsukishiro: Megumi Ogata
  • Toya Kinomoto: Tomokazu Seki

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 original 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.

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