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Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card Gets US Theatrical Run


Remember, folks… no crying ’til the end.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will give Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card a theatrical run. The film will screen under the publisher’s “Crunchyroll Movie Night” banner in cinemas across the United States on January 31, February 3, and February 4.

In addition to the film, Crunchyroll will screen the “prologue” TV episode of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card.

Tickets are available via the official Crunchyroll Movie Night website. As of press time, Crunchyroll hasn’t announced whether the dubbed or subtitled version of the movie will be screened. Crunchyroll streamed a trailer for the feature, which you can check out below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MBAEhBklGo

Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card is the second film in the original Cardcaptor Sakura series. The 2000 movie was directed by Morio Asaka (Chihayafuru, NANA) at Madhouse, with Nanase Ohkawa (Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth) writing the screenplay.

Pioneer Animation (later Geneon Entertainment) released the film in North America in dubbed and subtitled formats. They described the feature as:

Sakura Kinomoto has finally captured and converted all the Clow Cards into Sakura Cards and now faces her biggest challenge yet. How is she going to tell Shaoran that she loves him…to make matters worse, some of her magical cards are missing. Apparently, someone or something is stealing them away and is erasing vast parts of town including the people she cares about! Now Sakura has to find out who is behind this if she is ever to find her friends again.

Source: Twitter (Crunchyroll)

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