Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important

Review:

I have to say that while watching this episode I have the distinct impression I may have outgrown Cardcaptor to the point where not even the nostalgia lens made the first fifteen minutes of this episode feel like anything but dragging. We did get the initial buzz from Tomoyo who continues to know exactly what she cares about and is already planning and making costumes for the coming trouble.

But otherwise we get some exchange between Syaoran and Sakura, we get the girls in an art class, Sakura watching Syaoran play soccer, lunch with friends where we’ll discuss the other character who hasn’t shown up yet, before we’ll go home and make a cheesecake and really it just stretches. In fairness, this is a pretty typical Cardcaptor episode and it looks gorgeous, so I kind of had to draw the conclusion that it is me that has moved on from this rather than the show not delivering.

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Despite that, when the business of weird stuff happening and capturing a card came around, we weren’t left disappointed.

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And as always, the capture itself looked amazing. No wonder Tomoyo wants to film Sakura all the time.

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However, do those few moments of nostalgia happiness in the first half and a couple of minutes of magic make for an overall enjoying viewing experience? I’m going to try a couple more episodes before I answer that question and see whether I’ve lost the magic of this show.


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22 thoughts on “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important

  1. I guess you’ve answered your own question. You’ve out grown the series. It happens. Still will be interesting to read what you think of it. And yeah do agree with you on the show.

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    1. I’m still kind of hoping I’ll fall in love with it again so I’m pushing forward at this point but eventually I’ll have to look at whether I am honestly enjoying the show or if I am enjoying my memory of the show.

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  2. omg yeeees I love this show. Even if the dialogue IS TERRIBLE (like absolute trash), the artwork and costume designs were always amazing. I love that they made sakura wear something different for almost every encounter to keep each one unique and fresh.

    I would have to say my favorite episode was The Flower card. Only one that was actually sad.

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  3. I share similar feelings towards this sequel as a whole. It has the same fluffiness that I remember, but I don’t know if while the characters have grown the series will grow with them. I want to see something moving forward and if it retains the same Cardcaptor Sakura flavour I don’t know how much I can sit for. I often think of things returning as a way to give the audience a bit of the same, but to say something different through its characters getting older like in Logan or the last season of Samurai Jack. I’m also hoping that it just doesn’t rely on the nostalgia of the past.

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    1. Though, for a younger audience who may have only found Cardcaptor recently, this series is certainly giving them exactly what they would want to see. Yeah, I may have just outgrown it. I’m still leaving this as a must watch for now because it has been undeniably well made but I may not still be loving it in a few weeks just because my tastes have moved on.

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