Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 9: It’s Like The Same But Different

Review:

Cardcaptor9b

We’re back to the aquarium in this episode of Cardcaptor Sakura, and in the nature of modern anime being self-aware, even the characters have noted (first Yue at the beginning of the episode and Sakura and Syaoran while on their date) that the similarities between collecting the clear cards and the original Clow Cards are stacking up. I’d be willing to concede that this point might have been made in the source and may not be a symptom of modern shows but it is definitely fitting right in with the trend.

However, we then get absolute evidence of the similarities between the events when Sakura and Syaoran’s date is interrupted at the aquarium in more or less the exact spot Sakura had previously encountered a card.

Cardcaptor9c
These two are too cute.

Anyway, like last time, Sakura decides to sneak into the aquarium, only she won’t be going alone and we get a real dose of inept security and very lucky kids that apparently won’t get caught even when blatantly trespassing (though it is probably too late to call out Cardcaptor on that front).

Cardcaptor9e
Not suspicious at all. 

While a lot of this episode seems to fixate on recreating the past to forge a link between those events and these ones, they don’t drop the ball for the capture. We get a fairly extraordinary chase sequence using a range of cards and Syaoran actually gets to use his magic for real. It’s a pretty impressive end to a fairly delightful episode, even if I wish they weren’t telegraphing how similar these events are because to be honest, I’d prefer they came up with a few more original ideas for this arc.

 


Affiliate Product Link:

Cardcaptor-Movie.jpg

Cardcaptor Sakura The Movie


Previous Reviews:


Thanks for reading.

Karandi James

avatar

If you enjoyed this post and would like to see Patreon2more great content on this blog, consider becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month.

Thoughts on Anime.jpg

Another way you can support the content here is by buying a copy of ‘Thoughts on Anime 2017‘ as an ebook. It contains a selection of reviews, features and top 5 lists from 2017 and while the content is available free on the site, this is a great way to give a one off show of support for the blog. It is available for $3.99.

Finally, you can use the affiliate link to shop at Play-Asia.com ifPlay-Asia.com - Play-Asia.com: Online Shopping for Digital Codes, Video Games, Toys, Music, Electronics & more you are interested in anime, soundtracks, figures or games. Should you use the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the purchase price.

 

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 9: It’s Like The Same But Different

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s