There’s certainly something to be said for sticking with the tried and true but Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is an anime that is starting to really demonstrate that it isn’t really game to stick out its own neck. That isn’t to say the anime is bad by any means as it is perfectly watchable and for those who like a bit more of the slice of life elements it would be very good. And yet, it felt very much like I was stuck in a groundhog-day style moment as I watched them discover the upside down penguin all over again.
However, it isn’t all doom and gloom as we get to hear a conversation between Eriol and Syaoran that kind of indicates we’re getting closer to some kind of actual reveal about what is going on this season in terms of a main story line. Because so far, other than enjoying the nostalgia of seeing Sakura in cute outfits capturing cards there’s been a fair absence of actual narrative. So progress on that front is always welcome.
But for anything else we are just going to have to wait because we spent too much of this episode discussing the origin of badminton and having a teacher explain what equals means by drawing the symbol on the board and then standing directly in front of it to get any further progress. Again, people who like the slice of life moments will be having a great time. Those, like myself, who tolerate them while we wait for the more magical elements to kick in are however starting to get a little impatient.
- Episode 10: A Slightly More Relaxed Episode
- Episode 9: It’s Like The Same But Different
- Episode 8: Who Doesn’t Love Books?
- Episode 7: Some Magical Fun
- Episode 6: Not Exactly Thrilling
- Episode 5: Flower Viewing and Capturing a Card
- Episode 4: Was Anyone Surprised By That Ending?
- Episode 3: Did We Want To See Some Magic In Our Magical Girl Show?
- Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important
- Episode 1: Sakura is Still Magical
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