Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 13: A Visit From A Friend

A different kind of episode with no card being captured and yet somehow this was still sort of entertaining. What did you think? Meilin's return was kind of fun, though I kind of think the mature and settled Meilin wasn't as interesting as the more feisty version we used to know. The same could be … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 13: A Visit From A Friend

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 12: School, Card, Capture.

It is probably more my mood this week than anything else, but I really found myself watching the time as this episode wound its way along the usual path. Certainly they have now made it pretty obvious what they've been hinting at all season in regards to the hooded figure in the dream so even … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 12: School, Card, Capture.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 11: And The Penguin Is Upside Down, Again

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 … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 11: And The Penguin Is Upside Down, Again

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 10: A Slightly More Relaxed Episode

This anime continues to run hot and cold for with episode 10 of Cardcaptor feeling like a real step back after the fantastic capture sequence we had in episode 9. This episode features Sakura alone at home when Akiho comes over and the two play house for awhile before not one, but two cards show … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 10: A Slightly More Relaxed Episode

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

Review: 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 … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 9: It’s Like The Same But Different

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 8: Who Doesn’t Love Books?

Review: Well, coincidences keep stacking up as it turns out transfer student Akiho actually lives in Eriol's old house. Is anyone in anyway surprised by this? About the only real shocker was that she isn't the reason Syaoran has been so secretive since returning. That said, I think I like Akiho more now that I've … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 8: Who Doesn’t Love Books?

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 7: Some Magical Fun

Review: I know I've been running hot and cold on this series, but that is because there are some thing I really do love about it even while the overall plot is kind of just hanging there. That said, episode 7 gave me a lot of the things I like about Cardcaptor. We had magic, … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 7: Some Magical Fun

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 6: Not Exactly Thrilling

Review: Once again, there was nothing exactly wrong with this episode of Cardcaptor. Sakura goes shopping and runs into Akiho. She then has some family time before hearing a weird sound and having a vision. Then we see her next day at school before finally she captures a card. It is all kind of standard … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 6: Not Exactly Thrilling

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 5: Flower Viewing and Capturing a Card

Review: I had forgotten that Sakura didn't know about her brother giving Yukito his power and that only really occurred to me when Sakura was probing Toya about how much Yukito was or wasn't eating. I wonder if she'll find out this season. I also wonder why everyone in this show insists on keeping secrets. … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 5: Flower Viewing and Capturing a Card

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 4: Was Anyone Surprised By That Ending?

Review: Well, at least we know now why Syaoran is being all avoidy (though not any details, just that he's doing that usual lie to the girl in order to protect her thing anime the males in magical girl shows tend to do even though it usually fails miserably - see Darien season two of … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 4: Was Anyone Surprised By That Ending?