Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 19: Down Time With Story Time

After things really heated up last week, this week brings us a more relaxed episode of our favourite card-capturing heroine as she goes to read to children. You could almost forget about the magic in this episode except for one discussion right at the end. While this episode brings some cute moments between Sakura and … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 19: Down Time With Story Time

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Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 6: Rinse and Repeat

I get that magical girl anime are formulaic at times, but a parody needs to do more than replay over and over again. We get the joke already.   This episode served as further evidence that the less actual plot an episode provides, the more likely we are to get a full transformation sequence. In … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 6: Rinse and Repeat

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 18: Things Are Getting Hot

Things are heating up in the Cardcaptor anime and not just because Sakura is fighting a fire based card in this episode. So many plot points seem on the edge of being revealed and everything seems read to come together. Sakura's school friends are starting to question the disappearing cake decorations, Kaito is being even … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 18: Things Are Getting Hot

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 4 + 5: Are You Happy?

We continue our plot of over-simplistic villains and solutions that make no sense as our brave (or rather reluctant) knights continue to thwart attempts at... You know, I'm not even sure that the villain in this anime has an actual plan. Episode 4: Dad obsessed with finding buried treasure drives son to ranting at people … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 4 + 5: Are You Happy?

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 17: The Convenience of the Sleep Card

While Sakura always had a few favourite cards that she relied upon, this second part of Clear Card seems to be fairly heavy handed with the sleep card. How many times can classmates doze off before they start asking questions even in anime land? While the sleep card is probably a better option than pretending … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 17: The Convenience of the Sleep Card

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 16: Farewell Meilin

We knew we'd be saying goodbye to her given she isn't in the source material for this anime but I'm going to miss Meilin? How about you? The cliffhanger from last week ended up being resolved pretty quickly and mostly unspectacularly (though I have to wonder how that card represents 'swing') and then the girls … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 16: Farewell Meilin

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 3: Ridiculous Villains Here

I asked last week how many weeks you could run the same joke and this anime is determined to find out. Strictly formulaic in its approach, you either enjoy the conversations between the characters or there's really nothing much else going on. I think the one thing this season has over previous ones, is that … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 3: Ridiculous Villains Here

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 15: Memories – Definitely A Lethal Blow

The girls reminisce about old times before the anime ends on a cliff-hanger. How cute were Syaoran and Sakura in the film? What happens when you get the girls together on their day off? Well, if you leave Tomoyo in charge of the entertainment, you get to watch Sakura perform in the play and learn … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 15: Memories – Definitely A Lethal Blow

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference

How many weeks can an anime milk the joke of a team of heroes uninterested in the villains and the lame monsters¬† and have it remain amusing? Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss is definitely going to try to find out as it runs this joke ragged. Maybe I'm just go to show my … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 14: He’s So Cool

There was probably other stuff going in this anime this week, but I was pretty much focused on Syaoran as they finally gave him an episode to shine in. What did you think? Alright, so this week we continue with Meilin's visit and Sakura continues to see animal ears occasionally pop out of her head. … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 14: He’s So Cool