A year has gone by since Kinomoto Sakura has been called upon to collect the Clow Cards and turn them into Sakura Cards. And, as a new school year begins in Volume 1 for Sakura and her friends, new cards, two-sided but magically transparent, are throwing the town into chaos. Luckily for Tomeda Middle School, Card Captor Sakura is there to protect them.
In Card Captor Sakura, Clear Card Arc , Volume 2 (カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編) new cards are appearing, and it no longer seems to take much out of Sakura to capture and name them. But, her dreams of a hooded, masked figure are causing some problems. She can’t see the figure, but realizes that it is the same height as she. Sakura is visibly taller than most of her female friends, although the boys are taller still, so a girl at her height would be noticeable.
And then a new transfer student arrives! Shinomoto Akiho (a name that, in Japanese, is both similar and opposite to Sakura’s) has been all over the world traveling with her family, but she seems really nice. And,we cannot help but notice, she’s the same height as Sakura.
While in conference Yue takes a moment to note that the new cards don’t feel magical at all.
I’m looking forward to Volume 1 of the new arc coming out in English from Kodansha in November 2017!
Art – 9
Characters – 9
Yuri – 1 Unless you’re writing fanfic, then it’s always more
Story – 7
Service – 1 On principle
Overall – 9
Who Akiho is and what the Clear Cards mean is still a mystery, but it’s all good, I’m happy with this kiddy ride full of pretty art and nice kids.