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Cardcaptor Sakura Tuesdays: ep 25: The two Sakuras

by dm00

Sakura confronts her doppelganger

The Megatokyo Forum Cardcaptor Sakura discussion has been down for a while so Cardcaptor Sakura Tuesdays will have to find a new home for a while.

Here’s the first post in this series. I’ve been a bit remiss — I haven’t had a great deal to say about the past dozen episodes, really.

But episode 25, “The Two Sakuras”, takes a darker turn than has been the case for episodes that have come before. Oh, I suppose the fight with Watery had a sense of menace to it, but nothing like the creepiness as a silent Sakura leads Touya deep into a forest and over a cliff. A great series looks like it is getting even better.

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Cardcaptor Sakura 9 & 10

by dm00

Tomoyovision

Cardcaptor Sakura Tuesdays continue with this week bringing us two new cards: Sword, and Flower.

Last week, Li showed up and spent an entire episode scowling and griping at Sakura. This week, the scowls and the gripes continue and are taking their toll — Sakura suffers a crisis of confidence.

Sakura's observant friends can tell something is up, though only Tomoyo knows the reason for Sakura's blues. Tomoyo arranges an outing which turns into an encounter with the Sword card, who possesses Rika. Li arrives, and is willing to injure Rika if that's what it takes to get the card. Sakura has a better idea.

Episode ten is all Li man-crush on Yukito while the Flower card celebrates the school athletic festival. Trust Yukito to talk about making jam from all the flower-petals.

More discussion here.

Episodes 7 & 8 (which I was too busy to talk about last week) are discussed here.

Cardcaptor Sakura 5&6

by dm00

Sakura expression of the week

The forums are were down, but that doesn’t stop being charmed weekly by watching Cardcaptor Sakura.

In episode five Sakura catches Kero-chan chatting up a plush-toy cat (see above) while looking for the plush toy that’s inhabited by the Jump card in a newly-opened shop near Sakura’s school. Meanwhile, Tomoyo is distracting the owner of the shop with a long monologue on video technology (including something of a poke at the fourth wall: after singing the praises of digital technology and its ability to make perfect copies, Tomoyo frets about copyright concerns).

Episode six tells us a bit more about Sakura’s mother, who died when Sakura was very young. A Clow Card haunts a wood near Sakura’s school. There, it gives people visions derived from their desires (hungry Tomoyo sees a giant meat-bun). For Sakura, it takes the form of her mother, and lures her over the edge of a cliff.

Fortunately, Sakura seems to receive some ghostly help to ease her down to the base of the cliff (where Yukito is conveniently walking by).

Sakura is afraid of ghosts, but probably not this one

Cardcaptor Sakura Tuesdays

by dm00

Just the excuse you need


Tap-tap-tap. Is this thing still working?

(Re-)Watching old favorites is something we all do from time to time, but there are so many great old shows to choose from, it can be a lonely activity, since everyone you know is watching something different. You maybe want to talk about it, but the extent of the discussion tends to be, “Yeah, that was a great show”.

Over at This place where TheBigN and some of the rest of us hang out we’ve been watching Last Exile on Tuesdays and watching Nadesico on Thursdays, almost as though they were currently airing, and then turning to the forum to discuss what we’ve noticed, or simply to burble with fanboy enthusiasm for what we’ve seen.

I’ve been having a good time with it, mostly because it gives me that added impetus to blow the dust off old disks and watch good old anime. For CCS, this will be the first time I’ve seen most of the series (because there will be first-time viewers, we try to keep the discussion limited to only those episodes that have been seen up to that week).

Doing this once a week means even someone with the busiest schedule has little difficulty keeping up, and it also adds/restores a bit of flavor to the series — you become distinctly aware how many episodes of Last Exile end on a cliffhanger, or “that damned feather” appears much too soon. The temptation to keep going can be pretty strong.

We’ve finished Last Exile, so now we’re starting Cardcaptor Sakura (since the series is so long, we’re allowing two episodes a week). Tuesday, 2 August, we’ll watch episodes one and two. And, you don’t have to like (or even read) the web-comic to participate in the anime&manga subforum (“There’s a webcomic?” is a standing joke there).


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