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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
This was a rather disappointing sequel to Cardcaptor Sakura. This new series for the CCS franchise retains the basic plot structure from the original series with Sakura now in middle school as she is capturing a new set of magical cards called Clear Cards and coming into contact with a seemingly new mysterious enemy. Many episodes follow the same plot structure of the original series where Sakura is spending her time at school or with friends before coming across a new Clear Card she must capture, and more is hinted over the mysterious new enemy that is a possible threat to Sakura and her friends. Unfortunately in spite of this buildup, it doesn't really lead anywhere as Clear Card arc ends inconclusively due to its source material still ongoing as of the time the anime wrapped up. Not helping matters is that this series lacks the rich amount of depth it offered up for its characters and magical elements, especially for the character relationships that were a pivotal part of the original anime's popularity. While Clear Card still retains the traits of CCS's popular characters that endeared them to fans, many of them have little to do in this series and even those aware of Sakura's magical abilities don't have much to do in aiding our heroine for a majority of the series. In short, Clear Card seems like a number of other recent titles that seem to exist only to cash in on the popularity of older anime franchise's that were popular back in their heyday. While a treat for CCS fans, it doesn't really add anything new to the franchise's basic story formula and is an incomplete story. I wouldn't go out of your way to check it out unless you're a diehard fan.
Last updated Saturday, June 09 2018. Created Saturday, June 09 2018.
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