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'Cardcarptor Sakura: Clear Card' Release Date, Latest Updates: Anime gets sequel in 2018 with original crew after 16 years!

First Posted: Nov 29, 2016 03:34 AM EST
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Cardcaptor Sakura(Photo : Cardcaptor Sakura/Official Facebook page)

This week is full of exciting news for CLAMP fans following series of announcements about some of its iconic and beloved anime franchise coming back for a sequel. One of this is a new anime project for "Cardcaptor Sakura."

Voice talent Sakura Tange will be reprising her role as Sakura Kinomoto in the planned sequel, "Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card" which is scheduled to air on NHK channel sometime in January 2018. As per Chibi Yuuto, further details about the new anime project will be revealed in the upcoming January issue of Nakayoshi magazine, but good news for CLAMP fans because the sequel will be loyal to the cast and staff of the original anime.

Considering that it has been more than a decade and a half, it is quite hard to fathom and imagine for the fans that the old crew is coming back for "Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card." Surprisingly, the old staff is on board. As per CLAMP, Ayaw Hisakawa will reprise Keroberos, Junko Iwao will reprise Tomoyo Daidoji, Motoko Kumai will reprise Syaoran Li, Megumi Ogata will reprise Yukito Tsukishiro, and Tomokazu Seki will reprise Toya Kinomoto.

In addition, the new installment of "Cardcaptor Sakura" will feature the "Clear Card" arc of the manga source. It will also be produced by Madhouse and directed by Morio Asaka. It is, however, yet to known whether Nanase Ohkawa will be the writer of the anime script.

Fans of "Cardcaptor Sakura" cannot help but celebrate the announcement of the new anime project considering that it has been 16 years since the original anime concluded. Given the fact, however, that the anime will be composed by the same crew, fans are hopeful of the adaptation's success.

Likewise, the first volume of the manga will be released on December 2 together with its spin-off, "Tsubasa Chronicles," two new guidebooks. This announcement was followed by Sunrise's revelation that "Code Geass" will also be getting a third season. For sure, kids of 2000's feel like a child again. Stay tuned for more updates!

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