Big news! Anime world’s top magical girl Sakura Kinomoto is back with a brand-new anime sequel following the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card in 2018. The announcement was made during the Sakura Fes event on Saturday. More details about the project will be revealed at a later date.
Dubbed to be one of the biggest manga hits during the magical girl boom of the 1990s, Cardcaptor Sakura centers on the adventures of elementary school student Sakura as she strive to retrieve the magical cards that she accidentally released into the different parts of the world. The series was written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp and was serialized in the Nakayoshi magazine from 1998 to 2000.
The manga inspired a TV anime in 1998. Madhouse produced the adaptation, which ran for 70 episodes.
A manga sequel to the original series followed in 2016, titled “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card,” which still centers on the titular Sakura as she goes on new adventures. Madhouse also produced the TV anime adaptation of the sequel.
Crunchyroll describes Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card’s story as follows:
Guided by the Key of Dreams, Sakura embarks on a new adventure! With over 15 million copies in print in Japan alone, plus translations in over a dozen languages, the original Card Captor Sakura is an international phenomenon you can’t miss! And now, the long-awaited new chapter begins! It is spring, with cherry trees in full blossom, and Sakura is just entering middle school. Her beloved Syaoran has returned from Hong Kong, and life couldn’t be better. But when she awakens from a strange dream to find her Sakura Cards powerless, how can she protect Tomoeda from disaster?!
According to Anime News Network, the upcoming anime sequel to Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is expected to cover “the rest of the story until its conclusion.”