Upon successfully capturing all of the elusive Clow Cards and transforming them into her very own Sakura Cards, Sakura Kinomoto finds her duty as Cardcaptor complete. On the way to her first day of classes at Tomoeda Middle School, Sakura is surprised by a reunion with her sweetheart Shaoran Li, who informs her that he is permanently moving back to Tomoeda. To her delight, Shaoran will also be attending the same school!
Although her life seems brighter than ever, Sakura has a strange dream later that night where she is surrounded by transparent cards and meets a mysterious cloaked figure. To her horror, the Sakura Cards have all turned clear upon waking up, and her dream now reality. With ongoing prophetic dreams, a new staff, and encounters with a new set of cards, Sakura must once again take up the role of Cardcaptor alongside her guardians and friends in a whole new adventure.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen is published in English by Kodansha Comics USA; digitally since June 30, 2017, and physically since December 19, 2017. It has been licensed in Spanish by Norma Editorial.
My First Manga Preview. Manga First Impression No.1
The continuation of the one most beloved magical girl franchise title "Card Captor Sakura", Took place 2 years after the events of the initial series. In these new chapters, Sakura is now attending middle school along with familiar faces from the previous. The story started where the original manga left off and that’s the copacetic reunion of Sakura and Syaoran.
For over the course of time some changes are indeed present that made the sequel consistent towards the prequel. One such thing is the maturity of some characters and the interaction of syaoran and sakura
but they still retain the personality that made them recognizable so I will say the characters are ok. I am looking forward for further development of sakura and syaoran relationship since even though we already know their feelings from each other which is no doubt strong; it still evident by the fact that they are not a couple and some hint possible romantic bonds might occur in future chapters that the series might possibly bring
Moving along to what the new storyline has to offer from chapter 1 to 4. Here’s my first impression impugn. First of all it look good to see the characters again with their quirky jokes and their friendly interaction with one another, no complaining about that but it seems like card captor sakura goes back again into square one for the third time. I would like to bring out is that sakura is back hunting “new cards” again and this all her previous cards are indeed reset back to powerless card. It’s not really a problem for me if sakura is going to hunt new cards again but the previous cards losing power and started to renewed again is something that is already done before in the prequel so it’s might be better if sakura still have the previous card working and since nothing actually happening in sakura powers and there is no logical reason behind except the fact there is new mysterious being introduced is something I won’t believe to be logical. The conclusion I would say is that there is an interference from unknown force which is the only the thing keep the story moving forward.
For the artistic drawing, I shall honestly say the art style still retain and distinguishable from the later. Considering the fact that it is almost 17 years since the completion of the manga from 1996-2000. So here I give clamp applause, not most manga artist retains their hand drawn style. For the new cards, I like the idea of having glossy transparent cards and the new design introduce cards; it’s interesting, especially the names.
Overall I the new Card Captor Sakura have a good potential start. Even it suffers from recycling the ideas and themes that already been used in the previous story. It didn’t get rid of the fact that the characters are still worth reading for.
For enjoyment, I am reading the chapters solely because of the likable cast since you won’t be reading this without finishing the former which is very solid of its own. I would like to expect more character exploration between the cast and since this is new beginning, introducing new characters to add some flavor might not hurt the story.
I will update my preview after read the following chapters. So I am looking forward for some improvement of characters and the revelation but I am also prepared to the possible outcome that the sequel might not be as good as the former.