Tuesday, May 15, 2018

[Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen] Episode 18 everyone's impressions


Episode 18
"Sakura, the Fire and Water Bird"













































Syaoran: use Flight so you can get closer to it and seal it.
Sakura: okay.
Sakura: flies farther from it than she was before



To be fair, it was kinda Syaoran's fault since he pulled Blaze down. :P Syaoran probably told Sakura to fly up so he could use his magic without her seeing.











“Breaking the contract”...???
All I’m going to say is...CLAMP, please stop it...



Tfw “serious event” happens that breaks Sakura’s contract. CLAMP, please no.



Can we avoid bringing Tsubasa suffering into this series? D:



NO I want at least one heartbreaking moment of betrayal between Syoaran and Sakura





Toya's probably planning to break Sakura's contract, or transfer it to himself or something.


Cardcaptor Toya



Tomoyo will not be amused.



But imagine all the extra costumes she gets to make












That quality increase from last week though...
So it looks like Sakura is right on pace to capture all the Legendary Pokemon and face the Elite Four.



≫So it looks like Sakura is right on pace to capture all the Legendary pokemon and face the Final Four.
CCS x Pokemon crossover? I'm up for that.



After the inevitable xxxholic and TBR crossover












Blaze's appearance is slightly different here. In this chapter of the manga, Sakura, Syaoran, and Kero were talking about how Sakura's first Clow card took the form of a bird and that out of the Clear Cards, Aqua is the only one that takes the form of a bird. And then Sakura says "what pairs with water is..." and then Blaze appears, hinting again at the theory that Sakura may be subconsciously creating these cards.

Also no SakuSyao in matching outfits like the manga :( I was looking forward to it so much. I hope their matching outfits appears in the anime sometime.

and didn't Touya already learn Yue's name when he gave his power to him? Their dialogue in that episode was "I finally get to meet you at last. What's your name?" "Yue."



≫and didn't Touya already learn Yue's name when he gave his power to him? Their dialogue in that episode was "I finally get to meet you at last. What's your name?" "Yue."

Yaaas this is such a glaring continuity error.












Tomoyo: If Sakura had refused to help, does that nullify the Magical Girl contract?
Kero: Nope.

Kero confirming what we have all known to be an open secret since Madoka Magica - All Magical Girl contracts are a scam.

Like Kyubey after him, all Magical Girl sidekicks like Kero are more or less professional conmen who have swindled countless innocent young girls into indentured servitude to do their bidding. lol












Another great episode, I’m happy to see more evidence that the orbs used by Syaoran are ‘Sakura Cards’. The glow underneath him has to be Sakura’s magic circle. And like Sakura, Syaoran calls out the card’s name, however it’s muted to be mysterious I guess.

But we see a little glimpse of The Windy card! And it even became a ‘binding chain’ that Sakura used a lot to restrain her opponents. I have to say, the anime just makes it more obvious than the manga!

It appears that the show is suggesting that the Clear Cards can be defeated the same way Sakura defeated the Clow Cards that share a similar event...

Examples:
Struggle is ‘The Fight’ card with a similar event to ‘The Twin’ which led to its exact same defeat.
Spiral has an event similar to ‘The Watery’, but ‘The Watery’ is like the counterpart to ‘Aqua’. But defeating ‘Spiral’ is by freezing it like ‘The Watery’
Blaze is the counterpart to ‘The Firey’, but the event resembles ‘The Fly’ card. And the capture was reminiscent of one another by using ‘The Windy’ to restrain it.


The question is, how is Kero not sensing the Sakura cards?



My headcanon is that Kero just straight up doesn't pay enough attention and that if Yue was around, he'd 100% notice .







Yeah I dont know how I haven't noticed until now that he's been using Sakura Cards.



I’m happy to see more evidence that the orbs used by Syaoran are ‘Sakura Cards’. The glow underneath him has to be Sakura’s magic circle.

It's weird that Clow/Sakura's cards are so much stronger than the Clear Cards.



Isn’t the card’s strength based on where they draw their magic source from? We don’t know where the clear cards are drawing their power from but if I had to guess I’d say it’s akiho, who isn’t aware of her magic. Meanwhile the Sakura cards I assume are drawing power from syaoran.

Edit: although the cards seem to appear and take the form of whatever thought or desire Sakura is having at the moment so maybe it is her magic creating it. Who knows












OMG Sakura you're sending a green hat to a Chinese



explain for my friend



In China(including HK TW), green hat 绿帽 mean cheating in relationship . If someone get cheating we will laugh at "Hey she/he give you a green hat"












Really looking forward to when we get to see Zapdos!

Also wow Syoaoran's wind spell looked a whole lot like Windy :O

Now Tomoyo doesn't have magic right? I don't believe that for one second as she always seems to be able to predict what cards will come out with her costumes!



Tomoyo has been the real mastermind behind the story all along. Every other character is just a puppet to her whims... of capturing Sakura on camera.

Also I love how her bodyguards clearly know theres some really weird shit going on but never tell on her, lmao



≫Also I love how her bodyguards clearly know theres some really weird shit going on but never tell on her, lmao

I was thinking about that too!! I was like man they must have signed some serious hush legalwork :p



She actually just threatened them with her angry face and they never dared question anything after that.













I’m with Kero, today’s capture was reminiscent of the old Clow Card captures. The Clear Card captures that are more like the original Clow Card captures always seem better. Or is that just the nostalgia speaking?

Nice to see the plot moving forward. We better get a season 2, because I really don’t want a rushed ending.












Did anybody notice Rika holding a Platinum score?

The manga is more subtle with Syaoran using Clow Card magic but in this episode you can very clearly see Windy's outline (God I miss her). The magic circle he used is rather cleverly hidden here.

I'm not sure why Blaze could have beaten Aqua since I assume they were on the same level of power as Windy/Watery/Firey/Earthy back then. I'm also not sure what triggered Blaze to appear this time. Kero did say that Sakura said it would be better for the cards to appear at night so that could've been it.

Yue dropping that worrisome tidbit when he said that he couldn't sense Sakura sometimes. Toya reiterating that he still couldn't say what/when he's going to use his powers for is nothing new.



in the manga, they were talking about how Sakura's first card was a bird and how out of the Clear Cards, Aqua is the only one that resembles a bird. Sakura then says "and what pairs with water is..." followed by Blaze appearing.












What a great episode. Barely any filler, a great card capture, and a nice Toya/Yue moment.
  • Kaito keeps confusing me. I can't decide on whether he really cares for Akiho or only cares about his own goals (which are definitely related to Akiho but..). Wishing her to get as close to Sakura as possible meant something a bit more sinister to him, haha.
  • Syaoran using the Sakura cards is finally confirmed! We clearly saw Windy. I thought they might only have been the cards he captured in the first place, but nope. Once again I think he's not supposed to do this at all.
  • I'm not sure the whole contract thing means something bad will happen to Sakura or that Syaoran transfered it onto him. More likely, for me, Akiho is the one with a contract that needs to be broken. Maybe that's what Kaito is trying to do? Is Akiho bound to the Clock book by a contract which, for whatever reason, is bad for her...?
  • Sometimes Yue can't sense Sakura... Is it when she's near Kaito or Akiho? Is it related to Kero not sensing the Clear Cards?
The preview didn't give us much to work with but I'm thinking Akiho's lullaby is going to reveal a few things about "that time".












I can't believe Touya was eliminated so early in the latest Best Sibling Contest. Every episode with him seems to be instantly elevated, and this episode is already excellent even without his parts. Much better art/animation than last week's episode, too. I love the theme that plays when Syaoran uses his magic, guess I'll pick up the OST album when it's out...












Source〈https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/8j0f16/spoilers_cardcaptor_sakura_clear_cardhen_episode/〉

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