Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card: Episode 4 Review, Sakura and the Lovely Transfer Student

We have a lovely interaction between Sakura and her brother Toya. He makes breakfast for the two of them pancake, with an egg on top and broccoli on the side. He notes that Sakura is “spacey,” and that she came home “soaking wet,” the day before. He comically gives his broccoli to Sakura claiming that it will help her grow, but Sakura states that it is simply because he hates them. Later in the day Sakura and her friends are introduced to a new exchange student, Akiho Shihomoto.

Akiho quickly becomes friends with Sakura and her crew. She has lived in Italy, England, Hong Kong and Germany, as a result her Japanese is too formal. While in class Sakura notices that the trees are uprooting themselves, she makes a scene in class. Tomoyo covers for her suggesting that Sakura has a stomach ache and needs to go to the nurse. Tomoyo offers to take her, she has with her a new costume and her camcorder.

The trees attempt to leave the school grounds and Sakura releases her staff. She looks at her four clear cards and determines that the “Aqua card,” might make the trees move faster. She decides to use the Siege card. She traps them within the cube but they begin to ram against the walls. She commands the Siege card to become more flexible, allowing for more give to the walls. Seeing the threat that they might break the walls, she uses the Aqua card. She uses the card too fill the cube with water, preventing the trees from being able to move as they’re now floating. Sakura is able to secure the “Action,” card. Another, fun episode and it seems the more Sakura captures the more complicated her captures can be.

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Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card: Episode 2 Review

 

I’m a little late on this episode but I’ll catch up by the end of the week. Anyway, this episode starts with Sakura showing Tomoyo and Syaoran her new captured clow card and the new key. Tomoyo is disappointed that she couldn’t record the capture. She shows Sakura her new outfit and gives Kero his outfit. Sakura’s classmate gives her a cheesecake recipe, her teacher comes in and asks if the students have to choose the club they want to join. Tomoyo decides to join the chorus club and Sakura will go for cheer-leading.

Tomoyo and Sakura are making the cheesecake recipe Chiharu gave them, some might find this sequence to be tedious but I found it surprisingly enjoyable. Toya arrives and Kero pretends to be a plushy, however, Toya is suspicious because the cheesecake in front of Kero is partially eaten and Kero has cake on his face. As Toya announces what he’ll make for dinner Kero begins to drool, almost revealing himself. Kero puts on her new pink outfit and Tomoyo bring to record when Sakura’s room transforms.

Sakura thinks it a dream until Kero pulls her face proving that their in reality. Sakura attempts to touch the walls but the wall “runs” from her. It turns out that they are trapped within a massive cube. The walls beings to attack Tomoyo, Sakura and Kero, they realize that the cube is like rubber or a balloon. They consider popping the walls with Tomoyo’s pins, Sakura releases her staff. Tomoyo uses her pin and the cube pop’s, Sakura secures the clow card, capturing the Siege card. Another, entertaining episode, I can’t wait to see Sakura use her new clow card to capture others.