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Cardcaptor Sakura 1998 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release date postponed to July 2022

The Collectors Blu-ray edition of the Cardcaptor Sakura anime (1998) has been postponed to July 4, according to publisher Anime Limited.

The reason given for the delay is that bringing the anime to Blu-ray has been a “complex and time-intensive task.”

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A Twitter post by Anime Limited further clarifies that, given that it is important that the finished product is of the best possible quality, additional time is needed for checking and resolving some “final issues.”

The Collector’s edition will include ten Blu-ray discs, a 20-page booklet featuring artwork from the series, and an “exhausting article” detailing the series by Andrew Osmond. The Blu-ray discs include the 70 episodes of the Cardcaptor Sakura TV anime.

Publisher: Anime Limited
Release date: July 4th, 2022
Classification: PG (13+)
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 1750mins

Cardcaptor Sakura (カードキャプターさくら) is a popular manga series written and illustrated by CLAMP. It was serialized in the shōjo manga magazine Nakayoshi (1996 to 2000). The story follows ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto, who one day discovers a glowing book in her father’s study. Upon opening it, she releases the magical cards contained within and is thereupon tasked with retrieving them.

A manga sequel titled Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編) began serialization in Kodansha’s monthly shōjo manga magazine Nakayoshi in 2016 and is still ongoing. It follows Sakura Kinomoto who is now a junior high school student.

The Cardcaptor Sakura manga won the Animage Grand Prix award for Best Anime in 1999 and the Seiun Award for Best Manga in 2001.

Cardcaptor Sakura was adapted into a 70-episode anime TV series produced by Madhouse (1998-2000), two anime films (Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999) and Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card (2000)), two OVAs (Suteki desu wa, Sakura-chan! Tomoyo no Cardcaptor Sakura Katsuyaku Video Nikki! (Cardcaptor Sakura Video Diary, 2000) and Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Prologue, 2017), one theatrical movie (2000), and several art-and-picture books.

The manga was originally licensed in North America by Tokyopop (2000-2003) and Dark Horse Manga (2010-2012).

In 2000, the Cardcaptor Sakura anime TV series was licensed by Nelvana. Titled Cardcaptors, the anime was dubbed and first aired on Kids’ WB from June 2000 to December 2001, but only 39 episodes were shown. Geneon sub-licensed the series (and both films) and aired them with an English sub.

The anime series is available via Crunchyroll and Netflix.

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