I'm watching the Japanese version of Cardcaptor Sakura for the first time and...

Jackson Martin
Jackson Martin

I'm watching the Japanese version of Cardcaptor Sakura for the first time and I'm enjoying it. The whole show is incredibly comfy and adorable. Let's have a thread dedicated to this wonderful show!

Jaxon Walker
Jaxon Walker

I have a few questions too:
At what time in the show should I watch the movies and specials?
Should I watch the spin-off where Sakura and Li are in a different timeline?
Should I care about that other show where Sakura just makes cameos and is referenced?
Thank you and no major spoilers please.

Zachary Turner
Zachary Turner

Watch in production order
I dunno
I dunno

Dominic Hernandez
Dominic Hernandez

DUMB

Connor Campbell
Connor Campbell

I don't know why I saved this it looks like shit

Joseph Morgan
Joseph Morgan

if you like comfy shoujo, please check out mizuiro jidai. it's not magical but its definitely comfy

Lincoln Martinez
Lincoln Martinez

I think I might just watch the first series, tsuburu and holic look kinda meh to me. Probably gets away from the original idea of the show too much.

Josiah Taylor
Josiah Taylor

Sakura is CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Nolan Green
Nolan Green

Watched it for the first time recently as well and loved it, though it's perhaps a bit longer than it should be and has little payoff for it. Movie ending is pretty garbage compared to the manga and though it's vastly longer than the manga they still made some strange cutting decisions, like removing quite a bit of dialogue near the end at Eriol's house.

I'm not sure whether it was intended to be an iyashikei show, but it produces those responses in me.

Easton Rodriguez
Easton Rodriguez

So this is a monster thread then?

Jace Taylor
Jace Taylor

It was one of the first Animes that I watched as a kid and I had a hella huge crush on Sakura. She's even partially responsible for developing a few of my fetishes.

I recently rewatched it, and while the animation definitely looks dated it's still hella comfy. I hope the new anime is good.

Levi Russell
Levi Russell

Shut up faggot

Sebastian Barnes
Sebastian Barnes

Japanese version

Jose Johnson
Jose Johnson

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle

Don't do it. CCS is great but Tsubasa is a mess. xxxholic is pretty good though.

Jordan Perez
Jordan Perez

So should I drop it? Watching this and Tsubasa and xxxholic sounds like it might get old and become a chore.

Brayden Sanchez
Brayden Sanchez

Always loves her since I was a child without developing a crush fod her. I wish I have a daughter like her someday
Sakura is pure and the show always gave me peace :)

Logan Lewis
Logan Lewis

There's really little point in reading only one of them.

Personally I liked Tsubasa, more for the idea than the execution but I can certainly enjoy it and my only real gripe is the poor ending, which is to be expected of Clamp I suppose. Niraikanai Hen ended recently but I haven't read it so I've no idea if they took the opportunity to fix it.

Jaxon Parker
Jaxon Parker

Don't get me wrong, I thought the idea of Tsubasa was good as well. The execution was abysmal however. You're right that it's best read with the intention of completing them all but the series left a bad taste by the end.

Zachary Flores
Zachary Flores

Holic was great. Tsubasa was compete mess story wise.

Just watch CCS & XXXHolic separately. I've never accept Tsubasa as canon story.

Ryan Flores
Ryan Flores

I know nothing about Tsubasa but after skimming the wiki and looking at some images it seems like a convoluted mess. It should be its own original show not a sort of sequel. It becomes a generic action and shonen anime, Sakura is basically a side character.

David Lewis
David Lewis

Is the anime or manga better? And what are the differences?

James Morgan
James Morgan

That Teletoon dub man, so bad but so many fucking memories.

Gabriel Barnes
Gabriel Barnes

yeah, dubbed anime can get pretty terrible

Colton Williams
Colton Williams

I've never accept Tsubasa as canon story.
You don't need to. That's the beauty of it. They're literally different people in different universes and Kinomoto Sakura is not Princess Sakura/Tsubasa.

The only effect Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle has on Cardcaptor Sakura is that Sakura gives her wand away sometime after the story.

William Hill
William Hill

CARDCAPTORS

A MYSTIC ADVENTURE

CARDCAPTORS

A QUEST FOR ALL TIME

Lincoln Taylor
Lincoln Taylor

The whole show is incredibly comfy and adorable
ayy nice buzzwords famalam

Angel Lee
Angel Lee

It's cutesy and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Ethan Sanders
Ethan Sanders

I don't know how anyone can have her as a waifu or fap to her, she's TOO pure and innocent.

Mason Turner
Mason Turner

KAIJU

Jaxon Rogers
Jaxon Rogers

Overstayed it's welcome? Ran out of ideas? Became too wacky and weird and was barely Cardcaptor anymore?

Elijah Ramirez
Elijah Ramirez

Mostly all three of those. It faffed about far too long while becoming needlessly convoluted.

Jaxson Hernandez
Jaxson Hernandez

So it's not even Cardcaptor? Whatever I was gonna skip it anyways.

Kevin Rodriguez
Kevin Rodriguez

watch Bubu chacha

Aiden Martinez
Aiden Martinez

Enjoy her actual good voice in japanese, I can't get enough of it.

Lincoln Mitchell
Lincoln Mitchell

Matt Hill voiced Kerochan. I remember going to my local arcade and game centre and coming home to watch it religiously. I watched that and totally spies with my mom.

Leo Powell
Leo Powell

Like god intended.

Lincoln Butler
Lincoln Butler

It's perfect. The English voice made her sound 20

James Watson
James Watson

This maple leaf actually enjoyed Ed doing a new York accent.

Evan Smith
Evan Smith

People always suggest the production order, but how does that work with fillers?
Lots of sites list almost half of the episodes are filler. Are they worth watching?
I watched a dozen of CCS episodes when I was younger and remember liking it, but if I can save myself 30 episodes I would probably skip them.

Brayden Jenkins
Brayden Jenkins

If you can't watch a 70 episode show with 2 movies (1 is definitely required watching) without having to trim 30 episodes for "filler" then you might as well not start.

As far as I remember, there's very little you could consider filler without just scrapping most of the character development.

William Gray
William Gray

Watching something more than 24eps is always a daunting task for me, so thank you for the advice.
I'll probably have to give it a go and hope to stick with it.

Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell

Manga vs Anime

Juan Murphy
Juan Murphy

Know that the first part of the show has more inconsequential filler than the second and the end of the first part. It's all good, it's just that the second part has more plot going on all the time and it's referenced even in the filler.

Isaiah Perry
Isaiah Perry

That's what happens when you try to marathon every show. I tried doing it to sailor Moon but after 8 straight episodes i was so fucking drained.

Jacob Parker
Jacob Parker

I know nothing about Tsubasa but after skimming the wiki and looking at some images
You might as well have started with ''I have literally NO idea what I'm talking about, but here's my worthless observation anyway''. It's not a sequel or whatever, they just reused characters because too lazy to design new ones, otherwise it is it's own thing.

Liam Brown
Liam Brown

Tsubasa is shit apparently

John Jones
John Jones

Maybe you should read it and form your own opinion.

Leo Morgan
Leo Morgan

Lots of sites list almost half of the episodes are filler. Are they worth watching?
First time I read this show had fillers. If you like the characters you will enjoy these episodes. It's not like the episodes are low quality or something.

Grayson Adams
Grayson Adams

First time I read this show had fillers

The anime has 53 Clow cards. The manga 19.
That said it does add a lot of characterization, though sometimes too much, as for instance I could have done without the Meiling Li drama, which doesn't exist in the manga.

Ryan Bell
Ryan Bell

No, I'm just going to watch the anime of CCS and that's it.

William James
William James

I usually am not into moe stuff, but I still find this show absolutely adorable.
It just works and CLAMP art style transfers really well to anime; I also love the subtlety for touchy relationship subjects.

Leo Bell
Leo Bell

What's better CCS or Sailor Moon?

Isaiah Powell
Isaiah Powell

I prefer CCS, but I can see people going either way, as their quality isn't too drastically different.

Brayden Torres
Brayden Torres

Only have three episodes left. Li's taking his sweet time not being a pussy bitch and confessing

Adam Brown
Adam Brown

There's nothing that could be considered filler, really. I suppose you could say there are episodes that don't result in Sakura collecting a particular card, but that really isn't the point of the show; it's not deep, it's comfy - you watch it for the happy feeling it gives you, not for some ultimate resolution. If you're looking for that, CCS isn't the show for you.

I would rank it up there as one of the great shows. It outstrips the manga in every way, has gorgeous animation, predates moe and is just a damn positive show that is above criticism in most ways.

Jace Martinez
Jace Martinez

How about that new clear card chapter?

No?

Evan Green
Evan Green

I'll read it when I finish the series.

I wish I had a Sakura imouto to bully.

Alexander Baker
Alexander Baker

HONANA