I’ve been an anime fan for a long time now. While I watched some series religiously before becoming a full-fledged anime fan (and can predate even that with childhood memories of Voltron and Speed Racer), everything came together around 2001 and 2002 with Toonami, and especially airings of Tenchi Muyo! and Cardcaptor Sakura. With the latter being revived with new episodes based on the Clear Card manga arc, I decided it would be a good time to revisit the series, particularly since I never really viewed it the “right way” at all.
Just two episodes in, one thing I’m noticing is the disparate vision of my memories of the series and what I’m watching now. I of course watched the much-derided Ocean Studios version, and though it may not be as strong a series (some fans would say this is an understatement), it’s full of nostalgia for me. Now I’m watching Cardcaptor Sakura instead of Cardcaptors, and even when I tune into the dub track, the voices are different as well.
Either way, even if it isn’t “the same,” I’m looking forward to going through the series. And I hope to bring you all along for the ride as I slowly make my way through – hopefully in time to conclude the 70 episodes (and movies, too?) before the new series hits.
But knowing how long I take to finish series, I may need some help from clow cards to make in on time. -_-‘
Cardcaptor Sakura is licenses in the U.S. by NIS America.