12 Days of Anime, Final Day: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Image Credit: sky (freedom) from Pixiv

Merry Christmas to all my readers and everyone in the anime blogosphere! Hope you’re having fun with holiday festivities and such.

This post will conclude my “12 Days of Anime” posts, but I will continue to reflect upon 2012 once New Years rolls around.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A sword is a weapon to kill...

One cross-shaped scar…

[First Day]

Haruhi shapes the world...literally

Two godly novels…

[Second Day]

Fanime 2012

Three pals at Fanime…

[Third Day]

Elise Lutus is my loli queen, yup yup

Four Apple Gummis…

[Fourth Day]

Jet, you killjoy!

Five Right Stuf deals…

[Fifth Day]

Madoka will unwrap Ultimate Madoka as a selfcest Christmas present

Six grief seeds…

[Sixth Day]

Freeza is so insignificant now...

Seven Dragon Balls…

[Seventh Day]

Muhahaha

Eight picky buyers…

[Eighth Day]

This blog aint no Prinny

Nine resurrections…

[Ninth Day]

Friendship is good, not magic

Ten Little Busters…

[Tenth Day]

The original woop woop

Eleven dead victims…

[Eleventh Day]

Forever magical!

Twelve Clow Cards, and a partridge in a pear tree!

Another trip down nostalgia lane, I’ve rewatched the Cardcaptor Sakura anime in HD over two times this year and found that the love I had for the series years ago still holds strong today. I found that even today, the friendly and charming atmosphere/setting, the innocent characters, the catchy OST, the sweet bits of romance and the overall message that love transcends gender and age still captivates me as much as it did when I was a kid. It was extremely fun starting a “nostalgic rewatch” blogging project that intends to cover the remastered episodes and movies. I’ll probably finish that up during the upcoming year.

I’ve also started to collect the omnibus editions of the manga this year. I’ve got to hand it to Dark Horse: the pages are really clear, large in size, and high-quality, and CLAMP’s artwork looks as pretty as ever because of the quality of the printing and the supposed remastering done by CLAMP themselves. I absolutely love the colored illustrations that they’ve included in these sets. Best of all the, the translation is much better than when Tokyopop owned it. Kind of miss the “hoe~”‘s they added to Sakura’s dialogue, though. Eh, I suppose that people who have not watched the anime in Japanese and are not proficient in Japanese pronunciation would assume that Sakura was running around calling people… you know. 😛 Not much of a loss, though it would have been hilarious.

2012 was totally a great year for me in terms of Cardcaptor Sakura. I’ve always loved the series, and it probably always will be my favorite shoujo series, but this year definitely revitalized my love of it to its former glory.

I guess that concludes my end of the “12 Days of Chinese Cartoons Anime” project. Be sure to stick around for other posts that reflect on Twenty Twelve as the new year comes closer.

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(*sigh* Good riddance.)

2 thoughts on “12 Days of Anime, Final Day: Merry Christmas!”

  1. Merry Christmas!
    I commend you on sticking with the song, it came together quite nicely =P
    You know, honestly I keep reading good things about Cardcaptors Sakura and i can hardly remember watching it when I was a kid. Must have been one anime that slipped past my view back then, who knows.I may just have to put it on my watch list.

  2. @Shikon: Hm, I think I have a good explanation for that. The series suffered from an unfaithful dub that sucked the charm of the original series out (cut episodes, completely altered characters, etc) much in the same vein as the original One Piece dub. If it weren’t for that, I think it would have caught on to a wider audience, since the subbed releases on DVD did fairly well if not better.

    I absolutely recommend giving Cardcaptor Sakura a go. 🙂 A solid shoujo series that’s a good example of a watchable children’s show.

    Also, hope you had a good Christmas!

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