Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 23


Here we have another episode that involves snooping around Tomoeda Elementary School at night. And of course, because it’s a Japanese school and Japanese schools always have their seven wonders of pants-wetting horror, we get several scenes of our cute little Sakura being scared shitless. Oh yeah, and she gets a cringe scene during class. Too close to home, Sakura. Too close to home.

So yeah, this was pretty much a lighter version of the second episode, since unlike The Shadow, The Song isn’t a scary fellow at all and neither are its powers.

One of Tomoyo's 2000 talents

Character establishment of the day is Tomoyo’s really pretty singing voice. That duet was simply lovely on the ears.

That smile

I really love Syaoran’s smirk when he 1-up’d Kero by being the exposition/man of ideas for Sakura.

He was doing that to Kero the entire episode and I love it. 😛 It’s like he’s saying, “Yeah, you’re right, I didn’t really accomplish much in this episode, but at least I did SOMETHING. What about you, plush toy?

jealous or just gey

Observation #1: Sakura Love logic says he’s subconsciously envious of Yukito, even though moon powers make him feel the clamp gays.


Observation #2: Meilin has no indoor voice.

Godly motif

I really love it how CLAMP projected their godly design sense onto Tomoyo. This episode’s battle costume is pretty much what I think about if you were to ask me what would be a good outfit for a “music-themed magical girl.” It projects the motif really elegantly, and the design really “pops” without being over-designed.

Now, if you told Nomura Tetsuya to design a music-theme outfit for Cardcaptor Sakura, he’ll start off by first adding a bunch of belts… [feel free to shoot me before I take anymore potshots at Mr. Square Enix Zipper Fetish]

Actually, now I’m curious. Someone do that. Someone show me what an over-designed Sakura would look like. I swear to god I’ve never seen the words “Kinomoto Sakura” and “over-designed” used in the same sentence.

2 thoughts on “Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 23”

  1. This may sound creepy or mean spirited but I have to admit that I like it when Sakura is scared. It increases her already high moe factor by 10. I remember back to her Shadow Card episode where she imagines the creepiness of the school at night and how she became so scared at the thought. It was then that I wanted to coddle and protect her. The very essence of moe.

    And secondly I honestly think that Tomoyo is the representative of the male otaku audience watching the show when you really think about it.

  2. @TsukuyomiMagi99: I know what you mean. Her cowering in fear just makes you want to protect her more, it’s just too cute. 😛 CSS, doing moe right since 1996.

    Yeah, Tomoyo reminds me of the fans if they were in the show. Loves Sakura, ships her hard with anyone that would make her happy.

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