Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】 31 – ULTRA SAKURA

Sakura kaijuu ja nai mon!

さくら怪獣じゃないもん!

This was an excellent episode, and definitely one of my top picks from the first season. Mainly because it’s one of the more outlandish CCS episodes out there – and it helps that there are two Clow Cards in this episode as opposed to the previous episodes where there were only one each.

Note: This episode amusingly starts with a repeat of Sakura’s first episode monologue about Touya and how she wished she would grew big and stepped on the big meanie.

Naoko screentime!

The episode sets up some nice welcomed screen-time for Naoko after she finds a mysterious “write your own continuation” book at the bookstore.

Best yuri couple

But first it’s Cardcaptor time!

please don't be like praying mantis-san

I love how Tomoyo just keeps filming like a boss

This episode was just chock full of wild humor, which is why I love it. The shenanigans with The Big gave us golden gems such as: “What do stray cats eat in Japan?!” – Li Meiling

Which why I never got how a minority of fans could actually prefer the Cardcaptors dub’s attempt at making it a “darker and serious” action series devoid of any other emotion. Love, humor, kindness, tons of cuteness, sadness, hope, etc. all define Cardcaptor Sakura to me and to tear that all apart is ripping out its very soul. I suppose they’re a minority for a reason (I can never understand how they could prefer the bratty Sakura Avalon to the cute and kind Sakura most of us all know and love).

Daaaaw

Either this cat is actually really friendly or Syaoran’s really good with cats (Sakura in a cat outfit?).

Considering how a cat basically committed the only murder in this series in “Sakura’s Little Adventure“, I’m inclined to go with the former.

SUSHI SUSHI SUSHI

LOOKS LIKE WE’RE HAVING SUSHI TONIGHT

Big Card, Small Problem

Luckily for Sakura, the Big card is one of those pacifist cards that willingly lets itself get captured without much of a fight.

I mean, just imagine if it weren’t a pacific and it unleashed an army of giant spiders. *shiver*

Sup Satoko

Hey, it’s Satoko!

;_; GHOSTS

Oh boy, the Create card. I’m actually really surprised that there weren’t ghosts running rampant around Tomoeda at this point. I mean, it’s Naoko, horror extraordinaire.

(But yeah, here we find out through Syaoran that beings without magical abilities are unable to see ghosts – so someone like Meiling is able to see something, it’s definitely not a ghost.)

Best imagination

Uh… Naoko’s imagination is certainly interesting.

If I recall correctly, Naoko has an affinity for swirly eyes? Could it be that her long-distance boyfriend alluded to in that CLAMP no Kiseki interview is a boy with swirly eyes?

GOJIIIIIRAAAA

うわーーーーー! ゴジラーーーーー!

A kaijuu is headed towards the city.

A kaijuuu is heading towards the city.

Cardcaptor Sakura… You constantly remind me why I love you so much.

HNNNNNNNG

SORRY SAKURA, MAHOU SHOUJO AND KAIJUU FILMS AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS THAT WE’RE GONNA PARODY IN THIS SERIES.

CARD MAKE MY MONSTER GROW

OH MY GOD, SHE’S ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IT. SHE’S GONNA DO IT.

MOE X 1000, YOU CAN DO IT

YES, SHE DID IT! SAKURA TURNED INTO AN ULTRAMAN.

HOOOOOOOOEEEEEEH~!

HOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH~!

JESUS SAKURA, I’m dying from laughter right now, help.

(How do people in Tomoeda not wake up from that?)

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE, YOU MONSTER.

MEILING PLS

“I’ve seen this before on TV!”

MEILING PLS

Also, look at Syaoran’s face. He’s literally feeling Sakura’s embarrass (they are perfect for each other).

PULL BACK

Unfortunately our Ultraheroine is overpowered by the swirly dargon. ;_;

Can’t you use that whatever-cutter?

If only, Meilin, if only.

NO GIANT BULLYING

PLEASE DON’T BULLY GIANT SAKURA

Thank goodness

Huh…?

Well, looks like Sakura got lucky this time. Naoko went to sleep.

Giant magical mechas

I love how small the cards seem now that Sakura’s the largest woman in the universe. Whatever you do, dear, don’t clench your fists.

no such thing as too much cute, things can only get even more cute

No such thing as too much cute

All there is, is even more cute. If regular Sakura was already cute enough to break the moe meter, Big Sakura is cute enough to break the universe.

Naoko-chan ur weird

“Did I just experience something supernatural?!”

Only Naoko would be pleasantly surprised at things mysteriously disappearing in the middle of the night.

Devious Sakura

I have the power, biotch!

Oh boy, a book ends ending in an episode about a book. Fittingly an amusing end to end an amusing episode: we get a scene the next morning with Touya’s usual “monster” teasings, and Sakura just shrugging it off because…

…now she really can turn big and step on him. Anytime.

BADASS ADOOOORABLE

This battle constume is not only cute, but it’s pretty much the most valiant costume we’ve had so far. Which is obviously fitting because Sakura briefly turned into ULTRAMAN and started fighting a giant monster.

Also, Kero brings up a good point about Tomoyo’s design and materials: this battle costume was able to retain its shape when Sakura grew. That sounds really familiar. Perhaps Tomoyo has access to…. Saiya-jin technology?

I wouldn’t be surprised.

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