Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2: Release date, news and rumors
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is a sequel to the famous 1990’s original series called Cardcaptor Sakura. It is a fantasy and magic girl anime based on a manga written and illustrated by Clamp. The manga began its serialization in July 2016, and it’s currently ongoing.
The original animated series had ended in 2000, but due to high demand from fans, this sequel anime was released in 2018, and its loyal fans loved it. After all, their favorite anime finally got a sequel after almost two decades.
Since the first season ended, fans have been eagerly waiting for the announcement of a second season. Accordingly, we will put you at ease by telling you all the available information about Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2.
Continue reading to find out the latest updates!
What Happened So Far In Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
The plot of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is set ten years after the ending in the original Cardcaptor Sakura series. The characters reside in the Japanese city of Tomoeda, which is a fictional city. It follows the story of ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto, who collected Clow Cards, these magical and mysterious cards. The cards grant her massive magical powers after she transforms them into Sakura Cards. All of this is the backstory of the sequel, which had happened in the original series.
In this series, Sakura Kinomoto is older, and she’s starting her junior high school alongside her friends and boyfriend, Syaoran. Sakura’s life is very different from an average junior high school student. Sakura sees a prophetic dream which changes her life. In the dream, she sees a strange, cloaked figure, and right after she wakes up, she sees that each of her Sakura cards has turned blank, making them completely powerless.
Sakura isn’t someone who’d give up. She starts a magical quest with her friends and guardians to find out what’s wrong. Among her old friends are Yue and Cerberus from the original series. Sakura is armed with a more robust staff and becomes a Cardcaptor again. She takes the help of her friends to track down all the cards and capture them.
However, her journey is not as easy as it seems. She has little information about a dangerous enemy, and if he gets his hands on all the cards, he will use their power to put the world in massive danger. Sakura must stay a step ahead of him and succeed in her quest.
What Is Going On With Madhouse?
Madhouse is amongst one of the top animation studios in Japan. They have created some of the most popular anime of all time, including the original series Cardcaptor Sakura. After completing season one of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, the studio remained active and worked on various projects including, Boogiepop and Others, Afterlost, No Guns Life, and Sonny Boy. They are currently working on the production of The Vampire Dies in No Time, Takt Op. Destiny and Police in a Pod which will premiere in 2022.
What do we know about Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2 so far?
So far, the writers have not made any official announcement regarding a second season. Studio Madhouse has been busy working with new projects each year and hasn’t made a statement regarding its release either. Unfortunately, there aren’t any rumors about the second season as well. We have no choice but to wait for the creators to make an official statement about it.
What are fans saying about Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2?
Cardcaptor Sakura has a considerable fanbase that has spread worldwide over the last decades. Fans truly enjoyed Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 1, and since it ended, they have been posting on forums such as Reddit, asking about the release of the second season.
Regarding the first season, some fans immediately want a second season. However, some fans prefer that the manga would conclude before obtaining Season 2. This would ensure that Season 2 does not end on a cliffhanger.
On the other hand, fans on Twitter have been hilariously expressing their want for Season 2, and their tweets represent how desperately the fans desire Season 2.
Will there be Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2?
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season one was highly successful and famous, as proven by Google Trends results.
As of April 2017, the manga based on the anime had more significant than one million copies in print in Japan. Ten volumes of the manga have been released. It is ongoing, which means the creators will probably make a second season when enough source material has been removed and promote manga sales. Moreover, there is a lot of pressure on the producers from the fans to release a second season because the franchise is famous worldwide. If they make a second season, it will be most likely profitable, which can motivate them to produce Season 2.
However, the anime received criticism from Geordi Demorest of Anime Feminist for showing stagnant LGBTQ representation of the characters, although the anime is loved for its LGBTQ-inclusiveness, and called out the anime to “explore sexual orientation and the gender spectrum” of the characters. The anime received positive reviews from Tim Jones and Stig Høgset of THEM Anime Reviews, who said that the anime is “feel-good” and the story resolves quickly without any conflicts.
In conclusion to the points mentioned above, Season 2 will likely be announced in the upcoming months or years after the manga has more chapters.
When will Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2 be released?
The officials have not confirmed the release of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Season 2. Consequently, no release date of the second season is known either. However, Season 2 will most probably be released after there is enough source material available.
Since the manga is ongoing and the writers don’t go on a hiatus, the second season may be released in late 2022 or mid-2023.
What Can We Expect In Season 2 Of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card?
The first season had ended with a cliffhanger which disappointed many fans. Sakura engages in combat with the mysterious figure but then is forced to discontinue fighting. While she’s falling, she takes off the figure’s mask, and it’s revealed to be Akiho. She is saved by Kaito’s magic, who turns back the time to earlier in the evening. Sakura forgets all that had just happened and begins to prepare to go to school.
Fans have many questions about what happened. The second season will probably answer all of the questions by showing the background story of everything that occurred during and after the fight and showing how Sakura’s life is currently going in her school.