Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Nineteen & Twenty

 Here’s to my continual hope that each plot promise will yield a more solid episode next time; however, I’m beginning to wonder if I should just just drop out of the show since the show is scheduled to end in two episodes, I am doubting any real resolution.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Seventeen & Eighteen

Episodes seventeen and eighteen have quite a bit going on in it in regards to additional story setup, but it still lacks a deviation from the norm that, I think, most of us want at this point. We are truly settled into a monster of the week scenario with a useless cast of characters doing very little to back an overpowered little girl who manages to solve all her capturing problems in under a minute. I love this show, but I am also very tired of the monotony it’s bringing. When you think about the past sixteen episodes, well, much really hasn’t happened to advance the basal plot.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Fifteen & Sixteen

Continuing our narrative from the previous episodes, fifteen and sixteen move us through Meiling’s final days in Japan while wrapping up a little mystery between Kaito and Akiho.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Thirteen & Fourteen

Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card picks up on a slow note after it’s brief break between seasons. Episode 13 doesn’t offer a new card for us, breaking the monster-of-the-week cycle previous established, but we are reintroduced to Meiling and enjoy a peaceful day of normal life before the story picks up back up at the usual pace as of episode 14.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Eleven & Twelve

Episodes eleven and twelve don’t offer any more big revelations, but we do learn a little more of where Syaoran stands in this mess and some general hints and confirmation about what we already know. We are standing more in a station of status quo with exceedingly slow reveals through two episodes as we bridge the seasons.

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card- Episodes Nine & Ten

A whole, I’ve been a little upset by the secret-keeping in this show simply because newer anime in the past few years has made me an impatient mess. Though I believe this whole deal could be sped up a bit with more information on all fronts instead of the playing around with Sakura and friends; at the end of the day, I’m still very much into everything Clear Card has to offer. 

Thoughts & Feelings Column: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card – Episodes Seven and Eight

Episode seven is another filler-type staple that only gives us a new (though very, very cool) card, and nothing of news or interest for the series otherwise. However, episode eight throws us back into the fray with a new look at Akiho and her personal life.