CVoyage: So. The Swing Card. Really? That’s what we’re calling it? …All right, then.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Genre: Magical Girl
EvilBob: Maybe it’ll make sense when we see her use it?
CVoyage: It better.
EvilBob: Do they understand what Swing means?
CVoyage: I don’t think they understand what Swing means. But whatever. Small thing.
EvilBob: Hey, the fight was awesome. The way she was able to trap it in Siege.
CVoyage: Dude, Tomoyo’s house is dead smack in the middle of the town.
EvilBob: What? A skyscraper-sized, glowing white cube? Perfectly normal.
CVoyage: …No! That is not normal! Someone notice this, dammit!
EvilBob: Aaand, while we’re on the subject… how about noticing all the other bizarre stuff that happens around town?
CVoyage: But the capture was pretty. So there’s definitely that. And I liked the Flight Card getting all excited and stuff. It’s nice seeing the cards that actually appear to have minds of their own.
EvilBob: Yeah. Before, the cards seemed more like tools. Some of them are more like helpers, now, which is cool. The Flight Card even seemed kinda happy to give her a helping hand.
CVoyage: Yeah. And speaking of helpers, I think we can all say now, with complete confidence, The Butler Did It!
EvilBob: Yeah! …Did what?
CVoyage: That… is a good question! I mean… we know he’s got time powers… which was fairly obvious, given all the clocks. But we never actually saw him use them until now. And what a way to use them, too. Seriously. Turning back time like that?
EvilBob: Yeah. Question. Why didn’t he just… you know… lie? All she did was ask if she told him about Sakura’s dad. She left that open for him. He could definitely have just said “yes,” and called it a day. Seems like a lot of trouble to erase an inconsequential memory.
CVoyage: Oh, that’s easy.
EvilBob: It is?
CVoyage: Yep! See, he erased her memories because it was narratively time we learn a little more about what his deal is.
EvilBob: …That doesn’t help at all!
CVoyage: Don’t ask questions.
EvilBob: Wait… he erased her memories after Sakura’s dad was mentioned, right?
EvilBob: And the Clow was found in his library, right?
EvilBob: He’s always gone when magic stuff happens.
CVoyage: Are you-?
EvilBob: I’m not implying anything. I’m just saying we miiight’ve missed something. Something so idiot obvious it might as well have had a neon sign over it. If I’m right, anyway.
CVoyage: …Riiight. Well, anyway, after that, we got into some more action! Sakura and Meiling were on the way back when they were abruptly introduced to the Git Rekt Card.
EvilBob: …So did Sakura have the Git Gud Card?
CVoyage: She had a Meiling. That’s the next best thing. I actually liked the action of this bit. It was surprisingly intense for this show. A nice little callback to the Gemini Card, thrown in, too. And seeing the two of them combo-up was neat. Though, um, I have one liiittle question.
CVoyage: How did no one hear this?!
EvilBob: Wait… yeah!
CVoyage: That thing shredded a neighborhood wall trying to pound Meiling into a fine powder! How was no one around to hear all that thrashing?! Seriously! Someone notice this, dammit!
EvilBob: Or at least give us some sort of OVA, showing us what people are doing when all of this is going on.
CVoyage: Anyway, I liked the little moment between Sakura and Meiling, at the end, there. Not just them fighting (though that was friggin’ awesome), but the dialogue between them. The nice little bonding moment, Meiling’s asking to call Sakura by her given name, all that good stuff.
EvilBob: And Meiling’s phone call with Syaoran. Dude, she basically just threatened him. “If you make her cry, I will come back for you” sort of them.
CVoyage: …You know, for a girl who’s basically responsible for defending her town, Sakura sure has a lot of bodyguards.
EvilBob: …huh. She does, doesn’t she?
CVoyage: Imagine someone actually does make her cry, at some point and suddenly all of them just come out of the woodwork to make them regret it.
EvilBob: Mystic Arte – Friendship Maelstrom!
CVoyage: …I would pay money to see that. Anyway, I dug this episode. It was good. Had a nice balance of flash and character stuff. Also a little intrigue, thrown in, which was nice. Wow. Meiling basically got two two-parters. Someone’s important. Anyway, this one’s definitely Super Effective.
EvilBob: The Episode was about as Evil as a Super Villain (10). Those captures were amazing. I loved how different both of them were from each other. The ground dragon thing was interesting. Kinda reminded me of Tremors. I’m… also kinda wondering if anyone noticed all the damage from it tunneling under the manor. The Struggle Card… yeesh, that thing was out for blood. You could tell it was pissed and it just kept coming! I’m looking forward to seeing how strong it makes her in a fight. Also: What is Kaito’s deal? Seriously? But overall, I’d say everything was pretty enjoyable.
CVoyage: Yup. Buuut, if you’re looking for something a little… edgier, there’s always Cutie Honey Universe.
EvilBob: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is Simulcast on Crunchyroll, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST.
CVoyage: That’s pretty much all we’ve got for you today.
EvilBob: Thanks for letting us waste your time, people.
CVoyage: As always, thanks for reading, folks. Remember to keep up the awesome.
EvilBob: And keep it classy.
CVoyage: Take care.
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