Well. That was anticlimactic.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Genre: Magical Girl
CVoyage: So. I think I figured out why this season was so awkwardly paced. It doesn’t cover the whole arc! Go figure.
EvilBob: It’s part 1! Hooray! I was hoping we’d get something other than… you know… a cliffhanger.
EvilBob: What? You weren’t bothered by that?
EvilBob: …Um… why?
CVoyage: There were only 22 episodes. And based on where we left off, let’s be honest. They never would’ve been able to pull off a satisfying ending with what they had left.
EvilBob: True enough, I guess. They definitely would’ve had to rush an ending together if they actually gave us one. Especially considering how much buildup there was. But hey. Now we know that obvious things are obvious.
CVoyage: Yeah. On the plus side, now we know where the cards are coming from. So there’s that.
EvilBob: So she’s subconsciously creating the new ones, mostly based on the old ones, and she gets stronger with every new one she captures. So she’s just in an infinite loop of level-up.
CVoyage: Yeah, pretty much.
EvilBob: Still wanna know what Kaito wants the cards, in the first place. I mean, they say he wants to use them to unlock some kind of ancient spell. But they never really say what or why that is. Though I get the impression it has something to do with protecting Akiho.
EvilBob: One thing’s for sure. Dude means business. Even if he’s not evil, he took on Eriol. And won.
CVoyage: Yup. Now can we just take a minute to talk about how awesome boyfriend-kun has been over the past few episodes? Because he’s seriously, like… freakishly good at this. The charm factor is ridiculous, here. And he’s not even trying to do it.
EvilBob: Yeah, but don’t tell him that. He’ll get embarrassed and spend the rest of the episode silent… and also about three shades pinker.
CVoyage: Considering how much time these two spend blushing at each other, it’s a wonder blood flows to any other part of their body.
EvilBob: But dude. There’s one unforgivable sin about these last few episodes. More unforgivable than an unsatisfactory cliffhanger ending.
CVoyage: …and that is?
EvilBob: No new costumes and hardly any Best Girl! Come on, man! That ain’t right! It’s just not Cardcaptor Sakura without her!
CVoyage: Oh yeah. She was suspiciously absent for most of this…
EvilBob: So you think it was suspicious too, then?
CVoyage: Wait. Bob, no.
EvilBob: Very interesting. You could almost say all this gave her time to set everything up. Perhaps… she’s the real–
CVoyage: Aaand you’re done. The last few episodes of Clear Card were basically all just setup for an inevitable second season. Will it happen and when? No idea. But the end result was a finale that left a lot to be desired… because it wasn’t actually a finale. So while I certainly don’t think the episodes are bad, it’s likely their enjoyability will only be found in watching whatever’s left of the series. Without more to go on, though, all four episodes basically just qualify as Easy Viewing, when observed in a vacuum.
EvilBob: The finale of Cardcaptor Sakura was about as evil as a Politician (7). It’s not bad. But it’s based on my enjoyment factor and I’m nooot big on cliffhangers. Whenever that next season rolls around, I’m sure that’ll be fixed. But… this is all we got, for now. Whatever. Guess I’ll go rewatch the original, now.
CVoyage: Knock yourself out.
EvilBob: I will.
CVoyage: …Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is available on Crunchyroll. 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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I think a lot of us were wondering if that was really it. There’s no sense that this is a season finale or any kind of ending. It just kind of does its thing and stops leaving us fairly unsatisfied and with more or less the same questions we started with. Quite the disappointment.
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