Cardcaptor Sakura franchise is ending after 27 years

Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card

Cardcaptor Sakura is allegedly ending for good after 27 years with the conclusion of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card.

Originally released in 1996, Cardcaptor Sakura follows the story of the young girl Sakura Kinomoto who accidentally unleashed the Clow Cards. The Clow Cards are magical artifacts embodying concepts and have their own unique forms of magic.

The series ended for the first time in 2000 after a four year run. In the years since, Sakura has become an iconic magical girl and a genre staple for new fans. The series was brought back in 2016 with Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, a sequel where Sakura is now a junior high school student.

Now, Clear Card is set to officially end on December 1 and will put an end to the series for good (provided Clamp doesn’t somehow revive it again after another 16 years).

The series creator CLAMP is a group of female mangaka who began in the mid 80s, some of their other work includes Magical Knight RayearthTsubasa ChroniclesChobits, and more.

Though the manga may be ending, the anime series is due for at least one more season.



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