‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ New Manga Series Is A Sequel And Launches In June

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The cover to Cardcaptor Sakura manga Kodansha

The latest issue of Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine -- via Anime News Network -- has revealed that the new manga will actually be a sequel to the original Cardcaptor Sakura manga and will launch in the July issue of the magazine, which releases on June 3.

The Cardcaptor Sakura 20th Anniversary project was teased back in February but with little to no details. In March, Nakayoshi magazine revealed that the project will be a new manga series for the franchise but, again, with not many details.

According to ANN, the Cardcaptor Sakura sequel manga takes place after Sakura graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School, in her first year of junior high school. Sakura sees a mysterious dream, and an incident takes place.

Nakayoshi notes that the original manga series, which ran from May 1996 to June 2000, sold over 12 million copies. Kodansha published 12 volumes of the manga from November 1996 to July 2000.

American children who grew up in the 90s may be more familiar with the Cardcaptor Sakura property from the Cardcaptor Sakura anime that was produced by Mad House. It aired in Japan from April 1998 to March 2000 and spawned two films in 1999 and 2000.

An English dubbed version simply titled Cardcaptors aired in America from June 2000 to Dec. 2001 on the Kids’ WB’s afternoon block of cartoon shows.

While it seems there are no immediate plans for the Cardcaptor Sakura manga sequel to get an animated adaptation, if it becomes popular enough anything can happen.

So what do you think of the Cardcaptor Sakura manga continuing the story of an older Sakura? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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