Crunchyroll announced during its panel at the Anime Expo Lite event that it launched three new simulpub manga from Kodansha Comics, including Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm, and ASHIDAKA – The Iron Hero. All three titles are available now.
CLAMP launched the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card sequel manga in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine in June 2016.
The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm launched in Kodansha’s Young Magazine in September 2019.
ASHIDAKA – The Iron Hero launched in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine on January 6, 2020.
Netflix has announced on Twitter that it will begin streaming the Cardcaptor Sakura anime in the United States and Canada on June 1, 2020. The preview clip that was posted uses the English Animax dub.
The anime is also streaming on Crunchyroll and FUNimation.
The Cardcaptor Sakura anime aired in Japan in from April 1998 to March 2000.
Kodansha Comics has announced that it has released the latest chapter (chapter 40) of CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga ahead of the manga’s release in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine in Japan. The chapter is available to purchase on Comixology and Kindle for US$1.99. The chapter will launch in Japan in the magazine’s February 2020 issue, which ships on December 28, 2019.
CLAMP launched the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card sequel manga in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine in June 2016. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally and in print in English, and it released the sixth volume on November 26, 2019.
The United Kingdom’s Manga Entertainment has confirmed that its release of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Part 1 has been de-listed on retailer websites. The company stated that it was instructed to remove the product and its promotional materials from its website and social media accounts.
The company apologized for the “frustration and concern” related to the de-listing and said that it is working with FUNimation to resolve the issue. Manga Entertainment said that it hopes to make the title available as soon as possible.
Australia’s Madman Entertainment also announced that its release of the anime has been indefinitely delayed. The set was originally scheduled for March 6, 2019. The company apologized and said, “We hope to be able to offer this product again in the near future.”
Madman did not provide a reason for the delay, and only said it was due to factors outside of the company’s control. The company did say that it is unrelated to its recent acquisition by Aniplex.
FUNimation released the anime in North America on February 5, 2019.
Kodansha Comics announced at Anime NYC that it has licensed CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura, Nobu Aonagi’s Tales of Berseria, and Shiramine’s Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella manga. In addition, the company announced that it plans to release a collector’s edition box set for its nine Princess Jellyfish omnibus volumes in Summer 2019.
The publisher will release the first volume of its Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition in Spring 2019. The edition will consist of nine hardcover volumes with a newly-revised translation and all the original color pages. Each volume will have new cover art by CLAMP and a “Clow Card.” The publisher teased that those who collect all nine volumes will get a “special treat.”
Kodansha Comics will begin releasing the four-volume Tales of Berseria series in Fall 2019.
The publisher will begin releasing the Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella series in Fall 2019.
Discotek Media announced during its panel at Momocon that it has licensed the following anime:
- Devilman – Will be released as a remastered Blu-ray near the end of Summer 2018, which will include the original dub and newly revised subtitles. It will also add a newly-translated 28-minute audio drama.
- Angel Cop – Will be released on a digitally restored but not remastered Blu-ray Disc at the end of Summer 2018, which will include the dub and two subtitle tracks: a new uncensored track and the original subtitles on an alternate track.
- All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku – the license includes the original OVA, the television anime, and the All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku DASH!, which will be released on one SD Blu-ray-Disc in late Summer 2018. The release will have both the Japanese and English dubs.
- The Law of Ueki – The Blu-ray Disc set will include all 51 episodes of the series, and is scheduled to be released at the end of Summer 2018. The release will include both English and Japanese audio.
- Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card – Will be released on Blu-ray Disc near the end of Sumemr 2018. The film will be remastered in HD and it will include both Japanese audio and Bang Zoom! Entertainment’s English dub.
The company also announced that it will release Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! and Babel II on Blu-ray Disc in Summer 2018.
Discotek also updated on its upcoming release of Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier. The release will include all 51 episodes on one SD Blu-ray Disc set with the original openings and endings restored. The series is currently being resubtitled and the company is hoping to release it by the end of 2018.
Eleven manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for April 2018:
- My Hero Academia Volume 12 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
- Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 4 by Sui Ishida (#4)
- Attack on Titan Volume 24 by Hajima Isayama (#6)
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 3 by Akira Himekawa (#8)
- My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
- My Hero Academia Volume 11 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#13)
- Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 3 (#15)
- Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 3 by CLAMP (#16)
- One-Punch Man Volume 13 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#18)
- Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#19)
- Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#20)
Eleven manga titles are included on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novels list for March 2018:
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 3 by Akira Himekawa (#3)
- One-Punch Man Volume 13 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#4)
- My Hero Academia Volume 11 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
- Monster Musume Volume 13 by OKAYADO (#9)
- Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 3 by Sui Ishida (#10)
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 3 by Ukyō Kodachi, Mikie Ikemoto, and Masashi Kishimoto (#12)
- Splatoon Volume 3 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#13)
- RWBY by Shirō Miwa (#16)
- My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
- Dragon Ball Super Volume 2 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#18)
- Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 2 by CLAMP (#19)
Crunchroll has announced that it has added Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card and Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Prologue – Sakura and the Two Bears to its streaming catalog. The Sealed Card is available in the United States and Canada, while Sakura and the Two Bears is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nordics, and Central and South America.
Crunchyroll previously screened both the film and the episode together in U.S. theaters.
The English cast has been announced for the first episode of the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime:
- Monica Rial is Sakura
- Jason Liebrecht is Syaoran
- Natalie Hoover is Tomoyo
- Mikaela Krantz is Kero
- Clifford Chapin is Toya
- Justin Briner is Yukito/Yue
- Jason Douglas is Fujitaka
- Micah Solusod is Eriol
- Morgan Garrett is Kaho
- Apphia Yu is Spinny
- Jill Harris is Chiharu
- Alejandro Saab is Takashi
- Dani Chambers is Naoko
- Caitlin Glass is Ms. Morita
Caitlin Glass is directing.