Miki (kirbywarrior1) wrote in tcmanimeunion,

The Countdown Marches On!

Movie #9 - CardCaptor Sakura: The Movie (I)


Sakura and the rest of the crew wind up in Hong Kong, some by luck and others to return home to family. Things are going well until a woman in Sakura's dreams starts actually hurting her in her sleep, and now it's up to the Cardcaptor to find out what's going on and put an end to it.


I was a big fan, and I'm not ashamed to admit it, of this TV show. And yes, I saw it dubbed. I don't know why I liked it, in case you're looking for an explanation, but this was one of those anime I liked before I knew what anime was. It was cool... and had magic in it. And the concept was awesome, though episodic. However, upon learning that the entire series was actually 76 episodes long or something like that, I decided I wanted to find a way to add it to my collection without spending hundreds of dollars.

This movie takes place at some point during the series continuity. I didn't follow it that closely to know. All I do know is that if you have never heard about/seen ANY of this show, this movie is not for you. I bought it because it was like an extended episode, a quality I particularly like in movies of series of which I have seen a large portion. Because of this quality, characters are not introduced very well. It's pretty much assumed that the viewer only watches this because they know what's going on already.

The plot here unwinds very nicely, and feels, as I said, like an extended episode of the series. It develops well, with nothing seeming too rushed or out of place. The animation quality is top-notch, making this movie even better; seeing Sakura kick butt in widescreen and souped-up graphics.

Well, I think that's enough for now.

There ya have it. Thanks for watching!
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