New Cardcaptor Sakura Anime to Premiere This January 2018!

Get hyped! The popular magical girl returns in a new anime series!

As a way of celebrating the manga’s 20th anniversary, the all girls manga group CLAMP released a new Cardcaptor Sakura manga this year titled Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Arc. The manga is still ongoing but what’s cool is that an anime adaptation of the manga is slated for a January 2018 release. Still a long wait for fans who have read the manga, watch the 70-episode anime series, and the two films. This announcement was confirmed in the February issue of Nakayoshi magazine (a publication under Kondansha).

The reason why I am so excited for this upcoming anime series is that the former seiyuus will be reprising their roles. Sakura Tange and Junko Iwao will return as Sakura and Tomoyo! I’m currently in a wave of nostalgia now because these two are the reasons why I got into the Yuri genre.

I’m still in the process of getting my hands on the new Cardcaptor Sakura manga (which takes place just after Sakura graduated from elementary). Now because of this announcement, I feel like featuring more stuff related to the series in the coming weeks like a review on the 70-episode anime, their specials, video games, and the two movies. For those who missed the Sakura and Syaoran pairing, I’m pretty sure you’re going to love the current manga series because some previews of the manga chapters reveal of them being together.

2018 might be a long wait but at least there’s something to look forward to for CCS fans!

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‘Saki’ Live Action Show to Premiere this December, Film to Premiere in 2017!

Fans of the mahjong and shoujo manga Saki are in for a treat as four live action episodes will be aired this December! A film adaptation of the series is also set to premier in February 2017. 

The official cast for the live action adaptation were revealed yesterday in full costumes. For their respective names, roles, and information about them, check out the photos and captions below. 
For someone who has followed the manga and anime, I think they have nailed the character appearances quite well. Of course it’s still too early to say. The first episode premiere will being on December 4, 2016 (MBS) and on December 6, 2016 (TBS).
Minami Hamabe will star the role of Saki Miyanaga. She played the role of Menma in the 2015 TV Movie  ‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ 

Japanese idol and singer Nana Asakawa will play the role of Nodoka Haramura

Aika Hirota, another Japanese idol and singer will play the role of Yuki Kataoka

Mai Kikuchi will play as Koromo Amae

Actress and model Rena Takeda taking the role of second year student Kana Ikeda

Seika Furuhata will play the role of mahjong club president Hisa Takei

Anna Yamada as the reliable, trusting, and sometimes snarky Mako Someya 

Former AKB48 idol Mariya Nagao will play the role of Toka Ryumonbuchi

Hajime Kunihiro will be played by Kyoka Shibata

Ena Koshino as the popular Jun Inoue 

‘Ladybaby’ member Rie Kaneko will be playing the stoic and quiet Tomoki Sawamura

Mami Kamura will play Mihoko Fukuji 

Aya Yoshizaki will play the role of  the serious yet fun-loving second year student Miharu ‘Miharun’ Yoshitome

The role of the second year student Sumiyo Fukabori will be played by Mizuki Hoshina

Yuzu Higuchi will take the role of the semi-worrywart Seika Bundo

Third Year Student Yumi Kajiki will be played by Natsumi Okamoto

Ano as Momoko “Stealth Momo” Touyoko

Third year student Satomi Kanbara will be played by Aguri Onishi

Marina Nagasawa will play shy girl Kaori Senoo

Lastly, Mari Yamachi will play Mutsuki Tsuyama

Click here and here for the sources. 

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Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara to voice Sailor Uranus and Neptune in Sailor Moon Crystal’s Third Season

It’s officially confirmed that seiyuus Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara will be voicing Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune respectively in the upcoming third season of Sailor Moon Crystal. 
The remake of this classic anime premiered via online streaming in 2014 with season two ended in 2015. After a minor silence of the project (regardless of the massive merchandise announcements), it’s great to know that the visuals for the third season are very promising as well as their great seiyuu line-up.
Unlike the first Sailor Moon anime that premiered in the 90s, Sailor Moon Crystal will be accurately based from the manga chapters created by Naoko Takeuchi. Another Sailor Moon project is also in the works which has yet to be revealed as of this time. 
For those who are curious on how these two sound like, watch the two video links below!

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