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- Audio Rating: A-
- Video Rating: B+
- Packaging Rating: B+
- Menus Rating: B-
- Extras Rating: C
- Age Rating: 12 & Up
- Region: 1 - North America
- Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
- MSRP: 29.99
- Running time: 100
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. #07
By Edmund Lee
June 21, 2002
Release Date: January 08, 2002
Volume 7 and still going.
On the first episode in this disc, Sakura is in a bit of trouble when there is another 'Sakura' running around and causing all sorts of trouble. In order for Sakura to solve the mystery of this 'doppelganger', Kero teaches Sakura an important magic trick with the Clow Cards, how to predict the future. Very interesting in the way it is performed and I'm guessing that it is an important plot device that will come up in future episodes. One thing I must say this about this episode, it has best cutest scene in Cardcaptor Sakura ever!!! Anyone who has seen it has to agree with me. :D
The next episode, we are introduced to Sakura's new maths teacher, Kaho Mitsuki. While Sakura takes an instant liking to the new teacher, Li instantly feels something mysterious about her and cautions Sakura about it. When Sakura, Li, Meilin and Tomoyo visits the nearby temple to get some charms, they get trapped in a Clow Card. No way of getting out, Mitsuki comes and rescues them from the dungeon of mazes.
The third episode there's not much action here since it's basically a character development episode, which deals with Mitsuki and Toya and the relationship they had in the past. Not only that both Li and Sakura have their personalities fleshed out a little more. It's so funny and cute to see Li faints when Sakura hugs him. ^^
On last episode on the disc, everyone in Sakura's school are collecting cards that resembles Clow Cards. Of course the cards aren't the real ones, but rather some innocent charms that will help the kids do better at something that each cards represents. Trouble starts when Meilin picks up a card that turns out to be a real Clow Card.
Wow, it's been a while but I have to say I'm glad to get this review off my chest. It's nice to see some of the personalities fleshed out a little more in this volume. With the introduction of Kaho Mitsuki, it's become more interesting as she adds a slight twist to the storyline. She seems rather mysterious and knows lots of things Sakura and the others don't and conceals it real well. Also something to note, the feel of this volume seems to shift into a more serious note than the past releases, which I guess is what you expect from CLAMP and seeing it's close to the end of the first story arc.
With the video, I'm rather impressed with this disc. Clean and clear with a little bit of rainbowing in some episodes. I have no complaints here.
The audio is presented in its original language, with good use of directionality during the action packed moments. No complaints here.
The only extra in here is just an art gallery. It's pretty much standard anyway so don't expecting anything more.
No matter how kiddie this show can seem, you can't go wrong with a little sugary-sweet fun of Cardcaptor Sakura. I highly recommend you get this for your collection.
Panasonic SA-HT80, Panasonic TX-76PW10A 32" Widescreen 100hz/Progressive Scan, standard S-video cables