12 Moments of Anime: ZOMG Sakura!December 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Articles | 10 Comments
This one kind of makes me weep for 2008 in general (or for myself for finding it so memorable), but I suppose that as a starving fangirl, whatever gets thrown at me for certain series will be memorable to me. Even if it seems like it’s only thrown in there as a nudity-free form of fanservice.
My fourth day of anime comes from the third OAD of Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations. (Spoiler Warning)
ZOMG it’s Sakura! And not just any Sakura, but our lovable Cardcaptor! (OMGWTFNOWAI)
Out of…nowhere. Sometimes the unexpected just has to be memorable.
Of course, if it wasn’t CardCaptor Sakura, my favoritest character in any anime EVAR, I probably wouldn’t find it memorable. Even if it is unexpected. If CLAMP threw Chii as she was in Chobits in our faces I wouldn’t have even blinked. In fact, I might be outraged at the stupidity of putting a character in there for what seems to be no reason outside of giving fangirls and fanboys an enjoyable little moment.
Which was probably Sakura’s main purpose of being thrown in there too, but it’s different because it’s Sakura.
Back when Sakura had her own anime, it was all hand-drawn cels. Even though I wouldn’t change that animation one bit, it still gives me a little *squee* to see Sakura in all her digital animated glory. It comes from my own personal belief that Sakura should invade absolutely every single part of anime. Sakura needs to appear in absolutely every medium. Why?
Because she’s Sakura. There doesn’t need to be a reason.
Then again, Sakura doesn’t need to really be all 3D computer animated thanks.
And also…she appeared in CLAMP in Wonderland II…but that happened in 2007 of course.
So, it’s also Sakura (TRC) meeting Sakura (CCS). CLAMP in Wonderland kind of bragged that it would show Sakura and Syaoran meeting their other selves, but that was a big fat lie. They barely appeared on the same screen together. Not saying I didn’t love CLAMP in Wonderland, just saying, you know…don’t use false advertising guys.
“What would happen if Sakura and Syaoran met the other Sakura and Syaoran?”
But I’m a little off-track here.
Sakura appearing in Tokyo Revelations made it her first appearance in a canon series since CCS. Sure, it didn’t happen in the manga, but Nanase Ohkawa still apparently wrote the script for the OADs. So of course, that lead to wild theories that I will keep vague and not really mention (except to say that I was right, score one for me).
Basically, Sakura appearing to lead the other Sakura to safety (and to be “the dream” so the title would make sense without the manga)…seemed unnecessary, but I loved it anyway.
I’d also like to mention that even if Sakura didn’t appear, the third OAD would probably be in here because I got to see Sakura be all badass while still retaining her sweet (Yui Makino) voice and somehow that made it ten times more awesome for me. So…Sakura was badass too. Just, ccSakura stole her thunder.
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