Netflix will bring Cardcaptor Sakura, the beloved anime series from early 2000s, into its streaming library on June 1.
Cardcaptor Sakura was one of the most well-known anime franchise in the early 2000s. Because of its artwork, humor, and animation, the show has raked millions of viewers and was acclaimed by critics.
Moreover, the series was praised for transcending its target audience of young children and being enjoyable to older viewers. With this at hand, it is certain that the anime has proved its success during its 5-year run time. Hence, Netflix has decided to bring back the beloved anime into its streaming library.
Netflix adds Cardcaptor Sakura to streaming library
Netflix officially announced that it will begin streaming Cardcaptor Sakura in the United States and Canada on June 1. On twitter, the network posted a teaser for the anime with a caption that stated,
“Dust off your wands and return to Clamp’s legendary world of a magical girl and her card-capturing quest! Cardcaptor Sakura series Clow Card and Sakura Card arrive on Netflix in the US and Canada June 1st.”
As of press time, the number of Cardcaptor Sakura seasons that will drop on the platform remains unclear. It is also unknown whether the streaming service will split the seasons up. Likewise, there is no word on what kind of dub will accompany this anime.
Netflix announcement marks the second recent way to easily stream and watch Cardcaptor Sakura. It was previously added to Funimation’s lineup on the 5th of May.
Dust off your wands and return to Clamp’s legendary world of a magical girl and her card-capturing quest! Cardcaptor Sakura series Clow Card and Sakura Card arrive on Netflix in the US and Canada June 1st. pic.twitter.com/TSIcOxA5Kb
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) May 18, 2020
Cardcaptor Sakura: plot
Cardcaptor Sakura takes place in the fictional Japanese city of Tomoeda. The series begins with 10-year-old Sakura accidentally releasing a set of magical Clow Cards from a book in her basement. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternative form when enabled.
Later on, Cerberus, the protector of the cards, emerged from the book. He then revealed that only individuals with magical powers may open the book seal. Bounded by her ability to open the seal, Sakura took responsibility to retrieve the missing cards.
In order to prevent a worldwide catastrophe from happening, she enlists her best friend Tomoyo and Cerberus in a magical quest to recapture the escaped cards.
More about the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise
Cardcaptor Sakura was published in Japan by Kodansha and was serialized in Nakayoshi. The manga consists of twelve volumes while the anime series comprises three seasons. The franchise has also produced two films, namely Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie and Cardcaptor Sakura 2: The Sealed Card.
Furthermore, ten video games have been produced based on the series and was also released in handheld consoles. It featured various genres, such as adventure and role-playing video games.
Cardcaptor Sakura will join several anime titles like Demon Slayer, Castlevania, and Pokemon Journeys on Netflix.
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