Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie (created by CLAMP) is getting a revival screening in 9 theatres across Japan. Tange Sakura (Sakura Kinomoto) and Junko Iwao (Tomoyo Daidoji) took part in the first day stage greetings at Tokyo Shinjuku Piccadilly on January 21, 2017.
Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie was released in 1999 and is the first movie version of the anime Cardcaptor Sakura (originally released as Cardcaptors in English). In the movie, main character Sakura Kinomoto wins a prize trip to Hong Kong and travels overseas for the first time along with with Tomoyo, Yukito, and Toya. While there, they meet classmates Syaoran and Meiling, plus a mysterious lady magician with two even more mysterious white cloths.
Tange and Iwao were both surprised when the event host reminded them that it has already been 17 and a half years since the movie was first shown. Iwao spoke about how she always sat down next to Tange during recordings and wanted to take videos of Tange, ‘Sakura Tange-chan is a lot like Sakura Kinomoto-chan. She tries her best and is very pretty.’ Iwao looked at Tange with a smile while the latter said the, ‘my favorite parts of the Movie Version of Cardcaptor Sakura are just too detailed to convey.’
The audience burst into applause when it was announced at the venue that the upcoming TV anime Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Arc will have the same cast and staff as the original anime series. When the new anime was announced back in June, 2016, Tange revealed at the time that she didn’t know whether or not she was going to appear in the new series, ‘It’s a miracle to be able to have the same cast and staff as the previous work. I want to say thank you.’
The ‘Sakura Fes 2017 – Card Captor Sakura Birthday Party ~’ will be held on April 1, 2017 in Tokyo · LUMINE Daira Big Hall. In addition to Tange and Iwao, more cast members will appear: Aya Hisakawa (Kerberos), Motoko Kumai (Li Syaoran) and Emi Ogata (Yukito Tsukishiro).
Tokyo: Shinjuku Piccadilly, Cine Libre Ikebukuro
Kanagawa: 109 Cinemas Kawasaki
Osaka: Osaka Station City Cinema, Namba Parks Cinema
Kyoto: MOVIX Kyoto
Aichi: 109 Cinemas Nagoya
Fukuoka: United Cinema Canal City 13
Hokkaido: United Cinema Sapporo