L. Mintah | USA | 08/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In Cardcaptor Sakura: Vol. 12 - Final Judgement, our young heroine has her heart broken. Viewers' hearts will break along with her. This DVD contains the last three episodes of the second season of the show.
The first two episodes on the disc are intense, dark, and a bit violent. Kereberos reveals to Sakura that although she has captured all of the Clow Cards, there is one final step to determine if she will be the cards' master. Yue the Judge must arrive and make the final decision. Who Yue really is, and what this means for Sakura, is unbearable. Sakura must battle with Yue for her life - but how can she - when her reason to live has been taken away?
The last episode gives us a glimpse of the third season. We have a new character, a British exchange student named Eriol. He is suave and intelligent, and seems to have taken a liking to Sakura, which agitates Li Shaoran."
The Final Judgment, and then some!
L. Mintah | 02/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hi all! Today it's Cardcaptor Sakura--The Final Judgment!
I'll start by saying that this DVD contains the best and most intense episodes of all CCS-dom (my saying CCS-dom is kind of funny, if you consider Sakura's role in Tsubasa). I remember the days of the Nelvana dub, and I remember how, when I first saw that the Final Judgment would be shown one episode a week for three straight Saturdays, that commercial became the almost-literal focus of my existence. I was obsessed with the Final Judgment before and after I actually saw the episodes, and to this day the three of them are still dearest to my heart (my favorite captures are: Sweet; Sleep; Dash; Sword; Float; Voice; Cloud; Firey; the special Japan-only episode involving Sakura and Yukito going on a scavenger hunt; and, of course, the pilot episode). So yes, the Final Judgment is great, and those three episodes get the five stars this whole DVD should have gotten.
Okay, so you know the Final Judgment also means the Final Three Episodes of Season 2, right? There are four episodes on this DVD, as is the norm, but as you've probably figured out by now, one of those episodes was the first episode of Season Three. When *I* figured that out, I was VERY unhappy. I know it's not Amazon's fault; they're just the ones selling it. But there should not have been ANY episodes of Season 3 on a Season 2 disc. It's just sloppy, in my opinion.
But anyway, guys and girls, if you can get around that small slip of Judgment (haha), this DVD is well worth paying for! Enjoy! Elissachan has spoken."