As the plot of this popular series escalates, Kero notes that Sakura's magical powers are increasing--and that she may need them in an upcoming conflict. But other characters have special abilities. Sakura's older brothe... more »r, Toya, "sees things other people can't," and his vision causes him to follow a mysterious spirit who takes the form of his sister. Sakura's substitute math teacher, Ms. Mizuki, knew Toya when he was a junior high student and they became very friendly--as Sakura discovers when the Return card carries her into the past. Shaoran Li stretches his powers to call Sakura back, although Kero suspects Yuki somehow aided him. Ms. Mizuki commands formidable powers of her own, which enable her to smash the labyrinth erected by the Maze Card--and causes Shaoran to fear her. Rated 13 and older, but appropriate for children three to four years younger; minor cartoon violence. --Charles Solomon« less
jermeyw | Zanesville, OH United States | 11/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Release #7 in the releases of Cardcaptor Sakura. This one is being released along with volume 4. Now if pioneer would only release volume monthly. Anyway, the cover is fantastic featuring a green background and Sakura in her cute "Alice in Wonderland" look. Thanks to pioneer to releasing covers in other colors besides pink (4 are enough for now)The episodes are great as always. I'm not clear on what the insert and postcard are at the moment, but it's really not that important. *Sakura finds out if you meet someone that looks like you, then you may die soon. That's a little harsh, especially when a clow card is damaging her image. Sakura may not be dying, but for, Touya, it could be a possibility! Can she rescue him from the unknown card?*A new beautiful teacher shows up to teach math. Shaoran gets a weird vibe from her though. Meanwhile, Sakura and Meilin race to the Tsukimine shrine to get charms when a clow card creates a maze to end all mazes. Everyone has lost all hope of finding the exit! Did you just hear that bell?*Touya seems to know Kaho Mizuki from somewhere. Is there anyway to find out what happened? A clow card that merges with a cherry tree seem to think so. Sakura is trapped in the past! Shaoran, do something!*Twin bells gets new cards in that look very similar to clow cards. It would just be awful if a real one got mixed in with them! A dangerous card appears and Sakura and Shaoran doesn't know who has it! Will they find the poor unfortunate "Brat" before he/she says the name on the card to release it?Remember, this release is in Japanese with English subtitles. Until March, unless Pioneer starts releasing them sooner! Release!"
Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 7
S. Tan | Dallas, USA | 12/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Another cute volume with cute episodes!!* First, there's "Sakura And Another Sakura", where a girl who looks just like Sakura is running around causing trouble! But Sakura's not the one she's after...
* Next, in "Sakura and the Wonderful Teacher", Sakura and Meiling (along with Tomoyo and Syaoran) go to a shrine to buy love charms, only to become trapped in a maze! What does their new teacher have to do with this..?
* Then, in "Sakura and the Shrine of Memories", Sakura gets caught in the past and learns some important things about her brother and Ms. Mizuki.
* Finally, in "Sakura and the Incantation Cards", Sakura's friends are all buying Clow Card-lookalike cards at the local Twin Bells, which seem to be helping them with their problems (even Sakura with her cooking!) until Meiling buys a REAL card..."
Some of the series' best episodes!
Sana Jisushi | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Sakura and Another Sakura," "Sakura and the Wonderful Teacher," "Sakura and the Shrine of Memories" and "Sakura and the Incantation Cards" are four Card Captor Sakura episodes you won't want to miss! They show a lot of the series' character development and backstory, which is why I consider these four some of the best episodes. First, there's "Sakura and Another Sakura." A copy of Kinomoto Sakura is running around Tomoeda District causing trouble. Yanagisawa Naoko, always first to offer a scary tale she's heard (much to the chagrin of ghost-fearing Sakura), remembers a saying that if you see your exact double in real life, you die. However, as Sakura-chan learns to tell fortunes with her Clow Cards, she realizes that she isn't the one that this spirit is out to harm... Next, in "Sakura and the Wonderful Teacher," the kind yet mysterious Mizuki Kaho-sensei, a miko (shrine maiden) who seems to know Sakura's older brother Touya, comes to teach math at Tomoeda Elementary. Li Syaoran thinks she seems suspicious, but Sakura counters that she seems nice enough. Meiling, Syaoran's self-proclaimed fiancee, takes Sakura and her best friend, Daidouji Tomoyo, to Kaho's shrine to buy charms, and she manages to drag Syaoran along, too. They get caught in a mysterious green maze, and Sakura's cards, Syaoran's spells, and anything else they try can't seem to get the group out of the maze... until help arrives from an unexpected source! In "Sakura and the Shrine of Memories," we return to Kaho's shrine because Kero-chan, the cards' guardian, can sense a card there. Sakura and Syaoran can't seem to find it anywhere- until Sakura gets sucked into a giant tree! The Return card, having taken up residence at the tree, has pulled Sakura back to her brother Touya's junior high days, where it is discovered that he did know Kaho before she returned to Tomoeda recently. Sakura can't spend all the time from then until the present in the tree, can she? How will she escape? In this video's final episode, "Sakura and the Incantation Cards," Twin Bells, a local store, has begun to stock strange cards that look similar to Clow Cards and supposedly give you more confidence and power. Sakura is going to buy a "Cooking Card," but they are sold out. However, she and Syaoran have a more important matter to think about: one of their classmates has bought a REAL card! Overall, I think these four episodes show a lot of character development and backstory, and are real staples to the series. "Next time too, together with Sakura, release!""
scorpinac | Fort Worth, TX | 01/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another wonderful addition to the DVD lineup for this series! We get one episode the dub missed, and three it didn't with multiple scenes that were cut regardless. First up, the capture of the Mirror Card, which turns itself into a replica of Sakura herself and badly hurts Toya! Though this ep. was in the dub, it's worth it for the scenes that got cut, such as Sakura getting a quick trim from Yukito! Second, Miss Kaho Mitsuki(Ms. Mackenzie in the dub) arrives just in time to help the kids defeat the trap of the Maze Card. This ep. also made the dub. Third, we have an ep that didn't make the dub! The capture of the Return Card on the shrine owned by Miss Mitsuki's family! But before they find it, Sakura is suddenly sent three to five years back in time, when Toya was still in Junior High! There she learns how he knew Miss Mitsuki. Also, we have an interesting conversation between Sakura and Li about their feelings toward Yukito. Finally, we have the adventure of the Shot Card! Though this was in the dub, I recommend viewing it because there are bits the dub skipped. For instance, we get to see Meilin buy a "Love" card from amongst the "enchanted" cards at Twin Bells in the hopes of strengthening Li's affections for her, and the whole subplot of Sakura trying to learn to cook Croquets got cut as well!(Her problem was that she was afraid of being hit by the popping oil.) This episode also shows Meilin's first meeting with Yukito, and the reason for the Shot Card attacking Li makes far more sense!(In the Japanese the card was set to go off when it was told to shoot at something. Meilin's trues coment that tripped it was, "I'll use the magic of this enchanted card to make a shot directly at Shaoron's heart!" oops.) Bring on the next disc!Scorpinac"
L. Mintah | USA | 05/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 7: Magical Mystery contains four episodes of the magical adventures of a young girl named Sakura as she tries to recapture ancient cards that have escaped. Joining her in her search are her friend Tomoyo, who videotapes Sakura's battles as well as construct's Sakura's battle costumes, a tiny winged animal named Kero who claims to be the guardian of the cards, and her rivals Li Shaoran and Meilin, who are from Hong Kong.
Episode 25: Two Sakuras - Sakura's doppelganger is wreaking havoc downtown - and ruining her reputation! There is a legend that if you see your doppelganger, you will die. Is this a Clow Card or the end of Sakura?
Episode 26: Sakura and the Wonderful Teacher - Sakura wakes up early from a mysterious and beautiful dream. She decides to take advantage of the time, and go for an early walk to school. As she is enjoying herself outside, she runs into an enchanting and beautiful woman. Sakura is infatuated. At school, the woman is her substitute math teacher! Li is not as infatuated, however. He senses great power from Ms. Mizuki.
Later that day, on the way to a shrine to buy a charm, Sakura and her friends are trapped in the Maze card. Each time they try to escape, the maze compensates. Will they die inside?
Episode 27: Sakura and the Shrine of Memories - Toya and Mizuki sensei have a past! Sakura gets sucked into the past by a Clow Card to witness it all - but how will she get back to the present time?
Episode 28: Sakura and the Enchanted Cards - Viewers will be happy to see the Twin Bells toy and gift shop with it's gracious owner. The shop is selling "enchanted cards," which are on various things like diet, cooking, romance. The cards quickly catch on, but it seems a real Clow Card - a dangerous attack one - got mixed up in them. Can Sakura or Li get to it before it targets someone?
The DVD has an art gallery with a beautiful image of "mirror," the prettiest Clow Card I have seen so far.