Four months after the end of the broadcast series, Sakura and her friends are starting 6th grade; Toya and Yuki are college freshmen. The magical Clow Cards have been captured, but Shaoran Li has returned to Hong Kong, a... more »nd Sakura has yet to respond to his declaration of love. Tomoyo arranges for him and Meilin to visit for the opening of an amusement park on the site of Eriol's house. The bulldozers free an unknown 53rd Card, which promptly causes problems. In a plot that recalls Tenchi in Tokyo, the Card wrecks havoc not out of malice, but because of the loneliness it endured while it was sealed away. Sakura manages to resolve everything satisfactorily--with some help from her friends. The English vocal cast is better than the one for Cardcaptors, but the film is more entertaining in Japanese with subtitles. (Rated 13 and older: minor violence) --Charles Solomon« less
Jaime Gama Salazar | Federal Distrit, México Mexico | 10/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, all the Clow Cards have been transformed into Sakura Cards, Eriol is back in England and Shaoran in Honk Kong. Back in Tokyo, Tomoyo still films Sakura's awesome powers (and makes sure to create cute little outfits for her as well). Everything seems to be okay until, one day, the house where Eriol used to live in is demolished to build a Theme Park.
The Void Card is now free and willing to do anything in order to get all it's friends back. Now, Sakura must fight against a Card which is immune to any kind of spell she or her guardians can use. Will Sakura capture this card before it swallows all her friends and the whole city? Can she tell Shaoran how she truly feels before his feelings are erased by the Void card's power?"
Truly the perfect ending!
~Cherry | NJ | 02/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, my very favorite series of all time, Cardcaptor Sakura, has come to an end in its American release. I have to say that this was the absolute perfect way to finish off the series - with a movie. Most of us know that episode 70 of the anime was a total cliff-hanger, and this is what happens.
Four months have passed since Eriol and his ordeals have left for England, and four months had passed since Syaoran told Sakura his true feelings, and yet, she was never able to reply. As life starts turning back to normal for her, the most exciting thing that happens is her getting the part of princess in a festival play.
Eriol's old house has been demolished, and a new amusement park was built atop the hill where it stood. Underneath the house, the 53rd Clow Card was sealed - a card that has the power to cancel out the other 52 and turn the world to nothingness.
Syaoran gets dragged to Japan by Meiling for the Nadeshiko festival, and Sakura tries to tell him how she feels, and somehow, something's always in the way! In the end, when everything, including Sakura's cards starts to dissappear, Sakura must make a choice - give up her most precious feeling, or let the world turn to nothing.The movie was truly amazingly animated. Everyone still has their true personalities, but somehow, they show a bit more expression. The colors are better, and in all, it's just better quality than the anime. It's widescreen, and has two subtitle tracks... However, there was one thing that intruiged me about this disk...
It's been dubbed, and not by Nelvana. The original Cadcaptors dub totally butchered the story, making it something for little kids. Since they cut out all traces of the S/S relationship, there was no point in dubbing this at all. However, when I played it on the English track, I sure was surprised. The dialog was accurate, the voices were just extremely well picked (especially Sakura-chan!), and I was really impressed! The only complaint I had was the over-use of complete sentences and Yukito's voice (sadly, Megumi Ogata doesn't speak English).Over all, this is worth the money. I was really happy finally getting to watch it after reading various summaries. ^^; Just one thing - I don't recomend this to anyone that hasn't seen all of the originally subbed episodes. Even if it's dubbed, you will be lost. It does not follow the Cardcaptors story.
Anyway, I hope my review heled somewhat. Thanks for reading."
This movie will "Catch You, Catch Me"!
Aldalote | United States of America | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was my first glimpse into the world of Cardcaptor Sakura. It captured me faster than a Clow Card!!!! I had never seen the dubbed version on American TV so I had no preconcived notion as to how the characters should sound and I found them delightful, especially Tomoyo (she appeals to the bookworm in me). Having now watched the anime in Japanese I find that the english pronunciation of names is fairly accurate and the dialogue is well translated. Though I'm sure it is confusing to fans of Cardcaptors, the 'english' personalities of the characters are more in line with their Japanese counterparts from the original anime and the manga. They are supportive of each other and set a great example for kids (the movie is rated PG though so you may want to screen it beforehand) but at the same time they are complex enough to be enjoyed by adults. I recomend this movie to anyone, period. ~Aldalote~"
A MUST BUY FOR CARDCAPTORS FANS
Aldalote | 09/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a really huge fan of Cardcaptors, but when the show was canceled I was completely devastated...they just left me hanging there with Li confessing his feelings towards Sakura and then he leaves for Japan. When I found out about the second movie I was thrilled about the thought. Sadly no one carried the DVD so luckily amazon carries it! Anway, the movie is really good and has a nice story to it. The movie is basically about Sakura and her building up the courage to tell Li her true feeings towards him since she never got the chance. Unfortunately, for those of you (like me) who have watched Cardcaptors the voices have changed from the series and that was probably one of the biggest shockers for me. At times the high-pitched voices got kind of annoying but the movie still caught my attention. Although I would have to say that I was disappointed about Kero's voice changing to some "cute" voice.
Ok, back to the movie. Unfortunately for Sakura and co. there is yet another Clow card that hasn't been sealed and it's called The Nothing Card. It balances the negative and positive energy between all of the cards but has the power of all of them combined into one. So it is very powerful. While trying to get ready for the town play, confessing to Li, Sakura must seal this card and turn it into a Sakura card before everything and EVERYONE disappears. Everything becomes hopeless when she finds out that the person in the end who has the most magic has to give up the most important feeling that they have at that very moment. This means that Sakura or Li would have to give up their feelings towards to each other.
What happens when Yue and Kero Beros get captured by the card...and then soon Li...? That just determines Sakura even more and the capture for the final card is just beginning.
I would highly recommend this DVD to any Cardcaptors fan even though there are some changes such as voice changes and the use of their Japanese names rather than their English names. The animation is as good as ever and the excitment is back! So don't just sit there! Buy the DVD!"
Its now Sakura's turn to say to Shoaron "I love you!"
Elizabeth | USA | 05/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is full with love and action. Cardcaptor Sakura is maybe in Japanese, but it takes you to a new world. Even if its a cartoon, its a nice anime. This movie I thought was as good as the first movie. I really like the colors on here, they make it stand out. The structure is nicely done. Put that aside and lets start out with the basics.
If CC (Carly Mckillip, Jordin Kilik etc.) was acting on this and Nelvana was on this, I bet they would cut every single part of Sakura and Shoaron having a crush on each other. I bet it would be just a half in hour movie. I bet that on the end, Sakura would be glad that Shoaron is back and instead of saying "I love you" to Shoaron, I would think Sakura AVALON would say "Im glad you back!" or "We finally captured all of the cards!" or something. This is not waste of your money. I promise.
This movie is about the sixth grader Sakura who is in a play. She plays as the princess! The lead role! Shoaron and Meiling come back from Hong Kong when Sakura tries to tell her true feelings to Shoaron. Some strange presence that Sakura senses seems like its a Clow Card and it is... the last and final one called "The Sealed Card". Sakura has to capture it before time runs out when everyone disappears..."