Romantic rivals?! Summer is nearly over, but Sakura's tests never end! Sakura's school stages a test of courage in some scary caves, but when the Erase Card makes her friends disappear, Sakura and Li rise to the challeng... more »e! Then, the Glow Card creates a romantic mood with Yukito, only to have it spoiled by Li, Toya and her undone homework... If only the Move Card would leave her books alone! Finally, Li's cousin, Mei-Lin, arrives from Hong Kong to help Li capture the Clow Cards, but she thinks Sakura likes Li! No way! CardCaptor Sakura V.5 - Vacation Daze (Episodes 17, 18, 19 & 20) Collectable postcard inside! (While supplies last)« less
"Well, it was sort of a long wait, but this disc was DEFINITELY worth it! For now we know what really happened when Meilin arrived!For this disc's first offering, an episode that made the dub - the capturing of the Erase card while the kids are at Outdoor Studies(read: Summer Camp). There's a small scene at the front with Kero complaining about the heat in Sakura's room, but otherwise what we see in the dub was basically what happened in the Japanese. (Remember: Some dialogue changes are unavoidable due to that amzing thing called LIP MOVEMENT!!)Second up, the gang's off to a small street fair/festival, in kimonos!! (Except Li, the kimonos I mean.) The capture of the Glow card is secondary to the fun of Li and Toya having a Ring Booth battle to get a bunny for Sakura(and..Yukito).Third on the agenda, the capture of the Move card, which jumps into a book that both Sakura AND Li need for a book report, leading them on a merry game of "Catch Me If You Can!" At the end of the episode Meilin makes her hysterical entrance, arriving at Li and Wei(the guy who's looking after him while he's here, and now Meilin as well[that's right, the rest of their families stayed in Hong Kong, as apposed to the commentary of Meilin's father being transferred in the dub!])'s apartment. The timing is especially interesting as Sakura and Tomoyo are present when she arrives(you'll have to watch to find out why.), and she is not at all pleased to find two other girls in Li's home! Especially when one is wearing...well, like I said, buy it and find out for yourself.For our final offering, another ep. that made the dub, the capture of the Fight card. The Japanese version is way worth it, as we have a scene deleted from the dub wherein Sakura recalls how Meilin "asked" her and Tomoyo to leave her and Li's apartment after the end of the previous episode. And let's get one thing clear here: Meilin and Li are cousins, and (as I understand it from other sources, subject to change with later discs) Meilin is Li's fiancee by parental arrangement! She even states this rather emphatically to Sakura in this episode when she's introduced to the class!I laughed til I died, then was resucitated and laughed some more! Let the next one come!Scorpinac"
kewlbunnie | Silver Spring, MD United States | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know a lot of people are mentioning that Vol. 4 is coming out later than Vol. 5. I've seen the entire subtitled series and the first movie. Let me tell you it is definitely worth the wait. This is such a cute series and it is my favorite anime series. If you really can't wait, there are lots of places where you can buy fan-subbed dvd's, anime that was subtitled by fans therefore being of a lesser quality. The first movie, which is also available fan-subbed, is between the first and second seasons. It's an awesome movie and I highly recommend it. Whatever you do, DON'T buy the dubbed version. It's very irritating and the 10 year-olds sound like high-schoolers. Don't mind the mix-up. Unless you really can't wait, be patient and enjoy what you have."
Explanation for this release
kewlbunnie | 05/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What happened was there was some diagreement with the licensor, something about the subtitled releases being too close to the dubbed episodes seen on TV, so they deemed the subtitled versions to be a disincentive for consumers who bought dubbed, but then turned to subtitled -or- subtitled sales is draining sales of the dubbed dvds. So this was their solution, to stagger the release of the fourth volume until the episodes in that subtitled volume is shown on TV."
Sakura episodes 17-20 wonderful
Sana Jisushi | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've ever watched the dub, you might think that Card Captor Sakura is every bit as boring, plotless and just plain BAD as its dubbed counterpart. Not so, as you can see with these four episodes. In "Sakura's Scary Test of Courage," Kinomoto Sakura is at a summer-school trip for Tomoeda Elementary students. Although she is frightened by her friend Yanagisawa Naoko's ghost stories and the mysterious disappearances of students, she manages to capture the Erase card and return them all, with help from her ally, Li Syaoran. After that, Sakura-chan is at the amusement park with her friends, and the Glow card makes it even more spectacular for her. It's not just Sakura that likes the card's act of lighting up the park- her longtime crush, Tsukishiro Yukito, also thinks it's wonderful, which actually makes Sakura-chan hesitant to seal it! Next, Sakura is chasing the Move card, trailed by her camera-toting best friend Daidouji Tomoyo. They meet up with Syaoran and seal the card, which was causing trouble by moving Sakura's book around... but who is this mysterious new girl that seems to know Syaoran? We find out the answer to that in "Sakura and the Fighting Exchange Student," where the mysterious girl shows up at Tomoeda. She is revealed to be Syaoran's cousin, Li Meiling, but proclaims herself to be his fiancee! As if that wasn't enough, she isn't too happy that Sakura, being the Card Captor and being assisted by Syaoran, might be a threat to her- so she acts as if Sakura is her rival. Meiling, with her martial arts skills, ends up hurting the Fight card badly, but she still can't admit that without magic, she can't do much, and that Sakura isn't really bad. So, I'll just end this by saying that the original Card Captor Sakura is great. In the words of Sakura-chan at every next-episode summary: "Next time too, together with Sakura, release!""
Worth the wait
kero7590 | New JerseyOradell,NJ | 07/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amazon dot com said that Vacation Daze would come out on July 10, 2001. Now they are saying it will not come out until September. But I think it will be worth the wait. I saw the dubbed version and at first I thought it was great. After I baught the uncut version I saw what a difference it made. Well I still atch the dubbed version on Saterdays. But if you want the whole show buy the real version. If you can't wait buy the dubbed version. But if your a cardcaptor Sakura fan like me... wait. It realy is worth the wait."