Vol. 2 Trouble from Hong Kong! Sakura versus the Power, the Sword and the Fight Cards! While she continues to learn to capture The Clow Cards, Li continues to criticize and challenge Sakura. As if that wasn't hard e... more »nough, Meilin Rae arrives from Hong Kong with her sights set on Li and ready to fight for his attention. Sakura just wants to capture The Clow Cards, but just try telling that to Meilin! Contains the 3 complete episodes of the popular TV series airing on the Kids' WB.« less
"Not to be missed, this fills in the remaing gaps on what all happened _before_ Li arrived! First up, in Episode 5, Sakura discovers that the Jump card has invaded a young shop owners wares! Worse, it pulls them altogether to form a..well..I don't want to spoil it. Next, the Illusion card is playing with kids minds in the woods, going so far as to try and off Sakura with an image of her late mother! This one has a real tearjerker ending, folks! (And this is coming from a 23 year old male! My mom gave me defective genes, I swear!) For the third ep., a young child is upset at an art museum for apparently altering a painting of him done by his father. Actually it's just been "occupied" by the Silent card, which really doesn't like noise... Also, Li actually makes his first appearance in this episode, in a very brief cameo. Finally, we have the Episode the Dub starts with, Li's arrival at Sakura's school and rather brusque request for the cards collected so far, as well as the activities of the Thunder card... So once again, if you're an addict, grab it! Bring on the third one!!Scorpinac"
Review for the "Uncut" version
cardcaptorz_moon_fan | USA | 07/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(What the?...why is Amazon.com mixing up the reviews with that Cardcaptors Dvd 'Power match' with the uncut(and very differnt) version of Cardcaptor sakura. Yes, they both are Cardcaptor sakura but ones the 'Uncut version' and the highly edited 'Dub' and they both contain totally differnt episodes. Get it right Amazon!)This is my review for the uncut version.(Five stars)
This contains episodes 5-9 of 'Cardcaptor Sakura'
In these episodes she captures 'Jump card', 'Illisuon card', 'Silent card', and the 'Thunder card'
All the episodes on here are wonderful! My favorite is the Silent card episode, its funny when they are trying to be as quiet as they can, but they keep going back outside due to the Silent card. I also love on how she captues it in the end! It would be easier to be able to get my hands on all of the Cardcaptor Sakura DVDs if they where cheaper in price ($30 avrage price(everywere) for each DVD with only 4 uncut episodes? That outrageous! I can't afford that!)
Even though the price is rediculous, its well worth it when you get it! Heres a review for 'Cardcaptors: Power match' (Two stars)
This is the version that has been drasicly edited for kids. This must be the most edited Anime in the US(even more edited than 'Sailor moon', and thats pretty bad...)
But they did such a wonderful job at changeing it into something new! Now Tomido(Madison) is one of the ignoed charaters(in Japan they had a doll and one of the main charaters other than Sakura) as Meling(Melin) is now one of the Cardcaptors (SHE WAS NEVER A CARDCAPTOR IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!)
They totally changed everything(even the music/personaitys/episodes....)
I bet if you take out the 'today on Cardcaptors', all of the flashbacks, commercals, and 'the card we reveal today' you will have only 10 to 14 minutes of actual fotage of the real episode that has been dubbed(depending on how many flashback there is in an episode) Thats why I gave it two stars."
Sakura's Adventures Continue
Saint Dubricius | Eastern Seaboard, USA | 01/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The second volume in the Cardcaptor Sakura series, Everlasting Memories, contains episodes 5 through 8 continuing the story of ten-year old Sakura as she searches for the scattered Clow cards, a magical Tarot-like deck where each card centers around a specific power or talent. Not to be confused with the Warner Brother's Cardcaptors cartoon series, this DVD is the original, uncut Japanese release with English subtitles, the way Japanese anime should be viewed and enjoyed.Backed by a beautiful musical soundtrack, the stories include a toy shop with possessed plush animals, a Clow card masquerading as Sakura's late mother, a Clow card inhabiting a picture in the local art gallery and the appearance of a rival who has his own plans for the Clow cards.Parents should be aware that there is a PG-13 rating on the DVD because the need to watch subtitles requires good reading and comprehension skills. There is also some mild profanity.One benefit to the Cardcaptor Sakura series seldom mentioned is its capability as an attractive adjunct to any Japanese language program. My three sons have already picked up some Japanese idioms and words pronounced correctly. An enterprising writer could profit by writing and publishing a companion study guide to Japanese language and culture using the Cardcaptor Sakura series as its focus."
Continue as you've started.
sylk | USA | 09/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EVERLASTING MEMORIES is the second DVD in the series Cardcaptor Sakura and picks up right where the first one left off. Sakura is just as cute as ever and the Cards are still up to their usual mischief - it's time for the Cardcaptor to show that she means business!From unruly cards taking over stuffed animals (and making things very difficult for one very nice shop owner) to a card that hijacked a painting (and doesn't like noise), Sakura's got her work cut out for her in this DVD. Sometimes the challenges seem a little too big - is that a card or the ghost of Sakura's mother? And if it's Sakura's mother, why does she keep leading her daughter into danger? What is Sakura going to do about this rival of hers, Li Shaolan?No fear though, as Sakura is just as bright and cheerful as ever! Her solutions will leave you smiling - and sometimes crying - as she goes about doing things in a way that's distinctly Sakura. With the introduction of Li, things become slightly more complicated - but it also offers a wonderful insight into the relationships surrounding the characters, especially Touya and Sakura's and Li and Yukito's.These DVDs leave you thinking that there is no way the next one could top it - and yet, you find yourself quite happily surprised. A show that leaves you smiling is always worth the money you pay for it."
Not Nelvana, oh, no! Far better indeed...
ellie-chan | USA | 03/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The CCS series, so slaughtered in America, continues it's uncut, subtitled glory on DVD! It contains four episodes, including an introduction to a new character- Syaoran Li! These episodes are just as cute as the four on the first DVD. Sure took a long time to come out, or at least that's how it feels. Anyway, you can't go wrong with this if your a fan of shoujo anime! This is better than Nelvana's garbage by a long shot. You can't even tell it's the same show! Forget Cardcaptors, go CardCaptor Sakura!"