ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY has announced in a television advertisement on Monday that Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card will make its Philippine television premiere this month.
The first two episodes will premiere back-to-back on Monday, June 29, at 06:00pm. Subsequent episodes will air every Monday to Friday at 06:30pm, with next-day encore telecast at 06:00pm.
The power of the Clow is back with a new adventure for the Cardcaptor! After sealing the last of the Clow Cards, Sakura Kinomoto is ready to face her newest challenge—junior high. But just when she settles into a normal routine, a strange dream changes everything. The cards are blank, rendered powerless, and a cloaked figure grants her a new key of magic. What lies behind this mysterious power? (Synopsis from Funimation)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card is an anime adaptation of the Japanese shoujo manga series by the popular artist collective Clamp, which has been running in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine since July 2016 and currently has eight (8) volumes.
The manga is a sequel to the popular Cardcaptor Sakura manga series that ran from May 1996 to June 2000, which also received a 70-episode anime series from 1998-2000.
Cardcaptor Sakura anime series director Morio Asaka and scriptwriter Nanase Ohkawa returned in the new series, while episode director Kunihiko Hamada handled character designs, which was produced by anime studio Madhouse.
Maaya Sakamoto, who sung the third opening theme song of the previous series, has sung the first opening theme “CLEAR”. Kiyono Yasuno, better known as the voice of “Megumi Kato” of the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, has sung the second opening theme “Rocket Beat”.
The new series ran on Japanese television from January to July 2018, which has a total of 22 episodes.
The premiere of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card also serves as a homecoming of the popular series back to media conglomerate ABS-CBN, as the first anime series premiered on Philippine television through ABS-CBN in July 2001.
The anime series was then aired on Qtv Channel 11, the then-secondary terrestrial channel of media conglomerate GMA Network, in August 2018 featuring a new Tagalog dubbing.
The series was since re-aired on GMA-7, which is also the primary competitor of ABS-CBN, in January last year.
YeY is one of the digital terrestrial sub-channels of ABS-CBN, and the second animation channel of the network after the now-defunct anime channel HEROtv.
YeY can be seen on digital terrestrial TV exclusively on ABS-CBN TVplus set-top boxes, as well as SKYcable Channel 01 (Metro Manila, CAMANAVA / Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna) and SKYdirect Channel 03.