「さくらとうさぎと月の唄」 (Sakura to Usagi to Tsuki no Uta)
“Sakura and The Rabbit and The Moon’s Song”
Another episode, another new card.
For anyone expecting a huge revelation or something big based on last week’s preview, you will once again be sorely disappointed. That said, this episode felt pretty good overall and as I’ve said before, I’m always down for more Kero-chan!
However, if I were to put on my conspiracy hat, Akiho and her stuffed animal Momo feel so damn suspicious that I’d probably go crazy if I didn’t try to talk about it. So besides all the red flags that were going off when Akiho was first introduced as a transfer student that started late, how can you not suspect her of being something more than just a soft-spoken side character after this week? Not only are the parallels to Sakura are so striking that it’s almost like the show is trying to slap us with a large trout, but with the way she was blushing at Syaoran just felt too damn suspicious. If I’m being frank with you, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if and when the show decides to reveal the secret (if there actually is one). Oh, and did I mention that while Sakura is making the assumption that Akiho’s “special person” might be a lover, I think it’s pretty clear that it might be someone who can use magic and possibly someone who we should be wary of.
Whew, with that out of the way let me throw my conspiracy hat back onto the coat rack and talk about some of the fun points of this week’s episode. Besides a rather short capture scene that Tomoyo once again missed, it’s nice to see Syaoran (sort of) finally join in on the action. And while it’d be nice to see him dawn his trademark green, white, and yellow outfit, I doubt we’ll be seeing much from him until we get deeper into whatever is going on with these Clear Cards. On Kero-chan’s side of things it was a little surprising to see him shift into his true form. For viewers new to the series, I’m sure you weren’t expecting someone as adorable as Kero-chan to look like something from He-Man, right?
Anyways, let’s all look forward to next week’s episode where we’ll hopefully get to see at least a fun card capture with so many cameras floating around. See you guys then!