OP2: 「ロケットビート[」 (Roketto Bitto) by 安野希世乃 (Yasuno Kiyono)
「さくらとただいま苺鈴」 (Sakura to Tadaima Meirin)
“Sakura and Welcome Back Meiling”
Hey look at that — a new opening and ending sequence!
With one-cour over and another beginning, I must say that I was rather impressed with how the story handled itself this week. Instead of tossing us straight into another clear card capture, we instead got hit with a wave of nostalgia as Meiling graced our screens with her surprise return. A return that I honestly never thought we needed, but was very appreciative to receive. And while it remains to be seen whether or not we’ll see her dawn that awesome battle outfit of hers, I must admit that it’s nice to see someone who’s not afraid to poke fun at Sakura’s feelings for Syaoran as well as able to help push Sakura in the right direction.
Hopping over to Touya and Yukito for a second, boy wouldn’t it be great if we got to see Touya do some cool magical things? As Sakura’s older brother who knows almost exactly what’s going on but is staying silent about it all, I can’t help but think about how cool it would be for him to swoop in and save the day when the time calls for it. And while it might be a pipedream since this is Cardcaptor Sakura after all, maybe dreams like that can come true when you think about the implications of the story devoting an entire moment for revealing Touya’s possible recovery.
Switching gears back to our two main girls this week, I can’t wait to see what card is playing around with Sakura. I have an idea of what card might be messing around, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until next week before we get any concrete details. Before ending the post though, can we take a second to talk about just how shady Kaito has been? With the story not even trying to hide it anymore, I can’t wait to find out just what he has in store for Sakura and Akiho.
In any case, see you guys next week!
P.S. I KNEW THAT BUNNY WASN’T JUST A SIMPLE STUFFED ANIMAL. And Happy Belated Birthday Sakura!
ED2: 「リワインド」 (Riwaindo) by 鈴木みのり (Suzuki Minori)