1st Cardcaptor Sakura Film Returns to Japanese Theaters in January
The December issue of Kodansha‘s Nakayoshi magazine announced on Wednesday that Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, the first movie in CLAMP‘s Cardcaptor Sakura franchise, will return to Japanese theaters on January 21, 2017.
The magazine confirms the following theaters:
- Shinjuku Piccadilly, Shinjuku, Tokyo
- Cine Libre, Ikebukuro, Tokyo
- 109 Cinemas Kawasaki, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
- Osaka Station City Cinema, Umeda, Osaka
- Namba Parks Cinema, Namba, Osaka
- MOVIX Kyoto, Kyoto
- 109 Cinemas Nagoya, Aichi
- United Cinemas Canal City 13, Fukuoka
- United Cinemas Sapporo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie premiered in Japan in 1999. Geneon shipped the movie on home video in 2002. In 2013, Discotek licensed Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, which was previously owned by Geneon, and released it on home video the following year.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original manga. CLAMP launched the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Hen (Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card Arc) sequel manga series in the same July issue on June 3. The manga takes place after titular character Sakura graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School, and is now in her first year of junior high school. Sakura sees a mysterious dream, and an incident takes place. A new anime project is also in the works.