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Cardcaptor Sakura: Volume 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura Authentic Manga) [Paperback]

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  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Tokyopop Press Inc (31 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591828783
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591828785
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.9 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 942,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Well, the story is exactly the same as the other Cardcaptor Sakura manga vol.1, however there are a few differences. The manga is about Sakura catching the Clow cards, Tomoyo making battle costumes for her, Sakura's crush on Yukito and.... I am not going to bore you with the story because I assume most of you reading this review will already know it. Anyway the differences between the 2 mangas are;
THE READING FORMAT-you get to read this in 100% authentic manga style (right to left format), which means none of the art work has been flipped, altered, enlarged/reduced or cut off.
THE TRANSLATIONS-A different person translated this manga
THE FONTS-To tell you the truth I prefer the font of the other manga.
HONORIFICS-They have included honorifics in this manga. What are honorifics???? Well honorifcs are the way Japanese use words to add to peoples names to determine their relationship with people.
ENGLISH BULKY LETTERS-They did not include English bulky letters in this manga, that means none of the artwork will get spoiled.
BONUS BOOK MARK-Like the Cardcaptor Sakura;master of the clow mangas, you will get a Clow card book mark and the first and last page is in colour for the first press release.
JAPANESE WORDS-A few Japanese words are used in this manga, with a glossary at the back of the manga.
If you have already read the other Cardcaptor Sakura vol.1 manga, then its worth buying this item, although you already know the story, because you get more exprience of the way CLAMP intends you to read it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic..... 13 Mar 2005
By S. F. - Published on Amazon.com
Someone reccomended this series to me because me and Sakura shared a name. I wasn't a big shoujo fan, but I ended up buying them all. Funny, endearing and heartfelt, Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the best manga ever written. (Although I must say, something is lost when it is translated into English. It's good nonetheless.) The story goes that a girl named Sakura opens a book in her father's library and releases spirit cards created centuries ago by a magician named Clow into the world. It is now her task, accompanied by the sun guardian Kero (looks like a lion in full form) and (later) the moon guardian Yue (reminiscent of an angel) to capture them and return them to the book. The cards periodically appear to wreak havoc, and Sakura goes out to combat them with a mix of magic and courage. Her best friend Tomoyo (Madison in the TV series) is always there to make sure she looks sharp in one of her costumes and film the whole affair. Along with capturing the cards, she strives to win over her rival Li Shaolan, a descendant from Clow's family and fellow cardcaptor. Through all the typical fantasy manga in the series wends a funny, painful story about Sakura's relationships with her friends and family, and about their relationships with each other. A must have, with a little bit of fantasy, comedy, and romance and drama to please everyone.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite CLAMP title so far! 24 Sep 2004
By Angelica Brenner - Published on Amazon.com
This series is absolutely wonderful. It's about Sakura, a 10-year-old girl who finds a magic book inside her father's library. Inside the book is a set of magic cards, which escape and cause trouble all over the city. So, she sets out to find and capture all the cards, with the help of a magical beast named Kero.

This is a series by CLAMP (for those who don't know, they're a very popular comic-making team from Japan) , so of course the artwork is beautiful, and the story is sweet without getting too sugary. It's mostly meant for girls, but some boys might like the card-capturing action scenes.

And it's an "all-ages" book, so it's good for everyone to read!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RETURNING CARDS TO THE CLOW 3 Feb 2006
By Sesho - Published on Amazon.com
Sakura Kinomoto, a Japanese fourth grader at Tomoeda Elementary, has been thrust into her destiny with the discovery of the "The Clow", a book of magic which contains the powerful "Clow Cards". These magical cards were imbued with the sorcery of the great magician, Clow Reed. Unfortunately, Sakura had no idea what she was doing when she opened it and the cards have been scattered all through the city. It's not totally her fault since Cerberus, or Kero-chan, the guardian of the book was napping on the job. Now, not only are the living cards wreaking havoc, but he has lost most of his power and now displays his weakness in the form of a winged lion cub with an Osakan accent. Dubbing Sakura a "Cardcaptor", its up to the duo to find all the cards before the spirits contained within them hurt someone. They won't be alone though. Tagging along for the adventure is Tomoya, Sakura's classmate and best buddy, whose ultra-rich mother will supply the dough for neat gadgets right out of James Bond, and also a constant line-up of costumes. Add to that Tomoya's video documenting of Sakura's exploits and the adventure begins!

There's not a lot of originality in Cardcaptor Sakura. It's not her fault that Sakura has to conform to the magical girl mythos of transformation and battle scenes with sometimes barely scary spirits. One of the things that makes this book more interesting is the absence of Sakura's mother who died many years ago. Her at times melancholy thoughts of this relationship that never had time to blossom really informs everything she does, especially when she thinks she sees her mother disturbing the living as a ghostly apparition. I also enjoyed the pluck and innocence of most of the storyline as Sakura takes on the daunting task of being a Cardcaptor with hardly a protest to atone for her mistake. The action scenes were done well and the manga as a whole has great art which at times seems uber-cute but can be creepy and spooky at other times. Perhaps the creepiest thing about it is that the male characters all seem like castrated geldings and have an odd capacity to invade the space of traditional Japanese women.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cardcaptor Sakura - 100% Authentic Manga Volume 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura Authentic Manga) 15 Aug 2012
By Bjorn Viberg - Published on Amazon.com
Cardcaptor Sakura - 100% Authentic Manga Volume 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura Authentic Manga) is the first part in the Cardcaptor Sakura manga series. Sakura one day finds a book that once contained Clow Cards but they have all escaped due to the guardian of the book being asleep. Now, it is Sakura's duty as a Cardcaptor to recapture the cards. The illustrations are fabulous and the story line is great. A definite page turner. Highly recommended. 5/5.
5.0 out of 5 stars different from the anime, but still great! 30 April 2008
By elfdart - Published on Amazon.com
the anime for this was on all the time when i was younger and i really enjoyed watching the show, but the manga differs from the anime a bit, which isn't a bad thing. fist off, the first series is only 6 books, the second one is only six too, and this kind of surprised me at first because the anime had something like 50 episodes, and after reading the manga i saw how much filler was in the anime. the captures in the manga are all major cards (none of the cheap cards like the move card...) and the captures all meant something, meaning they either developed plot or developed character, so if it was not for plot development it was a capture that required some effort, like the water card. on top of this, the manga also has homosexuality in it. nothing explicit, just a character implying that he/ she likes someone of the same sex. people might make a big deal about it here, which is probably why they took it out of the anime, but it's so subdued and platonic that taking it out is kind of pointless. they basically took it out because they're afraid of the idea, but as the characters don't even tell who they like that they like them, as it is a children's comic book, they're taking out the homosexuality on principle rather than necessity. and by doing so they lessen the intricacy of the plot development and the connection between the characters, so i'm glad i read the manga for that reason (among others).
sakura is a great heroine. i've read over 100 mangas, and i'd say that sakura is one of the strongest heroines i've read about in manga form. it's kind of ironic that it's for kids, but great i suppose. it's hard to find proactive females in manga. even in the shoujos, the ones focused on girls, the 'action' is still left to the guys and the girls are for the most part withering, weak, delicate, know nothings; or if they do fight they are portrayed as kind of heartless. it's rare to find a happy medium. cardcaptors would be an example of the girl getting some action. overall its a cute manga, i mean those who've watched the anime already know the basic story line, its a good one. its an original story and its well told. i recommend.
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