Let me write an ode as to why Kinomoto Sakura is the greatest magical girl of all time. For starters, she has a billion beautiful costumes rather than a uniform through transformation. Secondly, they are designed by her best friend Tomoyo who is in her own right, essentially a textiles engineer. How so? Depending on the type of card to be sealed, some costumes have been modified with special properties which would make capturing them with more ease. Case in point? A water proof costume against The Watery, and against The Thunder (the pink with cat ears) a costume comprised of rubber, an insulator of electricity. She's a genius. Together with Sailor Moon, they conveyed a powerful message to young girls. You're all beautiful, ethereal beings whilst simultaneously formidable warriors that can grind monsters beneath your heel. You are your own hero, saviour and everything that you will come to realise that the media will deny from you.
I am truly fortunate to have resided in the same era as Cardcaptor Sakura. And even more so, with the announcement of a Cardcaptor Sakura manga sequel. Someone hyperventilate with me. Or hold me. Whichever. I'm equally excited and bracing myself for this. Will it be able to carry on its legacy without fault? Only time will tell. And I demand thirty for adorable outfits. Or better yet ..
I want this very real Cardcaptor Sakura-inspired wedding dress. I don't need a wedding, I just want this dress. To sleep in, flounce in, scare strangers down the street with. I don't care. Or even just as I'm reading the new manga!