NIS America Captures Cardcaptor Sakura

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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NIS America Blu-ray Set | Cardcaptor Sakura

NIS America have announced today that they will be releasing the Cardcaptor Sakura anime series in North America. In addition to the DVD Standard Edition, they are offering a Blu-ray Premium Edition. Both editions are set to ship on August 5th, and include a bonus mono English dub track.

The Premium Edition includes all 70 episodes on a 9 Blu-ray disc set, a fully illustrated 76-page hardcover art book packed with new content, and a collectible slipcase for the retail price of $249.99. Right Stuf has the Premium Edition listed as $178.99 right now. The Standard Edition will come in three sets of 4 DVD packs for $59.99 each.

Press Release

NIS America is excited to announce that the highly praised hit anime CARDCAPTOR SAKURA Complete Series will be released on August 5 across North America in Premium and Standard Edition versions. All versions will be available simultaneously at online retailers, and will offer a bonus English dub. The Premium Edition version will include 70 episodes on a 9 metallic gloss Blu-ray disc set, with a fully illustrated 76-page hardcover art book packed with new content/illustrations and a collectible slipcase.

All versions will be available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and NIS America Online Store.

About the show:
Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Toya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. At least she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father’s study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life.

About the extras:
– Hardcover art book (full color, approx. 76 pages) with Tomoyo’s diary of Sakura’s
adventure and full color character illustrations.
– Bonus English voice overs (monaural), clean openings (2), clean endings (3)

Japanese Cast
Sakura Tange as Sakura Kinomoto
Aya Hisakawa & Masaya Onosaka as Kerberos
Junko Iwao as Tomoyo Daidoji
Motoko Kumai as Xiaolang Li
Tomokazu Seki as Toya Kinomoto

Original Comic: CLAMP
Director: Morio Asaka
Character Design: Kumiko Takahashi
Animation Studio: Mad House

About Crystal Colwell

What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!

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  • Jonah Rosen

    Will it be the original English dub, or a whole new one? (Also $200 USD?! Holy shit, really?!)

    • Steve Baltimore

      It is the original dub, it is really just being included as a bonus.

    • SE

      its not the original dub. the original was highly edited and censored. they can’t match it with the original uncut anime, surprised you think it could be the original dub.

    • Steve Baltimore

      They used that dub in other places, not in North America was my understanding of it. I know the difference between the heavily edited Cardcaptors and the original release.

    • ajsanime

      It’s 179.99 at even less if you have their Got Anime discount membership.

  • Thanatos2k

    Well this is a blast from the past.

  • sakeah

    … happy and annoyed with this announcement. a good anime that should be able to be get but, i hate online only sales of these things, its like why is it so difficult to bring it to the stores around us?

    • SE

      its difficult because its such a big expensive item and retail stores don’t think it’ll sell well. whats the problem in just buying online, really? unless your 10 years old, you can pay with a credit card. there is absolutely NO reason anyone should be saying “i can’t buy online” these days. its an old anime and a huge risk to put out in stores. if your a fan, you’ll find a way to get these sets and be happy about it. end of story.

  • T

    I love this announcement. I can be a pretty cynical guy but when it comes to this show I just melt. I own some crappy unofficial dvd releases of the show so getting these will be a must in the future. I don’t see the point of including the American dub though since they did not dub a huge chunk of the episodes and cut so much out of the show. Its basically a partial dub. The original Japanese version is great and there is no need for that mistake of a dub on the dvd. But since the dvd is so expensive and people who grew up with the dub have a nostalgic attachment to it I can understand them including it. As long as they don’t call it Cardcaptors on the dvd and don’t make that horrid dub the default it seems fine with me.

  • jondoe

    Chances are they will include the animax English dub aired in Asia, that uses the original character’s names.