Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 11 Review: Sakura and the Upside-down Penguin

Kero is perhaps the biggest role model in television ever and we love every second with him.

This Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card review contains spoilers.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 11

When people talk about life goals from now on they should be exclusively referring to Kero because this dude has his life all figured out. He’s all about body positivity! He loves his round body and will eat as many sweets as he wants. He’s hilarious, that Leave it to Kero segment always has me in stenches, and he’s just a great friend/ally to Sakura.

Look at the way he saved her during this week’s card capture! If Kero isn’t the person you want to be he should at least be friendship goals because we all need someone like that at our side.

Let’s talk about the biggest status quo shift this week. No, not the one you’re thinking of. I’m talking about Yamazaki telling the truth for perhaps the first time in the series’ history.  I was dumbfounded this was just casually dropped in a random episode but the comedic timing on it was flawless.

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It confirms the dude knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s not just misinformed; he genuinely likes to tell lies! He only tells the truth this week because he was trying to go for the unexpected. What other mind games is he playing with his friends? What other deep secrets does Yamazaki hold? Stop focusing on these magical cards, Sakura! Yamazaki is the real villain of this show.

Can we focus on Tomoyo’s obsessive need to record Sakura? This should be creepy. This should really put me off but much like everything in Clear Card it’s played super cute and also really hilarious. She legit gave Kero a Go Pro and a spare outfit JUST IN CASE Sakura had to deal with a card while she was away.

That girl is DEDICATED. She will not allow a single moment of Sakura’s life to not be documented. She will bring all into the fold to complete her mission. If any stand in her way she will destroy them with cuteness. Just look at how she reacted to Kero missing some of the card capture. Barely contained rage that was quickly covered by sweetness.

Don’t. Mess. With. Tomoyo.

Especially because she’s the one to FINALLY point out the Clear Cards are knockoff versions of the Clow Cards. Thank god. If the series had gone its whole run without acknowledging it that would have been a pretty hard strike but now we’ll hopefully explore it. The mystery around Akiho and Kaito seem like they’ll tie into it, what with them living at Eriol’s old house.

Kero’s flawlessness, Yamazaki and Tomoy’s darks sides, and some much needed steps forward on the mystery of the Clear Cards make this a solid outing for the series.

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Shamus Kelley is a pop culture/television writer and official Power Rangers expert. Kero also loves taking selfies. Bless him. Follow him on Twitter!  


4 out of 5