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20 Years of Cardcaptor Sakura by The-Sakura-Samurai 20 Years of Cardcaptor Sakura by The-Sakura-Samurai
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"Key that holds the power of Darkness, Reveal your true from before me.  I, Sakura, command you under our contract.  RELEASE!" - Sakura Kinomoto

I've been waiting to do this for a long time and how opportiate because twenty years ago, in the May 1996 issue of Nakayoshi Magazine, Cardcaptor Sakura made their debut by the 4 lovely ladies of CLAMP.  When the exact date Sakura make an appearance...I'm not sure ^^;.  All I can find was what issue Cardcaptor Sakura started in but it doesn't show the date...so chances are I may be early or late but regardless, May is the month of when the series began so Cardcaptor Sakura is 20 years old now, so it's time to celebrate!

So in here you can see Three Sakura's (and a Kero) wearing three different outfits of the anime series.  One of the elements the series have that help keep each chapter and episodes fresh is that Sakura wears a different episode whenever she is hunting down Clow Cards.  CLAMP did this as they felt like having a character wear the same outfit over and over again didn't seem right so they have Sakura's best friend Tomoyo design her outfits and records Sakura in action...did I mention that I love this series. :)  These outfits I wanted to color for a long time and now is the perfect time to do it.  All of these outfits are from the first season of Cardcaptor Sakura and here's a minor descriptions for each of them as well as my opinion.

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Left Pose: Red and White Dress

First Appeared: Cardcaptor Sakura Opening 1

Basically the very first outfit everyone will see and the most popular outfit because of it.  So because this is the first outfit and it's the 20th anniversary of the series, I basically have no choice but to include this outfit of the three as how iconic it is.  To be clear I don't hate this outfit in anyway as it fits the series perfectly and shows what kind of show it is.  Also she is using the Sealing Wand with the FLY card that allows her to fly.  Fun fact, the original pose has a birds eye view of Sakura but because of the sealing wand she became very small comparing to the other poses so Shoxxe tried a different pose to make her the right size while keeping the Sealing Wand with the Wings.

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Middle Pose: Pink Yukata

First Appeared: Sakura, Yukito, and the Summer Festival (Episode 18)

Unlike the two other poses, this one isn't a battle costume but instead a Yukata Sakura wore during the Summer Festival.  While I should of pick another battle costume, I never colored in a Kinomo or Yukata before even though I wanted to so might as well color Sakura in one and it came out so cute :).  Now there are three different Yukata/Kinomo in the anime series (not counting the Manga or Promotion Pictures) and out of the three this one won out in my opinion.  I guess I was a fan of the cherry blossoms in her design as well as the Summer Festival setting in that episode.  Also Kero is adorable here :D  (and yes that is the same fan and Water Balloon Yoyo she had in the episode...when it comes to details I may go a bit far to make it exactly like the source material ^^; )

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Right Pose: Orange and Green Jester Outfit

First Appeared: Sakura and the Injured Card (Episode 30)

Now this is a bizarre choice that there are a lot more recognizable outfits that I could choose.  Heck, one of the more popular outfits is the the Blue Jester outfit from episode 3 but there's a reason why I chosed this and that's because of my friend :iconendless-rainfall:  You see, she loves the series just as much as I do and according to her, this is her favorite outfit in the series.  The 20th anniversary is something I want to celebrate as not only that it's a series that I love, but other people love this series as well as this isn't just about me, it's about everyone who grew up with the series and helped them out become who they are thanks to the characters, the story, and other aspects of the series as well.  So which I could of chose a better outfit that I love, I picked this outfit as seeing we are both fans of the series, it's only fair to include this outfit to honor the series we love...plus I love how bizarre the outfit is (heck even the show pokes fun of how bizarre it is ^^ )

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Those are all the outfits, I had a blast coloring these and I hope you enjoy them.  So from me and all the fans out there, thank you CLAMP and...

HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY CARDCAPTOR SAKURA!!

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Cardcaptor Sakura and all related characters are © by CLAMP and Kodansha/NHK and licensed by NIS America, Discotek Media, Geneon, Madman Entertainment and Dark Horse Manga.

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Line art by :iconshoxxe:

Coloring by :iconthe-sakura-samurai:
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:iconbigmac1212:
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty poses.
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:iconthe-sakura-samurai:
The-Sakura-Samurai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Indeed ^^
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Tommypezmaster Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
I would love to be Sakura's costume designer.
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:iconthe-sakura-samurai:
The-Sakura-Samurai Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Don't we all ^^
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stephdumas Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
20 years already?! Time go fast. ^^;

Very good colouring, I added it to my favs. :)
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:iconthe-sakura-samurai:
The-Sakura-Samurai Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Thank you very much :D
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swordsman9 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student Filmographer
Yay!

Man, this brings back a lot of child hood memories :aww:
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:iconthe-sakura-samurai:
The-Sakura-Samurai Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Thank you :D
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streetgals9000 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
KAWAII !!! And happy anniversary, Sakura-chan !!! XD
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:iconthe-sakura-samurai:
The-Sakura-Samurai Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Indeed :)
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The3House Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Happy 20th anniversary to one of the best (and cutest) magical girl shows! :D
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The-Sakura-Samurai Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
To the best of the best ^^
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The3House Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Indeed. Sakura is such a sweetie. :D
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