Nakayoshi Magazine’s upcoming June 2016 issue will be announcing that CLAMP’s classic magical girl manga, Cardcaptor Sakura, will be getting a direct sequel series from its original creators. The new series will be launching in 3 June, together with the release of the magazine’s July 2016 edition.
It was confirmed that the mangaka group known as CLAMP will once again be doing both the art and story of the manga, which will follow an older Sakura, who is now a 1st-year middle school student, and has now graduated from Tomoeda Elementary School. However, her new middle school life is interrupted when she gets a mysterious dream, and then an incident takes place.
Previously, Nakayoshi, one of Japan’s leading shoujo manga magazines, revealed that the new manga will be a “short story”. However, it was not specified whether it will be a short series with one short arc, or a one-shot manga. But for now, we know that it will be a sequel series to focus on Sakura Kinomoto in middle school.
The group of mangaka known as CLAMP first introduced Cardcaptor Sakura back in 1996, and was serialized in Nakayoshi magazine. 2016 marks the series’ 20th anniversary, and the celebrations are only beginning as more merchandise and events are expected to be slated this year. There is also a 20th anniversary cover compilation by CLAMP, which will be released this March.