CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura has a lot of merchandise through the years, and with its 20th anniversary, they will be releasing a lot more. Because of this, the Guiness Book of World Records has awarded Sofia Pichihua from Peru the world record for largest Cardcaptor Sakura memorabilia collection.
The Peruvian collector worked really hard to get her collection to what it is today. She started collecting 17 years ago, and hasn’t stopped ever since. She even imported items from the United States and Mexico, as well as Japan. Now, her collection holds 1,086 items. These include games, trading cards, figma, calendars, stickers, plushies, DVDs and of course, manga. In fact, her collection is valued at approximately US$15,000. Her collection also holds some really rare and individually cost US$200 – $500.
Pichihua also admitted that she had difficulties in finding some of the items from her collection. She also said that the most difficult one might be the issue of Nakayoshi magazine which contained the first chapter of Cardcaptor Sakura. However, the most valuable one in her collection may just be that Guinness World Record certificate she now owns.
Meanwhile, another Peruvian also holds a Guinness World Record for his anime collection. Guinness awarded Peruvian Jorge Luis Vásquez Flores last year for his Saint Seiya collection.