Welcome to Humor Nation. Today we have brought to you some unknown and interesting facts about the famous anime ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’. Did you know Cardcaptor Sakura currently has three different English dubs and despite the famous critics such as Zac Bertschy calling the anime as the greatest Magical Girl show has ever produced! The anime has never had it easy, it had a rocky history of being released in the west.
So Let’s Take A Look At Some Unknown Facts About Cardcaptor Sakura!
1. The most popular and widely dub for the anime was done by Nelvana and it aired on 17 June 2000. It was heavily censored and the show was also extremely edited which resulted in many critics panning it for the excessive editing, reordering, and the outright removal episodes which led to only 39 episodes being dubbed and almost half of the series being cut.
They also made the first episode of their broadcast the right actual episode of the anime. As a result, changing the overall tone of the show by making it more focused on male characters such as Syaoran Li.
2. The second dub known to Cardcaptor Sakura fans featured a whole new cast for the second movie produced by Bang Zoom Entertainment also distributed by Pioneer does the feature different voice talent like Kari Wahlgren as Sakura and it remains uncut and faithful to the original Japanese version.
However, this still didn’t stop Nelvana from confusing fans even though Nelvana had nothing to do with the second movie Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2 – The Sealed Card. Their infamous editing of the series did create an English continuity error with the second movie. In the TV series, Nelvana named the nameless card as Hope which is the same name giving to the card resulted from merging of the nameless card and nothing card in the second movie.
3. The third English dub is the Animax dub produced for broadcast throughout Southeast Asia. Although this dub was largely uncut, it did not become more known in North America until its inclusion with the NIS America re-release of the series in 2014.