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Cardcaptor Sakura  
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Sakura Kinomoto was just an average 4th Grader - loved P.E., hated math - until one day, while looking through her father's library, Sakura found the Clow, an enchanted book designed to hold a set of magical Clow Cards. But when Sakura opened the book, it was empty. Talk about disasters!! Cerberus, the Creature of the Seal, emerged from the cover of the book and told Sakura the cards must be returned to the book. "If the cards aren't in the book, they come to life and do evil!" Kero formed a contract with Sakura making her a Cardcaptor and together with Sakura's best friend, Tomoyo, they embark on a mystical journey to capture all the Clow Cards before the Cards can wreak chaos and destruction.

Note: Won the Seiun Award in 2001.


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Associated Names
Сакура - собирательница карт
آسرة البطاقات ساكورا
카드캡터 사쿠라
Card Captor Sakura

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Latest Release(s)
c.CD Comic Oneshot by Fail Manga over 9 years ago
v.1 c.1 by The High Stories Of The Moon over 10 years ago
c.Artbook 1-2 by Be With You Scans over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)
12 Volumes (Shinsouban)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1068 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 9th 2018, 3:06am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Nakayoshi (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #449 increased(+192)
Monthly Pos #1039 increased(+245)
3 Month Pos #1570 increased(+228)
6 Month Pos #1644 decreased(-84)
Year Pos #1745 decreased(-18)

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On 641 wish lists
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Forum Posts
CLAMP to Publish New Cardcaptor Sakura Manga about 1 year ago
Chapter 51 and CD Comic Oneshot over 7 years ago
Ok, Let's Clear Up Some Confusion over 8 years ago

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Please understand what you're getting into   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cuqhi
September 25th, 2016, 3:13pm
This is one of my all time favourites as a kid and even now. I think it's the best the second time you read/watch it because you are able to catch all those hints that you couldn't the first time.

BUT please understand that when CLAMP made this manga, they wanted to make a manga that minorities will feel comfortable with. Therefore, although love is portrayed in this series as very pure and naive(no kisses or very explicit things), and older audience will be able to detect some relationships that aren't necessarily acceptable in society.

If you are familiar with the works of CLAMP and you like them, then you won't be dissapointed.
But if you haven't read anything by CLAMP before and don't know to expect, please understand that you have to have an open mind in order to be able to fully appreciate the wonder that this series is. If you're a close minded fellow that is only looking for a magical girl manga/anime, then please reconsider that this may not be the series for you.

I'm not trying by any means to stop anyone from trying to get involved with this series, but I would like this series to avoid as many comments calling it "disgusting" as possible cause it was truly heart warming.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wansmor
September 25th, 2015, 3:47pm
I read this long long ago as one of my first mangas. I love the characters, they are lovely. Some complained about unhealthy relationship in it, but I didn't see any (or I simply choose not to see - whatever). Unlike the anime that was a bit overextended, the manga is just fit, the story is very smooth and the ending is good.Worth reading manga imho.
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My childhood   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haruny
June 23rd, 2015, 5:21pm
One of the first mangas I've read, and my first CLAMP series ;;; So many feels... I've read and re-read it so many times I've lost count omgg.
CLAMP is indeed very amazing when it comes to their mangas because CCS portrays what real love is very well, and not just the average boyxgirl romance. They gave us the pure love between SakuraxSyaoran, the implicit (and unrequited) love Tomoyo has for Sakura, ToyaxYukito's shounen ai, the big age gap romance between RikaxTerada and EriolxKaho, and so on. Many taboos for a child-oriented manga, but portrayed so innocently it makes you accept them without any problems (for me anyway).
This series influenced my standards for shoujo A LOT. After seeing how shy and cute Syaoran is when he's with Sakura, I just ended up searching for more mangas in which the male protagonist falls in love first ;A; Also, the "as long as the person I love is happy, I'm happy as well" may be cliche and/or cheesy for some people, but I JUST LOVED IT. That's indeed what true love is, in my opinion. Wow, CCS just make me so sappy pfft.
ToyaxYukito was the first ever boyxboy relationship I've encountered in a manga (I was like 7 or 8 when I first read this series) and I'm so glad it was. That made realize that gay relationships aren't wrong or whatever some people say, because they should have the same rights to fall in love as well. That's a very nice point of this manga, because it teaches kids that real love CAN exist in every kind of people.
This is totally a manga I would want to recommend to everyone, not just kids, because it's awesome ;~;

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2015, 5:23pm
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Disgusting series.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Kalberry
September 19th, 2014, 10:54pm
This series is disgusting. There is a young girl named Rika in it who is about 10 years old and is in a pedophile relationship with a man in his 20's and CLAMP makes it out to be okay. Disgusting. As soon as I saw that I was turned off from the series.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2014, 10:57pm
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One of the most adorable story ever seen!!!!! 。◕‿◕。   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xninaxhangx
April 5th, 2014, 1:39am
Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the best manga i've ever read. i don't regret reading it. it's a beautiful story, love the drawings, story line, couples, everything about it makes me happy. i really want the books, and one day meet the authors who created it. i'm very happy that the anime and manga follows a bit similar, but as long it's a happy ending i'm proud of it xD
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Must read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ariasaven
March 13th, 2014, 1:47am
I watched the anime when I was a kid and I only recently read it. The manga's as wonderful as the anime. The plot's amazing and the characters well-developed. The art is great, too.
I don't mind the controversial parts. I didn't get it as a kid anyway. The shounen-ai, shotacon , etc. , parts didn't disturb me as these themes usually do. Because it was well-executed.
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My first Anime Ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 7th, 2014, 8:24pm
This was the first anime I ever watched---I watched it as a 7 years old kid.

Cardcaptor Sakura left such a large impression on me that I still remember every costume Sakura ever wore, and the cards that she collected--It's been more than 8 years since I first watched it.

And the theme songs? I still sing them in the showers at night. "I am a dreamer, hisomu power~"

Honestly though, the only unsatisfying part for me was how Sakura had an open ending with Syaoran...I knew they would end up together but I WANTED TO SEE IT WITH MY OWN EYES!!!

Anyways, I'll always have a special part of my manga-loving heart dedicated to Card Captor Sakura--and it was the manga that led me to discover Tsubasa Chronicles, XXXHolic, and all those good stuff. LOVE YOU, MY GATEWAY MANGA!

... Last updated on March 7th, 2014, 8:26pm
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The one you never forget   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
August 6th, 2013, 8:34pm
Cardcaptor Sakura was my childhood. I grew up watching it (and Sailor Moon), wishing that I had a Kero and my own Clow Cards. The art is classic CLAMP, and improves drastically in the spin-off Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. Though I have to say, I'll always have a soft spot for how this series was drawn, even if I probably wouldn't rate it as high anywhere else in modern manga. The plot is fantastic. Anything that stays in your memories for more than a decade generally tends to be smile
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The manga is not for minors.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jurippe
November 26th, 2012, 6:37am
These series belongs with the Girl power genre like, Sailor Moon, Wedding Peach & Pre-tear. Like Sailor Moon this manga deals with some mature themes that may not be appropriate for minor readers ages 7-12. So for minors I suggest you stick with the anime adaptation since it reduces some maturity from the manga then after 3-5 years you may read the manga. Anyway the series is a good read. The plot was good. Every character as well as the cards have a purpose. Sakura is a cute heroine & very mature for age plus she have many costume changes than the usual super hero.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2012, 6:42am
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A great manga comes with a great anime.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aika
August 25th, 2012, 12:23pm
Cardcaptor Sakura is indeed. A great manga comes with such an excellent anime. But since most people from this community are already aware of it's manga. I'll take my review on the anime of Cardcaptor Sakura. The anime isn't really all shoujo-ish for only 9-12 years old kids to enjoy but it is a good watch for all ages (despite it's cute animation style). The anime tells further meaning in each episodes, whenever I watch this anime over again it'll leave me with such a pleasant and warm feelings.

Season 1 :
Introduction season, in this season the whole plot mainly focus on Sakura on how she'll manage to catch the Clow cards. Many supporter characters were introduced in this season.

Season 2 :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
At the very end of season 1, new supporter character (which first are thought as an antagonist character) Kaho Mizuki appear to support Sakura from the back before the "Last Judgment" by Yue (Moon guardian keeper).
Throughout this season, the series has gotten more dark.

Season 3 :
In the last season the series is now more dark and serious,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the first antagonist character in the series were introduced. "Eriol" appear to attack Sakura from the behind in every episodes during this season. At the end, Eriol isn't really an antagonist. At the very end of the anime he has somehow changed to "Supporter characters" group from being an antagonist character.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The anime never have an antagonist character/s actually.
But it got many valuable moral values.
I never really appreciate anime this much. I've watch many manga to anime adaptation series but none of them are excellent as Cardcaptor Sakura. If you were to watch this anime NEVER watch the dubs, the original Japanese audio would totally do. In this rare case, I will also leave my 10/10 rate for this series.
I highly recommend this anime for all those serious anime lovers.
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