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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 8 years ago
v.1 c.1 by The High Stories Of The Moon over 9 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)

Completely Scanlated?

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 (1065 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 #419 increased(+213)
Monthly Pos #901 increased(+126)
3 Month Pos #1100 increased(+242)
6 Month Pos #1536 increased(+240)
Year Pos #1599 increased(+128)

List Stats
On 469 reading lists
On 637 wish lists
On 3207 completed lists
On 85 unfinished lists
On 402 custom 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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by shouichi
April 25th, 2012, 3:47am
the most complete genre so far : Het, Shonen ai, shoujo ai, shota-con, Lolita. I read it because of shonen ai (not that much, though), but I enjoy the story. so much shoujo-ish (Shoujo hero), but it's still fun to read
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:3 The Best Childhood Memories X3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
April 21st, 2012, 7:54pm
I read the manga last year (2011) but even after I grew up, I didn't get bored at all while reading it. This anime plus Pokemon, Inuyasha, Shin Chan and Ranma are my best childhood memory.
The manga got a really interesting story, a great development of it, great characters, and such a cute art. It truly deserves the award it won.
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THE BEST!!! ♥ \(´▽`)/ ♥   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
March 30th, 2012, 5:59am
This is first time i can read CCS from the start 'till end and now... I really really can say I LOVE IT!!! I LOVE CLAMP!!! I LOVE CCS SO MUCH!!! smile ♥ ♥ ♥ This is the BEST Shoujo manga EVER!!! And have a Multiple Couple that is Unique and Cute!!! So different from other and really sweet!!!
I would love to recommended this manga to someone who never read this manga! ♥

... Last updated on July 27th, 2013, 1:24pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
June 26th, 2011, 3:20am
Beautiful art and story, as expected from Clamp.
Although this is supposively targeted at a younger audience, it does have various mature themes that raise an eyebrow. Honestly, when i first read/watched this when i was in elementary school i didn't pick up on any of those themes-- haha. Naiveness.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Okumatte
June 8th, 2011, 11:22am
Interesting storyline, pretty good art, cute characters, and really cute fluff. It's a great manga that's suitable for all ages. I understand that some things are controversial in this series, but that's one thing that make it interesting. I recommend this to anyone who loves cute manga series. ^_^

... Last updated on December 18th, 2012, 6:52pm
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Classic Classic Classic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shakiya
May 18th, 2011, 1:30am
THE anime/manga that introduced me to the anime/manga world!! I dont care what people say about sailor moon or DBZ kicking starting anime for American girls and boys, CCS is epitome of the anime/manga industry...Do i sound bias? Yep but without CCS leaving me such a great impression to anime/manga i doubt i would have ventured thus far into this industry. Plus kudos for CLAMP to be unafraid of adding subtle hints of shonenai and shojoai (I dont understand why ppl exclaim that there MUST be warnings for them -_- )as well as plausible love triangle and good love development transition. 10 out of 10! What else would it be?

... Last updated on May 18th, 2011, 1:33am
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Loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SilverSlippers77
April 18th, 2011, 8:15pm
I really love this series. Its very cute and charming. I'd recommended it to anyone who wants some thing cute and fun to read that doesn't ever get dark or depressing. It has a good ending and likable characters. No one is really evil and everyone is relatively nice to each other.
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aimed at kids, but has some child-inappropriate material   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by lynira
February 27th, 2011, 7:20pm
This manga is very much aimed at little girls, with a generally kiddy feel, the magical girl theme, and with cute romance being pretty important. But there are many homosexual crushes and also a pedophilic (9-year old girl with an adult teacher) relationship featured and treated as if they were perfectly acceptable, which is not appropriate, especially for children. Kids aren't ready to deal with such sexual matters, so this manga really isn't suitable for children.

That major issue aside, this is a pretty fun and charming magical girl manga. That's why it's really a shame that Clamp included material that's not appropriate for children. I would prefer a little more action
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(for example, Sakura has fights with card spirits, but these are handled in a pretty fluffy way--they are kept simple and short, and she usually defeats them with magic in a way that nobody gets remotely hurt)
but the way things are kept fluffy and how no one gets hurt helps keep things more aimed at girls and kid-friendly. It also keeps the "charming and cute" mood for the series. The plot was pretty interesting as well, not as simple as you might think when reading the first few chapters.

With respect to comedy, CCS pretty much misses the mark entirely; however, unless you really want to read comedy, I don't think it's a big deal. Almost all of the jokes feel over-exaggerated, forced, and too silly. Don't expect to laugh or even to be amused; instead, just ignore them--comedy isn't a focus of this manga, and it doesn't need it anyway.

As for romance, it does get important in the series, and I'm not very much into romance, but it's kept pretty charming and doesn't get mushy or melodramatic, so I think it appeals to both people who love romance and to those like me.

The major criticism I have is the art. I thought from looking at the cover that the art would be really good, like Clamp's recent stuff. But looking inside, I found that this is from Clamp's not-so-great-art phase, where they would draw the adults way too tall, the men with huge shoulders but tiny waists, their faces too long and narrow and with jawbones that are too straight so that the face has a terrible triangular shape with an ugly pointy chin, their arms and legs really long and skinny, very thick, dark, and long eyebrows (even on characters with light-colored hair), and things like that. Some of it is unbearably ugly (men's faces in particular). Only the adults are drawn badly, though--the kids look just fine (except for the girls' eyes, which are drawn in that ugly gaping style, where the top eyelash is even higher than the top of the pupil & iris. It's just a mild case of this style, though--I've seen much worse). Art is very important to me, so I have a big problem with this. It would be great if this manga were redrawn with Clamp's current style (Chobits, Tsubasa), which has improved into something very beautiful.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2013, 6:11pm
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love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yume_no_kokoro
June 26th, 2010, 9:15pm
i loved this manga from the bottom of my heart, it was one of my first ones, and i was so into it i never wanted to end. i cried that at the ending of cardcaptor sakura, not the master of the clowd. anyway, i used to spent the whole day reading it, watching it, or making video clips with music over it.
i love the two main character, the way how they are so innocence, yet do strong when they battle, i love how CLAMP changed the main characters clothes everytime she battles. I never have thought that it dragged or rushed. i thought CLAMP nailed this manga.
the plot was just carefullly planned out, everything clears out at the end (master of the clowd)
and also if ur looking for something that is action, with fast moving magic, then this is not it, they is no super super evil person in this manga.
it is one of my childhood books.
if could watch the anime too! biggrin
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Cardcaptor Sakura   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
February 5th, 2010, 11:58pm
With every genre, there are cliches that everyone groans over. Mahou shoujo is a genre so strictly-defined that a series has to be made nearly entirely of cliches in order to fit in it. There are some series under the mahou shoujo umbrella that are great by subverting the conventions, like Revolutionary Girl Utena. And then there are the few that manage to be plenty likeable while playing all the tropes straight. Cardcaptor Sakura is one of those. Other than CLAMP's signature questionable romances, there's not an original thing about CCS. But it's such a fun series, so cute and pretty and sentimental, that it's hard to dislike it nevertheless.
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