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Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Alternative Titles

English: Cardcaptor Sakura
Synonyms: CCS, Cardcaptors, Card Captor Sakura
Japanese: カードキャプターさくら


Type: TV
Episodes: 70
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1998 to Mar 21, 2000
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.191 (scored by 75272 users)
Ranked: #3342
Popularity: #183
Members: 133,816
Favorites: 4,680
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Popular Tags

adventure clamp comedy magic romance shoujo


One day, Kinomoto Sakura, a 4th grader stumbles upon the mysterious book of Clow. Upon opening it and reading the name of The Windy aloud, Sakura scatters the cards to the winds. Sakura is elected and appointed by Keroberos, Guardian of the Cards to capture the remaining cards. With her friend Tomoyo and rival Syaoran, Sakura begins an adventure that will forever change her.


Episodes  0 / 70
Aired  Apr 7, 1998 to Mar 21, 2000
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Cardcaptor Sakura
Side story: Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 1, Cardcaptor Sakura: Leave It to Kero-chan, Cardcaptor Sakura Specials
Sequel: Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card

Characters & Voice Actors

Hisakawa, Aya
Hisakawa, Aya
Onosaka, Masaya
Onosaka, Masaya
Daidouji, Tomoyo
Daidouji, Tomoyo
Iwao, Junko
Iwao, Junko
Kinomoto, Sakura
Kinomoto, Sakura
Tange, Sakura
Tange, Sakura
Li, Syaoran
Li, Syaoran
Kumai, Motoko
Kumai, Motoko


Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Saeki, Shouji
Episode Director
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director

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Jun 4, 2012
Cardcaptor Sakura is perhaps the best mahou shoujo anime produced. It's more than just a classic or a title that's influential. It's an example of a series that was not afraid to take risks and defy common conventions of the genre in order to maximize quality. And while Cardcaptor Sakura may seem like a standard mahou shoujo anime at first glance, there is a lot more depth here than a cursory glance might reveal.

The premise itself is fairly typical for a mahou shoujo anime. A happy-go-lucky girl suddenly comes across magical power and begins her quest alongside a cute lion-like caricature serving as her read more
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Feb 22, 2008
Cardcaptor Sakura is a classic. It is one of those anime that everyone could enjoy, regardless of age and gender. While being a typical magical girl anime, the plot is actually intertwined with lots of comedy and romance. There's not a lot of drama (yet), except maybe recurring goofs and difficulties that each characters face. However, that is the true magic of Cardcaptor Sakura. It has such a high enjoyment value that you will often forget that you are watching someone capturing cards, but rather, live through the experiences of a not-so-typical elementary girl whose life was changed in many ways by the cards she read more
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Mar 23, 2013
When I first saw Cardcaptor Sakura, I was thinking : "another magic girl series. and this time she has a stuffed animal with her." Every time I finished an anime, I would look for recommendations and almost every time Cardcaptor Sakura was there! Now I really regret not watching it earlier. It was just so amazing, despite the fact that it was SEVENTY episodes with three seasons together. The first and second seasons were mainly about Sakura, the main character, collecting the clow cardst that she had spread throughout the world by accident. To be perfectly honest, it could have ended there, but I am read more
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Feb 19, 2015
I'll go ahead and say this is my favorite series.

I should clarify that and say, if the Monogatari series were one series and not multiple series, they might beat out Cardcaptor Sakura, but as single series go, this one for me is the best.

Cardcaptor Sakura wins me over not because it has the highest quality story or characters, or sound or even animation. Haibane Renmei has it beat on all those counts. Except plot maybe, but stuff like Death Note has it bear there. It is the best because it is seventy episodes long and the quality stays pretty darn amazing for read more
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Both series are a happy-go-lucky, episodic magical girl type series. Both are about a girl around the same age with a magical helper and a quest to collect something. It's been said by everyone who does this recommendation! 
reportRecommended by Susan - Add to favorites
Same great characters from ccs but in a whole new anime.  
Nanoha (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) is about to find a new power within yourself,a power that may be stronger then you expected. As Sakura in CCS has her "wand" ,Nanoha use a diffrent but similar magic-releasing object calld "device" .  
CCS and Nanatsuiro Drops are really similar because of the main idea, in CCS Sakura picks cards and in Nanatsuiro Sumomo picks stars. Kero and Yuki are really similar too, both are supposed to be the "annyoing stuffed animal" although Yuki is less annoying than Kero. 
reportRecommended by Lyle - Add to favorites
Sailor Moon have to find crystals and Cardcaptor Sakura have to find cards :)

Romance - Cheack!
Comedy - Check!

It's very good i promise :) 
Both are Magic Shoujo animes, with the main girl character becoming the hero by obtaining some sort of magic power, which she was already destined to have. Also both series are filled with middle school kids and cute magical creatures. In both series there is a guy that falls in love with the main girl character even though they are always fighting with each other. ^_^" 

Opening Theme

#1: "Catch You Catch Me" by Gumi (eps 1-35)
#2: "Tobira wo Akete" by ANZA (eps 36-46)
#3: "Platinum" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 47-70)

Ending Theme

#1: "Groovy!" by Koumi Hirose (eps 1-35)
#2: "Honey" by Chihiro (eps 36-46)
#3: "Fruits Candy" by Megumi Kojima (eps 47-69)
#4: "Platinum" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 70)

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