English: Cardcaptor Sakura
Synonyms: CCS, Cardcaptors, Card Captor Sakura
Apr 7, 1998 to Mar 21, 2000
25 min. per ep.
PG - Children
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SynopsisSakura Kinomoto is your garden-variety ten-year-old fourth grader, until one day, she stumbles upon a mysterious book containing a set of cards. Unfortunately, she has little time to divine what the cards mean because she accidentally stirs up a magical gust of wind and unintentionally scatters the cards all over the world. Suddenly awakened from the book, the Beast of the Seal, Keroberos (nicknamed Kero-chan), tells Sakura that she has released the mystical Clow Cards created by the sorcerer Clow Reed. The Cards are no ordinary playthings. Each of them possesses incredible powers, and because they like acting independently, Clow sealed all the Cards within a book. Now that the Cards are set free, they pose a grave danger upon the world, and it is up to Sakura to prevent the Cards from causing a catastrophe!
Appointing Sakura the title of "the Cardcaptor" and granting her the Sealed Key, Keroberos tasks her with finding and recapturing all the Cards. Alongside her best friend Tomoyo Daidouji, and with Kero-chan's guidance, Sakura must learn to balance her new secret duty with the everyday troubles of a young girl involving love, family, and school, all while she takes flight on her magical adventures as Sakura the Cardcaptor.
From the mangaka group CLAMP, creators of Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and xxxHOLiC, Cardcaptor Sakura is a classic and clever reinvention of the magical girl genre.
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BackgroundCardcaptor Sakura won the Animage Grand Prix award for Best Anime in 1999.
Characters & Voice Actors
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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)
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 guardian and mentor. Sakura's role as the chief protagonist is to capture the fifty-three magical cards of Clow Reed, each inhabiting a unique power that inconveniences Sakura and the people around her in some way. Some of these cards are immensely powerful, including the ability to manipulate time and dreams, while others are fairly weak or trivial in comparison and encompass smaller abilities like creating flowers or making objects float. After Sakura fights against the power behind the card and then seals it away it becomes a part of her possession that she can then use at will.
At least, this is how the story first seems.
The series is largely changed and complicated with the introduction of the deuteragonist in the eighth episode. Syaoran Li, a boy from Hong Kong, suddenly transfers into Sakura's class and disturbs the situation by antagonizing Sakura and competing for the Clow Cards. This relationship serves as the basis for the central theme of the series as their feelings and relationship change and develop immensely, from rivals to friends and finally to lovers. This is a very gradual change and it's paced well enough that it feels completely natural, a change you might not even notice without retrospect. You contempt Li when he's first introduced and by the end you grow to enjoy his presence almost as much as Sakura herself.
Shoujo series are a bit infamous for their overly-idealized and sudden romances but Cardcaptor Sakura is again an exception. There is certainly idealizing, sparkles and bubbles, but the depth is there. The feelings between Sakura and Li naturally grow and evolve over the course of the series, with no contrived events used to advance their relationship. There is not even a confession by the end of the 70-episode run, yet there is no need for one as the anime has already communicated how strongly the two feel for each other. Character interaction and body language are used to express this-- not conveniences followed by dramatic outcomes. The end result is one of the most natural and endearing romances in anime. As a mahou shoujo it is good, but as a romance it is excellent.
Cardcaptor Sakura is mainly a lighthearted and fun series. Most of the entertainment revolves around Sakura and her interaction with the characters, most notably her guardian Keroberos (endearingly shortened by Sakura to Kero-chan) and her closest friend Tomoyo who often goes along with her to the scene of each card to record footage on her camcorder. Other important characters include Sakura's beleaguering older brother Toya and the object of her affections, Yukito, a friend of Toya whom she holds a large crush towards. Still, the series does eventually take a more serious turn in the second half after the initial card collection draws to a close. Some characters reveal hidden sides that will surprise the audience and certain side characters develop and become integral to the story. At no point does the show ever feel too silly or too serious; it's a perfect blend of the two.
Interestingly, there are several elements that deviate from the conventions of most mahou shoujo anime. There isn't a traditional transformation sequence in the anime nor one unique outfit that Sakura wears when using magic. Instead she wears normal clothing like a regular girl, or rather whatever silly costume her friend Tomoyo decides to dress her up in before the event. This adds a lot of variety to the action sequences and gives the audience a small something to look forward to each episode.
Despite its young demographic and reputation as a family-friendly anime, there are also some surprisingly taboo topics that are covered in the anime. There's the forbidden love between teacher and student and homosexual feelings between two important characters. The anime does not use any of these elements as shock value, though, simply presenting them as-is with no moral connotation. 'Love' is the main theme of CCS and the amount of detail put into the relationships of even periphery character is certainly commendable.
On the other hand, the music here is nothing short of stunning. Some of the songs that play in the series, such as the first opening and the track used when capturing a card, are classics that will stick in your head and be remembered fondly for a very long time. More than simply enhance the experience, these tracks are a large part of what makes the anime what it is. The soundtrack is by far one of most defining and important aspects of the series, and perhaps one of the best in anime.
That being said, Cardcaptor Sakura is definitely not without flaws.
One of the largest complaints can be put on the rather long length of the anime. At 70 episodes it can certainly drag on at some parts in the story. While CLAMP carefully tried to make each episode as engaging and interesting as possible, it’s only natural that some episodes are weaker than others and that some events can become a bit predictable at times. Luckily, this mostly changes in the second half of the anime where the story expands and takes a mostly different direction where more emphasis is put on the characters’ relationships. As fun as each episode is, I can’t help but feel like it would have benefited from a shorter episode count in order for the story to flow better. A 50-episode story would have been a perfect fit, neither too long nor too short.
It should also be mentioned that the changes between the original Japanese version and the English localized "Cardcaptors" are very drastic, and certainly not in a good way. Music and names of the characters are changed, episodes are flipped and mixed together in an odd and sometimes incoherent order, and important backgrounds and plot elements are minimized or removed completely. While certainly not unwatchable, it’s a very toned down and poor imitation of a fantastic anime. You would be doing yourself a huge disservice by watching any version except the original Japanese one.
In a genre where conventions and inspiration form the crux of most stories, Cardcaptor Sakura is a brilliant title that breathes new life into the genre and anime as a whole. While not quite flawless, this is a classic that has acceded its spot as one of the most influential and quality anime titles in recent times. It’s a consistently high-quality, entertaining and sometimes thought-provoking anime that has more than earned its widespread acclaim and influence. This is a title that shows that there is indeed a correlation in storytelling between creativity and quality.
Cardcaptor Sakura has certainly earned its place in history. read more
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 will make her own.
The first and second season, in my opinion, is not most impressive plot-wise. It is pretty much very episodic, with recurring goofs such as Sakura's battle costumes, Tomoyo with her camcorder, Toya always showing up at the right (or wrong) times, Sakura trying to win over Yukito, Kero looking up at the sky saying "Yue" like he's heartbroken, and Syaoran once again tries to compete with Sakura. The impressive part of the first season is its comedy and action, because it was just amazing. For a magical girl anime, the action was just there. Every scene, suspense, effort, luck, desperation, success, it was there. When Sakura is not capturing cards (she approximately captures one per episode), she enters an environment with heartfelt friendship and goes through life very joyfully and often humorously. Even though the only plot is to "capture them all," Cardcaptor Sakura such a variety of enjoyment that you will find yourself staying glued to the screen.
The season offers a change of pace as Sakura embarks on a brand new adventure, meeting a mysterious new rival. This is where the plot starts to change, as the cards are no longer the main emphasis of the plot. It is clear that while the cards changed her destiny (in capturing the cards), it also affected her daily life as well. The third season explores how the cards created a new path for Sakura in friendship and romance. This part of the plot is present in the first two seasons, but it became the main focus of season three. Personally, this is when Cardcaptor Sakura won me over. Until then it was just a very addicting and enjoyable show. Season three gave meaning to the cards and provides a few dramatic moments that fortifies the underlying themes and symbolisms the series tries to convey.
If you are new to Cardcaptor Sakura, then you might not realize that it was made in 1998. For its time, the art was amazingly amazing. From the opening sequence, you can point out minor details such as the movement of Sakura's costume in the wind and the animation of her hair was just so realistic. Voice acting was awesome (and cute), and facial expressions were especially awesome. And then, there are the action scenes themselves. When the cards are released/captured, there's a "wow" moment that you don't expect to see in a typical magical girl series. Even though the action isn't very technical with cool names and gadgets, it features everything from flying, sword fighting, evocations of the elements, and last but not least, Sakura. One thing that cannot be expressed enough is how cute Sakura is portrayed. That may sound stupid, but it's one of the main attractions of the show.
Not only are the opening and ending sequences catchy, the background music was incredible, simply incredible. From the opening scene featuring Sakura on top of a tower, the music was engaging in every aspect. Then it smoothly makes a transition to everyday music when Sakura introduces herself, and finally to the suspenseful and catchy battle theme that everyone loves. One of the main complains about the dub (Cardcaptors) was that the music was changed. The original music was excellent, and it fits the situation it is for very well.
For an anime like this it's tough to be perfect character-wise, but which anime masters character portrayal, right? The anime focuses the most on Sakura, Kero, Tomoyo, Syaoran, and Meilin, as expected, since they're the main characters. Of course Toya and some other characters I don't want to spoil have their roles also, but mostly it centers on the elementary students (and Kero). While a good deal of the supporting characters were developed, it is done mostly through inferences and vague symbolism. In a way this is good, because it gives Cardcaptor Sakura a deeper meaning if you see it, but if you don't, it's still a very enjoyable anime with minor plot holes. So in short, Cardcaptor Sakura is mainly an anime of character development and emotional maturation, and it mostly succeeded, for the main characters only.
From what I said above, this category would definitely have to be a 10/10. In fact, it has one of the best re-watching values of all the anime I've watched. The first time you go through the anime, it's just plain enjoyable. The second time, you tend to pick up symbolism and motifs from here and there. That "ah hah" moment where everything clicks makes the series even more enjoyable, because it connects its episodic attribute to the main plot more closely. Cardcaptor Sakura just enjoyable no matter how you look at it.
An interesting character in Cardcaptor Sakura is Meilin. She is a filler character, meaning, she is not in the original manga. However, her roles are clearly defined and becomes one of the major plot-driven characters at the end of the anime, as well as being a very consistent character. One example is how I regard an episode that dedicated to her as one of the best, even though it is a filler. The addition of Meilin is not for the detriment of the plot, and I applaud the excellent direction it took to incorporate such a character.
Another factor that might affect some viewers is how everything is in rōmaji or English. At the opening sequence, Sakura's name tag says SAKURA, the cards are in English, even how Sakura says them is in English. There's just a lot of convenient things here for English watchers, something curious but gladly accepted.
If you watch this anime, then watch out for some controversial topics. The first one is homosexuality, which is present plainly in one relationship, and very vaguely implied in a couple of others. It would certainly bring up some questions for younger viewers, but in the end, the anime explains it in a very fitting and safe way. Still, it could be a concern but it shouldn't stop you from watching it. It's safe to say that yuri/yaoi isn't a main component of the plot.
Another controversy is incest, the legal kind (in Japan). While a non-Japanese audience might be a bit uncomfortable of a first cousins relationship, it is best to keep in mind that in Japan, it is completely normal. There's no weird things like brother/sister, mother/son, or stuff like that, so don't worry.
And there's a third kind of relationship explored in the anime, which is an innocent student-teacher crush. The anime never really goes anywhere with it, but it's nice just to mention that it's there. The one important thing to keep in mind is that all these three types of relationships do not affect the enjoyment of the series in any way. Relationships, after all, are part of the main plot, and they should be treated in an adult manner.
Lastly, although it's something that not many cares, there is death. Throughout the series, no one really died, but the motif of death, angels, and the afterlife appears frequently. It's listed as a controversy due to the assumed target audience (young females), but in the end, death is one of the aspects that gives more meaning to the plot.
As much as I don't want to bash Cardcaptors, I feel that it is relevant. If you watch Cardcaptors, then my ratings do not apply. These ratings only apply to the Japanese subbed version, as well as what I think is the best version. Get this one if you can!
I can't bring myself to give this anime a ten just because it carries no major revelations or any of the sort. You can argue that the ending is pretty dramatic, kind of, but the main purpose of the anime is to let the audience sit back, relax, and enjoy. Of course I am being harsh because I want something out of every anime I watch, but for Cardcaptor Sakura, enjoyment alone is enough to get it to a 9. Once in a while, it's good to just watch a series and and enjoy it wholeheartedly. read more
Card Captor Sakura is an anime based on CLAMP's manga of the same name. It is a about a girl with magical powers name Sakura, who strives to retrive a set of magic cards that she accidentally sets free.
Story: The anime is "episodic" in nature, usually consisting of single episode stories that most often serve to develop the characters and their relationships with one another, as well as Sakura coming in contact and attempting to "capture" one of the lost cards. Being a long series however, it can begin to feel very repetitive after only a short period of time. Although I think the overall concept of the story is good, I feel as though it could have been executed better, with more emphasis placed on the cards. In some episodes the cards have a very little role, sometimes being captured very quickly. A few times a card doesn't even show up at all.
Animation: The animation is good overall, a few scenes are reused at times, but I have no major qualms.
Sound: Like with the animation, the sound was done well. There are a few songs I liked, and a few that I didn't. The voice acting was done well, with voices that suited the characters nicely.
Character: I really felt that the characters were developed nicely throughtout the story. The Love triangle involving Sakura, Yukito and Li developed and resolved itself in the end, giving a feeling of closure after so long. The develop of characters and their relationships felt very natural to me as well. Their actions rarely, if ever, felt forced or out of character.
Enjoyment: If you are a fan of shojo or "magical girl" anime, and can stand a little bit of repetitivness, I would say that Card Captor Sakura is a must see for you. I personally enjoyed it thoroughly despite a few lulls hear and there. read more
Cardcaptor Sakura is a great show, though you’ll notice that it’s really classic. I don’t watch many magical girl anime so I can’t really say for sure how Cardcaptor Sakura is better or worse than other magical girl anime. The only thing I’m looking forward in this anime is the “romance” part but I guess it exceeded my expectations positively.
The story was good but neither great nor outstanding. The anime was more episodic than I thought. You can seriously see the pattern: Sakura lives her life normally, notices a card or meets one, tries to capture it, she gets a card (at least 1 in every episode). Regardless of Sakura, you’d always see Tomoyo with her camcorder, and creator of Sakura’s battle costumes; Toya, who has weird abilities, shows up in a sudden in most bad timings, and Syaoran competing his love against Sakura for Yukito’s love. It can be repetitive but if you have fun with it, I bet you wouldn’t bother its repetitiveness and remain excited (even with the fillers dragging the show) for the main plot, and if you want to really get a grasp on the romance plot, you would as well.
The first two seasons seem to focus a lot on the “capture them all” (that reminds me of Pokemon somehow, lol). Although she does capture them all, there were weird points (or hints) in the show. While hinting that there is a “someone else” in the show that’d appear in the end of Season 2, it sucks to think that Kero would keep on saying “Yue” while looking up on the sky (esp. the dark sky at night) as though he is heartbroken or “I’m going to die without you-“ issue thing.
And in the third season, you can make fillers easier than I thought. The goal is to have Sakura renew his Clow Cards and in the end, it doesn’t conflict with the first and second seasons; it rather harmonizes well. Basically, that’s it but…
… the romance part has been bothering me lately. In the end, I just wanted to know what happened to Sakura “after it happened.” Although the answer may be already obvious, I just want to see how Sakura would say after “they” meet each other again.
“Why 10?” I bet you didn’t know this was a 1998-show without looking it up in other websites, right? Well, it is. Madhouse has done outstandingly. At those times, it might be one of those shows with outstanding animation. Compared to the shows around 2003-2005, you can still notice minor details (from the OPs alone). Moreover, the art doesn’t degrade as the show goes on. (Good thing Madhouse doesn’t make half-heartedly done works.)
I love all the OPs but I, unfortunately, like (only) the EDs. (Notice the love and like relationship I used.) The OP does have the catchy feeling and the ED does have the “catchy” feeling as well but the ED was “too” jolly for me. After all, we have different tastes but most of you out there might love it.
Apparently, what I like about this show is how “deep” CLAMP showed different relationships like the pedophilic-like relationship, boy-boy relationship, and cousin-cousin relationship, making it really is great to tell the young viewers out there, “Don’t be afraid to love someone you really love.” CLAMP didn’t even mention, even once, some “unusual” words although some were obviously already suspecting other people’s relationship. So this makes their characters unique… VERY unique.
But what excites me most is the filler character, Meilin. Sure, Meilin could “destroy” the plot of the show, make conflicts or so, but fortunately, she didn’t. Instead, she played a really great role in Shaoran x Sakura, making the story deeper and “more promising.”
I’d like to talk about the other characters (one by one, perhaps) but it’ll make this review longer.
I had fun watching the show (including the fillers) but comparing it with the manga, I can say that there were other situations the manga had cases than this series.
There wasn’t anything “big” in the series (or at least the third season). It’d be almost like anticlimactic since the season 2 ending was way better than the season 3 ending. Although the season 3 ending was somehow dramatic and the season 2 was really “revealing” or something like that, it probably is just that Cardcaptor Sakura has a wide variety. read more
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!
Both are in the magical girl genre and a common theme for both is finding out more and becoming more confident in yourself.
Magical girl shows with a touch of intelligence. Both with very lovable heroines and sidekicks.
Both of them are targeted towards a younger audience with the main character being in elementary school. Also in every episode of CCS (aside from the few fillers) there is a card that is captured (transformed in season 2). In Shugo Chara, there is almost always an X Egg that gets fixed. Aside from that Sakura and Amu's personalities are fairly similar, although Amu's reactions are more extreme than Sakura's sometimes.
The essence of both animes are the same. They take place within the same magical girl genre, and they involve protagonists at a similar age and both even have their own little cute mascot sidekicks, in their respective forms. The story lines are also similar where, for one, the goal is to capture cards, and the other is to capture eggs (in a manner of speaking). Both animes have wonderful personalities for the heroine, and have their own unique individual charm - so I would recommend them both!
Shugo Chara! is really commonly compared to CardCapor Sakura. They're both magical girl series and the characters are roughly around the same age. But what's really similar is the complicated and unique romances taking place around the series. Nadeshiko is really easily compared to Tomoyo. Amu's two main love interests are a boy her own age and a boy older than her. It's pretty easy so see the similarities.
Pretty much everyone I know that likes one series, likes the other as well.
the same kind of episodic magical happy-happy girl anime, where this is a concept (CSS: collecting more more cards & shugo chara: cleansing heart eggs). every episode contains humour action, good morals etc like any other magical girl anime, but both done to a brilliant standard
Well Although different but very much alike.
Both are about magical girls and how they fight evil to restore goodness. The characters are also very cute, but Shugo Chara's story line is more childish than CC Sakura's.
First and foremost, both fall under the catergory of mahou-shoujo genre (magical girl genre)
Part of this is their transformation..
Sakura and Amu are elementary students. And their schools are always the target of the villains.
Both surrounded by bishies. ^^
Both anime will give you a childish feeling at first but will change later on..
Both of these shows are "magical girl" type shows. Cardcaptor sakura is the better of the two in my opinion. Shugo Chara! can get really repetitive sometimes...though if you like the genre then you might be ok with it
Both have tons of costumes in them =P And guardians (though shugo chara's guardians are kind of cute). They both have magic and they are both filled with marmth, friendship and stuffs like that.
Both have magical girl themes and love. Also both have Fantastic stories! I know if you have seen CCS, You'll love Shugo Chara!
Cardcaptor Sakura and Shugo Chara are really similar. They both have the same kind of plot: Sealing either eggs or cards to make sure that the world is safe. They both have romance. Although, I must admit that in my opinion, Cardcaptor Sakura is better. But if it's the art, then Shugo Chara would win.
Want magic? Want comedy? Want drama? Want romance? Well, both these series might answer your wishes.
Both series fits with the typical magical girl genre with both the main protagonists changing costumes/battle gear constantly to solve problems and battle against what they believe is right.
There is plenty of character development for the supporting cast as well as the main cast and as episodes progresses, love complications becomes part of the angles as well.
Both have a young, female protagonist that uses magic to protect her friends while going to school. Both are set in a similar environment with a similar age group and positive message. Both anime are very relaxing to watch with likeable characters.
Both about a girl having a second life collecting something. In cardcaptor, sakura's role is to collect clow cards while in shugo chara, amu must collect eggs.
Both involve love triangles, magical girls, collecting magical/destructive things (eggs/cards), guardians, and have a similar emphasis on friend/family relationships and both just have a similar vibe in general. Also, Cardcaptor Sakura has one of the most ADORABLE romances I have ever seen and Ikuto and Amu in Shugo Chara are really cute too.
Both of these have magic in it with comedy, a plot that's pretty easy to follow although in Shugo Chara! the love triangle is a much more visible than the one in Cardcaptor.
Same great characters from ccs but in a whole new anime.
Both are CLAMP anime and are full of cross over characters. If you've seen CCS first, you'll definitely enjoy Tsubasa Chronicle more. The other way around... Probably makes it a bit harder to recognize characters. The genres are a bit different though. CCS is magical girl anime whereas Tsubasa Chronicle is more the adventure type.
If you like Sakura, Syaoran and other characters from Clamp, watch Tsubasa Chronicle! It takes place in an alternate setting, complete different storyline, but the characters are still the same! Tsubasa Chronicle also introduces two new characters only for Tsubasa Chronicle, Fay/Fai and Kurogane. If you like Clamp, you'll like this one for real!
They both anime have the same characters; and are from CLAMP. It's very joyous to watch, and I also love how in Tsubasa Chronicle they travle to many diffrent places. =)
Same main character, but different too
if you loved Cardcaptors than you will surely enjoy it since you find the same characters. I also recommend a LOT to those who simpy love the relationship between Sakura and Shaoran (like me ^^.. they are so cute together! )
Both Clamp animes, similar and same character names for the most part ;o
can be said as a parent story of tsubasa chronicle. [b]Why[/b]? watch it untel the end of the series and you'll now. i won't give you a spoiler
magic & the same story line: a girl lost something and start searching for it.
a 'continuation' of CCS.
is like a parallel story with the same characters.
they are really simliar. the main charatersy are exactly alike in personality and appearance. they are both really romantic in a special kinda way :) but i think Syaoran is more "active" in the tsubasa chronicle series, and he shows more care about sakura too. I personally like Tsubasa chronicle a lot better :) there is also a second season tsubasa chronicle, if you watched tsubasa chronicle, you just HAVE TO see the second season and the moives ;)
They both are different plots but with some of the same characters that you can't help loving. I watched both of them and i can't help but saying that if you like one of them, you will definitely like the other.
the characters are the same people only from different worlds. So it's kinda cool.
Both have the same characters, but in Tsubasa Chronicle, sakura and syoaron are older. CCS is shoujo while TC is shounen
Same characters, still awaiting the romance that you wanted in CardCaptor Sakura. :D
Some of the main characters of this anime are similars to Tsubasa, I believe that you need to watch Cardcaptor Sakura first and later watch Tsubasa. ^^
These two animes, both based on works by CLAMP, are very different story-wise, but they have similar main characters (like Sakura and Syaoran) and supporting characters (like Tomoyo, Toya, and Yukito). Another thing they have in common is that both series involve collecting things to achieve their goals where CCS collect cards when TC collect feathers.
Both are by CLAMP so the art and feel is very similar. They both involve the leads having to collect something in order to achieve a purpose. In cardcaptor, sakura must collect clow cards, and in tsubasa, syaoran must collect feathers containing sakura's memories.
both are good magical girl anime. kinda have the same plot going on, however Nanoha has fanservice.
Magicl Girl yumminess, but Nanoha is the best Mahou Shoujo series ever... The second season that is!
Magical girls at their finest! Both features girls who had normal life at start and by a fated encounter, would turn into our adored mahou shoujo of today.
Both Anime's are mahou shoujo, with CCS being mostly about Sakura Kinomoto - a fourth grade girl attending Tomoeda Elementary.
MGLN deals mostly with Nanoha in the first few episodes of the season, then it switches between both her and another girl.
Both Anime's have magic, both anime's have a story line, while CCS is far longer ( and more interesting my opinion) they both do fairly well in this genra. CCS is an old anime though, having been out for at least six year's from the posting of this recommendation.
Though, if MGLN keeps up on the seasons it 'could' prove be quite a rival, provided the makers actually make a season that focus's on the events between two particuler seasons.
Like Magical Girls who hunt for items such as Clow clows or any other elemental magic,like family ties/bond,friendship development issues,do you like magical girl animes where you can connect with a misguided character who wants to please a member of her family,than Magical lyrical Nanoha for you,mixes elements of basic magical girl and advanced Technology and time demensional travel,in cardcaptor Sakura,Sakura needed to hunt clow cards to keep they're magic from falling into the wrong hands or dystroying the world,Nanoha hunts jewel seeds to keep alternate time demensions from being thrown off balance or dystroying other realities.
Although some may find them too similiar, I think it makes for excellent viewing. Like Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptors), Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha tells the story of a young girl gifted with magical powers and a small animal-like thing giving her guidance, collecting potential dangers to the world while learning about friendship and acceptance and gaining strength. Both have similiar comedy and art.
both are magical girls & they have a similar history but you can say sakura is kawaii whit every one since the only rival its shaoran but since nanoha its loved and reconized by everyone even when she grows up( not like sakura ),like fate. well ibelibe they are both master pieces tha you should watch if you like this kinds of series
Do you enjoy bright colors and sparkly explosions? Do you ever wish that there were more magical girl shows with gradually expanding casts of protagonists and lighthearted action fare? Do you like your anime sprinkled with oodles of happiness~? If so, then congratulations, these two shows will probably appeal to you! CCS is more episodic in nature, while Nanoha tends to follow one large story arc.
Practically The Same Genre, Just Takes Different Apporaches, Nanoho Is Collection Gem's Like Inu Yasha Expect With The Staff And What Not, One Would Automaticly Think Card Captors, And As For Card Captors, It Collecting The Cards With The Staff.
Both About The Same Ammount Of Action, Just If You Like More The Friendship Thing, Nanoho Is The Way To Go, And The Lover Naturally Card Captor Sakura, Love One And You Will Surely Love The Other One ^_^
As Sakura in CCS use her "wand" ,Nanoha use a different thing but similar magic-releasing object called "device"they collecting power to make them become a stronger magic user.and the both character is also moe!and they also have cute voice.
Almost the same thing happens, the main heroine gets a rival, the rival agrees to go onto her team in the end and they become lovers....
Cardcaptor Sakura is by far loved more by one of my friends and it is quite awesome, but they are both Magical Girl anime. I watched Cardcaptor Sakura first and it was worth watching.
Both series has quite a story that is dramatic, comical, emotional, magical, and packed with action.
Both series contain a main heroine who has her life changed forever after a certain incident. In both series, the main girl's friendly personality and determination wins the friendship of many characters. They are also thoughtful and puts others before themselves.
Both series also contain the theme of capturing treasures with rivals and other obstacles in their way with a sidekick. Classic magical girl series that is a must watch.
Both are happy magical girl anime about a very young and innocent girl who is bestowed magical girl powers by a talking little animal.
Nanoha and Sakura both have to collect magical items and have rivals that they end up falling in love with. Both series can be enjoyed by people of all ages, although Nanoha has some fanservice. They're also must-watch shows for people who love magical girl anime.
They both evolve around a young, normal ever day school girl who's life is turned completely around by the depths of magic/fantasy and must face against un-natural forces of evil in order to retain what is lost - In Cardcaptor Sakura, that is the Clow cards, and in Magical girl lyrical Nanoha that is the jewel seeds.
Both of them faces challenges, obstacles and especially rivalry against other ones who are similar of their kind.
Sailor Moon have to find crystals and Cardcaptor Sakura have to find cards :)
Romance - Cheack!
Comedy - Check!
It's very good i promise :)
Both feature magical girls, romance, saving the world, cute talking sidekicks, and some pretty awesome attacks. They also feature some pretty cool transformation sequences (more so the Sailor Moon transformations) and neat power-ups.
Kero-chan is so kawaii!!!
On a difficult journey of finding themselves with the power of magic
Charecters kinda the same, magic, girly, funny, use of wand, (lol) and more
They both are similar themes and they're both about smart and elegant magical girls saving the world from villains. They are both sappy and airheaded crybabys and sometimes get nervous as they both try to get over it. They both have mild, helpful, funny animal-like apprentices to help them deal with battles and get over it to find new experiences and learn different things. They also both have child-like, kid-friendly romance between two different average-intelligence kids.
Both really good magic girl animes
Both are about magical girls that fall in love with a guy that also has magical powers. Loved both of them.
They're both female protagonists with special powers. They're similar age and both lead completely normal lives (apart from having to hide their identity) when they're not fighting monsters!
Tons of romance, action and comedy in this that you'll be sure to enjoy ^_^
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.
This really reminds me of CCS because Sakura needs to catch card and Sumomo Drops and they bote had a enemy and a animal to help them
No use to run from it: Nanatsuiro Drops is a worse version of Card Captor Sakura. The ND story is heartwarming and cute? Yes. Is it well developed? Not at all.
If you want to watch some romance featuring a magical girl, give Nanatsuiro a shot, but CCS is WAAAAAAAAAY better on all aspects.
Mahou Shoujo with a cute storyline, brilliant outfits and stunning animation.
Both characters have to collect something (Sakura - cards, Sumomo - Drops) and they also have a stuffed animal to help them, also they wear pretty outfits.
Similar storylines. Both main characters are very cute, very caring, and have a little animal "sidekick" that has much information about what is being collected. Both Sakura and Sumomo adapt to the idea of having magical powers and having to search for the magical items in similar ways. In CCS they are collecting Clow Cards, in ND they are collecting Stardrops. ^O^ Sakura and Sumomo kinda look alike too. ^^
Both anime's involve a magical girl in search of some object to save a stuffed animal creature.
Similair setting like Sumomo captures star drops and Sakura captures Cards
But Nanatsuiro drops is more Sweeter and gentle with a little drama and it is shorter the Card Captor Sakura.
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. ^_^"
The basic premise of Magical Girl and Romance, of finding new powers and teaming together.. Not to mention Himeka and Tomoyo could practically be sisters. n_n;
a magical girl and romance along with it
The character designs are very similar, as is the character situations (even if the story is completely different). They have a similar feel.
Well for one thing the genres are similar:Romance,Comedy,Magical Girl.Also they both have this kinda "un-noticed love" thing.Both Sakura and Karin didn't realize their true true feelings until way later on in the series,like near the end.
...a romantic comedy, magical girl anime. Both these anime's have really kawaii charaters and not to mention some bishies. A lot of transformation are shown not only by our heroine but also with the other charas.
I really love the romance portrayed by the main charas in both series. And the main girl characters, are pretty much similar, clumsy yet powerful in a sense...and way dense.
Kazune and Karin fight along side each other with the help of Himeka and friends. It's the same base for Card Captor where Sakura and Syaoran fight along side each other with the help of Tomoyo. They all help to make themselves stronger in both anime.
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