Cardcaptor Sakura

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: CCS, Cardcaptors, Card Captor Sakura
Japanese: カードキャプターさくら
English: Cardcaptor Sakura
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Type: TV
Episodes: 70
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1998 to Mar 21, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: NHK, Kodansha, Sogo Vision, YTV
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

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Score: 8.151 (scored by 200421200,421 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #469
Members: 392,031
Favorites: 11,693

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Synopsis

Ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto is an ordinary fourth-grade student living in Tomoeda until, one day, she stumbles upon a mysterious book of cards titled "The Clow." Pondering over her discovery, she unintentionally causes a magical gust of wind to scatter the cards all over town.

The accident awakens the Beast of the Seal—Keroberos, nicknamed "Kero"—who tells Sakura that she has released the mystical "Clow Cards" created by the sorcerer Clow Reed. Due to each Card's ability to act independently and their incredible power, Clow had sealed them away. Now that they have been set free, the Cards pose great danger to the world, and it is up to Sakura to put an end to them.

Appointing Sakura as the "Cardcaptor" and granting her the Sealed Key, Kero tasks her with finding and recapturing all the Clow Cards. Alongside her best friend Tomoyo Daidouji, and with Kero's guidance, Sakura must learn to balance her new secret duty with the everyday troubles as she takes flight on her magical adventures as Cardcaptor Sakura.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Cardcaptor Sakura won the Animage Grand Prix award for Best Anime in 1999.

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Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kanbe, Mamoru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Katabuchi, Sunao
Episode Director, Storyboard


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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)
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Ending Theme

1: "Groovy!" by Koumi Hirose (eps 1-35)
2: "Honey" by Chihiro (eps 36-45)
3: "Tobira wo Akete" by ANZA (eps 46)
4: "Fruits Candy" by Megumi Kojima (eps 47-69)
5: "Platinum" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 70)



Jun 4, 2012
Veronin (All reviews)
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
Feb 22, 2008
KholdStare88 (All reviews)
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
Feb 19, 2015
Muan142 (All reviews)
I'll go ahead and say this is my favorite series.

Overview/Opinion:
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
Jan 19, 2021
luugi (All reviews)
I believe Cardcaptor Sakura to be one of the best magical girl type shoujo anime out there.

Now as someone who doesn't really watch much of this genre I don't have a lot to compare CCS to, but that is because frankly most anime like this doesn't interest me that much. I often find myself bored by what feels like the same unrealistic romance tropes portrayed in magical girl shoujo, the classic girl meets boy and immediately falls in love after some heroic type antics. Don't get me wrong, classic idealized romance can be enjoyable from time to time, but in a long series of read more

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