Cardcaptor Sakura

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

Information

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, MagicMagic, RomanceRomance, FantasyFantasy, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 155503155,503 users)
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Ranked: #3422
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Popularity: #372
Members: 318,321
Favorites: 12,301

Recommendations

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! 
report Recommended by Susan
Same great characters from ccs but in a whole new anime.  
report Recommended by serenity043
both are good magical girl anime. kinda have the same plot going on, however Nanoha has fanservice.  
report Recommended by zenime
Sailor Moon have to find crystals and Cardcaptor Sakura have to find cards :) Romance - Cheack! Comedy - Check! It's very good i promise :) 
report Recommended by Lilly1x
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. 
report Recommended by Lyle
If you liked the animation and motifs found in "Card Captor Sakura," you're sure to fall in love all over again with CLAMP's animation "Kobato." The animation style keeps that unique CLAMP feel to it, brought to life with a great voice cast and a storyline that will have you laughing one moment and then reaching for a Kleenex the next. This anime is a great watch for anyone who is looking for a little bit of angelic magic. :3 
report Recommended by Aysel
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. ^_^" 
report Recommended by NoyaChan
Both are awesome mahou-shoujo anime titles. 
report Recommended by sasazuka
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya is basically Fate/Stay night meets Cardcaptor Sakura. Just on the more serious side and with epic battles. 
report Recommended by komic
Both of these are magical girl animes which follow the lives of lovable girls who transform into magical girls to save the day. They also feature male characters with some special abilities. 
report Recommended by mysngoeshere56
Both are magical girl series with drama and comedy and, of course, romance. Mitsuki (Full Moon wo Sagashite) and Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura) are main characters with great character development, working very hard for their goals (even though their goals are quite different from each other), and for a time are confused with who they are in love with. 
report Recommended by storygirlash
Both are about Magical Girls. And both girls have a little helper always with them :] 
report Recommended by melieon
Utterly adorable magical girl series! Both TMM and CCS are kid-friendly tales that will appeal to anyone who enjoys girly, cutesy shoujo. 
report Recommended by Anomalous
this is great and has the same genre romance=check magic=check and has the same children theme 
report Recommended by romance_lover17
They're similar since both of them are about magical girls, comedy, romance and school life. If you liked one is possible that you'll like the other. However, CCS is better than UM 
report Recommended by isarf
Cheerful magical girl stories with sweet young girl protagonists with secret magic powers, filled with warmth and a lot of heart. Happy and sad moments are in both. They are both very good series with characters you will love. Cardcaptor Sakura is about mysterious magic cards, and Ojamajo Doremi is about being a witch-in-training. 
report Recommended by PastellRain
A pretty obvious one, but both are of the magical girl genre. Both main characters, Maron and Sakura, have "magical" powers, little helpers that guide them, and rivals turned love interest. Also, both stories have well thought out plots, and unforgettable side characters! 
report Recommended by lovelydawn
Both Cute, romantic and magical and both the main characters in Gakuen Alice are soo similar to the two mains in CCS 
report Recommended by AnimeQT
Both girls like sweets Both have a magical creature that like sweets Both magical creatures are in charge of/collect magical cards. 
report Recommended by notpctrprfct
Both are Lovable stories that follow two girls as they get stronger.The main characters, Misaki (angelic layer) and Sakura ( cardcaptor sakura) are friendly and kind. They are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. As the story progresses, the two girls get better at what they do. Sakura at collecting clow cards and Misaki at playing angelic layer.The two main character's best friend, Tomoyo (cardacaptor sakura) and Hatoko ( angelic layer)are also similar in appearance and personality. The art is similar. Both stories have to do with adventure and character develoment. They are fun to watch.  
report Recommended by Sanfron
pretears a bit more serious and for older ppl, whilst CCS is more cute, tho they are still gr8 anime series full of magic and action! 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
The both start out very cute but end with mostly romance and drama, and are both made by Clamp. :) 
report Recommended by Tsukinabi
Happy feelings, friendship, cute art and magical girls. A happy anime to enjoy with the whole family good for kids while still super enjoyable for adults. Cardcaptor Sakura goes deeper in to its world than Little Witch Academia, and in my personal opinion I found both worlds to be extremely interesting and exciting yet not quite the same which makes them different enough to feel unique but similar enough to bring up the same emotions. There was no episode of LWA and CCS that didn't manage to put a stupid smile on my face, both are very charming. The animation for both anime is flawless and  read more 
report Recommended by No_8
Both are cute, magical animes about a young girl, and they both seem to get a new outfit almost every episode. 
report Recommended by TsuruyaSonozaki
- Both main characters are cute and start out normal. - Both include magic cards that can summon different things that can fight for them. 
report Recommended by xcAnDy411x
These titles are both long running series with primary themes of magic and romance. Following the antics of two young witches living in the human world, Sugar Sugar Rune is perfect for people looking to relive the comedy and mystery of Cardcaptor Sakura. The series is suitable for younger audiences, so don't expect much of a complicated plot. However, each episode brings with it a heart-warming moral and the protagonists, Chocolat and Vanilla, are incredibly endearing characters. 
report Recommended by OctopusGirl
Both involve a Magical Girl awakening to the power of cards and the main characters in both are sweet, kind-hearted girls who aim to be helpful in the loss of their mothers. Both series also share very impressive and original art. Their styles are not similar to each other, but they are both very well done for their respective time periods. 
report Recommended by Fishcaek-Chan
Childhood is a time of magic and imagination, but the lives of the two main protagonists - while magical - are definitely not a figment of their imagination. The two main protagonists are also strong female protagonists facing life and growing up. The tone for both series is often light hearted, rarely if ever straying from this, but both are considered by quite a few beloved classics. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
here are the reasons why you should watch it:- LEAD (AYU) RESEMBLES SAKURA >both say super cute words like HOEE and UGHUUU! >both have a kind, long haired, weird best friend, who lives with her only mum. >both have mean 'oni-chan' who is kind of a player! ( as he in a love relation with younger,older ,unreal, magical, blood related people ) >both lost there mum at a young age. >both have a winged 'plush toy' very important to them >both wear red hair accessory and winged bags > both are HELL afraid of ghosts. >both the voice actresses have a SUPER cute voice! >'hope' plays an important role in the series. >HAIRSTYLES MATCH! THEY ARE  read more 
report Recommended by ichibannkudo
The greatest strength of Cardcaptor Sakura is its character development. A series about a magical girl collecting cards does not seem like it would have a deeper story behind it, but it does. The same is true for Sugar. A series synopsis will tell a viewer that Sugar is about a snow fairy hoping to become a fully realized season fairy by searching for the kirameki, and a human named Saga helps her and her friends along the way. One might expect an episodic storyline about childish trials and moral lessons, but the storytelling gets much more involved. And character development shines  read more 
report Recommended by Crisu
-Both are great Mahou Shoujo. -Both are from Clamp. -The main character of both series is also excited and cute. -Both have comedy . -Both have a very cute animal -Both have romance.  
report Recommended by Sailor_Cherry
from one of the granddadies of girl transformations, sailormoon to cardcaptor sakura and many many more to the newskool inspired kill la kill, well thats part of anime alright. 
report Recommended by Shura-shurato
Mostly just wanted to draw attention to Akage no Anne, in hopes that more people will get to watch it. Similar in some superficial ways, emphasizing emotional honesty. Great casts. 
report Recommended by Ignisalge
-Both majorly unit play involved collection -Both MC are mahou shouju -Both main audience is kids 
report Recommended by ys19931006
Both great CLAMP series, heartwarmig stories, elementary school characters. 
report Recommended by Narushisto
Soul and Maka and a lot like Sakura and Li! They have a strong relationship with each other and fight monsters together! 
report Recommended by jessicles
Both have kids that join together to defend the world.  
report Recommended by Ennis1001
Gakkou no Kaidan is the horror version of Cardcaptor Sakura. Two girl protagonists who lost their moms when they were very young encounter the supernatural during the school and have to fight it with a creature that guides them on how to do so. Sakura is the cute and childish version of the story, with Sakura catching all the Clow Cards, and Gakkou no Kaidan is the scary version with Satsuki putting all the dangerous ghosts into spiritual sleep. Both series revolve around phenomena that managed to escape from their seals and must be sealed again. 
report Recommended by Larvice
Both Kimi ni Todoke and Cardcaptor Sakura has an ability to cheer up and smile while you watch it. 
report Recommended by AmaTenshi
Two series with differences of audence, of execution and perspective. Both show us a girl with a big heart who receives a power, which she should use for the good and also to collect cards / points, following the orders of a magical being. The thing gets complicated when she is constantly in trouble, but, all that happens to make a test of a greater power that can get their hands. The question is: Will be able to do this mission? The most notable differences are that in CCS, there is not much risk, and in MS Ikusei they can lose their lives. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both of these shows take the concept of "ordinary school student finds mysterious magical book and sees its powers first hand, changing their lives forever and befriends the magical creature that originally owned said magic book and can fly and likes to eat. A lot." And then each show goes in complete opposite directions with it. And they both have widely reviled "Americanized" versions too; CardCaptors and 2017 Netflix Death Note. While the tones and feels of each show are complete opposite to one-another, they do have somewhat similar setups that both involve ordinary school students finding mysterious books with magical  read more 
report Recommended by Doctor_Cragmire
Both feature a caring, outgoing female protagonist who is still in grade school with powers. I found a lot of parallels between the MCs. They're both working hard with their friends to help others and solve their internal dilemmas. - In Cardcaptor, she gets her powers after she touches a book. In Sinbi, she gets her powers after meeting Sinbi. - Both have a funny nonhuman character who teaches them about their powers and becomes their friend. - Both meet a possible romantic partner who helps them (can't say anymore without spoilers lol) 
report Recommended by MsBlueMagic
Similarity - involve magic - both sailor and card captor holding stick Difference - ccs have to collect cards before disaster happened - sailor moon will show up when bad guy committed crime Which on is better? ccs 
report Recommended by reren
If you want more inocent and sweet love just like Shaoran and Sakura's you should absolutely watch Tsuki ga Kirei. Their childish romantic atmosphere will surely make you happy and wish your relationships were that way (OK, maybe that only happens to me... ). My point is the fact htat you will find another beautiful and pure love story on Tsuki g aKirei, just like the one in CC Sakura. 
report Recommended by MisaoAino
Both featured supernatural beings that bring chaos to the world, enemy/enemies of the week style (Stands and Clow Cards). Both main characters (Jotaro and Sakura) use their powers (Star Platinum and Sakura Cards) to defeat all enemy targets (in JoJo Part 3, the MC must defeat a stand user by "retiring" them while in CCS, the MC must capture them). Plus, there are sidekicks who are helping them to finish their mission (JoJo Part 3 has Joseph Joestar, Jean-Pierre Polnareff, and Noriaki Kakyoin while in CCS has Keroberos, Tomoyo Daidouji and Li Syaoran). The difference are: JoJo Part 3 appeared first in 1980s than CCS  read more 
report Recommended by The_Anonymous28
Both are about a family of a a dad who works a lot who as to take care of one younger and one older child. Trials and tribulations as well as adorableness ensues.  
report Recommended by StarManOfAtmora
Both follow the magical girl formula to a T. Both have an episodic format that is heavily structured. Both have a similar art-style with bright colors and a generally cheerful appearance. CCS is more than 20 years older. It is accordingly slower paced. Mewkledreamy is more "hyper", and its "cute" factor is way more extreme than CCS. 
report Recommended by poads
Kids seal trouble making creatures into objects and use those objects to call upon their powers later. Both start out as formulaic kids shows but end up turning into something a little more than that. There's also plenty of ho yay. 
report Recommended by HeruruMeruru
Magical Girls that collect cards in a book, they have completly different plots but their stories are amazing and get better with every episode. 
report Recommended by plagg15
Tamako Love Story will make you remember Sakura and Shaoran's love. You won't miss CC Sakura's comedy because you will also laugh a lot with Tamako and her friends. It happened to me that I first watched Tamako's movie before I even knew an anime existed. After I watched the anime some things made sense. But anyways, if your objective is to watch a kind, pure-hearted romance between very sweet characters, then both, Tamako and Sakura, are the best choices. 
report Recommended by MisaoAino
In Cardcaptor Sakura; They have to capture cards In Pokemon; They have to capture pokemons 
report Recommended by Sailor_Cherry
These are two fairly old magical girl anime. The fights are fairly decent, but one of the most notable features of both anime are the costumes worn by the magical girls. These are both quite Japanese anime, but they still make sense to Westerners. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus
Both animes belongs to Clamp and presents the same characters in different universes. Both plots are essentially romantic, but they have many cool magical battles too! 
report Recommended by Guruneko
Sakura in cardcaptor Sakura hairstyle is the same as Ai in kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi it's true but the plot is different and both hold something somehow magical 
report Recommended by TomoAkiChan
Utena is usually considered a mahou shoujo anime, and Sakura is undoubtly a one. While Utena is very deep and not aimed for kids at all, Sakura is more light hearted, but it doesn't make it worse. Sakura has some very deep moments, sometimes even usage of symbolism just like Utena, and there were times I was watching Sakura and wasn't sure if it's Sakura or Utena. Many scenes look the exact same. And if it isn't enough, both are the most queer anime ever. I think Sakura is even more queer than Utena, so it's VERY queer. 
report Recommended by gambitmay
Both are more shoujo anime, aimed for kids. Though, both are very mature, much more than your average anime. Sakura is mostly episodic telling a new story each episode about a card doing some mess, and Layton is also almost episodic telling a new story each episode, but about cases that our detective solves. If you like one, you will surely like the other one! 
report Recommended by gambitmay
So the reasoning behind this recommendation. The pacing of the show is really similar imo. Both are longer animes that have a balanced amount of serious/plot relevant/exciting moments and laid-back, relaxing episodes. Nadja and Sakura are around the same age, both are freaking cute and there's romance in both animes. The male cast of the shows is notably handsome too! xD 
report Recommended by mewinblue
Happy feelings, friendship, cute art and magical girls. A happy anime to enjoy with the whole family good for kids while still super enjoyable for adults. Cardcaptor Sakura goes deeper in to its world than LWA, and in my personal opinion I found both worlds to be extremely interesting and exciting yet not quite the same which makes them different enough to feel unique but similar enough to bring up the same emotions. 
report Recommended by Aura_Mira
Inuyasha and CCS, both series are directed towards a world connected with the magical and spiritual, where the protagonist accidentally releases an unimaginable power divided between several fragments / cards, awakens a powerful being who had been asleep for years. Joined with this to seek what he has released so that it is not used for evil, following the presence that only she can feel due to a hidden power within her. There is also a certain rivalry to collect these fragments / cards, although that may change later as them may get to know each other better. Two series full of adventure, romance, comedy  read more 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Baka to Test is about summoning beings and Cardcaptor Sakura is about summoning cards and controlling what their master wishes 
report Recommended by TomoAkiChan
They both have girls with special powers but more than that Yurie remindes me a little of Sakura though I think Sakura is stronger but I enjoyed both hope you do too. :P 
report Recommended by OrangeCakeJam
Well... Although different but very much alike. Magic... check Romance... check Transforming... check Well similiar 
report Recommended by Kniepinja22
Both are about magic with little bit romance 
report Recommended by Kniepinja22
Both are essentially aimed at children, though it is still deep enough for adults to enjoy (they are both better, in my experience, than other anime which was meant to be directed at adults). They both have the same feel, there cute characters haveto solve supernatural mysteries which appear in normal life. Generally episodically solving it by the end. Don't be fooled, there are serious character development and good plots along with some humour and mostly fun. 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
They're both the same genre, Magical Girl. 
report Recommended by shadowsaiph
You'll notice the similarities of two particular characters: Sakura and Meiling from CCS and Sora and May from KS. Both Sakura and Sora have this great aura of optimism and determination that seems to change people around them. As a result, Meiling and May, who come off as annoying, loud-mouth girls who provide the humor in the shows, cannot be completely hated even though you really want to hate them because no matter how they act towards Sakura and Sora respectively, they are the type of characters who cannot bear a grudge. Not to mention, both Sakura and Sora are Japanese while Meiling and May  read more 
report Recommended by Hantsuki
Young magical girls collecting pieces to put things back to normal.... 
report Recommended by iceminx
Although the storyline is different, the same characters are present and are considerably younger. This series is fun, but doesn't contain the same action-packed adventures as in Tsubasa Chronicle, andconsists of a more 'mild' type of action. However, in the Tsubasa OVA's there are some hints pertaining to this anime, which simply adds to the spice of it all and makes you wonder how linking both anime's together adds to the storyline. Overall this is a fun and enjoyable series and I suggest that all were to watch it. If you're a fan of Sakura, Syaoran, Tomoyo, and the rest of the old gang, you'll find  read more 
report Recommended by HeartsDesire
Lighthearted and highly popular mahou shoujo series that fans of both series will easily enjoy. It should be noted that Precure is focused more on a group of girls with magical powers rather than just one like in Cardcaptor Sakura. While occasionally dramatic, both shows are a lot of fun to watch and will have you laughing and falling in love with the characters all the while. Just don't be expecting any themes of love from Smile.  
report Recommended by Veronin
Sana and Sakura both love someone whos too old for them.. But they both have someone who first hates them but then fancies them who are the same age..  
report Recommended by ChinaGirl
Magical girl series that are similarly cute, don't involve fighting (as a major activity, in Sakurar's case), and are very idealistic. They create engrossing plots and loveable characters without straying from the essence of their genre. 
report Recommended by Anomalous
they are both examples of excellent magical girl animes, akazukin cha cha its strength is its humor which is ridiculously brilliant at times. also it has great characters like CCS and it's cute too 
report Recommended by midori-
Both have a animal-like sidekick and are mostly about capturing things like animals and ghosts.  
report Recommended by DragonsWhip
Both are fluffy sweet shows that are much deeper than they first appear, with great heroines and their struggles with romance and new found magic. 
report Recommended by SummerOtaku
Same magical girl element , less main chars in CCS but a fan of this series should love CCS ^_^ 
report Recommended by TJK
If you like animes with charismatic characters, funny silly jokes and a pretty simple storyline, try Card Captor Sakura. When i say simple, don't read it in a depreciative way. It's just obvious that the story of CCS and Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat are not too complex when compared to Ghost In The Shell, but it's easy to understand what is the intention of the anime in the first episodes. Anyway, Card Captor Sakura is one of the CLAMP Studios masterpieces, and surely will leave you light-hearted and happy. Just an advice: Don't expect to find lots of gags in CCS like the ones in Panyo  read more 
report Recommended by Superman
Cardcaptor Sakura is more "upbeat" and "shojo-ish" than D.N.Angel, which is darker and has more aspects of shonen, but both feature a cast of characters with magical powers. There are also quite a few characters with feathery wings. Plus, like D.N.Angel, almost all of the magical characters which appear in Cardcaptor Sakura are boys (despite the fact that the main one is a girl). 
report Recommended by mysngoeshere56
They're both magical girl animes, and both have quite a bit of romance in them. In the beginning of both animes, the characters start out hating each other but eventually fall in love. (Which is probably why they seem similar to me? :P) 
report Recommended by Tsukinabi
Both are lovely, girl-friendly shows with similar themes of discovery, friendship, and overcoming hardships. 
report Recommended by japanda
The series have nearly nothing in common, I'll admit. The outfits the characters wear on both series, though, are of similar style. If you've watched either of these before, you'll surely be thinking of the other as you watch the characters in their loli outfits :) 
report Recommended by Pyapi
For those of us who are watching Tsubasa Resevior Chronicle due to the appearance of Sakura-chan and many of CLAMPs other characters from works such as X/1999 and Chobits, xxxHolic is going to be something a little different, but as the story progresses, we see the connection between the two storylines. These are two sides of the same story, really, shown from very different points of view that only overlap when necessary, so there is no barrage of repetition. Fans of CCS, old and new, should be able to enjoy this series thoroughly. Though classic characters aren't as prevalent in this series as some would  read more 
report Recommended by Aysel
In both there are magical girls who can transform in cute clothes etc. And both use cards (in different way but...). And both main characters are cute little girls. 
report Recommended by hinanami
both have the magical girl elements and they gather magic things in both they also both have cute cat like helpers 
report Recommended by lseed
both have the use of magic. and they both haave one charac. oblivoius to the other persons love 
report Recommended by sarcastic_neon
Both anime have love stories and have really good magical girl type 
report Recommended by yachiru123
the main characters are using magic, both of them has a similar Atmosphere 
report Recommended by -SoraChan-
its all about magic,and love...and the character was cute too... 
report Recommended by evit1411
Both are relatively fresh magical girl, slice-of-life shows with their doses of romance and cute strong-willed female heroines. CCS has more action though, while FL has more drama. 
report Recommended by Venusrozen
This series reminds me of card captor sakura a bit because it combines magical girls and beautiful cards that help them fight against evil. 
report Recommended by ArinaMoon
Pretty similar anime. The main character is also a little girl with special power that enable her to fight for protecting another people. Such as Sakura does, Shana finds a boy who will fight at her side and falls in love with him. The main trouble, besides the enemies (of course), is Shana/Sakura doesn't find the way to get as close as she wishes to her beloved one. Hope you like it! 
report Recommended by Ruichi-san
Code geass is a completely different type of anime. CCS is full of feelings and inoscense, but Code Geass is full of intelligence and fight. I am just recommending this anime because it was created by the same people, CLAMP. In my opinion, Code Geass is their master piece and CCS is their most lovable creation. This will be a good recommendation only for those that loved (as I did) CLAMP's art. Hope you like it! 
report Recommended by Ruichi-san
i like to say that nagisa reminds me of Sakura, they both cry but they are always cheerful Tomoya is like Syaoran because they both don't know how they feel towards Sakura and Nagisa Tomoyo and Kyou are like Meilin, oh boy they are powerful For Tomoyo i really don't know who i can relate her to, i was thinking of fuko but fuko is very cheerful person and thinks of stars and that doesn't relate to Tomoyo but i guess i choose Kotomi because she's shy and she like Tomoyo Touya is like Akio because they pick on there sister/daughter because they care for them.  
report Recommended by xninaxhangx
They are both wonderful shojo-fantasy anime! Amu and Sakura possess some similar characters, like getting confused when they are so close to their crushes ^^ 
report Recommended by Ririka
They may have different premise but both series give off a similar vibe when it comes to magical and supernatural elements. The main female character gets herself involved with various events that brings about the full potential of her abilities. At the same time, they are easily able to make friends with others and develop meaningful relationships with them. Expect action, comedy, and some bits of emotional factors during various episodes. Other characters also influence the stories with their roles either directly or indirectly. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a magical academy with all sort of charming wonders with its characters. 
report Recommended by Stark700