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Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

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English: Cardcaptor Sakura
Synonyms: Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow, CCS
Japanese: カードキャプターさくら


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: May 2, 1996 to Jul 3, 2000
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi


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One day, Sakura Kinomoto accidentally opened a book containing dozens of magical cards called Clow Cards, and they scattered around her hometown of Tomoeda. Sakura was chosen to be the master of these cards and has been enlisted by the sun-based guardian Kerberos to use her magic and reclaim these cards before they make any more trouble in town. She is encouraged by her best friend Tomoyo Daidouji, and she meets a rival cardcaptor, Syaoran Li, who is a direct descendant of the creator of the Clow Cards.

(Source: ANN)


Cardcaptor Sakura won the 32nd Seiun Award for Best Manga in 2001. It received a 70-episode anime adaptation and two animated films, several video games and artbooks.

The series was published in English by Tokyopop from March 1, 2001 to August 5, 2003 and in 3-in-1 omnibus format by Dark Horse Comics from October 20, 2010 to September 19, 2012. The official English release by Tokyopop split this into two six-volume series, the second of which is titled Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow. However, it is one twelve-volume series in Japan. It has also been published in Chinese by Every Glory Publishing, in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat (Spain), Editorial Ivrea (Argentina), and Editorial Toukan (Mexico), in French by Pika Édition, in Italian by Star Comics, in German by Egmont Manga & Anime, and in Portuguese by Editora JBC.

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Jun 28, 2009
lalazoe (All reviews)
There is only one official word that comes to my mind when I think of Cardcaptor Sakura: Beautiful.
Everything about it is simply the epitome of beauty. The story, the characters, the art.
It's a CLAMP cult classic, and perhaps one of the most famous mangas ever written.

You think you know magical girl manga? Well, you haven't seen ANYTHING until you've read Cardcaptor Sakura. As far as your concerned, this is the ultimate magical girl manga. This is what inspired 100's of other artists to rip off the idea.
(Oh, and as I usually say, the Cardcaptor Sakura Manga is waaaay better than the anime. So read more
Aug 19, 2015
Zheng56 (All reviews)
The manga version of the CCS is slightly better than the anime, although I love both versions. CLAMP's artwork for CCS manga is the best in my opinion, the artwork is very fluid and cute looking without feeling saccharine.
Jun 21, 2010
Torii-chan (All reviews)
Cardcaptor Sakura is probably one of my favorite series of all time. The story is about a young girl who awakens a magical book that holds cards created by a magician. With the help of the books guardian, she and her friends collect the cards to save the world from a disaster.

Story 9/10: The story is well developed, Sakura evolves as the story progresses. Even though it's centered around an elementary aged protagonist, the flow of the story feels more adult-like.

Art 9/10: The characters are expressive, sincere and the scenery is detailed. CLAMP mangakas are very good at expressing the feelings of each read more
Sep 6, 2015
lesbiab (All reviews)
I loved this manga, even though I only read 3 volumes. (Well, one. It was the first 3 in one book. I picked it up in the library and I'm glad for it.) It's about a cute little girl, her friend, (I don't want to give away much of the story) her brother, his friend, and another boy. (Oh my god my brain is packed I can't remember their names.) BUTTT Here is a warning for some people.

This is not for homophobes. I don't really mind it at all, but if you are STRAIGHT AND ALL MUST BE STRAIGHT Go away. (Okay that was mean.) read more


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