Cardcaptor Sakura

Welcome to my brain

The world of ほえーーーーつ!

闇の力を秘めし鍵よ。真の姿を我の前に示せ。
契約のもとさくらが命じる。
レリーズ!

星の力を秘めし鍵よ。真の姿を我の前に示せ。
契約のもとさくらが命じる。
レリーズ!

Every connoisseur of Japanese entertainment (scratch that: entertainment in general) has their personal “best ever”, and for me, it’s undoubtedly Cardcaptor Sakura. I’m been watching anime and reading manga for over fifteen years and no series has ever been able to topple over Cardcaptor Sakura in my heart. This anime and manga is undeniably of one the greatest highlights of the 90’s – it’s very good and the protagonist is undeniably the cutest thing you’ll ever witness in an anime ever.

Ever.

The tender loving care CLAMP and Studio Madhouse gave to this series, plus the overwhelming nostalgia from this being my first subtitled anime series as a child (Dragon Ball was my first RAW), has turned me into pretty much the largest Cardcaptor Sakura nut around. I’m on a quest to blog the entire Cardcaptor Sakura series – from the movies, to the specials – and the original manga, among other things related to the franchise.

(Note: The only time you’ll hear me talk about the dreaded Nelvana version, entitled Cardcaptors, is when I’m relentlessly mocking it.)

Time to get the show on the road. RELEASE!

Anime Sakura

Anime

Ten-year-old Sakura lives a pretty normal life with her older brother, Touya, and widowed father, Fujitaka. Or she did, until the day she returned home from school to discover a glowing book in her father’s study. After opening the book and releasing the cards within, Sakura is tasked with collecting each of these magical cards, while trying to live the life of a normal fourth grader. In the monumental task of collecting all the cards, Sakura must rely on her friends and family, and decide what she finds most important in life.” – NIS America, Online Store‘s Official Descripton

「Clow Card Arc (クロウカード編)」

Season 1

Movie 1

Season 2

  • Sakura and the Snowy New School Term (さくらと雪の新学期)
  • Sakura and Tomoyo’s Lost Voice (さくらと消えた知世の声)
  • Sakura’s Fun Strawberry-Picking Adventure (さくらの楽しいいちご狩り)
  • Sakura’s Dizzy Fever Day (さくらのふらふら熱曜日)
  • Sakura and the Sakura Inside the Dream (さくらと夢の中のさくら)
  • Sakura, Syaoran, and the Sea of Sand (さくらと小狼と砂の海)
  • Sakura and the Pitch Black School Arts Festival (さくらのまっくら学芸会)
  • Sakura’s Farewell to Meilin (さくらのさよなら苺鈴)
  • Sakura, Kero, and the Mysterious Teacher (さくらとケロと不思議な先生)
  • Sakura and the Final Clow Card (さくらと最後のクロウカード)
  • Sakura and the Final Judgment (さくらと最後の審判)

「Sakura Card Arc (さくらカード編)」

Season 3

  • Sakura and the Mysterious Transfer Student (さくらと不思議な転校生)
  • Sakura and the Awakened Star Key (さくらとめざめた星の鍵)
  • Sakura and the Dangerous Piano (さくらとキケンなピアノ)
  • Sakura, Syaoran, and the Invisible Thread (さくらと小狼とみえない糸)
  • Sakura and the Big Teddy Bear (さくらと大きなぬいぐるみ)
  • Sakura’s Sheep Warning?! (さくらのひつじ注意報?!)
  • Sakura and the Panicky Bicycle (さくらとパニック自転車)
  • Sakura and the Calendar of Memories (さくらと思い出のカレンダー)
  • Sakura and Sakura in Wonderland (さくらと不思議の国のさくら)
  • Sakura, Kero, and the Sweet Meeting??(さくらとケロのお菓子な出会い??)
  • Sakura, Syaoran, and the Elevator (さくらと小狼とエレベーター)
  • Sakura and Double Trouble (さくらと二人の大ピンチ)
  • Sakura, Tomoyo, and the Ball Trap (さくらと知世とボールの罠)
  • Sakura and the Precious Friend (さくらと大切なお友達)
  • Sakura, the Cards, and the Presents (さくらとカードとプレゼント)
  • Sakura and the Strange Omikuji (さくらと不思議なおみくじ)
  • Sakura, the Pool, and the Huge Wave (さくらとプールと大きな波)
  • Sakura and the Snowy Ski Class (さくらと吹雪のスキー教室)
  • Sakura, Yukito, and the Vanishing Power (さくらと雪兎と消えゆく力)
  • The Person Sakura Likes the Most (さくらの一番好きな人)
  • Sakura, Syaoran, and the Tsukimine Shrine (さくらと小狼と月峰神社)
  • Sakura, the Past, and Clow Reed (さくらと過去とクロウ·リード)
  • Sakura Meets Clow Reed (さくらと現れたクロウ·リード)
  • Sakura and Her True Feelings (さくらと本当の想い)

Movie 2

  • Cardcaptor Sakura Theatrical Edition: The Sealed Card (劇場版カードキャプターさくら 封印されたカード)
  • Leave it to Kero-chan! Theatrical Edition (劇場版ケロちゃんにおまかせ!)

Manga Sakura

Manga

Fourth grader Sakura Kinomoto finds a strange book in her father’s library — a book made by the wizard Clow to store dangerous spirits sealed within a set of magical cards. But when Sakura opens it up, there is nothing left inside but Kero-chan, the book’s cute little guardian beast . . . who informs Sakura that since the Clow cards seem to have escaped while he was asleep, it’s now her job to capture them!” – Dark Horse Official Description

「Clow Card Arc (クロウカード編)」

  • Anime/Manga Comparison and Review

「Sakura Card Arc (さくらカード編)」

  • Anime/Manga Comparison and Review

「Clear Card Arc (さくらカード編)」

Magical Vidya Games!

Video Games

Animetic Story 1 – Cardcaptor Sakura

  • TBA

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