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Sakura and Kero

Cardcaptor Sakura is a manga and anime series created by Clamp and published by Kodansha.

The story is about Sakura Kinomoto, a girl who accidentally releases a set of magical cards that can assume different forms, and it's her role to retrive them all. She's accompanied by the guardian of the Clow Cards, a little crature named Cerberus, called Kero or Kero-chan for short, that also serves as a sort of mascot for the series.


The original manga was published from 1996 to 2000 for a total of 50 chapters, and released in 12 tankobon volumes.

A sequel manga titled Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Hen started publication on June 3, 2016 and is currently ongoing.

An anime manga based on the first two seasons of the TV series was also published in 10 volumes from August 1998 to November 2000.


The manga was adapted and expanded upon in an anime series which ran for 3 seasons, for a total of 70 episodes from April 7, 1998 to March 21, 2000. Three specials also aired on TV:

  • You're Wonderful, Sakura-chan! Tomoyo's Cardcaptor Sakura Video Diary! (September 25, 1998)
  • You're Wonderful, Sakura-chan! Tomoyo's Cardcaptor Sakura Video Diary 2! (September 25, 1999)
  • You're Wonderful, Sakura-chan! Tomoyo's Cardcaptor Sakura Video Diary Special! (September 25, 1999)

Two OVA movies were also released:

  • Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (August 21, 1999)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card (July 15, 2000)

A third OVA is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2017.

A new animated series based on the Clear Card Hen manga is scheduled to start in January 2018.


The series was adapted into 10 videogames, all of them only released in Japan:

  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Itsumo Sakura-chan to Issho!(May 15, 1999), Game Boy Color
  • Animetic Story Game 1: Cardcaptor Sakura(August 5, 1999), PlayStation
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura to Fushigi na Clow Cards(December 2, 1999), WonderSwan
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clow Card Magic(January 27, 2000), PlayStation
  • Tetris with Cardcaptor Sakura: Eternal Heart(August 10, 2000), PlayStation
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Tomoe Shogakko Daiundokai(October 6, 2000), Game Boy Color
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Tomoyo no Video Daisakusen(December 28, 2000), Dreamcast
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura Card de Mini-Game(December 12, 2003), Game Boy Advance
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura Card-hen Sakura Card to Tomodachi(April 23, 2004), Game Boy Advance
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura-chan to Asobo!(December 2, 2004), PlayStation 2

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type



Tetris20000810 August 10, 2000Tetris With Cardcaptor Sakura: Eternal Heart is part of both series.1

5Arrow R Puni Puni Poemy20010307 March 07, 2001A character looking like Sakura Kinomoto appears at the beginning of the first episode of Puni Puni Poemy.3

5Arrow R xxxHolic20030625 June 25, 2003In the second chapter of xxxHolic, Yuko Ichihara mentions Sakura, her Sealing Wand and Clow Reed; she also has a replica of the wand.1

5Arrow R Tsubasa Chronicle20030812 August 12, 2003Syaoran and Sakura from Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle can be considered alternate versions of Syaoran and Sakura from CardCaptor Sakura; the actual Sakura from CardCaptor Sakura however makes an appearance in Chapter 217 of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, while Clow Reed is also referenced through the series.1

5Arrow R School Rumble20060423 April 23, 2006In the introduction to the fourth episode of the second season of the School Rumble anime, Otsuka Mai dresses up in clothes similar to Sakura's most notably holding a wand almost identical to Sakura's Star Wand.3

5Arrow R Clamp in Wonderland20071026 October 26, 2007Some characters from Cardcaptor Sakura appear in Clamp in Wonderland 2.1

5Arrow R Pokémon20080508 May 08, 2008Near the beginning of the Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl episode "Staging a Heroes' Welcome!" there are two girls looking like Sakura and Tomoyo from Cardcaptor Sakura.3

5Arrow R Magical Battle Arena20080827 August 27, 2008Sakura Kinomoto is a playable character in Magical Battle Arena.1

5Arrow R Pop Team Epic20180304 March 04, 2018There's an ad for Cardcaptor Sakura in episode 9 of Pop Team Epic.2