--->-Torika Showron


From the art desk of Clowprincess223 (http://bwillettcomics.com), this doujinshi series was the first this author / artist completed in full and this artist's first doujinshi series. It seems like a stock mahou shoujo / Cardcaptor [[ContinuationFic continuation]] fare, but it [[GrowTheBeard shows its differences]] after a while. The character interactions are very distinct, as the series is a strange amalgam of the [[{{Macekre}} dub]], the [[SubbingVersusDubbing anime]], and the original manga. If you're familiar with Manga/CardcaptorSakura, you'll recognize a lot of reused plot lines, but with different resolutions and characters filling them, so [[NostalgiaFilter it feels like watching the series unfold all over again]].

The series has [[StoryArc three arcs]]:
* [[GottaCatchEmAll The Star Cards]]: Torika becomes a cardcaptor and chases around her mother's former Star Cards. Progressively, we [[DebutQueue meet Torika's friends]] and learn that [[MissingMom Sakura is in a coma]] (similar to how Sakura didn't have her own mother around while growing up... [[LighterAndSofter but not really]]).
* [[ToBeAMaster The Heart Cards]]: In order to bring Sakura out of her coma, Torika must transform the Star Cards she has captured into Heart Cards.
* [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind The Emperor of Nightmares]]: An evil force is stalking Torika's dreams, as well as the dreams of Torika's friends. [[spoiler: On the bright side, Sakura woke up.]]
* Stories From the Sakura Book: A bonus prequel that manages to unify the endings of the anime and the manga into a single continuity, before the events of the main series occur.

[[Characters/CardcaptorTorika Now has a character sheet]]

!!Featured Tropes:

* AllJustADream: The fight scenes in the Emperor of Nightmares arc largely fall under this category.
** OrWasItADream
* ArtEvolution: And how! The series basically chronicles the artist getting progressively better and better at drawing.
* BabiesEverAfter: One of the main premises of the entire story is that, not only did [[SpinOffspring nearly everybody from Cardcaptor Sakura become a parent]], but their kids are largely dead ringers for their parents.
* BuryYourGays: Subverted. The atypical pairings of all kinds are skirted around, but still identifiable.
* ButterflyOfDoom: Torika fears causing one of these while attempting to capture the Return Card.
* ContinuationFic
* CoversAlwaysLie: Not once does Torika ever wear the outfit that she wears on the host site?s home page.
* DVDBonusContent: For following and voting for the series on a comic-rating website, you were rewarded with a variety of Character Cards, now all available on the host website.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's Manga/CardcaptorSakura, but with Torika as the Cardcaptor.
* GenerationXerox: Particularly in the earlier chapters, Torika would go through the exact same methods (and plot) to defeat the Clow Cards that her mother used.
* MacGuffin: The [[spoiler: photo album]] in the Heart Card arc, and the [[spoiler: mysterious library book and the "gifts" Jeri / EON gave to Torika]] in the Emperor of Nightmares arc.
* PetTheDog: With the literal dog, Tsuki.
* {{Prequel}}: Stories From the Sakura Book, joining the gap between the second Cardcaptor Sakura movie and the start of Cardcaptor Torika.
* SpinOff: The upcoming ''[[BreakTheCutie Chaos Card Captor Torika]]'' assuming the thing ever makes it out of DevelopmentHell.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: While in Manga/CardcaptorSakura, technology was budding near the turn of the millennium (for instance, cell phones were crude prototypes compared to modern cell phones), Cardcaptor Torika is more modern, with new (fictional) gaming consoles and even [=TiVo=].
* WordOfGod: For a while, the artist answered emailed questions on the same website that hosted the series.