* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In contrast to her {{Moe}} character in the original anime, the English dub makes Sakura into more of a tomboy.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Any dialogue with Yamazaki.
** During the segments where Sakura tries to identify the Clow card of the week and their current movement, Kero and Sakura used the cards for fortune telling and determined that 'The Mirror' card is targeting Touya. The fortune telling abillity is never foreshadowed, never used by anyone else (Not even Clow himself) and is never mentioned again.
* BrokenBase: NISAmerica's decision to add the Creator/{{Animax}} dub in their [=DVDs=]. Some are happy it's uncut and uncensored and that the voices actually match the characters better, even if the voice acting is a bit shaky, while others claim it to be even ''worse'' than the Nelvana dub and wish the latter was included instead.
* [[{{EarWorm/Anime}} Ear Worm]]: '''Many.''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ0uq-UgznI Catch You Catch Me]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVXSV-4xvNM Groovy!]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl-NPwq0xaI Tobira wo Akete]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT-vrPCyQog Platinum]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqo7boxAO_Q Ashita e no Melody]]...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjCt5vLRc0 Ki Ni Naru Aitsu/That Girl I Can't Ignore]], a song about [[spoiler: Syaoran's developing feelings for Sakura]] is pretty catchy as well.
** The dub had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6-vS4aj-Zo a pretty catchy opening]], too, regarded in a similar SoBadItsGood vein as the iconic ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' dub opening, as well as several great original tracks such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1CCt0q58O0&feature=related Ordinary Girl]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03is-Xosb7c&feature=related Guardian of the Cards]].
** '''CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARDCAPTORS!''' A mystic adventure! '''CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARDCAPTORS!''' A quest for all time!
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Filipinos and Latin Americans LOVE Card Captor Sakura]]:
** Other than the original series of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', ''Anime/BakutenShootBeyblade'', ''[[Manga/RurouniKenshin SamuraiX]]'', ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' and [[AndTheRest whatever else Animax Asia aired during 2004]], ''[=Card Captor Sakura=]'' was one of post-[[VoltesV martial law Philippines']] favored, if not '''''adored''''' anime series. This series ''alone'' gave birth to a new generation of Creator/{{CLAMP}} fans, fil-otaku, and fujoshi.
** It also was wildly popular in Mexico, thanks to a really good dub, compared with the English one. It does help that Cloverway managed to get the rights of the original Japanese version from NHK, rather than getting the same rights from Nelvana, despite Nelvana having rights for the whole American continent besides the U.S. and Canada. In fact, the series was widely popular in the whole of Latin America, in part thanks to the Mexican dub and because it was aired at prime time by Cartoon Network in the region, and amongst other anime such as ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', ''Maya the Bee'', and ''Manga/DragonBall'', it found a place in the pop culture, becoming a staple of the 90's generation childhood [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvXXlRmeHx8 memories]].
* FoeYay: Sakura and Syaoran early in the series
* GirlShowGhetto: For the most part its averted thanks to its engaging characters (and the fact that Tomoyo designs costumes just so she can throw Sakura into them), interesting story, and some dark undertones, though some haters may accuse it of falling into this somewhat due to its normally bright and idealistic nature and in-universe romance...pretty much why Cardcaptors, the edited dub, exists.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Toya tells Sakura that she isn't fit to be a princess, then ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' came out with Princess Sakura as a main character.
** Numerous fanfics had Sakura as a princess with Syaoran as a prince or someone who loves her, and equally vice versa. Come ''Tsubasa'', and that's what happens.
** The Sealed Card movie has Sakura playing a princess in a school play and brings in the point of sacrificing one's love to capture Card #53. [[spoiler: It doesn't happen, but then]], what happens in Tsubasa? [[MythologyGag More recycling.]]
** ''VideoGame/AvalonCode'' has several resemblances to this, which makes Sakura's dub surname Avalon an amusing coincidence.
** When Sakura's father speaks to her class about his job, Syaoran shows quite a bit of intrest in archaeology. Come ''Tsubasa'', that version of Syaoran is an AdventurerArchaeologist.
** Nelvana and KidsWB's attempts to boost Syaoran as a co-lead in the ''Cardcaptors'' dub come off as ironic following his gradual evolution as BreakoutCharacter for the original anime (and CLAMP media as a whole).
** In the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' parody, there are two Syaorans and both of them play the Tweedles. [[spoiler:And there's two of him as well ''in TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.]]
** Sakura's early PowerFantasy about growing into a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot monster]] (to crush her brother) becomes a lot funnier in the anime after [[spoiler:the episode where exactly that happens]].
* HoYay and LesYay:
** Just why is Yue so strongly devoted to Clow?
** Also, Touya and Yukito. [[spoiler: They end up together]].
** Sakura and Tomoyo.
** Sonomi had a crush on Nadeshiko, but it was one-sided.
** The Light and Dark cards.
* JerkSue: Syaoran is a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope in his early appearances, implied to be because he came from a family where his prodigious magical talent led to him becoming arrogant and stuck-up. He's a jerk to Sakura, but she never calls him out for and still treats him like a friend. The result of which is that he's outright baffled by her behavior and changes because of it.
* {{Macekre}}: The English adaptation known as ''Cardcaptors'' was [[CutAndPasteTranslation edited and modified]] in an attempt to downplay the cutesy shoujo factor and moderate it for [[PeripheryDemographic easier audience consumption]] across the board. In addition to also being a shoddy attempt at doing so, it was not looked upon favorably by the original fans or many new ones; production and [=DVDs=] for the series stopped being made after it was noted the original version released at the same time sold much better.
* MarySuetopia: It isn't a world so straw as to bash anyone for not being a part of their happy land (Mainly because [[spoiler: the series doesn't even have a real bad guy]]), but Creator/{{CLAMP}} purposely made ''Card Captor Sakura'' a place where there is acceptance of all minorities, sexual orientations, children, adults, boys, girls... to set a good example for the children growing up watching it. You'll notice that there are no malicious adults in this series. At all. The few adult characters that start out looking like they might spoil for a fight (for example, Sonomi's aggression towards Fujitaka) are quickly resolved and they join the Big Happy Family).
* MemeticMutation: A picture of Sakura with a "yeah, sure" expression is ubiquitous on many ImageBoards.
* MemeticSexGod: Clow Reed, if you [[FridgeBrilliance really think about it]]. Most of his card spirits are beautiful women, he had a relationship with one of his students, [[spoiler: one of his reincarnations runs off with a {{Miko}} and another was married to a model]], he probably had other girlfriends or a wife or two not mentioned (as his family line has continued), and he had a history with Yue... Clow Reed ReallyGetsAround.
* {{Misblamed}}: FourKidsEntertainment often takes heat for Cardcaptors from people who don't know all of the facts. Nelvana itself gets unfairly maligned for the "Syaoran as main character".
* {{Moe}}: Sakura starts off as a light example, but by the end of the series she is a probable {{Trope Codifier}}. Heck, Sakura even won the first ever Saimoe Tournament. (The TV show certainly marks the point at which the anime ''production companies'' noticed the [[PeripheryDemographic Peripheral Demographic]] that sprang up around characters like her, and their [[CashCowFranchise buying power]]). This is toned down slightly in the Nelvana dub, where she is given a more 'tomboyish' attitude and some of her 'cuter' or more vulnerable aspects are edited out.
** Tomoyo also counts to a slightly smaller extent; she also made it to the semi-finals (Top 4) of that very same tournament.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Enchantress' practicing dark magic, ''despite'' [[spoiler: Clow]]'s warnings. It went as well as expected.
* MostWonderfulSound: Any time Syaoran calls [[FirstNameBasis Sakura by her name]] instead of the dismissal HeyYou starting from episode 57 as it demonstrates just how far [[TookALevelInKindness Syaoran has developed from and arrogant rival to a close friend of Sakura]].
* NeverLiveItDown: According to fandom, all Kaho does is seduce her students. This is based on her relationships with Touya, a ''former'' student from her time as a ''student teacher'', and Eriol, the reincarnation of a centuries-old sorcerer who only looks like a child so he could blend in with Sakura's class and never was Kaho's student.
* NightmareFuel: The Sealed Card movie. The Nothing card may be [[{{Moe}} cute as a doll]] and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends somewhat justified in her reasoning]], but she also came across a CreepyChild StalkerWithACrush. The perfectly [[TheStoic stoic]] expression she has [[LackOfEmpathy as she essentially commits mass genocide]] probably doesn't help.
* PeripheryDemographic: Owing in part to the hilarious, cutesy and heartwarming nature of the series (and probably because of quite a bit the Yay subtext too), this show has a surprisingly large viewership of boys, older teens and even middle aged adults, clearly evident from the statistics of any popular video on the internet.
* RecycledScript: You'd have observed by now that many, many portions and ideas from The Second Movie were recycled in the plot of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
* {{Shipping}}:
** DieForOurShip: In the fandom just about ''everyone'' has been targeted by [[{{Shipping}} Shippers]] at some point or another for being in the way of their {{OTP}}. Syaoran, Nakuru, Kaho and Mei-Ling are the preferred victims. There's enough to warrant [[DieForOurShip/CardcaptorSakura its own page]], and that's not even complete.
** ShipsThatPassInTheNight: You'd be surprised to see how many fans ship Tomoyo with ''Eriol.'' Possibly a case of PairTheSpares.
** ToyShip: Sakura/Syaoran, [[{{Starboarding}} Tomoyo->Sakura]], and Chiharu/Yamazaki are all canon pairings to one degree or another, and there's plenty more non-canon pairings.
* SoBadItsGood[=/=]CultClassic: The Nelvana dub, to some - on the one hand, it went through some {{Bowdlerisation}} and [[CulturalTranslation got the general 90's treatment for most anime at the time]]... but on the other hand, some fans ''prefer'' it that way, as that adaptation [[{{Shonen}} isn't as cuteness-oriented and has more action]], has Sakura less fragile and slightly more of an ActionGirl, and a lot of the InUniverse shipping is less blatant.
* SpoiledByTheFormat: You can almost always tell when Sakura is going to miss the catch, simply because her attempt is ''actually animated'' instead of stock footage.
* {{Squick}}: Some can see some of the relationships, based on IncestSubtext and TeacherStudentRomance, as this.
* SweetDreamsFuel
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Occasionally accused of such due to the somewhat cutesy nature of the series as a whole (especially the title character). Then again for some, [[TropesAreTools it's the key draw appeal]].
* ValuesDissonance: Sakura asks Eriol about the religious beliefs of the people at the [[CrystalDragonJesus Church]]. Eriol responds not with a description of Christianity, but with what might as well be a description of Shinto. Sakura is moved when she hears it, and anyone who knows anything about Christianity is hit with a BrokenAesop.
* VocalDissonance: Nelvana dub decides to give Kero, a cute and tiny little critter, the voice of a 20-something year old man with a surfer tone. The Latin-American and Portuguese dubs are guilty of this too, even though they're known for SuperlativeDubbing. Thankfully, the Sealed Card movie and the Catalan dub give him suitable voices for both his plushy and beast forms.
* TheWoobie: Being a CLAMP work, the large majority of characters have at least some vague tragic aspect to their personality.
** Sakura may be the most consistent example throughout the series' run, due to her occasional {{Moe}} aspects and more fragile emotional disposition, as well as being [[TheDragAlong unwillingly dragged]] into the role of Cardcaptor to begin with.
** Yukito is one during the Sakura Card arc. [[spoiler: Yue is also revealed as one after a flashback shows how much Clow's death hurt him.]]
** JerkassWoobie: Syaoran may be the series' key example in this area, though following CharacterDevelopment he is as much a standard Woobie as Sakura.

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