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Characters: Card Captor Sakura
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     Main Characters 

Sakura Kinomoto

Everything will be all right.
Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Carly McKillip (EN), Kari Wahlgren (EN - 2nd Movie), Cristina Hernandez (Latin America)

The heroine of the series, Sakura wanders in her father's basement one day and accidentally sets loose a deck of nineteen/fifty-two tarot-like magical cards, each containing a magical spirit, into the wild. Annoyed, the book's guardian Cerberus (Kero-chan) declares her the new Cardcaptor who has to track them down and recapture them. Tagging along on the chase is her best friend Tomoyo and Rival Syaoran.
  • Action Girl: Less so than Mei Ling, though. Understandable, she hasn't been specifically trained in martial arts.
  • Adorkable
  • All-Loving Hero: She has a kind and cheery demeanor, she simply loves everyone and it's stated several times that they love her back. She is a firm believer in The Power of Friendship, and is also a Reluctant Warrior when she is forced to battle rather than befriend. She also has quite a streak for granting second chances, defrosting several ice kings, and wanting the best for her loved ones even if at her own expense.
  • Anime Hair
  • Badass Adorable
  • Battle Couple: With Syaoran.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • She's the Betty to Meiling's Veronica towards Syaoran's Archie. She won, in the end.
    • She's the Archie to Yukito's Betty and Syaoran's Veronica. The latter won, in the end.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rather mild case, but you still don't want her mad at you.
  • Book Dumb: Has incredible wisdom and resourcefulness, but a bit of a ditz in terms of normal intelligence. She HATES math, though a later chapter has her off-handedly mention she's starting to get better at it and even like it a little.
  • Break the Cutie: Played hard a couple of times. Both out and in-universe, Sakura in tears is considered an incredibly heartbreaking sight (interestingly the dub downplays a few of these scenes, likely to make her seem like a less vulnerable protagonist, though the remaining examples are still valid).
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The gentle girl to Syaoran's brooding boy
  • Butt Monkey: After being drafted into the role of Cardcaptor unwillingly, she falls victim to endless slapstick abuse and intimidation from the cards, self proclaimed rivals and even her haughty mentor.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Sakura is physically drained by the effort of converting a Clow Card into a Sakura Card.
  • Cat Girl: One of Tomoyo's outfits.
  • Catch Phrase: "Everything will be alright".
  • Cheerful Child: In spades!
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Named Sakura, has a Cherry Blossoms motif signifying her youth, hope and love.
  • The Chosen One
  • Cross-Cast Role: She had to play Prince Charming in a School Play of "Sleeping Beauty". She actually looked quite handsome.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being extremely naive and occasionally outright ditzy at times (believes every last one of Yamazaki's ridiculous stories and is completely oblivious to the fact that her two best friends are infatuated with her) she has moments of remarkable inspiration, particularly when it comes to the use of her magic.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She can be very clumsy.
  • Cute Witch: Due to her having the Cards and being a young, though powerful, mage.
  • The Ditz: Has some shades of this, being clueless and somewhat ditzy.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: To Yukito. Not nearly as clear cut an example as Syaoran however.
  • Dub Name Change: Averted; she's still called Sakura, but it's now pronounced "Sah-KOO-ruh" instead of "SAH-koo-rah". Since Sakura has her name clearly written in Romaji on a lot of the things she owns in-series, it's likely that they had no choice but to keep her original given name. She does, however, get a Dub Surname Change to Avalon.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Tomoyo is in love with her.
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: Sakura mentions that her least favorite subject is math. She gets better at it later on.
  • Failed a Spot Check: To the point of being a defining character trait. A huge amount of plot points rely on Sakura's immense obliviousness. See also Oblivious to Love.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Syaoran.
  • Fragile Flower: Rare rendition mixed with Plucky Girl traits. While she rarely gives up, her disposition is very similar to that of a real child under such situations.
  • Flying Broomstick: The Fly Card lets her use her sealing staff like one.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Often wears her hair in very small ones, since her hair is already short.
  • Girly Bruiser
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Played straight in the first arc where she has to catch all the Clow Cards. In the second arc has a twist on the trope. She has to turn all the Clow Cards she's captured into Sakura cards.
  • Hair Antennae: Sometimes she has THREE strands of hair.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a great variety of them over the course of the series.
  • The Heroine: In the Japanese version at least. Executive Meddling tried desperately to establish her and Syaoran as co-Heroes for the Cardcaptors dub, but for the large part she is still obviously the main heroine.
  • Indy Ploy: Sometimes can come up with rather clever wquick solutions to problems related to Card catching. A good example is how she caught The Jump.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sakura rarely means harm, but she is rather spacey and terrible at reading other's emotions, so sometimes manages to cause discomfort in her oblivious treatment of them. Syaoran and Kero are perhaps the most frequent victims, though granted she does get it back as well.
  • Jerkass Realization: Her brother is the only character she is thoroughly cynical of and convinced of his callous attitude. When she finds out he has been secretly watching over her and sacrificed his magic to save her bodyguard, she is left in tearful remorse.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Borderline example. She is more immensely naive and spacey than outright stupid and has incredible showings of resourcefulness and wisdom at times, but it's obvious her heart is much bigger than her brain.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Part of the reason why Sakura liked Yukito was because of his strong resemblance to her father Fujitaka.
  • Long Distance Relationship: In the manga's Distant Finale, it's revealed she and Syaoran only communicated through letters and phone calls during several years while he was in Hong Kong.
  • Love at First Sight: She fell for Yukito the moment she saw him.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: She starts to realize she's in love with Syaoran only after he confesses his feelings for her.
  • Love You and Everybody: After Tomoyo tells her she really likes her, Sakura says she likes her too. Tomoyo even lampshades the trope by saying that "what you mean with like and what I mean with like are two very different things."
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Has elements of this. Sakura's mission is to capture all Clow Cards, sometimes using direct combat, sometimes by using other means. In later seasons after she capture all cards, she must turn the cards into her own cards, by applicating it in various task, often involving some kind of combat. Though she does have two or three Cute Witch traits.
  • Magic Wand: She has a pink wand with a bird's beak and wings at the top. It later changes into a star enclosed in a ring, with smaller wings.
  • Mukokuseki
  • Na´ve Everygirl: Usually, though Character Exaggeration leans her a bit more as a Moe or Kindhearted Simpleton later on.
  • Nice Girl: She is very nice and kind and everyone knows it.
  • Oblivious to Love: A rare example both for and towards the character since, on one side, it takes her a while to notice Syaoran's feelings and she never picks up on Tomoyo's. Meanwhile she also has problems expressing her crush towards Yukito and later Syaoran.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: A rare light-hearted example. When she refrains from grinding Toya's foot into the floor after he calls her a monster, you know she's in a better mood than usual. And given that she's in a good mood more often than not...
  • Ordinary Elementary School Student
  • Ping Pong Na´vetÚ. She manages to capture Clow Cards using her brain and ingenuity, but remain oblivious about people's affection to her.
  • Plucky Girl: To an extent, she is rather determined and has little regard for her own well being when her loved ones are endangered, but also has a rather fragile disposition that can lead her to break down and panic without emotional support.
  • The Pollyanna: "Everything will be alright." is her Catch Phrase.
  • Power Gives You Wings: After changing the Fly Card into a Sakura Card, she no longer has to use her staff like a Flying Broomstick; instead, the card now lets her sprout wings from her back.
  • Power Incontinence: Inverted, after gaining half of Eriol's powers in the manga, she becomes more powerful than him and Clow Reed, unlike both of them however, she is powerful enough to negate such magic. This isn't present in the anime where this event does not occur.
  • Precision F-Strike: In one translation of the manga, she abuses the phrase "What the hell?" to hell and back while impersonating a ventriloquist and using Kero-chan as her dummy early on. Kero-chan is not amused.
    Kero: What the hell was THAT all about!?
  • Precocious Crush: On Yukito. It later turns out that it's really because she's reacting to the magic within him, since Yukito is the false form of Yue. Though she still believes she has a crush on him even after finding this out, she later gives up on it and accepts that Yukito will only love her platonically.
  • Puppy Love: With Syaoran.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Whenever she can't peacefully end situations. She almost failed the Final Judgment because she was so reluctant to fight back against Yue.
  • Say My Name: Lighter variant. Calls Syaoran by his first name later on (though this is a fair step into their bond since she is the only non-related aquaintance allowed to do so).
    Sakura: *giggles* Right, Syaoran-kun?
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Played straight with Yukito. She also began to like Syaoran largely because his gentler side began to show.
  • Star Power: In the second half of the series, Sakura turns the Clow Cards into Sakura Cards; this means that instead of drawing from Clow Reed's magic, which relies on the sun and moon, they draw from her own magic, which is from the stars.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Inverted; she's more of a Girly Girl with a Tomboyish Streak, since despite being athletic and loving sports she's still quite feminine in a lot of ways. Played straighter in the dub, which puts more emphasis on her tomboyish traits.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As pointed out in the second film by both Kero and Tomoyo, she started the series as a very ditzy girl but becomes a very competent Magical Girl Warrior later on.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Tomoyo's Femme and Meiling's Butch. While not precisely a tomboy, Sakura is more athletic and outgoing and less girly than the very feminine Tomoyo.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: With Tomoyo and Syaoran. To a lesser extent, Meilin.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Thanks to Tomoyo.
  • Verbal Tic: "Hoe?"
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kero.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: At least one Tomoyo-designed outfit (which happened to emphasize the "stealth" aspect of that particular mission), worn in episode 7. More such outfits appear in both the manga and anime, sometimes paired with tights.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's terrified of ghosts.
  • Women Are Wiser: Played with, she is Book Dumb and ridiculously naive, but it is hard not to consider her the most normal compared to her teammates. Perhaps best emphasized when she is turned into Alice in one of Eriol's illusions.
    • Played with in later arcs, while she is maturing into a competent Master Of The Cards, her increased obliviousness and over the top friendliness border Cloudcuckoolander territory.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Some of the costumes she wears verge into this.


Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Matt Hill (EN), Wendee Lee (EN - 2nd Movie), Yamil Atala (Latin America)
True Form: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Richard Newman (EN), Dave Wittenberg (EN - 2nd Movie), Yamil Atala (Latin America, too)

Wise yet somewhat eccentric guardian of the Clow Cards. Having fallen asleep on duty while Sakura inadvertently sets them loose, Kero drafts her unwillingly as a new Cardcaptor. Secretly resident of her house, the somewhat gluttonous and obnoxious Kero also acts as a bickering close friend and mentor for Sakura.

Syaoran Li

Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (JP), Rhys Huber (EN - Clow Cards arc and the 1st movie), Jordan Kilik (EN - Sakura Cards arc), Mona Marshall (EN - 2nd Movie), Uraz Huerta (Latin America)

A distant relative of Clow Reed that initially views himself as rightful Master Of The Cards, leading him to act as a rival for Sakura in her own attempts to retrieve them. As time passes, Sakura warms herself to Syaoran and treats him as a close friend or consultant, oblivious that by this point he has become disinterested in inheriting the cards and has gained an overwhelming crush on her.

Tomoyo Daidouji

The greatest happiness is seeing someone you like stay happy.
Voiced by: Junko Iwao (JP), Maggie Blue O'Hara (EN), Michelle Ruff (EN - 2nd movie), Monica Villase˝or (Latin America)

Wealthy, softspoken, and pretty, Tomoyo is Sakura's best friend and second cousin, Tomoyo is one of the few people who knows Sakura's secret as being Master of the Cards, and can always be counted on to be there when one is being hunted down. She's a talented seamstress and is very fond of making Sakura wear... interesting outfits.

     The Kinomoto Family 

Touya Kinomoto

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Tony Sampson (EN), Kirk Thornton (EN - 2nd movie), Luis Daniel Ramirez (Latin America)

Sakura's big brother. He often teases her, calling her "Monster" ("kaiju" in Japanese) but he has a huge Big Brother Instinct around her. He is best friends with Yukito, and has a tendency to switch jobs a lot. Toya can see ghosts, including his mother's when she visits.

Fujitaka Kinomoto

Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Brian Drummond (EN), Michael McConnohie (EN - 2nd Movie), Enrique Mederos (Latin America)

Sakura and Toya's father. A kindhearted middle-class man, Fujitaka married Nadeshiko when she was just sixteen when he worked as a teacher. He later became a university professor in archaeology.
  • I See Dead People: In the manga, he gains the ability of seeing his wife Nadeshiko's ghost. So, they're reunited without him needing to die! Awww!
  • Love at First Sight: Fell for Nadeshiko the moment he met her when she ended up landing on him after rescuing a little bird from a tree.
  • May-December Romance: With Nadeshiko. Her family did not take it well.
  • The Mourning After: He is still loyal to Nadeshiko, and puts up a new picture of her every day.
  • Not With Them For The Money: He didn't care that Nadeshiko was rich, despite the accusations from her family of being a Gold Digger.
  • Parents as People: Does what he can, but is almost always consumed by his work and more than once he laments how often he can't be with his children when they need it.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Reincarnation: Half-reincarnation of Clow Reed in the manga.
  • Self-Made Man: Was an orphan and had to build himself a place in the world. Now he's a well-respected uni professor.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: He fell in love and married one of his students, Nadeshiko. Her family did not take it well.
  • Wham Line: "But then everybody around me fell asleep."
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Even moreso than his dead wife, whose name was Nadeshiko! He's the one raising their kids after she died.

Nadeshiko Kinomoto

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (JP), Janyse Jaud (EN), Monica Villase˝or (Latin America)

Sakura's deceased mother who was a famous model, Nadeshiko was Sonomi's best friend and cousin whom Sonomi was very protective over.

     Other Students 

Yukito Tsukishiro

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN), Steve Staley (EN - 2nd Movie), Enzo Fortuny (Latin America)

Touya's best friend and Sakura's first love interest. A kind, bespectacled Big Eater, Yukito is incredibly friendly with Sakura and her friends. It is revealed he is actually the false form of Yue, the second guardian of the Clow Cards and assigned to appoint the next owner of the cards.
  • The Ace: Ridiculously gifted in athletics. Case in point: He can wipe the floor with the basketball team multiple times by himself. It's implied that every sport at his school wants him for their team, but aside from occasionally allowing himself to be recruited as a stand-in for absent players, he refuses to commit to any of them.
    • The only sport he appears to have a genuine interest in is archery. He enters and wins a competition during the series. Not surprising, given that as Yue his weapon of choice is a supply of beam arrows.
  • Artificial Human: Yue's false form.
  • Betty and Veronica: He's the Betty to Syaoran's Veronica towards Sakura's Archie. He regrets Sakura because of his feelings for Touya and Sakura ends up with Syaoran.
  • Big Eater: At first just for the Moe, then we learn that it's because his magical energy is getting drained by Yue's latent and then explicit existence.
  • Bishōnen
  • Chick Magnet: Just as popular as Touya with girls at school.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, he becomes Julian Star.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Touya and Syaoran do so.
  • Fake Memories: Most of his background is actually false memories, including his grandparents.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Yukito can't recall what his Yue side does. That is, until Touya gives him his powers and he gains access to Yue's own side.
  • Loss of Identity: He angsts for a short while because of the identity issues that come from being a false form.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname contains the character for 'moon'. Doubly, Yukito's surname can mean "moon castle"; appropriate considering he's a vessel for Yue. His first name means 'snow rabbit' which when put with the rest of his name is a reference to the East Asian folktale about the rabbit in the moon.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Nice Guy: Very polite and helpful to everyone, making him rather popular.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Subverted. Yukito's grandparents never really existed, as they're a part of his Fake Memories: he believes they're always traveling instead.
  • Second Love: For Touya.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Touya's Manly Man.
  • Sleepyhead: Prone to dozing off. As it turns out, this is because Yue drains his energy.
  • Split Personality: Sort-of, with Yue. It's complicated. Yukito is really Yue, except that Yukito has his own identity and personality as well.
  • Tareme Eyes: In contrast to Yue's Tsurime Eyes.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Yukito finds out that he's Yue's false form, he has a minor identity crisis until Touya sets him straight.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Toyed with rather interestingly. Yukito only partially looks the part, as he's rather tall and softspoken but lacks the dark hair, yet he is only about equal with Sakura in kindness and politeness. Part of the reason why Sakura liked him was because of Yukito's strong resemblance to Fujitaka, the YN of the series.
  • Yaoi Guys: With Touya.

Meiling Li

Voiced by: Yukana Nogami (JP), Nicole Oliver (EN), Julie Maddalena (EN - 2nd movie), Gabriella Willert (Latin America)

An anime exclusive character and Syaoran's cousin and fiancee from Hong Kong. Meiling arrives in Tomoeda to help Syaoran capture the Clow Cards. At first a Clingy Jealous Girl and a Bratty Half-Pint, Meiling eventually warms to Sakura and Tomoyo. She is a Badass Normal, being a pro in martial arts alongside Syaoran.
  • Canon Foreigner: She only appears in the anime. That being said, CLAMP themselves have drawn some illustrations of her.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: To Syaoran. She promised they'd be engaged until he found a girl he truly fell for.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: At first she would literally cling to Syaoran's arm and throw Death Glares at Sakura. Then she befriends Sakura while still clinging to Syaoran's arm, and ultimately joins the I Want My Beloved to Be Happy club with Tomoyo and Touya.
  • Cry Cute: When she sheds tears, you can't help wanting to hug her.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Meilin Rae.
  • Fan of Underdog: Perhaps the only other member of the team convinced of Syaoran's superiority and worthiness as Master Of The Cards (aside from maybe Sakura herself).
  • Genki Girl: Poor Syaoran has to put up with the lion's share of the consequences of this trope big time. While it's usually Played for Laughs, in the beginning this sometimes made her a more serious issue than some of the cards, as her cheerful side also includes some seriously-played thoughtlessness.
  • Hime Cut: When she's not sporting her Odango Hair.
  • Hopeless Suitor: The poor girl...
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When she was younger, she was madly in love with Syaoran, and convinced him to enter a Childhood Marriage Promise via a deal - if he ever found the one he truly loved, she would give him up, but until then she would be his fiancee. When she realises that he loves Sakura (and that she can't bring herself to hate Sakura), she follows her end of the deal.
  • Kissing Cousins: Syaoran is her cousin and she decided she wanted to marry him since they were kids.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: On occasion, such as a track race when she showed off and then collapsed.
  • Large Ham: Her dub voice dials up her brattiness Up to Eleven.
  • The Load: A few times during earlier occasions, and she hates it. Though she gains Badass Normal cred later on.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: She's also a descendant of Clow Reed, but lacks magic.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Not that she's particularly malicious.
  • Odango Hair
  • Ojou: Of the Royal Brat variety.
  • Plucky Girl: She took on the Fight Card despite repeated pummeling.
  • Put on a Bus: Her parents make her return to Hong Kong near the end of the second season. The Bus Came Back in season three.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: To Syaoran.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She only loves Syaoran, and nobody else.
  • The Sixth Ranger: A late addition to the Card Captor team.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's a loudmouthed martial artist and much less girly compared to Sakura and Tomoyo. But she still is very interested in romance and it's hinted in the episode "Sakura and the Sakura from the Dream" during a montage early on that she may have studied ballet.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: From Clingy Jealous Girl, to Friendly Rival, to Shipper on Deck for Sakura and Syaoran.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Sakura's Neither and Tomoyo's Femme.
  • Tsundere: She's arrogant to everyone except Syaoran; he's the only one that sees any deredere. The change can be instantaneous. And it scares the crap out of Syaoran.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: BIG time! Apparently, because she knew how intimidating Syaoran is and the fact that he's not really into girls when they were young, she's likely very confident that they're gonna end up together in the end because she's the only girl Syaoran is shown to care for at the time. The conditional part of her Childhood Marriage Promise statement suddenly becomes relevant.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: After Syaoran cuts off their engagement because of his love for Sakura, Meiling admits to Tomoyo that, even though she's angry and heartbroken, she still can't bring herself to hate Sakura for it.
  • Yandere: Shows some shades of this towards Syaoran.

Eriol Hiiragizawa

I didn't know everything. There were a couple things that happened that weren't expected by myself or Clow Reed.

Voiced by: Nozomu Sasaki (JP), Bill Switzer (EN), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN - 2nd movie), Alfredo Leal (Latin America)

An antagonist of sorts in the final third of the series, Eriol arrives as a New Transfer Student who quickly befriends Sakura and Tomoyo. He is really the reincarnation of Clow Reed, hoping for Sakura to transform the Clow Cards in Sakura Cards so Clow's legacy is continued.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The parts of Eriol's signature mage costume that are red in the manga are blue in the anime.
  • Badass Bookworm: He looks the quiet studious type when he's actually the most skilled mage alive.
  • The Chessmaster: Once an Episode he would move the others around for some plan to transform another Clow Card.
  • Consummate Liar: He becomes Yamazaki's partner in crime in telling elaborate lies, and because of Eriol's seemingly genuine nature, suddenly Yamazaki's stories become ever so slightly more convincing.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Has a tendency to give these out, each one making him seem even more suspicious to the audience.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has blue hair and blue eyes. A few manga illustrations also have his hair color as black though.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, he becomes Eli Moon.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Despite his hair being dark blue instead, the contrast is definitely there.
  • Evil Plan: Invoked. He pretends to be a shadowy villain with a devious agenda to give Sakura opportunities to transform the Clow Cards.
  • Guile Hero: Pulls his heir and his descendants' strings to fulfill his goal.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: Eriol kisses Sakura's hand after helping her finish a teddy bear. Because Eriol is an English exchange student, this comes off as very chivalrous and gentlemanlike and pisses the hell out of Syaoran.
  • Jedi Mind Trick
  • Magic Wand
  • May-December Romance: With Kaho, on the outside. He's actually older than her.

Naoko Yanagisawa

Voiced by: Emi Motoi (JP), Kelly Sheridan (EN), Sherry Lynn (EN - 2nd movie), Martha Cece˝a (Latin America)

A Cute Bookworm who loves ghosts stories and is a Nightmare Fetishist.

Chiharu Mihara

Voiced by: Miwa Matsumoto (JP), Jocelyne Loewen (EN), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN - 2nd movie), Isabel Marti˝on (Latin America)

One of Sakura's close friends. She often exposes Yamazaki's lies to the bewildered Sakura and Syaoran.
  • Puppy Love: With Yamazaki.
  • Those Three Girls: With Naoko and Rika.
  • Tsundere: Most straight-up example in the series. She's a type B: cute, moe, outspoken, until set off by Yamazaki either missing the point of her advances or telling his outrageous lies.

Rika Sasaki

Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (JP), Stevie Bloch (EN - 2nd movie), Circe Luna (Latin America)

A shy, nervous but well-educated girl who has a Precocious Crush on Mr. Terada.

Takashi Yamazaki

Voiced by: Issei Miyazaki (JP), Phillip Pacaud (EN), Joshua Seth (EN - 2nd movie), Gerry Meza (Latin America)

Syaoran's friend in school. His eyes are always closed and he has a humourous habit of making up exaggerated stories about the origins of various subjects, which Sakura and Syaoran always fall for.
  • Beta Couple: With Chiharu.
  • Butt Monkey: Always in the receiving end of Chiharu's tantrums. These almost always come after he starts telling his lies.
  • Consummate Liar: As far as Sakura and Syaoran are concerned.
    • Bad Liar: In the eyes of everyone else. Specially Chiharu, who knows him as the palm of her hand and immediately stops him when he goes overboard. Very violently.
  • Cross-Cast Role: In the school play. His role changes depending on the media: in the manga he's the evil fairy, whereas in the anime Meiling becomes the evil fairy and he plays the Queen Mother instead.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, he becomes Zachary Marker.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Chiharu calls him "lines-for-eyes" due to this. They actually open on a few occasions. Meiling believes that they open every time he tells the truth. Not really, they were just open because Chiharu was stepping on his foot.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Named for producer Takashi Yamazaki, who is a good friend of CLAMP.
  • Oblivious to Love: Poor Chiharu.
  • Puppy Love: With Chiharu.
  • The Storyteller: He's pretty much addicted to telling bizarre stories.

     Magical Beings 

The Clow Cards / Sakura Cards

A deck of magical cards created by Clow Reed. Each card is actually a spirit with its own power as described by its name. They grew so strong that Clow Reed created the Clow Book to keep the cards in. Sakura accidentally lets the cards loose leading to the series Gotta Catch 'Em All story. She later has to transform them into Sakura Cards so they can be kept alive via her magical energy.

In the manga, there were a mere nineteen cards - there are fifty-two cards in the anime, plus three more by the end of the second movie ( The Nameless and the Nothing cards fuse together to become the Hope card, resulting in 53.)

The Nothing Card

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Lia Sargent (EN)

The Nothing is introduced in the second film The Sealed Card. Created by Clow Reed as a negative counterbalance to the positive magic of the other cards, the Nothing was kept separated from the others beneath Clow's mansion. She is freed after the mansion is demolished, and begins stealing the cards to reunite with her friends.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: Her hideout, the new amusement park built where Clow's mansion was.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Dark Magical Girl: Driven to escape years of loneliness and trapped in darkness with no friends. She seems to see Sakura as evil for "stealing" her friends and destroys her town and erases her loved ones as payback for what happened to her. After Sakura makes it clear that she wants to be Void's friend, and the other cards echo this sentiment, she Heel Face Turns and joins them as The Hope.
  • Element Number Five: Represents aether as opposed to the four elementals, but actually has the combined magical power of all the other Clow Cards behind.
  • Empathic Weapon
  • Hope Springs Eternal: The Nothing and the nameless card combine to become The Hope at the end of the second movie.
  • Lonely at the Top: Very, very much so.
  • Mercury's Wings: On her head.
  • Power of the Void
  • Ret Gone: Can erase anything her spheres of destruction touch, but can restore them as well.
  • Sealed Good in a Can / Sealed Evil in a Can: Trapped in her card form beneath Clow's mansion for years, but freed with its demolition.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Her signature form of attack and transport.
  • The Unfettered: The Nothing is out and out vehement on rejoining with all her fellow "friends", the other Clow Cards, and doesn't so much as flinch to erasing an entire town's populace in her frenzied search. It is only when she realises such actions mean the cards won't accept her that she begins to doubt her methods.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: She acts as the negative counterbalance to the positive magic of the Clow Cards. To seal her immense energy, Sakura is told she must give up her feelings for the person she loves the most. Syaoran sacrifices himself to seal the card, but then the Nothing herself averts the price by fusing with the nameless card, becoming the Hope Card.

Clow Reed

Voiced by: Kazuo Hayashi (JP), Dale Wilson (EN), Rafael Rivera (Latin America)

Creator of the Clow Cards, Kero and Yue, Clow Reed died before the manga and anime. A powerful sorcerer in his own right, he is reincarnated as Eriol and in the manga, also Fujitaka.


Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN), Steve Staley (EN - 2nd Movie), Enzo Fortuny (Latin America)

The second guardian of the Clow Cards assigned to appoint the next owner of the cards and Yukito's "true form". He becomes an ally to Sakura after she passes the Final Judgement.

Nakuru Akizuki, aka Ruby Moon

Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki (JP), Willow Johnson (EN), Monica Manjarrez (Latin America)

One of Eriol's two minions, if you want to call them that. A hyperactive but manipulative Genki Girl, as Nakuru she has apparent affections for Toya. In her true form Ruby Moon she can fly and has similar powers to Yue.
  • The Ace: Like Yukito, is also ridiculously good at sports and also refuses to join any team. Must be a magical-guardian-affiliated-with-the-moon trait.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Nakuru's hair goes from light auburn in the manga to dark brown in the anime. Likewise, Ruby Moon's color scheme changes from red and black to pink and indigo.
  • Badass
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She appears to be this towards Touya she's actually after his magic and not him per se. And she lays off once it's clear that Touya will give his powers to Yue and not to her.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The stuff she says doesn't make much sense.
  • Dub Name Change: Averted. In the English adaptation both her true form and false form is called Ruby Moon.
  • Genki Girl: Very energetic, and to Touya's dismay, its all directed at him.
  • Lunacy
  • Kawaiiko: Just look at her dialogue with Spinel
    Spinel: I think you should help out with the household chores as well...
    Ruby: Oh, I'm all right...because I'm cute!
  • Manipulative Bitch: She has everyone fooled into thinking she's a ditzy muggle. Then there's her sabotage of Touya's relationship with Yukito...
  • Moment Killer: Repeatedly and deliberately, to the point where Touya has to physically lock her out of the room in order to finally get some alone time with Yukito.
  • New Transfer Student
  • No Biological Sex: Nakuru is technically genderless, but chooses to present "herself" as female simply because girls have cuter school uniforms and clothes. As she puts it, "I look good in a skirt!", and she then adds "Well, it's not like gender really matters... I'm not a human being anyway..."
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Constantly Glomping Touya and loves hugging Sakura too.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's very athletic, and good at both basketball and rollerblade skating.
  • Personality Powers: Inverted; for a moon guardian she's very upbeat and cheerful. Justified as she was designed as Yue's counterpart.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Suppi and Yue's blue.
  • Relationship Sabotage: To Touya and Yukito, as she has her eyes on Touya's powers and has a near-murderous rivalry with Yue. Backs off pretty quickly, though.
  • Secret Public Identity: In the Nelvana dub only, where she goes by "Ruby Moon" in both forms.
  • Solar and Lunar: She represents the moon, Spinel Sun represents the sun.
  • Sweet Tooth: Adores sweet foods of all kinds.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Sorta. She is perhaps the nearest to being genuinely antagonistic out of Eriol's posse. Is intentionally interfering with Touya and Yukito so the former can't save the latter as his magic fades, in a sense she is attempting to ensure Yue fades and dies (the creepy smirk she frequently gives Yukito as she plays it out doesn't help). When she realises it is futile, however, she gives in quickly and limits herself to aiding Eriol in his plans.
  • Winged Humanoid: Large butterfly wings in her true form.

Spinel Sun

Voiced by: Yumi Touma (JP), Colin Murdock (EN), Philece Sampler (EN - 2nd Movie), Ernesto Lezama (Latin America)

The second of Eriol's minions, and a counterpart to Kero. Essentially The Eeyore, Spinel is quiet and calm but can go hyperactive when he eats sweets. His true form is a butterfly-winged panther who has powers similar to Keroberos.

Kaho Mizuki

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (JP), Linda Rae Jurgens (EN), Dulce Guerrero (Latin America)

A mysterious but Cool Teacher who starts teaching at Sakura's school, but is actually a powerful magician of some kind.

The Enchantress (Mahoudoushi / Su Yung)

Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP), Nicole Oliver (EN)

The Big Bad of the first movie. She was a fortune teller, foreseeing a person's future through water. However, her predictions attracted Clow Reed who disputed her claims, leading to a number of battles between the two until he imprisoned Madoushi. She uses dreams and forces events so Sakura can win a trip to Hong Kong and attacks her because she carries the Clow Cards, since she is searching for Clow Reed, unaware that he's been dead for decades.

     Other Adults 

Sonomi Daidouji

Voiced by: Miki Itō (JP), Venus Terzo (EN), Wendee Lee (EN - 2nd Movie), Monica Manjarrez (Latin America)

Tomoyo's mother and Nadeshiko's best friend plus cousin. She resents Fujitaka from marrying Nadeshiko at such a young age but is thrilled to be in Sakura's company.
  • Big Fancy House: So much that the Daidouji mansion is featured on the anime subpage's picture! (And used to be in the main one.)
  • Doting Parent: Not only to Tomoyo, but to Sakura, whom she adores like her own daughter.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Samantha Taylor.
  • Good Parents: She spoils Tomoyo like there's no tomorrow and gives her anything she wants, not to mention more space and privacy than any parent would dare. Yet, Tomoyo is completely respectful, and giving to everyone she knows and is the most caring and selfless person you could ever meet. Sonomi is definately doing something right.
    • Parents as People: Even busier than Fujitaka, always feels bad since she's unable to be with Tomoyo as much as she wants. Specially showcased when Tomoyo completely loses her voice (unbeknownst to Sonomi, as the effect of a Clow Card).
  • Hopeless Suitor: Was this to Nadeshiko.
  • Kissing Cousins: Wanted this with Nadeshiko since Kindergarten, but she never returned her feelings.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Towards Nadeshiko.
  • Ojou
  • The Resenter: To Fujitaka for "taking Nadeshiko away from her" and giving her the happiest years of her life.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Nadeshiko-sexual, oh so much. Tomoyo even comments once that Sonomi chose her hairstyle to look like Nadeshiko's.
  • Tsundere: Non-romantic - or so it seems - to Fujitaka.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: While Sonomi did apparently marry a man and have a child with him, it didn't last and during the series she is single and still very much in love with Nadeshiko.

Yoshiyuki Terada

Voiced by: Tōru Furusawa (JP - first season and first movie), Katsuyuki Konishi (JP - third season and second movie), Steve Blum (EN - 2nd movie), Ricardo Tejedo (Latin America)

The on-and-off teacher of Sakura's class. Rika has a crush on him which he seems to acknowledge to different degrees depending in the media.

Maki Matsumoto

Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (JP), Nicole Oliver (EN), Alejandra de la Rosa (Latin America)

The owner of the Twin Bells shop in Tomoeda, Maki has trouble due to the troublesome Jump Card, but is helped out by Sakura and her friends.

Masaki Amamiya

Voiced by: Osamu Saka (JP), Esteban Siller (Latin America)

Sonomi and Nadeshiko's grandfather and Sakura's great-grandfather, Masaki cherished his two granddaughters and heavily objected to Nadeshiko marrying Fujitaka. After her death, Masaki did not see his great-grand children, until Sakura meets him.
  • The Atoner: Masaki regrets his rejection of Nadeshiko and Fujitaka's marriage.
  • Big Fancy Summmer House: A massive European-style mansion with luxurious gardens.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Masaki's fondest memory of Nadeshiko is when she pointed out a rainbow to him after a downpour. Sakura repeats this years later when she meets him, with a little help from the Rain Card.
  • Feuding Families
  • Forgiveness: Thanks to Sakura's efforts, Masaki and Fujitaka make peace with one another in one of the show's most wonderful Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Came across as this which led to his isolation from his family. He regrets it very much.
  • Overprotective Grandad: He was very objective to Nadeshiko marrying at such a young age, and did not want to be alone when she married. The last time he saw Nadeshiko was when she invited him to the wedding, implying he did not attend.

     The Li Family 

Li Yelan

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Stevie Vallance (EN)

Syaoran's strict, stern mother and head of the Li family. She is an incredibly powerful sorceress.

Li Xiehua, Li Huenli, Li Fuurie and Li Feimei

Syaoran's eccentric four sisters. They are easily attracted to cute people.

Wei Wang

Syaoran and Meiling's Parental Substitute whilst they live in Tomoeda. He seems to have a degree of magical powers, and is The Jeeves for Syaoran.

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