Characters: Card Captor Sakura

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Sakura Kinomoto

Everything will be all right.
Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Carly McKillip (EN - Nelvana dub), Andrea Kwan (EN - Animax dub), Kari Wahlgren (EN - 2nd movie), Cristina Hernandez (Latin America), Isabel Gaudí (Spain), Isabel Valls (Spain - movies)

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.
  • Always Someone Better: To Syaoran and Meiling, at least in their initial goals. Otherwise she still comes to rely on them.
  • Action Girl: Less so than Mei Ling, though. Understandable, she hasn't been specifically trained in martial arts.
  • Adorkable
  • All-Loving Heroine: 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 (and even then all of them count as Defeat Equals Friendship). 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.
  • Berserk Button:
    • She takes all kinds of abuse from Syaoran early on. Him abusing her friends is another matter.
    • NEVER call her a monster.
    • After The Snow card's rampage cost her a present given to her by Yukito, she captured it with a swift and powerful assault. Kero and Syaoran were dumbfounded.
  • 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. In fairness, she is only in elementary during the series.
  • 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".
  • Character Exaggeration: Her obliviousness in the anime. In the manga,while she remains Oblivious to Love from until Syaoran outright confesses, she otherwise is as oblivious as any normal children. Perhaps to compare it best is when Syaoran's confession is interrupted. In the manga, she brought it up again twice wanting to know what exactly is he talking about while in the anime, she never brought it up despite having more interruptions than the manga. Even besides this her behaviour in the anime gets incredibly spacey and naive, and more prone to being Innocently Insensitive.
  • Cheerful Child: In spades!
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Named Sakura, has a Cherry Blossoms motif signifying her youth, hope and love.
  • The Chosen One
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: By the final arc, Sakura seems noticeably more excitable and spacey. Meiling even lampshades this when she meets her again.
  • Conveniently Seated: Sakura is in the ever-popular window seat, with Tomoyo next to her, Shaoran behind her, and Meiling and later Eriol behind Tomoyo.
  • 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.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Every Clow Card, rival, and any other form of antagonist she defeats becomes a beloved friend afterwards.
  • Distress Ball: Even with her ever increasing power, Sakura remains fallible and is prone to making errors and getting in over her head throughout. Almost always leads to a Rescue Romance by Syaoran.
  • The Ditz: Has some shades of this, being clueless and somewhat ditzy. Escalates into Genius Ditz territory later.
  • 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.
  • Extreme Doormat: Her sweet nature often makes her helpless to more abrasive allies and rivals.
  • 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.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: She has the same Green Eyes as her mother.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Syaoran.
  • Flanderization: Though more competent, Sakura becomes far more oblivious to befit later points of the plot, while she was more reasonably unaware of background events initially. She also seems more dizzily sweet and idealistic, compared to earlier on where she could be at least marginally cynical.
  • Flying Broomstick: The Fly Card lets her use her sealing staff like one.
  • Forgot About His Powers: She sometimes panics and bumbles even when she has a card perfect for the dilemma. Such cases were usually set up for Syaoran to assist her.
  • 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.
  • Friendly Rival: Sakura isn't all that good at playing a ruthless competitor, and ultimately submits to her kindly nature around Syaoran and later Meiling. They try to rebuff this, but ultimately return the sentiment.
  • Genki Girl: She's always very cheerful and upbeat. Although she matures over the course of the series, she remains overwhelmingly affectionate and cheery (much to Syaoran's exasperation).
  • Girlish Pigtails: Often wears her hair in very small ones, since her hair is already short.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's quite feminine — she loves pink, cute things, and manages her household, but she's also quite athletic. And she does kick a lot of ass with the Clow Cards.
  • 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.
  • Graceful Loser: In the anime, Syaoran manages to earn some of the cards she captured. By the time Syaoran has become a Friendly Rival, she stops caring about this, often even giving him a card in return for assisting her or some other kind act. This tends to confound Syaoran.
  • Hair Antennae: Sometimes she has THREE strands of hair.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a great variety of them over the course of the series.
  • Hair Intakes: Her hairdo has two "cat ears".
  • 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.
  • Ideal Heroine: She's indisputably kind, loyal and idealistic. Ultimately any antagonistic figure in the series is tamed and becomes her friend.
  • 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. Justified, she is a child.
  • Leotard of Power: Two of Tomoyo's outfits.
  • 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.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Starts becoming a toned down variant to Syaoran in later points.
  • Mukokuseki
  • Naïve Everygirl: Usually, though Flanderization 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 High-School Student: Well, elementary school student. Until she found the Clow Book and met Kero, Sakura lived a completely normal life. Now she has to capture magic cards and become their new master.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: When capturing her first Clow Card. Considering it was getting late...
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté. 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. And when she's done with these tears, she bounces back.
  • 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?
  • Sibling Rivalry: Her treatment of Touya is the nearest Sakura has gotten to bearing a grudge.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: Supplies very well in this. It is often this trait that leads others to realise they've underestimated her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: First she had a crush on the Nice Guy Yukito. She later began to like Syaoran largely because his gentler side began to show.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Sakura is frequently victim to the card's antics and her own clumsiness.
  • 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.
  • Super Gullible: She always believes Takashi's lies, no matter how ridiculous they are. As Eriol points out, Sakura lacks the ability to suspect deceitful intentions from anyone.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • The Cameo: Aside from the requisite Clamp cameos in other universes, Sakura herself appears in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, giving up her Star Wand to help it's own universe's Syaoran and not minding because the Cards are still with her.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Inverted; she's more of a Girly Girl with a Tomboyish Streak, since despite being quite feminine in a lot of ways she still has short hair and is very athletic. 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, Meiling.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the cards, her family, her Five-Man Band...Pretty much anyone within Sakura's radius she will take all measures to keep happy and safe.
  • 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: Zigzagged. Sakura is far more naive and inexperienced than Syaoran, but also more good natured and sometimes more insightful. Both characters ultimately even the other out, with Syaoran mentoring Sakura to be more competent, and Sakura's kindness softening Syoran's personality.
  • Worthy Opponent: A starting point in Syaoran's Character Development was beginning to see Sakura as this, initially convinced she was useless as Cardcaptor. Sakura is also respectful towards Syaoran's abilities, though spends more time being his friend than opponent.
  • 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), Jaime Roca (Spain), Victoria Ramos (Spain - movies)
True Form: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Richard Newman (EN), Dave Wittenberg (EN - 2nd movie), Yamil Atala (Latin America), Regino Ramos (Spain)

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), Pepa Agudo (Spain), Susana Macías (Spain - movies)

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.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the first arc of the anime. He is a more effective rival for Sakura, collecting and utilising several cards himself and becoming an unofficial candidate for the Final Judgement.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime introduces him much earlier into the story and expands more on the character, gaining A Day in the Limelight in frequent episodes and his family is even explored (his cousin Meiling acting as a recurring character, then we meet his mother and sisters). His rivalry in capturing the cards is also upgraded (see Worthy Opponent below).
  • Adorkable: He can be very awkward and clumsy, when he's not acting like a little puffer-fish.
  • Aloof Ally: During later points the rival aspect disappears, but he still tries to play cold and mystical. His crush on Sakura always brings it down however.
  • Allergic to Love: He gets extremely awkward and flustered around Yukito and later Sakura. Eventually gets over it.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: It can't get more anguished when telling Sakura his feelings right after Eriol's "Judgement" and when he's about to collapse from the physical strain of having kept himself awake despite the casting of one super powerful sleeping spell.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Pre Character Development he says that no one but him is entitled to the Clow Cards and Sakura's name is 'weakling'.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Battle Couple: With Sakura.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • He's the Archie to Sakura's Betty and Meiling's Veronica. The former won, in the end.
    • He's the Veronica to Yukito's Betty towards Sakura's Archie. He won, in the end.
  • BFS: Though that effect may be due to Syaoran's small size (being a prepubescent boy), it's still a fairly large sword. He can wield it easily, though, and it is a magical sword.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Meiling and Sakura (early on anyway). Possibly inverted since Meiling's ambiguous age and Sakura's birthday placement during school year rotation leaves it ambiguous whether Syaoran is the "big brother".
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Sakura for some time.
  • Bishōnen
  • Boy of My Dreams: The first time Sakura saw Syaoran was when she was Dreaming of Things to Come.
  • Breakout Character: Becomes an increasingly prominent character in the anime, to the point Western networks attempted to endorse him as co lead for the Cardcaptors dub so as to appeal to male audiences. Alternate incarnations also take center stage as much as Sakura in other CLAMP works.
  • Butt Monkey: Any mystique or dignity he tries to maintain falls to pieces, usually because of Sakura or Meiling.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He spends an entire season trying to tell Sakura he loves her, but gets interrupted every time. At least before the final battle.
  • Character Development: To perhaps emphasize it best, Sakura first envisioned Syaoran in a nightmare and even terrified by his glares. But later arcs and episodes, his very presence makes her exceptionally cheerful and warm.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: With Meiling.
  • Chinese People: The Li family is a prestigious clan residing in Hong Kong.
  • The Comically Serious: Kero uses him as a Straight Man.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Zigzagged. Being Sakura's doomed rival and the Grumpy Bear in a Sugar Bowl Five-Man Band, he gets shot down frequently. However Sakura trusts and respects his opinions and knowledge greatly and defends him from ridicule from Kero and Touya.
  • The Confidant: Not as often as Tomoyo, but in later episodes Sakura frequently consults with Syaoran over dilemmas. A big pivot in their relationship occurs when she confides to him her heartbreak after being gently rejected by Yukito.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He hates it when Sakura hangs out with Eriol. It's massively Played for Laughs thanks to his Butt Monkey status by that point.
  • Cross-Cast Role: He had to play the Princess in a School Play of "Sleeping Beauty". He actually looked pretty cute.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Cute Bruiser: Long time training in martial arts.
  • Defrosting Ice King: When he first met Sakura, he was a stoic jerk. Over time he melts into a blushing Nice Guy.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: He started off as The Rival and for a while had almost equal footing with Sakura, his own supporting cast and many limelight episodes (so much the English dub tried to play him as co lead with Cardcaptors). After Sakura becomes Master of the Cards, the rest of the main arc must be resolved by her with the others providing marginal assistance. As such, most of Syaoran's spotlight at this point consists of one or two short scenes concerning his growing crush on Sakura (he does still get limelight episodes but they revolve entirely around being a love interest).
  • Determinator: When Sakura is endangered at least. Yue even notes his surprise at him breaking through the magic of cards such as Maze to protect her.
  • Deuteragonist: While Sakura is still played as The Hero, Syaoran gets a rather large amount of spotlight and development with a lot of scenes played from his viewpoint, especially in later parts of the anime. The Cardcaptors dub attempts to ascend him into a co-Hero but for the large part he is still this trope.
  • Disappeared Dad: Syaoran's father is mentioned as having passed away when Syaoran was very young.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: After Sakura captures all the Clow Cards and becomes their new master, Syaoran should have no reason to remain in Japan. Yet he chooses to stay for some more time just to hang out with Sakura.
  • Dork Knight: As his arrogance fades, he becomes a shy and protective friend to Sakura. Extra points for having a sword.
  • Dragged into Drag: Gets cast as Princess Aurora in a School Play of "Sleeping Beauty" courtesy of a lottery to decide who plays who. He does not take kindly to the experience.
  • Dub Name Change: Reversed around into Li Showron.
  • Dynamic Character: Hot-Blooded Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy Rival —> gentler Nice Guy. This is an even more complex evolution in the anime, where he is given more Hidden Depths and a Morality Pet through Meiling quite early on.
  • Everyone Can See It: It doesn't take much time for people to notice his crush on Sakura. Tomoyo, Touya, Yukito, Eriol and Yue realized it long before Syaoran himself and Meiling only needed to hear him calling Sakura by name to know she's the one he has fallen in love with.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Sakura.
  • Friendly Rival: Syaoran's treatment of Sakura becomes increasingly less hostile as they further collect cards, in some cases they even hand cards to each other out of respect.
  • Graceful Loser: Is rather nonchalant about losing the Final Judgement (and thus all his Clow Cards) to Sakura. The dub makes him more bitter.
  • Grumpy Bear: Early on as The Rival. Becomes a friendlier Lancer to Sakura later on, but his cynical and humorless tone still seems engraved in his mindset.
  • Hey, You!: For much of the series, he solely addresses Sakura as "you" or "Kinomoto." After he screams her first name in grief in episode 57 when he believes her dead only to be proven wrong, they both graduate to a First Name Basis.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Highly arrogant and aloof early on, though it seems to hide his social awkwardness, particularly around girls and romance. Particularly prominent in his treatment of Sakura (see Jerk Ass Facade below).
  • Innocent Prodigy: Syaoran is rather knowledgeable, deductive and clever. However, he is also extremely naïve in certain areas, which shows in his beliefs and failure to recognize his own faults.
  • Jerkass Façade: With it becoming increasingly more transparent as time goes by. Sakura even points out later on that she can see right through him.
    Sakura: You always act like that, but it's never true.
    Syaoran: What makes you say that?
    Sakura: I know you. Syaoran-kun, you're a Nice Guy.
  • Jerk Sue: Deconstructed in-universe. He starts as an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy who constantly blasts his own superiority over Sakura as the Master of the Clow Cards usually in a somewhat spirit breaking tone, yet is treated with a constantly pleasant tone by those around him (barring the equally obnoxious Kero and the overprotective Touya). However, it is this very treatment that exasperates Syaoran and lends to him toning his attitude down. Sakura especially is kindly towards Syaoran despite his hostile tone towards her, and he eventually reciprocates the feeling.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Say what you will about him, but deep down his heart is mostly in the right place.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Syaoran would often resentfully help Sakura's group in some way even early on, though would usually add on insults and deny he had any concern outside the cards. He still tries to play this later on, though as Sakura points out, it's clearly a Jerkass Façade.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: His Magic Wand is a sword, which he doesn't actually need.
  • The Lancer: Usually takes control when Sakura is down and out.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Inverted, he's related to Clow through his mother Yelan's family.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Meiling was his only friend growing up, and she's anime only.
  • Long Distance Relationship: With Sakura in the manga. They only communicated through letters and phone calls for several years while he was in Hong Kong.
  • Loving a Shadow: His crush on Yukito is actually an "attraction of similar magic".
  • Luminescent Blush: Around Sakura.
  • No Respect Guy: Sort of, though it's more the plentiful respect he gets from Sakura that comes at the cost of his dignity.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: He has four older sisters. And they're quite older than he is. Guess what happens.
  • Paper Talisman: Seen holding them above; he can summon elemental powers with them using his sword. Mostly to fight the Clow Spirits, but once to set Touya's jacket on fire.
  • Perpetual Frowner: In contrast to the optimistic and naive Sakura.
  • Pet the Dog: Even pre-defrosting, Syaoran is extremely protective and gentle to Meiling in the anime.
  • Psycho Rangers: Upgraded to one with Meiling in the anime. Mirrors Sakura's abilities and contrasts her personality. Also mirrors Kero's role as The Smart Guy.
  • Puppy Love: With Sakura.
  • Refused by the Call: He was at first convinced that he was the rightful heir to the Clow Cards, but Clow Reed chose Sakura. There were other plans for him however.
  • Rescue Romance: Due to no longer being The Rival, most of his services during the Sakura Card arc involve him protecting Sakura as she deals with Eriol's challenges. Expect loads of dere dere moments.
  • The Rival: In the initial arc. More The Lancer after he is rejected as Master Of The Cards. But even prior to this, he becomes a far more laid back Friendly Rival to Sakura by the time Meiling arrives.
  • Second Love: For Sakura.
  • Shout-Out: His name in Chinese happens to bear a slight resemblance to that of Bruce Li (yes, the Bruce Lee knock-off with an I instead of two E's).
  • The Snark Knight
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Syaoran or Shaoran? The NISAmerica subs Take a Third Option by using the Chinese spelling, Xiaolang.
  • Super Gullible: He is the only one besides Sakura who always falls for Takashi's ridiculous lies.
  • Team Rocket Wins: The anime added the stipulation that Syaoran could earn possession of a Clow Card if he did more to capture it than Sakura. He collected about a dozen cards before the final judgement. Deconstructed in some later instances, where either two would give the other their card out of respect or gratitude.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: From arrogant Tsundere to aloof Friendly Rival to meek and gentle Dogged Nice Guy. Naturally Sakura is happy.
  • Tsundere: He always puts a tough guy act to hide his softer side, but he isn't very good at it. Once he falls for Sakura, he completely refuses to admit it, keeps trying to remain distant from her and it takes him a long time to become honest with his feelings.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: With Sakura and Tomoyo/Meiling.
  • Unable to Cry: In contrast to Sakura. Even following Sakura's Disney Death, Syaoran can't quite manage tears, only wince and contort, unable to express the soul crushing emotion before finally screaming in anguish. How it unleashes however is just as meaningful.
  • Verbal Tic: KAAAAAA!!!
  • When He Smiles: Once he starts defrosting toward Sakura. For a long time, though, he only does it when there's nobody around to see.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: Albeit balanced with occasional Ping-Pong Naïveté and Not So Above It All moments.
  • Worthy Opponent: His rivalry with Sakura is expanded in the anime, where he is allowed to actually capture cards via certain stipulations. Since the splitting of Eriol's magic does not occur in the anime, his powers are suggested to still contend hers by the finale as well, where the Nameless Card chooses him as the most powerful of the two (albeit after both are rather beaten down and drained from overuse of magic), of course, by that time however, Syaoran is hardly an "opponent" of Sakura.

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 Villaseñor (Latin America), Yolanda Quesada (Spain), Berta Cortés (Spain - movies)

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.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She is Sakura's second cousin, but they didn't know until Sonomi's introduction.
  • Loving a Shadow: Early chapters of the manga had her appear to have a crush on Touya, as one of the artists wasn't aware that she was supposed to be in love with Sakura. This was later retconned by stating she crushed on him because he reminded her of Sakura.
  • Meta Gal: She offers to make Sakura special clothes for fighting evil when she sees that Sakura doesn't have any.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Has no powers or connection to magic and is Sakura's best friend.
  • Nice Girl: Tomoyo is very sweet, incredibly perceptive, and never has a bad thing to say about anyone.
  • Ojou: Of the Proper Lady variety, bordering on Yamato Nadeshiko with her classic look.
  • Precocious Crush: Subverted; in the manga we're at first led to believe that she has a crush on Toya, but it turns out she only blushes around him because he reminds her of Sakura. Her crush on Toya was a mistake made by one of the artists, which was later retconned.
  • Static Character: Doesn't undergo much changes in personality throughout the series, instead remaining the soft-spoken, perceptive moral support for the main characters.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Sakura's Neither and Meiling's Butch. She's obviously girlier than Sakura and Meiling.
  • True Blue Femininity: The blue Qipao she wears in the first film, which contrasts nicely with Sakura's pink Chinese-style jacket and trousers.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: She is very wise for a girl of her age.

     The Kinomoto Family 

Touya Kinomoto

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Tony Sampson (EN), Kirk Thornton (EN - 2nd movie), Luis Daniel Ramirez (Latin America), Jaime Roca (Spain), Claudi Domingo (Spain - 1st movie), Carlos Lladó (Spain - 2nd movie)

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.
  • Beta Couple: He and Yukito are this to Syaoran and Sakura.
  • Big Brother Bully: Likes teasing Sakura by calling her "monster". It is to an extent part of a Jerkass Façade, but that doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy it.
  • Big Brother Instinct: VERY protective of Sakura. Abusing his sister within his hearing/watching range will not end well for the abuser. This is the guy who teases Sakura almost non-stop when they're at home, to the point that Sakura has several imagine spots where she bullies him back. But the moment Touya saw Syaoran trying to forcibly get the Clow Cards from Sakura, he immediately jumped over the fence between his school and Sakura's while screaming his bloody head off at Syaoran for bullying his little sister. The only thing that gives him pause before giving his magic to Yukito/Yue is that he'll no longer know when Sakura is in danger, and he makes Yue promise to protect her in his stead.
  • Bi the Way: His first love was the beautiful Kaho Mizuki. His Second Love is the handsome Yukito Tsukishiro. He and Yukito become the official Yaoi Guys.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He sacrifices his powers to save Yukito/Yue.
  • Character Exaggeration: Touya's dislike of Syaoran is cranked up in the anime compared to the manga. While he does show some loathing of Syaoran in the manga, he only dislikes him because he knows Syaoran will eventually take his own sister Sakura away from him. In fact, he is the one who gave Sakura food for a sick Syaoran and when she wants to see Syaoran as fast as possible, uses the motorcycle to allow Sakura to catch up to him. In the anime however, he outright hates the boy, never attempting to help the brat in any way, and anytime Syaoran appears, they immediately glared at each other, all being Rule of Funny.
  • Chick Magnet: Very popular with girls at school, though he doesn't seem interested.
  • Cross-Cast Role: His role in the anime-exclusive School Play as Cinderella.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes. Averted in the manga, where he has black hair and blue eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This guys always, always has a sarcastic quip towards not just Sakura, but to everyone except maybe his father.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, he becomes Tori Avalon.
  • Floral Theme Naming: His name contains the kanji for Peach Blossom.
  • Gender-Blender Name: In the Nelvana dub, a teenage boy named Tori. Although Touya is indeed a boy's name in Japan, it's often spelled Toya, which is also another diminutive of Victoria.
  • I See Dead People: He's the only one in the family who can see their deceased mother thanks to his powers. He later gives up this power to save his boyfriend's life.
  • Jerkass Façade: Being one of very few people Sakura is (somewhat) cynical towards due to his Big Brother Bully complex. When she figures the truth out however, she feels bad to say the least. He does not fool Yukito for a second however.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Took an instant dislike to Syaoran after spotting him manhandling Sakura for her cards. When Syaoran softened towards her, Touya liked him... even less so, knowing full well he was now destined to steal his little sister away.
  • Lightning Glare: With Syaoran. More than once.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: The real reason he doesn't like Syaoran; he doesn't trust his precious little sister with anyone.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He states it's because he wants to pay for college. In truth, he's trying to watch over his sister, as he knows she gets herself into danger.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: One in the making for Syaoran.
  • The Promise: Promised Nadeshiko on her deathbed that he'd always protect Sakura. And made Yue promise to always protect Sakura and himself, as a "condition" of giving him his magical power.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He plays soccer and is a black belt in karate, but he also cooks, cleans, and sews while wearing a pink apron.
  • Secret Secret Keeper: He knows about Sakura capturing the cards and Kero, or at very least that they're doing something very important that he cannot interfer with, but pretends to not know. He also knows Yukito is a fake personality, but is interrupted by Nakuru every time he tries to reveal it.
  • Seme: He's the more handsome, manly and aloof half of the relationship between him and Yukito.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Yukito's Sensitive Guy.
  • Sleepyhead: After he gives up his powers to Yue.
  • Spanner in the Works: Clow Reed apparently expected Yukito to fall in love with Sakura, not Touya, probably to counteract Yue's extreme distaste for the idea of a new master.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: He usually acts very cold and aloof, but is actually a very caring person.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: At least according to most of the girls at his school.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: He fell in love with Kaho while she was his student teacher. However, the love confession only came after she stopped being his teacher.
  • Yaoi Guys: With Yukito.

Fujitaka Kinomoto

Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Brian Drummond (EN), Michael McConnohie (EN - 2nd movie), Enrique Mederos (Latin America), Alfredo Martínez (Spain), Luis Espinosa (Spain - 1st movie), Alonso Tasio (Spain - 2nd movie)

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.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, he becomes Aiden Avalon.
  • Floral Theme Naming: The "fuji" in Fujitaka means "wisteria".
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Fujitaka and Nadeshiko got married very early on.
  • Happily Married: To Nadeshiko before her death.
  • Honorifics: Has very formal speech patterns, referring to everyone (including his kids) as "-san." The only exception is Sonomi, whom he calls "Sonomi-kun"
  • Hot Teacher: An extremely handsome man in his 30's/maybe 40's, and he has worked as both a highschool teacher and a college professor.
  • 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.
  • Megane: A handsome man who uses glasses, and these make him even more charming.
  • 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 and clearly adores his two children, but is almost always consumed by his work and more than once he laments how often he can't be with his kids when they need it.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Rags to Riches: Maybe not to spectacular degrees, but going from a humble orphan to a schoolteacher and then to a famous uni professor who also owns a house that's huge by Japanese standards is rather nice.
  • 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."
  • Workaholic: He is almost always seen working, or going to work, etc. A whole anime episode is dedicated to his deals at the local college.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Even moreso than his dead wife, whose name was Nadeshiko! He's the one raising their kids after she died.

Nadeshiko Kinomoto, nèe Amamiya

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (JP), Janyse Jaud (EN), Monica Villaseñor (Latin America), Yolanda Quesada (Spain)

Sakura's deceased mother who was a famous model, Nadeshiko was Sonomi's best friend and cousin whom Sonomi was very protective over.
  • Angelic Beauty: Before she died! Fully becomes this trope when she appears as an angel in the series.
  • Big Eater: According to Sonomi. She could eat a cake by herself.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When she was younger, she was rather clueless.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: And rather clumsy, too. Some flashbacks provide a scene where she trips over nothing while walking to school and laughs about it... then another where she's skiing and slams into a tree... and then one where she tries to use PE class implements and falls over them...
  • Death by Origin Story: Died of an unspecified illness when Sakura was three. Her spirit watches over her family, and even saved Sakura's life when she was confronted by the Illusion Card, but only Touya can see her. Later Touya gives up his ability to see her to save Yue/Yukito... but in the manga, Fujitaka gets it and they're happily reunited.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: If you heard her family talking about her, you'd think she was a saint. With good reason, she was a genuine Nice Girl.
  • The Ditz: She was rather ditzy when she was younger, though she always meant well.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Natasha Avalon.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Nadeshiko is a pink variety of dianthus.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Fujitaka and Nadeshiko got married very early on.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Met her husband when she fell from a branch while putting some baby birds back in their nest after they had fallen out.
  • Happily Married: To Fujitaka before her death.
  • Lethal Chef: According to Fujitaka, she wasn't the best cook.
  • The Lost Lenore: To her husband Fujitaka.
  • Mama Bear: Her little girl is about to either drown (manga) or fall off a cliff (anime)? Why, not even death will stop Nadeshiko from helping her!
  • Oblivious to Love: Most likely had no idea of Sonomi's feelings for her.
  • Ojou: She came from a rich family.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Becomes an angel after death (especially effective since she did look rather angelic in life).
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Eventually led to Nadeshiko being disowned.
  • Posthumous Character: She died when Sakura was three years old. We only learn about her through flashbacks and the appearance of her ghost watching over her family.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Emphasizes her otherwordly beauty.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Fujitaka was her teacher, and she still went to school even after they got married.
  • Teen Pregnancy: She married Fujitaka when she was 16, and gave birth to Touya a year later. Unlike most examples, though, she was in a stable relationship.
  • Uptown Girl: Her family was more affluent than her husband's.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In an amusing downplaying, she only resembled the archetype after she got married to Fujitaka, as she was a major Cute Clumsy Girl and Cloud Cuckoo Lander when young. Heck, Fujitaka was and still is far more of a YN than her!

     Other Students 

Yukito Tsukishiro

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN), Steve Staley (EN - 2nd Movie), Enzo Fortuny (Latin America), Alfredo Martínez (Spain, series), Jonatán López (Spain, movies)

Touya's best friend and Sakura's first love interest. A kind, bespectacled Big Eater, Yukito is incredibly friendly with Sakura and her friends.
  • 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.
  • Alternate Identity 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.
  • Artificial Human: Yue's false form.
  • Betty and Veronica: He's the Betty to Syaoran's Veronica towards Sakura's Archie. He gently rejects Sakura because of his feelings for Touya, so Sakura hooks 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.
  • The Gadfly: Downplayed but Yukito enjoys teasing Toya and at times seems to say things just to get reactions out of others.
  • Loss of Identity: He angsts for a short while because of the identity issues that come from being a false form.
    "Almost all of my life... everything that went on with me... it's sustained only of lies!"
  • 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.
  • Megane: A very handsome teenage boy, who uses glasses and looks very charming with them on.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Nice Guy: Very polite and helpful to everyone, making him rather popular.
  • One True Love: Touya is this to him. He was supposed to fall in love with Sakura, but because his love for Touya was so strong he never did, and in every CLAMP incarnation they invariably fall in love.
  • 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 in the second series. 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.
  • Uke: Yukito's kind, friendly and more cute personality forms a stark contrast to Touya's much more manly and aloof attitude.
  • 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), Gabriela Willert (Latin America), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (Spain, series), Elisa Beuter (Spain - 1st movie), Carmen Calvell (Spain - 2nd movie)

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.
  • Action Girl: She's a pro in martial arts.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: She confessed her love to Syaoran when they were young, and she was tearing up and blushing madly while at it.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: She comes from Hong Kong, wears chinese dresses, sports an Odango Hair and knows martial arts.
  • Badass Adorable: A very cute Action Girl.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike Syaoran and Sakura, she has no magic, but is a skilled martial artist; in her debut episode, she manages to hold her own against the Fight Card.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She fell in love with Syaoran after he went to bring her back her lost bird. A key reason she was able to accept him loving Sakura instead. She spent some time as a Clingy Jealous Girl, though Sakura befriended and was kind to her regardless. She's infuriated she can't bring herself to hate Sakura for stealing her fiancé.
  • Berserk Button: Early on, anyone who tries to get close to her Syaoran is bound to receive her wrath.
  • Betty and Veronica: She's the Veronica to Sakura's Betty towards Syaoran's Archie. She lost, in the end.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Very loudmouthed and cheeky at first.
  • Butt Monkey: Either she or Syaoran tend to be victims of comical mishaps.
  • Canon Foreigner: She only appears in the anime. That being said, CLAMP themselves have drawn some illustrations of her.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: 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.
  • 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 this usually cheerful and headstrong girl 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).
  • Foil: To Tomoyo. Both are long-haired girls, thought Meiling has Odango Hair and Tomoyo lets her loose. Both are childhood friends and cousins to Syaoran and Sakura. Both are in love with said childhood friends, though Meiling is more possessive and open in regards to it. Both girls help their friends in their quests, while Tomoyo is The Confidant, making plans and giving emotional support to Sakura, Meiling is a Morality Pet and later learns to use her Action Girl skills to her and Syaoran's benefit. Both of them realise that Sakura and Syaoran's romantic love isn't with them but with each other, and ultimately step out of the way to make sure they will be happy together.
  • Friendly Rival: In Season Two. While still rooting for Syaoran getting the Clow Cards, her treatment of Sakura calms greatly when she finds out she has a crush on Yukito instead.
  • 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.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: To Sakura at first.
  • Hime Cut: When she's not sporting her Odango Hair.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Unfortunately for Meiling, even with Sakura out of the picture, it's made clear Syaoran will never love her as more than family.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Her super confidence about what skills she has is actually used to hide how she's nervous and unsure due to what she doesn't have (Magic and Syaoran's love are the two major ones). Her confident act slips once or twice, then fully in the second season episode when she's Put on a Bus.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When she was younger, she fell 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's narcissistic and obnoxious, but ultimately kind natured and plucky.
  • 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. Her Latin-american voice actress usually voices Hot-Blooded boys, and it shows through her super energetic portrayal.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Occasionally, she can pull off the deadpan part. Best exemplified by this gif.
  • 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. She's NOT happy about it.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Not that she's particularly malicious, more like childish and very expressive.
  • Odango Hair: She combines this hairstyle with Girlish Pigtails.
  • Ojou: Of the Royal Brat variety.
  • One-Note Cook: Excellent when making Chinese food. A disaster in anything else, specially baking.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Plucky Girl: She took on the Fight Card despite repeated pummeling.
  • Psycho Rangers: With Syaoran in the anime. Mirrors Tomoyo, as well as Kero's occasional physical assistance. Also mirrors both characters' cheerleader role for their respective partners.
  • 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: She declares herself Syaoran's fiancee due to their Childhood Marriage Promise. Syaoran doesn't take it too seriously, though.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She only loves Syaoran, and nobody else.
  • The Sixth Ranger: A late addition to the Card Captor team.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Most frequent Butt Monkey after Syaoran.
  • 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. Not to mention she can cook.
  • 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.
  • 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, something she feels is the biggest insult of all.

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), Julia Martínez (Spain - series), Kike Caraballo (Spain - 2nd movie)

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.
  • 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.
  • Benevolent Boss: He can be firm at times with Spinel and Ruby at times but he cares for them deeply, just as Clow Reed did Yue and Cerberus.
  • 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 Sorcerer: Seems like this at first but its just an act.
  • Evil Plan: Invoked. He pretends to be a shadowy villain with a devious agenda to give Sakura opportunities to transform the Clow Cards.
  • Good All Along: It's ultimately revealed that him forcing Sakura to transform the Clow cards was necessary as the cards take their magical energy from their master. Until Sakura converted them, they could not use her magic energy as they were still using the small and ever dwindling amounts energy leftover from Clow Reed and thus were slowly dying. Yue would have also suffered the same fate even sooner had Toya not given him all of his magical power to prevent both Yue and Yukito from dying. If that weren't enough, all of the tense and dangerous situations Eriol put Sakura through was because he had to give her a reason to convert the cards, as her doing so without a need could have sent the cards out of control and/or drained the life of their master. Thus, all of Eriol's manipulations were not just to save both the cards and the guardians but ultimately to save Sakura's own life as well.
  • Guile Hero: Pulls his heir and his descendants' strings to fulfill his goal.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: See Good All Along.
  • 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 Ceceña (Latin America), Yolanda Quesada (Spain), Noemí Bayarri (Spain - 2nd movie)

A Cute Bookworm who loves ghosts stories and is a Nightmare Fetishist.
  • All There in the Manual: Her Long Distance Relationship is only stated in an interview by the creators - apparently, it didn't make the final cut of the manga.
  • The Cheerleader: Interestingly, she doesn't meet any of the negative trifecta of cheerleader stereotypes, being a clumsy Meganekko instead.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Cute Bookworm: She likes reading books and writing stories.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Nikki.
  • Hair Decorations: Her headband.
  • Jerkass: A very mild example; she insists on telling ghost stories in front of Sakura, despite knowing perfectly well that Sakura is absolutely terrified of ghosts and doesn't stop when Sakura is pretty clear that she's on the verge of fainting from terror. She doesn't even seem to relish in Sakura's fear like someone telling a ghost story would be when their story scares someone.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses and is a cutie.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She adores supernatural stories.
  • Plucky Girl: She never ever gives up on anything.
  • Rewriting Reality: For a short while (albeit obliviously), when the Create card falls into her hands.
  • Those Three Girls: With Chiharu and Rika.

Chiharu Mihara

Voiced by: Miwa Matsumoto (JP), Jocelyne Loewen (EN), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN - 2nd movie), Isabel Martiñon (Latin America), Amalia Cantarero (Spain - first apparitions), Belén Rodríguez (Spain - rest of the series), Susana Damas (Spain - 2nd movie)

One of Sakura's close friends. She often exposes Yamazaki's lies to the bewildered Sakura and Syaoran.

Rika Sasaki

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

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), Amelia Jara (Spain - first apparitions), Inma Gallego (Spain - rest of the series), Rosa Moyano (Spain - 2nd movie)

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.
  • Bad Liar: No one believes his lies except for Sakura and Syaoran. Specially Chiharu, who knows him as the palm of her hand and immediately stops him when he goes overboard. Very violently.
  • 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.
  • 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, specially when Chiharu throttles him for lying. 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.
  • The Worf Effect: Sort happens in the second movie. He's supposed to be the male lead in the play that Naoko wrote for the School Festival, opposite Sakura as the female lead, but is injured during a rehearsal. This allows Syaoran to take his place as the lead.

     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), Susana Damas (Spain)

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: The Woobie variation.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Her rampage only leads the other cards to reject her. Instead they and Sakura offer her a Heel-Face Turn.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Dark Magical Girl: She's driven to escape years of loneliness and being 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 in an angered frenzy to claim them back. She screams and cries in utter terror whenever it looks like she'll be sealed again. 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
  • Heel Realization: After the other cards reject her for her harsh actions and trying to force them away from their master, she breaks down in tears from despair. It is this that leads Sakura to take pity on her.
  • 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. She was a super powerful card, but her powers were so huge and dangerous that no one could approach her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Sakura's final obstacle, the most powerful and dangerous of the cards, and the nearest to a genuinely malicious threat in the series (if still ultimately redeemed). She temporarily kills almost the entire cast.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Breakdown: See Heel Realization.
  • 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

Seasons change just like the passing of Time. We all have our destinies and then we must move on. That’s the way it has always been…
Voiced by: Kazuo Hayashi (JP), Dale Wilson (EN), Rafael Rivera (Latin America), Juan Carlos Lozano (Spain), Luis Espinosa (Spain, 1st movie)

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.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair's supposed to be black/dark gray, but it's made dark blue in the anime.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted. Eriol explains that even though he's Clow's reincarnation, he isn't the same person as Clow, as the dead cannot come back.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Can come across as this in the dubbed version of the OVA, because he sealed his ex in an alternate dimension and just left her there to die.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-British and half-Chinese. This influenced the way he developer his magic, since he combined elements of Eastern and Western magic to create the Cards.
  • The Chessmaster: See Eriol.
  • The Chooser of The One: He personally chose Sakura to be his heir.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Sakura thinks of him this way when learning of his plan. Kero agrees.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time, anyway.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Implied as much. In the manga, the part of him that wanted to have a normal life and a family got reincarnated into Fujitaka.
  • Merlin and Nimue: With The Enchantress in the dubbed version of the movie. Wizards? Check. Opposite genders? Check? Teacher/Student Romance? Check. A falling out? Check.
  • Mundane Utility: According to Kero, Clow often created cards either for his amusement or to make his chores easier. Bubbles was made to make laundry and give Big Kero his baths!
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: A completely heroic version; his death was the beginning of a plan that would end with all his creations happy and able to continue existing.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Creating well-intentioned spirits that are so difficult to control that they need to be sealed away lest they cause trouble for everyone, and in the first movie dub sealing his ex-girlfriend The Enchantress in an alternate dimension to stew for God-knows-how-long because she was practicing dark magic. Also, he accidentally made a wish that broke the universe. See the Power Incontinence entry.
  • Omniscient Morality License
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Posthumous Character: Inevitable, as he's long dead when the series starts.
  • Power Incontinence: The reason he wanted to split his powers between two people. He was powerful enough to predict the future, but he couldn't turn the ability off and it began to feel like a painful burden to constantly know what was to come.
    • A fact that has no relevance here but is worth noting because it pertains to the exact same character, he accidentally brought someone back to life just by thinking to himself that he wished the person would open her eyes again. It was this incident that triggered the universe warping and Mind Screw inducing events of both Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHOLiC which Card Captor Sakura serves as a sort of prequel to.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Or several centuries old, at least, yet he still looks barely middle-aged.
  • Reincarnation: Into Eriol and in the manga, also Fujitaka.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Teacher/Student Romance: With The Enchantress in the dub, until she crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Trickster Mentor


Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN), Steve Staley (EN - 2nd movie), Enzo Fortuny (Latin America), Jorge Saudinós (Spain), Jonatán López (Spain - 2nd movie)

The second guardian of the Clow Cards assigned to appoint the next owner of the cards. He becomes an ally to Sakura after she passes the Final Judgement.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Yue's uniform is entirely made up of shades of blue and white in the anime, but in the original manga it also had some yellow, and the gems on his wrists and feet were amber.
  • The Comically Serious: At times; see all the antics during episode 58. Also, why did he agree to Tomoyo staging a dynamic fight scene in the opening to the 2nd movie?
  • Grumpy Bear: Though somewhat hard to pin, his stoicism, bitterness, inability to let go, and the fact that he has no qualms about beating the ever-living daylights out of a ten-year-old girl make him this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's very difficult, but he tries not to tax Sakura's capabilities and doesn't ever blame or trouble her for not being powerful enough to sustain his existence. He's also considerate of Yukito's wishes, even though Yukito isn't aware he exists. He tells Touya that Yukito wouldn't have wanted him to know he wasn't human, and that was why he never revealed himself.
  • Not So Stoic: He crosses his arms and teases Touya, briefly, about his surrender of his magic being conditional on Yue's promise to protect Sakura. He's also extremely animated in protesting Clow Reed's death when Sakura uses the Return card.
  • Personality Powers: Associated with the moon, and is distant, aloof, and a raging Defrosting Ice King.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Considering Yue's maybe 170 cm and his hair, even coiled, trails weeeell behind him on the floor...that's a lotta hair.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kero and Nakuru's red.
  • Shipper on Deck: In the manga, he seems exasperated by how Yukito hasn't realized his feelings for Touya just yet, and ends up spelling it out very clearly when he finally speaks to Touya himself. He goes out of his way to clarify for Syaoran that his crush on Yukito is mostly just attraction to his moon magic, and that if he thinks about it, he'll realize who he really likes.
  • Solar and Lunar: He's associated with the moon, Kero with the sun.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: He's aloof, cold and distant, but he has a notable soft spot for his former master Clow and he later becomes fond of Sakura.
  • Super-Powered Alter Ego: To Yukito.
  • Tsundere: A rare, stoic example of this, but Yue has a noticeably difficult time admitting he's grown to care for Sakura. Both Eriol and even Yukito himself eventually take note of this.
    Yue: ...I don't hate her.
    Eriol: Coming from you, doesn't that mean you like her very much?
  • Tsurime Eyes: In contrast to Yukito's Tareme Eyes.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Clow Reed. Eventually Sakura too, when she finally wins him over.
  • When He Smiles: ...You know he's coming to like Sakura.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing too much about him reveals that he's Yukito's "true form".
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Initially he comes off this way. He mellows out as time goes on, though he's always aloof.
  • Winged Humanoid: Yue has a rather prominent pair of white feathered wings.

Nakuru Akizuki, aka Ruby Moon

Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (JP), Willow Johnson (EN), Monica Manjarrez (Latin America), Inma Gallego (Spain)

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
  • Berserk Button: Spinel calls her a cross-dresser
  • 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.
  • Hair Intakes: The two intakes in her hair that look like cat ears.
  • Life Drinker: Is after Touya's magical energy.
  • 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 and how she's quite smarter than she makes herself look like...
  • 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.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: Technically is neither male nor female, but chooses to present as female because she likes girls' clothes.
  • 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), Pilar Domínguez (Spain)

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.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Nakuru repeatedly calls him "Suppi," much to his annoyance.
    "Who are you calling Suppi?!"
  • Adaptation Expansion: His interactions with Kero and his allergy to sweets are exclusive to the anime. In the manga, he never interacts with Kero one bit and his personality is simply a Foil to Kero.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Berserk Button: Sugar, though not berserk in an angry way, quite the opposite.
  • Cute Kitten: His temporary form.

Kaho Mizuki

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (JP), Linda Rae Jurgens (EN), Dulce Guerrero (Latin America), Julia Martínez (Spain), Susana Damas (Spain - 2nd movie)

A mysterious but Cool Teacher who starts teaching at Sakura's school, but is actually a powerful magician of some kind.
  • Back for the Finale
  • Character Exaggeration: In the manga, despite being presented as a mysterious, mature and nice lady whose presence fluster Sakura and makes Syaoran suspicious, she can also be quite clumsy, cheerful and as Eriol and the manuals pointed out, forgets about streets and tends to get lost a lot of times. The anime puts emphasis in her mature and mysterious facade instead, probably to trick us into believing she's an enemy. (She ain't.)
  • Cool Big Sis: In the manga, where she's more cheerful and spacy than in the anime. She's even this to her old flame Touya, especially when it comes to his relationship with Yukito.
  • Cool Teacher
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Layla McKenzie.
  • Forgetful Jones: In the manga.
  • May-December Romance: With Eriol, on the outside. He's older than her and she's one of the few people to know that he's old enough to be a father.
  • Miko: The Mizuki family owns the local Shinto shrine, and as the only daughter she's sometimes seen doing miko work.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Almost everyone, even 4th graders except Syaoran who meets her thinks she is quite a pretty lady to the point that Sakura has the same feeling of fluster whenever she meets Yukito.
  • Onee-sama
  • No Sense of Direction: In the manga, Eriol says she tends to forget about the streets and gets lost a lot.
  • Put on a Bus: Twice; once in Touya's backstory, and again after the first arc. Both times she goes to England to study and meet up with Eriol.
  • Red Herring: Before the Final Judgment, Kero was under the impression she was Yue's false form, which wasn't helped by the fact that when he laid out his suspicions to her she spoke in vague terms that neither confirmed nor denied it.
  • Shipper on Deck: The original Touya/Yukito fangirl.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: In the anime, where she's always very sweet and gentle but more aloof and shady.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Averted: though she was Touya's student teacher and had a relationship with him, the love confession only came after she stopped being his teacher.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Very much, in the anime.

The Enchantress (Madoushi / Su Yung)

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

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), Julia Martínez (Spain), Noemí Bayarri (Spain - 2nd movie)

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: Whatever her secret to parenting is, IT WORKS. I mean seriously, 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); believing her to be suddenly ill, Sonomi barges into her room once she comes back from work and fusses over her while apologising for being late, then cuddles Tomoyo sweetly.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Was this to Nadeshiko.
  • Incompatible Orientation: With Nadeshiko.
  • Kissing Cousins: Wanted this with Nadeshiko since Kindergarten, but she never returned her feelings.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Towards Nadeshiko.
  • No So Different: From her Tomoyo in regards to the ones they're in love with. Like mother, like daughter indeed.
  • Ojou
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She used to be this in school.
  • 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 (or maybe just had a sperm donor), 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), Rais David Báscones (Spain), Luis Espinosa (Spain - 1st movie), Carlos Lladó (Spain - 2nd movie)

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), Julia Martínez (Spain), Ana Orra (Spain - 1st movie)

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 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 that unlike Sonomi, he did not attend.

     The Li Family 

Li Yelan

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

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.

Voiced by: Yuriko Yamaguchi (Fuurie), Chiyako Shibahara (Xiehua), Rika Okezawa (Huenli) and Sachiko Sugawara (Feimei)

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.

Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), Rafael Torres (Spain - first apparitions), Aparicio Rivero (Spain - rest of the series)

     Minor/One-shot Characters 

Yuuki Tachibana

A young tomboy who meets Sakura and Tomoyo during their attempt to capture the Silent.

Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (JP), Gabriela Willert (Latin American), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (Spain)

  • Bifauxnen: Both Sakura and Tomoyo believe her to be a boy until her cap falls off and releases her long hair at the end of the episode.
  • Bokukko: She uses the masculine pronoun "boku" to refer to herself, which one of the reasons she's mistaken for a boy.
  • Compressed Hair: She has waist-length hair that she can hide under a cap.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Daddy's Girl: As you can deduce from below.
  • Disappeared Dad: Yuuki's father was a famous artist, and he had just finished a gorgeous painting before he kicked it. The Silent merged with the painting and accidentally covered a spot where he had snuck in an image of Yuuki herself, which mightly pissed her off as she mistakenly thought someone had messed with the canvas.
  • Dub Name Change: The Nelvana dub calls her Alex Mills.

Rei Tachibana

The local Passionate Sports Girl, a very talented runner who is also Sakura and her friends's sempai.

Voiced by: Yuka Imai (JP), Circe Luna (Latin America)

Youko Nakagawa

Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami (JP)

One of Touya and Yukito's highschool classmates, she has a huge crush on Touya. She is a member of the drama club, and sees the upcoming school play as the chance to tell him that she loves him. Then, the Mist Card starts messing around.


Voiced by: Kae Araki (JP), Gabriela Ugarte (Latin American), Pilar Domínguez (Spain)

A cute little girl who takes Kero in (sorta) after he runs away from Sakura's home.

  • Disappeared Dad: Her father died few ago and she doesn't really understand the implications, still kinda believing he's gone far away. It backfires when Akane finds The Float and it begins to lift her up to the skies, probably trying to fulfill her wish to see him again.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She can handle housework pretty well at kindergarten age, since her mother has to work long hours to support the two.