Characters: Card Captor Sakura
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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)
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
- Action Girl: Less so than Mei Ling, though. Understandable, she hasn't been specifically trained in martial arts.
- 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.
- Berserk Button:
- She takes all kinds of abuse from Syaoran early on. Him abusing her friends is another matter.
- NEVER call her a monster.
- 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.
- Family Eye Resemblance: She has the same Green Eyes as her mother.
- 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.
- Genki Girl: She's always very cheerful and upbeat, although this lessens as she matures over the course of the series.
- 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.
- 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".
Kerberos/KeroWise 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.
- Berserk Button: He really doesn't like it when people are off eating delicious food without him.
- Big Eater: He really likes to eat, especially sweets.
- Butt Monkey: Has moments of this, usually regarding Sakura's blundering treatment of him.
- Cat Smile: 90% of the time.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His little form. His big form, while originally more stoic, was ultimately Flanderized as such as well.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: "Kerberos" - originally the name of a mythical multi-headed hound - doesn't seem so suiting for such an adorable mascot until one looks at his true form.
- Declaration of Protection: To Sakura.
- Fairy Companion: Mostly for the first arc.
- Kansai Regional Accent: The Book was stored in an Osakan library for thirty years, so Kero picked up the accent. The English dub changes it to a New York accent.
- Hot-Blooded: Especially when he's demanding food, eating food, freaking out over the latest mishap, or protecting Sakura.
- Mentor Mascot: To Sakura. He even provides the Page image.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Fall under this at times.
- Panthera Awesome: In his TRUE form.
- Personality Powers: Associated with fire and the sun, and is cheerful, hot-blooded, and energetic to match.
- Playing with Fire: Fire is one of the elements under his control. He is able to shoot balls of fire from his mouth in his true form.
- The Power of the Sun: Despite still having to draw power from Sakura, as a sun guardian Kero is able to sustain himself through food and other sources of energy.
- Precision F-Strike: After Sakura uses him as a ventriloquist dummy early on in the manga: "What the hell was that all about!?"
- Really 700 Years Old
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Suppi and Yue's blue.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Sleep Mode Size: He is supposed to look like a lion, but since his power is sealed for most of the series he usually resembles a small, golden teddy bear with wings.
- Small Annoying Creature: Often acts as this in universe.
- Small Name, Big Ego: On occasion, especially about his "really cool" real form.
- Solar and Lunar: His Power Of The Sun is in direct contrast to Yue, who has to wholly rely on Sakura - according to him, it's because the sun can shine on its own, while the moon can only shine with borrowed light (which is, of course, Truth in Television).
- Spell My Name with an "S": His real name is often translated as Cerberus, but in Japanese it's written as Kerberos, which is the original Greek pronunciation.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: In his true form he has them, justified as he's a great big cat and a magical being to boot.
- Take My Word For It: His "super cool" real form. Turns out he wasn't lying.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cake~
- The Unfavorite: Considers himself this to both Clow Reed and Sakura compared to Yue.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sakura.
- The Worf Effect: Big Kero always gets taken down sooner than Yue and Sakura. Due to the ineffectiveness of his powers, often his sole physical usage in battle is rescuing or shielding Sakura from attacks.
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
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.
- Big Fancy House: Seeing it boggles Sakura.
- Camera Fiend: Almost always seen toting a camera around to film, er, footage of Sakura.
- The Confidant: To Sakura and later on to Syaoran.
- Costume Porn: She's the reason for most of it. Making new costumes for Sakura is one of her hobbies.
- Disappeared Dad: Tomoyo's father is never mentioned.
- Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Madison Taylor.
- The Face: Tomoyo interacts with everyone and contrasts them with her Muggleness. She's also emotional support for Sakura, and Syaoran too after he calms down.
- Fangirl: Towards Sakura.
- The Fashionista: She has designed Sakura some darn creative outfits.
- Generation Xerox: She has an unrequited love for Sakura, just like her mother Sonomi did for Sakura's mother Nadeshiko. However, Tomoyo deals with it better.
- Genre Savvy: Of Magical Girl series. Sakura didn't use Invocation until Tomoyo told her to.
- Hair Decorations: In the anime she mainly wears a hairband, but in the manga she wears a lot of different ones.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Sakura.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Fashionable: She loves to dress Sakura appropriately for missions and more than happy to make costumes for her.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: So long as Sakura is happy, Tomoyo is happy.
- Kissing Cousins: Sakura and Tomoyo are second cousins.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Towards Sakura.
- The Load: Subverted. She usually falls victim to the cards' spells due to her lack of magic (which, unlike Meiling, isn't balanced by mundane strengths), so usually acts as little more than a cheerleader. As Eriol points out later however, this is important to Sakura.
- 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
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 Fašade, 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.
- Bi the Way: His first love was the beautiful Kaho Mizuki. His Second Love was the handsome Yukito Tsukishiro. He and Yukito become the official Yaoi Guys.
- Brought Down to Normal: He sacrifices his powers to save Yukito/Yue.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Fašade: 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.
- 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.
- The Promise: Promised Nadeshiko on her deathbed that he'd always protect Sakura.
- 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.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Yukito's Sensitive Guy
- Sleepyhead: After he gives up his powers to Yue.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: He usually acts very cold and aloof, but is actually a very caring person.
- 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.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: 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.
- Yaoi Guys: With Yukito.
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.
- Fourth Date Marriage: Fujitaka and Nadeshiko got married very early on.
- Good Parents <- -> 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, nŔe Amamiya
Sakura's deceased mother who was a famous model, Nadeshiko was Sonomi's best friend and cousin
whom Sonomi was very
- 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. The anime provides an hilarious 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.
- 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!
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.
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.
- 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 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, with Tomoyo making plans and giving emotional support while Meiling 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.
- 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. Her Latin-american voice actress usually voices Hot-Blooded boys, and it shows through her super energetic portrayal.
- 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 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. 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.
- 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.
I didn't know everything. There were a couple things that happened that weren't expected by myself or Clow Reed.
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.
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.
- Reality Warper: For a short while, when the Create card falls into her hands.
- Those Three Girls: With Chiharu and Rika.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
- Action Girl: Fight.
- Affably Evil: Most of the cards when they are released have mischievous and destructive tendencies, but all turn good by the end of the series.
- Badass: Most of the cards.
- Belly Dancer: The Sand
- Black Cloak: The Shadow, in a non-villainous example, is nothing but a billowing, Grim Reaper-ish plack cloak in it's true form.
- Blow You Away: Windy and Storm.
- Brought Down to Normal: Kero explains to Sakura why she must transform the cards into Sakura Cards - without a magical energy source, the cards will lose their magic and thus become normal lifeless cards. This is altered in the English dub, Kero claiming if the cards lose their energy source, they will likely go power mad and level whole cities to look for new magic.
- Canon Foreigner: Most of the cards in the anime.
- Casting a Shadow, Shadow Pin: The Shadow.
- Character Development: Mirror, Dash and Nothing got whole episodes (Mirror and Dash) and/or a movie (Nothing) to themselves.
- Cool Sword: The Sword Card is a gorgeous rapier when unsealed.
- Creepy Twins: The Twin Card, obviously. Though they're more mischievous and thoughtless than actually evil.
- Cue the Sun: The Light has this power.
- Cute Bruiser: Fight and Power.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Literally with Dark but other cards as well notably Shadow and Nothing.
- Deflector Shields: Shield has a version of these. Mirror as well.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Earthy and Sand.
- The Dividual: Light and Dark.
- Four Element Ensemble: Windy, Watery, Firey and Earthy.
- Flat Character: Many of the cards lack real personalities, but some cards like Through, Wave, Libra and Bubbles do not even get focus episodes.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Change can make two people swap bodies, as it does to Syaoran and Kero. Hilarity Ensues.
- Freeze Ray: The Freeze Card pulls this off.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Shot.
- Garden Garment: Wood wears a dress made of leaves.
- Genki Girl: Flower. Her episode has her unsealing her powers and bathing Sakura's school in blossoms because she wanted to join the School Festival. When Sakura faces her, Flower even takes her hands and happily tries to dance with her! She also offers no resistence when re-sealed, likely because she had the fun of her Card life and think it's okay to "go home" after she's done with it.
- Gentle Giant: Big is shown as a very tall young woman who is also very kind and gentle, aside of enlarging objects and living beings. When she's sealed away, she complies without any protests.
- Giant Flyer: Fly in its unsealed form.
- Green Thumb: Flower and Wood.
- Half-Identical Twins: Rain and Cloud.
- An Ice Person: Freeze and Snow.
- Innocent Flower Girl: Flower.
- Instant Expert: The Sword automatically makes its wielder one of these. It's also quite likely The Fight also makes its user an expert martial artist.
- Interspecies Romance: Sorta, since Mirror seems to have developed a onesided crush on Touya since he treated her very kindly despite how she got him injured and kept being nice to her afterwards. He even got her a Christmas gift! Squeeee!.
- Jump Physics: Jump.
- Killer Rabbit: The Jump when it fuses with tons of toys to become a giant. However this leads to a Hoist by His Own Petard.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Fight and Power.
- Light 'em Up: Light.
- Light Is Good: Guess who.
- Little Miss Badass: Power has the looks of a pre-teen girl who packs a massive punch.
- Living MacGuffin: Fifty-three (or fifty-five) to pick from.
- Living Shadow: Shadow.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Many of the cards take on the form of cute warrior girls.
- Making a Splash: Watery, Wave, Bubbles and Rain. The Storm also possesses this ability, though never shows it.
- Master of Disguise: Mirror.
- Master of Illusion: Illusion. Works wonders when fused with the Maze Card's powers.
- The Maze: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Mirror Match: The Mirror is used repeatedly by Sakura to take her place when she has conflicting things to do.
- The Napoleon: The Little.
- Nature Spirit: Pretty much all the cards, but Wood seems to fit the trope mostly.
- No Name Given: The Nameless until it fuses with the Nothing to create the Hope Card.
- Our Were Beasts Are Different: The Snow card is a Yuki-Onna
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The Power Card. Never underestimate this cutesy-looking, pink-clad little girl!
- Playing with Fire: Firey.
- Power Glows: Glow, which does nothing else.
- Reality Warper: Create. On a lesser scale, Maze.
- Rebellious Spirit: More literal versions.
- Ret Gone: Erase.
- Rewriting Reality: Create.
- The Sacred Darkness: Dark.
- Sealed Good in a Can / Sealed Evil in a Can: The Clow Cards were sealed due to their destructive powers, but their release allowed them to be tamed by Sakura. The Nothing suffers the latter more than the former.
- Selective Gravity: Float and Windy.
- Shock and Awe: Thunder.
- Size Shifter: Big and Small.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Firey," not "Fiery."
- Spell My Name with a "The": Somewhat averted. All of the cards have "The" in front of them, they're never addressed this way, even when naming what card they are.
- Statuesque Stunner: Big's unsealed form is that of a beautiful, tall and quiet woman in a fairy outfit.
- Stripperific: Some of the cards, though they tend to be milder examples.
- Super Speed: Dash, and to an extent Fly and Windy.
- Super Strength: Power.
- Sweet Tooth: Sweet.note
- Time Travel / Time Stands Still: Time and Return share these powers.
- Vision Quest: Dream creates these.
- Weather Control Machine: Windy, Snow, Storm, Rain and Cloud can all do this.
- Winged Humanoid: After becoming a Sakura card, Fly gives Sakura this ability.
- Woman in Black: Dark.
- Woman in White: Snow, Mirror and Light
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Light and Dark.
- The Nothing, which was made to counter the magic of the other cards.
The Nothing Card
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.
- 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 as payback for what happened to her. 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
- 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.
- 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.
Seasons change just like the passing of Time. We all have our destinies and then we must move on. Thatĺs the way it has always beenů
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
- 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 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, until she crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
- Trickster Mentor
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Borders on this in the anime, where she's always very sweet and gentle but more aloof and shady.
- Back for the Finale
- 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.
- Flanderization: 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 (Mahoudoushi / Su Yung)
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
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); 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 that unlike Sonomi, he did not attend.
The Li Family
Syaoran's strict, stern mother and head of the Li family. She is an incredibly powerful sorceress.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She's had five kids and she still looks almost as young as her daughters! (Then again, the girls are implied to be quadruplets.)
- Almighty Mom: Yesh. Syaoran is really scared of her, and her very energetic teen daughters all settle down when she's around.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Has Raven Hair, Ivory Skin, and is the cold, perfectionist matriarch of the Li clan admired by her own daughters.
- Badass: Has very powerful magic
- The Beautiful Elite: To the point where she stands out as such in a universe populated by them!
- Big Fancy House: The Li main house is a classical Chinese family home. Specially impressive considering that the Lis are from the infamously crammed Hong Kong.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: To Sakura.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Education Mama: Why Syaoran is nervous about showing her his grades, even though they are very good grades.
- Hair Decorations
- Hot Witch
- The Mourning After: She never got involved with any other guys after the death of her husband. Possibly justified since she is a powerful psychic; she can probably see his ghost.
- Mukokuseki: Averted here. Her kids clearly take after their father and play this trope straight, while Yelan is more obviously Asian in appearance.
- Older Than She Looks: Is most likely in her mid to late 30's or even early 40's, but looks like she's in her mid to late 20's.
- Parents as People: She loves Syaoran, but puts a lot of pressure on him. In the manga lets him live alone, though at least it's in a safe town like Tomoeda).
- Rapunzel Hair: Even done up in a high ponytail, her hair reaches her hips.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She's dark-haired and pale-skinned. On top of that, when she first saw her, Sakura's first thought was on how beautiful she was.
- Rich Bitch: She isn't overtly mean, but is rather cold.
- The Stoic
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Despite her coldness, she warms up to Sakura, even giving her a maternal peck on the cheek.
- Widow Witch
- Woman in White
Li Xiehua, Li Huenli, Li Fuurie and Li Feimei
Syaoran's eccentric four sisters. They are easily attracted to cute people.
Syaoran and Meiling's Parental Substitute
whilst they live in Tomoeda. He seems to have a degree of magical powers, and is The Jeeves
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese)
A young tomboy
who meets Sakura and Tomoyo during their attempt to capture the Silent.
Voiced by: Taeko Kawata
(Japanese), Gabriela Willert (Latin-American Spanish)
- 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.
The local Passionate Sports Girl
, a very talented runner who is also Sakura and her friends's sempai.
Voiced by: Yuka Imai
(Japanese), Circe Luna (Latin-American Spanish)
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
(Japanese), Gabriela Ugarte (Latin American Spanish)
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.