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Tear Jerker: Cardcaptor Sakura
Iím not really sure why it is Ė I feel like tears are going to fall. But if I cry or make a sad face, Iím sure the tropers would be troubled.
"Sakura and the Calendar of Memory", wherein Nadeshiko's grandfather Masaki reconciles with Fujitaka, after Sakura learns of their relationship and gets him a birthday present.
Also, "Sakura and Her Memories of Her Mother." Especially when Sakura cries happy tears after seeing that the cause of the troubles was not her mother's spirit.
And the Final Judgement, before Kaho's Bell of the Moon eliminates Sakura's loss to Yue, and she and everyone she knows forgets whomever they loved the most.
Adding to that, Sakura is in the spot where Yukito's house is and crying, and she starts to hear the voices of her friends call out her name for a few seconds. Then the Song Card fades in and starts singing Tomoyo's song. Soon, silhouettes of Tomoyo, Li, her classmates, Kero, Toya, and Yukito appear behind her, and sing along. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
Don't forget Sakura crying in Syaoran's arms after she pulls her own I Want My Beloved to Be Happy on Yukito and encourages him to hook up with his beloved Touya. She's almost completely happy and cheery when speaking to Yukito himself, but once she's with Syaoran in the park, she explains what she just did, and then she starts crying and saying that even if she did the right thing, and she doesn't regret it, it still hurts...
And Syaoran in the same scene in the manga. The look on his face when Sakura said that she told Yukito she loved him. He knew she liked Yukito, but that really had to hurt! And then in the next chapter, he decides that he won't tell Sakura how he feels, because he doesn't want to upset her. Dang!
Another mix of Tear Jerker and I Want My Beloved to Be Happy in the series is Meiling's return to Japan, where she breaks off her engagement to Syaoran and tells him to go for Sakura, but then she bawls her heart out on Tomoyo's lap because she loves both Sakura and Syaoran too much to hate them for her heartbreak.
Given Meilin'sScrappy status at the start (although she later graduated to Jerk with a Heart of Gold), it was quite a shock when hearing her heartbroken sobs sent this horrible shiver up this troper's spine. Couldn't help but cry in concert with poor Meilin after that.
And props to the voice acting, because many times when this is done, the crying comes off as hysterical and gut-wrenching, sure, but with Meilin it was the kind of ugly sobbing that sounds like it's torn out of her very being.
Sakura witnessing Clow's death is a double Tear Jerker: not only do you get Clow saying goodbye to his creations, you get to see Sakura's face when she hears Kero and Yue claim no one will ever be as good as him.Ouch.
Manga version step up on Yue's part, where he cries out that he'd rather sleep in the book forever, and he doesn't want to wake up anymore.
The following episode, where Yukito (now aware of Yue's existence and his status) angsts because his whole life as a human is a lie, but Touya reassures him that their common memories are true, and this happens right before Sakura's aforementioned I Want My Beloved to Be Happy moment towards Yukito and Touya, followed by her breakdown in Syaoran's arms brought even more tears.
Sweet lord... The end of the episode with The Mirror had me bawling. That particular card starts as a trickster with shades of Jerk Ass, but when Touya shows her genuine affectionand she's so guilty after her Heel-Face Turn that she drops Sakura hints about her identity so she can seal her as atonement, she becomes The Woobie. Poor, poor Mirror card. * sob*
For a one-episode character, Youko was a massive woobie. Almost any girl who likes her classmate in secret and is too shy to tell him/her can identify with her struggles, specially when Touya politely turns her down... and like Sakura would do later, she takes it as well as possible, but still can't help crying.
From the first movie, Madoushi's finally accepting the fact that Clow Reed is dead...and realizing that no, she will never get to confess her love to him. Her dialogue makes it worse.
Madoushi: ''Is Clow Reed really dead?
Madoushi:...But...I waited...*sadly begins to dissolve into water*
The scene where Touya willingly sacrifices his powers and transfers them to Yue, both to have Yue protecting Sakura and to keep his beloved Yukito by his side. Made even "better" when Yue warns him that he won't see Nadeshiko's spirit again, and Touya says it's okay because being able to see her but not tell anyone else that she's there caused him pain. The kicker? When the power transfer is done and Touya passes out in the fully recovered Yue's arms, he hears some noise and uses a gust of wind to open the door. It's Sakura, who has heard everything, and is sobbingher heart out because she blames herself for not being powerful enough to sustain Yue. And then she tearfully vows to protect Touya forever, like he has done to her Waaaaah!
The second movie has the Nothing Card systematically erasing everyone Sakura cares about from existence.
Any scene where Sakura cries is just heartbreaking to the point where you just want to hug her every time something heartbreaking happens.