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    Sakura Kinomoto 

Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Carly McKillip (EN - Nelvana dub), Andrea Kwan (EN - Animax dub), Kari Wahlgren (EN - 2nd movie), Monica Rial (EN - Clear Card), Cristina Hernández (LA), Isabel Gaudí (SP - series), Isabel Valls (SP - movies)
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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.

  • Accidentally Broke the MacGuffin: The entire series is kicked off when she accidentally sets the Clow Cards loose on Tomoeda.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: It's revealed in Chapter 23 of Clear Card that she's been creating the Clear Cards without even realizing it, due to her continually growing power.
  • Action Fashionista: Enforced on her by others. Her best friend Tomoyo is explicitly stated to make Sakura a new costume for every single clow card incident (of which there are fifty-two clow cards, though a few were caught in the same chapter/episode). She herself doesn't particularly care for the outfits, except for the times when she had to fight in her school uniform, but she does it to keep Tomoyo and her mentor animal Kero-chan happy.
  • Action Girl: Less so than Mei Ling, but she's still fighting magical creatures. It's understandable since she hasn't been specifically trained in martial arts.
  • Alleged Lookalikes: Sakura is said to resemble Nadeshiko a lot in looks and personality, so much that Masaki and Sonomi are initially drawn to her because of it and often comment on her growing resemblance almost every time they meet. However, in terms of design she doesn't look much like Nadeshiko aside from inheriting her green eyes.
  • All-Loving Heroine: She simply loves everyone and it's stated several times that they love her back. She also has quite a streak for granting second chances (even to the Nothing Card that had just erased everyone she knew and loved from existence), defrosting several ice kings and wanting the best for her loved ones even if at her own expense.
  • Always Someone Better: To Syaoran and Meiling, at least in their initial goals (capturing cards and Syaoran's heart, respectively). Otherwise she still comes to rely on them.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While Sakura's major love interests have male gender identities, she takes a great liking to Mizuki and constantly comments on how pretty she is and how fuzzy she feels around her (though she later finds out it's because she's attracted to Mizuki's magic). She admits that the way she feels towards her is similar to how she feels when around her confirmed crush Yukito, but it's otherwise never made clear that she's romantically interested in her. She also blushes towards some girls such as Tomoyo, Sonomi and Akiho. Also, Word of God says that Sakura would still be interested romantically in Syaoran even if he was a girl, and that she does not see gender as barrier for her romantic attraction.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute little girl who is a highly powerful magic user that may one day grow to surpass Clow Reed himself.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her Silent Bat Burglar costume and her pink coat outfit.
  • Battle Couple: She forms one with Syaoran in the sequel. They have already admitted their feelings for each other and when a Clear Card appears and Syaoran is nearby, he teams up with Sakura so she can capture it.
  • Belated Love Epiphany: While Sakura becomes more aware of Syaoran romantically only after he confesses he has a crush on her, it's hearing the news that Syaoran must go back to Hong Kong and she might not see him again that forces Sakura to realize that she likes Syaoran in the same way he likes her. In the manga, she manages to confess her feelings for him before he leaves Japan, but in the anime series, she confesses in The Movie when Syaoran comes back to Japan to visit.
  • Berserk Button: She does not take kindly to Touya calling her a monster, with her general response being to grind his foot into the floor.
  • Betty and Veronica: She's the Betty to Meiling's Veronica towards Syaoran's Archie, but it's not a pure example. Meiling is his childhood friend with the haughty and high-maintenance personality while Sakura is a rival mage from another country with the modest and friendly personality.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rather mild case, but you still don't want her mad at you. 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.
  • Book Dumb: Has incredible wisdom and resourcefulness, but a bit of a ditz in terms of normal intelligence. She describes herself as a slow reader, and 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 school during the series.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Downplayed; while she has very short hair and is athletic (with P.E. being one of her favorite subjects), she's otherwise very girly. She also styles her hair in very feminine ways despite how short it is, wearing numerous hair decorations and often sporting short pigtails.
  • Break the Cutie: A couple of times. Both out and in-universe, the sight of Sakura in tears is considered an incredibly heartbreaking (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). Sakura, however, is able to bounce back with some help from her friends.
  • 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.
  • 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 its own universe's Syaoran and not minding because the Cards are still with her.
  • 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 has the ears and tail.
  • Catchphrase: "Everything will be alright".
  • Character Exaggeration: Her obliviousness in the anime. In the manga, while she remains Oblivious to Love until Syaoran outright confesses, she otherwise is as oblivious as any normal child would be. 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 he’s 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.
  • Chastity Couple: Sakura and Syaoran are technically a couple in the Clear Card sequel because they already confessed their feelings for each other at the end of the first series, but the most they ever do is Holding Hands or hugging and they're still too embarrassed to call each other their boyfriend/girlfriend.
  • Cheerful Child: She's a very upbeat and cheerful person.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: She's named Sakura, pink is one of her favorite colors (and she wears it often), she has a Cherry Blossoms motif, her birthday is April 1st, and she's strongly associated with youth, hope and love.
  • The Chosen One: She was chosen by Keroberos to take possession of the Clow cards.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: By the final arc, Sakura seems noticeably spacier and more excitable. Meiling even lampshades this when she meets her again.
  • Conveniently Seated: Sakura is in the ever-popular window seat, with Tomoyo next to her, Syaoran 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.
  • Cry Cute: Any scene where she cries is just heartbreaking to the point where you just want to hug her every time something bad happens.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's tiny, cute and adorable, and if she uses cards like The Power she can become a force to be reckoned with.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Downplayed; she can be very clumsy in certain situations, such as thudding herself with her baton when she isn't paying attention, but she's also shown to be very athletic and is skilled on her roller blades.
  • Cute Witch: Due to her having the Cards and being a young, though powerful, mage. It helps that she rides her Sealing Staff like a Flying Broomstick whenever she uses the Fly card.
  • 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. That's why she has a pair of guardians, and Syaoran, looking out for her.
  • The Ditz: Has some shades of this, being clueless and somewhat ditzy. Escalates into Genius Ditz territory later.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She's a minor example to Yukito; minor in that he is clearly fond of her, but platonically, and Sakura is majorly infatuated and constantly tries to get his attention.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Downplayed in Nelvana's English dub; since Sakura has her given name clearly written in English letters on a lot of her belongings 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.
    • In the Korean dub, she is renamed to Yu Cherry.
    • Renamed to Nicky in the Greek dub. Despite this, they didn't alter any of Sakura's belongings with her name on it. Fun fact: Nelvana almost renamed Sakura to Nikki, which they then used for Naoko.
  • Dub Personality Change: The "Cardcaptors" English dub made her more tomboyish and plucky, and snarkier to boot. Her innocence and vulnerability were also greatly toned down to make her more precocious and mature.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Tomoyo is in love with her.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: Sakura is kindness incarnate, loving everyone and having a streak for giving second chances, but is hostile and cynical toward Touya for being a Big Brother Bully, regularly grinding his foot into the floor for insulting her and fantasizing about getting back at him for it. That all changes when she finds out he knew all along about her activities as the Cardcaptor and had sacrificed his own powers to keep Yue alive; she's reduced to Tears of Remorse over how badly she misjudged her brother.
  • 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 against rivals and more abrasive allies. The only character she isn't a doormat around is Touya, since she's always quick to defend herself from his Big Brother Bullying.
  • Face Fault: Is rather prone to these, especially whenever Tomoyo starts gushing about her.
  • 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: Battling Clow Cards together helped her befriend 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; the card makes the wings on the staff grow to a huge size and gives it the ability to fly, and she rides it like a witch would ride a broomstick.
  • 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. Justified with her age.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In more than one episode, her primary motivation for catching the Clow Card of the week is because said Clow Card is tormenting animals with its powers, such as the Watery nearly drowning penguins or the Power harassing elephants at the zoo.
  • 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. In Clear Card, she doesn't have them anymore, likely to look more grown up.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: While she can easily handle the Clow Cards, Sakura is terrified of ghosts, in part due to Touya telling her stories about the various ghosts he saw (some of which were missing limbs or stuff like that). Whenever Naoko tells ghost stories around her, she's usually on the verge of fainting from terror.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's quite feminine — she loves pink, cute things, and manages her household, but she's also quite athletic. Also she kicks a lot of ass with the Clow Cards.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Despite being very feminine for the most part, she still has short hair and is very athletic, with P.E. being one of her favorite classes.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Played straight in the first arc where she has to catch all the Clow Cards. 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: She has some cute little "antennae" made of two strands of hair standing atop her head.
  • Hair Intakes: Her hairdo has two "cat ears".
  • The Heroine: The Nice Girl protecting Tomoeda from Clow Card mischief and helping others when she can (which is often). In the Japanese version she has this trope exclusively. She and Syaoran are presented as co-heroes for the Cardcaptors dub, but for the large part she is still obviously the only one.
  • Iconic Outfit: Unlike most Magical Girls, she doesn't stick with one outfit when doing magic (since this is a series where everyone has an Unlimited Wardrobe), but the outfit she wears in the anime's first opening and the cover of the manga's first volume (the pink dress and hat with wings on the back) is the one most associated with her.
  • 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 quick 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.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Whenever Touya teases her about being a "monster", she stomps, growls and shakes her fist.
  • I Will Wait for You: In the ending of the manga that was later adapted into an OVA, Sakura promises Syaoran that she'll wait for him to come back for her after he solves what he must do in Hong Kong. They maintain a Long-Distance Relationship until they reunite when Sakura starts middle school.
  • Jerkass Realization: For most of the series, Sakura is firmly convinced that Touya is nothing but a Big Brother Bully and has little more than scorn for him. When she discovers that Touya has known about her magic and the Clow Cards all along and has been watching over her, and had even sacrifices his sixth sense to save Yue's life, she's left in tearful remorse over how badly she misjudged him.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Downplayed. She is more immensely naive and spacier 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 are designed with leotards; easy to move in.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Part of the reason why Sakura liked Yukito is because of his strong resemblance to her father Fujitaka.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: For a good chunk of the Sakura Card arc, Cerberus and Yue keep her in the dark about the fact that Yue's power and existence is tied to that of his master, and Sakura isn't strong enough to sustain him. Their reasoning is that it would cause her unnecessary worry, and there's nothing she can do about it anyway.
  • 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: Syaoran confesses his love for her near the end of the first series. After the initial surprise, Sakura slowly realizes she loves him in the same way and they become a couple.
  • Love You and Everybody: After Tomoyo tells her she really likes her, Sakura says she likes her too, not realizing Tomoyo didn't mean it in a platonic sense. 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: 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 the cards, she must turn the cards into her own cards, by applicating it in various tasks, often involving some kind of combat.
  • Magic Staff: She wields one which goes through several transformations throughout the series; her first one is the Sealing Staff, a pink wand with a bird's beak and wings at the top. It later changes into the Star Staff, which is topped with a star enclosed in a ring with smaller wings. In the Clear Card Arc, it becomes the Dream Staff, which has a star enclosed in a spiked golden ring with wings at the base, and a pink handle that's quite a bit longer than before.
  • Mascot's Name Goes Unchanged: In the Cardcaptors dub, almost every human's name is changed except for main character Sakura's. She was going to be called "Nikki," but the dubbers relented because of backlash. Another reason why Sakura wasn't renamed is that she signs all of the Clow Cards she captures with her name in clear English letters, so changing her name would mean a lot more digital paint and a lot more cost.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Usually, though Flanderization leans her a bit more as a 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.
  • Official Couple: Officially becomes a couple with Syaoran. The original manga and anime end with them confessing their feelings for each other, and they are boyfriend and girlfriend in the sequel.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: A rare lighthearted example. When she refrains from grinding Touya'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.
  • Pair the Suitors: Sakura and Syaoran started as love rivals over Yukito. Later on, Syaoran falls in love with Sakura who is oblivious. Getting turned down by Yukito and Syaoran confessing his love leads to Sakura becoming a couple with Syaoran.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: When capturing the Fly Clow Card. Considering it was getting late...
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté. She manages to capture Clow Cards using her brain and ingenuity, but remains oblivious about people's affections for her.
  • Pink Heroine: Her favorite color is pink. Her wands are pink. Her most iconic costume is also the pink dress and cap from the first opening of the anime. And when the Clow Cards are converted into Sakura Cards, they become pink. The predominance of pink in her design is likely due to her name meaning "cherry blossom" in Japanese.
  • 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 Catchphrase.
  • 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 he 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. By the time the events of Clear Card takes place, Sakura's magic has become so chaotic that she starts creating the Clear Cards unconsciously out of her own wishes.
  • Power of the Sun: It's implied that Sakura's powers are innately tied to the sun, which is why she was able to first attract Kero's attention, and that she will eventually become a source of power to continue Yue's existence. This falls in line with her eventual upgrade to Star Power.
  • Precision F-Strike: In one translation of the manga, in Chapter 2, she abuses the phrase "What the hell?" to hell and back while impersonating a ventriloquist and using Kero-chan as her dummy. Kero-chan is not amused.
    Kero: What the hell was THAT all about!?
  • Precocious Crush: Initially harbours a crush on Yukito, who's a teenager and seven years older than she. 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. The fact he resembles her father at times also contributes to this. Though she still holds a crush on him even after finding this out (with Kero confirming that the reaction to his magic does not downplay her genuine feelings for him), she later gives up on it and accepts that Yukito will only love her platonically.
  • Puppy Love: With Syaoran; love confessions in elementary school.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cheerful and naive Red Oni to Syaoran's grumpier and more serious Blue Oni.
  • 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.
  • Rollerblade Good: Sakura skates to school every day and uses them in battle on occasion, with one particularly impressive example when fighting The Fly.
  • 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 acquaintance allowed to do so).
    Sakura: *giggles* Right, Syaoran-kun?
  • Security Cling: Even the mere mention of ghosts is enough to have her holding onto Tomoyo for protection.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Her treatment of Touya is the nearest Sakura has gotten to bearing a grudge.
  • Signature Headgear: She wears a great variety of decorations in her hair, but in the anime the ones she wears most often are her red hair bobbles, which are most often associated with her.
  • Signature Move: Windy is the first card she gets and is the one she uses the most often. Jump and Fly see a lot of use as well.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: It is often this trait that leads others to realise they've underestimated her by assuming that "simple minded" meant "dumb".
  • 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 cards’ 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. The Nelvana dub even renamed the Sakura Cards to "Star Cards", reinforcing this further.
  • Stock Shoujo Heroine: Clumsy, Book Dumb, and oblivious, but very plucky, kindhearted, and possesses immense magical power. 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). While she starts out with a Precocious Crush on her brother's friend Yukito, who's seven years older than her, she eventually gets over it and falls in love with Syaoran, who's the same age as her.
  • 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.
  • Superior Successor: Sakura was chosen to be Clow's inheritor and goes on to become more powerful than he was while also lacking the Power Incontinence that plagued him. (Though the Clear Card arc implies that she got hit with a case that simply wasn't as severe as Clow's given that the Clear Cards were created by her magic powers growing and responding to her unconscious wishes.)
  • A Taste of Defeat: In the anime adaptation, Syaoran could collect cards over Sakura if he played a larger part in neutralising them. He collected roughly a dozen cards prior to losing them all in the Final Judgement. Granted by the first handful of "losses", Sakura liked Syaoran enough not to care anyway.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: To give thanks for comforting her after being turned down by Yukito, she spends a week making Syaoran a scarf. Similarly, in the manga, Sakura returns the favor by spending a week making him a yukata.
  • Through His Stomach: In the sequel, one of the most open romantic gestures Sakura does for her boyfriend Syaoran is cooking for him.
  • 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. Also, notice that at the start she was reluctant to capture cards and fearful when she did but gradually became more confident until she tries to fight Cloud despite also fighting off a cold.
  • 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. She's still much girlier than the loud martial artist Meiling, though.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: With Tomoyo and Syaoran. To a lesser extent, Meiling, because she is around less often, but only in the anime.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the cards, her family, her friends, and anyone within Sakura's radius; she will take all measures to keep them happy and safe.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Justified with her battle costumes, since the very wealthy and devoted fashionista Tomoyo makes all them for her. Along with her regular wardrobe also being incredibly varied, she's worn many more different outfits than the typical Magical Girl.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: During the capture of the Fight, she enhances herself with the Power. While Sakura has no martial arts training, the Power enhances her strength enough that the one hit she lands on the Fight knocks it out cold.
  • Verbal Tic: Her characteristic interjection is "hoe" (which sounds roughly as "uwee" in English).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She has quite the combative relationship with Kero but it’s just harmless bickering. Underneath it is a solid mentor-student-style friendship.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the Nelvana dub. Many were not expecting such a low-pitched voice from a 10-year-old anime girl. Ironically, her voice actress was only one year older than her.
  • 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 Syaoran'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 the Cardcaptor. Sakura is also respectful towards Syaoran's abilities, though spends more time being his friend than opponent.



Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Matt Hill (EN - Nelvana dub), Sarah Hauser (EN - Animax dub), Wendee Lee (EN - 2nd movie), Mikaela Krantz (EN - Clear Card), Yamil Atala (LA), Igor Cruz (LA - 2nd movie), Jaime Roca (SP - series), Victoria Ramos (SP - movies)
True form voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Richard Newman (EN - Nelvana dub), Dave Wittenberg (EN - 2nd movie), Christopher Sabat (EN - Clear Card), Yamil Atala (LA), Sergio Bonilla (LA - 2nd movie), Regino Ramos (SP)

Wise yet somewhat eccentric guardian of the Clow Cards. Sakura set the clock cards loose while he was sleeping on the job, so he drafts Sakura as a Cardcaptor against her will. Secretly residing in her house, the somewhat gluttonous and obnoxious Kero also acts as a bickering close friend and mentor for Sakura.

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His little form is a highly expressive sweet tooth fan. His big form, while originally more stoic, was ultimately Flanderized as such as well.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He dishes out quite the snide remarks. Particularly at the expense of Syaoran and Meiling. This is especially the case in the Nelvana dub.
  • 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.
  • Dub Name Change: Renamed to Juki in the Greek dub.
  • Eating Optional: As his power and energy comes from the sun, Kero doesn't actually need to eat. Regardless, he has quite a Sweet Tooth.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Sakura finds it troubling that her Clow Card-catching mentor is so often distracted by sweets.
  • Fairy Companion: Mostly for the first arc where he flies over her shoulder and gives advice on the Clow Card missions.
  • Flanderization: Reconstructed. Big Kero was usually depicted as more serious and stoic than his little form in his first appearances. Later on it's far more apparent they're the same character.
  • Hey, You!: Refers to Syaoran and Meiling solely as "punk" (or "kid" and "brat" respectively depending on the translation). He uses this even in friendlier exchanges later on, leaning it somewhat as an Affectionate Nickname.
  • Hot-Blooded: When he's demanding food, eating food, freaking out over the latest mishap, or protecting Sakura, he is quite passionate about it.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: The Book of Clow was stored in an Osakan library for thirty years, so Kero picked up the accent.
  • Keet: He is very outgoing, friendly, cheerful, talkative, and energetic.
  • Lethal Chef: At one point when he is currently in Syaoran's body, he tried to cook a dinner soup for Mei Ling. Unfortunately, the soup ended up tasting horrible. Perhaps his obsession with sweets meant that he couldn't make a proper meal.
  • Mascots Love Sugar: Kero constantly eats sweets despite the fact that he not only doesn't need to eat but is also just barely larger than the utensils. This has caused problems on several occasions, including briefly living in another house after getting drunk off chocolates that contain brandy, giving random answers on Sakura's math homework sheets to get it out of the way so she'll buy him pastries and, of course, being fed by Sakura for over a year for his own amusement.
  • Mentor Mascot: He's essentially the mascot for the series, being a small winged creature who guides Sakura in the use of her powers. While he doesn't always do a great job at being this trope (especially when he's distracted by his love of sweets and video games), he can offer good advice and ultimately comes through for Sakura more often than not.
  • Never My Fault: In the first episode, he enlists Sakura as Cardcaptor, reminding her that she was the one who scattered the Clow Cards, so it's her responsibility to get them back. Sakura retorts that Kero is just as responsible since he was supposed to be guarding them, but fell asleep on the job.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: A lion/teddy bear creature who serves as this to Sakura, on top of being her friend and guide.
  • Panthera Awesome: His true form is a huge maneless lion, with enormous angelic white wings. Kero wasn't lying when he said his true form looked awesome.
  • 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: As old as Yue, his "brother", their father created them a long time ago.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The outgoing, emotional and hot-blooded Red Oni to Yue's cold, introspective, and totally dispassionate Blue Oni.
    • Also the emotional and passionate Red Oni to Spinel's stoic and dispassionate Blue Oni.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: In his Sleep-Mode Size form, he resembles a stuffed animal.
  • Sidekick Creature Nuisance: A more mild example while in his small form. He can be bratty, self-important and gets on the nerves of the other characters quite often. Despite this, he is a big help when it comes to capturing the cards and guiding Sakura into her role as master of them.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Syaoran and to a lesser degree Meiling often trade insults with him. It becomes more playful in later points.
  • 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. He recovers his powers and original form later, but stays in the smaller one for practical reasons unless it's really needed.
  • 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.
  • Stationary Wings: His wings never actually move and he simply floats around while flying. In his true form he'll sometimes flap his wings to take off, but his wings still don't move when he's in the air.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: In his true form he has them, justified as he's a great big cat and a magical being to boot.
  • Sweet Tooth: He loves his sweets. He would never miss dessert for the world.
  • Take Our Word for It: His "super cool" real form is this for the first half of the story, as he'll brag about it when asked but he can't actually show it since he hasn't regained his full power yet. Turns out he wasn't lying.
  • Toy Disguise: He often pretends to be a stuffed animal around most people.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cake; of all sweet things, cake reigns supreme.
  • The Unfavorite: Considers himself this to both Clow Reed and Sakura compared to Yue because they ask him to help with chores and let Yue "get away with murder". They don't look it but they are basically siblings after all.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He has quite the combative relationship with Sakura but it is just harmless bickering. Underneath it is a solid mentor-student-style friendship.
  • The Worf Effect: Big Kero always gets taken down sooner than Yue and Sakura to demonstrate how dangerous the situation is.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Attacked Syaoran in earlier confrontations. Also implied to have gone ballistic on Sakura in one episode. Given his size, both cases are Played for Laughs.

    Syaoran Li 

Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (JP), Rhys Huber (EN - Nelvana dub, first half), Jordan Kilik (EN - Nelvana dub, second half), Candice Moore (EN - Animax dub), Mona Marshall (EN - 2nd movie), Jason Liebrecht (EN - Clear Card), Uraz Huerta (LA), Memo Aponte (LA Clear Card preview), Pepa Agudo (SP - series), Susana Macías (SP - 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.
  • Allergic to Love: He gets extremely awkward and flustered around Yukito and later Sakura. Eventually gets over it.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Syaoran at first appeared to have a crush on Yukito, making him see Sakura as a rival in love as well as for the cards. He slowly falls in love with Sakura and Yukito's alter ego, Yue, reveals to Syaoran that his attraction for Yukito was merely caused by sensing Yue's moon magic in him. The thing is that he never questioned why he was attracted to another boy and just acted naturally such as giving gifts to him and wanting to get close to him, he only started questioning his feelings, like he shouldn’t be feeling this, when he started linking Sakura.
  • Anti-Hero: Syaoran starts off as a cold, aloof prick. However, he grows out of this trope through Character Development. By the end of the story, he has become a Nice Guy.
  • 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'.
  • Ascended Extra: His role is greatly expanded in the anime compared to the manga. 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).
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He actually looked pretty cute when he was forced to wear a princess dress for a School Play.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite his stoic nature, Syaoran is easily flustered, especially around Yukito.
  • Battle Couple: By the sequel, he's Sakura's boyfriend and whenever he can, he helps her capture a Clear Card with the intention of protecting her.
  • Betty and Veronica: He's the Veronica to Yukito's Betty towards Sakura's Archie because he is a rival mage from another country who has an arrogant personality. Sakura reciprocates his feelings and Yukito ends up with Touya in the end.
  • BFS: He uses a fairly large sword (even ignoring the prepubescent Syaoran's small size). He can wield it easily, though, and it is a magical sword.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Meiling and Sakura (early on, anyway). It's 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".
  • 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 until the final battle.
  • The Champion: In the sequel, Syaoran's entire purpose is to protect Sakura and her happiness from her own dangerously powerful magic.
  • Character Development: To perhaps emphasize it best, Sakura first envisioned Syaoran in a nightmare and is even terrified by his glares. Later arcs and episodes, his very presence makes her exceptionally cheerful and warm.
  • Chastity Couple: With Sakura in the sequel. While they have admitted their feelings for each other, they get very flustered around each other and don't ever go beyond hugging in physical intimacy.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: Made one with Meiling where they would marry when they grew up, unless he found someone he liked better.
  • Chinese People: The Li family is a prestigious clan residing in Hong Kong.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: He believes himself worthy of being Master of the Cards due to being a descendent of Clow Reed and seemingly being more competent than Sakura when they start off. He is never officially deemed a Cardcaptor like Sakura, however note , and the cards' guardian, Keroberus, clearly roots for Sakura and sees Syaoran as an interfering brat most of the time. This makes him The Rival for most of the early run (especially in the anime where he manages to capture cards regardless), but by the time of final judgement Syaoran has become Sakura's close friend and accepts her as official master rather nonchalantly.
  • 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, 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: 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.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Cute Bruiser: He's a cute elementary school kid with a long time of training in martial arts.
  • Declaration of Protection: In the sequel, he swears he will protect Sakura from anything that might cause her harm without fail.
  • 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, even renaming the show to Cardcaptors- plural). After Sakura becomes Master of the Cards, the rest of the main arc must be resolved by her with the others providing assistance. As such, most of Syaoran's spotlight at this point consists of short scenes concerning his growing crush on Sakura (he still gets limelight episodes but they revolve entirely around being a love interest).
  • Determinator: When Sakura is endangered at least. He frequently performs feats noted to be impossible for his magical abilty (as in he shouldn't have enough raw power to pull it off) when Sakura's life/safety is on the line. 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.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like mint chocolate. However, he is trying to like it for Sakura's sake.
  • 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.
  • Dub Name Change: Reversed around into Li Showron.
  • Entitled Bastard: His primary problem during the early part of the series. He believes that he is the rightful heir to the Clow Cards by virtue of being Clow Reed's descendent, whereas Sakura is, in his view, an incompetent weakling. His entire rivalry with Sakura is built on entitlement. Fortunately, he grows out of it.
  • 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 her first name to know she's the one he has fallen in love with.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Battling Clow Cards together made him realize that Sakura is worthy of his respect.
  • Forgot About His Powers: In Episode 19, he could have easily used the Time Card to freeze the time so the Move card won't escape from him. Instead he keeps chasing it over and over until it disappears.
  • 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.
  • Gay Romantic Phase: A bit of an odd example, but for a time, he thought he was in love with Yukito. It turned out that it was just that their magic was interacting in odd ways that caused him to feel an attraction. When he realizes this, he falls for Sakura.
  • Graceful Loser: Is rather nonchalant about losing the Final Judgement (and thus all his Clow Cards) to Sakura. The dub makes him bitterer.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: It took Eriol showing up to make him realize he had developed feelings for Sakura. The reason he decided to stay in Japan was because Eriol showed up.
  • 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 "Hey you" or Omae in Japanese which is a rude form of you. 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.
    • In some dubs where this is Lost in Translation, when he absolutely has to use her name, he goes for Last-Name Basis, while in the Cardcaptors English dub this point is lost altogether.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Highly arrogant and aloof early on, though it seems to hide his social awkwardness, particularly around girls and romance. it is particularly prominent in his treatment of Sakura.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Syaoran is rather knowledgeable, deductive and clever. However, he is also extremely naive in certain areas, which shows in his beliefs, failure to recognize his own faults, and believing Takashi's lies.
  • Irony: Syaoran starts off believing that he is to acquire the Clow Cards as his descendant, only to lose out to Sakura as she becomes their master. Then she has to transform the Clow Cards into Sakura Cards to prevent them from losing their magic. In the Clear Card sequel, Syaoran has the Sakura Cards transfered to him while Sakura is trying to master her new Clear Cards. Thus he is currently the user and "temporary" master of the Sakura Cards.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He acts like a jerk, but it really is just an act, and deep down his heart is mostly in the right place. He gradually Took a Level in Kindness. 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.
    *Syaoran turns bright red*
  • 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 an act.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: His Magic Wand is a sword, which he doesn't actually need.
  • The Lancer: He is a foil to our heroine in that he represents what someone raised in the Clow Card heritage looks like: magical beyond the cards themselves, knowledgeable about Clow Card lore, and a descendant of their creator. He is also more stoic and aggressive than her. They quickly come to work together to catch the cards.
  • 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: After their feelings are confirmed to be mutual, he and Sakura only communicate through letters and phone calls for several years while he's in Hong Kong during the gap between the original and sequel series.
  • Loving a Shadow: His crush on Yukito is actually an "attraction of similar magic" (aka Yue's moon magic).
  • Luminescent Blush: His face frequently turns red around Yukito during the time he's attracted to him, and eventually Sakura too once he starts crushing on her.
  • Lunacy: Syaoran's powers are drawn from the moon, which explains his initial rivalry towards Sakura and attraction to Yukito (due to Yue's presence).
  • Meaningful Name: The characters of his given name translate as "little wolf". The Chinese spelling of his name, Li Xiaolang, also mirrors Bruce Lee's stage name, Li Xiaolong (with Xiaolong meaning "little dragon").
  • Minor Living Alone: Played straight in the manga, where he lives by himself during his stay in Tomoeda despite only being in elementary school, but averted in the anime where he lives with his guardian Wei (who's a character exclusive to the anime). He continues to live alone when he moves back in the sequel.
  • No Respect Guy: One of the more straight-forward characters but also the butt of jokes (especially in the anime thanks to Meiling), though it's more the plentiful respect he gets from Sakura that comes at the cost of his dignity.
  • Official Couple: Becomes an official item with Sakura. She accepts his love confession at the end of the series and they are officially boyfriend and girlfriend in the sequel.
  • Pair the Suitors: Syaoran initially had a love rivalry with Sakura because he also was attracted to Yukito. Later on, he falls in love with Sakura and learns from Yue that his attraction to Yukito was magical instead of romantic. After he confesses his feelings for Sakura, they become a couple.
  • 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.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He develops a close friendship with Tomoyo as she's the only one who can pick up on his true feelings for Sakura and encourage him to confess to her. Since both are in love with Sakura, they only think of each other as friends.
  • Perpetual Frowner: In contrast to the eternally optimistic and naive Sakura, Syaoran's default expression is a frown, especially with the way his eyebrows are angled, and that expression is most often seen in official anime artwork. In Clear Card, his expression has gotten softer.
  • Pet the Dog: Even pre-defrosting, Syaoran is extremely protective and gentle to Meiling in the anime.
  • Power Parasite: In Clear Card, Syaoran reveals that he's the one who stole the Sakura Cards to protect Sakura, using the bears they exchanged to initiate the power transfer. Of course as the cards are sentient, they can always refuse to obey him, but knowing that he simply wants to use their power to protect their master, they willingly give Syaoran control of their powers.
  • Precocious Crush: Like Sakura, he initially has a crush on Yukito, who's seven years older than he. Unlike Sakura, he gives up on it once he realizes that his attraction to Yukito stems from the magic that's within him as the false form of Yue, and he eventually falls in love with Sakura instead.
  • Psycho Rangers: Upgraded to one with Meiling in the anime. Mirrors Sakura's abilities and contrasts her personality. He also mirrors Kero's role as The Smart Guy.
  • Puppy Love: He and Sakura exchange love confessions while they are in elementary school. When he returns to Tomoeda their relationship is very pure and modest, with hugging the most extreme signs of affection they'll show.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The grumpier and more serious Blue Oni to Sakura's cheerful and naive Red Oni.
    • In the anime, he's also the level-headed Blue Oni to Meiling's hot-headed and impulsive Red Oni.
  • Refused by the Call: He's at first convinced that he's the rightful heir to the Clow Cards, but Clow Reed chooses Sakura. There are other plans for him.
  • Resentful Outnumbered Sibling: He has four older sisters and they're quite older than he is. He is annoyed that they all treat him like something cute to be cooed over.
  • 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 deredere 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. After accepting Yukito will always only love her platonically and giving some thought to her feelings for Syaoran, Sakura realizes the one she truly loves is Syaoran.
  • 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).
  • Signature Move: Time is the first card he receives, and he uses it often, he also uses it during the Clear Card Arc to assist Sakura. Of his magic, he mainly uses Thunder for battle and Wind for saving people. In the manga version of the Clear Card Arc, he favors the Light and Dark cards due to their versitility.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is officially written as Syaoran, which is close to how it's pronounced in Japanese ("Shaoran"). The NISAmerica subs writes his name with the Chinese spelling, Xiaolang.
  • Stock Shōnen Rival: He fits quite a bit during the first half of the series, particularly in the anime. He's the aloof Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy who is here to compete with Sakura over the ownership of the Clow Cards. He looks down on Sakura as his inferior and thinks her inexperience and naivety make her weak. However, he still comes around and helps her out when the situation calls for it. When Sakura wins the Final Judgement, Syaoran acknowledges he lost to her and becomes her ally. Then he gets Demoted to Satellite Love Interest.
  • Super Gullible: He is the only one besides Sakura who always falls for Takashi's ridiculous lies.
  • Surprisingly Good English: In the 9th episode of the Clear Card anime, he manages to speak decent English with only a slight accent to an English-speaking couple, much to Sakura's surprise. The Funimation dub changes it to French.
  • Team Rocket Wins: The anime adds the stipulation that Syaoran can earn possession of a Clow Card if he does more to capture it (in the card's estimation) than Sakura. He collects about a dozen cards before the Final Judgement. Deconstructed in some later instances, where one of them give the other their card out of respect or gratitude.
  • Tongue-Tied: He's put under a spell that stops him from speaking every time he tries to inform Sakura of Yuna D. Kaito's involment in the magic incidents.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: From arrogant Tsundere to aloof Friendly Rival to meek and gentle Dogged Nice Guy. Naturally Sakura is happy.
  • Tsundere: A male Harsh type. 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!!!
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He is more...."professional" about his Card catching than Sakura because of the way he was raised but it is balanced with occasional Ping-Pong Naïveté and Not So Above It All moments. He's still a little kid, after all.
  • 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 Nothing Card chooses him as the more 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.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Rika would've been seriously injured if Sakura didn't stop him from having a sword fight with her while she was brainwashed by The Sword.
  • Youngest Child Wins: He is the only one of his siblings to be born with magical power and a great deal of it to boot.

    Tomoyo Daidouji 

Voiced by: Junko Iwao (JP), Maggie Blue O'Hara (EN - Nelvana dub), Sarah Hauser (EN - Animax dub, first half), Claudia Thompson (EN - Animax dub, second half), Michelle Ruff (EN - 2nd movie), Natalie Hoover (EN - Clear Card), Monica Villaseñor (LA), Yolanda Quesada (SP - series), Berta Cortés (SP - movies), Giuliana Jakobeit (GER)

The greatest happiness is seeing someone you like stay happy.

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.

  • Beautiful Singing Voice: Is a member of the school choir and it's repeatedly noted, mostly by Sakura, how lovely her singing is. So lovely in fact that two separate Clow Cards (Song and Voice) take an interest in it.
  • Best Friend: She's Sakura's closest and most reliable friend.
  • Big Fancy House: Seeing it boggles Sakura.
  • Camera Fiend: Almost always seen toting a camera around to film, er, footage of Sakura. Heck, it's how she found out about Sakura's secret in the first place when she caught Sakura on camera after she caught the Fly card and was flying back to her house.
  • The Confidant: Sakura and later on, Syaoran, confide things to her because of her friendly and understanding nature.
  • Costume Porn: She's the reason for most of it. Making new costumes for Sakura is one of her hobbies.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Once outfitted an outfit she was making for Sakura's next encounter with a Clear Card to be waterproofed during lunch break when the weather suddenly turned to rain without warning, and that's before getting into the fact she always seems to take measures whenever a card appears.
  • Disappeared Dad: Tomoyo's father is never mentioned.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In the English dub, she becomes Madison Taylor. Her last name doubles as a Punny Name since she makes Sakura's costumes and is therefore her tailor.
    • Renamed to Tiffany in the Greek dub.
  • 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.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Has the same shade of violet eyes as her mother, which is notably the only physical trait they seem to share.
  • Fangirl: All that video recording and gushing about Sakura certainly makes her appear this way.
  • Fashion Designer: In-between battles she makes outfits for Sakura to wear, so Sakura gets a brand-new one every time.
  • The Fashionista: She has designed Sakura some darn creative outfits.
  • Fiction 500: She's absolutely loaded. She lives in such a Big Fancy House that her bedroom alone is bigger than the entire second floor of Sakura's house, and personally designs the costumes in Sakura's Unlimited Wardrobe, one such costume being composed of rubber to protect against electric attacks. Justified by the fact that her mother is the CEO of a toy company.
  • Flanderization: While still having a ditzy affinity for Sakura early on, she was at least slightly more lucid and had some small amount of interaction outside of her.
  • 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.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She never gets tired of singing Sakura's praises.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Or Hyperspace Wardrobe in her case. She brings a truck seemingly full of outfits in Sakura's size to one of her earliest captures. Shockingly, it's implied in a later chapter that they used most of that supply up!
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Tomoyo's relationship with Sakura is downplayed severely, with even her Love Confession being incredibly discreet, especially in the Nelvana Dub where it's practically cut completely.
  • 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. Even if it's with Syaoran instead of her.
  • Kissing Cousins: Sakura is her second cousin and Tomoyo loves her to no end.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: A very feminine girl who is also in love with Sakura (and yes, romantically).
  • 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.
    • Averted in the sense she does make herself useful, despite not having any magic powers herself. She gives Sakura suggestions on how to capture the cards, offers herself as a distraction, designs outfits that actually aid her against a specific card's power, and tries to do what she possibly can to help her (lighting the school to capture Shadow, using the freezer to capture Watery, and so on).
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Part of the contrast with Sakura is Sakura's short hair+athletics and Tomoyo's much longer hair and more feminine hobbies.
  • 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 Guy: 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 nor any 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.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Syaoran. She's as supportive to him as she's to Sakura, but they truly just good friends because both only have eyes for Sakura.
  • Precocious Crush: Subverted; in the manga we're at first led to believe that she has a crush on Touya, but it turns out she only blushes around him because he reminds her of Sakura. Her crush on Touya was a mistake made by one of the artists, which was later retconned.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: In addition to being a pretty Ojou, her skin's a noticeably lighter shade than most other characters and she's one of the few girls seen to have long, black hair. Interestingly, she doesn't share these traits with her mother Sonomi, which just makes Tomoyo stand out that much more.
  • The Reliable One: Perhaps the most trustworthy and reliable of characters in the story.
  • Secret-Keeper: The only ordinary human to know about Sakura's status as a Cardcaptor, at least at first.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Sakura/Syaoran, despite her own feelings for Sakura.
  • Signature Headgear: In the anime she's most often associated with her pink hairband, though in the manga she wears a lot of different hair accessories.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Shows no romantic interest in anyone but Sakura. And in every CLAMP incarnation she instantly latches herself onto Sakura.
  • Skewed Priorities: Filming Sakura takes priority over everything else, including her own well-being, and sometimes, her own life.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Her mom's wealthy enough to give Tomoyo literally anything she wants which includes hiring full-time bodyguards and paying for all those outfits and yet Tomoyo is one of the nicest, most caring, giving and selfless people you'll ever meet.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Tomoyo sews and creates all of Sakura's costumes. She's very talented that the costumes fit the situation and are protective.
  • 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 tangzhuang. Admittedly, It wouldn't be Tomoyo if she didn't co-ordinate with Sakura's outfit.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Tomoyo has no supernatural powers, but does everything she can to support those who do, as well as help keep Sakura's life as a cardcaptor a secret.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: If you ever wonder why Sakura has almostnote  as many outfits as there are cards in the Clow, blame Tomoyo.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She is very wise for a girl of her age.


The Kinomoto Family

    Touya Kinomoto 

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Tony Sampson (EN - Nelvana dub), Darren Pleavin (EN - Animax dub), Kirk Thornton (EN - 2nd movie), Clifford Chapin (EN - Clear Card), Luis Daniel Ramírez (LA), Jaime Roca (SP - series), Claudi Domingo (SP - 1st movie), Carlos Lladó (SP - 2nd movie)

Sakura's big brother. He often teases her, calling her "monster" but he has a huge Big Brother Instinct toward her. He is best friends with Yukito, and has a tendency to switch jobs a lot. Touya can see ghosts, including his mother's when she visits.

  • Big Brother Bully: Likes teasing Sakura by calling her "monster", and relentlessly makes fun of many of her other various flaws and mistakes. Even though he doesn’t truly mean it, he does enjoy provoking a reaction out of her.
  • 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. 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. In the Clear Card arc, he becomes concerned about Sakura again after gaining his magic back.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He sacrifices his supernatural awareness to save Yukito/Yue. In the Clear Card arc, some of his magic returns, which is explained by Yue mentioning that he's able to regenerate them again little by little.
  • Can't Spit It Out: Despite knowing that Sakura is getting involved in magical shenanigans and that Yukito is not actually human, Touya seems incapable of bringing himself to confront them about the subjects. Every time he's on the verge of doing so he changes his mind or gets interrupted. This becomes particularly precarious when Yukito starts collapsing from exhaustion because he's running so low on magic that he's about to disappear and Touya still isn't able to tell them what's going on. While it is in part because Nakuru does the best she can to sabotage Touya's efforts, considering how much time he spends with Yukito it's a frustrating flaw.
  • 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 gives Sakura food for a sick Syaoran in a manga extra; and, when she wants to see Syaoran as fast as possible, he 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 him in any way until the aforementioned motorcycle scene in the Clear Card prequel OVA.
  • 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 guy 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.
    • Renamed to Justin in the Greek dub.
  • Floral Theme Naming: His name contains the kanji for “peach blossom”.
  • The Gadfly: His relationship with Sakura is basically mostly comprised of him mildly teasing and irritating her to various degrees. He also once took advantage of being a Secret Secret-Keeper this way in Clear Card a number of times just to get a rise out of her.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He sets himself up as a Big Brother Bully who teases her almost non-stop to the extent that she often fantasizes about bullying him back, but he's actually quite a caring person and fiercely protective of her. Nonetheless, the act is successful enough to convince an All-Loving Hero like Sakura that he's nothing but an annoying brother with one or another nice moments, and when she actually finds out how much he cares, she's driven to tears.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: While he loves to bully and tease Sakura, he still has a powerful Big Brother Instinct and won't stand for anyone else doing so. Best shown in Syaoran's introductory episode: once he sees Syaoran manhandling Sakura and trying to take the Clow Cards from her by force, he immediately confronts him over doing so and would have physically fought him had Yukito not shown up.
  • 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 Yukito's life.
  • 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. They really don't like each other.
  • 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: A recurring element of the series is how he'll somehow have gotten a new job at any place Sakura happens to be visiting outside of school. He claims it's because he wants to pay for college with his own money, but the real reason is that he's trying to watch over his sister, as he knows she gets herself into danger.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His sharing of stories about the various ghosts he saw (some of which were missing limbs or stuff like that) are the reason that Sakura is terrified of ghosts.
  • One True Love: He and Yukito end as a couple despite all the little things that happen beforehand that could had prevented it from happening. Yukito 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.
  • The Promise: Promised Nadeshiko on her deathbed that he'd always protect Sakura. He makes Yue promise to always protect Sakura and himself, as a "condition" for 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 interfere with, but pretends to not know. He also knows Yukito is a fake personality, but he gets interrupted by Nakuru every time he tries to reveal it.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Yukito's Sensitive Guy. Touya is aloof, rough and ill-tempered, while Yukito is kind, sensitive and patient.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Syaoran, particularly in the anime. Anytime Syaoran appears, they immediately glare at each other, all being Rule of Funny.
  • Sleepyhead: After he gives up his powers to Yue, he falls asleep more easily and quickly.
  • 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.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Fujitaka mentions that Touya resembles his great-grandfather, Masaki, a lot in terms of appearance.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He usually acts very cold and aloof, but is actually a very caring person.
  • Supreme Chef: According to Sakura, he's an even better cook than her. When he isn't cooking, he is often helping her improve by taking bites out of her food without asking and commenting on any screw ups.
  • 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.
  • Tsundere: Touya is an extremely tsundere older brother to Sakura. He loves her dearly and is very overprotective of her, but he can't seem to openly show it. Instead he spends almost every moment he has with her by being a relentless tease.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Eventually gets together with Yukito and understands that Yukito is fake personality for a supernatural being. He doesn't hesitate to sacrifice his own powers if it means Yukito will be safe.

    Fujitaka Kinomoto 

Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Brian Drummond (EN - Nelvana dub), Michael McConnohie (EN - 2nd movie), Scott Evans (EN - Animax dub), Jason Douglas (EN - Clear Card), Enrique Mederos (LA), Alfredo Martínez (SP - series), Luis Espinosa (SP - 1st movie), Tasio Alonso (SP - 2nd movie)

Sakura and Touya'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.

  • Age-Gap Romance: With his wife Nadeshiko. Nadeshiko was a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and him a teacher who was starting to teach when they got married.
  • 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 in their relationship.
  • Happily Married: He treasures the time he spent with Nadeshiko before her death and honors the promise he made to her that he wouldn't cry over her death.
  • Hidden Depths: He may be a university professor but he does not have Geek Physique; on the contrary, he's the most athletic in his family and handily wins a "parents only" race during a school Sports Day event.
  • Hot Teacher: A very handsome man in his 30's/maybe 40's, and he has worked as both a high school teacher and a college professor.
  • I See Dead People: In the manga, he gains the ability of seeing his wife Nadeshiko's ghost, enabling the two to be reunited.
  • Japanese Politeness: He has very formal speech patterns, referring to everyone (including his kids) as "-san." The only exception is Sonomi, whom he calls "Sonomi-kun"
  • Love at First Sight: He fell for Nadeshiko the moment he met her; she ended up landing on him after rescuing a little bird from a tree. Fujitaka said he thought Nadeshiko was an angel who fell from heaven.
  • The Mourning After: Nadeshiko was the one and only love of his life and he is still loyal to her years after her death.
  • 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: He 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: Rarely seen without a smile.
  • Precious Photo: He puts up a new picture of Nadeshiko every day to keep her memory alive in the house.
  • Rags to Riches: Maybe not to spectacular degrees, but going from humble orphan to schoolteacher and then to being famous university professor with a house that's huge by Japanese standards is rather nice.
  • Reincarnation: He is the half-reincarnation of Clow Reed in the manga.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: In the penultimate episode of the Clear Card anime, he reveals he's well aware of Sakura and Touya's mystical abilities, and has known to some extent about Sakura's adventures and the like since she was in fourth grade.
  • Self-Made Man: Was an orphan and had to build himself a place in the world. Now he's a well-respected uni professor.
  • Split at Birth: In the manga, he's the other half of the reincarnation of Clow Reed.
  • Standard '50s Father: A wise, stable and friendly father.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: He fell in love and married one of his students, Nadeshiko. Her family did not take it well.
  • Wham Line: The line that first hints at his reincarnation:
    " But then everybody around me fell asleep."
  • Workaholic: He is almost always seen working, going to work, etc. A whole anime episode is dedicated to his ordeals at the local college.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Even more so 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 - Nelvana dub), Candice Moore (EN - Animax dub), Megan Shipman (EN - Clear Card), Monica Villaseñor (LA), Yolanda Quesada (SP)

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

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, Nadeshiko's hair is black with a purple hue. In the anime, her hair appears brown with a grey hue.
  • Age-Gap Romance: With her husband Fujitaka. She was a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and Fujitaka a teacher starting out his career when they got married.
  • Angelic Beauty: Even before she died. She comes into 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: 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 jump over a vaulting box in PE class but slams into it instead, scattering its sections across the floor.
  • Death by Origin Story: Died of an unspecified illness when Sakura was three. Her spirit watches over her family, and even saves Sakura's life when she's 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.
  • Fashion Model: She worked as a successful model, whose beauty inspires both her husband and her own daughter. It's because of the fact that she was a model that Fujitaka still has so many pictures of her and is able to put up a new one each day.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Nadeshiko is a pink variety of dianthus. (More specifically, Dianthus superbus, which is held as a symbol of the ideal feminine archetype in Japan.)
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Fujitaka and Nadeshiko got married very early on.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Met her future husband when she fell from a tree branch while trying to return some baby birds to the nest they fell out of.
  • Happily Married: Even Sonomi, who was very much against the marriage, says that Nadeshiko was the happiest and most content she had been in her life after she married Fujitaka.
  • Lethal Chef: According to Fujitaka, she wasn't the best cook.
  • The Lost Lenore: To her husband Fujitaka. Even years after her death, he still loves her and puts up a new picture of her every day.
  • 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!
  • Married Too Young: She was only 16 when she got married, to her high school teacher no less. While their marriage was frowned upon, Nadeshiko and Fujitaka were very much Happily Married.
  • Missing Mom: She died when her daughter was three years old, so Sakura doesn't really remember 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 already looked rather angelic in life).
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Marrying Fujitaka 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.
  • 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. Fujitaka was and still is far more of a YN than her.


Other Students

    Yukito Tsukishiro 

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN - Nelvana dub), Candice Moore (EN - Animax dub), Steve Staley (EN - 2nd movie), Justin Briner (EN - Clear Card), Enzo Fortuny (LA), Alfredo Martínez (SP - series), Jonatán López (SP - 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, very surprising considering he wears glasses. 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. While Yukito later becomes aware of his 'other self', Yue admits he has yet to allow Yukito to see through his eyes.
  • Betty and Veronica: He's the Betty to Syaoran's Veronica towards Sakura's Archie because he is a warm, kind, friendly individual who also lives nearby. He gently rejects Sakura because of his feelings for Touya, and Sakura eventually realizes her feelings for Syaoran.
  • Big Eater: He likes to eat a lot. 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: A tall and slim pretty boy.
  • Chick Magnet: Just as popular as Touya with girls at school.
  • Drop-In Character: Before his importance to the plot was revealed, he was basically this, usually appearing out of the blue whenever Sakura is wondering about things.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In the English dub, he becomes Julian Star.
    • Renamed to Matthew in the Greek dub.
  • 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 Touya, and at times seems to say things just to get reactions out of others.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Yukito was originally something like an artificial intelligence that was meant to be a Human Disguise for Yue and stay close to Sakura, the candidate for becoming the new master of the Clow Cards, until the time for the Final Judgement came. Surprisingly to even Yue, Yukito evolved into a real personality with thoughts and emotions of his own.
  • Human Disguise: Yukito is not a regular human, but a humanlike form that enables the second guardian of the Clow Cards, Yue, to move around without being noticed by non-magical individuals similar to Kero's Sleep-Mode Size. Unlike Kero, however, Yukito really has a mind of his own, making him more of a Split Personality instead of a fake identity.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Yukito is the false form of Yue, the moon guardian of the Clow Cards, but he's completely unaware of anything related to magic until very late in the series. As of the Clear Card arc, he's come to be brought into the fold enough to receive text updates, seems to have learned how to activate his transformation, and even befriends Kero, but Yukito is still not conscious when Yue is at the forefront.
  • 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, who uses moon magic.
    • His first name means 'snow rabbit' which when put with the rest of his name is a reference to the East Asian folktale about the rabbit in the moon.
  • Mystical White Hair: His hair is white, hinting at his magical nature.
  • Nice Guy: Very polite and helpful to everyone, making him rather popular.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He says he was raised by his grandparents, but now they are always off traveling... or so he says. This turns out to be untrue, as Yukito's grandparents never really existed due to being a part of his Fake Memories.
  • Romantic False Lead: For most of the series, Yukito is the guy Sakura likes, and the characters support her crush and the series seems to encourage her pursuing him too; however, he ends up rejecting her because he is in love with Touya, and Sakura eventually realizes her feelings for Syaoran.
  • Second Love: Toya fell in love with Yukito after getting over his first love Kaho Mizuki.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Touya's Manly Man. Yukito is kind, sensitive and patient, while Touya is aloof, rough and ill-tempered.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Not shown to have any romantic feelings towards anyone but Touya. And in every CLAMP incarnation they are a couple.
  • Sleepyhead: Prone to dozing off later in the original 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: His cute round eyes befit his sweet and friendly personality. They also contrast Yue's Tsurime Eyes.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Yukito finds out that he's Yue's false form, he has a minor identity crisis until Touya sets him straight.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Toyed with rather interestingly. Yukito only partially looks the part, as he's rather tall and soft-spoken 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.

    Meiling Li 

Voiced by: Yukana (JP), Nicole Oliver (EN - Nelvana dub), Sarah Hauser (EN - Animax dub), Julie Maddalena (EN - 2nd movie), Trina Nishimura (EN - Clear Card), Gabriela Willert (LA), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (SP - series), Elisa Beuter (SP - 1st movie), Carmen Calvell (SP - 2nd movie)

An anime-exclusive character and Syaoran's cousin and fiancée 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. Though she has no magical abilities despite being from the Li clan, she's still 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 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: A key reason she's able to accept Syaoran loving Sakura instead. She spends some time as a Clingy Jealous Girl, though Sakura befriends her and treats her kindly 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 but she's not a pure example. She is his childhood friend who comes from the same magic-and-martial-arts lineage as he does, loves to cook for him, and dreams of being his bride, but also has a haughty and high-maintenance personality.
  • 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, but CLAMP themselves have drawn some illustrations of her.
  • Character Development: She's first introduced as a Bratty Half-Pint who's very clingy towards Syaoran, but she mellows out as she warms up to Sakura and eventually accepts that she's not the one who Syaoran is in love with. When she returns in the Clear Card Arc, she's considerably more mature and nicer.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Thanks to her martial arts training, she's strong enough to smash some park penguins with her bare hands... though not without injuring herself.
  • 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 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.
  • Death Glare: She gives several to a terrified Sakura in her debut episode.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Meilin Rae.
  • Expy: Even if she is an exclusive anime character, her appearance and personality are somewhat reminiscent of Princess Aska of Magic Knight Rayearth.
  • 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, though Meiling has odango hair and Tomoyo lets hers loose. Both are childhood friends and cousins to Syaoran and Sakura. Meiling has red eyes while Tomoyo's are blue. 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, but 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. The contrast is along Tomboy and Girly Girl lines.
  • Friendly Rival: Later in the anime, 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 her high-energy antics. 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.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She ties her hair up into twintails, emphasizing her immaturity and hotheadedness.
  • 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.
  • Informed Ability: Meiling apparently has an extraordinary singing voice. Note; the key word is apparently.
  • 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 fiancée. 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. 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.
  • Ojou: Of the Royal Brat variety. Sharing the Clow Reed lineage makes her haughty.
  • One-Note Cook: Excellent when making Chinese food. A disaster in anything else, especially baking.
  • Plucky Girl: She took on the Fight Card despite repeated pummelling.
  • Psycho Rangers: With Syaoran in the anime given that she is an "antagonistic" mirror of Sakura's muggle best friend, Tomoyo.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hotheaded and impulsive Red Oni to Syaoran's more level-headed Blue Oni.
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: Back when they were children, Meiling was actually a bit afraid of Syaoran because he was so unfriendly and quiet. One day, Meiling's pet bird escaped from its cage, leaving her in tears. To make her stop crying, Syaoran ran into the woods to find the lost bird and didn't return until he found it, even when it started raining. This was the moment when Meiling fell in love with him.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She declares herself Syaoran's fiancée due to their Childhood Marriage Promise. Syaoran doesn't take it too seriously, though.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She only loves Syaoran, and nobody else.
  • Sixth Ranger: A late addition to the Cardcaptor team.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She is the 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 is still 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. She's also no slouch in the cooking department.
  • 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. She's loud, aggressive and more of a physical fighter than Sakura and Tomoyo.
  • Tsundere: The Harsh type, as she's arrogant to everyone except Syaoran, who's the only one she shows any deredere towards. The change can be instantaneous, and it scares the crap out of him.
  • 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 

Voiced by: Nozomu Sasaki (JP), Bill Switzer (EN - Nelvana dub), Claudia Thompson (EN - Animax dub), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN - 2nd movie), Micah Solusod (EN - Clear Card), Alfredo Leal (LA), Julia Martínez (SP - series), Kike Caraballo (SP - 2nd movie)

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

Eriol arrives as a New Transfer Student who quickly befriends Sakura and Tomoyo. However he turns out to be an antagonist of sorts in the final third of the series, as 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.
  • The Ace: He is skilled at more or less everything, apparently just like Clow Reed was.
  • Badass Bookworm: He looks the quiet, studious type and he is also 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 his 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 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, and it’s spooky given his actions.
  • Evil Plan: Invoked. He pretends to be a shadowy villain with a devious agenda to give Sakura opportunities to transform the Clow Cards.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Seems like a new magical villain at first but it's just an act. Though that's not to say he doesn't have fun playing the part.
  • Good All Along: It's ultimately revealed that him forcing Sakura to transform the Clow cards is necessary, as the cards take their magical energy from their master. Until Sakura converts them, they can 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 Touya not given him all of his magical power to prevent both Yue and Yukito from dying. If that's not enough, all of the tense and dangerous situations Eriol puts Sakura through are because he has 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 are 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 descendants' strings to fulfill his goal of saving all his creations and helping his successor.
  • Hero Antagonist: He serves as this role in the third season where he puts Sakura through a series of tests in order to help convert the cards into Sakura cards.
  • I Did What I Had to Do:He pretends to be evil and manipulates Sakura to both save Sakura's life and preserve his creations.
  • 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.
  • Magic Staff: Wields Clow Reed's long, golden, sun-shaped staff.
  • Never Grew Up: In addition to remembering all of Clow's (several hundred years long) lifespan, he also stopped his body's aging at 11 years old for an unspecified amount of time. It's unclear if he's aging or not in Clear Card.
  • New Transfer Student: He enters Sakura's life when he arrives at Sakura's school as a new student.
  • Nominal Villain: Eriol creates problems for Sakura to fix, but not out of malice. He does it to force her to convert the Clow Cards into Sakura Cards before they lose their power. He uses tricks and lies, but he has a reason for doing so.
  • Obviously Evil: Since his very introduction, it's painfully obvious that Eriol is behind the season's magical deeds and has some connection to Clow Reed, if only because he looks exactly like a child version of him. Subverted at the end because he is not evil, but the assumption is true - he looks like him because he is him.
  • Older Than He Looks: He stopped his body's aging at 11 years old. It's unknown how old he really is, but he's probably as old as Sakura's father since they are two halves of the same soul in the manga.
  • Omniscient Morality License: Eriol frequently manipulated the cast, threatened Sakura's friends and family, and yet is still considered good because it was "necessary" for Sakura to be subjected to these things. Clow Reed could see the future, after all.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Inherits the trait from the original Clow Reed, but while Clow's smile is unambiguously kind, Eriol's is unnerving and vaguely ominous, lampshading his trickster nature.
  • Reincarnation: He was Clow Reed in his previous life although he is clear that they are not exactly the same person.
  • Romantic False Lead: Seems a more courteous and more charismatic suitor for Sakura than Syaoran. In reality, he's a Shipper on Deck who deliberately invokes this trope and Green-Eyed Monster to bring out Syaoran's affections for Sakura.
  • Second Love: Turns out he's the second love interest of Kaho Mizuki. The reason why she broke up with Touya in the past was because she knew she would fall in love with Eriol later, as Touya would with Yukito.
  • Shipper on Deck: He is actively responsible for helping Syaoran realize his feelings for Sakura, and for helping Sakura realize Yukito only loves her platonically.
  • Stealth Mentor: Put Sakura through a number of tribulations in order for her to transform her cards into Sakura cards. If she knew his plan from the start, she wouldn't have tried as hard she did.
  • That Man Is Dead: "Clow Reed will never appear on this earth again". All Eriol inherited was his power and memory. Although, as Kero points out, their personalities are also similar.
  • Traitor Shot: Eriol gets a ton of these, smirking evilly the moment no one is in sight only to turn out to be The Chessmaster with no malicious intentions.
  • Training from Hell: All the crazy situations he puts Sakura through can count as this, as it's to make her into a worthy successor for Clow Reed, i.e. himself.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Subverted; his classmates think that he's more mature than most kids their age, but his maturity is actually due to being Older Than He Looks.
  • The Worf Effect: In Clear Card, while Eriol is debriefing Kero and Yue, Kaito interrupts their conversation by destroying Eriol's magic circle. Eriol tries to fight back, but he only succeeds in breaking Kaito's magic circle and scratching his watch, whereas the latter shattered parts of his staff, left him weakened, and blocked communication to Kero and Yue. The purpose of this scene was to show how powerful Kaito was, to the point that even Eriol, one of the most powerful magicians existing, had trouble standing up to him.

    Naoko Yanagisawa 

Voiced by: Emi Motoi (JP), Kelly Sheridan (EN - Nelvana dub), Sherry Lynn (EN - 2nd movie), Candice Moore (EN - Animax dub), Dani Chambers (EN - Clear Card), Martha Ceceña (LA), Yolanda Quesada (SP), Noemí Bayarri (SP - 2nd movie), Ilona Brokowski (GER)

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

  • Nightmare Fetishist: She adores supernatural stories.
  • No Indoor Voice: In the European Spanish dub she inexplicably yells every time she talks. It's implied she may have hearing issues in said dub because, in Episode 60, a line where she said she was going to have piano classes was changed to her having an appointment to the otolaryngologist.
  • Plucky Girl: She never ever gives up on anything.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: She's a cheerleader, a competitive cheerleader at that, despite being clumsy and wearing glasses. In the Clear Card arc, she decides to join the drama club instead now that she's in middle school.
  • Rewriting Reality: For a short while (albeit obliviously), when the Create card falls into her hands.
  • Those Two Girls: Rather, Those Three Girls. With Chiharu and Rika.

    Chiharu Mihara 

Voiced by: Miwa Matsumoto (JP), Jocelyne Loewen (EN - Nelvana dub), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (EN - 2nd movie), Jill Harris (EN - Clear Card), Isabel Martiñón (LA), Amalia Cantarero (SP - first appearances), Belén Rodríguez (SP - rest of the series), Susana Damas (SP - 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), Saki Fujita (JP - Clear Card), Sarah Hauser (EN - Animax dub, first half), Claudia Thompson (EN - Animax dub, second half), Stevie Bloch (EN - 2nd movie), Alex Moore (EN - Clear Card), Circe Luna (LA), Julia Martínez (SP - series), Susana Damas (SP - 2nd movie), Julia Meynen (GER)

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

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Rika has grayish hair in the manga, but the anime made it dark brown.
  • Age-Gap Romance: She's an elementary school student while Mr. Terada is her thirty-something teacher. In the manga, they are a couple and are intending to get married when she comes of age.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Briefly, when she puts on a sword-shaped pin that actually is the dormant form of The Sword card. Sakura debrainwashes her using The Illusion to confuse her, and then disarms her.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark brown hair and eyes.
  • Demonic Possession: The Sword is not demonic per se, but it still counts because it controlled her and made her dangerous.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Rita.
  • Hair Antennae: In the anime, she has them but, unlike Sakura, they are not reflective of obliviousness.
  • Hair Intakes: The two "cat ears" in her hairdo.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Rika's hair color differs widely in the manga colored illustrations. It has been depicted as gray, grayish brown and even platinum blonde.
  • Precocious Crush: Terada-sensei is both her crush and much older than her.
  • Put on a Bus: She was explicitly written out in Clear Card Arc, since she's now attending a different middle-school than the rest of the cast. She's had two brief appearances during the arc however, talking to Sakura over the phone in one and physically appearing for a brief scene in Episode 17.
  • Supreme Chef: A preteen version. She is shown to be able to cook extremely well.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: She has a crush on Mr. Terada. In the manga he likes her back, though they decide to wait until she's older; in the anime, he's simply oblivious.
  • Those Two Girls: Or three in this case. With Chiharu and Naoko.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She is very wise and mature for a girl of her age.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: At some point Sakura comments on how she is both very classy and very nice.

    Takashi Yamazaki 

Voiced by: Issei Miyazaki (JP), Phillip Pacaud (EN - Nelvana dub), Joshua Seth (EN - 2nd movie), Alejandro Saab (EN - Clear Card), Gerry Meza (LA), Amelia Jara (SP - first apparitions), Inma Gallego (SP - rest of the series), Rosa Moyano (SP - 2nd movie)

Syaoran's best 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, especially Chiharu, who knows him like the palm of her hand and immediately stops him very violently when he goes overboard.
  • Beta Couple: With Chiharu because they have less drama than our alpha couple.
  • Butt-Monkey: Always on the receiving end of Chiharu's tantrums, which almost always come after he starts telling his lies. It's played far more seriously in the second movie, where he's seriously wounded during one of The Nothing's attacks. This allows Syaoran to take the role of the Prince in the school play - while Sakura is the Princess.
  • Cross-Cast Role: In the school play that leads to Sakura capturing The Light and the Dark. 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; it turns out they 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, he never notices when she tries to be affectionate.
  • Puppy Love: With Chiharu; elementary school love and all.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the Nelvana dub, he and Chiharu are related in order to justify the random acts of violence as Clashing Cousins rather than Puppy Love, as the dub was very averse to romance of any kind. Basically the heterosexual version of Michiru and Haruka in the DiC dub.
  • The Storyteller: He's addicted to telling bizarre stories.

    Akiho Shinomoto 

Voiced by: Minori Suzuki (JP), Amanda Lee (EN)

A New Transfer Student who joins Sakura's junior high class in the Clear Card Arc.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Akiho's hair is platinum blonde in the manga while the anime made it stone gray.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was derided by the rest of her clan for being an orphan and having no magic.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: She appears to have no recollection of when she tries to steal Sakura's key in their dreams.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Sakura have similar sounding family names and near-identical personalities. Meiling even lampshades it, calling Akiho a clone of Sakura.
  • Cute Bookworm: She loves books, and her house contains a huge library of books that her family has collected over the years. She also mentions that she has a lot of books in her room.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents died when she was only one year old. She was belittled by her clan for having no magic, then exploited by them as a 'blank book'.
  • Foil: She can be easily compared and contrasted to Sakura. Their family names sound very similar (which Sakura even points out) and their personalities are nearly identical (the only major differences are that Sakura is more energetic and outgoing while Akiho is more reserved and polite), but they have different backgrounds. Sakura was born and raised in Tomoeda, has many friends, is fully in-tune to her magical abilities (as of Clear Card) and her family is always home (with the exception of her deceased mother). Akiho was born into a rich family that she barely sees, ends up moving around a lot, her only friend prior to coming to Tomoeda seems to be Kaito, and she's completely unaware that her stuffed rabbit Momo is a magical being or of her magical alter-ego in the anime. Their given names also contrast each other; Sakura's name means "cherry blossom", a flower that's heavily associated with spring, while Akiho's name contains the kanji for "autumn". Their families are similar as both can use magic to various degrees, but while Sakura has developed very powerful magic Akiho has no magic power at all.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She always carries around a stuffed rabbit named Momo in her school bag. However, she has no idea that Momo isn't really a stuffed toy and is only pretending to be one.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She tells Yuna that she dreams of a girl who has everything she wants badly and wants to take it from her.
  • Human Weapon: Since she was deemed useless because of her lack of magic powers, her clan decided to turn her into a magic weapon instead. They used her body as a "blank book" to write countless of spells, not caring at all if they destroyed Akiho's soul in the process.
  • Identical Stranger: Akiho looks almost exactly like Sakura, to the point of being the same height and having the same measurements. The only visible difference is her hair, and even so, interestingly, Akiho's hair color and curls make her look vaguely like a young version of Sakura's mother.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes are a pale blue, and mark her as a sweet, kind girl who is still fitting in with the class.
  • Keigo: She has very formal speech patterns which her classmates point out. She explains that it was how she was taught while abroad (which is Truth in Television, since non-native Japanese speakers are usually taught the polite forms of verbs before learning more casual speech).
  • Like Parent, Like Child: According to Kaito, Akiho takes after her late mother Lillie. This, of course, is juxtaposed by Fujitaka comparing Sakura to Nadeshiko on the next page.
  • Living Battery: In the manga it’s revealed that because she has no magic of her own she ended up regarded as “blank book” and so the clan filled her up with their spells.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: She implies this by explaining family is super rich but always travel for work, and she seems to move around because of it. Furthermore, it seems that her butler, Kaito, is one of the only consistent relationships she has. It's revealed she was lonely in her childhood because her clan, entirely made up of powerful sorcerers, looked down on her for having no magic powers. Ever since she started travelling with Kaito, she appears to be trying to forget her past with her clan and comforts herself knowing she has Kaito and Momo now, along with her new friends.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: There are quite a few things in her life that are deliberately being kept from her. Not only does Sakura keep her own magical activities secret from her, but she also has no idea that her beloved stuffed rabbit is really a sentient magical being, or that her caretaker/butler is a magician who's banned from his former magician's society and regularly turns back time for her so that she won't catch on to how much he knows.
  • Morality Pet: Kaito and Momo's goals are unclear but they are portrayed as very sketchy at the least. Nevertheless, both appear to genuinely like Akiho or at least be concerned for her involvement in their schemes, and Momo reminds Kaito to not forget what's important to him while looking in her direction.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Syaoran and Kero repeatedly note they can't sense any magic from her. Chapter 25 reveals she actually does come from a powerful clan of magicians — but she's the only one who can't use magic, leading to her being ostracised by her family. The clan however do intend to secretly fill Akiho up with spells one day, which is why she's been travelling all over the world with Kaito.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers into Sakura's class during the Clear Card Arc.
  • Ojou: She's from a well-off family that owns a huge library of books, moves into a Big Fancy House (which happens to be the one that Eriol stayed in while he was in Tomoeda), has a butler who looks after all her needs, speaks formally, and has Regal Ringlets.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: She is an orphan as shown in Chapter 61. Because of this, she was disparaged from her clan, on top of not having magic.
  • Precocious Crush: She describes her butler Kaito as her most important person and he looks at least twice her age. Considering how her relationship with Kaito seems to be one of the only consistent ones she's ever had, it's not too surprising that she'd develop a crush on him.
  • Regal Ringlets: Her hair styled in two halves that curl at the end, fitting with her refined demeanor.
  • Super Gullible: The third person after Sakura and Syaoran to be naive enough to fall for Takashi's lies.
  • Uptown Girl: She's a rich lady who has a big crush on her butler.

Magical Beings

    The Clow Cards / Sakura Cards
Left: Clow | Right: Sakura

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 are a mere nineteen cards; there are fifty-two cards in the anime, plus three more by the end of the second movie when the Nothing and an unnamed card created by Sakura fuse together to create the Hope Card. In the Clear Card arc, the cards transform into transparent "Clear Cards" and become unusable, while new cards have to be captured.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Light and Dark's dresses have a subtle slit that runs down their stomachs. When they transform into Sakura Cards in the manga, they get rid of it.
  • Action Girl: The Fight takes the form of an Asian woman in combat attire similar to Meiling's, and is skilled in martial arts.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Fly was stated to be aggressive thanks to an injury on its leg; the anime turned it into a chaotic monster.
    • Shadow got a similar treatment of being turned into a wicked prankster, while in the manga it was explained that it was testing Sakura to see if she really was worthy of collecting the cards.
  • 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.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: The Dash's physical form is a small kitsune like creature and is perky and friendly towards humans. It even growls when agitated or licks people when affectionate. Both Sakura and Rei even refer to it as a "good boy".
  • Ambiguous Gender: Most of the cards are classified as "it", though some of their forms blatantly resemble a male or female being. Dash is referred to as male on occasions as well.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Jump becomes jumbo-sized during its fight with Sakura. The oversized animals The Big made and the dragon that The Create made also counts.
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • The Through allows the user to pass through walls, but if they're too thick, then the user runs the risk of being stuck forever. Kero dismisses its use when trying to find Tomoyo during one of Eriol's trials when Syaoran suggested it.
    • On paper, The Move sounds like an extremely useful card, given that it has the ability to teleport things from one place to another. However, it can only move one object at a time, it can't move heavy objects, it can't move objects any bigger than a book or pencil, and it can only move non-living items. Given all these limitations, the card is essentially useless.
  • Beef Gate: The Watery. Despite being situated in an aquarium close to Sakura's home, Kero attempts to discourage her from confronting the Watery, telling her that the cards she has on hand aren't enough to handle such an aggressive being. She still captures it by luring it into a freezer and locking it inside.
  • Belly Dancer: The Sand resembles one, maybe a reference to cultures in sandy places in real life.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Dash was among the few cards that didn't antagonise Sakura after it was released, befriending a young girl and acting as her pet. When Sakura haphazardously tried to turn it into a Sakura Card however, it went berserk, growling at Sakura and running rampant until she managed to calm it down.
  • Black Cloak: The Shadow, in a non-villainous example, is nothing but a billowing, Grim Reaper-ish black cloak in its true form.
  • Blow You Away: Windy and Storm, who is only able to summon tornados.
  • 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: There were only nineteen cards seen in the manga, making the majority of the cards anime-only exclusives.
  • Cards of Power: They're magical cards that contain sentient spirits. After Sakura captures one, she can later use its abilities for herself.
  • Casting a Shadow: The Shadow can do both this and Shadow Pin because it does all things magically.
  • Character Development: Mirror and Dash got whole episodes to themselves even after their captures. The cards' treatment as a whole develops from being mere forces of magic to loyal companions of Sakura.
  • Cool Sword: The Sword Card is a gorgeous rapier when unsealed.
  • Costume Evolution: After Toya gives Mirror a pair of ribbons for Christmas, the ribbons appear in her hair on the card. During Clear Card, after Syaoran steals the Sakura Cards, Shadow's brooch changes from a star (Sakura's symbol) to a moon (Syaoran's symbol).
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: How the Mirror came to Sakura's attention. Since she was aware of who is collecting the cards, she decided to damage her reputation as a form of taking her out.
  • Creepy Twins: The Twin Card, obviously. Though they're more mischievous and thoughtless than actually evil.
  • Cue the Sun: The Light has this power, Sakura using it to end Eriol's final test.
  • Curse of Babel: The Silent presents a version of this, capable of stifling noise in a location. If the source proves too annoying, the Silent will teleport it away.
  • Cute Bruiser: Fight and Power are the most straightforward punch-you-in-the-face cards and have attractive humanoid true forms.
  • The Cynic: The Dark but not that much. She really needed to see Sakura in action in order to accept her as the Cardcaptor, and rather than encouraging her like Light did, she simply told her to do her best, as Yue would be the one to decide after the Final Judgement.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Literally with Dark but other cards as well notably Shadow and Nothing.
  • Deflector Shields: Shield is one of these, you know, being a shield. Mirror as well.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Earthy and Sand.
  • The Dividual: Light and Dark always appear together. Sakura even converted them together.
  • Doppelgänger: Sakura uses the Mirror card to cover for her whenever she needs to be in two places at the same time.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Cardcaptors dub, the Sakura Cards are renamed as Star Cards.
  • Dull Surprise: In the manga, the cards actually have emotions when summoned, examples being Windy's horror at realizing Firey is using her powers against her, or Wood looking downfallen after seeing her powers were useless against Dark. In the anime, however, most of the time the cards are drawn with rather serious and lifeless expressions.
  • Energy Weapon: Shot can fire laser beams at targets.
  • Flat Character: Many of the cards lack real personalities, but some cards like Through, Wave, Libra and Bubbles do not even get focus episodes.
  • Flight: Some of the cards can fly when released, like Watery, who flies on wings made of water.
  • Forced Sleep: Sleep induces, well sleep, to all of its targets.
  • Forgot About His Powers: More prominent in the anime, where many cards with redundant or really situational powers are introduced. The most glaring example would be Sakura's fight against Yue, where Sakura absolutely forgot that one of her strongest yet gentlest binding cards was also one of the few aligned with Cerberus- Shadow.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Windy, Watery, Firey and Earthy.
  • "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.
  • 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 is larger than houses.
  • Green Thumb: Flower and Wood.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Whenever a card is captured it becomes loyal to its master. In The Sealed Card they refuse to change hands from their previous benevolent master Sakura.
  • An Ice Person: Freeze and Snow.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side!: By stipulation, the cards when captured go to whoever defeated them. This allowed Syaoran to claim a fair amount in the anime, though they are all handed to Sakura after she passes The Final Judgement.
  • In a Single Bound: Jump grants this power, but beware coming down.
  • Innocent Flower Girl: Flower just wanted to join the School Festival. There's absolutely no malice here. When Sakura did her "Return to your true form!" thing, she's like "okay".
  • Instant Expert: The Sword automatically makes its wielder an expert fencer. It's also quite likely The Fight also makes its user an expert martial artist.
  • Intangibility: Through, though it's risky depending on the user's magic power and the thickness of the object to be passed through.
  • Interspecies Romance: Sorta, since Mirror seems to have developed a one-sided 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!
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Fight and Power are magical beings that fight bare handed.
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: Done very explicitly with Dark and Light, who are counterparts in appearances and powers and who must be sealed together.
  • Light 'em Up: Light.
  • 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 and all they drive the story and episode plots.
  • Living Shadow: Shadow.
  • Logical Weakness: The Shadow is captured by being exposed to very strong lights that cast no shadows. Watery is captured by being lured into a freezer and locked inside.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Many of the cards take on the form of cute warrior girls.
  • Making a Splash: Watery, Wave, Bubbles and Rain.
  • Master of Disguise: Mirror can take the form of any other person.
  • Master of Illusion: Illusion can look like anything. Works wonders when fused with the Maze Card's powers.
  • The Maze: As might be expected, The Maze card takes the form of an inescapable maze.
  • Nature Spirit: 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.
  • Non-Humans Lack Attributes: When Watery is flying, she looks like a mermaid, she is naked, but she has no nipples.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: The Watery and The Bubbles appear as mermaids with Watery having a fish tail while Bubbles has a dolphin tail.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The Watery is always scowling, unless Sakura uses her for battle where she instead bares her fangs and roars. It gets funny when Sakura summons her in the manga to make a rainbow for her grandfather, as it seems like the card is mildly annoyed at the request.
  • 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. Though the other cards also glow when active and nearly every card’s true form seems to have a light aura around it.
  • Put on a Bus: In Clear Card, the Sakura Cards mysteriously become transparent and unusable due to Syaoran salvaging their powers, and Sakura must capture new Clear Cards that are suspiciously similar to the Clow.
  • Reality Warper: Create brings the images from its writer’s head to life. On a lesser scale, Maze can superimpose itself on local reality.
  • Ret-Gone: Erase removes objects from existence.
  • Rewriting Reality: Create, appearing as an unfinished storybook, allows the writer to create whatever they jot down in its pages with its quill. However, all that is created vanishes when they stop writing.
  • The Sacred Darkness: Dark is a benevolent and necessary card just like all the others.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Though not necessarily evil, the Clow Cards were sealed due to their destructive powers, but their release allowed them to be tamed by Sakura. The Nothing is more in line with the trope.
  • Selective Gravity: Float and Windy.
  • Shock and Awe: Thunder.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Several cards are implied to have a contrasting connection. Shield and Sword are the most obvious, as are Create and Erase and Light and Dark. Other cards have it subtler, like Time and Return (actually moving time vs replaying events), Fight and Power (Skill vs raw strength), and Silence and Song (removing noise vs creating noise).
  • Sizeshifter: Big and Little.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Firey", not "Fiery."
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Played with. All of the cards have "The" in front of their names as they're written on their original card forms (likely to give them a similar feel to tarot cards), but 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 is capable of lifting up an adult elephant.
  • Sweet Tooth: Sweet.note 
  • The Rival: Several cards are stated to have this relationship.
    • In the manga, Firey looks very pleased to duel with Watery after Sakura summons her.
    • In the anime, the Thunder turned very aggressive at the sight of the Shadow.
  • Technicolor Wind: The Windy Card, when released, is shown as a pale yellow woman with green accents, and can cast green and yellow gusts.
  • Time Stands Still: Time has general Time Master powers, but since they require a lot of power, Sakura and Syaoran are only able to use it to stop time for a short while.
  • Time Travel: Return has the power of backward time travel.
  • Undying Loyalty: When they are captured by Sakura, they return her love and devotion to them. They seem loyal to Clow and Syaoran during their duration with them too.
  • Vision Quest: Dream creates these.
  • Water Is Womanly: Watery appears as a female blue mermaid who becomes calmer and much less aggressive when Sakura capture her.
  • Weather-Control Machine: Windy, Snow, Storm, Rain and Cloud can all change the weather.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: The Light believed in Sakura's power from the start, and chose to hide in her heart for that very reason, as she confidently said to Dark.
  • Winged Humanoid:
    • After becoming a Sakura card, Fly gives Sakura wings directly instead of through her staff.
    • The Firey is one of the only cards that has these, which is likely meant to make him look like the kanji for “fire”.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Light and Dark together are the only way that Sakura could overcome Eriol's final spell in the third season.
  • Yuki Onna: The Snow card is a Yuki-Onna.

    The Nothing Card 

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Lia Sargent (EN), Dulce Guerrero (LA), Susana Damas (SP)

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, becomes quite scary when things start vanishing.
  • Anti-Villain: The Woobie variation. It is very hard not to sympathize with her.
  • 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: Didn't exist in the manga because she was created for the film.
  • 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, destroying her town and erasing her loved ones in an angered, desperate 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 No. 5: Represents aether as opposed to the four elementals, but actually has the combined magical power of all the other Clow Cards behind.
  • 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.
  • 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 most of the cast.
  • 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.
  • Power of the Void: She has the power of erasing anything from existence.
  • Ret-Gone: Can erase anything her spheres of destruction touch, but can restore them as well.
  • 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 erase 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: Tears and trembling follow her rejection by the other cards.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Being buried under Eriol's old home without her fellow Cards near has completely shattered her mind, and the only thing she wants is being with them again. Problem is, the methods she'll use are destroying everything around her.
  • 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.

    The Clear Cards

New Cards appearing after the mysterious clearing of the Sakura Cards.

  • Four-Element Ensemble: Three-fourths have been revealed thus far, being Gale, Aqua and Blaze.
  • Action Girl: Struggle takes the form of a teenage girl in Asian-themed clothing and, like The Fight, is a master at hand-to-hand combat.
  • Affably Evil: Most of the cards have mischievous and destructive tendencies.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Action is able to manipulate objects to move, while Appear is able to bring objects to life, seemingly with their own will.
  • Attack Reflector: Reflect, well, reflects attacks thrown at it as an inherent power.
  • Bizarrchitecture: Labyrinth takes the form of an omnidirectional stairway in the anime, while in the manga it took the form of an infinite stairway with pillars and arches.
  • Blow You Away: Apparently, Windy's powers were split between Spiral and Gale, as Spiral has the power to entangle beings inside a tornado and Gale can create powerful Razor Wind gusts.
  • Canon Foreigner: Similar to the Clow Cards, there are anime-exclusive Clear Cards, such as Gravitation, Reversal, and Hail.
  • Cards of Power: Like the Clow/Sakura Cards, they're magical cards that can grant Sakura access to their abilities.
  • Deflector Shields: Siege is this one way, where attacks are bounced back from within its walls. Reflect is this as well.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Swing is able to cause earthquakes.
  • Expy Coexistence: Sakura and her friends realize that she's been subconsciously basing some cards' designs off of her friends whenever she sees or thinks about them before capturing the card. One example is the Rewind card; the card turns Syaoran into a child, and when Sakura captures the card its appearance is based on child Syaoran. The same thing can happen if a Clear Card matches the power of a Sakura Card as is the case with Clear Card Mirror looking similar to Sakura Card Mirror as she's unconciously thinking about the original seeing as how it's the same power.
  • Flat Character: Many of the cards lack personalities. Exceptions include Flight (who is friendly and affectionate), Aqua and Gale also exhibit some personality, as Gale is uncaringly destructive while Aqua is something of a prankster.
  • Foil: All of the cards that have appeared so far have similarities and differences with the Sakura Cards.
  • Forced Sleep: Snooze induces sleep in beings.
  • Giant Flyer: Aqua and Blaze, two giant birds made respectively out of water and fire.
  • Gravity Master: Gravitation is able to put a black hole in any object its master desires, pulling anything into it at a controllable speed. Reversal is able to reverse the position of anything, such as making the King Penguin statue upside-down.
  • Green Thumb: Until an equivalent for The Wood is shown, Action is Sakura's go-to card to command plant-life. Curiously, Action seems capable of altering the plants it animates, being capable of enlarging a tree's roots to attack Sakura and later, when she used it against Flight, make bushes spit out vine whips.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Whenever a card is captured it becomes loyal to its master.
  • Horned Humanoid: Appear takes the form of a young girl with horns that spiral down.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Lucid takes the form of one, and is able to make things invisible.
  • Jump Physics: While chasing Flight through a hedge maze Tomoyo's garden, Sakura used Gravitation to make perfect jumps between the maze's walls and decorative statues, as the card would always pull her towards her desired landing spot at a safe speed for her to land.
  • Living MacGuffin: New cards to capture. They drive the story and episode plots.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Siege, a balloon-like box, is captured by being popped with a pin.
    • Blaze, a giant phoenix, got captured after Syaoran used a new wind technique to snuff out its flames.
  • Magical Camera: Record is one, being an old type of camera with wings and a quill, it can make holographic copies of whatever it sees and can view past events.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Appear's card form shows a girl draped in a crystalline-like dress.
  • Making a Splash: Aqua.
  • Master of Illusion: Mirage created hallucinations only seen by Sakura, and later made a wide open field.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Gale is a mechanical dragon/dragonfly-esque creature. Swing is a giant four-winged dragon that tunnels underground, causing earthquakes.
  • The Maze: Labyrinth takes the form of one, albeit as an endless stairway with arches that loops itself.
  • Playing with Fire: Blaze has power over fire.
  • Pretty Butterflies: Reflect takes the form of a beautiful, delicate-looking butterfly.
  • Razor Wind: Gale primarily uses this in its functions, and was not kind to Sakura when she first encountered it.
  • Reality Warper: Labyrinth can superimpose itself on local reality. Appear is seemingly able to turn inanimate objects into living things. Siege and Mirage pulled Sakura and her friends into a spacious void and an open grassland respectively.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Though not necessarily evil, some of the Clear Cards were rather violent and had to be sealed into cards.
  • Scissors Cuts Rock: Sakura attempts to use Aqua on Blaze. Blaze comes out on top after a brief Beam-O-War.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Zig-zagged. While most of the cards bear similar to a Clow/Sakura Card in one way or another, the level to which this applies varies. Eventually this all turns out to be justified, since Sakura is subconsciously creating the Clear Cards herself based on her own wishes, and since Sakura is so familiar with the Clow/Sakura Cards it's only natural that the Clear Cards would be similar.
  • Trap Master: Siege is this, and to a lesser extent Spiral that also pulls things towards it like a Tornado.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • When they are captured by Sakura, they obey any commands she gives them. Flight is easily the most obvious example, as it's able to push itself to Mach speeds after noticing Sakura's despair at not being fast enough to catch a fleeing card.
    • Aqua is a weird example. The first time Sakura uses it, the card "forgets" to suck the water it summoned, leaving Sakura completely drenched. The second time, Sakura has to use somewhat harsher commands but afterward it makes sure to dispel all the water it summoned.
  • Weather-Control Machine: Aqua is able to make it rain, while Hail is able to create a hailstorm.
  • Winged Humanoid: Flight is used by Sakura in a similar fashion to when she uses Fly after it's transformed into a Sakura Card.

    Clow Reed 

Voiced by: Kazuo Hayashi (JP), Dale Wilson (EN - Nelvana dub), Rafael Rivera (LA), Juan Carlos Lozano (SP - series), Luis Espinosa (SP - 1st movie)

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...

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.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair's supposed to be black/dark gray, but is made dark blue in the anime.
  • Bishōnen: Not as overtly as Yue, but he is still a really attractive man.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-British and half-Chinese. This influenced the way he developed his magic, since he combined elements of Eastern and Western magic to create the Cards.
  • The Chessmaster: Cardcaptor Sakura shows a small part of his planning skills, which were extremely thorough and well-prepared for future events.
  • The Chooser of the One: He personally chose Sakura to be his heir.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Appears calm and serene, emotionlessly excepting for his eternal smile, at all times.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Sakura finds him a bit of an odd mentor when learning of his plan. Kero agrees.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: It is implied he thought of his immense power as Blessed with Suck to some degree, even before his belief showed by itself in the events of Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-. In the manga, the part of him that wanted to have a normal life and a family got reincarnated into Fujitaka.
  • Large and in Charge: Although his exact stature is hard to measure, Clow is clearly very tall (as shown in artwork, he is at least as tall as Yuuko Ichihara, who is a Statuesque Stunner in her own right), and is symbolically in charge of many events in this and other series.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Retains the looks of one even if he's definitely no boy anymore.
  • Merlin and Nimue: With The Enchantress in the dubbed version of the movie, as two wizards of opposite genders with a Teacher/Student Romance that led to a falling out.
  • Mundane Utility: According to Kero, Clow often created cards either for his amusement or to make his chores easier. Bubbles was made to do 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.
    • In the first movie English dub, sealing his ex-girlfriend The Enchantress in an alternate dimension to stew for God-knows-how-long because she was practicing dark magic.
    • Him sealing the Nothing Card . While she might be be as strong as the other cards combined and her powers destructive in nature, him sealing her in a dark place broke her mind and turned her into a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. Not to mention that he never told neither Kero nor Yue about her, which could have avoided everything bad that happened on the second movie.
    • His wish for someone to come back to life ends up breaking the universe in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- and ×××HOLiC.
  • Omniscient Morality License: Played with. It's clear that he doesn't see himself this way, but other characters have to go through a lot of events to discover his goals, actions and finally consequences.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The guy just looks perennially happy, and even his comparatively darkest emotions are expressed through melancholic variations of his signature smile. In fact, it is incredibly rare the scene, appearance or official artwork of him in which he is not smiling.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Inverted. He is a half European and a half Asian, but his physical appearance (dark hair, pale skin and usually closed eyes) makes him look, if anything, much more Asian than the full-blooded Asian characters who compose the main cast.
  • 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.
    • 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 ×××HOLiC which Cardcaptor Sakura serves as a sort of prequel to.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Dark hair and alabaster skin for a gentleman mage.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Or several centuries old, at least, yet he still looks barely middle-aged.
  • The Red Mage: He's one of the most powerful mages in the world because he combines both Western and Eastern magic, each inherited from a parent.
  • Reincarnation: Reincarnates as Eriol and, in the manga, also Fujitaka.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He checks more or less the three points: seems significantly tall, has dark hair and a solemn figure, and is quite attractive.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Was in a relationship with his student, The Enchantress in the English dub, until she dabbled in the Dark Arts.
  • Trickster Mentor: He is very wise, but also has somewhat of a shade of trickster.


Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN - Nelvana dub), Steve Staley (EN - 2nd movie), Justin Briner (EN - Clear Card), Enzo Fortuny (LA), Jorge Saudinós (SP - series), Jonatán López (SP - 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.
  • Bishōnen: He's noted to be quite pretty in-universe.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Yue's role is that of a guardian, and it's heavily implied that Yue had feelings for Clow Reed which plays a part in why Yue has such a difficult time letting go and moving on to a new master.
  • Can't Live Without You: As Yue represents the moon, his powers mimic the way the moon reacts to light. The moon cannot make its own light, and is dependent on the light of the sun to glow, just as Yue is dependent on his Master's power for strength. Unfortunately, Sakura is weaker than Clow Reed at the time, so her magic is unable to sustain Yue's power and existence.
  • The Comically Serious: His serious demeanour sometimes contributes to the comedy, such as Episode 58. Also, why does he agree to Tomoyo staging a dynamic fight scene in the opening to the send movie?
  • Defrosting Ice King: When he's first introduced he's very distant, and even cruel. Then Sakura gets to him over time like everyone else and he becomes quite gentle around her.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The footwear of his uniform is composed of toeless, heelless ankle wraps. It helps his angelic-eerie persona during Final Judgement.
  • 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.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has very unhuman-like slanted pupils to indicate his otherworldly nature.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has silver-blue eyes and was quite aloof before defrosting.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's very difficult at first, 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 initially 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.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Very long hair (to the point it partly drags on the ground) and super pretty; he suits the image of the moon very well.
  • Lunacy: Associated with the moon but he is not crazy. On the contrary, he's always serious.
  • Meaningful Name: Yue is Mandarin Chinese for 'moon.'
  • Morality Pet: It's made clear that most of his iciness stems from how much he loved and misses Clow Reed. He also respects Yukito's autonomy; Yukito wouldn't have wanted Touya to know he wasn't human, so Yue doesn't reveal his existence to Touya until Touya tells him directly that he's already aware and the point is moot. And, eventually, he grows to love Sakura and Kerberos says that he can get a little worked up where she's involved.
  • Mystical White Hair: Silvery white hair to go with his incredible magical power.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: It's subtle, but Yue seems to have a propensity for reaching out and touching someone he's talking to. Especially Sakura.
  • 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 was also extremely animated in protesting Clow Reed's death when Sakura uses the Return card to visit the past. He also flips when he briefly recognizes Eriol as Clow, acting rather reckless considering the situation. In Clear Card, Eriol and Kerberos agree that Kerberos has a much better poker face than Yue, and Yue proves it by getting annoyed. Ultimately this ties to his moon theme: underneath his stoic exterior, he's very emotional.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Silver-blue eyes to go with his incredible magical power and lunacy.
  • Personality Powers: Associated with the moon, and is distant, aloof, and a raging Defrosting Ice King.
  • Really 700 Years Old: As one of Clow Reed's creations, he's significantly old. However, he looks like he's in his early 20's.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The cold, introspective, and totally dispassionate Blue Oni to fellow guardian Kero's outgoing, emotional and hot-blooded Red Oni.
    • Also the Blue Oni to his counterpart Ruby Moon's more open and cheerful Red Oni.
  • Secretly Dying: He and Cerberus do everything they can to keep Sakura from finding out that Yue is fading away because her magic isn't strong enough to sustain him.
  • 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. Later, once Sakura also has become aware of her feelings for Syaoran, Yue is also very supportive of her and talks her through her insecurities.
  • Solar and Lunar: He's associated with the moon, Kero with the sun.
  • Stationary Wings: Like Kero, he'll sometimes flap his wings when taking off, but his wings never actually move once he's in the air.
  • 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. In fact, he ultimately only lets out the ice to those he doesn't know well; as he gets to know someone, the sugar comes out frequently in subtle ways.
  • Super-Powered Alter Ego: Yue is a magic-using Winged Humanoid, while Yukito is his "false form" created for Yue to hide in while waiting for the Final Judgment. Besides that, Yukito is a normal teenage boy who is initially unaware of his superpowered true form.
  • 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, his eyes are narrow and pointed to show his aloof and ruthless personality.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Clow Reed. Eventually Sakura too, when she finally wins him over.
  • 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 remains aloof.
  • Winged Humanoid: Yue has a rather prominent pair of white feathered wings.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Yue does not hold back in the slightest when he fights Sakura in the Final Judgment, since he's testing her to see if she's worthy of being his new master.

    Nakuru Akizuki, aka Ruby Moon 

Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (JP), Willow Johnson (EN - Nelvana dub), Alexis Tipton (EN - Clear Card Prologue), Mónica Manjarrez (LA), Inma Gallego (SP)

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, Ruby 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.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Nakuru presents "herself" as female because girl's clothes are cuter, but she's technically genderless and she also admits gender identity doesn't really matter to her, so she could be considered gender fluid.
    Nakuru: "I look good in a skirt! (...) Well, it's not like gender really matters... I'm not a human being anyway..."
  • Berserk Button: She doesn't like it when Spinel calls her a cross-dresser.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's overly clingy towards Touya, especially when he's with Yukito; it turns out to be not related to love, but rather she's actually after his magic. 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, it is all directed at him.
  • Hair Intakes: The two intakes in her hair that look like cat ears.
  • Human Disguise: Like Yue, Ruby Moon can change into a false human form, in which she goes by the name Nakuru Akizuki. Unlike Yue and Yukito, Ruby Moon and Nakuru Akizuki share the same mind and memories.
  • 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!
  • Life Drinker: Is after Touya's magical energy and the lack of it affects his vitality.
  • Lunacy: Like Yue, Ruby Moon is associated with the moon.
  • 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: She transfers to Touya and Yukito's high school in the second half of the series.
  • No Biological Sex: Nakuru is technically genderless, but chooses to present "herself" as female simply because girls have cuter school uniforms and clothes.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Constantly Glomping Touya and loves hugging Sakura too.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: 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...
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's very athletic, and good at both basketball and rollerblade skating.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: For a moon magic guardian, she's very upbeat and cheerful. Justified as she was designed as Yue's counterpart.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: Technically Ruby is neither male nor female, but chooses to present as female because she likes girls' clothes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The more expressive and outgoing Red Oni to her fellow guardian Spinel's quiet and calm Blue Oni.
    • Also the more open and cheerful Red Oni to her counterpart Yue's cold and serious Blue Oni.
  • Relationship Sabotage: Frequently butts in between Touya and Yukito, as she has her eyes on Touya's powers and has a near-murderous rivalry with Yue. Backs off pretty quickly when it's clear that she ain't getting it, though.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's always perky and playful. Coincidentally, her true form has rosy hair.
  • 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 - Nelvana dub), Philece Sampler (EN - 2nd Movie), Apphia Yu (EN - Clear Card), Ernesto Lezama (LA), Pilar Domínguez (SP)
True form voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Darren Pleavin (EN - Animax dub)

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 and his personality is simply a Foil to Kero.
  • Berserk Button: Sugar, though not berserk in an angry way, quite the opposite.
  • Cats Are Snarky: Lots of clever remarks in his smaller form.
  • Cute Kitten: His temporary form is a plushie like Kero.
  • Cultured Badass: He's a cultured, snarky, polite (unless "drunk") magical being... who can also turn into a huge panther with fairy wings and shoot laser beams from his mouth.
  • Dub Name Change:
  • The Eeyore: Stoic and humorless in personality, in contrast to hyperactive and cheerful Nakuru. Of course when he tastes sugar...
  • G-Rated Drug: Sweets make him go berserk.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Give Suppi even a taste of sugar, and he instantly transforms into a childish, hyperactive, sugar-seeking fiend who gleefully gobbles up every ounce of sweets in his sight and shoots laser beams from his mouth at the drop of a hat.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Suppi.
  • Mascots Love Sugar: Spinel enjoys sweet things, but only after eating them when he is put in a state of alcohol-free drunkenness.
  • Not So Above It All: He usually refuses to partake in Kero's Cloud Cuckoo Lander's antics, usually. The post-credits segment from the 2nd movie has him chasing a fried octopus ball even before he gets "drunk" with sweets, and the Clear Card arc reveals he's been playing online multiplayer games with Kero.
  • Panthera Awesome: His actual form is a giant fairy-winged panther.
  • The Power of the Sun: Has sun-power, just like Kero.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: Suppi comes off as very apathetic and stoic for a solar magic guardian.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The quiet and calm Blue Oni to Ruby Moon's more expressive and outgoing Red Oni.
    • Also the stoic and dispassionate Blue Oni to Kero's emotional and passionate Red Oni.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Spinel is male in the original, but the European Spanish dub gives him a distinctly female tone and has Nakuru using female pronouns with him. On the other hand, given that his panther form retains a clearly masculine tone, it could also be that, like Nakuru, this version of Spinel is another genderless being choosing to go along as a female.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Just like Kero. He spends most of his time in the form of a super-cutsie black cat with wings. Logically, when it's time to get serious he takes his actual form - a really cool winged panthera.
  • Solar and Lunar: He represents the sun, Ruby Moon represents the moon.
  • Sweet Tooth: He loves sweets as much as Kero but he avoids it at all costs for good reason. See Intoxication Ensues.
  • The Stoic: His default personality is pretty calm and non-expressive. He becomes Not So Stoic when he eats sugar.

    Kaho Mizuki 

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (JP), Linda Rae Jurgens (EN - Nelvana dub), Morgan Garrett (EN - Clear Card), Dulce Guerrero (LA), Julia Martínez (SP - series), Susana Damas (SP - 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: She spends most of the final arc part away in England, but comes back at the end.
  • Character Exaggeration: In the manga, despite being presented as a mysterious, mature and nice lady whose presence flusters 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.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's a good older sister figure (moreso in the manga, where she's more cheerful and spacy). She's even this to her old flame Touya, especially when it comes to his relationship with Yukito.
  • Cool Teacher: Most of the students apart from Syaoran seem to think she's an awesome teacher.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Layla McKenzie.
  • Forgetful Jones: In the manga, it turns out Kaho has a terrible memory problem, particularly with directions and streets.
  • Hot Teacher: Even her fourth grader students (except Syaoran) think she is quite a pretty lady to the point that Sakura has the same feeling of fluster as whenever she meets Yukito.
  • Lunacy: Like Yue and Syaoran, she is aligned with the moon.
  • Miko: The Mizuki family owns the local Shinto shrine, and as the only daughter she's sometimes seen doing miko work.
  • No Sense of Direction: In the manga, Eriol says Kaho tends to forget about street names and gets lost a lot.
  • Put on a Bus: She leaves the main setting 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: Both out and in-universe.
    • Out of the story, her mysterious nature and interactions at first seem to imply she has a hidden agenda about Sakura and co., an impression increased by the second opening sequence showing her face in shadows. It turns out correct, only she is not a villain - she was sent out to help Sakura.
    • In story, before the Final Judgment, Kero is under the impression she's Yue's false form. Not helped by the fact that when he lays out his suspicions to her, she speaks in vague terms that neither confirm nor deny it.
  • Shipper on Deck: She knew that Touya would love somewhere else (Yukito) prior to her leaving, and supports it wholeheartedly even in the present.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In the anime, she's always very sweet and gentle but more aloof and shady.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Downplayed. She and Touya were acquainted with each other while she was his student teacher, and the two began a relationship right after she finished teaching him.
  • Two First Names: Her family name Mizuki can also be used as a feminine given name in Japan.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: In the anime, since she's more serious and focused than in the manga, she comes off as kind and sweet but also kinda secretive. She also gets some scenes as a shrine maiden.

    The Enchantress (Madoushi / Su Yung) 

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

The Big Bad of the first movie. An extremely powerful Chinese sorceress, the Enchantress (also called Madoushi or Su Yung in the dub) used to be a fortune teller in Hong Kong until her business was destroyed by Clow Reed's arrival, making her despise him deeply and preventing her spirit from moving on after her death. In the English dub, she was Clow Reed's lover for a time but when she began abusing her magic, they battled, forcing Clow to imprison her within another dimension. Centuries on, she seeks freedom and lures Sakura to Hong Kong, mistaking her magical aura for Clow's.

  • Barred from the Afterlife: Hated Clow so much, it prevented from moving on after death. Finally responds and moves onto the afterlife after a speech from Sakura.
  • Big Bad: She is the villain in the first movie.
  • Clothing Combat: Has a pair of long flowing ribbons which can be used as weapons, capture enemies, hypnotise people, and can transform into creepy birds.
  • Dark Magical Girl: The contrast with Sakura, the Magical Girl, is revealed over the course of the movie. She was once a good-heartened fortune teller, and turned sour after Clow indirectly drove her business to ruins. As stated in the trope above, after fighting the Magical Girl and losing, she has a Heel–Face Turn and passes on in peace.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Nicole Oliver does a great job of showing the Enchantress' rage (e.g. "I will have my revenge!")
  • Facial Markings: Has several on her forehead, likely magical in nature.
  • Feathered Fiend: Her two magic birds are dangerous.
  • Fortune Teller: Her original occupation was reading people's futures using water magic.
  • Ghostly Goals: Waiting for Clow Reed, who will never come because he's dead. It is this realization that helps her move on.
  • I Will Wait for You: She waited for Clow Reed, either to have her revenge or admit her feelings for him, unaware he had died. She is deeply shocked when Sakura reveals the truth to her.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A vengeful, very powerful Chinese sorceress in a flowing dress.
  • Madness Mantra: "Where is Clow Reed?"
  • Making a Splash: Her signature power is water magic, able to summon giant typhoons or flood an entire building from the inside out. Appropriate since she is trapped in a dimension filled with water.
  • Meaningful Name: Though no hanzi are given for Su Yung, the name corresponds to 蘇永, with 永 (Yung) meaning "Eternal."
  • Merlin and Nimue: With Clow Reed in the dubbed version of the movie, as two wizards of opposite genders with a Teacher/Student Romance that led to a falling out.
  • No Name Given: Mahoudoushi only means "Enchantress". In the dub, she is called Su Yung.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Being Sealed Evil in a Can for centuries would do that to anyone really, but she didn't have to attack people unrelated. Note that this is not the case in Japanese, in which while she did harbor feelings for Clow Reed, she never got to admit them.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Very angry and bitter at Clow for either imprisoning her (English) or ruining her fortune-telling business (Japanese), and will attack anyone who crosses her. She flips out when she realises she summoned Sakura rather than Clow.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Trapped in another dimension by her hatred of Clow Reed. She longs to break free from the strange prison which resembles a partially collapsed, submerged temple. It is possible she trashed it trying to get out. Two entrances to the dimension include an old well and a book.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: In the English dub, she both learned magic from and fell in love with Clow Reed.
  • Tsundere: Can't decide whether to hate Clow Reed or hold onto her love for him. It's a complicated relationship.
  • Water Is Womanly: An elegant, powerful sorceress with vast power over water, able to create impenetrable spheres and floods.
  • Yandere: She has been waiting centuries to see Clow again and she will do anything to find him, even attack Sakura and her friends because she can feel Clow's magic in her cards.

    Yuna D. Kaito 

Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (JP), Brandon McInnis (EN)

Akiho's live-in caretaker who supposedly has ties to the Magicians' Society in England.

  • Battle Butler: He's Akiho's butler, but he's also a very powerful magician.
  • Child Prodigy: He displayed a stunning talent for magic from a very young age.
  • The Dreaded: As noted in Episode 21, his former Magicians' Society is terrified of him and fear going against him despite believing that he stole an artifact from him.
  • The Exile: Yuna is banned from the Magicians' Society for losing an artifact from them, though they heavily suspect that he actually stole it. It’s eventually revealed this artifact is Akiho herself, but it’s heavily implied Yuna did so in order to save her from her clan.
  • Friendless Background: He never had any interest in making friends when growing up. Akiho is apparently the only person he ever grew to care about.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: He easily and efficiently learnt spells with little to no instructions. This only made him even more of an aloof loner.
  • Last-Name Basis: Akiho almost exclusively refers to him as "Kaito-san". Momo similarly calls him by Kaito only.
  • Lunacy: Syaoran can sense that he has moon magic.
  • My Greatest Failure: He said that Akiho was a "blank book". Unfortunately, his words taken literally caused the clan to exploit Akiho, not even caring if her soul was destroyed. He regrets this to this day.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Accoding to Eriol, the D in his name is a title from a notorious British wizarding society. Interestingly, this evokes the kingdom of Celes from the connected work Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, where the magicians of the highest rank gain the middle initial D as part of their names.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Yuna is themed with the color purple, and he's also a very powerful magician. So powerful, in fact, that even the Magicians' Society fear going against him even though they suspect he stole an artifact from them.
  • Time Master: Kaito can manipulate time and regularly uses it to manipulate Akiho's memories so that she doesn't catch onto what how much he knows. His magic circle also resembles a clock.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It was his simple comment of comparing Akiho to a "blank book" that led to her own clan experimenting on her, trying to turn her into a living book of spells at the cost of her soul. Needless to say, he regrets this comment very heavily.
  • When He Smiles: Yuna smiles a lot, but rarely laughs. When he does let out a hearty chuckle, Akiho is surprised and asks him to laugh like that more often.


Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

Momo is a little bunny Akiho carries with her at all times. Only Yuna knows she's a magical being.

  • Alice Allusion: Momo is the White Rabbit to Akiho's Alice.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her eyes are always closed. However, closeups of her widened eyes show mere black blocks where there should be at least some discernible eye designs, which hints her eyes are completely black and wouldn't make a big difference if she kept them open.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: She laughs like a noblewoman in the anime's second ending. Although the laugh itself is not heard by the viewer, her paw gesturing and the context indicate the trope.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • When Akiho accidentally gives a Love Confession to Kaito, Momo thinks to herself that taking it back wasn't necessary. She also reminds Kaito periodically not to lose sight of what's important to him.
    • She also looks particularly amused in the anime's second ending, where she stuffs both Kero and Spinel with chocolate and laughs while the latter hugs euphorically the former with hearts coming out of her.
  • Sweet Tooth: Similarly to Kero she has a love for sweets, though unlike Kero she has a very specific fondness for chocolate.
  • Toy Disguise: Like Kero, she pretends to be a stuffed animal to hide her true nature, but in her case she even keeps up the disguise in front of Akiho, who has no idea she's really a sentient magical being.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Momo loves chocolate for its elegant design and taste.

Other Adults

    Sonomi Daidouji 

Voiced by: Miki Ito (JP), Venus Terzo (EN - Nelvana dub), Wendee Lee (EN - 2nd movie), Michelle Rojas (EN - Clear Card), Mónica Manjarrez (LA), Julia Martínez (SP - series), Noemí Bayarri (SP - 2nd movie)

Tomoyo's mother and Nadeshiko's best friend and cousin. She resents Fujitaka from marrying Nadeshiko at such a young age but is thrilled to be in Sakura's company.

  • Always Second Best: Her feelings for Nadeshiko have led to a fierce if one sided rivalry with Fujitaka. Unfortunately for her she's never been able to defeat Fujitaka in any kind of contest, barring one moment in the second movie.
  • 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.)
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Samantha Taylor.
  • Good Parents: Whatever her secret to parenting is, IT WORKS. She spoils Tomoyo like there's no tomorrow and gives her anything she wants, plus 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 one could ever meet. Sonomi may be super busy, but she is definitely doing something right.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: Sonomi is a zigzagged case of this. While Nadeshiko never loved her the same way and later died Sonomi has gone on to live a good life by any conventional standards, being the CEO of a successful toy company and having a wonderful daughter in Tomoyo. At the same time she still loves Nadeshiko which has influenced her behavior in significant yet innocuous ways (She made Tomoyo grow out her hair to look more like Nadeshiko, resents Fujitaka despite admitting how good of a man he is almost solely by merit of her unrequited feelings for Nadeshiko, and dotes of Sakura like her own daughter while noting how much she resembles her mother).
  • Hopeless Suitor: She was in love with Nadeshiko since Kindergarten, but she never returned her feelings.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Romantically loved Nadeshiko, who cared lots of her but simply couldn't think of her that way in return.
  • Kissing Cousins: Nadeshiko was her cousin and Sonomi has never stopped loving her.
  • Lesbian Jock: She used to be active in sports when in school and boasts of her achievements.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Like mother, like daughter; a feminine woman in love with her female cousin.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: She adores Sakura like she was her own daughter.
  • The Mourning After: Like Fujitaka, she clearly hasn't gotten over Nadeshiko's death.
  • Ojou: An atypical case, in that she's the current head of the Family Business instead of just a female relative of the owner.
  • Parents as People: Even busier than Fujitaka, and 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.
  • Pining After Protagonist's Parent: She was deeply in love with Sakura's mother, Nadeshiko. Nadeshiko didn't return her feeling and married their teacher Fujitaka. Sonomi does adore Sakura like a daughter, but she hasn't let go of her resentment towards Sakura's father yet.
  • Rich Bitch: Zigzagged. She despises how Nadeshiko lived an unwealthy life, but this has more to do with the fact she lived an unwealthy life with another person.
  • The Resenter: To Fujitaka for "taking Nadeshiko away from her" and giving her the happiest years of her life. At some point she even subtly implies that he didn't take enough care of Nadeshiko during her fatal illness, but when Fujitaka sadly and calmly says otherwise she drops it quickly. She also wouldn't really badmouth Fujitaka before Sakura and admitted what a wonderful man he was even back then, being everything a woman could dream about in a man.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Nadeshiko-sexual, oh so much. Tomoyo even comments once that Sonomi chose her hairstyle to look like Nadeshiko's, although this comes with the caveat that she had to give birth to Tomoyo somehow.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: Even though Nadeshiko never returned her feelings and married Fujitaka, during the series Sonomi is single and still very much in love with Nadeshiko.

    Yoshiyuki Terada 

Voiced by: Toru Furusawa (JP - first season and first movie), Katsuyuki Konishi (JP - third season and second movie), Brian Drummond (EN - Nelvana dub) Steve Blum (EN - 2nd movie), Zach Bolton (EN - Clear Card Prologue), Ricardo Tejedo (LA), Rais David Báscones (SP), Luis Espinosa (SP - 1st movie), Carlos Lladó (SP - 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.

  • Age-Gap Romance: He's a man in his thirties while Rika is his elementary school student. In the manga, he asks her to marry him when she comes of age and she accepts.
  • The Jailbait Wait: In the manga, he likes Rika back, but he's waiting until she's legal to marry her.
  • Satellite Love Interest: There's nothing noteworthy about him other than being the handsome teacher Sakura's friend Rika has a crush on. Even more so in the manga where all his appearances in which he isn't working as a teacher are about his mutual Teacher/Student Romance with Rika.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Rarely seen without a suit, which is justified since he is a teacher.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: In a relationship with Rika, who is still his student, in the manga.

    Maki Matsumoto 

Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (JP), Nicole Oliver (EN - Nelvana dub), Alejandra de la Rosa (LA), Julia Martínez (SP - series), Ana Orra (SP - 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.

  • Alliterative Name: Maki Matsumoto
  • Canon Foreigner: She's an anime-only character.
  • Determined Widow: Downplayed. She was engaged until her fiancé died, and she repeatedly tries to make their shop a success.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, she becomes Maggie.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: She runs the store because it was her late fiancé's dream to run a toy store. (He was a kind man who loved toys and stuffed animals, and wanted to share that with other people, especially children.) Her love for him is her motivation to keep the store going, and how she manages to be cheerful. She is not seen dating anyone else, but seems content overall.
  • Shopkeeper: She's the owner of a toy store that sells stuffed toys and accessories.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: The woman looks like one (she's tall, willowy and dark-haired) and also has some of the personality traits (like the kindness and devotion to those she loves, especially her fiancé's memory).

    Masaki Amamiya 

Voiced by: Osamu Saka (JP), Charlie Campbell (EN- Clear Card), Esteban Siller (LA)

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, and decides to properly welcome Fujitaka.
  • Big Fancy House: A massive European-style mansion with luxurious gardens.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a rather swell and soft-spoken old man, and easily bonds with Sakura.
  • 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: He had a beef with Fujitaka's family on account of his marriage to Nadeshiko.
  • Forgiveness: Thanks to Sakura's efforts, Masaki and Fujitaka make peace with one another.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Came across as this which led to his isolation from his family. He regrets it very much.
  • Overprotective Dad: As Nadeshiko's grandfather, he was very objective to her 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- Nelvana dub), Esperanza Doménech (SP)

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

  • Almighty Mom: Yesh. Syaoran is really scared of her, and her very energetic teen daughters all settle down (even if not completely) 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.
  • The Beautiful Elite: An elegant and sophisticated head of her clan.
  • Big Fancy House: The Li main house is a classical Chinese family home. It is especially impressive considering that the Lis are from the infamously crammed Hong Kong.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Despite her coldness, she warms up to Sakura, even giving her a maternal peck on the cheek.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's very, very pretty, but also looks and acts extremely cold.
  • Education Mama: Syaoran is nervous about showing her his grades, even though they are very good grades.
  • 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.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She's had five kids and she still looks almost as young as her daughters! (Then again, the girls are implied to be quadruplets).
  • Ojou: Of the Ice Queen variety, as she's very cold and strict on the outside.
  • 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 she lets him live alone, though at least it's in a safe town like Tomoeda).
  • 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.
  • Seers: The Clear Card Arc reveals that she's a powerful seer that can predict the future.
  • The Stoic: She's very calm and doesn't show strong emotions in her face.

    Li Xiehua, Li Huenli, Li Fuurie and Li Feimei 

Voiced by: Yuriko Yamaguchi (Fuurie), Chiyako Shibahara (Xiehua), Rika Okezawa (Huenli) and Sachiko Sugawara (Feimei) (JP), Jamie Marchi (Fuurie), Mallorie Rodak (Xiehua), Tia Ballard (Huenli), Felecia Angelle (Feimei) (EN)

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

    Wei Wang 

Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), Francis Henry (EN), Bernardo Ezeta (LA), Rafael Torres (SP - first apparitions), Aparicio Rivero (SP - rest of the series)

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.

  • Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the anime (Syaoran lives in Japan alone in the manga).
  • The Jeeves: He is Syaoran's butler and inexplicably British.
  • Morality Pet: Even in their earlier arrogant phases, Syaoran and Meiling are both respectful towards him.
  • Nice Guy: Sakura could tell how nice he is just from Syaoran's description of him.
  • Parental Substitute: He is a father-figure for Syaoran and Meiling during their stay in Japan. For instance, he helps Meiling learn to bake cakes and when it literally blows up in her face (and all over the kitchen) he helps her learn from the experience.
  • Shipper on Deck: Assists Sakura in requiting Syaoran's feelings for her.

Minor/One-shot Characters

    Yuuki Tachibana 

Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (JP), Gabriela Willert (LA), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (SP)

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

  • 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 is 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: Throughout the episode, her goal is to fix a painting that her Dad drew and the Silent messed up by hiding in. she's very proud of her father's work.
  • 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 mightily 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 

Voiced by: Yuka Imai (JP), Circe Luna (LA)

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

    Youko Nakagawa 

Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami (JP), Isabel Martiñón (LA)

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 (LA), Pilar Domínguez (SP)

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

  • Disappeared Dad: Her father died a few years 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, 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.

Alternative Title(s): Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card