- Accidental Innuendo: Kaito's magic is referred to as "D magic." Yeah.
- Angst? What Angst?: In the manga, Sakura doesn't seem particularly bothered that the Sakura Cards have gone clear and lost all their power. Compare to how upset she was when the Clow Cards were losing their magic in the second season of the original anime and this becomes very odd. This was fortunately corrected in the anime, where she updates Yue about any new cards she has captured, as well as Eriol, and shows concern over the Sakura cards.
- Author's Saving Throw: The relationship between Rika and Terada is very controversial which lead to countless debate whether it is considered sweet or disgusting. Thus, Clear Card Arc writes Rika out and never mentions Terada again.
- Broken Base: CLAMP revisiting CCS by releasing a sequel manga and a new anime series is considered to be great by many, in order to bring back those nostalgia feelings which would serve as a Career Resurrection for the authors. However, after the controversial endings and sequels of Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- and xxxHOLiC, many people are annoyed that CLAMP are recklessly milking CCS, and would rather want them to continue their old and new works that had been put into a hiatus instead of risking screwing up yet another of their flagship series.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the English dub, Touya and Yukito share voice actors with Katsuki Bakugou and Izuku Midoriya, respectively, from My Hero Academia. Cue some Ho Yay jokes about how in another universe Bakugou and Midoriya have finally resolved their Belligerent Sexual Tension.
- It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: The series gets a lot of flack for a perceived over-reliance on nostalgia for the original series while doing little to develop its own identity. The Clear Cards are seen as copies of the Clow Cards, except with less personality, and the series is chock full of Call Backs to the original series to the point of receiving Recycled Script accusations. It doesn't help that the series downplays the Magical Girl elements in favour of Slice of Life antics, making the series feel more stagnant to a lot of viewers.
- Tearjerker: In Chapter 23/Episode 21, Syaoran embraces Sakura while saying that he will never let misfortune fall upon her. While it can heartwarming, the reason behind it is because the Clan and Eriol told him that great power will bring great misfortune. And there was been several implications that Syaoran will be willing to do self-sacrifice just for Sakura's sake.
- The Un-Twist: Akiho is the girl in the cloak? Yuna has turned back time, so that the animé ending and second movie are seemingly retconned, but still constantly acknowledged? Geez, whoever saw that coming? A far cry from the manga where Syaoran is revealed to be the person in the cloak, not Akiho.
YMMV / Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card