The story focuses on Sakura Kinomotoan elementary school student who discovers magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards; she must retrieve the cards to prevent catastrophe. A sequel by Clamp, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cardfocusing on Sakura in junior high school, began serialization in Nakayoshi in Additional media include anime films, video gamesart bookspicture booksand film comics.
After Tokyopop's license expired, Dark Horse Manga released the series in omnibus editions from October to September All 70 episodes were dubbed ; while other English-speaking territories received the full run, the version aired on American television was heavily edited into 39 episodes.
Cardcaptors also aired on Cartoon NetworkTeletoon and Nickelodeon. The TV series and films were sub-licensed by Geneonwhich released them unedited with English subtitles. Cardcaptor Sakura has received critical acclaim. The manga series was awarded the Seiun Award for Best Manga in The television series was praised for transcending its target audience of young children and being enjoyable to older viewers, and for its artwork, humor, and animation; it won the Animage Grand Prix award for Best Anime in The American edit of Cardcaptorshowever, was criticized for removing elements essential to the plot.
Cardcaptor Sakura takes place in the fictional Japanese city of Tomoeda which is somewhere near Tokyo. Ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from Bleach op 6 latino dating book in her basement created and named after sorcerer Clow Reed.
Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Cerberus, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. As she finds each card, she battles its magical personification and defeats it by sealing it away. Cerberus acts as her guide, while her best friend and second cousin, Tomoyo films her exploits and provides her with battle costumes.
Sakura's older brother Toya Kinomoto watches over her, while pretending that he is unaware of what is going on. While initially antagonistic, he comes to respect Sakura and begins aiding her to capture the cards. Once Sakura captures all of the cards, she is tested by Yue, the cards' second guardian, to determine if she is worthy of becoming the cards' true master; Yue is also the true form of Yukito Tsukishiro, Toya's best friend.
Aided by her school teacher Kaho Mizuki, Sakura passes the test and becomes the new master of the Clow Cards. Afterwards, Eriol Hiiragizawa, a transfer student from England, arrives in Tomoeda and begins causing disturbances with two guardian-like creatures, Spinel Sun and Ruby Moon.
Sakura is suddenly unable to use the Clow Cards and transforms her wand, beginning the process of evolving the cards into Sakura Cards as Eriol causes strange occurrences that forces her to use and thus transform certain cards.
Once all the cards have been "Bleach op 6 latino dating," Eriol tells Sakura that he aided her in converting the cards so they would not lose their magic powers. Syaoran later confesses his love to Sakura, who comes to realize she also loves him. Cardcaptor Sakura concludes with Syaoran returning to Hong Kong with a promise to return. Two years later, Syaoran moves back to Tomoeda permanently. The plot of the anime series is extended, featuring 52 Clow Cards from the manga's original 19, and certain scenes are stretched and delayed, such as Cerberus' true form not being revealed until just before Yue's appearance.
Some of the circumstances around the capturing of the cards is changed, such as Syaoran capturing several cards himself and being tested by Yue in the Final Judgment. The TV series Bleach op 6 latino dating the relationship between Sakura and Syaoran unresolved, but Sakura confesses her love to Syaoran at the end of the second anime film.
In the OVA that bridges the stories of the original series and the Clear Card anime, Syaoran returns to Tomoeda two years later, just like in the manga. Cardcaptor Sakura was first conceived shortly before the conclusion of Clamp's Magic Knight Rayearthwhich was serialized in Nakayoshi. Head Clamp writer Nanase Ohkawa 's first impulse was to create a magical girl series, despite not being well-versed in the genre.
Ohkawa wanted the heroine Sakura to be in the same age group as the majority of Nakayoshi ' s readers so that fans could relate to her. Due to it being different from how Clamp Bleach op 6 latino dating conceived characters, Ohkawa designed the other characters such as Tomoyo and Cerberus to be more like Clamp's previous creations. Once Ohkawa had enough information on the characters, she had the three artists in Clamp— MokonaTsubaki Nekoi and Satsuki Igarashi —design them based on her descriptions.
When designing Cerberus, Ohkawa Bleach op 6 latino dating a mascot-type companion for Sakura, but Nekoi tried various forms, including dogs and squirrels, before designing the final version. Syaoran and Toya were conceived to be a common type of character featured in Clamp's works. Mokona initially drew Tomoyo so it would look like she was in love with Toya, which led to her surprise when she received the script for the chapter which reveals Tomoyo loves Sakura.
The story was planned to have the theme of "if you try Bleach op 6 latino dating best, it'll work out", but Ohkawa did not start out with Sakura's "It'll definitely be okay" mindset. Ohkawa wanted to write a story that "minorities would feel comfortable with," referring to the same-sex and taboo relationships featured in the manga. The series' main theme is expressed through Sakura, a main character designed to be open-minded about different family structures and kinds of love.
Ohkawa addressed the relationships featured in the series by using Tomoyo and Sakura as an example. She explained that the reason Tomoyo and Sakura did not end up together was not because Tomoyo is a girl, but rather because Sakura did not love Tomoyo in a romantic way.