Cardcaptor Sakura is a manga created and illustrated by Clamp. It was published in Nakayoshi starting May 1996 and ended in June 2000. The anime adaptation was produced by Madhoused and aired in NHK BS2 starting April 7, 1998 and ending March 21, 2000.
Cardcaptor Sakura Plot:
Kinomoto Sakura, a ten year old girl, wanders into her father’s study room and finds a mysterious book. She opens it and when she reads one of the Clow Cards’ labels, accidently releases the rest of the cards. She is later greeted by the Clow Card’s guardian, Kerberos (who Sakura names Kero). Kero tells Sakura that the reason the Clow Cards were able to escape is because he was asleep. Kero tells Sakura that she must wield the Clow Staff and return the card spirits into cards. Sakura then tells her best friend, Tomoyo Daidouji, who provides her with costumes as well as videotaping her battles. Later, a boy named Li Syaoran, reveals that he is the descendant of the Clow Cards’ creator, Clow Reed, and his fiancé, Meiling Li.
Cardcaptor Sakura Characters:
Kinomoto Sakura – is a young girl who accidently releases the Clow Cards from a mysterious book in her father’s basement. She then meets Cerberus who makes it her mission that she returns the spirits into Card form. She then must turn the Clow Cards into her own Sakura Cards so that they keep their powers.
Kero-chan – Kerberos or Kero, is the guardian of the Clow Cards. He is only one of the two magical creatures Clow Reed created to select the next master of the Clow Cards. When the Clow Cards were released, Kero chooses Sakura as a candidate to become the next master of the cards.
Daidouji Tomoyo – Tomoyo is Sakura’s best friend and her distant cousin. Tomoyo comes from an extremely wealthy family and uses this to supply Sakura with communication gadgets during her adventures. She also gives Sakura different costumes to wear for her battles as well as videos them.
Li Syaoran – Syaoran is the descendant of Clow Reed, the maker of the Clow Cards, and believes that he is the candidate to control the Clow Cards and not Sakura. He attempts to capture the Clow Cards himself but then meets Sakura. He eventually develops feelings for Sakura.
Yue (Cardcaptor Sakura) – Yue is the other guardian created by Clow Reed. His role is to judge whether Kerberos’ candidate is worthy of become the next master of the Clow Cards. Yue’s power depends heavily on his master’s power and since Sakura isn’t all that powerful yet, is forced to save his energy in the form of a normal boy names Yukito Tsukishiro.