Cardcaptor Sakura (カードキャプターさくら Kādokyaputā Sakura), abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group CLAMP.
The story focuses on Sakura Kinomoto, an 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 Card, focusing on Sakura in junior high school, began serialization in Nakayoshi since 2016.
The series was adapted into a 70 episodes anime by Madhouse including two movies. Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie and Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card.
Anime[edit | edit source]
Sakura and the Mysterious Brooch (Episode 9)[edit | edit source]
Sakura, whose cheerfulness has been a staple of her personality, is forlorn by Syaoran's confidence and obviously superior skill. Rika and Tomoyo take Sakura to a shop to try to cheer her up. The three each buy brooches and return to Sakura's house for tea and pudding. When Rika puts on her brooch, the Sword card takes control of her and attacks Sakura with a sword.
Sakura, Syaoran, and the Invisible Thread (Episode 50)[edit | edit source]
Sakura begins to wonder if the bizarre goings on are connected to Clow Reed's presence, though she is aware that Clow is long deceased. At recess, Rika shows everyone a teddy bear she made. Sakura decides to get her own teddy-bear-making kit at the craft store where she sees Eriol buying several spools of string. That night, Sakura and Kero once again sense Clow Reed's presence and meet up with Syaoran and Tomoyo. However, Syaoran's body begins moving against his will and attacks Sakura. Fortunately, he is able to cast a water spell around himself, revealing a set of invisible strings controlling his movements, which Sakura cuts with the transformed Sword card although yet again, she is left exhausted by the effort. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Eriol was the one manipulating Syaoran and that he is the reincarnation of Clow Reed. He has two servants: Spinel Sun, a beast similar to Kerberos, and Ruby Moon, the true form of Nakuru.
Manga[edit | edit source]
Chapter 8[edit | edit source]
Rika gets hypnotized by the Sword Card.
Chapter 9[edit | edit source]
Rika continues to be possessed by the sword card.
Chapter 30[edit | edit source]
Eriol hypnotizes Syaoran to he fall of the tree and uses his threads to control Syaoran body.