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Cardcaptor Sakura

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Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Cardcaptor Sakura Specials DVD Special 1998 TBD
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie Movie 1999 TBD
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie 2: The Sealed Card Movie 2000 TBD
Cardcaptor Sakura: Leave it to Kero Movie 2003 TBD
Tsubasa Chronicle TV 2005 TBD
Tsubasa Chronicle: Torikago no Kuni no Himegimi Movie 2005 TBD
Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Series TV 2006 TBD
XXXHOLiC TV 2006 TBD
Tsubasa Chronicle: Tokyo Revelations OVA 2007 TBD
Tsubasa Shunraiki OVA 2009 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Cardcaptor Sakura 1996 TBD
Name Role
Kumiko TAKAHASHI Character Design
Morio ASAKA Director
Takayuki NEGISHI Music
CLAMP Original Manga Creator
Eizo KONDO Producer

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Cardcaptor Sakura VivisQueen 8.5/10 Jan 31, 2008

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Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...

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shalist
They're both stories about a 'ordinary everyday girl' who suddenly ain't so ordinary. Join them as they progress through their respective adventures gathering interesting companions, new skills and tricks, and confidence along the way.
miaka
If you did like Card Capor Sakura then you should like Sailor Moon. both series is about a girl that lives her ordinary life, when suddenly it seem that she is not that ordinary. they have a destiny to fullfill. they travel with friends that they meet along the way to gather different objects (cards in Card Captor Sakura and cristals in Sailor Moon) while fighting the evil.
icyglaze
Card Captor Sakura and Sailormoon are similar in a way that both animes focus on an ordinary girl by day and an extraordinary saviour by night. The main characters fight to destroy evil and to save the world they love. Also, both animes have a cute little animal as a guardian. Although Card Captor Sakura does not have the love theme present throughout the entire series like Sailormoon does, these two animes are quite interesting and have a lot in common.
clem
Card Captor Sakura and Sailor Moon are so similar it's scary. Much of the animation resemble each other, and the stories are basically the same - girl's identity as superhero is hidden, and at night battles atrocious villains. These two are a definite pair!
lantis
Of course this is a good follow up to Sailor Moon. Every genre treatment by Clamp rocks. Trust me, Clamp never fails.
LLORAtheLLAMA

Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura have the magical girls a lot of people love. With so many episodes, you grow with the characters and understand how they feel. You see that those girls are pretty much like us and are trying to get along with others and reach their goals. Either catching Clow Cards or going against the Dark Kingdom, they're out there helping those in trouble.

caitlin

Sailor Moon and Card Captor Sakura are both magical girl type shows, with occasionally clumsy female leads (Usagi more so than Sakura), strong, supporting male leads, and good, cute humour to boot. If you liked one, I'm sure you will like the other.

styln

Both Sailor Moon and Card Captor Sakura deal with a regular girl who gains magical powers and then has to deal with her daily life while fighting evil. Both girls have cute little guardians and have many of the same personality traits.

Nomadichu

I think that eveyone who has seen either one of these series will absolutely love the other, they both have magic, love, and cute outfits! not to mention saving the world from the bad guys.

jurexplay

Two magical girls shows. Although some say that CCS is a rip off Sailor Moon I think it has it's own magic. I enjoyed both series very much and don't have any complains about any kind of rip off. Really if you are into Magical girl shows then both are excellent choice.

iluvanime

Both series are about a girl who is living a simple, ordinary life when they encounter a "magic". Both include romance and a talking animal that supports and gives advice to the main character (Luna in Sailor Moon and Kero in Card Captor Sakura). If you liked Sailor Moon you'll enjoy Card Captor Sakura as well.

Shoutai

Both are great starter animes for any person just getting into the fandom. Both being from the magical girl genre, they sort of have the same feel and elements. Even though they don't have the same underlying story, they're both extremely cute.

Kari5

Young girls suddenly given magical powers and must save the world...describes what these shows are about! Magical transformations, attacks, and battles every episode! And of course, romance! These shows are great for those who love magical girl shows!

keyzti

Both these animes revolve around the magical girl concept. There is love, drama and the transformations. Have you not already seen these animes in you’re childhood you should see them now! If you liked one, you would definitely like the other!

iKaity

Another anime pair with a girl who has the fate of the world in her hands. Both animes have the magical girl transformations and everything. Not to mention romance.

If you like one, you'll like the other :)

Noria

Both of them are about an ordinary girl and how its lifes changes when they meet a starnge creature which reveals to them that they have special powers and they have a mission to fullfill. Also,  they are both  girly anime.

Trinityx94

I watched both these shows when I was a kid. They were brilliant. Though Sailor Moon is more for girls and Cardcaptor Sakura is possible for a mixture of genders - they are similar and someone who liked one would like the other in my opinion. However beware the dubbed version of Card Captor Sakura. Well... don't beware it. If you're looking for more romance in an anime, watch the Japanese version with English subs. But if romance isn't really your cup of tea, I suggest watching the dubbed version of Card Captor Sakura. Though both are loveable in their own way :)

thesonicfan21

Card Captor Sakura is very much related to Sailor Moon. They both have appretices that help them on their missions to defeat enemies. As they are both underappreciated cowards, they get smarter and more confident as they collect things to help them on their missions. Yet, they're both very young girls who are both crybabies and they learn the slice of life. They are also both very long series.

ratchet573

Both are aimed at younger girls and both have strong romantic plots and a monster of the week sort of feel.

hakura123

They are alike both in the magical girl genre they both came out around the same time, oh and they have pretty costumes XD

pikachu203

They're both similar magical girl stories, and Usagi and Sakura are similar characters.  They're both 'contracted' by cat-like creatures to be magical girls...  The similarities go on and on.

Tsubasa Chronicle

Tsubasa Chronicle

The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...

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DarkOnister

The main characters... similar? They are the same! I don't mean a slight difference or behaviour or anything. They are the same in practically every aspect!

The story may be different but the two main characters and their affection for one another hasn't changed. In fact you'll probably learn more about the other characters seeing both series.

Both series feature the elements of magic & adventure.

I would seriously recommend this to you if you haven't heard of this series already.

animegirl93

Tsubasa Chronicle and Card Captor Sakura have the same main characters but at different ages and in different worlds. They are alike in a lot of ways and are both a creation of Clamp. :)

Kasyll

CCS and TC have two exact same characters in two different anime series, both of which are staged in a magical world! If you want to dive deeper into these young lovers' relationship then indulge yourself with Tsubasa Chronicle - its soundtrack won't disappoint either!

Uniflame

Since CCS and Tsubasa have the same main characters, it's really fun to watch both series. However don't expect to see the same thing, as the characters act different. That's good, or else they'd be a boring watch!

puttycat1

Both of these great anime are both made by CLAMP. Their beautiful drawing and characters are very similar in style. They both follow great storylines and have magical situations. Pdersonally I enjoyed both of them and I think you will too.

partytiger

Tsubasa Chronicle 'gueststars' a lot of different animecharacters, most noticably the main characters from Card Captor Sakura. It makes for a great reunion with 'old friends', as they adventure onwards in a new world.

Both series are also a quest for lost items and shares a lot of elements in their story buildup.

Kilplow

Cardcaptor Sakura and The Tsubasa Chronicles are two interesting interrelated stories. Both stories contain Sakura and Syaoran as two main characters. Cardcaptor Sakura of course focuses primarily on Sakura, while Syaoran is the protagonist of Tsubasa Chronicles. While the characters are act somewhat differently, (they are older in Tsubasa), it is hard to not enjoy both, and neither is an unrealistic progression. Also many elements from Cardcaptor Sakura are borrowed in Tsubasa, including Clow as a person, Kero, and most of the rest of the cast. If you have watched CCS, it is a delight and if you've seen only Tsubasa, it is interesting to see the characters in their original forms as well.

Kyouko

Not only are the main characters the same in name, but more or less in personality. If you supported the canon couple of one, you're likely to support the other.

Both series are Mahou Shoujo(Magical girl), and are filled with mysteries and captivating, lovable characters. Both female leads are endearing and, for girls at least, easy to relate to in some situations. The same goes for you guys out there and the lead male. Also,both series spawned from a manga written by CLAMP, so the likely-hood of you liking both is very high if you liked one.

Enjoy, and I promise, you will!

Yukikaze

If you liked this anime then you're sure to love the other. I strongly think this because, firstly, both are from the same studio, Clamp. Secondly, both are about fantastical creatures, love, a world-wide struggle, and humans that must save the world. Thirdly, the animations are still both great. So watch the other today!

IchigoTsukiYuki

Tsubasa Chronicle is set in a distant parralel universe with your characters from CardCaptor Sakura including Saura, Syaoran, Clow, Touya, Yukito and more! This series also has magics incorporated like CardCaptor Sakura.

Kari5

The main characters of these shows are the same, with some of the same personality traits. Fans of each will love the show just for this fact. But both shows have the same feel, worlds full of magic, and more questions than answers!

AnimeGoddess

You would like Tsubasa because it is Card Captor Sakura in a different demension. You'll notice all the way through the anime the similarities about the two. I loved it and i know you would too.

Shugo Chara!

Shugo Chara!

Hinamori Amu is a stylish punk rock girl who is liked and feared by her peers, but there's just one problem: she's actually a shy and quiet girl who can't seem to drop her self-fabricated facade! But when Amu finds three eggs in her bed, she had no idea her life would change forever. Out of the eggs pop Ran, Miki and Su, Amu's Guardian Charas; these being represent parts of Amu that she wishes she could be, even allowing Amu to transform into those parts at will! Now, with pressure from the other Guardians (including her crush, Hotori) to join their midst, dark sides of the psyche known as X Eggs to seal, and nefarious forces after a wish-granting egg known as the embryo, Amu's life has officially become more complicated!

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larutohotdog

Both series have magic, romance, and comedy. In both series they are kids they are just a little older in Shugo Chara! You would surely enjoy watching Shugo Chara! if you liked watching Card Captor Sakura.

KiraRin

I'm very suprised that noone has made this recommendation before, as I found the two shows to be very similar.

CCS for many is the definitive magical-girl anime series. SC is an up-to-date show that has a lot more comedy, and a slightly more adult tone to it. Amu and Sakura are very similar characters, falling in love easily, changing costumes frequently and having cute little sidekicks who constantly seem to be getting into trouble.

If you're looking for a good show after watching CCS, I recommend SC for its spunky turn on a usually mediocre genre.

TropicalMist

These two are so alike and so different at the same time! But I would definitely say that their similarities are very prominant.  Firstly, they're both centered around a girl with really good friends, rivals (that help them), guys that make you go AWwwwwwww! and of course, all that magical girl stuff =)

They're also both over 50+ eps (Altho Shugo is longer) with a lot of character development, especially in their secondary characters (*pst the guys!) And unfortunately, with A LOT of eps, you also get fillers.  But I guess the ones in Shugo make more sense than CCS.  However, whereas CCS has a concrete ending, Shugo is still heading towards it's second season. 

Anyways! If you love one, I definitely recommend the other.  I love BOTH Amu and Sakura =) they're both SO different and yet their characters really shine. 

chii

Both anime have girls that transform into many MANY different outfits to fight their battles. Weather it's after eggs or after cards, if you liked one check out the other.

jypsyjulia

Both of these anime deal with young people fighting off evil.  In CCS, the goal is to collect cards, and in Shugo Chara!  they are purifying eggs.  The character relationships are also very similar, with that pre-teen romance.

scizorg45

Both series have female protagonists who suddenly become "magically able". In both series they have to use this power to stop bad things happening in their neighbourhood.

If you liked one, check out the other.

DarkMagicianGirl

Both anime are about 2 girls who become magical girls. In cardcaptor sakura must sakura colect the clow cards and amu must collect x eggs. The humor is the same and both character change the outfits. they fall in love at older guys ^^ and at guys from the same age.

Casandra

Both are Mahou Shoujo series with a similar message. To be who you are and love who you love and to dare to speak out for it. With Shugo Chara this message is much more at the forefront of the series than with CSS, but both still have a similar tone.

pikachu203

Both are similar magical girl series involving young girls who realize their power.  They both have various feel-good moments and sadder ones.  The characters are somewhat similar, and they obviously both have characters with similar personalities(once you get to know Amu, that is!) and you've got the eggs in one series and the cards in another.  They follow the same basic concepts.

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Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer

Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...

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kamirura
Can I say more than twins. If you're looking for fighting girls and magical powers you have gotten the right one.
sublime
Clamp. That's the main reason for suggesting CCS and Angelic Layer as good watches. Whilst Angelic Layer doesn't conform to your normal "magical girl" anime, you still have two series with young, cute, female leads both on a path of self-discovery.
lantis
You might think this is cheating, since both are from Clamp, but heck, I think it applies. Both stories involve a young girl who discovers something about herself, as well as growing up through a series of trias, and relying on ones friends. One collects cards, and the other battles bots. Anyhow, Clamp rocks.
Iria

If you enjoyed watching either Angelic Layer or Card Captor Sakura you might check out the other one. They are similar in that the main character in each of these anime strives to achieve their goal against all odds, as well as gaining friends and support as they go. Both of these anime have a feel-good mood about them.

zsuzsi

Both Angelic Layer and Card Captor Sakura were made by CLAMP, and feature ridiculously cute main characters that work towards their respective goals with optimism, yet still (this is the impressive part) manage not to be annoying.

Chofas

Angelic Layer and Card Captor Sakura share the same soul. In both, you'll see what it takes for a girl to believe in herself and confront all types of hardships. Friendship is one of the most wonderful gifts of life, and that too, you will see here.

LucyChan

Both series are similar in the global idea and they are both from Clamp (Clamp series ROCK). Even if Angelic Layer is a doll battle serie and CC Sakura a Magical girl serie, both of them are about a girl that grow with the problems that come ahead.

KiraRin

Two shows, both made by Clamp, are bound to have many similarities. Two young girls discovering life and the struggles that come with it.

If this was a movie rating, both would be classified as having "mild fantasy violence" mixed in with the magical girl romance. As such, I would say that these shows are both aimed at young girls, however, I think there are plenty of otaku's who will love the cutesy feel of both of these.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Nanoha used to be a normal grade school student until one day she found a ferret in the woods -- but he's no ordinary ferret! His name is Yuuno, he hails from another world, and he needs Nanoha’s help to complete his mission: to capture the Jewel Seeds (mysterious stones that imbue their wielder with great power) that fell to Earth. Along with Yuuno, Nanoha must now collect the Seeds and protect her world, but she isn’t alone. A rival is also trying to collect the Seeds for an unknown purpose, and only Nanoha has the power to stop her…

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clem
Both of these series have the basic shoujo elements, and both are extremely addictive and lovable. Unlike other cliche shoujos, these series both have something special, such as card battle or ferrets. Be sure to try the other if you liked one!
whatsanime

These two series go very well together. Nanoha is a Mahoshoujo series that gets away from the standard "Monster of the day" motif and has a continuing entralling storyline. Cardcaptor Sakura has a very well good continuing storyline also and a good supporting cast. If you like a series with a point at the end of it you'll enjoy these series.

Clavie

Both series are about a normal, well-liked girls who are given magical powers in order to help a magical being in a quest to retrieve something. Beyond that, both protagoist & co are charming and funny.

Xplayer

These are probably the best magical girl animes out there. Both involve an ordinary girl employed to "catch em all" to save the world. Both have ulterior substories, Nanoha's being more sci-fi and CCS being more romantic. Nanoha focuses on quick entertaining action, while CCS tends to flesh out character development. That said, if you enjoyed one, you should like the other.

Korwin

Unlike most mahou shoujo anime, Card Captor Sakura and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha step up on the scale of seriousness making them slightly more mature than the rest of the bunch covering some mature themes whilst in plot progression. Though I'd lie if I said they don't have the usual bubbles and sparkles here and there.

lyllyean

Both anime are about magical girls, friendship and they both have a girl as a main character. Both Sakura and Nanoha find out in similar ways that they are magical girls, then they both have to battle with enemies that later on turn out not to be so bad.

DarkMagicianGirl

Both girls become magical girls because of a acident. And they must collect something to save the world. The storyline is great you really want to know how its gone end. And what they will do next. Both the girls are really sweet and care alot about other people. Both have a pet that tells them what to do.

MaraRuizu

Both are magical girl anime with plots focusing on the gathering of magical objects. Nanoha and Cardcaptor Sakura both have some seriusness mixed into the silly, making them more intriguing, while still retaining quite a bit of cuteness. Also, young male tsunderes.