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?
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
Cardcaptor Sakura and Princess Tutu are two of the best magic girl stories out there. While both of collection elements, the larger similarity is both shows have strong second halves. Also characters in both shows have changing roles. In Cardcaptor Sakura, Syaoran is at first a rival, then an unwitting ally, finally a friend, and then a lover. In Princess Tutu, the Prince goes from the hero to a villain, while the Knight goes from a villain to the hero--and Rue changes from the black hearted foil to Ahiru, to the victim. Needless to say more, I found both to the best of the respective shared genre
Both of these series gave me the initial feeling of "ick". I find it very hard to watch "magical girl" kind of shows, as I was put off by Magical Girl Sammy...
But I was pleasantly surprised by both of these, so much so that Princess Tutu is probably very close to my top 10. Don't let the genre put you off, as both of these may be childish on the surface, but explore adult relationships and feelings.
The animation is beautifully choreographed, especially in Tutu, and is matched beautifully to the sweeping crescendo of music.
I think if deep down inside you enjoy a good romance, you will like both of these. Just don't tell anyone ;)
So. You just watched what you think is probably the best magical girl series in the world. Think again! If you've just finished either Princess Tutu or Card Captor Sakura and haven't watched the other one, then you absolutely must! Both utilise the episodic magical girl with transformation format to spin a highly funny, highly emotional, and gripping yarn with fascinating characters you immediately come to love. Most importantly, both of them will remind you why you fell in love with the shoujo genre in the first place.
Both of these are magical girl anime that involve collecting different elements in the fight to restore goodness and order. They are not only funny and cute but also dramatic, weaving in issues of friendship, romance, belief, and sacrifice. But what really makes both of these series outstanding is the dynamic, loveable characters. It may take a half a dozen or more episodes, but you will eventaully become hooked, drawn in by the characters' personalities, mysteries, adventures, and changing perspectives. These are my two favorite anime of this genre and if you love one you will definitely love the other.
Mahou Shoujo is a pretty restricting genre, but Card Captor Sakura and Princess Tutu manage to avoid it's main trapping: superficiality. Both plunge into emotional depths that most in the genre won't go near. Unfortunately, this doesn't stop them from being a tad slower than desirable, Card Captor Sakura in particular could stand to shed a few episodes, but those patient enough to overcome that are in for a treat.
Its a crazy world and there are some things we can't see.....book characters coming to life? Now thats crazy.
Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!
These two charming series are very fun to watch; both are filled with magic and superpowers. These two series demonstrate how elementary school kids can do things that make big differences in our lives. The warm feelings that you will feel from the romance that occurs between the two female and male protagonists in both of these series takes the anime to the next level. Card Captor Sakura and Gakuen Alice can fill you with happy and warm feelings, as well as serious thoughts once in awhile.
CCS and Gakuen Alice remind you of the joys and adventures of youth - minus the irritating and whiny kid. Both series showcase the fact that even at an early age, children can and will act responsibly because it is they who have pure intentions and malice-free dispositions. There's also the fact that both leads have the same name and are entrusted with enormous powers, not to mention their mothers' lives are shrouded in mystery
These two shows are quite a bit alike, with similar central casts in a school setting with magic going on. Both lead characters suddenly acquire their magic powers and have to learn how to deal with them while going on with 'normal' affairs at the same time.
Card Captor Sakura has some better action scenes, but on the whole the plots of both shows vary between 'serious magic stuff' and 'fluffy everyday-life stuff' to about the same extent.
If you're looking for another all-age friendly tale of schoolgirl magic and two adoring best friends with a complicated relationship, both Card Captor Sakura and Gakuen Alice are a good bet. Both feature school-age female friends, in which one absolutely adores the other and will do anything to make her happy. Both are digestable with an episodic feel that emerges into something more complicated later on. Both feature a great cast of characters all around.
CCS and Gakuen Alice both boast main characters that are ten year old girls, whome find hidden powers deep within themselves. These adorable girls selflessly use their powers for the good of all around them, while never losing their upbeat attitudes. With their strong wills, compelling storylines, trustworthy friends, and fiery personalities, it's impossible to like one and not the other.
Both CCS and Gakuen Alice have main characters that are about the same age, and have special abilities. Both series contain very little romance. Therefore, if you liked CCS, try Gakuen Alice!
Awayuki Himeno is a normal schoolgirl who is in a bind: her father’s remarriage yielded two new cruel stepsisters, and to top it off, she meets seven men who call themselves Liefe Knights. They reveal to her that she's a Pretear, someone who can lend powers to them when their powers aren’t enough to defeat the evil creatures called mayouchuu. Now, she has to fight the ambitious Fenrir, whose only purpose is to leech the life force from all living beings. Can Himeno save the world and find a way to deal with her growing feelings for one of the Liefe Knights?
Both are filled with transformations and of course it is all about an unsuspecting girl who suddenly has to save the world and both fall in love with the guy/boy who is fighting with her.
Only pretear is a little more mature than cardcaptor Sakura. I think they are a lot a like.
Both series have the whole mahou shoujo theme going for them, and they both involve a young girl who suddenly finds herself using her powers to save the world from some kind of evil. Both are similar enough in their feel in that if you enjoy one, you'll probably enjoy the other as well.
Both anime are about girls who find out by acicent that they have magical powers. They have both hansome perons who cares about them. And that gives funny moments. Cardcaptor sakura is a long anime and has 2 movies. And pretear is a short one. If you liked one of them you will like the other.
Momomiya Ichigo was a normal girl, worried mostly about her crush, Aoyama Masaya. However, just as she was finally able to date him, she was struck by a mysterious beam and everything changed. She is now part of the Mew Project, genetically fused with an endangered species of cat. With her new powers and companions, she must protect the earth from invading aliens.
Both series revolve around a somewhat 'ditzy' girl, who later comes to possess special powers, which she must use to save mankind. Both of these series are also must-see's for those who like watching anime about good 'ol fashioned teenage-girl crushes.
If you enjoyed the 'magical girl' theme in CCS, Tokyo Mew Mew has it too! The protaganist is female, and she suddenly finds herself thrown in to a world of magic and meyham. It is up to her to stop the enemy from destroying the earth, and there's some thrown in to it, too. Tokyo Mew Mew is ideal (in my opinion) if you enjoyed Card Captor Sakura!
Both these shows are wonderful magical girl shows. The main characters, suddenly given magical powers, must save the world with the help of their friends! And of course, there's mystery and romance!
The similarities between Tokyo Mew Mew and CCSakura are so striking that I almost have to wonder if the former was intentionally based on the latter. That said, they both manage to maintain enough differences that one can watch both and still be interested in each. Cute mahou shoujo animes with a light-hearted feel.
Although in Tokyo Mew Mew, they have a group of girls fighting to save mankind, Cardcaptor Sakura is only one girl that must do the same. The are girls who have magical powers and try to stop something in each episode. It may be a while to finish but it will keep you watching.
Karin Hanazono’s life isn’t easy; she’s an orphan, her grades are poor, she’s terrible at sports and in general, she is miserable. After the death of her precious pet, Karin met a strange boy named Kazune Kujyou – an encounter which changed her life forever. For Karin, as she then discovers, is a goddess! Now, with the help of Kazune and his cousin Himeka, Karin will learn how to use her powers and protect her new family. As she learns more about herself she must also face the mysterious people who share her powers, and discover what it is they are fighting for.
In CCS and Kamichama Karin, the main characters both find out that they have a mysterious power that helps them to fight against their enemies. The romance level in both is about the same as well so if you like the way things went with Sakura and Syaron, you would like Kamichama Karin as well.
Hmmmmmm where do i start. Ok.......both animes are based on middle school characters...........both have talking animals............ a cute love story...........some character look-a-likes............. and the use of magic or fighting using some other force...........Ummm let's see their really isnt much I can say without spoiling so you'r gonna have to trust me on this............chances are (eather way) if you liked Card Captor or if you liked kamichama karin you'll love the other. :)
both the girls don't know anything of magic and by acedent they fall in it. karin learns a lot about her past and future and what's important is to her like sakura does. both the giirls are cute and find the love of their life. and have some humor. it is almost impossible for not liking those anime.