The show begins as a simple girls' anime of the magical girl genre. Ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto opens a mysterious book in... More
The show begins as a simple girls' anime of the magical girl genre. Ten-year-old Sakura Kinomoto opens a mysterious book in her father's study and accidentally lets loose the magical Clow Cards. By her ability to open the seal, Sakura is revealed to have special powers, and it becomes her responsibility to retrieve the missing cards. The task involves finding each card, battling its magical personification, and sealing it away. She is assisted by Cerberus (Kerberos, also known as Kero-chan), the Beast of the Seal assigned to protect the cards, who was asleep when Sakura opened the Clow Book (He was on a "nap" at the time, which lasted 30 years). Kero-chan, who looks like an animated plush toy throughout most of the series (his "borrowed" form), guides Sakura as she develops her Cardcaptor powers. In the first episode, he presents her with the Key of the Seal, which allows her to fight and capture the Clow Cards.
Sakura's grade goes on a field trip to pick strawberries. Sakura and Tomoyo bump into Yukito and Toya who are working part-time at the strawberry field. On the way to the greenhouse, Syaoran senses something from the storehouse,... More
Sakura's grade goes on a field trip to pick strawberries. Sakura and Tomoyo bump into Yukito and Toya who are working part-time at the strawberry field. On the way to the greenhouse, Syaoran senses something from the storehouse, but Meilin pushes him along. The class enters the greenhouse and begins picking strawberries. Sakura hears the door to the storehouse will not open, but when she and Tomoyo go to investigate, they find it open. Syaoran and Meilin come into the storehouse, and Syaoran says that he feels a strange presence. The door suddenly closes and locks them inside. Syaoran informs the group that it it the Lock card that has trapped them. After Rika, Naoko, and Chiharu come to the storehouse, they go look for Ms. Mizuki and tell Toya and Yukito. While looking for a key to unlock the door, Sakura sees Ms. Mizuki through the window, who gives her a hint, but Ms. Mizuki then disappears. Sakura realizes that Ms. Mizuki was trying to tell her to use her key. The Lock card shows its true form when Sakura tries to put her key into the lock. Syaoran seals the exits and Sakura quickly seals the Lock card before it can get into the keyhole. Toya, Yukito, Rika, and Naoko come into the messy storehouse, now that the Lock card has been captured. Sakura and the others clean up the storehouse together. Sakura's group learns how to make and bakes desserts with strawberries. After the desserts are made, Sakura brings a piece to Toya and Yukito.