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 heads to school in the morning, but does not see Yukito. She notices that there is a festival and asks Syaoran whether he wants to go to the festival at Tsukimine Shrine. He agrees, much to Sakura's delight. As the lessons... More
Sakura heads to school in the morning, but does not see Yukito. She notices that there is a festival and asks Syaoran whether he wants to go to the festival at Tsukimine Shrine. He agrees, much to Sakura's delight. As the lessons continue, Sakura feels sleepy again. Syaoran notices this and is worried. As Tomoyo and Sakura walk home, Sakura admits that she feels much better now and thanks Syaoran and Tomoyo for their help. As Syaoran and Sakura walks to the shrine, Sakura gives Syaoran her handmade scarf, which Syaoran shyly accepts. Toya, Yukito (and Eriol) turn up and the shrine (Sakura invited them);Sakura happily goes with Yukito. Sakura and the rest waits near the lake while Yukito and Toya went to get drinks. As Sakura walks near the lake, she felt Clow's presence and Eriol summons a strange-looking horse. Sakura transforms the Wood card in an attempt to immobilize the horse but fails. The horse cuts the power lines and Syaoran sends a blast of lightning but the damage was not enough. Syaoran then sends a blast of wind to push the horse into the water. Sakura transforms the Thunder card to electrocute the horse and succeeds. As the power lines are cut, there are no lights. Sakura then transforms the Glow card to illuminate the shrine, while Syaoran wonders whether he should confess his love to Sakura.