Cardcaptor Sakura

Japanese name: Cardcaptor Sakura
Japanese name: カードキャプターさくら
English name: Cardcaptors; Cardcaptor Sakura
French name: Sakura chasseuse de cartes
Dates: April 7, 1998-December 29, 1998
June 17, 2000-December 2, 2000 (United States)
September 2000 (France)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 18:30-18:55 (6:30-6:55 pm)
Number of episodes: 35
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company: Kodansha, NEP21
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-BS2)
Kids WB (United States)
M6 (France)
Creator(s): CLAMP (Nanase Okawa, Mokona Apapa, Satsuki Iragashi, Mick Nekoi) (manga)
Series Director: Morio Asaka
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Nanase Okawa (series structure)
Writer(s): Nanase Okawa (script supervisor)
Art Director: Katsufumi Hariu
Character Designer(s): Kumiko Takahashi, Apapa Mokona (costumes and cards)
Animator(s): Kumiko Takahashi (chief director), Toshiharu Go (director), Katsunori Kimizuka (director), Masaru Kitao (director), Ikuo Shimizu (director), Makoto Koga (director), Mariko Fujita director), Kunihiko Sakurai (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Sakura Tange (Sakura Kinomoto/Card Captor Sakura); Junko Iwao (Tomoyo Daidouji); Aya Hisakawa (Kero-chan); Seki Tomokazu (Touya Kinomoto); Megumi Ogata (Yukito Tsukishiro); Kumai Motoko (Syaoran (Shao-Lang) Li); Yukana Nogami (Meiling Li)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, romance, fantasy, magic, magical beings, magical girl, elementary school, children
Home Video
United States: DVD (Pioneer, PD 10562-10570, subtitled version)
(Pioneer, PD 10558-1061, 11468-11472, partial dubbed version)
Note(s): The series is continued by Cardcaptor Sakura (Spring 1999).

The United States series Cardcaptors is a heavily edited version of Cardcaptor Sakura. In addition to heavily editing individual episodes, not all episodes were broadcast. The first season of Cardcaptors uses episodes from the first two series. The United States dates above are for the complete first season of Cardcaptors. The second season uses episodes from the second and third Japanese series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Cardcaptor Sakura go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 27, 2008
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