The BEST Episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 1, 2022
Sakura Kinomoto is appointed Card Captor by the Guardian of the Seal, Kerberos, when she accidentally opens the magical book of Clow Cards and scatters them to the four winds. To protect the world from disaster she must capture all of the Clow Cards with the help of her friend Tomoyo and Kerberos.
#1 - Sakura and Her True Feelings
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 21, 2000
Sakura ponders over Syaoran's confession and is confused of her own feelings for him. Meanwhile hearing word that Eriol is leaving for England, they decided to visit his house for an explanation. While there, Eriol explained that the cards needed to be handed over to the new owner, but without a reason the cards would run amuck. He refused to reveal his identity sooner because he knew Sakura would do her best if she didn't know what was going on.
#2 - Sakura and the Final Clow Card
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 1999
Sakura and Kero combat the destructive Earthy Card, putting the Tokyo citizens to sleep, including Yukito. Using the Wood Card, Sakura is able to restrain Earthy, letting her catch it. With the final Clow Card complete, Kero transforms into his true form of Cerberus, a winged lion. However, the Final Judgement is at hand.
#3 - Sakura and the Past and Clow Reed
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 7, 2000
Wondering what will happen once all the Clow Cards have been transformed, Sakura uses the Return card to travel back in time to talk with Clow Reed. Sakura meets with Clow Reed and he answers her questions, but during the experience, Sakura realizes that Clow Reed's house is the same one that Eriol is now living in.
#4 - Sakura and her Precious Friend
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 14, 1999
Remembering his promise to Meiling that he would be her "fiancé" until he found someone he loved more, Syaoran calls her to tell her that he is in love with Sakura, though he is taken by surprise when Meiling arrives in Tomoeda for the day. While Meiling spends the day with her old friends, the group is attacked by a set of enchanted penguin statues at the playground.
#5 - Sakura and Shaoran and the Tsukimine Shrine
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 29, 2000
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.
#6 - Sakura's Most Favorite Person
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 22, 2000
After viewing Nakuru's film, Sakura tours the high school fair with her friends, while Toya comforts Yukito when he appears troubled by the fact that he is not human. Alone with Yukito in one of the attractions, Sakura tells Yukito how much she likes him. However, Yukito gently rebuffs her, saying that her love for him is merely fatherly, quite similar to her deep feelings she has for her father, and that he already has someone he really likes and cares for a lot. Sakura, in a rare moment of insight, realizes that person to be her older brother, Toya. Yukito tells Sakura that the person she really likes most is still out there when Sakura senses Clow Reed's presence once more.
#7 - Sakura Meets Clow Reed
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 14, 2000
Eriol reveals his true identity to Sakura and Syaoran to be the reincarnation of Clow Reed's spirit. He sets his final challenge: turn all of the remaining Clow cards into Sakura Cards or the world will remain in eternal sleep and darkness. Sakura manages to turn six of the eight cards into Sakura Cards except for the Light and Dark ones, because both cards are loyal to Clow Reed and she is not powerful enough. Kero and Yue both help out Sakura by embedding their power into her staff, however if Sakura still fails then they will remain asleep in the staff forever.
#8 - Sakura and Farewell to Meiling
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 1, 1999
Meiling receives news that her mother wants her to return home to Hong Kong. Devastated, particularly by Syaoran's reaction, Sakura abruptly invites Meiling to a sleepover. Meiling reveals how she and Syaoran grew up together, and she forced him into their engagement, but on the condition that if he fell in love with someone else, she would end the agreement. The Twin Card appears in town, replicating things.
#9 - Sakura and Card and Present
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 21, 1999
Kero is almost positive that Toya knows everything about Sakura's secret, though Sakura dismisses his claims, saying Toya would make fun of her if he did. Toya, meanwhile, is certain that Nakuru is deliberately interrupting him while he tries to tell Yukito the truth about why he is always feeling fatigued. The two make plans to buy a Christmas present for their father, though Sakura senses Clow Reed's presence again.
#10 - Sakura and the Calendar of Memories
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 26, 1999
Fujitaka gives Sakura her mother's old calendar, and learns about her great-grandfather (the two had previously met, though Sakura remains unaware of his identity) and how he disapproved of his granddaughter's marriage to Fujitaka. Hoping to set things right, Sakura hand-makes a gift and uses the Flower card to decorate it, along with a letter about how happy her mother was.
#11 - Sakura and Yukito and His Fading Power
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 15, 2000
Toya and Yukito are starring in an independent film directed by Nakuru for their school fair, and Nakuru gives Sakura a role. Sakura later begins to notice that Yukito is losing his power and is starting to fade away. Things come to a head when Yukito passes out and falls of a veranda while shooting the film, though he is saved by Toya and, secretly, Sakura. Toya finally manages to tell Yukito the truth about his power, telling off Nakuru when she attempts to interfere. In order to maintain Yue's power and existence, thus allowing Yukito to survive, Toya sacrifices his powers to save him, though losing the ability to sense when Sakura is in danger.
#12 - Sakura and the Shrine of Memories
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 27, 1998
Sakura learns that Toya knew Ms. Mizuki whilst in junior high. She later meets Ms. Mizuki at the shrine, learning she lives there. Sakura, Kero, and Syaoran later visit the shrine upon sensing a Clow Card, but nothing appears. Sakura and Syaoran both come to terms that they both like Yukito. Sakura is suddenly sucked into the shrine's tree by the Return Card. Sakura finds herself experiencing events from the past between Toya and Ms. Mizuki.
#13 - Sakura and Shaoran and the Elevator
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 16, 1999
Syaoran's feelings for Sakura have been steadily increasing, though he still doesn't understand why, and Sakura remains blissfully unaware of it. Soon Sakura invites him to go to a teddy bear festival with her, Tomoyo, and Eriol. However, Eriol secretly traps Sakura and Syaoran on an elevator, where the two grow closer. Eriol then creates a large hole in the wall of the elevator, causing Sakura to fall through. Distraught, Syaoran calls out to Sakura by her first name for the first time.
#14 - Sakura and the Final Judgment
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 22, 1999
Sakura initially refuses to fight Yue, but she tries to find card that can confine him without hurting him. She uses the Wood Card, but as its power falls under Yue's sign of the moon, and he turns it against her, and Yue declares she has failed. Sakura learns that if she fails the Final Judgment, everyone who has ever had anything to do with the cards will forget their feelings for the person they love the most.
#15 - Sakura and the Awakened Key of Star
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 1999
Rain still falls on Tomoeda. In her kitchen, Sakura thinks about the previous night when she was unable to release her key into the staff. Touya comes downstairs and notes that she's up early as well as calling her a monster, but is visibly concerned when Sakura makes no retort. She asks him if Yukito was going to visit their house that night and he tells her that Yukito hadn't planned on it, but that he would probably come if they were having something good for dinner. In Sakura's room, Kero thinks about the strange presence he sensed the day prior, hoping it wasn't what he thought it was.
#16 - Sakura and Tomoyo and the Ball Trap
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 7, 1999
Sakura grows in magical strength and power for every Clow Card she transforms into a Sakura Card, while Yue's energy begins to falter. Yue also comes to the realization that Eriol is in fact Clow Reed and transforms in front of him. However, Eriol makes Yukito faint and erases his memory of him ever realizing who Eriol truly is; Clow Reed, since he is not yet ready to reveal himself and also reverses Yue's transformation back into Yukito. Syaoran, in the meantime, has fully realized his strong romantic feelings for Sakura and consults with Tomoyo, who helps him deal with his jealousy towards Eriol and gives him the confidence (just barely, though) to speak his mind to the oblivious Sakura. Before he can do so, however, both he and Sakura sense Clow Reed's presence once again, this time in the form of a basketball that leads them through the school at night.
#17 - Sakura and the Blacked-Out School Arts Festival
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 25, 1999
Sakura and Syaoran are working hard at memorizing the play. Finally the day of the play comes, and after a few denials about going out on stage from Syaoran, the play is on. The play goes well until right before Sakura and Syaoran kiss, when the Dark card appears. Sakura is almost lost in the Dark card until she realizes that she holds the Light card in her heart. The two card counteract each other and show themselves. Sakura seals both cards and before being sealed, they tell her that the final judgment is coming and that is will be up to Yue.
#18 - Sakura and the Snowy New School Term
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 6, 1999
Sakura becomes a fifth grader. Yukito gives her a watch as a present. Despite it being April, it begins to snow outside, which quickly turns into a blizzard. Sensing a Clow Card, Sakura, Kero, and Syaoran brave the storm to catch it.
#19 - Sakura and One More Sakura
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 13, 1998
Numerous people accuse Sakura of causing trouble around town. Sakura is in denial until she spots her doppelganger. Using the Clow Cards, Sakura identifies her twin as a Clow Card. She also learns that all the cards know her identity. Realizing the card is targeting Toya, Sakura goes to find him.
#20 - Sakura and the Pool and the Big Wave
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 11, 2000
Sakura and her friends go spend the day at a new indoor water park, where Eriol causes the water to rise to dangerous levels. When Rika, who has trouble swimming, nearly drowns, Sakura uses the transformed Watery card to save her, risking being seen using her magic by everyone.
#21 - Sakura, Syaoran, and the Sea of Sand
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 1999
Ms. Mizuki announces that the class will by doing a play of Sleeping Beauty for the school arts festival. Sakura realizes that the woman she sees in her reoccurring dream is Ms. Mizuki. Roles are assigned by amida drawing. Sakura has the role of the prince and Syaoran is the princess. They agree to practice their lines together in the morning at school. They practice outside and almost get to the kissing scene, when the Sand Card forms a vortex around them.
#22 - Sakura and the Sakura from the Dream
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 1999
Sakura, Tomoyo, Meilin and Syaoran head to Tokyo for a day of fun. The four are not alone in their venture as the Dream Card, in the form of a butterfly, tags along. When the group enters Tokyo Tower to see an exhibit there, Sakura falls under the Dream's spell.
#23 - Sakura and Shaoran and the Invisible Threads
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 1999
Sakura begins to wonder if the bizarre goings on are connected to Clow Reed's presence, though she is aware that Clow is long deceased. At recess, Rika shows everyone a teddy bear she made. Sakura decides to get her own teddy-bear-making kit at the craft store where she sees Eriol buying several spools of string. That night, Sakura and Kero once again sense Clow Reed's presence and meet up with Syaoran and Tomoyo.
#24 - Sakura and the Panic Bicycle
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 19, 1999
Sakura learns that the Clow Cards she is unable to use are beginning to lose their power, and will become ordinary cards if they aren't converted into Sakura Cards. Unwilling to let this happen, Sakura brings her Star Wand and despite Kero's misgivings, recklessly converts several cards at once although she's left weakened. However, she loses control of one of the cards, the Dash, which panics and flees, possessing Toya's bike which Eriol had enchanted earlier while helping Sakura clean her yard.
#25 - Sakura, Kero, and the Mysterious Teacher
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 8, 1999
Sakura once again has the dream in which she is facing the Tokyo Tower. She clearly sees Ms. Mizuki, but this time, Mizuki is accompanied by another figure with long hair and wings. She wakes up early to see Yukito compete in an archery competition. She meets up with Syaoran and Tomoyo at the archery competition, and Kero tags along too. At the archery tournament, Sakura finds that Ms. Mizuki is one of the challengers and ends up in the finals alongside Yukito. During the fierce match, Kero pokes his head out of Sakura's bag upon sensing tremendous magical power, shooting a piercing glare at Ms. Mizuki.