Anime Girls: SakuraJuly 2, 2008 at 9:00 am | Posted in Articles, Top Ten | 11 Comments
Tags: Anime Girls, cute~!
Girl number four! Kinomoto Sakura from CardCaptor Sakura!
Now as a shoujo and mahou shoujo fan did anyone really expect this cute little girl to be anywhere but in my top five? Or maybe you all just forgot about her!
Sakura is the young girl who becomes the master of the Clow cards and…well I really feel like I shouldn’t have to say more. She’s Sakura after all. Even all the mech fanboys know exactly who she is.
(Tsubasa Chronicle and CCS Spoilers Below)
Perhaps Sakura should actually have a higher ranking, I’m not sure. But excited love does fade with time. I think I watched CCS almost five years ago (and read the manga shortly after). That being said…it’s pretty amazing that Sakura is still ranked so high. But come on…she’s Sakura.
I think because of the large time gap I’m going to have a harder time talking about Sakura than any of the other girls.
Not to mention the fact that…I don’t know what I can say about Sakura that hasn’t been said a dozen times.
I can’t even just spam this post with cute Sakura pictures because Sakura pictures are absolutely everywhere. Everyone has probably seen every picture I could post.
Now where’s the fun in doing things that have already been done?
*sigh* But I will endure because my love for Sakura-chan is that great!
Besides, there is certain material that is more current that can help facilitate my great love for Sakura…but I’ll get to that later.
I guess…I should start with Sakura’s popularity since it seems to be an easy topic.
If you meet an anime fan who has no idea who Sakura is, I think we all have the urge to walk up to them, smack them in the face, and drag them to the closest computer so they can learn. In fact, I don’t think it’s going to far to say people who don’t know who Sakura is aren’t real anime fans.
Yeah…I said it.
I doubt many people will challenge me on that either.
I mean, here’s some MAL statistics to prove my point:
Six thousand people who have a MAL account and bother to keep track have watched all of CCS. Ah…I’m one of those six thousand and I feel proud.
Also on MAL, Sakura as a character has been favorited by over 300 people. Wow. I wish there were a ranking for that.
I mean…is Sakura a Mary-Sue? Probably. But if all Mary-Sue’s were as awesome and cute as Sakura we wouldn’t really have a problem with Mary-Sue’s, would we?
And it’s really characters like Sakura that created Mary-Sue’s anyway. Because she’s such a wonderful and cute character everyone else wants to have a heroine as wonderful and cute as her.
Thus…the masses of Mary-Sue’s are born!!!
Actually, I don’t know when the term Mary-Sue became popular and all that, so I can’t say Sakura really preceded it all, but she certainly does stand out from the crowd for some reason.
I think it’s probably a combination of CLAMP’s great storytelling and characterization (and Sakura’s absolute cuteness too!).
I mean…Sakura is so cute and just overall wonderful that she gets to be about a dozen different people’s most important person!
Ah, fine, it’s probably really just Syaoran and Tomoyo by the end of the series, but Sakura was probably second most important to almost everyone in the series.
During all my rambling about ShinKuro, I came to the conclusion (along with my commentors) that Haine was sort of like Tohru from Fruits Basket.
Well poo on that now. Sakura came first and made everyone’s life better first. And she’s only like nine to eleven or something (is she twelve in the second movie? I forget).
I guess I’m beginning to run out of things to say now.
Let’s see…well, I guess the thing that makes me love Sakura so much (aside from the fact that she’s freakin’ adorable) would be the fact that Sakura is just complete and absolute purity.
She’s an innocent little girl who doesn’t dislike anyone and puts friendship and family before anything else.
She has her little sister annoyed with her older brother side…but that’s about it. Besides that she’s just a cute, well-behaved girl who’s as innocent as can be.
“Yukito-san is rejecting me for my brother? A guy? That’s fine as long as they love each other!”
Even the lolicons don’t go near Sakura that much. They like her for being Sakura but they tend to keep their porn drawing hands off of her. At least when you consider the scale of how popular Sakura-chan is. I’ve only stumbled onto…four pictures that made me go, “AGH! I’m going to kill whoever drew this!” of Sakura ever. I think that’s very impressive. Even the pervs don’t want to taint the purity that is Sakura.
And don’t argue with me about the amount of Sakura H stuff out there. I can guaranteee the ratio is higher for lolis like Amu. Since I’ve wanted to gouge my eyes out at least thirty times when searching for images of Amu.
Now, let’s move onto an important subject that is the main source of Sakura-love these days.
And no, I’m not referring to Sakura-hime. If I was referring to Sakura-hime I would have just said Sakura-hime. What’s wrong with you? (Yes, I’m stalling a little…giving proper notice of what I’m discussing)
I’m specifically referring to Sakura from CCS and her role in TRC. Because she has a role. Oh yes…she has a role. I knew she would from the beginning. And I sat at my computer and laughed out loud when everyone else was like, “WTF is up with this?”
Because I knew.
(And I’m warning everyone for the last time. Tsubasa spoilers.)
Sakura is “Syaoran’s” mom! (Ah…I guess bold ruins the point of my last warning)
Well, I didn’t know that specifically, but I knew she was in the xxxHolic world and I knew she was important. And I was right. Just like I’m always right about Sakura.
Always. I’m not even joking. Or exaggerating. Every time I’ve said something it’s always gotten proven right. Not in a way I’d expect, but it still counts.
I won’t get into what this and that about Sakura being “Syaoran’s” mom means. I officially picked myself up and left the Tsubasa “you’re always wrong” festival with my 100% Sakura right record a while ago.
But Cardcaptor Sakura in Tsubasa is definitely something that needs to be discussed. So I’ll stay away from the theories, thank you very much.
Ah…I freakin’ loved the last Tokyo Revelations OAD. Everyone was split in about a dozen different theory groups about what ccSakura appearing meant. Lots of people were saying “nothing” but once she appeared in Tokyo Revelations…I knew. Sakura was going to make some sort of cameo or appearance in Yuuko’s shop.
And I was right. Not in a way I expected, but I was right. Because I’m…that’s right, always right.
But the Sakura-mama news was very appreciated. Especially since Sakura is being a kick-ass mom and sending her son off to worlds all by himself! Sakura-chan! I love you!
…god…I’m still all giggly thinking about how she and Syaoran got married~! But this isn’t the place for that fangirling.
I was so happy to hear news of Sakura from Tsubasa, because that was what I wanted from the series all along. And I got it. And anyone who wasn’t happy to hear about Sakura officially hates Sakura now. Everyone pick up your wiffle bats and pummel those people who tried to ruin my buzz by saying, “WTF? This is so unexpected.” It was not unexpected or I wouldn’t have expected it. Dummies.
And CLAMP always leaves clues. Pay attention.
But I’m getting away from the love. So to end it…Sakura-chan~! I hope we see even more of you…especially if we actually get to see you.
And ending it with second movie Sakura. I love this picture. I have a wall scroll of it in my room right now. So pretty~!
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