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The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura  

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Winner of the Animage Grand Prix award for Best Anime in 1999, Cardcaptor Sakura is also notable for its wide appeal to all age groups despite being a series for young children. Question: Are there other anime similar to Cardcaptor Sakura that could reach a wide audience, too? The short answer is, "Yes." The following list ranks the best anime similar to Cardcaptor Sakura, with the order  of the recommednations determined by anime fans like you.

Similar anime to Cardcaptor Sakura with young female protagonists include Shugo Chara!, Nanatsuiro Drops, and the well-known Sailor Moon. Still other anime titles like Cardcaptor Sakura include Corrector Yui, Mew Mew Power, and Princess Tutu, a story about a magical girl who is also a mythical ballerina who was once a duck!

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Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by the manga artist group Clamp. It takes place in the same fictional universe as many of Clamp's other manga ...more
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Shugo Chara! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Shugo Chara!, also known as My Guardian Characters, is a Japanese shōjo manga series created by the manga author duo, Peach-Pit. The story centers on elementary school girl Amu Hinamori, whose ...more
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Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Sailor Moon is a media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. The series began as a manga published in 1991 and the anime adaptation began airing in March 1992. Since then, the series have been ...more
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Mew Mew Power is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
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Gakuen Alice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
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Searching for the Full Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Searching for the Full Moon
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Kamichama Karin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Kamichama Karin is a Japanese manga originally written by Koge-Donbo about a seventh grade girl named Karin who finds out that she can transform into a goddess. The series began as a manga first ...more
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Yumeiro Patissiere is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Yumeiro Patissiere is a shōjo manga and anime series by Natsumi Matsumoto. It began serialization on September 3, 2008, in the October 2008 issue of Ribon. The individual chapters have been ...more
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by ...more
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Phantom Thief Jeanne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Phantom Thief Jeanne (Kamikaze Kaitō Jannu) is a fantasy shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura and 1999 anime series. High school girl Maron Kusakabe is the reincarnation ...more
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Princess Tutu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Princess Tutu is a metafictional, ballet-themed magical girl, dramatic-musical anime series created by Ikuko Itoh in 2002 for animation studio Hal Film Maker. The first season of the anime ...more
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Kobato. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Kobato. is a 2009 TV anime series created by CLAMP.
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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is a Japanese anime television series directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, with screenplay written by Masaki Tsuzuki, and produced by Seven Arcs. It forms part of the Magical ...more
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Nanatsuiro Drops is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Nanatsuiro Drops is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by UNiSONSHIFT and released on April 21, 2006 for Windows PCs. The game was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS. A light ...more
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Angelic Layer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Angelic Layer is a 2001 action comedy sci-fi animation written by Tiffany Grant, Ichirô Ôkôchi, Reiko Yoshida and Shô Aikawa and directed by Ikuro Sato, Shinsaku Sasaki
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Day Break Illusion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Day Break Illusion
Day Break Illusion - il sole penetra le illusioni is an original anime series produced by AIC and Aniplex. The series aired in Japan between July and September 2013, and was simulcast by ...more
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Magical DoReMi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Magical DoReMi
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Corrector Yui is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Corrector Yui
Corrector Yui is a magical girl anime series created by Kia Asamiya. The anime series was produced by Nippon Animation. Broadcast on NHK from 1999 to 2000. It was licensed for North American ...more
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Ultra Maniac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura
Ultra Maniac is a manga series written by Wataru Yoshizumi. The romantic comedy series features 7th grader Ayu Tateishi, a tennis club member, and her transfer student friend, Nina Sakura, who ...more
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Kaleid liner Prisma Illya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Cardcaptor Sakura