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Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura #1-3)

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Fourth grader Sakura Kinomoto finds a strange book in her father's library -- a book made by the wizard Clow to store dangerous spirits sealed within a set of magical cards. But when Sakura opens it up, there is nothing left inside but Kero-chan, the book's cute little guardian beast . . . who informs Sakura that since the Clow cards seem to have escaped while he was aslee ...more
Paperback, Omnibus, 576 pages
Published October 20th 2010 by Dark Horse (first published October 7th 2003)
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Nora
Really cute manga that people of all ages can enjoy. I remember watching the anime Saturday mornings as a kid and picking this up as soon as I could get my hands on it. A light, sweet read with utterly adorable characters.
Alex
The Deal: After stumbling into a strange book in her father's library, Sakura Kinomoto - a sporty, cute and girly fourth grader - met Kero-chan, the beast that guards the Clow Cards, and he needs her help getting them all back.

The Clow Cards are magic devices, created long ago by a great wizard, they were supposed to be sealed, but at some point they escaped, and now it is up to Sakura to find them all. Without knowing, Sakura has always had some magical power - which enabled her to open card's
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Yaya
I didn't pick up the first omnibus because I wanted to, it was a gift from my boyfriend; he misunderstood me wanting the Cardcaptor Sakura tv series for the books. It seemed too infantile for my taste but I didn't want to dis his efforts, so I started it... and couldn't put it down. I bought the remaining 3 and yeah, great throughout. In short I suggest the demographic be disregarded, and highly recommend it to all that enjoy shojo manga.
Lina
A major reason why I wanted to read (and in some cases re-read) the Cardcaptor Sakura series is to put my finger on why it became one of the "classic magical girl shojo" stories. I have just finished the first volume and while I don't think I've touched on the magic just yet I do find the character very endearing and the story to be very cute. The whole "gotta catch em all" aspect of it is a little trite, but at the same time I enjoy read Sakura's adventures. Since I own the complete series now, ...more
Nick Sweet
For many magical girl fans, Cardcaptor Sakura was an introduction to the world of magical girls, maybe even more so than Sailor Moon. Written and drawn by the all female group CLAMP, the story focuses on a young girl name Sakura, who is a descendant of a magician named Clow Reed. Unexpectedly, Sakura finds a book that contains 52 cards, each with a unique power and ability to bestow upon the owner. Sakura opens the book and frees all except one of the 52 cards. A spirit named Kero emerges and in ...more
Mehsi
Will also be re-reading this one! Again, like with the other one, I have a paperback, but due to re-reading stuff I have to pick another volume if I want to add the book to my list again.

This new omnibus comes with a whole bunch of colour illustrations. These can be found throughout the book, at the start, when there is a new volume part and even at the end we have 15 beautiful illustrations.

This omnibus combines volumes 1 to 3, and I am really happy that they did this, instead of splitting it u
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Nix
Jul 21, 2011 Nix rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nix by: MH
Shelves: manga, romance, fantasy, magic
My first manga ever! (One Piece doesn't count, because I didn't technically read it. I can't read Japanese.)

The action scenes were a little hard to understand. The swirly stuff and special effects were a big distraction. The background stood out way too much.

Also, what was with Mr. Hong Kong Li Person being a rival to Sakura? That was just creepy. Just . . . I mean, is that hinting at . . . well anyway, this has a fourth grade heroine. Is this supposed to be adult or something?
Sarah
Five Stars for Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus 1

You know, when they stopped publishing the solo volume copies before I had prioritized collecting this little series I was rather put out. When the public library doesn't have all the volumes and they never come in on time or in order, what's the point? Well now I have the BIG books to enjoy whenever I want!

The Actual Review Warning: I spoil EVERYTHING, but will try not to this time!

Sakura Kinomot is a fourth grader with a crush on her older brother
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Sammie
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Pearl
The anime was my childhood and the manga was my pre-teens.

I recently re-read this and plan on getting the omnibus, because I need it in my life.

Cute and fluffy, little girl saves the world and looks great while doing it. The CLAMP ladies do really have quiet the imagination(s) to come up with an endearing story with supernatural themes at the same time.
Dakota
Ahhh memories. Remember becoming obesessed with this plus the anime and the movies. cute and fluffy and gorgeous art by CLAMP!
Claudia Kings
Amazing!! all the memories!!!
Jacqui
So, I love Cardcaptors. This is my first time reading the manga--but I grew up watching the tv series and I totally loved it. And, for the most part I love the manga, too. It's got all the charm, fun, excitement, and romance of the tv show (Toya and Yukito are melt-my-cold-ass-heart adorable).

Spoilers ahoy......

However on the romance front, I'm reallllly not a fan of the whole teacher/student love theme that goes on with Sakura's 16-year-old mother and student-teacher father, as well as (the WAY
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Alex G
Genre & Audience
Magical Girls
8+

Originality
Even though Sailor Moon is credited with restarting the magical girl trope, Cardcaptor Sakura really gives you a one-two, knockout punch with its card theme and constant costume changes.

Artwork
Quality and detail level of the artwork is excellent. Even the far-away views are detailed enough so that if you look at them carefully, then you can see clearly what's going on--although you might have to go back because you missed a detail that's mentioned la
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É F.K. Ó Conghaile
The dad is really, really creepy. And any character who disagrees with him (especially women who think he's creepy) is portrayed as a fool. The brother is a body-shaming creep. The attempts at humour are often wrongly placed (why is it so funny that sakura's friend videotapes her performances?). The characters and their behavioural quirks are much like any other manga, the expressiveness is typical and not unique.

There are disgustingly-significant age differences between 'secret lovers' - for ex
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Jody Mena
Jun 01, 2015 Jody Mena added it
Shelves: manga
How impressive! The first thing that struck me about this manga is the artwork - it is simply exquisite! It's almost purely line art, extremely clean, with very little shading for depth, but the detail is breathtaking, and the whimsical perspectives and elegantly flowing lines are phenomenal! It was pure eye-candy! The story is mostly very straight forward and simplistic, at least in the action aspect - Sakura simply has to use her magic to battle and collect the Clow cards - which are all conve ...more
Lianne Burwell
I've been a longtime Clamp fan, but I don't think I've ever really sat down with this series. It falls into the category of Magical Girl (like Sailor Moon), and is definitely aimed at a younger market.

Sakura is a normal fourth-grader who finds a magic book that used to hold cards (they look rather like Tarot cards). The guardian fell asleep and let the cards escape. Sakura found the book, so she obviously has the magic power needed to catch the cards, and each card captured gives her more power
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Lexie
Prelim review: Cardcaptor Sakura (or CCS or Cardcaptors if you grew up with the Americanized version of the anime :rolls eyes: ) was one of the first mangas I read way back in the late 90's when my obsession first began. At the time a company named Mixx (later to be called Tokyopop) was releasing each chapter as an individual comic, later collecting them into volumes smaller then a reader's digest. At the time I was reading really only four series; CCS, Sailor Moon, Inu-Yasha and No Need for Ten ...more
Becky
Before receiving this book, I didn't expect it to be as fat as it was. I knew it was four books combined, but it never dawned on me it would be a big book. I was extremely shocked and pleased when it arrived. It is extremely well made, high quality and the pages are so smooth and crisp. The art is also very clean and it also contains quite a lot of glossy ccs manga art! (I counted 35 by my last count I think?) I had a few issues with this omnibus book, which would be the translations. The dialog ...more
Carina
I never realised before but this is like a younger version of Sailor Moon - I knew both series use the 'magic girl' formula but there are actually a lot of similarities between the two series.

The one thing I dislike about this series is the age of the characters for some of the story lines - a quick Google search shows me that Sakura and her classmates are meant to be around 10 during this volume, now for the most part that is fine - the crush that Sakura has on Yukito is very cute and really do
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Kaion
I've read them at the experimental (Clover) and here at the opposite end of the spectrum with the crowd-pleasing, and I think I just don't care for CLAMP. Their art can be pleasing, but the fine-line work can be incredibly busy and the lack of tones and thicker lines makes the art lack dynamism. Their character designs are "pretty" with the bishounen and the frilly outfits, but lacking range. Their characterizations are similarly shallow. Their plots are indifferent - both Clover and Cardcaptor ...more
KianaML
I decided to check this out at my local library since I've heard that it's one of the classic well known manga and overall I thought it was cute!

I don't really read a lot of manga with pretty young protagonists like this, but I still thought it was good. The plot is straight forward and the art is well done, though overall it was more like a cute one time read rather than a series I want to continue to read and follow with the rest of the volumes.
Onepoormisguidedfool
I don't understand how I've managed to
miss this for so long, being a fan of magical girl genre snd CLAMP? Finished it during one sitting without breaks and now I wish I had the second one to read straight away. So sweet and cute and beautiful.
Cecilia
I used to watch this tv-series when I was a teen, so I got thrilled when I found this at my local library. It's really sweet but some aspects in the story is bothering me.
Anyways, I love Sakura <3
Mimi
Ah I LOVE Cardcaptor Sakura sooooooo much :D
The story is so fun, cute and hilarious! Not to mention that the artwork is so beautiful! I have seen the anime for this but the manga is so awesome and different in such a good way. It ended with a cliff hanger, but since I saw the anime I should just know what happens and be able to wait until I read the next one. But no I'm left with the craving for more and see what happens next.

Overall amazing book and it has to be one of my favorite stories of a
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Elizabeth
With great characters and an interesting storyline, Cardcaptor Sakura is a classic magical girl manga. Sakura makes for a great main character and the supporting cast is just as interesting. CLAMP’s art is beautiful and fits the story very well. Dark Horse has done a wonderful job with the omnibus edition of this series. It includes color art from the original volumes and provides the ideal situation for collecting the entire series. In general, Cardcaptor Sakura is a great introductory series f ...more
Meaghan Steeves
Eeeeeee, such fun! I can't wait to read all of these so I can rewatch the anime for the first time since I was a kid!! :>
Alex Obrigewitsch
By far my favorite Clamp work. So very enchanting and joyful. Sakura is the embodiment of affirmation and an inspiration to me.
Mazohyst
I've been meaning to tackle Cardcaptor Sakura in its manga form as I loved the animated series when I was younger. I have to say, the series is ten times more whimsical than I remember but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The art definitely matches the atmosphere, in the classic shojo CLAMP style. Usually I get irritated by CLAMP's art but I think the feeling of nostalgia greatly overwhelmed all of my other feelings about it. In fact, most of the rating is due to nostalgia. Man, it's almost e ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Cardcaptor Sakura (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura, #1)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 2  (Cardcaptor Sakura, #2)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 3 (Cardcaptor Sakura #3)
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  • Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 5 (Cardcaptor Sakura, #5)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 6 (Cardcaptor Sakura, #6)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow, Vol. 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura, #7)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow, Vol. 2 (Cardcaptor Sakura, #8)
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