Cardcaptor Sakura/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Cardcaptor Sakura fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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Status guide:

  • Complete: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Ongoing: The fic is being updated on a regular basis,[1] or has received an update after a significant absence.
  • Dormant: The fic has not been updated in a fairly long time (several months to a year or more) but the author has not pronounced it dead.
  • Dead: The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

Note: Fics listed as Dormant or Dead will be changed to Ongoing if/when they receive updates. If you see a rec with a blank status, and you're familiar with the fanfic, please add the correct status.

Authors and Websites


  • Recommended by Wnan Quant
  • Pairing(s): Syaoran/Sakura, Touya/Yukito
  • Synopsis: This authoress has a beautiful writing style and has a real talent for keeping the characters in character as well as giving them believable and realistic development. The romance is never shoved in the reader's face and is not the only focus of the stories. The settings and premises are well thought out and stretch across multiple genres. There is a wide spectrum of length, ranging from one-shots to multi-chapters to a trilogy. By far, the best alternate universe Cardcaptor Sakura writer I discovered to date, and my synopsis cannot hope to do her works justice.

General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Through Another Day, by ButterflyIllusioned

  • Recommended by Comartemis
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: Sakura is one of the nicest girls you would ever meet, so it's almost unfair that she becomes cursed by an ancient book. She's forced to track down and capture ancient spirits before they cause terrible destruction. She uses the spirits she's captured to capture the others... There's only one problem with that. Every time she uses a spirit, some of her life is taken away. No one knows, not even her best friend Tomoyo, who believes this is all fun and games. When Syaoran Li shows up to investigate the strange powers, he finds Sakura. After he starts to notice a change in her magical strength as well as her own appearance, she confides in him the awful truth of the curse. Even if she captures all the cards, it will probably kill her in the end. As Sakura struggles, Syaoran's feelings make him carry the biggest burden of all. He can only watch as he falls in love with a person marked for death. As Sakura continues to lie to everyone she loves, the only person she can turn to is a stranger. One who can painfully do nothing but tell her she'll "make it through another day".
  • Additional info: Fanfic in video format.

The Boy who Cried Clow! by Elihice

  • Recommended by Pata Hikari
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yamazaki is telling his weirdest story yet. And it's ALL true.

El Ultimo Card Captor by Mikki_chan (It seems the link is momentarily dead, here is another one to it in

  • Recommended by Quaero
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: Set 9 years into the future, where things didn't go quite as anyone expected...
  • Additional info: In Spanish. Partial English translation here.

Wolf of the Snow, by DandyMandy

  • Recommended by sabrinadiamond
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: Cardcaptor Sakura retold in a mythic story arc structure, involving Syaoran's immortal werewolf curse, only with getting the seven gems from the Clow-card guardians.

Chaos Card Captor Sakura by DrakeTheDuelist

  • Recommended by Voidwalker
  • Status: Possible Dead Fic
  • Synopsis: The Kaos Cards, eight sinister relics from Clow Reed's mysterious past, have reappeared in Tomoeda. Now it falls to a new generation of Card Captors to defeat a force beyond even Clow Reed's power.

The New Trials of Cardcaptor Sakura, Syaoran and Friends by Wishluv

  • Recommended by Tamer, Nadrixam
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: Shamelessly copied from two years after CCS, this fanfic started in Fall 1999, continues the adventures of the gang against Dark Ones. As S&S seal new forces, they learn secrets about of their parents' past and strive to understand the future.

Four Months Before the Golden Rooster by 0o Mooncalf o0

  • Recommended by Thimble
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Seventeen centuries after the birth of Christ, eight decades after Robert Devereux was beheaded, three hundred years since the birth of Marco Polo, sixteen years after the great plague of London, four months before the year of the rooster was declared in China... an unspeakably clever Chinese-British wizard who hasn't quite mastered 'ineffably wise', journeys to the ramshackle manor inherited from a father he has never known and takes advantage of peculiar astrological conditions to call down the sun and moon. Hilarity ensues.

Shadow of the Dragon by Lord Archive

  • Recommended by Stratagemini
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: A continuation of the series after the anime. Sakura faces deadly attacks from an unknown source, with Syaoran and Meiling returning to lend her a hand. Despite the battles, the greatest threat to love may be themselves.

Whoops, Didn't Mean To Do That by Dr. Megalomania

  • Recommended by: Ktarra Moon
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: A parody romp through the CCS universe where Meilin became a Card Captor after Sakura finished her Card Captor tenure.
  • Comments:

Discovery By Madhumalati

  • Reccomended by: Cat0922
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kero, coffee and how Fujitaka found out.
  • Comments: Absolutly hilarious and very plausible.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Never Mind Me by watercircle (AU)

  • Recommended by Zashiki-Warashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Syaoran/Sakura
  • Synopsis: Syaoran is the ghost of a young boy who haunts the Kinomoto family's new home. When Syaoran discovers that Sakura is in for a terrible fate, he agrees to a sacrifice to protect her. But he doesn't realize what he's really given up...

Icebreakers by Meg, aka Suppi-chan

  • Recommended by Carla
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Eriol/Tomoyo, Syaoran/Sakura, background Touya/Yukito
  • Synopsis: Breaking ice, breaking patterns, learning new ways and new loves. Eriol and Tomoyo fall in love reluctantly.
  • Additional info: Alt link here (scene breaks are there, unlike on, although some formatting details are still missing).


A merging or crossing of two different series, not enough to justify Mega Crossovers but still a crossover

Harry Potter and the Return of the True Sorcerers by Magicalfoci

  • Recommended by Mizuuma
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: Takes place after the end of CCS, There's something that's preventing Sakura and Tomoyo from talking to each other, to find out why Sakura, Syaoran and Eriol go to England, Harry Potter crossover

Wildflower by Peacewish

  • Recommended by Outsider
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On the run and desperate to get offplanet, Li hitched a ride on a scrappy old cargo ship. But this ship has its secrets too. Will he ever solve the puzzle that is Sakura?

Shard Card By Knight of L-sama

  • Recommended by Karsten 69
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Can Sakura and Tomoyo survive the rough and tumble lesbian network that is the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha world? Massive extraneous shipping especially NanoFate and Sigmal , plus a crossover one-sided TomoHayate. Humor, Romance, Subtlety, and a few crack scenes.

Sakura and the Scottish School of Magic By Shareon

  • Recommended by: Maymei
  • Status: Complete with possible sequels
  • Synopsis: After running into problems developing her magical skills on her own, Sakura decides to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for some formal magical studies.
  • Comments: This fic takes a quite different route from the usual “Sakura come to Hogwarts to protect Harry and save the day”. There is no super Sakura, just a girl who has great power but lacks the experience to use it properly; instead, we have Sakura’s progress in study, making friends and her interactions with the differences between Western and Eastern magic.
  1. which can mean anything from a few days to a few months