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Fujitaka Kinomoto
木之本 藤隆
Series Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Profile
Birthday January 3rd (Capricorn)
Age 43~45 (Original series)

46~47 (Clear Card Saga)

Relatives Sakura Kinomoto (daughter)
Touya Kinomoto (son)
Nadeshiko Kinomoto (wife)
Sonomi Daidouji (cousin-in-law)
Masaki Amamiya (grandfather-in-law)
Unnamed Grandmother-in-law
Affiliates Clow Reed (incarnation, manga only)
Eriol (reincarnation of Clow Reed)
Residence Tomoeda, Japan
Favorite flower Carnation, Cherry Blossom and Peach Blossom
Likes Sweets, noodles, cooking

white, ivory and brown colors
Teaching, archaeology, his family

Powers/Abilities TBA
Characteristics
Gender Male
Hair Brown (90's anime)

Light Brown (Clear card)

Eyes Brown ( 90's anime & Manga)

Light Brown (Clear card)

Appearances
First Appearance (Manga)
Chapter 1
Last Appearance (Manga)
First Appearance (Anime)
Sakura and the Mysterious Magic Book
Last Appearance (Anime)
Voices
Seiyuu
Hideyuki Tanaka
English
Brian Drummond (Cardcaptors)
Scott Evans (Animax dub)
Michael McConnohie (2nd movie)
Jason Douglas (Clear Card)

Fujitaka Kinomoto (木之本 藤隆, Kinomoto Fujitaka) is a supporting character in CLAMP's manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. He is the husband of Nadeshiko Kinomoto and the father of Sakura Kinomoto and Touya Kinomoto. Despite his very busy job as a college professor of archaeology at Towa University, he still finds time for his children whenever he can and his children love him very much that they try to help him as much as they can, often rotating duties at home.

Appearance[]

Fujitaka is a handsome tan-skinned (pale skin in the manga and Clear Card) man with light-brown hair that has bangs hanging on the right side, light-brown eyes and square rimless glasses.

Personality[]

Fujikata is an extremely kind and caring man who has never been seen to get angry or upset at anything at all. Even when Sakura Kinomoto destroyed his laptop which had his work stored on it whilst trying to capture the Sleep card. He loves his family dearly, especially Nadeshiko Kinomoto (Fujitaka's late wife) to the extent that he keeps the promise he made to her on her deathbed: never to cry over her and sadden himself. In the second volume of the manga, Touya Kinomoto stated that Fujitaka was very athletic, a possible reason why both Sakura and Touya are good at sports. He is very good at running, which is a trait that Sakura inherits from him.

Plot[]

Reincarnation[]

One of the major differences between his characterization in the manga and the anime is that in the manga, he is explicitly stated as half of the reincarnation of Clow Reed's spirit, however holding no magical abilities himself.

In the anime, this connection is erased altogether and never mentioned as he is shown as one of the people affected by Eriol Hiiragizawa's sleep-spell at the end of the series (the spell is not supposed to affect those with strong magical ability). In the manga, being half of Clow's reincarnation, he is unaffected by his spell and even shows up after Sakura manages to transform The Light and The Dark, passing Eriol's last trial. Fujitaka receives half of Eriol's magic as part of Eriol's final task of reducing his magical ability, leaving Sakura the strongest magician alive. With the infusion of magic, Fujitaka is able to see Nadeshiko's spirit and be reunited with her once again.[1]

Abilities[]

While being one of the two reincarnations of Clow Reed in the manga, Fujitaka possesses no memories and powers from that of his past self, since they were all held by Eriol Hiiragizawa before his final confront with Sakura Kinomoto. However, he displayed an immunity against his powerful sleeping spell which affected everyone else in Tomoeda.

After Sakura split half of Eriol's magical powers to Fujitaka to fulfill his (Eriol's) wish of no longer being the most powerful sorcerer in the world, he gained an affinity with the spirits, and thus was able to see the spirit of his dear wife Nadeshiko.

Relationships[]

Family cousins chart[]

Masaki Thumb
Masaki Amamiya
Unnamed Wife
UnnamedUnnamed
Fujitaka Thumb
Fujitaka Kinomoto
Nadeshiko Thumb
Nadeshiko Kinomoto
Sonomi Thumb
Sonomi Daidouji
Unnamed Husband
Touya Thumb
Touya Kinomoto
Sakura Thumb
Sakura Kinomoto
Tomoyo Thumb
Tomoyo Daidouji



Sonomi Daidouji[]

Fujitaka is mostly rivaled by Sonomi who strongly believes that he stole Nadeshiko Kinomoto from her in high school. At the time, Sonomi and Nadeshiko were high school students, and Fujitaka was starting his first year as a student teacher there. One day, Nadeshiko had climbed a tree to tend to some birds in their nest, but she accidentally fell. Luckily, Fujitaka broke her fall, and after seeing Nadeshiko on top of him, he commented, "It appears that an angel has fallen from the sky." This sparked the relationship that would lead to their marriage when Nadeshiko is sixteen. In Episode 10, Sonomi recounts in a rant about how they would arrive at school together with matching packed lunches, husband and wife.

Sonomi is upset, because she herself had feelings toward Nadeshiko, but Fujitaka took all her attention away. Sonomi also initially believes they married too young, and Nadeshiko's unfortunate death just three years after her second child may have been related to this. Sonomi does not have any hatred towards Fujitaka, however, as his consistent optimism and kindness make it clear to her why Nadeshiko liked him so much.

In the manga, Sonomi explains as such to Sakura Kinomoto: "Your father was a disgusting person." "He was cool, nice, and a good cook. He was the person who Nadeshiko loved. So he was really disgusting". "That's right. He didn't have any defects. What can you do with someone without defects?", saying the last line while giving Sakura a genuine smile and winking, with a finger up to her lips. Sakura responded by beaming happily, although Sonomi next said, "don't tell him I said that". On the same page, Fujitaka (at home) sneezes, and assumes someone is gossiping about him (in Japan, when one sneezes, one may assume they're being gossiped about).[2]

Masaki Amamiya[]

In the anime, Nadeshiko Kinomoto and Sonomi Daidouji's grandfather and caretaker Masaki, also used to disapprove of Fujitaka, especially because they both helped to raise Nadeshiko. Sakura Kinomoto meets her great-grandfather for the first time when on summer vacation, although she is unaware of his relationship to her. Sakura later discovers that her great-grandfather disapproved of Fujitaka as Fujitaka mentions it in their conversation about Masaki, so on the day of Masaki's birthday, she sends him a present through Sonomi. Masaki, wanting to repay that act of kindness, asks Fujitaka for a meeting and, along with giving him presents for Touya Kinomoto and Sakura, in an act of forgiveness and regret, apologizes for the resentment and estrangement after the latter's marriage. However, Sakura never realized she met her great-grandfather already.

Cardcaptors[]

In the English dub, Fujitaka's named was changed to Aiden Avalon and his background with Sonomi and Nadeshiko has changed. All three of them were high school students together instead of Fujitaka being a teacher. Fujitaka and Sonomi were best friends and athletic rivals, but Sonomi felt left out when he and Nadeshiko started dating and married. The final straw came when Fujitaka outran Sonomi during school finals to enter a national running championship and they drifted apart following Nadeshiko's death.

Fujitaka in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle[]

Fujitaka is mentioned in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle as an archaeologist who came to Clow Country to study the ruins there. He also adopted Clone Syaoran, and later dies while working on the mysterious ruins that lead to the breaking of Clone Sakura's memories. In Tsubasa, Fujitaka seemingly has no relation to Sakura nor Touya, although Sakura and Touya remain siblings in the series (they are the children of the king, Clow), although later this is reconnected, when it is revealed that Fujitaka was the King of Clow Country before "Syaoran" reversed his time. Fujitaka knew of the "Seal of Death" on Sakura.

Fujitaka makes an appearance in Episode 31 as a mechanic on a ship, but as a young boy about the same age that Syaoran was when Fujitaka first adopted him.

Etymology[]

  • His given name Fujitaka means "wisteria" (藤, fuji) and "noble, prosperous" (隆, taka).
  • Fujitaka's surname Kinomoto means "tree, wood" (木, ki), "this" (之, no) and "base, root, origin, source" (本, moto), which literally means "the origin of wood" altogether.

Trivia[]

  • Fujitaka is labelled as a "perfect man"; he cooks and sews very well—which Touya Kinomoto sometimes does, too. He also made Sakura Kinomoto's kimono.
  • Fujitaka's favorite flower, Carnation (撫子, Nadeshiko) is from his wife's name, Nadeshiko.[3]
  • Fujitaka's profile states his birthday is January 3rd [3]. Although he has no memory, he was also born as a Clow Reed's reincarnation, though he did not inherit his power and does not share any blood relation to Clow Reed or the Li family.[1]
  • Sakura states when speaking with Sonomi Daidouji: "Dad doesn't have any relatives and I don't know any of mom's relatives, so..."[2]—implying that Fujitaka had (in the manga) no other living biological relatives. This is stated again by Fujitaka himself when talking to Masaki.[5]
  • Cerberus and Spinel Sun mentioned about the connection between Eriol and Fujitaka's reincarnation.[6]
  • Fujitaka's voice actor, Hideyuki Tanaka, provided the voice of characters from other anime adaptations of CLAMP's manga series:

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Chapter 45
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Chapter 13
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Chapter 8 Profile
  4. Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Chapter 41
  5. Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Chapter 35
  6. Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Chapter 26 (Clear Card) and Chapter 59 (Clear Card)

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