Sakura's Wonderful Friend
Season 1, Episode 2
Episode 2
Air date April 14, 1998
Cards Captured The Shadow
Episode guide
Sakura and the Mysterious Magic Book
Sakura's Heart-Racing First Date
Sakura's Wonderful Friend (さくらのすてきなお友達, Sakura no Suteki na Otomodachi) is the 2nd episode of the first series of Cardcaptor Sakura. The Cardcaptors title for this episode is "Partners in Crime".


Sakura finds a large pile of desks and chairs in the school yard. When she turns at night to investigate it, she encounters a new Clow Card,


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Sakura and Kero shocked

Sakura wakes up thinking the night before was a dream. Sakura screams when she sees Kero, thinking he was a squirrel. Sakura went down to have breakfast.  

While ready to eat, Touya makes fun of Sakura; telling her he only had to wake her up once. She shouts at him saying that someone woke her up. Realizing her mistake, she said it was nothing. She brings Kero some cookies, and says he can turn on the TV when everyone leaves. She realizes how late she is and rushes to school. 

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Tomoyo finding out about Kero

Sakura is surprised that she arrives first. Then Tomoyo arrives and shows her a video showing Sakura and Kero's shadows on the moon. Sakura looks at the video, nervous that Tomoyo will find out that she has magical powers. Tomoyo zooms in on the video confirming that it was Sakura in the video. Sakura screams causing Kero to emerge from her school bag thinking there's a Clow Card attacking nearby, and sees Tomoyo staring at him surprised, then looks at the video and finds out that it was Sakura in the video.
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The Chairs stacked up

Tomoyo formally meets Cerberus after she discovers Sakura's secret and gets a full explanation of the lost Clow Cards and Sakura's designation as Cardcaptor after she filmed her and Kero last night while flying in the sky with the Fly card they have captured. Cerberus gets the nickname "Kero-chan" that will stick for the rest of the series. The next day, the students find the school's desks and equipment in a pile outside. They then rush to the classroom and see the desks over turned, and groan because they will have to clean it up. Tomoyo arrives and asks Sakura if it could be the work of a Clow card. Kero believes it was the work of the card and forces Sakura to go to school at night where she will confront the card.
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Sakura's outfit for the night

At night, Tomoyo arrives with bodyguards, they all bow to Sakura, Sakura, who doesn't’ know what else to do, bows back. Tomoyo says that her bodyguards will come pick her up when she calls them. Sakura follows Tomoyo inside the back of her car, revealing a closet of clothes Sakura would wear. Tomoyo asks Sakura to change into her battle costume. Sakura asks why Tomoyo made clothes. Tomoyo says that if you’re doing special things, you must wear special clothes. With that Sakura changed into her battle costume. Tomoyo says that she has one costume for Kero.

Sakura hears something in the school track. She sees a light coming from one of the corners, she gets frighten and goes to Tomoyo. Kero says that it’s a presence of a Clow Card. And angel with a ring around it appears from the corner and attacks Sakura. Sakura, Tomoyo and Kero run away. The Angel hits the ground but comes back up. It starts floating, Tomoyo tells Sakura there’s no person there, but a shadow. The monster throws the Angel to where Tomoyo and Sakura were standing, they dodge it,

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The angel (aka one of SHADOW'S minions)

Sakura asks Kero if it’s a Clow Card, before Kero could answer, more shadows appear. Kero says that it’s because of The Shadow Card. Sakura asks Kero to stay with Tomoyo. Sakura uses the Magic Spell to make her Key a Staff. As she’s doing this, more shadows come for her. Sakura summons The Windy, before the Shadows get Sakura, she yells out ‘WINDY!’ And Windy goes through the Shadows, but they come back and tart to attack Sakura once again.

Kero tries telling Sakura to use The Fly card, so she uses it. The Shadow Card has already collected the shadows of every student in the school. Kero says that if there were some sort of light, then the shadows would disappear and SHADOW’S main body would reveal itself. With this, Tomoyo gets the idea to turn on every light in the school.

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SHADOW'S main body

While she’s doing this, Sakura has been running away from the Shadow. The shadow takes Sakura’s staff. The lights suddenly turn on. The Shadows disappear slowly. Sakura thanks Tomoyo. Shadow’s main body appears. Sakura tries to catch it, she uses The Windy once again, but this time, Windy traps Shadow and Sakura captures Shadow.

Sakura wanted to give Tomoyo a ‘Thank You Gift’ she asks Chiharu Mihara where Tomoyo is, Chiharu says that Tomoyo went into the Audio-Visual classroom. Sakura goes into the classroom and she sees Tomoyo watching Sakura when she captures The Shadow. Tomoyo asks Sakura if every time she captures cards, she would call her. Tomoyo also asks if she could make the outfits. Sakura finally accepts her role as a CardCaptor

Character Debuts

Featured Cards

Featured Clothes and Costumes


  • Sakura: Why did you tag along!?
    • Kero: Well, I wanted to get a glimpse of how the Cardcaptor usually spends her day.

  • Sakura: I've been saying, I can't be the Cardcaptor!
    • Kero: Humble, so humble...

  • Kero: What is it?
  • Sakura: A plush toy?
  • Kero: You're still not awake, come on. Get a grip! (Kero hits Sakura on the head)

Difference between the manga and episode

  • Syaoran doesn't have any appearance to capture The Shadow card.
  • The Shadow used the students' shadows instead of the pedestrians'.
  • Sakura doesn't use The Thunder card to capture The Shadow because Sakura hadn't caught Thunder yet. Thunder was caught in episode 8.

Leave it to Kero-chan! Segment

The following costume was featured.


  • This is the first episode where Sakura and Kero wore their costumes together.


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