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Sonomi Daidouji
大道寺 園美
Series Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Profile
Birthday October 13 (Libra)
Age 33~35 (Original series)
36~37 (Clear Card Arc)
Relatives Tomoyo Daidouji (daughter)
Unnamed husband
Nadeshiko Kinomoto (1st cousin)
Fujitaka Kinomoto (cousin-in-law)
Masaki Amamiya (grandfather)
Unnamed grandmother
Touya Kinomoto (1st cousin once removed)
Sakura Kinomoto (1st cousin once removed)
Residence Tomoeda, Japan
Favorite flower Carnation
Likes Mushroom, making tea

light purple color, her family and cousins
track and field, driving motorcycles and cars

Dislikes Coffee, waking up early

Fujitaka, losing

Characteristics
Gender Female
Hair Burgundy
Eyes Violet
Appearances
First Appearance (Manga)
Chapter 6
Last Appearance (Manga)
{{{last manga}}}
First Appearance (Anime)
Episode 10: "Sakura and the Sport's Day of Flowers"
Last Appearance (Anime)
Voices
Seiyuu
Miki Itō
English
Venus Terzo (Cardcaptors)
Claudia Thompson (Animax, season 1)

Wendee Lee (2nd movie)
Michelle Rojas (Clear Card)

Sonomi Daidouji (大道寺 園美, Daidōji Sonomi) is a supporting character in CLAMP's anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. She is Tomoyo Daidouji's mother and the first cousin of Nadeshiko Kinomoto who is the president of Daidouji Toys Co., a large toy corporation and she owns a large estate as a result of her wealth where she has several bodyguards, many of whom are assigned directly to Tomoyo.

Plot[]

Sonomi adores Sakura Kinomoto much like Tomoyo does, the reason being that Sakura is the daughter of Nadeshiko, whom Sonomi had protected and loved since kindergarten. Sonomi initially blames Nadeshiko's death on Fujitaka Kinomoto, who was Sonomi's and Nadeshiko's teacher in high school, and who married Nadeshiko when she was sixteen.

Nadeshiko's death was due to other factors, however, and Sonomi, after meeting with Fujitaka in adulthood, admits that the early marriage did not contribute to her illness, as both agree that those were the happiest years of Nadeshiko's life. Sonomi tells Fujitaka that she loved Nadeshiko, more than just a cousin. Fujitaka understands that Nadeshiko loved Sonomi, too, and apologizes that he was the one who got to spend time with her between her sixteenth and twenty-seventh birthdays, to which Sonomi quickly responds that that is the reason she dislikes him so much.

Sonomi will always remain a rival to Fujitaka, as she has never won against him in any contest. Despite her recent acceptance of Nadeshiko marrying Fujitaka, she still wants to prove herself the better person. The only time Sonomi has "won" against Fujitaka is during the Nadeshiko Festival in the second movie. When Sakura is almost ready to perform, Fujitaka readies a simple disposable camera for pictures. Sonomi, however, has her bodyguards situated at different angles from the stage, all equipped with the latest video cameras. She claims confidently that she would get the better footage.

Nothing is ever revealed about Sonomi's husband other than his surname. He is not present in either the manga or the anime, and his only mention is an enigmatic statement by Sakura that Tomoyo "never mentions her father."

It is notable that Sonomi adored Nadeshiko very much the same way Tomoyo does Sakura. However, whereas Tomoyo selflessly keeps her feelings for Sakura hidden (and even supports Sakura's love interests, Yukito, then Syaoran), Sonomi was a rather bitter and jealous person when it came to Nadeshiko. Tomoyo tells Sakura that the reason her mother wanted her hair to grow long was so it would resemble Nadeshiko's. Episode 62 and the ending of the second movie, however, appears to hint at a growing affection for Fujitaka that she has hidden in her dislike for the man.

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



Cardcaptors[]

In Cardcaptors, her name is Samantha Taylor. It is written out that (Sonomi) Samantha and (Nadeshiko) Natasha are cousins and instead they are put as childhood best friends.

Her declaration of love for Nadeshiko is modified to a purely familiar love rather than a romantic love. This rewrite effectively removed the fact that Sakura and Touya are distant relatives of Tomoyo.

Etymology[]

  • Her name Sonomi means "garden" (園) (sono) and "beautiful" (美) (mi).
  • Her surname Daidouji means "big, great" (大) (dai), "road" (道) (dou) and "temple" (寺) (ji).

Trivia[]

  • Sonomi's favorite flower Carnation (撫子, Nadeshiko) is from her cousin's name Nadeshiko.
  • According to Tomoyo Daidouji, Sonomi is fairly athletic as she once going to the national championships in track and field in high school.

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