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The Erase
Katakana イレイズ
Sign Moon
Hierarchy The Dark
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Temperament Elusive
Important Events
Episode 17
Chapter 17
Episode 52
Chapter 36

The Erase is a Clow Card with the power to erase anything from existence. It is aglined under The Dark.

It is also one of the original nineteen cards from the manga series.


Erase appears in a harlequin-esque design. Her hair is pointed and short with a diamond under her left eye. She wears checkered tights with a ruffled collar under which is a circular gem. She also has a similarly-patterned hat which ends in two points. Balls dangle from her hat, sleeves, and the cloth she carries with her.

As a Sakura Card in the manga, a star appears above the rim of her hat. Stars also replace the gem on her chest and the dangles on her hat, sleeves, and cloth.


The Erase's personality is somewhat unclear. However, she did act somewhat maliciously in erasing Sakura's friends and the faculty during the test of courage.

Magic and Abilities[]

Erasure Magic: Erase has the power to remove anything, even people, from existence. Anything that disappears by her power will be gone permanently if erased for too long, if her power is cut off then whatever has disappeared will return. Erase also has the power to take away people's memories.

Fortune Telling: All Clow Cards have the ability to help their user predict the future. Their method of fortune-telling is similar to that of tarot cards. The interpretation of the message the Clow Cards relay depends on the magical power of the user.


Clow Cards arc[]

Sakura first encounters Erase in the anime during a school field trip. A "Test of Courage" activity is held at night, where students are grouped in pairs or triples and must traverse a cave with only a candle for light. However, all the students that enter do not return, as Erase has erased them in the back of the cave. Eventually Sakura and Syaoran are the only students remaining. Sakura, after (temporarily) overcoming her fears, makes it to the end of the cave, where Erase laid waiting. After Erase's capture in Episode 17, all the students return to safety, although it erased all of their memories, but Tomoyo was informed by Sakura of what really happened. Erase also uses her jester dress to erase others.

Sakura Cards arc[]

Erase is transformed into a Sakura Card in Episode 52. Sakura used it to erase all the plush sheep that Eriol sent down the hole she was in. In the English dub, Erase is transformed in episode 52 also. In the manga, Erase is transformed in identical circumstances right before Sakura transforms Earthy in Volume 9 (Chapter 36). As a Sakura Card, the balls on tips of her hat and cloth become stars, and she wears a blue stone at the front of her ruff.

Clear Cards arc[]

Erase, like the other Sakura Cards, turned "clear" (blank) and are rendered powerless.

It is later revealed that the Cards were with Syaoran in order to protect Sakura magical powers had grown enormously and that this could be detrimental to her. With the collaboration of the cards, who also wish to protect Sakura, Syaoran is able to rewrite the contract of the cards, replacing Sakura’s name on them with his name and allowing him to utilize their powers, which essentially makes him the new master of the cards.

When the Cards pass under Syaoran's possession, they receive his Moon powers and appeared the Crescent Moon symbol in their forms. The cards moved by their love for Sakura and their desire to protect her. Left with Syaoran through a spell arranged by his mother to prevent Sakura's powers from growing further while creating the Clear Cards; but doing so is extremely exhausting for him and takes longer than desired. However, when the world is rewritten by a taboo magic, the cards return to Sakura's possession as if they had never left.



  • Erase is the opposing card of The Create.
  • The cloth The Erase uses is most likely a reference to the vanishing acts in Magic Shows.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 消, (Pronounced 'Shō') can mean 'disappear', 'erase', or 'delete' in Japanese.
  • This card was captured in both the seventeenth episode of the anime, and the seventeenth chapter of the manga.