The Glow



The Glow
Sign Sun
Hiegherarchy The Light
Magic Type Western Magic
Episode 18
Chapter 18
Episode 67
Chapter 42

The Glow (Kanji: 灯, Katakana: グロー, Romanji: Gurō) is one of the fifty-two Clow Cards in the anime and is also part of the original nineteen cards from the manga series. It is under The Light and under the power of the Sun, Cerberus, and Western Magic.


In its visible form, it resembles a tiny, delicate fairy that has a glowing tail like a firefly.


The Glow is gentle and causes no harm to living beings or the environment.

Magic and Abilities

Glow Power

Glow's Power at the festival in Ep.67

Glow Magic: Glow can create tiny orbs of light and scatter them all over.

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.



Sakura first encounters Glow during the summer festival at Tsukimine Shrine (Episode 18 in the anime), where it was casting tiny glowing lights among the trees.[1]

In the manga, Glow was caught due to another one of Sakura's prophetic dreams in which she envisioned herself in the festival saying "It's probably a Clow Card!"


Glow Henshin

Glow transforms in episode 67

Glow is transformed into a Sakura card in Episode 67 of the anime/Volume 10 (Chapter 42) of the manga. When one of Eriol's magical trials cuts off the electricity supply to the lanterns at the festival, Sakura transforms Glow and uses its power to save the festival. The Glow is under Light.



  • Glow's design may be a reference to the character, Tinkerbell from Disney's Peter Pan.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 灯, (Pronounced 'Akari') means 'light', 'a light' and 'lamp' in Japanese.
  • The Glow card is only used once in the anime.


  1. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 18


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