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Touya Kinomoto
木之本 桃矢
Series Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Also Known As Onii-chan (by Sakura)
Birthday February 29th
Age 16~18 (Original series)
19 (Clear Card arc)
Relatives Sakura Kinomoto (younger sister)
Fujitaka Kinomoto (father)
Nadeshiko Kinomoto (mother)
Tomoyo Daidouji (2nd cousin)
Sonomi Daidouji (1st cousin once removed)
Masaki Amamiya (great-grandfather)
Unnamed great-grandmother
Affiliates Yukito (boyfriend/love interest)
Kaho (previous love)
Residence Tomoeda, Japan
Favorite flower Peach Blossom (桃花, Momoka)
Likes Chemistry and soccer

blue color, steak
rice omelets and Yakisoba (fried noodles)

Dislikes Fried tofu, hyperactive people, Syaoran Li
Powers/Abilities Formerly:
  • Spiritual Awareness
  • Extrasensory Perception
  • Danger Intuition
  • Soul & Aura Reading
  • Power Negation

New (Clear Card)

Gender Male
Hair Dark brown (Clear Card & 90's anime)

Black (Manga)

Eyes Brown (Clear card & 90's anime)

Blue (Manga)

Blood Type O
First Appearance (Manga)
Chapter 1
Last Appearance (Manga)
First Appearance (Anime)
Sakura and the Mysterious Magic Book
Last Appearance (Anime)
Tomokazu Seki
Tony Sampson (Cardcaptors)
Darren Pleavin (Animax dub)
Kirk Thornton (2nd movie)
Clifford Chapin (Clear Card)

Touya Kinomoto (木之本 桃矢, Kinomoto Tōya) is a protagonist character in CLAMP's anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. He is Sakura's older brother. Yukito Tsukishiro, the borrowed form of Yue, is his boyfriend.

His birthday is on February 29th, which makes him a leap year baby, a person that can only "properly" celebrate their birthday once every four years.


Touya is a very tall, well-built, and strikingly handsome young man with tanned skin, dark brown hair parted on the left side, and dark brown eyes. He is usually seen in Seijou high school uniform, but occasionally has also been seen in casual clothes.


Touya is similar to his father who is also good at cooking, kind, athletic and helps with house work. Like Yukito, he is also very popular with the girls.

Touya holds the belief that as Sakura's older brother, he is the only person entitled to make fun of her, a belief that his best friend Yukito refers to as a "sister complex." However, he is also caring of her, which leads him to feel suspicious of Syaoran Li. Though Syaoran and Sakura eventually stop fighting, Touya continues to dislike Syaoran when he becomes Sakura's friend, knowing that Syaoran will eventually take Sakura away from him. However he begins to like Syaoran because he is always helping Sakura. Which he reveals when he states that if there was anyone that Sakura wanted to be with to be by her side he wanted it to be Syaoran.

He is a perceptive young man and knows what Sakura has been up to despite Sakura's attempts to keep it a secret, though he pretends not to. Sakura thinks it's impossible that he knows already because he would tease her about it.

Touya seems to be a loner in personality. His only two friends appear to be Kaho Mizuki and Yukito and he is normally only seen socializing with the latter.


Clow Card Arc

Touya was born with some magical ability, allowing him to see spirits (including the one of his late mother). His magical ability is also what helps him sense when Sakura is in danger or when she is doing other "magical" things (which enables him to follow her). This ability, however is what led to Sakura's fear of ghosts whenever he would tell her about the apparitions he saw. Touya's magical ability also enables him to sense the difference between living and non-living beings; hence Kero dislikes spending time around him as he fears Touya suspects he is more than a mere plush toy.

He is often working, and a running gag in the series involves Sakura and Yukito running into him while he's at work, which can happen virtually anywhere; it is later shown that the reason for his many jobs is so he can pay for college on his own. It is also implied that the reason for him bumping into Sakura all the time was not just mere coincidence but may sometimes have been deliberate on his part. He was following her in case she needed protection from any danger; one very notable instance of this occurs in 'Sakura's Dizzy Fever Day', when Sakura stubbornly attended school to help her classmates out with a project despite her suffering from a bad fever. Touya immediately senses that his sister is in trouble and actually leaves his school, arriving at Sakura's school just in time to catch Sakura as her fever causes her to collapse; he then proceeds to take her home himself.

In the first few episodes of the anime, a running gag was Sakura purposely stepping on his foot when he mocks her. Later on in the series when this gag is attempted again, Touya often moves his foot out of the way, causing Sakura to feel the effects of the impact instead. The manga uses this same gag in a slightly different way, for, after he gives his power away to sustain Yue's (and therefore, Yukito's) existence, Sakura is surprised to see that Touya does not foresee her attempt to kick him, and so does not get himself out of the line of fire.

Sakura Card Arc


A younger Touya beside his mother prior to her death.

In the Sakura Cards arc, Touya constantly attempts to tell Yukito he "knows his secret" (referring to Yue). Touya eventually gives up his magical abilities in order to sustain Yukito's existence. Yukito's alter-ego of sorts Yue, was gradually weakening from a lack of supporting magic after Sakura became Mistress of the Clow. Sakura's innate magic was not strong enough to sustain Yue's existence, and if Yue disappeared so would Yukito. Whenever Touya tried to make this known to Yukito he was interrupted by Nakuru.

Touya was more than willing to give up his magic to save Yukito, but he knew that doing so came at another cost: losing the ability to sense when Sakura was in danger. Therefore, Touya made a deal with Yue, that Yue would promise he would protect Sakura with all of his power. However, when Yue responds that "There's no need to promise" and says the he would do anything to protect Sakura, Touya adds that Yue promise to protect himself as well, since if he were to be injured or killed Yukito would die too.


Family cousins chart

Masaki Thumb
Masaki Amamiya
Unnamed Wife
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

Yukito Tsukishiro


Yukito is Touya's best friend from high school. Throughout the series Touya and Yukito's closeness is frequently displayed. Touya gives Yue his powers in order to save Yukito's life. Eventually Yukito openly admits his love for Touya to Sakura after she confesses to him, notably calling Touya his "number one

Kaho Mizuki

Touya briefly dated Kaho Mizuki for a year starting in 8th grade (she was his student teacher), but they broke up when she decided to move to England to pursue her career. She told him he "should not grieve over that, for she would be back, and by those days, both of them would have other love interests". After returning, she treats him affectionately, but more as a friend and former boyfriend.

Sakura Kinomoto

Touya enjoyed frequently teasing and making fun of his little sister. However, he did care about her a lot and was quick to defend Sakura when she was attacked by Syaoran in episode 8. He discovers the truth about Sakura being a Cardcaptor but doesn't let on about it and he tries his best to help Sakura when he can. Sakura also cares for her brother, for example when he got hurt by the Mirror card.

Syaoran Li

Touya initially disliked Syaoran because Syaoran confronted Sakura over her cards, while not being aware the issue was the cards. However, even after Sakura and Syaoran became friends, he still harbored negative sentiment towards Syaoran because he knew that Syaoran would eventually "take" Sakura away from him. Their interactions appears slightly improved in Clear Card, though Touya still appears to feel that Syaoran will "take" Sakura; but he treats Syaoran with more respect, leaving him and Sakura mostly alone during Sakura and Syaoran's "date" at the aquarium (in the anime), while still keeping a watchful eye over them.

The Mirror

Touya met the Mirror Card in Episode 25, where she was disguised as his sister. She injures him by causing him to fall from a cliff in woods. Later, realizing that she went too far, she feels guilty, and apologizes to him before being sealed by Sakura. When Sakura went to investigate the mysterious fog, the Mirror met Touya again, disguised as his sister, but he saw through her magic and recognized her. She asks Touya for forgiveness, which Touya accepts, and promised to keep in secret; for he doesn't want her tell his sister for he knows her activity capturing escaped Clow Cards from earlier on (though he doesn't fully understand the situation, or know that they're Clow Cards; just that they're magic). He seems to be good friends with the Mirror and treats her as a normal girl. The Mirror is very fond of him as well. In episode 61, Touya gives the Mirror a Christmas gift (also as thanks for taking good care of his sister), a long green ribbon, which she happily accepts. The green ribbon would later appear in her Card design when she returns to Sakura Card form.

Nakuru Akizuki

CCS Nakuru and Touya

Touya was frequently intimidated by Nakuru's constant displays of affection towards him. Having magical powers, he was quickly able to deduce what she really was, though he didn't fully understand the situation. She often butts in whenever Touya tries to tell Yukito that she is actually inhuman, though towards the end of the series she eventually leaves them alone. By Clear Card, Nakuru appears more concerned about everything going on with Sakura.

Paranormal Abilities

Spiritual Powers: At a young age, Touya discovered that he possessed the rare magical ability of psychically connecting with spirits, as well as the immaterial spirit world itself - something which, so far, even Sakura was unable to achieve despite her strong magical powers.

  • Spiritual Awareness: Touya possessed a enhanced awareness of the paranormal, which enabled him to see the spirits and those who are the entities that are normally invisible to other human beings. Hence, he had the ability to communicate with the spirit of his late mother when she visited their family.
  • Soul and Aura Reading: Touya had the ability to see, read, and sense the souls and auras of others. Hence, he was always able to accurately detect when the Mirror card was posing as Sakura, and that Yukito was actually Yue.
  • Extrasensory Perception/Psionic Powers: Touya also possessed the ability to acquire information by means independent of any known senses or previous experience. This supernatural ability of his was shown to be particularly powerful, as shown by how even Eriol once had to take precautions to prevent Touya from sensing the truth about him.
  • Danger Intuition: Touya had the ability to detect impending threats, which enabled him to sense whenever Sakura is in danger, or when other supernatural events are occurring.
  • Expert Martial Artist: Touya was once mentioned by his father, Fujitaka, to be a first-level black belt in karate.

New Spiritual & Psychic/Extrasensory Abilities: After he sacrificed his supernatural powers to save Yukito's life, he became an ordinary human being. However, it has been revealed in the chapter 54 of Clear Card Arc that he is gradually regaining his magic and seems to be developing new, greater abilities that he shall reveal until the time is right.

  • Time Stop: In chapter 64, he can stop time to hold back the play longer while Sakura being taken to "Alice in Clockland" world by Akiho, and Syaoran chase after them to take her back.
    • In chapter 77, he stop the time around 2 seconds to protect Sakura and Syaoran from those magic arrow from Akiho's clan and the association attacks.

Appearances in Other Media

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

In Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Touya is not only the older brother of Sakura but also the King of the Kingdom of Clow. The former king, Touya and Sakura's (adopted) father, is Clow Reed. However, it is later revealed that Touya's true parents are Nadeshiko and Fujitaka, not Clow.

Like his Cardcaptor Sakura counterpart, he dislikes Syaoran and refers to him as a brat. His reasons are similar; from the predictions of the High Priest of Clow (who is Yukito, his close friend) he knows that Sakura and Syaoran are meant to be together and their destinies are linked. Additionally, Touya had initially felt that Syaoran possessed a rather unsettling presence within him and confronted his father about it, though Touya later admits that the feeling went away as Syaoran opened up to Sakura.

Later on, it is revealed that "Syaoran" had also met with Touya, and had been treated similarly to his Clone counterpart.

Another incarnation of Touya appears with Yukito in the Hanshin Republic, where he and Yukito are waiters at a local restaurant. In the anime, Tsubasa Chronicle, he appears again in the Ōto Country where he and Yukito are patrons in the café run by Syaoran and the others as well as in two filler episodes.


Touya is seen on Drop 5, and in the anime episode 22; both times with Fujimoto on a mid-time job. In the manga, he is seen wearing a bunny costume (similar to the one he used in Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card and in Usagi-san from Wish) in the Green Drugstore (originally from Legal Drug). In the anime he is seen talking with Fujimoto in the dressing rooms of Piffle Pizza (a company that had appeared on several CLAMP works, like Cardcaptor Sakura itself, but being more prominent in Suki Dakara Suki and Angelic Layer).


His name is changed to Tori Avalon in this English version. His personality mostly remains unchanged in that he still enjoys teasing Sakura though he calls her "squirt" and "dinosaur", similar to Touya's "kaiju" (monster).

His romantic relationship with Yukito (Julian in the English Dub) is changed into a close friendship. Also his past relationship with Kaho Mizuki is a typical student-teacher/non-romantic friendship.


  • Touya's given name (桃, momo) means peach, and (矢, ya) means arrow; peach blossoms are one of his mother's two favorite flowers; the other being cherry blossoms, Sakura (桜).
    • His given name Touya (桃矢) could be mean the "arrow" made out of "peach tree's wood".
  • Touya'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.
  • Touya's favorite flower Peach Blossom (桃花, Momoka) is from the first kanji 桃 (momo) in his name.


  • Touya and Yukito are one of Clamp's "Soul Pairs" or soulmate pairs (a common theme in their stories). They are each other's special person and are always together when they appear in other works by CLAMP, including in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles.
  • Touya's "kaijuu" (monster) nickname for Sakura in Cardcaptor Sakura is reused in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles.
  • Touya's running gag about his part-time jobs is retained in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles as he appears as a waiter in a restaurant where Syaoran and company eat in the Hanshin Republic.