Clow Book

The Clow Book is a book containing a collection of mysterious and powerful magic cards titled "Clow Cards". originally owned by Clow Reed. It is first seen on Episode 1 when Sakura Kinomoto goes inside of their house's basement after hearing a loud noise coming from the basement.

The book's cover is designed as a yellow lion named Cerberus which is the guardian of the Clow Cards. When Sakura opened it, she first saw The Windy card, and she reads its name loud, causing the cards to escape the Clow Book where they are scattered all over the city.

Meanwhile, Cerberus takes material form in his disguise of a plush toy or stuffed animal, after awakening from his deep sleep and upon realizing what's happening, appoints Sakura as the Card Captor, the one who will recapture the Clow Cards.

The Clow book has it's own arrangement of cards. The total number of cards is "52", which means The Nothing and The Nameless card, together with The Hope card, are not one of the official Clow cards, and The Nameless and The Hope card do exist in Sakura Cards, and not in Clow Cards.


This is the list of Clow Cards based on the official arrangement. This list also shows the order in which the Clow Cards are re-captured in the anime:

  1. The Windy
  2. The Shadow
  3. The Illusion
  4. The Flower
  5. The Mist
  6. The Storm
  7. The Float
  8. The Fight
  9. The Song
  10. The Shot
  11. The Sweet
  12. The Freeze
  13. The Arrow
  14. The Light
  15. The Twin
  16. The Wood
  17. The Shield
  18. The Power
  19. The Loop
  20. The Mirror
  21. The Big
  22. The Change
  23. The Firey
  24. The Voice
  25. The Lock
  26. The Cloud
  27. The Dark
  28. The Watery
  29. The Rain
  30. The Jump
  31. The Silent
  32. The Time
  33. The Erase
  34. The Sleep
  35. The Return
  36. The Dash
  37. The Create
  38. The Bubbles
  39. The Wave
  40. The Sand
  41. The Fly
  42. The Thunder
  43. The Sword
  44. The Glow
  45. The Move
  46. The Little
  47. The Maze
  48. The Snow
  49. The Through
  50. The Libra
  51. The Dream
  52. The Earthy

Sakura Book


Sakura Book

In season three, the Book loses its original appearance and is turned into pink with the name "Sakura" on the front of the book.

Bandai and Clamp Product

Old collection books

Clamp Clow Book (Left) Bandai Clow Book (Right)

Clamp's Clow Book was released back in 2001, however the clow book resembles more of a box than a real book. The cards inside do not resemble their anime counterpart, but are quite strong as they can be bent many times yet return to their notrmal state.

Bandai's Official Clow Book was released in 2002. This Clow Book looks and feels like a real book, and also includes a real clasp on the side. The cards inside strongly resemble the anime's clow cards, look more shiny, however they are made of ordinary paper, and once damaged cannot be replaced.