Naoko Yanagisawa
柳沢 奈緒子

Naoko Yanagisawa Manga

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Naoko Yanagisawa Clear Card Arc

Naoko Yanagisawa
Series Cardcaptor Sakura
Also Known As Nikki (Cardcaptors)
Age 10
Birthday October 11
Relations Sakura Kinomoto (friend)
Residence Tomoeda, Japan
Gender Female
First Appearance
Chapter 1
First Appearance
Episode 1: "Sakura and the Mysterious Magic Book"
Last Appearance
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card
Seiyuu Emi Motoi
English Kelly Sheridan (Cardcaptors)
Sherry Lynn (2nd movie)
Dani Chambers (Clear Card)

Naoko Yanagisawa (柳沢 奈緒子, Yanagisawa Naoko) is a fictional character in Clamp's anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura.

Character and Role

Naoko is one of Sakura Kinomoto's (Sakura Avalon in Cardcaptors) classmates in school. She, along with Rika Sasaki (Rita) and Chiharu Mihara (Chelsea), often appear alongside Sakura at school and during school events. She is also on the school's cheerleading squad with Sakura, despite being rather bad at gymnastics.

Naoko loves reading various types of stories, especially fantasy stories and ghost stories. While Sakura reacts to scary situations with utmost fear, Naoko reacts with fascination and a brave willingness to explore these mysterious situations further.

According to an interview with Clamp featured in Clamp no Kiseki Volume 2, in a chapter that didn't make the final cut of the manga, Naoko is revealed to have a long-distance boyfriend.

In Greek dub, her name was changed to Nicole.


Sakura Kinomoto

Tomoyo Daidouji

Chiharu Mihara

Rika Sasaki

Takashi Yamazaki

Eriol Hiiragizawa

Naoko and The Create


Naoko writes in the Create, oblivious to what is going on outside her window.

Naoko is involved in the main plot in episode 31 with her discovery of The Create card, a Clow Cards hiding as a book in an old bookstore. Naoko buys the book when she learns that it is a book that allows the reader to write whatever ending he or she chooses. The power of The Create is that whatever is written or described on its pages will come true.

Naoko writes a story about mystical creatures with swirls for eyes as well as other odd circumstances that completely confuse Sakura and company when they investigate the mysterious happenings. Naoko remains oblivious to The Create's power, as all her writings are brought to life relatively far from her bedroom. Naoko brings her story to a climax with the appearance of a fire-breathing dragon (which Sakura fights through the last few minutes of the episode), but she decides to go to bed before finishing it. She closes her book, which in turn halts The Create's power, and every magical being that was created disappears. Sakura takes this opportunity to capture The Create before all the creations completely fade away.

When Naoko wakes up the next morning to find her book suddenly missing, she believes she just had a supernatural experience.

In Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

Naoko appears in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle as a reader in the Record Library.