Well, tadaa~ As we all know, Sakura liked Yukito very much~ "Hanyaan~" describes her emotion when she sees her brother's best friend. In the beginning of the series, she used to wake up early in the morning each day to go to school with her brother, which meant she could walk (roller blade) to school with Yukito as well. Often times, Yukito threw her a candy before she headed off to Tomoeda Elementary, which always made her blush. Sorry I'm talking in past tense. In the Sakura Card Arc, Sakura finally confesses to Yukito, who gently tells her, "The feeling you get for me is the same feeling you get for your father, isn't it?" (Something along these lines ~_~) And Sakura says yes, though deep in her heart, she knows it's not the same. Then, she asks Yukito if the person he likes is Touya, and he looks a little surprised before replying "yes." And, then follows one of my favorite, if not my favorite CCS scene, when Sakura cries on Syaoran's shoulder because of her unrequited love. Little did she know how much Syaoran was suffering from concealing his feelings for her; for a brief second, there is a pained expression on his face, (which we all brood over), and the expression holds a mixture of pain, because Sakura is sobbing so heartbreakingly, and a little bit of anger, and maybe a bit of wistfulness.
As hard as I want to deny it, Sakura's first love
isn't Syaoran-- she truly did like Yukito, though I wouldn't say it really
is "love love"-- it's more like a child's puppy love, when one admires
someone who is perfect, nice, good-looking, and cordial. Supposedly, Sakura
was attracted to Yukito because the power of the stars is attracted to
Yue's power of the moon. However, there is more to it, or so she believes.
Also, it seems to be that Clow Reed had planned for these two to get together--
and Eriol says near the end, "There were many unexpected surprises"; he
is implying his distant relative, Syaoran, falling in love with Sakura,
instead of Yukito.
In the beginning, the moments that Syaoran blushes and runs off whenever he sees Yukito are hilarious. It's clear that he really likes Yukito also, though I wouldn't say it's romantically or anything. I would rather think, Syaoran really respects Yukito and sees him as almost a father-like figure (poor Syaoran lost his father at a young age-- or at least that's my assumption) and Yukito seems to be one of the rare people who is actually cordial and nice to Syaoran. Later on, we learn that Syaoran was attracted to Yukito because of the power of the moon. Yet, the tension caused by this attraction just adds to the rivalry he feels against Sakura.
Eventually, Syaoran realizes that he likes Sakura, and Yue seems to be somewhat of a mentor for Syaroan-- which is really unexpected coming from Yue's personality. Yue kinda gives Syaoran some sound advise to discover who he really likes (Sakura of course.) Anyway, Yue is really cool. Though he sounds really nonchalant, he really loves his mistress, Sakura, which is probably why he wants to help out Syaoran also. And Syaoran continues to respect Yukito as an older brother figure, which is really a difficult position because if you think about it, Yukito is his rival for Sakura. Yet, one can't exactly feel rivalry with Yukito. Anyway, I really felt sorry for Syaoran during the Sakura Card series, when he has to watch Sakura from afar, liking Yukito and supporting her. But this is more of a reason to love Syaoran-- as I mentioned before, I always have a soft spot for characters with unrequited love.
I did include this pair, despite some people's comments that CLAMP never
made them really interact with each other. Actually, I think this is wrong.
Clearly in the manga and anime, these two do have special moments, though
I can't really say if it's romantic or not. These two seem to have some
sort of mutual understanding and I think their minds operate on a similar
level. They both look over Sakura with a protective eye-- Eriol once tells
Tomoyo, "You always look over Sakura in a gentle way," and Tomoyo replies,
"So do you." Eriol looks really surprised for a second (one of the rare
moments he does) before he smiles. They both have their queer spots also,
and often exchange mysterious looks, as if they know something that the
rest of the cast don't. In fact, I like these moments a lot because one
looks says a whole lot more than a few words. There is one part near
the end, after Eriol explains his purpose and everything to Sakura and
the rest, and he asks Tomoyo, " Did you know my real identity?" And Tomoyo
smiles, saying, "No. But though I don't have any magical powers, I have
a clear heart and sharp instincts." Anyway, these two have their interesting
moments. Hehe... And readers can imply whatever they wish from it. One
thing for sure is that I think Eriol genuinely respects and admires Tomoyo.
It's true that Eriol is always watching over Sakura with a gentle eye, which makes Syaoran really jealous, but otherwise, it's clear that Eriol is not attracted to Sakura romantically, though he does give her flowers, and make her blush and stuff. Eriol looks over Sakura in rather a fatherly manner-- after all, his other half is Sakura's father-- and I think he really cares for her and doesn't want her to be hurt. Sometimes, he creates problems and then helps her out, just to make sure that Sakura doesn't come to harm. I think it's really interesting to watch Syaoran get mad whenever Eriol and Sakura are together, however-- Eriol is the reason Syaoran didn't return to Hong Kong after the Clow Cards were captured. Eriol is very amused by Sakura and Syaoran however, and I think at times, he likes aggravating Syaoran for the sake of it.
As I mentioned before, not all the relationships on this page are romantic.
I included these two because someone suggested to, and also, I thought
that their friendship is worth noting. Though Tomoyo was an avid supporter
of Sakura and Yukito in the beginning, towards the Sakura Card series,
she begins to support Syaoran. She was the first one to guess that Syaoran
had special feelings for Sakura, and ever since then, she continued to
support him and give him advise. She once told him that he should go ahead
and confess to Sakura, because being the person Sakura is, she would never
know unless she is told straight out. And when Syaoran worried, Tomoyo
told him that Sakura would give him a very "Sakura-like advise." Yet, Syaoran
couldn't confess to Sakura till the very end because of Yukito. Sigh...
Poor Syaoran. A real funny scene in the manga was the sheep episode,
where Sakura was trapped inside a hole in King Penguin Park, and because
of a barrier, Syaoran couldn't enter. So, he pounded on the barrier, shouting,
"SAKURA!" (in those days, it was rare that he called her name) and Tomoyo
videotaped this. Later on, she replayed this over and over again much to
Syaoran's vexation. Another point I would like to make is that many people
often turn to Tomoyo with their problems, ie. Sakura, Syaoran, and even
Meirin (when she was rejected by Syaoran, she went to Tomoyo and cried
on her lap.) : (. Well, Tomoyo really is a dependable, compassionate, and
Without doubt, Touya is fed up with Nakuru-- I think he senses something
weird about her because of his second site. Nakuru thinks of Touya in terms
of "delicious," and her favorite hobby is the bother Touya and cling around
his neck. Her real motive is, as Ruby Moon, prevent Touya from giving his
powers to Yue. But she fails. Oh, and she doesn't like Yukito at all because
he is Yue, and always interrupts Touya when he's trying to tell Yukito
that Yukito is disappearing (because of Sakura's power not being strong
enough to maintain Yue).
This is my favorite comic combination in CCS, for these two literally hate each other. The are never in the same scene without glaring at each other. Part of the reason is because the first time they meet, Syaoran is harrassing Sakura, trying to get the Clow Cards, and then, Syaoran, with his Chinese martial arts skills kicks Touya. Later on, Touya states that the real reason he hates Syaoran so much is because Syaoran is taking away something very precious from him, meaning Sakura. Ah, brotherly protection.
Besides this, I think the main reason Touya and
Syaoran don't get along is because they are too similar. They both have
problems expressing their true emotions (ahem... Touya being so mean to
Sakura is because he loves her), they both seem cold and distant on first
appearance, but they have warm, affectionate hearts once you get to know
them, they both have an innocent aspect about them (you can see this with
Touya in his relationship with Mizuki-sensei), they both are really athletic--
both of them play soccer, both of them are fast runners, both have sharp
tongues and trouble expressing their selves, both feel protective over
Sakura, both hate Kero-chan, both get freaked out by Eriol, both like Yukito,
and so the list goes on. But someday, I think these two would get along well
because they seem to agree on so many things. ^_^
Many things are implies about these two and things are left rather unclear. One thing for sure is that Yue really loves Clow Reed, his creator and master, and felt really betrayed when he had taken a new mistress, even when Clow was reincarnated. Similarly, Clow really cared for Yue-- though in the same way he cared for Cerberus, because after all, they were his creation and Clow was a very lonely man. Eventually, Yue forgives Clow because he truly does care for his new mistress, Sakura, though he tries not to show it.
Another interesting pair. Sonomi has an undying one-sided rivalry against Fujitaka-sensei because he took away her beloved cousin, Nadeshiko, and Nadeshiko, at such a young age died with Fujitaka by her side. In fact, the real reason she hates, yet can't hate Fujitaka is because he's so perfect-- he's nice, intelligent, good-looking, great at domestic chores, and always polite. I don't think Sonomi really HATES Fujitaka. In fact, she probably respects and admires Fujitaka-- who wouldn't? I don't think these two have any chance romantically, because I think Fujitaka loves Nadeshiko too much, yet I think in the future, these two can get along and support each other as "family."
Touya and Sakura
Obviously, these two are sister and brother... I really wanted to write about them because I really love their sibling relationship. On the outside, they're like any typical siblings, always squabbling and insulting each other. Touya always calls Sakura "Kaijou," meaning monster, and Sakura dreams of becoming taller than her brother and squashing him. Yet, without doubt, Touya really cares for Sakura and feels really protective over her, especially because their mother died when Sakura was only three (3 in the manga and 5 in the anime). The reason he's so gruff with her is because he's too embarrassed to show how much he worries about her. The reason Sakura is so scared of ghosts is because when she was little, Touya used to tell her all these scary things about the forest full of ghosts (after all, he has second sight). This was because he didn't want Sakura to wonder off into dangerous places... Aww... And also, in the manga, Touya bought a motorcycle from the money he saved from his part-time jobs. Yet, he never rides it in the morning to school-- why? Because, as Fujitaka knows, it's dangerous for Sakura to chase after a motorcycle on her roller blades, so Touya simply rides his bicycle, so that Sakura can easily catch up. Also in the manga, he takes Sakura to the bus stop when Syaoran's leaving back to Hong Kong... That was really sweet, considering how much he hates Syaoran. Hehe. Oh, this is my own personal theory about why Touya has so many odd part-time jobs. Ever wonder why Touya always pops out in random places that Sakura goes to? My theory is that he takes part-times jobs in places that Sakura goes to so that he can keep an eye on her. When he gives his power to Yue, he asks Yue to protect his sister because Touya isn't capable of doing so anymore... Sniffles... Anyway, I would love to have such a caring and considerate brother as Touya.
Similarly, Sakura really does love her brother-- we can especially see this when her brother is unconscious after giving his powers to Yue, and she cries, reproaching herself for not being able to be stronger. She also panics in the Mirror card episode, when she realizes that her brother is in danger. Sakura really is a lucky girl though, having such a nice family. ^_^
This is still incomplete, but I think I still covered quite a lot of relationships in CCS, huh?
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