Tomoyo/Sakura

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Pairing
Pairing: Daidouji Tomoyo/Kinomoto Sakura
Alternative name(s): TomoSaku
Gender category: yuri
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Canonical?: canonically one-sided
Prevalence: largest yuri ship in the fandom[1][2][3]
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Official art by CLAMP of Tomoyo and Sakura.

Tomoyo/Sakura is the flagship yuri pairing of the Cardcaptor Sakura fandom, once averaging over 100 fics on the Shoujo-Ai Archive.[1]

Canon

Tomoyo has confirmed romantic feelings for Sakura, but never properly confesses to her. She doesn't seem too heartbroken about it, as she proclaims she loves Sakura enough to want her to be happy even if it's not with her. She spends the latter part of the series playing matchmaker for Sakura and her canon love interest Li Syaoran.

Fandom

Many shippers were dissatisfied with the ending, feeling Tomoyo got "screwed over". This led to shipping wars and many fix-it fics, breaking up the canon pairing in a variety of ways; some more extreme fans demonized Syaoran into an abuser or a cheater so Tomoyo could rescue Sakura from him, while others had the split be more amicable and Syaoran wind up with Mei Ling (who was canonically in love with him) or Eriol.

Common fic tropes

  • Costumes/dressing up
  • Wedding fic
  • Pining
  • Sakura realizing her feelings when something happens to Tomoyo or she becomes jealous of Tomoyo getting close to someone else
  • Tomoyo being secretly more depressed than she is in canon
  • Tomoyo committing suicide over her unrequited love

Fanworks

Archives

Fanfics

  • Moonlit Nights, an entire archive of fanfiction by author Amazoness Duo and her friends.

Fanart

Fanvids

Cosplay

References

  1. ^ a b 130 of 150 fics were listed as Sakura/Tomoyo in the category Card Captor Sakura Fanfiction on Shoujoai.com as of February 26, 2007 on the Wayback Machine. Additional works shipped the pair of them with others in threesomes and moresomes. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  2. ^ On AO3, 38 of the 74 CCS works tagged as F/F were also tagged for Sakura/Tomoyo. 20 were tagged with Sakura/Syaoran (mostly genderbend works), and 8 were tagged with Tomoyo/Meiling. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ On fanfiction.net, 814 of approximately 26,000 fics were tagged with both Sakura and Tomoyo. Many of these were clearly Sakura/Tomoyo works, though some were Sakura/Syaoran and Tomoyo/Eriol works, and others were Gen. Retrieved August 3, 2017.