Naoko Yanagisawa (柳沢 奈緒子, Yanagisawa Naoko) is a fictional character in Clamp's anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura.
Naoko loves reading various types of stories, especially fantasy 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.
Cardcaptor Sakura MangaEdit
Cardcaptor Sakura AnimeEdit
Naoko is involved in the main plot in Episode 31 with her discovery of The Create Card, a Clow Card 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 its 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.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card ArcEdit
Cardcaptor Sakura The Move: Sealed CardEdit
Tsubasa: Reservoir ChronicleEdit
Naoko appears in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle as a reader in the Record Library.