Sakura Kinomoto is introduced as a nine-year-old girl who lives in the town of Tomoeda in Japan, where she attends Tomoeda Elementary School and, later, Tomoeda Junior High School.
Sakura is an energetic and cheerful young girl. She is very athletic, being a member of her school’s cheerleading squad, is excellent at track and field activities, and enjoys inline skating. Sakura’s smile is undefeatable and is what draws people to her. Her optimistic and trustworthy character allows her to be friendly with everybody, and the entire series focuses on the friendships she creates with people, whether strangers, loose acquaintances, or rivals. Her personality is a dominating factor in her relationships, especially with Tomoyo.
One of Sakura’s most notable traits is her “invincible spell”, “Everything will be alright”, which has carried her through innumerable trials and obstacles as she masters her magical skills. While she often comes across as naïve, clumsy, and clueless, Sakura is known for her occasional moments of insight and sensitivity towards the feelings of others. Sakura is so innocent and naive that she fails to recognize Syaoran’s feelings for her and unintentionally gets into trouble. Despite this, she retains a determined spirit and attachments to those she cares for.
The creators have stated that Sakura does not see gender as barrier for her romantic attraction. She doesn’t have romantic feelings for Tomoyo in particular. Demonstrating this, Sakura confesses that she has a crush on a female teacher in the series.