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Encyclopedia > Cerberus (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Gluttonous Kero-chan

Cerberus (ケロベロス Keroberosu?) is a fictional character in Clamp's manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. His name is more commonly known in its romanized version, Kerberos, which is also often shortened to Kero-chan. He is voiced in his more common "hidden" form by Aya Hisakawa and Masaya Onosaka in his "true" form. Image File history File links CCS_Kero01. ... Image File history File links CCS_Kero01. ... Clamp (officially typeset as CLAMP) is an all-female Japanese mangaka group. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ... Aya Hisakawa ) is a seiyÅ« and J-pop singer born November 12, 1968 in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Masaya Onosaka (小野坂 昌也 Onosaka Masaya), born on October 13, 1964 in Osaka) is a seiyÅ« who works for Aoni Production. ...


In the English adaptation Cardcaptors, he is known as Keroberos or Kero. He is voiced in the series by Matt Hill (borrowed form) and Richard Newman (true form), and in the second movie by Wendee Lee (borrowed form) and Dave Wittenberg (true form). Matt Hill born January 19th 1968 is a Canadian voice actor who works for Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Richard Newmans roles in Transformers cartoons are too nummerous to count. ... Wendee Lee (born April 29, 1955 in Los Angeles, CA) is an American voice actress, one of the most prolific and experienced in the business. ... David Richard Paul Wittenberg (Born September 1, 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a prolific video game and anime voice actor (with nearly a hundred titles to his credit). ...


Kero also appears in the anime adaptation of Clamp's latest manga Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. In Tsubasa Chronicle, Aya Hisakawa reprises her role (the one and only character from Cardcaptor Sakura to do so). Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (ツバサ-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-) is a manga made by CLAMP which is running in Shonen Magazine in Japan. ... Tsubasa Chronicle (ツバサ・クロニクル), is a Japanese anime TV series adapted from Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, a manga series by CLAMP; 3 seasons are planned. ... Aya Hisakawa ) is a seiyÅ« and J-pop singer born November 12, 1968 in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ...

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Name

Cerberus's name and form are based on Cerberus from Greek mythology, though the Greek monster has three heads. Heracles and threatened Cerberus, Attic black-figure neck-amphora, ca. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ...


Kero's name in Japanese is pronounced as "keh-ro". In Cardcaptors, his name is pronounced as "kee-ro" (such that it rhymes with zero).


The older TOKYOPOP releases of the manga render his name as "Keroberos," but this was changed in later printings to "Cerberus." For the music movie, see Tokyo Pop. ...


Character and role

Cerberus is the Guardian of the Seal of the Clow who was napping at the time Sakura Kinomoto breaks the Seal and unleashes the Clow Cards. Cerberus is one of two guardians of the Clow (created by Clow Reed), and one of his missions is to select the candidate to become the new master of the Cards. The other guardian, Yue, is the Judge, who tests the chosen candidate on their ability to accept the role of master. Sakura Kinomoto in Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura Kinomoto ) is a fictional character, the heroine of Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... The rear-face design of the Clow Cards The rear-face design of the Sakura Cards The Clow Cards ) are fictional magical items and characters from CLAMPs manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... Clow Reed Clow Reed ) is a fictional character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... Yue and Sakura Yue ) Chinese Pinyin: Yuè) is a fictional character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ...


In his miniature, borrowed form he resembles an orange plush toy with white wings. Because Sakura feels that he does not resemble a "Kerberos," she calls him "Kero-chan." He initially rejects the name (Kero is also the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound a frog makes, a comparison he resents), but soon comes to embrace it once he gets to know Sakura. Kero-chan is bossy, demanding, and gluttonous, but he also genuinely cares about Sakura and believes that she will become the next Master of the Clow, acting as her guide to gather the Cards. His hobbies include playing video games (which he takes up when he finds the console in Sakura's room and develops great skill) and eating snacks and sweets, even though he receives his energy from the sun and does not need to eat to survive. For preserved dead animals, see taxidermy. ... For the supervillain, see Onomatopoeia (comics). ... Distribution of frogs (in black) Suborders Archaeobatrachia Mesobatrachia Neobatrachia - List of Anuran families The frogness babe is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning tail-less from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). ...


He has a particular fondness for cake, cookies, and chocolates. Even though he does not metabolize food, he is affected by alcohol (at one point becoming completely intoxicated after eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs with no previous knowledge of their properties), despite his fondness for sweets he is not above sharing his sweets provided there is enough left for him (one example was the disasterous incident were he forces a large amount of sweets down Spinel Suns throat causing Spinel to go on a hyper sugar rush).


He also enjoys being filmed by Sakura's best friend, Tomoyo Daidouji and, unlike his Mistress, relishes the costume accessories he is asked to wear for these recordings. Even though he has been a willing servant all his life, Kero can be somewhat of an egomaniac, obsessing over his "coolness". Tomoyo Daidouji as she appears in Cardcaptor Sakura Tomoyo Daidouji ) is a fictional, major supporting character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. ...

Cerberus's true form

Despite his behavior, Kero is remarkably intelligent. He is knowledgeable not only on the Clow Cards but also on all forms of mysticism, with a knack for reading magical auras. At one point this leads him astray when he mistook Kaho Mizuki for the false form of Yue because of her strong moon-aspected aura. Image File history File links CCS_Kero02. ... Image File history File links CCS_Kero02. ... Kaho Mizuki Kaho Mizuki ) is a fictional character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ...


Cerberus often argues with Syaoran Li, who calls him "plush toy" or "stuffed animal" and whom he calls "kid" (小僧 kozō?) in the original Japanese) in return. This likely stems from Syaoran's initial arrogance and confidence that he will take over the Clow Cards, despite Cerberus's claims that Sakura is the actual Cardcaptor. Additionally, Meiling Li also takes a similar dislike for him, calling him a "bath sponge". While Syaoran is "kid," Cerberus calls Meiling "brat" (小娘 komusume?). This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li Syaoran Li , Chinese pinyin Lǐ XiÇŽoláng or Li Xiaolang), is a fictional character in Clamps manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... Meiling Li (Meilin Rae) and Syaoran Li (Li Showron) This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li Meiling Li , Chinese Pinyin: Lǐ Méilíng) is a fictional character in Clamps anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. ...


Cerberus's true form resembles a winged lion, but in order for him to achieve this original form, Sakura must capture The Firey and The Earthy cards. In his true form he has jurisdiction over all things fire and earth, the elements from which he draws his power. The known Clow Cards under his jurisdiction are Light, Firey and Earthy, but also quite probably the Glow, the Flower, the Little, the Shot, the Power, the Sweet, the Shield and the Sand. He can also raise powerful magical barriers, use his wings as a shield, and breathe fire.


Because The Clow had been in Osaka for a long time, Cerberus speaks in the Osaka dialect. Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Leave it to Kero-chan

In the first season of the anime, Cerberus has the additional function of being a sort of viewer's guide to the fictional world in Cardcaptor Sakura in a series of short omake called "Leave It to Kero-chan!". Unlike most omake, these were aired alongside the series, always following the ending credits and before the next-episode preview. In each segment, he would discuss costumes, props, and other characters, often in ways that are ironic (such as a mention of Tomoyo's ability to obtain shots for her videos that are utterly impossible with a hand-held camera) and which break the fourth wall. At first the segment ended with a Part called Kero's Check!, but this was later dropped. Omake (お負け but often written オマケ) means extra or bonus in Japanese. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The segment is known as "Kero's Corner" in Cardcaptors.


The title was reused for the second movie for a comic short in which Cerberus and Spinel Sun race all over Tomoeda chasing a runaway piece of takoyaki that is at one point switched with a superball. Spinel Suns true form Spinel Sun ) is a fictional character in Clamps anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. ... A Boat of Takoyaki Square takoyaki pan with 16 molds Takoyaki ) (literally fried or baked octopus) is a popular Japanese dumpling made of batter, diced octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, konnyaku, and green onion, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, green laver (aonori), mayonnaise, and katsuobushi (fish shavings), originated in Osaka. ... SuperBall (originally Super Ball) is a toy manufactured by Wham-O®. It is an extremely elastic ball made of Zectron®, which contains the rubber polymer polybutadiene and sulfur, having a high coefficient of restitution. ...


Trivia

  • Kero's design has long existed as the mascot of Piffle Corporation, a fictitious company by Clamp (appearing in several of their series) that makes and sells various toys, food, and electronics.
  • Kero also appears in Clamp latest manga Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle at Rekord Country and in its anime adaptation in the episode "Kero-chan and Mokona".

In the English version of the anime, Kero's voice in the series is completely different from his voice from Cardcaptor Sakura (his voice was clearly a male in Cardcaptor Sakura while in Tsubasa, his voice is female, similar to a opera singer's). Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (ツバサ-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-) is a manga made by CLAMP which is running in Shonen Magazine in Japan. ... Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan. ...

  • In the Filipino version aired on ABS-CBN, Kero is known as "Kerberos" in both the false and true forms.
  • He was parodied in School Rumble when Mai Ōtsuka imagines herself as a magical girl and Iori, Yakumo's cat, as a winged and talking cat similar to Kero.


Serialized in Shonen Magazine Original run 2002 – Ongoing No. ...

Cardcaptor Sakura (Clamp)
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List of episodes
Voice actors
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Characters
Kinomoto Family: Sakura | Toya | Fujitaka | Nadeshiko
Li Clan: Syaoran | Meiling
Daidouji Family: Tomoyo | Sonomi
Magical Beings: Cerberus | Yue | Spinel Sun | Ruby Moon
Clow-Related: Clow Reed | Eriol Hiiragizawa | Kaho Mizuki | Yukito Tsukishiro
Classmates: Chiharu Mihara | Rika Sasaki | Takashi Yamazaki | Naoko Yanagisawa
Other adults: Yoshiyuki Terada | Maki Matsumoto
Clow Cards
A-F -- G-R -- S-Z
Episode Guide: Clow Card Arc: 1-18, 19-35, 36-46 | Sakura Card Arc: 47-59, 60-70

 
 

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