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6 of the Best Tarot Cards Decks for Anime and Manga Lovers

Updated on January 22, 2017

Are you a fan of anime and / or manga? Are you also interested in Tarot Cards? Did you know that there are actually a lot of Tarot Cards decks that have an anime or manga theme?

Anime and manga fans who are also interested in the Tarot would surely love having Tarot Cards decks with this theme.

The Earthy and The Watery are 2 of the elemental Clow Cards from the Cardcaptor Sakura anime and manga series by CLAMP. The other 2 are The Firey and The Windy. These cards are all very powerful
The Earthy and The Watery are 2 of the elemental Clow Cards from the Cardcaptor Sakura anime and manga series by CLAMP. The other 2 are The Firey and The Windy. These cards are all very powerful

The artwork of these kinds of Tarot Cards would remind you of anime and manga styles and designs. They are definitely stunning and beautiful.

Even if you're not a fan of anime and manga, if you're a Tarot Cards decks collector, then you should definitely add these kinds of decks to your collection. It's most definitely worth it, considering the artwork and designs.

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You don't have to be a Tarot Cards reader to be able to appreciate the beauty of these cards.

You can just buy these decks for their superb artwork but there's nothing wrong with that.

These can actually pique your interest and curiosity about the Tarot as you wonder what each of the cards mean.

If you ever decide to learn the Tarot, then you already have a deck to help you get started.

The Libra and The Return are what is known as Clow Cards from the Cardcaptor Sakura anime and manga series by CLAMP
The Libra and The Return are what is known as Clow Cards from the Cardcaptor Sakura anime and manga series by CLAMP

Want to buy Tarot Cards decks with an anime or manga theme?

Anime and manga-based or themed Tarot Cards decks are actually hard to find if you're looking to purchase them.

If you're just looking for pictures, there are a lot of images that can be found over the Internet. But seeing the gorgeous and lovely images of the cards just makes you want to buy them so you can have your very own copy.

This is especially so if you think the designs are great or if you really like the anime or manga that the deck is based on.

However, you'll soon find that, though you want to purchase these anime or manga-based Tarot Cards decks, you are unable to because they may be sold out already, out of print or just not available.

It could also be that the website that you're viewing these great Tarot Cards images are just not selling anything and are merely showing you sample pictures.

These are two of Hitomi's Tarot Cards from the anime series Tenkuu no Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne). Il Pazzo is Italian for The Fool while Il Veggente means The Magician
These are two of Hitomi's Tarot Cards from the anime series Tenkuu no Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne). Il Pazzo is Italian for The Fool while Il Veggente means The Magician

Where can you buy Tarot Cards decks with anime or manga themes?

Aside from having a difficult time in finding anime or manga-themed Tarot Cards decks that you can actually buy, you will also face a problem even if you actually manage to find a site that sells what you're looking to purchase.

The problem is that you need to do very thorough research on the website you've found to determine and make sure that it's actually safe to buy things from there.

You need to make sure that the site is legitimate and that you will really get the product you purchased. You don't want to end up losing your money and not even getting what you paid for or worse, getting nothing.

If you don't want to do additional research on a site just to confirm if it's legitimate or if you just don't have the time for these things, then there's nothing to worry about because there is a site wherein you can find and buy what you're looking for.

The names of Hitomi's Tarot Cards from the anime series Tenkuu No Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne) are in Italian. La Luna is The Moon while Il Sole is The Sun
The names of Hitomi's Tarot Cards from the anime series Tenkuu No Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne) are in Italian. La Luna is The Moon while Il Sole is The Sun

That site is Amazon.com. Amazon.com is a well-known and popular site where you can buy a variety of different things. And yes, that includes Tarot Cards decks with an anime or manga theme. You shouldn't have any worries in purchasing from Amazon.com because of its popularity.

Many have already purchased from it and have claimed that they received their bought products on time and in good condition. Amazon.com already has a reputation for being a great online shopping site so you can be sure that you're going to get what you paid for.

And, should there be any problems, Amazon.com does have a customer service and help section to help you with whatever problems you may have. You can also get a lot of information from Amazon.com regarding its shipping details, payment details and all other relevant details when you're purchasing something.

So, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, hERE ARE THE TOP TAROT CARDS DECKS, WITH AN ANIME OR MANGA-BASED THEME:

1. Magic Manga Tarot Cards by not

You will get 78 cards with the Magic Manga Tarot Cards by not, which is just the right amount of cards you should have if you actually want to do a Tarot reading.

The artwork and design of this deck is simply marvelous and brilliant. You can see this even just by looking at the box itself.

The Magic Manga Tarot Cards by not comes with 78 cards, which is perfect for those who want to be able to do a full reading with this deck
The Magic Manga Tarot Cards by not comes with 78 cards, which is perfect for those who want to be able to do a full reading with this deck

The entire deck definitely has an anime and manga feel to it as can be seen in the similar drawing style.

The backgrounds for the cards are also gorgeous and all the colors really fit well together.

2. Manga University's Manga Tarot (Cards Plus Guidebook) by Saori Takarai

This great Tarot deck with 78 cards even includes a guidebook to help you understand the meaning of the cards as well as how to read them.

Manga University's Manga Tarot (Cards Plus Guidebook)
Manga University's Manga Tarot (Cards Plus Guidebook)

Manga is a Japanese word that means graphic novel. It's read from right-to-left unlike the usual comic books.

Get this is you also want a guidebook to go with your Tarot Cards.

It's a particularly good idea to get a guidebook especially if you're new to Tarot Cards because it can help you understand how to read the cards and how to better understand their meanings and what they're trying to tell you

 

Saori Takarai is actually the author of "Manga Moods" and "Manga Sisters" so the style and design of her Tarot deck is reminiscent of her other works. The artwork of these Tarot Cards could even be described as cute and adorable.

Manga University's Manga Tarot (Cards Plus Guidebook) by Saori Takarai
Manga University's Manga Tarot (Cards Plus Guidebook) by Saori Takarai

3. Manga Tarot (English and Spanish Edition) by Lo Scarabeo

Lo Scarabeo is well-known for all the many different kinds of Tarot Cards decks that he has published. Many love Tarot decks by Lo Scarabeo because of their high quality, originality and uniqueness.

The decks also have a traditional feel to them that would remind you of traditional Tarot decks. The Manga Tarot deck by Lo Scarabeo is definitely of high quality.

Manga Tarot (English and Spanish Edition)
Manga Tarot (English and Spanish Edition)

If you're into Tarot Cards and have a few decks of your own, you might have heard of Lo Scarabeo, the publisher of this deck, so you know that this particular item is of high quality.

The Manga Tarot Cards deck by Lo Scarabeo comes with a booklet, which includes explanations about each of the cards as well as how to read them and decipher their meanings.

 

The artwork is reminiscent of a manga style and it is stunningly gorgeous and amazing.

You can see this even in the box cover. This deck also comes with a booklet that gives explanations on the meanings of the cards as well as how to read them.

Another fun feature of this deck is the change in gender of the cards or what can be called a gender inversion.

Isn't the artwork of the Manga Tarot deck just lovely?
Isn't the artwork of the Manga Tarot deck just lovely?

This means that the Tarot Cards that are normally features as male are featured as female in this particular deck and vice versa.

The names of the cards have also been changed to reflect this. Here's an example: The Magician is now called The Sorceress while The High Priestess is now called The Priest.

4. The Manga Tarot by Selena Lin

You also get an illustrated book along with your deck of the Manga Tarot by Selena Lin. It contains 64 pages.

The Manga Tarot Cards deck by Selena Lin
The Manga Tarot Cards deck by Selena Lin | Source

This illustrated book contains a lot of information on the Tarot Cards and how to read them including sample layouts and spreads.

The Manga Tarot Cards deck by Selena Lin is a great gift choice for manga fans who also love the tarot
The Manga Tarot Cards deck by Selena Lin is a great gift choice for manga fans who also love the tarot | Source

The artwork of the Manga Tarot mixes the manga style with the traditional style of the Tarot.

More Cards with an anime or manga theme:

Here are some more extra cards. They're not exactly Tarot Cards though in that you won't be getting the traditional 78 cards. But they're still good for collector's items especially if you love anime and manga.

Hitomi's Tarot Cards (Escaflowne Tarot) by Kimitoshi Yamane

Hitomi is a character from the anime series entitled Tenkuu No Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne) and she is actually a Tarot Cards reader.

Her full name is Hitomi Kanzaki and she is the main heroine of the series. She was transported to a mysterious world known as Gaea.

Check out the great style of Hitomi's Tarot Cards

The names of Hitomi Kanzaki's Tarot Cards from the anime series Vision of Escaflowne (Tenkuu no Escaflowne) are in Italian. Il Papessa is The High Priestess while La Imperatrice is The Empress
The names of Hitomi Kanzaki's Tarot Cards from the anime series Vision of Escaflowne (Tenkuu no Escaflowne) are in Italian. Il Papessa is The High Priestess while La Imperatrice is The Empress

From there, she can see Earth (known as Mystic Moon on Gaea) and its moon in the sky. She ends up getting caught in the conflicts and problems that plague this mysterious new world.

The product featured below is actually her Tarot deck, but this only has 26 cards.

Hitomi's Tarot Cards (Escaflowne Tarot)
Hitomi's Tarot Cards (Escaflowne Tarot)

Tarot Cards from the anime series Tenkuu No Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne).

Hitomi's Tarot Cards consists of 26 cards. The names of the cards are in Italian and the artwork is simply stunning.

 

As you can see from some of the images featured here, the card names are in Italian and the artwork is wonderfully great.

But, since you only get 26 cards, you can't read the Tarot with this deck. However, if you're a fan of the anime, then you should definitely grab a copy of Hitomi's deck.

The Clow Cards from Card Captor Sakura by CLAMP

These aren't really Tarot Cards. In fact, they're actually called Clow Cards (later on, Sakura Cards) but they still seem like Tarot Cards.

These Clow Cards appear in the anime and manga series known as Card Captor Sakura or Cardcaptor Sakura, which was created by CLAMP.

The Clow Cards with the Clow Book

Feel like Card Captor Sakura herself with your own copy of the Clow Cards and the Clow Book. Now all you need is a copy of Sakura's star staff
Feel like Card Captor Sakura herself with your own copy of the Clow Cards and the Clow Book. Now all you need is a copy of Sakura's star staff

Clow Reed, a character from the series, created these Clow Cards. Sakura Kinomoto, the main character, accidentally discovers the book which contains these cards,

She ends up releasing all the cards and they cause trouble around the neighborhood. She now has to go around and collect these cards, hence the title.

The Clow ~ Cards and Case
The Clow ~ Cards and Case

This one includes both the Clow Cards and the Clow Book where you can store the cards.

Now, all you need is the Clow staff/wand and you can really feel like Sakura Kinomoto. You can even decide to cosplay as her if you get some of her outfits/costumes

 

The designs of these Clow Cards are simply fantastic and absolutely wonderful. These cards are definitely collector's items if you're a fan of Card Captor Sakura. You'll feel just like Sakura with your very own Clow Cards.

With the first item on the right, you get both the Clow Cards and the Clow Book. In the series, Sakura keeps all the Clow Cards she has inside the Clow Book.

These are 2 Clow Cards from Card Captor Sakura - The Flower and The Wood
These are 2 Clow Cards from Card Captor Sakura - The Flower and The Wood

Having the Clow Book is useful so you have a place to store your cards while also making it seem as if you're the card captor.

The second item only give you just the Clow Cards, but it's all a matter of preference. You can choose this if you don't want the Clow Book.

Conclusion

Tarot Cards decks with anime or manga designs are all beautifully-made with stunning and gorgeous artwork. You don't have to be a Tarot Cards reader to enjoy these decks.

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If you're just an anime or manga lover, then add these to your collection of anime and manga paraphernalia.

For those collecting Tarot Cards, you should definitely add these decks to your collection. You don't have to read with these cards if you don't want to.

For some of these decks, you might just prefer to own them. Some of these decks might even be rare or hard to find so it's best to grab your copies if you're interested in them.

Note: The rest of the images are all enlarged product pics from Amazon.com

© 2013 Ceres Schwarz

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    • CharronsChatter profile image

      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      Well, what do I know about these exotic terms! I voted without realizing I LOVE anime--a conclusion I came to after viewing the Hitomi images. Those are beautiful! And seem right along the lines of Tarots I've seen before--but prettier.

      Do you read Tarot? I would love to see some simple spreads explained...I would so do them!!

      A great HUB, Ceres. :)

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      @CharronsChatter - hello and thanks so much for your comment and feedback. It's well appreciated. I like anime too. And, yes those Tarot Cards images are beautiful. I don't read Tarot but I'm looking into it. That's actually why I wrote the hub on Tarot for beginners. I was interested in learning more about the Tarot but the information out there is all so complicated and confusing that it's hard to wade through them. Once I learn more about the Tarot, I'll have to write more hubs about it.

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      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      I look forward to those...or do you...?

      ;) Have an awesome day.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      @CharronsChatter - thanks. Have a great day too. :)

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      Ted 4 years ago from The World

      Who knew? Thanks for sharing! Today I have learnt something new ;-)

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      @TedWritesStuff - hello. You're welcome and thanks for the comment. These are all interesting tarot cards decks with the anime or manga theme. Even if you're not a tarot reader but just like anime, these cards can still be fun to collect.

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