Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Series, OVA
CLAMP's Sakura Kinomoto and Syaoran are back, but they're not the same characters we've come to know from Cardcaptors. This time, our pair is from the magical country of Clow, where
Sakura is the beloved princess and Syaoran is a commoner working as an archeologist. He's tasked with exploring the
ruins of Clow, which seem to hold magical power. Our two characters are destined for each other, but many perils lay in
When visiting the ruins, Sakura is mesmerized and drawn into a strange gateway on the wall. Evil forces are at work and are trying to steal her away to another dimension. Syaoran prevents her from going, but in the process, scatters her feathers (representing her memories) across multiple worlds. With Sakura unconscious, Syoaran must travel to each world and recover Sakura's memories. Upon visiting the time-space witch, Syaoran is given two traveling companions, each with their own reasons for going on a journey between worlds. They are also given Mokona, a white pork-bun that allows them to communicate and travel between worlds.
Their journey begins here and many dangers await them on the road ahead.
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Tsubasa Chronicle is a very straightforward anime with few tugging questions or 'mysteries'. Although a lot is left unsaid, the pacing of the anime really doesn't make their mysteries very important. The crew set out on a journey almost immediately with absolutely no background given for anyone. Even up to episode 18 nothing about anyone's powers is told and the groups cooperation with each other is almost too simple and quick. My main qualm with the beginning is how did Kurogane accept Syaoran so quickly? I accepted Fye's reasons just barely.
Putting all personal annoyances aside, this anime is a fun travel/journey anime and there aren't enough of these pure journey animes out there.
After I finished watching xxxHOLIC I wanted to find out more about the events and started watching this. Fai is so wonderful and Kurogane amuses me xD And can someone tell me where I can get a Mokona? Mokona is soooo cute >U<fireflywishes rated 7.75:
Fai and Kurogane make for a welcome addition to this CLAMP cross-over series. I was never a really big fan of Card Captor Sakura, but it's nice to see the two characters in a little more mature style. The series score by Yuki Kajiura never fails to be amazing, and here and there, there were gems of storylines. However, the series itself lost some steam and became somewhat predictable. HOWEVER! The OVAs were AMAZING. Loved Tokyo Revelations, and also ended up reading the conclusion via manga-- really wish they'd stuck with it (but saw how it could have been too dark for television).tehkiwidelight rated 6.50:
The first half of the manga is my favorite. In the second half, there is just so much going on that it's hard to feel like it was the same manga. It felt disjointed, disconnected, and incomplete. The art style was also something that did not impress me. Unfortunately, the anime left much to be desired.OctaDiamond rated 8.75:
What can I say here, really? This is one of those truly sad stories anime & manga fans would occasionally run into;
where they cannot but wonder about the secret kind of magic applied by some anime series so as to transform an
engagingly dynamic manga story into little more than a rapid sequence of bland stills. The music was fantastic though,
which is more than many other slide-show anime series can claim to themselves.
Luckily, the OAD's are a whole different story(...), since they try a little harder to be in sync with the source material in the spirit & the character designs, while maintaining the fantastic music. Their insistence however on animating only the arcs that happen to include a couple of Syaorans kicking the hell out of each other & totally ignoring the arcs in-between is something to wonder about, even though it is rather understandable. Still, it is a shame we won't get to see those arcs in animation.
In any case, while this is one of the prime examples of why this portal should be called 'Anime & MANGA Watchlist', TRC animation(I am NOT acknowledging the title 'Tsubasa Chronicle') receives a rather good rating due to the fabulous music, the fine acting, & the cool OAD's. And so once again Yuki Kajiura saves the day.
I really love the manga of this serie, but the anime's quality is very bad. The animation isn't good and so the character design. The story is too simplyfied and childish respect to the manga. The only good thing is that the OSTs are made by Yuki Kajiura, and they are really beautiful