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But they're not the people you know. Sakura is the princess of Clow - and possessor of a mysterious, misunderstood power that promises to change the world. Syaoran is her childhood friend and leader of the archaeological dig that took his father's life. They reside in an alternate reality...where whatever you least expect can happen - and does. Wh
Paperback, 197 pages
Published April 27th 2004 by Del Rey (first published 2004)
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Jun 13, 2010 Alena rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
(This review applies to the whole manga series, rather than the first volume.)

Don't be fooled by the cute, light-adventure facade the first volume of this series projects. There is plot coming, and it will hit like a truck.

Many readers find it hard to connect with Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE at first look, because the actual story starts out a bit slower than the dramatic teaser at the opening of the first chapter. It feels a bit like a bait-and-switch; for the first half-dozen volumes or so, T
Lois Bujold
May 08, 2015 Lois Bujold rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: persons interested in manga and anime
Recommended to Lois by: this slippery slope started with the xxxHOLIC anime
OK, I plowed through all 28 volumes of this initially in an effort to make sense of xxxHolic. Which, eventually, it sort of did. What I am to use to make sense of Tsubasa, I don't know. Well, Wikipedia, I suppose, but even it only becomes comprehensible after one has read the thing maybe twice.

I had actually, as usual, started with the anime, but it does not go all the way to the end of the tale, and it skipped some parts I'd been especially curious about. The anime is quite well done and recomm
You want to have your brain fried? then I suggest you read Tsubasa.

CLAMP is super clever in taking the two main protagonist from their other work: Cardcaptor Sakura, a favourite of mine. So, duh, I was pretty much sucked in like *that*. But, I didn't read Tsubasa straight after it was released in Thailand, I was too busy obsessing over something else at that time but one of my friends was hooked on it (but never got to the end because it became too much of a mindfuck for her)

But hey, a few yea
This is a fantasy quest journey and most of all a love story. Childhood friends, Princess Sakura and Syaoran, the son of a famous archeologist, meet up again after seven years apart. The royal family offered Syaoran a place in their home after his father died, but he felt that, as a commoner, he couldn’t. Now Syaoran has established a name for himself in the archeological field and returns to the land of Sakura’s kingdom. When Sakura visits the archeological dig she touches the Tsubasa (the wing ...more
Karaoke OK
Aug 21, 2008 Karaoke OK rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Long-time fans of CLAMP, I guess
Shelves: manga-to-ignore
[Series Length: 19 volumes / Read: volumes 1-6]

World-renowned mangaka circle CLAMP has basically phoned it in with "Tsubasa". Basically just a lame excuse to re-visit old characters from previous CLAMP titles in new settings, the story revolves around an alternate version of Syaoran (originally of "Card Captor Sakura" fame) going dimension-hopping with a magician and warrior from one random world to the next, all to recover the memories of Sakura (also an alternate version, of course). Along the
This review is for volumes 1-7.

YA fantasy manga. This is a companion/crossover series with xxxHolic. Syaoran and Sakura have been the closest of friends since they were children. Now Sakura has been attacked, and her memories scattered as feathers across the multi-verse. Without her memories, she'll die. Syaoran goes to Yuuko, the Dimension Witch, for a way to save her, and is given a creature who will act as a guide through the dimensions: but Yuuko grants wishes only for a price that matches t
Jul 14, 2008 Erin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: manga lovers, fans of CLAMPs works

Sometimes authors/creators will take the characters they use in one story and then place them in a totally diff. one with a alternate universe storyline going on. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Tsubasa is one that works. Very well.

With a pretty original plot driving the series and familiar characters being developed in an alternate but convincing way, the CLAMP writers have made a manga I immediately loved.

Can't really explain why but it hit all the right parts for me: interesting
Michael Schmid
May 25, 2016 Michael Schmid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gleich mal in einem Rutsch durchgelesen xD Liebe es einfach und Kuro is der Beste xD
Veronica Bejarano
Sep 11, 2014 Veronica Bejarano rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Fue un deleite saber que habían hecho una historia con todos los personajes de Clamp que tanto habíamos extrañado, más los de X by Clamp, que los había extrañado mucho y esperé tanto para verlos como Tsubaru y Seichirou Sakurazukamori. Al buen estilo de Clamp, se dice que continuaría la historia y no me canso de leerla porque es definitivamente una de las obras que más personajes Clamp ha reunido.
May 25, 2016 Ava rated it it was amazing
Yuu Sasih
Jun 03, 2011 Yuu Sasih rated it it was amazing
I would rate and review this book for all of the volumes--all 28 of them.

At first, what intrigued me was the fact that Sakura and Syaoran from CCS were back in somehow different adventure. But when I was read it, I was totally wrong.

This story told about the whole new adventure that have no--or just slight--connection from CCS. In this story CLAMP managed to gathered all of the character they've been made and put them into different role--parallel universe, they say, so the soul is the same yet
Dec 14, 2009 Caroline rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009, manga
I'd been putting off picking this series up for a while, what with it being a kind of cross-over with a number of CLAMP's other series, and in general I'm opposed to cross-overs because to some level I find there to be a certain laziness about them. But, I picked this up, and while reading was happy to discover that these aren't simple carbon copies of the character's alternative selves. Instead, CLAMP took the basic idea of each character from the original source and made them into unique chara ...more
Sarah Sammis
Jan 15, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP is a companion series to xxxHolic. As I'm reading xxxHolic I feel obligated to try Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE.

Volume 1 sets up the story. Syaoran and Sakura (who are alternates from the ones in Card Captor Sakura) have grown up together. Syaoran is an archeologist's son and Sakura is a princess, the younger sister of the king. A freak accident at the archeological dig results in Sakura losing her memories and having them scattered across the dimensions. Th
Dec 09, 2010 Terri rated it really liked it
One of my favorite manga series to date. It spans 28 volumes, and is one of the most mindbending, brain torturing series ever. Just when you think you know what's happening, CLAMP reveals another piece of the puzzle. The series finished serializing a year ago, and this week I reread the whole thing. Even now, I'm still trying to put the pieces together. Definitely recommended!

TRC takes the characters from CardCaptor Sakura and pulls them through multiple worlds, searching for the scattered fragm
Apr 06, 2015 Lara rated it liked it
Recommended to Lara by: Chanel Wilkins
I guess I enjoyed the start of this series, but I'll probably put off reading any more of it for now. I guess these characters appear first in other series? I don't really know where I should have started but I feel like maybe not with this one.
Nimaat Safdar
Apr 21, 2014 Nimaat Safdar rated it it was amazing
i really loved this book but the ending of it is very said....So thats why i like ccs(cardcaptor sakura) better!!
Sep 18, 2009 Henry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The story line in this manga follows two characters from Clamp on a wonderful journey. I am a big fan of the anime, and now a fan of the manga. Some of the events are a little bit different on the manga, but I feel they add to the story. The artwork is nice, but what really does it for me is the story itself and the wonderful characters. This is, above all, a love story about sacrifice and putting everything on the line for the one you love. At times funny, at times sad, this is one of the best ...more
Apr 02, 2011 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I'm rereading this series, because I never finished it and when I went to the bookstore the other day, I saw it was complete. I got about halfway through and then got so busy with school that I lost track. Which is a shame because this series is amazing and Syaoran is my favorite character ever.

If you've ever read any of CLAMP's other manga (which you should), you have to read this one, too. It's a great story, plus it's intertwined with so many other series. I'm excited to reread and find out
TSUBASA CHRONICLES is a fantasy/sci fi genre manga centering around Sakura, a princess who has lost her memories, and her best friend Syaorin. Along with a couple unique friends, the couple travel to different dimensions and fantasy worlds to try to recover Sakura's memories. While it is categorized as a SHONEN ( meaning BOY) manga, it is by the famous CLAMP authors, four women who write many Shojo (girl) manga like 'Card Captor Sakura' and 'Magical Knights Ray Earth'. In fact, many of the same ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it it was amazing
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE - Volume 1 blew me away right from the beginning. The artwork by Clamp is excellent and the translation flows perfectly. The English is very easily understood and the storyline is explained well.

All three of the main characters are very interesting and readers will love them all. They will love how Syaoran sacrifices any chance of having a relationship with Sakura just so he can save her. They will enjoy the volatile temper of Kurogane and his attempt to keep it all
Jul 05, 2014 mitarafortunadow rated it it was amazing
Pernah baca atau nonton Cardcaptor Sakura? X/1999? xxxHolic? Read Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and you will scream at every single character that comes from another world (how nostalgic). Belum pernah baca satupun karya CLAMP? No worries. You will love this manga anyway, and eventually love CLAMP themselves.

Hal pertama yang menarik perhatianku adalah [art]. It's absolutely beautiful, from the start to the end. Seperti yang bisa ditebak dari CLAMP, [art] adalah utama, [art] adalah kekuatannya, th
Niel LeoHart
Jun 20, 2016 Niel LeoHart rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very good for the first book of the series. This book is about a princess iof a kingdon who lost parts of her memory. One of her best friends sailed on an journey with her to regain her memory. While on this journey they meet someone who sends them towards a far land that can help.

The writer use a standard manga style with word bubbles to indicate who is speaking. The story is portrayed through both the dialogue and the illustrations. Some descriptive text is also includ
Nov 20, 2015 Muruself rated it really liked it
Shelves: clamp, manga
Hace ya unos años desde que me vi el anime y lei el manga a partir de donde no siguen las OVAs y ahora me han entrado ganas de leerme el manga entero.
Qué recuerdos volver a verles a todos <3
Demi Purdy
Dec 14, 2015 Demi Purdy rated it really liked it
This manga is an interesting one indeed. It focuses on Syaoran (pronounced Shaoron), an archaeologist investigating ruins, and Sakura, princess of Clow Country, who is childhood friends with Syaoran. When Sakura follows Syaoran to the ruins to confess her love for him, her spirit is let loose by way of feathers that vanish to different dimensions, leaving her in a near-death state. Syaoran, with Sakura, is summoned by the dimensional witch, Yuko, and begs her to save Sakura's life. Now, together ...more
Jan 21, 2014 Chivitouille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2014

Sinceramente no es un manga que me apeteciera mucho leer, la única razón que tenía para hacerlo era que está relacionado con XXXHolic (manga y anime que son uno de mis favoritos) pero aún así mi motivación no era suficiente.
Pero siempre llega un momento de ocio en el que estas buscando en que entretenerte y pues decidí darle una oportunidad sin entusiasmo alguno.
Pues ¡Vaya sorpresa que me he dado!
Lo que me ha hecho cambiar de opinión es la aparición de cierto personaje que jamás imagine encontra
Dharia Scarab
Nov 18, 2014 Dharia Scarab rated it it was ok

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Nyie Rombeng
semua karakter manga karya clamp tumpah ruah disini.
seperti reuni antar karakter begitu.ceritanya makin seru,keren,menantang,memacu adrenalin&dramatis!
tidak salah clamp mempertemukan mereka dalam 1 cerita kompilasi ini,bahkan unik & fleksibel.sungguh ide yang jenius!
~Anna B.~ ♥
Jan 17, 2014 ~Anna B.~ ♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga


(NOTE: This is a review for the whole manga.)

It's an alternate universe for our beloved Sakura and Syaoran from the Card Captor Sakura. Sakura is the princess of Clow and she has a mysterious power that can change the world. Syaoran is Sakura's childhood friend and he likes all things related to history and archaeology. He is also the leader of the excavation of the ruins in the desert that also took his father's life. When Sakura is about to him of her feelings in the ruins, they came up
Kayla Loewen
Sep 29, 2015 Kayla Loewen rated it it was amazing
I can't even say how much I love these books. For some reason I always thought that the first book was boring when I was younger; after reading it again I can't believe that I ever thought that. It's a beautiful start to a beautiful series.
Mar 12, 2014 Snowpoppy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Well, just finished all 28 volumes of it and was instantly floored. All I have to say is "whoa". Don't be fooled by the light-hearted beginning and the fun adventures. There are some real twists waiting for you.

Sometimes the fight scenes were a bit hard to make out, but I always understood the general flow. The artwork was very very very detailed (CLAMP is always that way)and beautiful.

Man, the plot. Can't get over it. I loved the witch though, Yuko. The ending was fitting, with all ends tied
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