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Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol. 1

(Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE #1)

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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.
Paperback, 197 pages
Published April 27th 2004 by Del Rey (first published August 9th 2003)
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Jul 31, 2008 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,
Lois Bujold
May 08, 2015 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
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Nərmin by: No one except Clamp fans
First volume review
So I started to Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. The main reason was that it is well known, classic manga and loved by almost everyone. So I decided to turn to it.

I liked the first chapter but to be honest, it was a bit confusing. This dimension-hopping thing is new to me, also the characters were introduced quickly. But at the end of the volume I got interested in the story.

Syaoran and Sakura friendship was cute at the beginning. I already liked Syaoran, he seems calm and
lily ☁️
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, manga
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May 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This first volume sets the stage for what looks to be an exciting story. The artwork was fabulous, and the dialogue read well. However, I hope it gets better after this point, because this start was a bit lackluster. Also, some profanity thrown into the mix was unnecessary.
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
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Apr 08, 2008 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 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 couldnt. Now Syaoran has established a name for himself in the archeological field and returns to the land of Sakuras kingdom. When Sakura visits the archeological dig she touches the Tsubasa (the wings) ...more
Apr 07, 2008 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
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Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story is very entertaining and the characters are well-developed and it has a good beginning.
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 multiverse. 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
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've been meaning to read this for a while but never got the time to. Took my history test few hours ago and I deserve this break. Lol.

Binge reading is a thing.

Reading this, nostalgia hits like a truck. All the characters are familiar where all it take is a little recall. I don't think I mind alternate dimensions though most reviewers are disgruntled over the fact that the characters are not the same as before. I think they are at the very core the same but the situations make them different.
Kayla Loewen
Oct 17, 2013 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.
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jenny Clark
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
This starts with a bit of a bang, and picks up pace quickly. The art is traditional Clamp style, very easy to follow for the most part, and the story is interesting. I like the way Clamp is bringing in characters from their past works. I would suggest looking into the series these characters come from, and their is a convenient list in the back that says where they came from. That being said, you can enjoy it without having read those series, as the characters are completely different.
I would
Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
A well written, and fun story. I've seen this around before, but never heard anything about it. I love the art style though, and had to give it a try! Inside and out, the artwork is amazing, and the story is just as entertaining! I love the characters, Syaoran and Sakura are both likeable, and Fei and Kurogane are great together! I also enjoyed the side characters, and the setting is easy to imagine, yet unique enough to hold my attention. I will definitely continue this series, and try to find ...more
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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Asuka Nishino
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantasy manga of CLAMP that main characters trips to parallel world. So setting of place changes frequently. There are 2 main characters are Syaoran and Sakura, Syaoran is courage and kind person, and Sakura is a caricature princess. But everyone has each attractive point, so readers dont get bored with these characters and story. And the most attractive point of this manga is the art. Each frames were drowned with delicate touching of drowning. We must be fascinated with these arts. ...more
Tsubasa is just wonderful. It's a cleverly written manga with likable characters and a fun journey for readers to travel. This manga is one of CLAMP's finest work yet. This is a manga where you need to read most (if not all) of CLAMP's previous works in order to get some of the references placed in this manga.

As a whole, this series is fantastic. As a first volume, it is just wonderful and endearing. Syaoran and Sakura are the main characters (from Cardcaptor Sakura) and they live in this
Sarah Sammis
Apr 28, 2011 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.
Dec 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, fantasy
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 ...more
Yuu Sasih
Jun 03, 2011 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 09, 2010 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
Apr 02, 2011 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
This series is like skipping through the "Life and Times of CLAMP." Which is a good thing.

And the translators notes? Excellent. Read them. It will help. This series and its crossover, xxxHolic, use many Japanese cultural details foreigners might not know about, and the notes help. The notes also help explain things with the crossover readers might not realize if they don't follow both series at the same time.

It's fun. The series gets confusing at times, but overall it's a very good series.
Nov 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, owned
This book is about a pricess
go to to get tones of pics. of syarorna and meny of them are with Sakura!!XD
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
THe ONLY manga I can continue with as this is just simply ASTOUNDING!!!!!!
Nimaat Safdar
Apr 21, 2014 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!!
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Maybe this is just bias after watching the abysmal on-screen adaptation before the book, but I enjoyed Tsubasa! The characters are likable and the art style is obviously gorgeous, since it's a CLAMP product. The story is enjoyable and the authors throw in jut enough plot threads to keep you hooked. It's a great beginning to a series.
The only issues I find are with the villains' motivations and with the background knowledge required to read through and understand this book. CLAMP used this
Chad Kosch
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a solid read. For me, it is much like my experience with XXXHolic where I am seeing a more "tight nit" story in the manga, vs the anime. I am aware that, "that" is usually the case. But it's still enjoyable to watch unfold.

The first volume focus's on the start of the tale, the various "where the main cast is" - the arrival at Yuko'san's shop and then the first world. What I really liked in this volume that differed from what was seen in the anime was how Syaoran encounters the fire
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