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 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 recommended, if incomplete even with the OVAs added.Attractions include a couple of very beguiling side characters, and a good bit of sartorial and art value Also, it never descends into smarminess De tractions include the utterly tedious fight scenes that seem to be a requirement of the form, and without which one could get through things in half the time and page count with no loss of information.The most complicated end game I have ever seen finally clears the decks for the happy ending, which is all the male characters go off into the sunset together, and they finally dump the girl who stays home Granted, she s spent half the tale comatose, taking passive heroine ing to whole new levels just short of necrophilia So they re all probably better off without each other.All the markers of the genre cranked up to eleven angsty backstories, wildly melodramatic set pieces, dark secrets, a peculiarly Japanese idfic.I kinda liked it, actually.Ta, L 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. 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 ma 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 mature character, also determined Other characters also seem unique The humor was pleasant too The art was satisfactory Let s see what happens next Review of whole series I have mixed feelings about this manga Beginning was powerful, some story arcs were interesting But after a while, it got repetitive I waited for good explanations and decent ending But it didn t get decent explanations and the ending was horrible.I liked main characters Shaoran, Sakura, Kurogane, Fai, Dimension witch Yuka However, some were medicore and forgettable I didn t like the main evil character, he was one dimensional and uninteresting So, the story was like a repetitive fairy tale gone dark and confusing after a while I really want to like this, but searching for my emotions, I don t feel any It is like an okay didn t like much but okay kinda story.So, 3.92 stars overall There s a certain strength that s needed to be able to cry when you should Blog Bloglovin Tumblr Instagram There s a certain strength that s needed to be able to cry when you should Blog Bloglovin Tumblr Instagram 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 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 way, they meet you guessed it alternate versions of previously existing CLAMP characters who either hinder or help the heroes.Really, it s this kind of aimless wandering around that bores me to death much like Rumiko Takahashi s Inu Yasha series And because of the constant dimension hopping, it s hard to get to know any of the characters, much less care about them And given that they re NOT REALLY the characters that long time CLAMP fans associate them with, do they even matter very much What would have been muchinteresting was a series in which established CLAMP characters truly get to meet and interact with each other CLAMP has actually done a fairly good job of this in the past, intermingling characters across different series Tokyo Babylon with X 20 Mensou ni Onegai with CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan Angelic Layer with Chobits but has never really thrown entire casts into a soup, with the exception of the CLAMP In Wonderland music videos which I personally enjoyed 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 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 years later is better than never starting at all The plot is good with the twist and turns in it can make anyone suffer a brain freeze and want to abandon ship I was not one of those people Though I almost threw in the towel by around chapter 150 or so, I was so damn curious to find out what would happen in the end Plus, help from the internet was great as well for clearing things up All the characters back stories were a favourite for me and how they all were linked by Fei Wong Wang Reed And everyone of them were damaged in their own way At the beginning of the journey it wasfunny and fluffy towards the middle till end it went full blown angst on me after finding out the characters back stories murdered parents, dead twin, clone parents and so on so fourth and holy crap, violent But hey its a shonen manga for boys in their teens It is also first and foremost a love story, what guy would go on a journey crossing dimensions to save your memories while kicking ass at the same time oh, and also, you have no idea who this guy is, but he does it for you any ways no, not so many guys would do that Just Syaoran Which now leads me to say the infamous Thai saying Only the good men are in novels or in his case manga 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 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 wings of an ancient artifact, she loses all of her memories from the moment of her birth Now Syaoran must travel through space and time to gather her memories back and save Sakura Two other space time travelers meet Syaoran one of his own accord, the other banished Now the fates of the three are intertwined as they navigate alternate dimensions For as corny and melodramatic as the plot is, I m enjoying this one I love the swoop ey illustrations that lend a feeling a weightlessness to the time travel, although I have a little bit of a problem with a helpless girl character My manga friend who has read the series assures my that as the series progresses Sakura changes and kicks butt Alas, I usually only read the first book in a manga series 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 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 characters and development, good and original take on plot, the drawing is somewhat simplistic and detailed all at the same time but classicly CLAMP which means you can expect quality , and it left me wanting SAKURA AND SYAORAN RETURN 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 realitywhere whatever you least expect can happen and does When Sakura ventures to the dig site to declare her love for Syaoran, a puzzling symbol is uncovered which triggers a remarkable quest Now Syaoran embarks upon a desperate journey through other worlds all in the name of saving Sakura The story is very entertaining and the characters are well developed and it has a good beginning.