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. 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.
I genuinely did not know what to think of, or expect from this Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE first volume. I didn’t even know that this series existed until I found the first volume at the library. I don’t even know how the last series ended, so, I guess I have quite a bit to catch up on!
My first initial thoughts upon reading this first volume was that the beginning prologue is very intriguing, and that I didn’t have a clue as to what was going to happen. Which is a great thing to be honest.
Moving on past the prologue, I found that Sakura and Syaoran are completely different than I expected them to be. I grew up watching the Cardcaptor Sakura series on TV during the summer, alongside Hamtaro and all those cutesy shows shown on YTV. To find the two of them getting along was weird at first, but I quickly began to enjoy it since I shipped them when I was a child — before I even knew what shipping two characters even meant!
I kinda didn’t like how there were two other characters introduced, but their characters both feel like comic relief. Which I am okay with, even if their respective stories are vague. I’m mostly interested in how Sakura and Syaoran’s story plays out.
The events of this book move incredibly quickly. I felt like I read 2 full books by the time I was just over the halfway point of the manga. And then by the actual end of the manga, I felt like I had read a few books! There’s so much that goes on. I’m not even joking! I kind of liked how full this first volumes felt to me.
I’m excited to get my hands on the next volume whenever I can.
I gave Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol.1, 4 of 5 stars on GoodReads.
Have you read the Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE series?
2 thoughts on “Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol.1, by CLAMP | Manga Review #10”
Tsubasa borrows many characters from CLAMP’s other series, but story-wise it has absolutely no connection to Cardcaptor Sakura. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as well 🙂 It gets very confusing and plot-heavy, but it’s really worth it.