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Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Volume 1
     

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Volume 1

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by Clamp, Dana Hayward, Anthony Gerard
 

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 reality . . . where whatever you least

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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 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.

Includes special extras after the story!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the mythical land of Clow, the brilliant but romantically clueless teenager Syaoran is working on an archaeological dig, while his friend Princess Sakura works up the courage to tell him she loves him. Unfortunately, just as she's about to, a mysterious symbol robs her of her memories and scatters them across countless parallel worlds. What follows next is no surprise: Syaoran vows to restore her memories. He embarks on his quest with a wizard, a ninja and a Pokemon-like creature. In this first volume, the motley group finds itself negotiating with an interdimensional witch and visiting the Hanshin Republic, a parallel world obsessed with Japan's perennially second-place baseball team. While Clamp (the Japanese collective of women manga creators) has pitched this work as a more sophisticated take on its source material (the Cardcaptor Sakura series), the art is stereotypical manga: lithe figures, occasionally confusing layouts and lots of cutesy chibi figures. Alas, the writing is equally confusing. Characters appear and disappear with great fanfare but little foundation, and if the Dramatis Personae "scorecard" in the back of the book is any indication, half of the central ragtag fellowship aren't even characters in the series. Still, Clamp taps into some story lines that are likely to pay off. Fans of Cardcaptor Sakura will enjoy this; everyone else will be left scratching their heads. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
The four-woman manga team CLAMP have many U.S. fans, for whom this series will hold special interest: it's a mega-crossover featuring new versions of characters from many different CLAMP series. Princess of a land called Clow, teenage Sakura (several years older than her counterpart in Cardcaptor Sakura), loves her childhood friend Syaoran, who is leading an archaeological dig into the kingdom's ruins. When Sakura visits a newly uncovered room in the ruins, a rune there unlocks a power within her, and her memories are scattered throughout the dimensions. In desperation, high priest Yukito sends Sakura and the devastated Syaoran to the Time-Space Witch, who, in a scene that also appears in xxxHOLiC, Vols. 1 and 2, extracts a terrible price from Syaoran and then sends them and two companions on a quest through different worlds for the pieces of Sakura's memories. The art here is reminiscent of Rayearth or Sakura but with a rougher edge. CLAMP's writing sometimes slides too far into foolishness or contrivance, tendencies kept in check here. With its built-in audience, this is recommended for teens and adults at all libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Both Tsubasa and XXXholic draw on their creators' long history as manga artists and pull characters from other series. Sakura and Syaoran from Sakura are the main figures in Tsubasa, an alternate universe story. When Princess Sakura is injured and loses all of her memories, Syaoran, her devoted childhood friend, embarks on a quest to rescue her, for she will die if her memories are not recovered. He seeks the help of the space-time witch Yuko, and is ultimately joined by two displaced men from different worlds. Yuko and Kimihiro Watanuki, a young man cursed with the ability to see spirits, are the main characters in XXXholic. Yuko will grant a wish in return for his service. Kimihiro agrees and then has to contend with her many eccentricities. The series share the same art style, with delicate line work, crisp designs, and beautiful men. The main point of connection between the two is the pivotal scene in which Yuko grants the wishes of Kimihiro and the two displaced men. Tsubasa is well on the way to being a grand adventure, while XXXholic is done in a quieter, almost horror vein, with spirits and ghosts. The translations for the most part are well done, with ample notes. Color art at the beginning of the books and preview pages for the next volume and for the companion series are included. These exceptionally well-done titles are sure to appeal to CLAMP fans.-Susan Salpini, TASIS-The American School in England Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345470577
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Series:
Tsubasa Series , #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite 25 days ago
Good start. Reminds me of Card Captors.
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LeafBB More than 1 year ago
I recently finished the entire series and I BOUGHT ALL OF THEM! THEY WERE WORTH EVERY PENNY! Just buy it and become entranced in this surprisingly dark becoming series. Trust me hang in there until volume 15 and then you're in for some serious plot twists, darkness and character development.
athena567 More than 1 year ago
i didnt want it 2 end!! you call urself a manga/anime fan? well forget naruto and bleach pick this one!!! CLAMP i love you for bringing this 2 the world!!!
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I love this Manga and the show. I absolutely loved the characters in this book too, especially Fai D. Flowright. Great Manga series!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this manga is so cool! ok u got a little bit of a love story goin on but thats cool. its my fav manga EVER! i love the whole group and they're laugh out loud hilarious! CLAMP keep doin ur thing! u guys rock! peace out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was really my first series and I absolutly falled in love with it. It has great fight sceens and hilarious sketches with a solid, deep plot. The love story is the main part with some really sad moments that will make you cry. A must read for manga fans and anyone that wants to get into manga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who loved Card Captor Sakura, Wish, Chobits, etc etc CLAMP, now 're-using' your favorites characters ,comes Tsubasa Chronicles. Sakura, from Card captor sakura, takes the main role with Syaoran, Fay and Kurogane, not to forgot the adorable Mokona. If you love Kingdom Hearts, you will feel a sensation that you going to love this manga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg!!! I've read up to the 6th Tsubasa book and I can't wait to read the rest!!!! Clamp has to be my favorite Manga team!!! They did a great job with 'Chobits', 'Card Captor Sakura', 'Wish' and many others that Tsubasa has to be one of the greatest ones yet!!! Clamp You ROCK!!!! 3