During an excavation at the mysterious ruins in Clow Country, Syaoran discovers his childhood friend Princess Sakura appear on the site with wings that disperse into many feathers. As the feather’s disappear to different dimensions, so does Sakura’s memory. In attempts to save Sakura’s life and restore her memory, Syaoran travels through to another world to find a solution. There’s only one thing left he can do. Travel through to different dimensions to collect Sakura’s feathers. Helping out with the quest is Kurogane, an exiled ninja from Japan Country who wishes to return to his world, the runaway magician, Fay, who desires to jump between each world never to return to his own and the white meat-bun shaped creature, Mokona. – My Anime List
Based on 16 review scores:
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is a masterpiece of a manga. Don’t judge it by what you have seen in the anime. The anime is a poor adaptation and didn’t stay true to the manga from 2nd season. If you really want to know how good Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is, read the manga. It’s regrettable that the poor anime adaptation is diminishing the goodwill of the Tsubasa franchise.
I love Sakura and Syaoran’s character, and I love how the romance works between them. It’s very cool and the plot is interesting, although the last few chapters of the manga version of Tsubasa Chronicle was confusing. The anime explains the story better, but overall, Tsubasa Chronicle is one of my all time favorite animes.
In conclusion, Tsubasa is a failure in almost everything, and its biggest failure is that they chose to work on a boring world-switching plot. Don’t touch Tsubasa, that’s my advice.
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The story takes place in Japan, apparently where Syaoran and Sakura live. Syaoran and Sakura were in Clamp’s very popular anime “Cardcaptors.” However in this story, they are different. Sakura is a princess and Syaoran is her childhood friend. They met long ago, and won’t admit yet to each other that they could possibly have fallen in love. But a last confession, suddenly takes a sudden turn of events and Sakura ends up losing her memory. To save her, Syaoran bargains their relationship to bring her back, and must journey to many worlds with companions to retrieve her wings (tsubasa) that have taken flight. No matter how painful it might be.
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If you can sit through 52 episodes of sameness and you enjoy that feel free to watch. I have nothing against the characters or the idea behind the show. It just seems to me that they never went anywhere with it. Maybe the manga is better, I wouldn’t know. Hope this review is helpful and not seen as a hate thread.
I enjoyed this anime so much, I went out of my way to watch more than my 6 daily episodes. I’d recommend this anime to all, heck I designate this as a must watch anime. Everyone should be able to enjoy this, if you don’t you either have no heart, lack patience or have a bad taste in anime. I really don’t see anything here that isn’t to like or any sort of BS. Or your cycnicism vastly outweighs mine, I honestly didn’t expect this to be so good before I watched it. I wasn’t even going to watch it at first, but I’m glad I did. If you enjoyed anime like FMA, Dragonball or even Code Geass, you’d love Tsubasa Chronicle. It’s been a while since I gave an anime such a high rating, but this is just excellent.
Is this an anime I’d recommend watching? Honestly, read the manga first and if you’re really curious to watch the anime, then use a rental or streaming service to watch it. I don’t think it’s worth the money I spent, but it’s a lesson I had to find out on my own.
The Nihon Review
Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations is a good change in direction from the dull original series. Fans of the television shows may look in dismay over the new approach from the originally wholesome image. I have to persuade them to reconsider their mentality and watch with an open mind. Sometimes, change is for the better. In TTR‘s case, it’s the kind of change Bee Train should have made right from the series’ second season. My message to Bee Train is this: Learn from what Production I.G has done for one of your much coveted productions.
I watched it because I was a fan of the manga and was disappointed. Wanting so badly for ‘Tsubasa Chronicle’ to be fantastic, I was definitely underwhelmed.
Tam And Eggs
Basically, I had mixed feelings about this anime. I love Clamp for being a creative bunch, but out of all their works this one went a little downhill.
This series isn’t bad, it just feels like it was all over the place at times. The anime is tough to get through because it doesn’t get you to care, at least it didn’t for me, but the manga… Oh man, although the manga can be a mountain to get through it is very good. It does get convoluted at times, but other than that, it is good. It could be better. Like I said with xxxHolic, while this may not be the series to do it with, CLAMP is definitely worth looking into, they have a whole slew of series that may tickle one’s fancy. Still though, it doesn’t have near the amount of pull that its sister does. Tsubasa suffers because it almost feels like it’s trying too hard at times to be edgy and full of twists.
To a large extent this series is about fan service. No, no, not sexual fan service–there’s nothing like that here. It’s more a matter of “spot the cameo,” the little in-joke thrill of recognizing characters from other CLAMP series. But this tends to wear thin since these aren’t, after all, the real characters.