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Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (Manga)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Alternative Titles

English: Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
Synonyms: TRC
Japanese: ツバサ -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 28
Chapters: 233
Status: Finished
Published: May 21, 2003 to Oct 7, 2009
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)


Score: 8.401 (scored by 24972 users)
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Popularity: #39
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"The world is a very small place, but for those who know it...it is very, very large. And the world, when it is viewed by those who 'know'—is far larger than just one world can hold!"

The famous CLAMP brings back the characters from all their creations for an ultimate showdown in this multi-dimensional tale.

This is the story of four travelers, bound by fate and by prophesied future. Sakura is the princess of Clow Country, and possessor of a strange power that promises to change the world. Syaoran is an aspiring archaeologist and her childhood friend. When Sakura is endangered by the plan a certain man has for the future, the princess' memories are scattered across dimensions in the form of feathers, and Syaoran is forced to go on a desperate journey to retrieve them. They are accompanied by Fay D. Flourite, a magician running from the horrible truth of his past, and Kurogane, a rough-mannered ninja trying to get back to his world. However, the ability to cross worlds demands a great price, and each of them must pay the Dimensional Witch with what he or she values most. In order to save his princess, Syaoran must give up his relationship with her. Even if he gathers all of Sakura's memories, she will never remember their past together...

But the world is not so simple. The very moment these four made this decision, their destinies are sealed into a tragic course...as everyone in the group has their own secrets. Visions of the future are seen, and prophesies are made. The cruel future which lies ahead reads only of betrayal, abandonment, devastation and anguish.


Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE was published in English by Del Rey from April 27, 2004 to November 23, 2010. Kodansha Comics USA has been republishing the series in a 3-in-1 omnibus edition since August 19, 2014.

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Jul 26, 2009
Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, often shortened for the sake of convenience to "Tsubasa", is one of the newest additions to a large body of work by world-renowned manga studio CLAMP. After 6 years of faithfully following this series' serialization, I have come to the conclusion that it is nothing short of a masterpiece.

~STORY~: Tsubasa has an original and fresh story under its belt, which is to be expected from a CLAMP work. The main antagonist (Fei Wong Reed) causes a desert princess (Sakura) to lose all of her memories in order to achieve his dream. Her childhood friend (Syaoran) is forced to go to the Space-Time read more
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Nov 5, 2014
I've probably taken about 5 years to actually read this whole manga, but a month ago I decided I wanted to finally read it in full alongside its sister manga, xxxHolic. As a long-term fan of CLAMP, I knew what I was getting into - and yet I'm sitting here now, very breathless but kind of confused.

The first half of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle was absolutely amazing (up to and including Acid Tokyo, for sure). I could probably rate it 10/10 even if I included all the occasional arcs that felt a little too much like filler, as all these arcs were absolutely necessary to the read more
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Jun 28, 2015
*this review is spoiler free*

I read the Tsubasa Chronicles manga after watching the anime, which I learned had only half the story. I started watching the anime because CLAMP brightened my childhood with Cardcaptor Sakura. Plus, the grown-up version of Sakura and Syaoran looked beautiful.

Truth be told, this manga was the first one I read from start to finish. I read it all within 3 days. Rather long but more than worth it. The story was incredibly complex and most people would need supporting material to understand it. However, its complexity is the best part.

I adored the idea of travelling different dimensions. It allowed read more
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May 4, 2008
Story: The story is really original and is somewhat easi to follow even with all the different countries and character secrets you can keep in mind under the tale. I think its impossible to say that the story is bad no matter who you asks.

Art: Yea you have guesed it. Its really CLAMP art in Tsubasa but not negativ at all. all is shown really clear and pretty. I think most people know CLAMPS signature art but I have to say this is best together with xxxholic (:

Character: Gosh! you just cant keep yourself from feeling with all the different characters through the story. especially read more
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Manga: Pandora Hearts
Attention this rec might contain spoilers.

Both have a different plot with a lot of similarities. For instance, both are shonen with fantasy and friendship as the central theme followed by a romantic subplot.

You´ll see several similarities between two works, some as:

- In both, the heroine searches for her lost memories.
- Both start with happy-go-lucky characters and later tragedy strikes.
- Both mention themes like travel between worlds/Time-travel.
- For the use of power something must be given in return.
- Characters losing their eye and arm.
- Angst, decapitations and loyal friendships.
-  read more 
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Manga: Cardcaptor Sakura
Even though both stories are very different with CCS having a lot of romance and TRC having a lot of action, they both become serious stories. Some characters from CCS are included in the TRC story.
Both manga are by CLAMP. 
reportRecommended by Chicken008
Manga: xxxHOLiC
If you're reading xxxHOLiC or Tsubasa but not the other series then you are missing out on part of the story. They are connected so you have to buy not just one series, but two! As they are both created by CLAMP they have a very similar style. xxxHOLiC is more focused on the supernatural stort stories which prop up main character development while Tsubasa is more character driven as the journeies they go through support them.  
reportRecommended by selective_yellow
Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist and Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE deal with the lead protagonists trying to get something back that deals with one of them. To get to the thing they want, there is some conflict with an opposing side which is made up by a majority of the antagonists. FMA and TRC share the same genres as well. 
reportRecommended by FourEyedPandora
Manga: Magic Knight Rayearth
Clamp began to recieve hype with the publication of Magic Knight Rayearth. Here, you can find the original Mokona! <3 It is a magnificent story where three girls - Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu - are transported into a magical other world that they must save. It is a very nice, short story spanning over three volumes. Highly reccomended! 
reportRecommended by Lacrimosa
Manga: X
Same creators, so therefore, the art is the same. Plus, some characters in X/1999 make cameo appearances in Tsubasa. 
reportRecommended by MomoHime125

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