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.
I'll try to get straight to the point with this review. Before watching this series I had never read the manga nor had I ever seen anything about it beyond the wiki page for the show. I thought it looked decent so I began watching.
The anime had a very promising first episode and the characters seems well thought out and reasonably likable. I found it entertaining and continued onward.
It goes all downhill from there. The plot starts out strong and then begins failing very quickly. There is a massive amount of what I would claim is filler and you really cannot see much progression at all in the story throughout the entire 1st and 2nd series. (I just found out that the third was canceled >_<)
Basically you could skip episodes 10-47 ish and still know whats going on. The part that really got to me was how often they would play a song while slowly moving frames across the screen to take up time during an episode. I know what the characters faces look like and I don't need to see close ups of them doing nothing for 10 minutes every episode. They never even bothered to come up with new songs, just replayed them.
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.read more
Tsubasa RESERVoir Chronicle (TRC) - the anime - showed a lot of promise from its very first episode. However, because of the fact that TRC is aired during the children\'s hour in Japan, which limits exactly the kind of content they are allowed to put into this anime, as a result, have disappointed many viewers thinking they would be witnessing a story that was close to what was written in the manga by CLAMP. However, despite all of that, Tsubasa Chronicle still shapes up to be a relatively enjoying series, if you can get through a couple of the more slower arcs and horrendous fillers.
First of, in case you did not know, CLAMP decided to \"recycle\" a lot of its characters from Card Captor Sakura and other anime in this show. In essence, you will see a ton of familiar faces, but that\'s all they are - faces. For the most part they have completely different personalities and histories. I don\'t know if that\'s because they ran out of ideas for completely new characters or not, but that\'s just the way it is. But don\'t get me wrong, it\'s definitely not a bad thing.
The animation, as usual from CLAMP, is up to par with today\'s standards and what today\'s viewers expect from an anime. It\'s very crisp and clean and very colorful. The relationship between Sakura and Syaoran is something you could shed a tear witnessing the trials they go through, but once again, the slowness of it all prevents a continuous enjoyment of that.
Yuki Kaijura has once again put together a very beautiful soundtrack to go along with this anime. From the very first time the piece named \"A song of storm and fire\" is played with the anime, that alone will urge you to keep watching this anime. However, this anime does progress extremely slowly at times, especially after the first arc and the fillers (you wouldn\'t think there would be fillers in a 26-episode season, but there are) are extremely boring, possibly with the exception of one or two filler arcs.
Even with all of that, its the animation and music that keeps Tsubasa RESERVoir Chronicles - the anime - alive and what keeps its viewers, in my mind anyway. The story has the potential (well, it does if you read the manga) to be amazing, but the fillers and slow progress prevent it from doing so. If you want to know what happens, pick up the manga and start reading it. You won\'t be disappointed. The anime is something you have to be patient with. read more
I will be firm in saying that nobody, NOT ONE OF YOU would have given this anime the time of day if it hadn't recycled characters from better anime.
CLAMP, in a move of sweeping lack of creativity, decided to make another franchise by reusing their old characters. I gotta say, smart move, CLAMP--your cash cow is ready to be chopped up and sold.
And this is what Tsubasa Chronicle is: a sell-out.
The story is bland and boring. Dimension-travellers bound together for whatever reasons, but you know, viewers won't care because they get to see Sakura and Shaoran or whatever his name is go gaga over one another once again and two yaoi-fodder guys vacillate between passion and disgust of one another.
The art was mediocre. It wasn't good, wasn't bad. Nothing special. Like the sound.
I cannot give the characters a good rating because they aren't characters. They are just themselves from the old anime transported to a new one to serve a purpose. They aren't developed, they aren't deep, it isn't good.
I was yawning and scratching a lot while watching this--that can't be good.
Overall, this is unfabulous crap. Don't watch it. Unless you're a CLAMP fan and you won't listen to me. read more
First of all I\'d like to say that I have been a fan of Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE [ the manga ] since the beginning, I got out of it for a while and then got back into it and what did I find when I picked back up reading the manga? Well, I found out that TRC had been turned into an anime. I first I thought "Great! I can\'t wait to see everyone animated!" but what happened when I watched "Tsubasa Chronicle" was indescribable.
First of all the art was flat out BAD. The character\'s look like noodles and their expressions and movements looks labored and dorky. Second of all their voices aren\'t the best thing in the world. And worst of all, the thing that made me want to pull my large intestine out and hang myself with it was that Bee Train/NHK absolutely BUTCHERED plot. There is no excuse for what Bee Train and NHK did to a simply epic story. The anime was filled to the BRIM with OOC filler episodes that completely messed with the characters of Tsubasa and characters from crossover series. Bee Train/NHK shoved a whole laod of relationships that aren\'t supposed to be there into the series.
They actually went to the extent where they changed someone\'s past. It was an epic failure and yes: CLAMP themselves disowned the anime. Thankfully CLAMP has been working on a wonderful looking set of OVA\'s called Tokyo Revelations. I\'ve seen pictures of what the animation looks like and I can say right now that the art of the OVA\'s is going to be phenomenal. No more overly scrawny characters. And the best part about the OVA\'s is going to be that they actually follow the correct plot. Bah. I REJOICE almost every day because season three of Tsubasa Chronicle was canceled. The anime is severely deprived of the true plot. Tsubasa Chronicle really does not reflect the true beauty and qualities that fans have been following in Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE for years. I was actually very dissapointed as I was looking forward to Tsubasa being animated, but alas, this is what I got. read more