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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tsubasa Chronicle 26 and Review

This episode marks the end of the first season of Tsubasa as Syaoran and the crew head to a shrine in the air which has a god that can grant any wish. They believed that Sakura's feather is in the shrine that brings back a memory of Syaoran and Sakura in an anicent garden in Clow. Also, the face of the body that Fai Wong has in an tank has been revealed which only brings out more mysteries.

It's rather odd to have a series to end at a very open-ended point but the series will continue on in April with its sister series, xxxHolic premiring at the same time. First off, the anime series did an excellent job with portraying the characters very well with Syaoran, Sakura, Kurogane, Fai, and Monoka. The voices fit the characters very well from what I thought up while reading the manga. At first, I thought the characters' arms were a little bit too long but I got used to it as I was watching the series. Overall, the animation was very beautiful throughout the series without a noticable drop of quality. The music was just awesome as Yuki Kajiura manages to bring this series to life with great instrumental and vocal music. The insert songs during the Outo arc was just brillant. The story was mostly faithful to the manga for the most part except for two filler episodes but they were good especially episode 26. Even though there was some changes in the arcs, they were mostly made them better for the most part except for one of them which was in the Jade arc. The change involved how the children were used and the reason why the Princess took in the kids. It's a change that didn't make any sense at all to me as the manga's reason was more reasonable. It's CLAMP being CLAMP.

Well, I really liked this series very much (it helps if you're a huge CLAMP fan like I am). I'm looking forward to next April when the next season will aired and hopefully, I will have read more of the manga by then. I will be blogging the second season along with the Tsubasa movie, xxxHolic movie and TV series in April.

I'll give season one of Tsubasa Chronicle a 5 out of 5.


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