Published by Del Rey (4.27.2004)
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.
I was rather confused about what was going on. Again, perhaps because I continuously compared it to Cardcaptors. But I felt a little lost at times, not really knowing who half the characters were or what their purpose was (it did get better toward the end, though). I’m not sure what Chi and Fai had to do with anything, same for Kurogane (although he was pretty awesome). I didn’t really understand what exactly happened to Sakura, or the random guy that popped up when it happened – who the hell was that?
My favorite part about this one was definitely the art (you can tell it’s CLAMP). I think I could flip through and stare at the pictures all day. I did love the relationship between Syaoran (Li in the show) and Sakura, though. I always shipped them in the show! ^.^
And I love Syaoran! The sacrifice he made to save Sakura was amazing! *dreamy sigh*
The feather memories idea was very cool. I don’t have the second volume, but someday maybe I’ll get it so I can find out where the journey goes.