Manga Review: Tsubasa, Vol. 1 by CLAMP

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments


Shoujo manga
Published by Del Rey (4.27.2004)

Source: I own it


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.


Anyone else out there that used to watch Cardcaptors? I totally loved that show growing up! Well, unfortunately this was NOTHING like it. Same characters, yes, but the plot was completely different. It took me until halfway through to realize the story I loved wasn’t going to be making any kind of appearance. And that may have ruined it for me a bit. Clow is a place, not a person, and there are no cards at all. Sad face.

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.

Plot: 3.5/5
Art: 5/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 3/5
Pace: 4/5
Cover: 3.5/5
Overall rating: 3.5/5 starfish
Jessi (Geo)

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