The fates shine upon young archeologist Syaoran and his life-long love, the princess Sakura. As the moon hovers silently above the kingdom a beautiful and otherworldly sound fills the air, drawing the princess to the ancient ruins. Her latent powers stir, awakening an ability to cross dimensions. But the process is interrupted as unseen forces conspire to claim this magic as their own. Sakuraâs soul is sent adrift across the universe, each memory a feather dancing through the stars. Syaoran will make heroic sacrifices to track down the remnants of her soulâ¦ With fellow travelers Kurogane and Fai, a warrior and a wizard, an epic quest begins.
The Season 1 set contains volumes 1-6.
(girl's) series Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
offers new adventures for the characters from the Clamp Studio's popular Cardcaptor Sakura
. Sakura is now the princess of the Kingdom of Clow; Syaoran is the dedicated son of an archaeologist. When a mysterious power seizes Sakura in an ancient temple, her spirit appears as a pair of graceful white wings that shatter, sending the feathers of her memories flying through time and space. Syaoran must recapture them or Sakura will die. Launched on their journey by Yuko the Dimensional Witch, Syaoran and Sakura are joined by three new characters: the rabbitlike Mokona; Kurogane, a hot-tempered warrior who served Princess Tomoyo; and Fay, a wizard who resembles Kaoru in Evangelion
. As the travelers move from world to world searching for the Feathers, they help the inhabitants they encounter. After defeating the evil magician Tambal, Syaoran presents Sakura with a Feather of memory. She can't see him in the birthday party she recalls, only his empty chair: he can restore all her memories except the ones of him. The enhanced color and clarity of the Blu-ray process showcases the imaginative visuals in Tsubasa
. When Kurogane blindfolds Syaoran to teach him to rely not on his vision but on his inner senses when fighting with a sword, the artists suggest his sightless world with reversed colors and evocative music. In one striking sequence, a character uses a Feather to cause the world of Outo to implode, revealing it's just a virtual reality game. These adventures are entertaining, but the filmmakers suggest that Sakura, Syaoran, and their friends may just be pawns in a greater struggle between Yuko and the mysterious Fei Wang and his assistant Xing Huo. Tsubasa
is a picaresque tale that plays more like Fullmetal Alchemist
than Cardcaptor Sakura
, but Clamp fans will enjoy the mixture of enchantment, romance, adventure, and self-sacrifice. (Rated TV PG, suitable for ages 10 and older: violence, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
(1. Destinies Converge, 2. The Power to Fight, 3. Sword of Demon Destruction, 4. Innocent Wandering, 5. The Battle of the Mage, 6. Unshed Tears, 7. The Broken Memento, 8. God's Beloved Daughter, 9. Princess of Shadows, 10. Mirror of Separation, 11. The Chosen Tomorrow, 12. A Warm Smile, 13. Advocate of Illusions, 14. Truth in History, 15. A Heart That Believes, 16. Strength and Kindness, 17. Demon Hunters, 18. Cats and Dogs, 19. Resolution to Live, 20. The Afternoon Piano, 21. The Demon's True Face, 22. Indelible Memory, 23. The Fading Life, 24. Blade of a Desperate Fight, 25. The Ultimate Game, 26. The Last Wish)