I recently reread Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, one of my favourite manga, so with it fresh in my mind I felt like writing a post on why YOU should read it
(and love it).
If you have no idea what Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is about, here’s a short spoiler-free summary:
The story begins with childhood friends princess Sakura and Syaoran. Princess Sakura’s feathers, which are her memories, are shattered throughout multiple worlds and thus Syaoran decides to find them for her. They begin a journey along with Fai and Kurogane, who have their own reasons for traveling. There’s also cute companion called Mokona.
- If you can’t stand blood and gore. It’s not really that bad, but things can get a bit bloody
- I’m not sure about the age rating. The anime is PG-13, but is a less mature than the manga. If you’re younger than 13 though, you probably shouldn’t read it
- Travel through many different worlds: from fun to incredibly dangerous and corrupt
- FANTASY. MAGIC.
- Action hell yes
- PLOT TWISTS OH MY GOD
- LIKE SIRIUSLY YOU GUYS OH MY GOD
- It’s fluffy and cute and hilarious BUT IT WILL ALSO RIP OUT YOUR HEART MULTIPLE TIMES TO A POINT WHERE YOU WONDER IF YOU STILL HAVE A HEART LEFT
- IT’S JUST SO EXCITING YOU GUYS THE TENSION THE ACTION THE ADVENTURE THE PLOT TWISTS THE FIGHTING DFABSJDF
- The artwork is beautiful like expected from Clamp
- Of course the characters. They are so beautiful and complex and their background stories and even all the minor characters (and there are a lot) are 3D and complex and colourful and just amazing
- MOKONA MODOKI
- Fai x Kurogane bromance (possibly more than just a bromance)
- All the relationships to be honest (romance is not the major plot point there is so much more going on)
- The writing is just so amazing. It’s so complex but it still makes sense (unless you read it very slowly.)
- It’s just a masterpiece guys
- I mean that summary sounds pretty simple and fun and innocent right? IT’S NOT. DO NOT LET ME AND MY SPOILER-FREE SUMMARY FOOL YOU. I HAD TO WRITE IT THAT WAY BECAUSE I CAN’T SPOIL ANYTHING OR IT WILL LOSE IT’S BEAUTY WHEN YOU READ IT
- The major fangirling in this post should convince you to read it
- God I don’t even know anymore except
If you prefer anime over manga, the anime is amazing too (less mature like I said, less angst, less dark), but do not watch the OV seasons unless you’ve read the manga. I watched the OV seasons before I read the manga and it was incredibly confusing, especially the transition between the first OV season and the second.
Also there is now a sequel to the original manga.
SQUEE. I want to read it, but the first page made me wonder if I should read xxxHolic first (the original Tsubasa and xxxHolic are intertwined) to understand what’s going on. I’ve read the first 3 volumes but I haven’t really had time (and so far it’s not as good as Tsubasa) to read the rest. I can’t wait to read the sequel though.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. START READING IT.