Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE #17, 18 & 19 (Manga Monday)

 

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Synopsis

Volume 17 concludes the adventure on the Acid Rain world, where Sakura comes into her own, Fai becomes a semi-vampire dependent on Kuragane, the Clone Lee rampages across the multi-verse in search of feathers and the original Lee must come to grips that Sakura doesn’t view him as “Lee” at all.

Volume 18 and 19 deal with the crew on yet another world, where they are playing human fight chess and Sakura must be the Master. They think they are playing ot repay a village that the clone Lee destroyed, but Sakura is playing for deeper, darker and more important stakes.

 

My Thoughts

Where I’ve been complaining about Sakura being a non-character, in these volumes she almost becomes another person. She goes on adventures, becomes a wiser, but sadder, young woman.

Things get complex at the end as Sakura plays things so that she can travel on her own to prevent 2 futures, both of which are repugnant to her. Thus a 3rd universe is born and Wei-Fang’s plans to control everything is put in jeopardy.

I added a 1/2 star because Sakura really takes charge and becomes a lot more like the Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura. This series needed this, because Lee was quickly becoming the main character and Sakura just a side-character.

 

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Artist & Author: CLAMP

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE #17, 18 & 19

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