Manga Series Review: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – CLAMP

Since I love manga, why not also add a manga section to this book blog?

The cover for the 1st volume of the Omnibus editions


Name: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
Author: CLAMP
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Original Release Date: May 2003 – October 2009
Omnibus Release Date: August 2015 – October 2016
Number of Volumes:

Original: 28
Omnibus: 10


Childhood friends Princess Sakura and Syaoran, the son of an archaeologist, become entangled in a series of events that force them to traverse through alternate realities on an action-packed and unforgettable adventure!  In the Kingdom of Clow, an archaeological dig unleashes an incredible power, causing Sakura to lose her memories. To save her, Syaoran must follow the orders of the Dimension Witch and travel alongside Kurogane, an unrivaled warrior; Fai, a powerful magician; and Mokona Modoki, a curiously strange creature, to retrieve Sakura’s dispersed memories! But first, there is a price to be paid…


One of the best manga series ever, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles is the absolute most intriguing series ever. Going into every character, their roles in the series and the meaning behind each and every one of their existence, going into their deepest memories, surfacing them, and seeing how they play a role in the story.

The strong desire of one’s power, and it’s ability to alter space and time, and it is that strong desire that keeps our protagonists moving forward, so that time in the story might unloop itself, and everyone could find a way out.

Filled with complicated time loops, universes, dimensions and paradox, this book is the absolute personification of complex time traveling, and the concept of the different dimensions was extremely cool and magnificent.

Along with the fact that it is the sister series to xxxHOLiC, it makes this series even more interesting to read, so that one could understand more about what is going on in xxxHOLiC, as it is one of many worlds in the Tsubasa Universe.

CLAMP is definitely the best manga circle on Earth, even if Dragon Ball or Naruto seems to beat them in animation and sales, because the depth that they go into: human nature, desire, that one taboo that no one could ever reach, how everything is the inevitable: human morals and philosophy: this series is one of those book series, manga or not, that shaped me into who I am today, and I am so glad to be able to have the complete omnibus series in my hands.

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Joanne Lumiere

Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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