Posted by psgels on 30 June 2006 with categories: Tsubasa Chronicle



Last season, the pacing was slow. You’d expect the show to continue this slow pacing in the first season, but instead, it suddenly speeds up. So many things happened during this episode. And even the main plot plays a huge role in this. I haven’t read the manga, though I doubt that things were the same at the manga-arc. Hopeless also noted that Fei Wong did not have a great role int he manga at this point, though right here, his role gets bigger and bigger.

Okay, so what happened during this episode regarding the main plot? First of all: Sakura kissing Syaoran on his glass eye. The two of them were just so cute at that moment! The thing I do like about Tsubasa Chronicle is that the relationship between the two of them gets tighter during every manga arc.

Second of all, it appears that Syaoran indeed is special in some kind of way. We probably won’t hear in what way he is until the second half of the third season has passed, but it indeed has something to do with the fake Syaoran with his eye concealed. This fake Syaoran can control the real Syaoran’s movements, it seems. It seems that the two of them are like mirrors. The anime seems to be giving some very obvious hints towards this.

Third of all, we also learn that Yuuko contacted Ashura, and then she informed her about Syaoran and Sakura. This explains her hospitality. It was her who then offered Yuuko the elixir of eternal life, which gave Yuuko the opportunity to make Mokona do a forced transfer. For some reason, this also caused Fei Wong’s control of the worlds which are to be visited to stop. For some reason, Yuuko really wants to stop him.

Fourth of all, we finally learns some of Fei Wong’s intentions. There is this thing, buried in the ruins of the Clow-Country. That’s what they’re after. For some reason, Syaoran and Sakura have to work for this. The last episode of the first season showed that they don’t want them to find all of the feathers at once. Still, I don’t think that we’ll ever find the reasons for this. Unless the creators decide to end this anime after the third season.

In any case, Fei Wong realized that the Dimensional Witch is the culprit behind the fact that he can’t direct the worlds that Syaoran & co visit, so he’s taken preparations to defeat her. (Interesting note: will this come back in xxxHolic? I suspect not, but it’d be awesome if it were). What follows is his statement that Yuuko is the only woman who managed to use the magic that Clow Reed accepted. Clow Reed appears to be Fei Wong’s lineage. Does that make Fei Wong and Sakura family? This statement was a bit fuzzy, though I think this means that Fei Wong, his minions and Yuuko are the only ones who can travel dimensions. Though then Fei Wong claims that he’ll be the one to grab the power to cross dimensions. But why does he want to do that when he already has the power to do so? (Interesting note: this is the first time we see his assistant smiling).

About the arc: it didn’t make any sense. Why the heck have Ashura and Yasha been fighting, and why did they both show up without an army? Ah well, in any case, it seems that in the past, the two of them were dueling in the castle, and Ashura gave Yasha a scar on his eye. Later, the Yasha appeared in front of Ashura, outside of the castle. Then she realizes that something has happened to Yasha. They end up kissing, and a feather flies by. My theory is that this feather then attached itself to Yasha, in order to keep him alive. At the end of the episode, Ashura kisses Yasha once more, the feather separates and he disappears. Still, it was just a wound on his eye. That’s nothing you’d die from…

Some other unanswered questions about this arc:
– Where are Kurogane and Fye?
– When Mokona pointed out the strongest power source, she pointed towards the castle. Yasha wasn’t there at that time, while he posessed the feather. What could there be stronger than one of Sakura’s feathers?
– Why was Yasha’s statue crying, while Ashura’s wasn’t?

12 Responses

  1. Hige says:

    I guess I was lucky in having read the manga before watch this episode (and not watching the previous episodes), because based on that it generally made sense. Sounds like Tsubasa the anime is a total mess as a collective whole…

  2. Hopeless says:

    While I also doubt crossover between xxxholic and Tsubasa will occur if Fei Wong attempts to defeat Yuuko, I think it is worth noting that Watanuki and Syaoran share the same birthday, and both seem to have a purpose to Yuuko (in later xxxholic manga chapters, they come to share a little bit more). So perhaps, when Fei Wong tries to defeat Yuuko, he will find himself barred by Watanuki’s power, in the same way that presumably Syaoran will defeat him at the series’ conclusion.

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Interesting. I never knew that the two of them shared the same birthday of april 1st. I’m curious what kind of changes will occur to them, as they may have similarities in characters, their powers are totally different at the moment.

  4. Phobos says:

    hehe Sakura’s (from Card Captor Sakura) birthday is also april 1st. Maybe all three of them will be related at some point.

  5. psgels psgels says:

    Sakura’s birthday of all things. You’d think Li would be the person with this birthday, as Syaoran was based on him. Or Clam has some kind of trademark in which every main character has his or her birthday on April 1st. Does the main character of Magic Knight Rayearth happen to have her birthday on this day as well?

  6. bob says:

    WHERE THE FREAK CAN YOU WATCH THESE EPISODEs!! (ep 35-*and so on*)I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOREVER AND CANNOT FIND SITE THAT YOU CAN WATCH THE SHOW (WITHOUT DOWNLOADING) WITH ENGLISH SUBBS!!!
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME!!!!

  7. psgels psgels says:

    Dude, one word: Capslock

    Anyway, I’m sorry but I’ve no idea, since I downloaded the files I watched.

  8. psgels psgels says:

    ポルフィの長い旅

  9. psgels psgels says:

    Porfy: ポルフィの長い旅
    Allison: アリソンとリリア
    Vampire: ヴァンパイア騎士
    RD: RD 潜脳調査室
    Crystal: クリスタル ブレイズ
    Kaiba: カイバ
    Himitsu: 秘密 The Revelation
    Nijuu: 二十面相の娘
    Amatsuki: あまつき

  10. mmm.. i like this episode
    because sakura kiss syaoran eyes:)

  11. Mystery Person says:

    What episode is it when they go to a world where guys aren’t allowed or something and Syaoran dresses up as a girl. it’s been bothering me because I saw it on youtube but I must have skipped it accidentally because I don’t remember watching it….. Could someone help me?

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    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 05:18 AM)
    Oh, awesome, dark horse is releasing volume 10 of black lagoon in April, its been nearly five years since the last complete volume…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 03:56 AM)
    @Aidan: I think theres something seriously wrong when theres the actually possibility of there being a good PA works anime but we all have our opinions =P
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    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 03:13 AM)
    @Raggers, I will go into detail when I review it. But I think something is seriously wrong when I get a far more satisfying ending out of shirobako than Death parade.
    Looking forward to writing a review of shirobako too.
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    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 02:56 AM)
    @Aidan: it wasn’t bad though. I think it suffered from too high expectations and lack of focus (or overreaching).
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 02:29 AM)
    Well. Death parades ending was quite underwhelming.
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    (Saturday, Mar 28. 2015 11:21 PM)
    Waiting between releases for this will be a good thing, its the sort of manga you pick up and put down, then go back to with breaks in between.
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    13 volumes into dorohedero, I’ve found it good enough to buy now that I’ve caught up with the official English releases. While the plot meaders and is kind of messy, isn’t up to much, I love how crazy the gory action is, the gritty artstyle/world and the black comedy more than well make up for it. It works best when focused on those masked gangster magician guys and also the main character, the others are only alright.
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