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  • Art Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: A-
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Released By: Del Rey
  • MSRP: 10.99
  • Pages: 201
  • ISBN: 0-345-48428-2
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left

Tsubasa Vol. #08

By Sakura Eries     August 02, 2006
Release Date: January 31, 2006


Tsubasa Vol.#08
© Del Rey


Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:CLAMP
Translated by:CLAMP
Adapted by:

What They Say
Princess Sakura's memories are scattered across multiple dimensions - and now she and Syaoran are part of an unlikely group of friends traveling from world to world to find them. Unfortunately, the memories have been transformed into immensely powerful magical feathers, and those who possess them are seldom willing to give them up without a fight.

The quest takes Syaoran's odd bunch to a jungle world where helpless creatures are being terrorized by a sacrifice-demanding beast. When Syaoran, Mokona, and Sakura are separated from Fai and Kurogane, each group finds themselves on opposing sides of a conflict that threatens to destroy the future of a troupe of young women performers... and possibly the entire world!

The Review
Our heroes leave Oto without obtaining the feather that had been on that world. But that's okay- because there's more feathers out there for them to find! The next stop is a jungle where the small furry inhabitants are being terrorized by a fierce beast! They're so frantic to placate it that they capture Syaoran with the intent of offering him up as a burnt sacrifice. Fortunately, Syaoran is able to convice his captors to let him and his friends try to take care of their enemy. But when they finally confront it, it turns out to be completely different than any of them expect.

Next, out team winds up in the Country of Shara. Unfortunately, they get dropped in different parts of town. Syaoran, Sakura, and Mokona land at the Yuka-ku, home base to the Suzuran troupe, a group of traveling female performers. Meanwhile, Fai and Kurogane wind up at the Jinja, a shrine with a mission to serve and protect the people of Shara. Unfortunately for our time-space travelers, the Yuka-ku and the Jinja are at the opposite sides of a heated conflict!

The sojourn in the Country of Oto was a lengthy arc, and CLAMP varies the storytelling rhythm with the shorter (3 chapter) jungle country adventure before beginning another lengthy arc in the Country of Shara. After all the fighting and training that Syaoran has done recently, I thought it was odd he was taken out by a group of furry rabbit-like creatures. I wholeheartedly agreed with Kurogane's comment on p. 21 when he griped about his student's capture (Oh, well). Also, the part where Syaoran's about to be barbequed by the rabbit-looking animals seemed silly. It reminded me of that scene in "The Return of the Jedi" where Luke Skywalker and company were about to be roasted by Ewoks. On a more serious note, we do get another brief glimpse into Syaoran's past.

Extras in this volume include a 5-page omake and a 4-page (untranslated) preview of Volume 9.

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