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  • Art Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Released By: Del Rey
  • MSRP: 10.95
  • Pages: 186
  • ISBN: 0-345-48528-9
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left

Tsubasa Vol. #11

By Sakura Eries     November 15, 2006
Release Date: October 31, 2006

Tsubasa Vol.#11
© Del Rey

Creative Talent
Translated by:William Flanagan
Adapted by:

What They Say
The Dragonfly Race is set to begin in Piffle World, and the prize for one lucky lightweight aircraft pilot is an amazingly powerful battery in the shape of a feather. But for the four dimension-travelers, and one odd creature named Mokona, who have joined the competition, the feather represents more than energy - it's one of Princess Sakura's lost memories!

And Sakura's feather isn't the only thing at stake. Despite President Tomoyo's best efforts to protect the race using her wealth and resources, unexpected hazards keep popping up, and the perilous contest could lead to death for unskilled pilots... like the princess!

The Review
It's high-flying adventure in the Piffle World Dragonfly Race, where the grand prize is one of Sakura's lost feathers! Our time-space-traveling heroes manage to qualify for the final race. However, foul play has marred the Dragonfly Race, and all twenty of the race finalists are suspect. President Tomoyo, determined to maintain the integrity of the contest, expends all of her company's resources to prevent anyone from rigging the final race. Meanwhile, Tomoyo's childhood friend Nokoru Imonoyama of the Imonoyama conglomerate and Shogo Asagi, one of the country's guardians, investigate the finalists in an effort to track down the culprit. Unfortunately, their efforts are all for nought, as sabotage again wreaks havoc on the final race! Will our heroes be able to dodge these unexpected hazards and outrace their opponents to win the prize?

This volume is packed with action galore. Four chapters are almost entirely race sequences, and Syaoran gets to show off his fighting moves in another chapter. CLAMP does a very good job of conveying all this speed and motion in the pages of this volume, and I'm sure that these scenes will be quite spectacular when animated for the TV series.

Although Kurogane can feel them lurking in the background, we don't get any commentary from our bad guys in this volume. However, we do get quite a bit of Tomoyo's Sakura-infatuation that is heavily reminiscent of Card Captor Sakura and a cameo from Yuko, who makes it quite clear that it's not good to dis a Time-Space Witch on White Day.

Extras in this volume include four pages of translation notes and ads for other Del Rey releases.


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