Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- is one of CLAMP's newest manga. CLAMP has worked with their previous characters from various works, mainly Card Captor Sakura, and given them a new life. RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE currently appears in the weekly edition of Shonen Magazine in Japan, and is currently at 9 volumes. In early April 2005 NHK started airing an animated weekly program, Tsubasa Chronicle, that is loosely based on the manga. In August 2005 the company Production I.G. will release a Tsubasa Chronicle movie titled "Tsubasa Chronicle - Nendaiki Torikago no Kuni no Himegimi" or "Tsubasa Chronicle - Chronicle of the Bird Cage Land Princess" in select theaters in Japan for a national roadshow.
Shaoran/Syaoran (pick your translation or just call him Li
) is the son of an archiologist who died in the field while working on some ruins in a kingdom both he and Shaoran just moved to. The princess of this kingdom is Sakura, with her brother Touya as king, and Yukito as the head wizard/priest. Sakura and Shaoran have a close friendship that is put in jeopardy when Sakura visits the ruins and loses all of her memories. From here, she and Shaoran are sent to see Yuuko, the Witch of Dimmensions, in an attempt to recover her memories throughout different worlds before Sakura is lost forever. Here, this series crosses over with CLAMP's other new, original series, XXXHoLic, for two chapters. Fye and Kurogane meet Shaoran from their own worlds at Yuuko's and all three of them must give her their most precious item in return for her help. Fye, his tattoo. Kurogane, his sword. Shaoran, his relationship with Sakura. In return, they receive Mokona to guide them through the worlds towards Sakura memories. What will become of them during their journey across worlds? Will they be able to find Sakura's memories? And what will happen to Shaoran and Sakura's relationship?