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DVD Review: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Tsubasa Vol. 1

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Welcome to another edition of DVD Review, and today I will be reviewing RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Tsubasa, by Funimation. Yes Tsubasa, you all must know of this series by now, CLAMP’s version of Kingdom Hearts. And if you haven’t heard of this anime before, on the 22nd of May you too can experience it. Take a look at my full DVD review after the jump. The special features in Volume 1 of Tsubasa are: cast auditions, character guide, world guide, Faces in the Crowd, textless opening, and trailers (featuring the trailer for Anime Online(I Love that show!!)). The special features of this DVD are the expected lot, what most anime fans now require in order to be satisfied. They provide us a little bit more information about the detailed world(s) of Tsubasa, since it can get confusing at times. The Faces in the Crowd feature takes a look at the cameos from ClAMP’s universe; except there is only one character. I wish there were more characters in this feature, because I know there were a lot more characters that made cameo’s beyond the one featured. The presentation of the DVD menus is without frills and to the point; no animation, just BLAM and there you go. Looping in the background is the fantastic music from Tsubasa, which really makes navigating through this DVD an epic journey. Now on to the show. Since I’ve already watched Tsubasa before I decided to go out on a limb and watch the dub. Yes, I know what some of you might think but after watching it I have to say that this dub is actually pretty good. Syaoran is spot on, as well as the other members of the main cast of characters. And it was nice to hear Piccolo again, since Christopher Sabat plays the role of the sword-wielding Kurogane. Yes I also know he played the role of Vegita, but he sounds more like Piccolo in Tsubasa. I was just waiting for him to say “the balls are inert” in his audition in the special features; but I was left unsatisfied. The story is about Syaoran, a young archeologist who is in love with a princess named Sakura. Because of an event, she looses her soul, which is spread in fragments across dimensions. In order to get it back Syaoran travels to different dimensions in order to retrieve these fragments. However each dimension has its own set of rules that governs it. Like fighting with Pokemon-like creatures for example. But Sayoran is not alone, going with him is his own party of adventures that accompany him for their own stated reasons. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who likes shojo-action, anything with CLAMP, or JRPGs. Remember that RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Tsubasa volume one will be released on the 22nd of May.


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