TRC 183!

Great scans thanks to ladydarkmoon-ojo-sama now at The Room of Requirement!

Not much development in this chapter, but it still raised me some questions…


3 color pages, so this volume will have 8 chapters too, I presume?

Love the single page. I really like R!Syaoran’s gaze, I’ve mentioned this here a few times already, it’s so… real. You look at that gaze and you can tell he’s been through a lot.

The splash page looks like “final volume”, the logo is golden like “final volume”, this chapter feels like “final volume”, but don’t get fooled, this is not the final volume xDDDDDD Again, I love Real!Syaoran’s expression in the splash.

Yuuko performing her magic, you can REALLY tell she’s putting a hell of an effort to it. Is Mokona’s earring making effect here, finally? What is it sealing exactly? Also, is she aiming at the moon or at an uncertain spot in the far sky?

Fei Wang notices and strikes back! My god, Yuuko looks so shaken by the attack!!!! O.O This is YUUKO we’re talking about, people! We’ve never seen her so vulnerable, my god…. And she can no longer help, too! I’m quite sure “Watanuki” is one of “those children” who must make a choice.

You’re wonderful Yuuko, we love you!

Fei Wang with Clow’s magic circle, just wanted to point it out xD And why does he say that collecting souls from various dimensions was useless?

Poor Mokona! ^^”

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62 thoughts on “TRC 183!

  1. Yuuko getting hurt has freaked me out more than any development in the series so far. I actually gasped out loud. Do you think the arm is useless now; like she sacrificed it? (Like Watanuki’s pinky?)

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    • >Yuuko getting hurt has freaked me out more than any development in the series so far.

      I know! There’s such an impact in that scene because we have this idea that she’s invincible.

      >Do you think the arm is useless now; like she sacrificed it? (Like Watanuki’s pinky?)

      Good question, lately it’s been happening a lot, characters sacrifying their body parts. We’ll see. I wonder what will Watanuki say when he sees her like that =\

      Btw your icon is so awesome xD

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      • Seeing Yuuko bleed is like seeing a cat jump off the top of a building and land on it’s feet. You know it’s possible but when it happens it’s still a shock.

        On the other hand I’m not sure that I knew it was possible for Yuuko to bleed!

        I can’t wait to see what Watanuki says either! I bet he goes very mother-hen like.

        >Btw your icon is so awesome xD

        Thank you! I realized that I had no solo Yuuko icons 0_0 and I found this one which is perfect for her and what looks to be like a sweltering coming summer!

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  2. *jab in the dark* Maybe Mokona’s earring is sealing the entrance back into Yuuko’s realm so that Fei Wang cannot trace where her location is, AND it is the reason why she cannot help them anymore (which could be wrong because she’s hurt but she could always get Watanuki to help them… Or something… I dono @.@;)

    I -think- Yuuko was aiming for the moon, because Fei Wang’s magic circle is kinda dominated by the moon symbol? (http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m138/fallenzleaf/clow.jpg)

    I love the splash page, it was so gorgeous, I just stared at it for a while and finally decided I NEEDED to make a layout from it xD

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    • >*jab in the dark* Maybe Mokona’s earring is sealing the entrance back into Yuuko’s realm so that Fei Wang cannot trace where her location is

      Good guess! We know she’s in “Tokyo” but the store is actually in another dimension/place, I think.

      >I -think- Yuuko was aiming for the moon, because Fei Wang’s magic circle is kinda dominated by the moon symbol?

      We couldn’t see his circle very clearly, but good guess again! ^^

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  3. The coloured pages were so gorgeous! I like them more than the previous volume’s. I agree with the Syaoran’s gaze bit, it’s always looked so.. just.. yeah, real. That’s a good word.

    Yuuko.. getting hurt. So. sad. ;~~~~; This is Yuuko we’re talking about! vfnvjknb D: I still cannot believe it.

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  4. Poor Yuuko! I always thought she and Fei Wang were evenly matched, but I guess she was at a disadvantage this time. She was pretty amazing this chapter.

    >And why does he say that collecting souls from various dimensions was useless?
    Maybe he was trying to use the memories of the souls for his ultimate plan? More failed attempts relating to those other mysterious women he created?

    I wondering what Touya’s reaction will be when he sees Syaoran is back without Sakura… or maybe Touya already knows from Yukito… O_o Now that Syaoran has come to Clow, I’m wondering if some of the questions raised in chapter 33 will be answered.

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    • I always thought she and Fei Wang were evenly matched too. But it felt like FWR is more powerful than her o_o

      Word, Yuuko rocked.

      I think capturing the souls has to do with his hiding place. As if he realized that it was all in vain since Yuuko found his hideout.

      >or maybe Touya already knows from Yukito… O_o

      That’s SO likely XDDDDDDDD It’s so likely that he knew the other was a clone and everything else.

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    • She has flaws too, I guess =\ But we don’t know the details about this combat. She could be in disvantage, I think the result of this battle would have been different if they were face to face.

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  5. OMG~~~~~ The splash is… is… is… AHHHHHH I duno how to describe it!!! All I can say is, IT IS GORGEOUS!!!! Everyone look so elegant so royal~~ Their outfits, it’s, it’s simply fantastic~~~ The atmosphere is sooo peaceful, so sad, and kinda nostalgic… It keep reminding you that who’s meant for who and the obstacles they’re going to face…

    I actually STARE at the SPLASH and screamed for 10 seconds, belive me… My sis was beside me, her hand making a ‘she-is-mad-again’ sign. I love the splash sooooooooo much~~~~

    C!Syaoran is holding C!Sakura’s hand~~~~ He looks like he’s saying: ‘This time, I WILL PROTECT YOUR BODY, YOUR SOUL AND YOUR HEART WITHOUT FAIL!!’ And C!Sakura looks like she’s answering him, ‘If that is your wish… watashi no kishiki…’

    The R!Pairing gave me another kind of feeling… Their hands are held in a MORE ROMANTIC way then the Clone’s… It’s like they’re SOOOO MADLY IN LOVE, But their look scared, unsecured and confused. It’s like they’re questioning about their unknown future… But then, They have this ‘NO matter WHAT happen, as long as WE ARE TOGETHER, We’ll be fine…’

    As for Yuuko, ‘noooooo~~’ Yuuko is INVINCIBLE~~ And that’s what the spoiler meant in Yuuko dancing for 11 page…

    I’m really melting… All the impact and heat… OKAY, I’ve decide that this pic will be the theme of my latest blogskin~~~ THANK YOU CLAMP for making it sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! AND to Chibi Yuuto for listening to my random rantings~~ XDDDD

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    • >My sis was beside me, her hand making a ‘she-is-mad-again’ sign. I love the splash sooooooooo much~~~~

      Hahahaha I like that the background in one side is black while the other is white. And the contrast in their clothes ^^

      I agree with your analysis on the splash page, it’s so amazing we can read so much of it, and it’s so unique because the “pattern” is the same in both sides, but there are A LOT of differences ^^

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  6. I was like O.O OH SHIT! When she was bleeding in the end. She looks so..human now…rather than her normal magical self.
    The change from her butterfly kimono still has me puzzled…did it rip apart or did her clothes change?

    And yes, this has a very “last volume” feel to it. It might be the last volume climax wise…and then like the rest is “so in case you didn’t get it this is what happened..”

    Chick with the razor is part of that collective of souls…hehe…we got hinting at it AGES ago >.> now what it’s for..welll *shrug*

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    • adding to myself >.<

      I always thought Larg was stronger, i thought that the seal on the earing was containing in a way part of it's strength..but this way he was helping Yuuko reach her magic to her goal…and to help direct the Mokona while Yuuko opened the area for them to go….i don't know…i might be off…but Mokona did something, it's forhead jewel was glowing…

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    • Indeed, I loved it!

      >The change from her butterfly kimono still has me puzzled…did it rip apart or did her clothes change?

      Well-spotted! I would say that it got ripped apart.

      >and then like the rest is “so in case you didn’t get it this is what happened..”

      But they can’t do that for 4 volumes xD I think the very last one could be like that. It’s a great story-telling method, by the way, it would look pretty cool.

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      • >But they can’t do that for 4 volumes xD I think the very last one could be like that. It’s a great story-telling method, by the way, it would look pretty cool.

        But they have a lot of mini plots to finish up…and the Battle with Fei Wong might be the climax..but it’s not the end…I mean…We still gotta know what’s up with Watanuki >.> and about the Vampire Twins at least….so they have a lot to cover in 4 books…the the Fei Wong bit might take two…

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      • >>The change from her butterfly kimono still has me puzzled…did it rip apart or did her clothes change?

        >Well-spotted! I would say that it got ripped apart.

        Eeto, I feel kinda bad for replying another person’s comment on someone else’s journal *is still figuring out how LJ works* Just wanted to add my opinion on Yuuko-san’s butterfly kimono; I thought the butterfly-wings-shaped part of her kimono ‘transformed’ into that line of rope (? string?) that she used to aim at the crescent moon. Check out page 5. :3

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          • >CLAMP is so awesome ^^

            Hahaha! ^^ You said that in such.. ‘finality’, that it made me smile! Indeed, CLAMP is too awesome, I cannot even begin to fathom how their minds work. Ohkawa-sensei, as the plot master, is just.. awesome. Credit goes to Nekoi-sensei, Igarashi-sensei and Mokona-sensei as well!

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  7. You know, I feel unease with the approach of the end, even if we’re a few volumes away from it, but this has “end” feeling all over it. And for some reason I’m getting that tragic “shitloads of characters ” will die feeling and I don’t like it.

    For the past few months we have been witnessing the softer side of Sears… I mean Yuuko, she has been showing her frailty, her concern and now we witness a physical vulnerability, even Yuuko has her limits however the aura of confidence in which she was written to portray makes us forget.

    Indeed, poor Mokona, if only these shivers running down my spine would stop.

    I loved the Sakura/Syaoran – Clones illustration, simplicity works or maybe I’m just a sucker for that kind of illustration but the subtle between the two Sakuras was very well portrayed.

    I never thought I’d like this manga as much as I do now! ^_^ PLEASE CLAMP DON’T KILL EVERYONE or come up with a plot twist where we’ll all end up feeling sorry for Fei Wang.

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    • This has end feeling ALL over it. And it’s so weird because I’ve been feeling this end feeling forever XD But it gets stronger and stronger by each chapter.

      For example, back then in Tokyo I already felt that feeling, but now I look back and I realize how wrong I was xDD I wonder if 3 volumes later I’ll be feeling the same thing about THIS chapter xD

      >And for some reason I’m getting that tragic “shitloads of characters ” will die feeling and I don’t like it.

      I’ll be looking forward to that!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDD

      >I never thought I’d like this manga as much as I do now! ^_^

      Me neither ^__^

      >PLEASE CLAMP DON’T KILL EVERYONE

      Okay, not everyone, but a few characters, please xDDDDDDDDD *sick*

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      • I got the same vibe from Tokyo as well, maybe that’s what they were aiming and then extended it.

        I like tragic deaths, don’t get me wrong, it’s a cathartic moment, but CLAMP usually kills the characters that I love the most.

        I have a feeling that Kuro and Fay will die… maybe in a very Kendappa-Ou and Souma fashion. Specially if Kuro dies, we know that Fay will die as well.

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        • I don’t think they were aiming for it. I like to think (and I’m pretty sure of that), that Ohkawa has the whole plan for the series. The clone’s awekening happens at vol. 14, it’s half of what I expect the series to be (28 volumes), it’s like a big turning point, they couldn’t have ended there. I can see them looking forward to the moment he awakes just as they couldn’t wait for Fuuma to awake xD

          >I like tragic deaths, don’t get me wrong, it’s a cathartic moment

          Word on cathartic moment, that’s the reason I like it too (you always understand me so well XD).

          > but CLAMP usually kills the characters that I love the most.

          That’s the point, isn’t it? XDDDDDDD *hit me, I deserve it*

          >I have a feeling that Kuro and Fay will die… maybe in a very Kendappa-Ou and Souma fashion

          Ohh, that would be neat.

          >Specially if Kuro dies, we know that Fay will die as well.

          Are we that sure of that? I thought Yuuko said that he could drink anyone’s blood.

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          • >Word on cathartic moment, that’s the reason I like it too (you always understand me so well XD).

            I love that punch in the stomach, sorry, I do, maybe I’m a sucker for punishment. The only place where it surprised me was with WISH. Did you read it? I would love for Kohaku and Kouryuu to show up in TRC.

            >That’s the point, isn’t it? XDDDDDDD *hit me, I deserve it*

            I sometimes wonder WHY I enjoy it so much. Why do I like to feel sad in fiction.

            >Ohh, that would be neat.

            So far, no CLAMP manga has had the impact on me that RG Veda had. I remember I bought it without any previous knowledge of who CLAMP were I was just mesmerized by Ashura’s pointy ears and golden eyes. Right after I bought all of Tokyo Babylon and became obsessed. Oooooh, the good old days when I could buy twenty tankouban at will… sometimes I miss my paycheck as a voice actor. XD

            >Are we that sure of that? I thought Yuuko said that he could drink anyone’s blood.

            During chapter 125, when Fay is turned into a vampire, Yuuko said that in other to make Fay unable to drink everyone’s blood, Subaru’s blood would be mixed with Kurogane’s so that Kurogane would become his bait. And Mokona asks if Kuro dies, Fay dies, according to Yuuko.

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            • RG Veda truly is a masterpiece. No matter how many times I’ve seen the 10th volume, it ALWAYS blows me away.

              >During chapter 125, when Fay is turned into a vampire, Yuuko said that in other to make Fay unable to drink everyone’s blood, Subaru’s blood would be mixed with Kurogane’s so that Kurogane would become his bait. And Mokona asks if Kuro dies, Fay dies, according to Yuuko.

              Yes, I remember that, but didn’t she say a few chapters later that that was all a “lie”? She also said why she lied to Kurogane but I can’t remember ^^”

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  8. Wonderful color pages *___* So beautiful *_____*
    but…. O___O poor Yuuko-san… T__T she seems so human now. I wonder what Watanuki will think if he’s gonna find out about her injury

    Thank you and ladydarkmoon for the scan ^__^

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    • > I wonder what Watanuki will think if he’s gonna find out about her injury

      I wonder that too! Have they met already? After that scene? We know XXXHOLiC is a few steps ahead of Tsubasa.

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      • I think tsubasa and holic are in the same time now… i mean, Watanuki leaves for school and the Kohane arc start… and I think he did not came back to the shop yet. So while Yuuko sent the guys to Clow , Watanuki is still after Kohane.

        i’m sorry, my english is so bad, i hope you understand what i wanted to say -_-“””

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  9. Thank you so much for the TRC update, chibiyuuto-kun! Otsukaresama!

    Splash page is simply gorgeous; both Syaorans and both Sakuras, each with their own pair; it gave me chills! *shiver* It’s so beautiful.

    Love the looks on the R!Pair; firm and determined, they give off the feel of doing what they need to do. C!Pair; born with a purpose, they also give off that feel of doing what they have to do, albeit in the different way. So much can be said with this splash page (as they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words) and only CLAMP is capable of capturing their readers this way.

    Much

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    • I agree there’s so much we can talk about that picture, and like I wrote in ‘s comment, it’s supposed to be a mirrored image ^^ I mean, someone who doesn’t read Tsubasa can’t see all those differences, it’s amazing ^^

      And Welcome to LJ! You’ll love it, I’m sure xDDD Thank you so much for reading my LJ since “forever”! It really flatters me so! ^__^

      And of course you can add me, I’d be very glad if you do so. Please feel free to come back anytime ^^

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      • Haha, arigatou gozaimasu! *now figures out how to add chibiyuuto-kun as a friend ^^;;*

        It’s kinda true about being your reader since forever.. I mean, it was back when I was always Googling to find out more about CLAMP news, and getting pieces of info here and there.. About 80% of my CLAMP materials are from unknown places and I can’t believe I didn’t leave any thank-you notes! *is ashamed* So, I’m thanking everyone who provides CLAMP news from now on.

        Thank you! :3

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  10. I think FWR was gathered souls in order to have enough power for his ressurection spell (use the souls as a magical battery). I think yuuko’s magic freed the souls, that why he sayed “the gathering was for nothing”.

    and where the heck is watanuki when we need him? your mentor is in trouble!

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  11. yes we love Yuuko!!!!
    i love the gazes of fay and kuro too, and refreshisama do me a new layout please go and see it!!!

    They will intercalate the twin bros problem???? because really seems like a finalle.

    The other things well FWR use the magic circule of Clow he is his ilegitime son after all

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      • Clow reed Had not bros or sis no family for the Reed side, only for the Li side his mather Line so he must be his son !! if you re read trc here they tell you the only relatives of Clow reed are the Li family and FWR is not a Li, Xiao is his relative, he have no more, only TRCTOUYA and TRCSAKURA legitime children but when he live in Hong kong he could have a mistress i think it could be the mage woman of the first movie of CCSakura, or another he was not a saint after all.

        HAPPPY COMBI B-DAY for me and for you!!!

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  12. Thank you!!
    *__* The splash pages are awesome! XD I hope it’s not the final volume!
    Hyu…Yuuko looking like that…she reminds me kinda of Hokuto there o-o; (before she died)
    *loves this chapter*

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  13. Yuuko! :O She really did look vulnerable. And now there is nothing more she can do… Watanuki is undoubtedly one of “those children” ^^

    The colour pages were lovely!

    >Is she aiming at the moon or at an uncertain spot in the far sky?
    It looked like she was trying to hook the moon, I was confused by that. Is the moon particularly related to Clow in some way? *tries to remember CCS* Am I getting muddled and thinking of Yue?

    I wish there was time to put more Kuro x Fai moments in for us yaoi fans ^^ Their relationship has been sidelined since the Celes arc (which is understandable). But I hope there will be more “I care” moments ^^

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    • Maybe the moon thing has something to do with it, like you said, is at Clow’s magic circle…

      I don’t see any bigger moments for Kuro/Fye than those we had at Celes. I think that arc was their arc, now it’s time to focus on the plot again. But that doesn’t mean they won’t exchange “I care” moments, of course xDD

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  14. Totally ignoring that entire “AAAAHHH!!! YUUKO!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!” screams, the chapter almost felt almost empty… ^^:;;; I mean.. there’s wasn’t any eye-ripping action or sudden tragic dyings with sad confessions or.. or… Though I guess it’s more of getting everything set up.

    That said: NOOOOOOO!!!! YUUKO!!!!!! T.T NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

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  15. there are 2 things that have been bugging me in this chapter:

    1st is that “black mokona, ie. Larg, has wings?” (the lower right corner of pg4). Isn’t Soel the only one supposed to have wings since it must make worlds travelling. It can be 2 cases here: 1 is a trivial, or can be huge, mistake. 2 is a new revelation abt Larg.

    2nd is the time axis of Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC. They can’t be in the same time since this is happenning in the evening (the moon is out there) and Yuuko’s “ripped” kimono. Is holic so much behind already?

    FWR’s magic circle is the same or different from that of Xing Hou? If the same, it is exactly one of Clow Reed’s. Or is it similar to that of Clow-ou’s and Yukito’s, ie. moon emphasis?

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    • 1st: I wonder if that was a CLAMP mistake, since we don’t see black Mokona flying in any of the sequential panels O.o

      2nd: I think both times are closer to each other now. Maybe this is shortly after Watanuki returns to the shop. You’re right about being evening, and Watanuki left in the morning and Yuuko was still wearing her butterfly kimono (undamaged). I think when Watanuki returns, it’ll be night already.

      >FWR’s magic circle is the same or different from that of Xing Hou?

      We can’t see it very clearly, but I GUESS it’s the same as Xing Huo’s and Clow’s. I think I see a Sun in there.

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  16. I`m sorry if this is inappropriate here, but I´ll try it:
    Have anybody, Chibi Yuuto or others still the TRC chapters 159-166 from the RoR?
    I missed downloading them before they got deleted and I favour these chapters over other versions. T_T

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    • Oh noes! Well, you can always try to download the scanlated versions. I deleted the RAWs from my computer and now I have the tankoubon scans, only.
      It’s a 61 MB zip, it would take me a while to upload them to MediaFire. I can do it if you really need them ^^

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  17. Seeing Yuuko actually get hurt was so shocking! Despite the fact that she was obviously aware that it was going to happen (since, like Fay said, when a magic user tries to find the location of another, their own location is also revealed), we’ve had this idea built up through the two series that Yuuko is untouchable, almost like she’s some kind of higher being! But now, all of a sudden, it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh! Yuuko is mortal! She can’t handle everything! The others really are in big trouble if even Yuuko can’t match Fei Wang! X_x’.

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    • Exactly! This is to show the amount of danger they are about to confront. When they show how vulnerable Yuuko can be against that power, they are shutting down our hopes that the invincible Yuuko will be there to save the day. She won’t, and CLAMP needed to show us that at some point.

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