I can’t believe I’m writing about the last chapter of Tsubasa. Somehow it feels good xD
I haven’t been writing comments about TRC and XXXHOLiC lately because the development in both series was so slow and the amount of breaks was so many that my enthusiasm to write about them decreased many levels. But this is the “final” chapter, it’s only right to talk about it =)
I’m so disappointed XD
I have been reading Tsubasa since Chapter 1, where it looked like such a promising series (and it was!). Since then I’ve been following it every single week for over 6 years, it was the first CLAMP work that I read on real time from start to finish.
But I’m still so disappointed xD
I loved Tsubasa, CLAMP managed to keep the story interesting enough to always make me eager for the next chapter. They were cliffhanger masters. But this ending feels completely empty and incomplete and vague and… yeah.
It didn’t surprise me in any way (not even not reading any spoilers helped). It didn’t feel like a proper closure as it barely shows what happened to the main characters, let alone the secondary characters.
Right, we still have the one next chapter, which I think will be some sort of epilogue, and there is XXXHOLiC too, but it will take a LOT to make up for this sense of unfinished story.
I won’t even try to list all the answered questions, it’s far too many, but if I were to name one thing, I would say it was the lack of explanation about Fei Wang. We still don’t know who he is, what is his relation with Clow (right, he is related to him, but in what level?), and most importantly, what were his real intentions? I can’t believe he is the badass villain that CLAMP never had. If that is the case, what a disappointment. Even Taishakuten had more decent reasons (and he was far more cruel than Fei Wang).
We don’t know what happened to Kurogane, Fye, not to mention the vampire subplot that was totally forgotten. But for those I still hope we will see something about in next week’s chapter.
This last chapter was more about Watanuki and Syaoran than Sakura and Syaoran, what the hell? I got the message that CLAMP wanted to pass with Tsubasa, that the real ones will live off the clones’ memories. It’s a very beautiful message, but there is absolutely NO NEED to do all that mess for 28 volumes to pass such message XD I would have gotten anyway with a simpler plot with much less holes.
I think CLAMP got way too carried away in the “fantasy” aspect of the story. I look back now and can point out many unnecessary events which caused nothing but plotholes (and entertainment for the reader, of course).
I wonder if CLAMP is playing some kind of prank on us (“HAHAHA they think this is the end!”), but sometimes I think this is exactly the sort of thing that CLAMP would do, so xD I shall wait for what they have in store for next week’s chapter, and also for XXXHOLiC. But please don’t make a Tsubasa – RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – 2. It has been a long, fun and great journey, but I’m ready to get off this ride.
At least the colored pages were GORGEOUS (and it looks like the tankoubon will have an extra color page?).
I would like to thank everyone who have contributed in a way or another for making it possible for me to follow this manga weekly, that includes:
– Aoi-san (first scanner of Tsubasa ever!! xD Chapters 1~20s)
– Weird FTP-like website (Chapters 20s~50s scans)
– flowright (Chapters 60s~80s scans)
– ladydarkmoon (Chapters 90s~220s scans. Scanned over 100 chapters!!!)
– Chinese people, Heiji-sama and all the MangaHelpers contributers xD
– iamsocool123456, ashura_sama, inarikami, starlady38 for all the translations.
– clamp_now community, for always tiding up the releases so nicely.
Sorry if I forgot anyone, these are the ones I can remember of right now xD