Book Review: Tsubasa Omnibus Vol. 3 by CLAMP


Image Description: the book-cover of Tsubasa Omnibus – Volume 3 by CLAMP. There’s the main title up the top, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Omnibus 3, and there are three verticle bar-shaped images of the book covers of manga volumes 7, 8, and 9. From left to right, volume 7 is an image of Syaoran in a white outfit smiling brightly, volume 8 is an image of Syoaran wearing a black outfit and looking serious (his body language resembles a “battle pose”), volume 9 is an image of Syaoran and Sakura in matching blue and white outfits with intense facial expressions.

Title: Tsubasa Omnibus – Volume 3 (Books #7-9 of the Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE series)
Creator: CLAMP
Social Media: Goodreads and Twitter
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Format and Price: Paperback from my local library
Stars: 5 stars out of 5

About The Book:
Syaoran and his travelling companions continue to hop, skip, and jump across dimensions—from a land of demon-hunters that hides a reality-shattering secret, to a world inhabited with furry creatures who are being terrorized by a living squall, and beyond—all in the name of restoring Sakura’s memories. This time, Syaoran, Sakura, and Mokona find themselves separated from Fai and Kurogane, divided between two camps in a conflict that reaches to the heavens. Will Syaoran be forced to stand against his friends in this bloody battle between deities?

General Observations:
~Character Development – Syaoran: In this volume, there’s a big focus on the Country of Oto, where the reader gets a small insight into Syaoran’s childhood, and how Syaoran and Seishiro met each other. The reader also gets to find out what Seishiro’s objective is, however, I find that knowing what his goals are doesn’t really illuminate anything about his character (he’s still rather mysterious). Also in this is volume, it also appears that Syaoran’s eye injury might not be as mundane as once thought, and it is starting to have a bigger impact upon him.

~The Artwork: I should probably mention it more often, however, the artwork is especially stunning in this volume.

~Shipping – Sakura and Syaoran: They’re the main couple of the series, however, they are so awkward and sweet around each other. They’re so cute together and it is so frustrating to watch. In saying that, Sakura and Syaoran’s relationship is going to take time to build and repair, it’s not something I want to see rushed.

~Suprise Cameo: Yuuko shows up in this omnibus a couple of times as well, while it’s still not clear just how deep her involvement in this whole saga is, it is good to see her (I’m a big fan and I love her wardrobe). The presence of Yuuko means that some of the actual plot is being revealed. The plot of this series is so slow; I sometimes forget it is there.

All in all, a good addition to the series, the reader is finally getting hints at a much bigger and much more interconnected universe, it’s fascinating, however there still a lot of pieces missing from the puzzle. Happy to recommend.

Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

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