Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Vol 1 |
Actors: Miyu Irino, Yui Makino, Daisuke Namikawa, Tetsu Inada, Mika Kikuchi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Pretty visuals, excellent music, sweet story, interesting di
Mir | North Miami Beach, FL USA | 12/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This series so far (I've only seen the five episodes in this volume so far, and have Netflixed the others) has a very sweet heart. It's not the dark/deadly sort of story. It's basically a quest tale mixed with a friendship/romance story. And both my husband and I--middle aged nerds--have been enjoying it.
Synopsis: Princess Sakura (who I understand is an alternate world version of Card Captor Sakura of another anime/manga series) has a deep and bonded friendship-blossoming-to-romance with Syaoran, the son of an archeologist who is continuing his father's work on some mysterious ruins. Sakura, who is innocent and pure and cheerful and sweet-beyond-belief and perky, experiences a strange event where her heart/soul/memories take a winged shape and shatter into feather-fragments that are transported to assorted dimensions. She goes comatose, at risk of death. She and Syaoaran are transported to Yuko (a witch) on her plane/world, along with other main characters--the fair and mysteriously laid-back and fearless magician named Fay D. Flourite and a proud and powerful black-haired warrior named Kurogane (banished by the princess he guarded in order for him to lose his arrogance and learn to be a better person). Each must give up something precious to continue on their quests. The witch provides a communication "device" sort of creature that looks like a white bunny (really silly-cute) who will also aid Syaoran in finding the feathers.
So, yeah, basically a quest for assorted things (the feathers sure, but also for what each needs in some way).
The purity and innocence of Sakura plays a great role here, too, as she interacts with other characters.
I found the fantasy elements a lot of fun and the relationship between Sakura and Syaoran quite heartwarming. I'm curious about the enigmatic Fay and want to see what his deal is (and hope it is revealed later on).
I really like the music used. And I like the warm fuzzies I get at various scenes.
A delightful anime series (well, from what I can gather seeing only this volume so far).