The Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle series by the famous CLAMP group is one their fans are the most divided on. While not every manga series gets a completely faithful anime adaptation, many fans of the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle manga believe that the original anime adaptation by Studio Bee Train was a huge disservice to the series. The studio ultimately had a completely different vision for the series than CLAMP intended. CLAMP ended up cutting ties early and as a result, manga fans felt stifled. Not all is lost as fans who were introduced to Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles through the anime have a great appreciation only for it. One of the perks of being an anime-only fan is that viewers don't know what was changed or left out. Regardless of the controversy, the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle anime still has its high moments that make for a great anime. When it first premiered in Japan, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles aired during a timeslot known for anime geared towards kids.
This, coupled with the fact that the studio wanted to paint it as kind of a "sequel" to Cardcaptor Sakura, led to the anime to develop its own storyline away from the manga. For anime-only fans, this made the story a lot easier to follow. Any viewer, whether they read the manga, loved Sakura and Syaoran from Cardcaptor Sakura, or were new fans of CLAMP in general, could enjoy the anime as a standalone show. The manga and the anime both have the same starting point. While the stakes are high, there is a sense of adventure and a feeling that things will work out. However, the manga gradually gets darker. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle follows the typical "losing a limb" CLAMP trope with a few characters losing an eye or arms. There are highly deep moral dilemmas, killer vampire twins, and a lot of bloodsheds. We also can't forget the drinking Kurogane and Mokona did, which was a lot. None of these things were deemed appropriate for children so they quickly got the ax. Similarly to the xxxHolic anime adaptation, the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle anime produced one of the best anime soundtracks of all time. It is famously known for the OP song from season one, "Blaze" by Kinya Kotani. The music featured during the anime was just as good, if not, even better. One of the featured tracks was "A Song of Storm and Fire" by Yuki Kajiura. The instant this song started in a scene, viewers immediately knew something bad or big was about to happen. In the process of adapting manga into anime, one of the first things to be sacrificed is the art.
Her background story has some of the same elements but in a completely new world.
This is to be expected with any anime however, fans of previous CLAMP titles were especially disappointed in the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle anime. Many believed as a whole, the anime's animation was subpar. Although the beauty of the manga cannot be completely captured in the anime, there was more that could have been done. The art styles in xxxHolic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle were new for CLAMP, different than any of their series, and they still managed to make scenes and splash pages beautiful. For fans of previous CLAMP works, the anime was able to animate some older CLAMP characters that had not yet been made an anime debut, aside from the CLAMP In Wonderland music videos. One prime example is Chun'yan who is a character from a CLAMP one-shot, The Legend of Chun Hyang. Her background story has some of the same elements but in a completely new world. Another manga-only character to come to life in the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle anime is Ora from Clover. In this version, she is a singer and owns a bar. Due to the anime deviating from the darker themes in the manga, a lot of key character development is lost. The journey to retrieve Sakura's feathers starts off a light ride and turns into a dark and traumatic time.
Characters like Fai and Sakura hiding their true selves and intentions to protect the group. Kurogane becoming more compassionate and caring. Syaoran dealing with his own identity and who he really is. Even Mokona, the fun and bubbly companion has to deal with watching their companions suffer. In the anime, especially in the second season, the events that lead to these discoveries and moments of growth are cut out and replaced with light filler. The absence of this hurts manga fans but also doesn't allow for anime viewers to connect with the characters. As much as readers love the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle manga, there is no denying that once it got darker, the story got really confusing. A quick search online leads to many graphs, forums, and discussion boards trying to decipher what really happened. So Syaoran in the journey is a clone, the real "Syaoran" appears, there was a void in the time-space continuum, Sakura also has a clone, and the clones are parents to the "real Syaoran?" And that is just scratching the surface. For anime watchers, they were spared of this confusing plot and in its place were able to enjoy a lighter anime without the mental gymnastics.
Unline the xxxHolic anime, the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle anime does include the xxxHolic connection. However, the tie is not developed the same way in the manga. Since the anime does not follow the manga past the library arc, the weaving in and out of xxxHolic does not happen. This weaving with xxxHolic is important because it ties together the overall big plot of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: why Fei Wang Reed developed his entire scheme. While it can get confusing, it's a reveal that makes everything else make sense. For anime-only fans, the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle series ends after 52 episodes, the last 10 being all filler. After a battle with a bird who ends up being a manifestation of a lot of Sakura's feathers, it appears that all the feathers have been recovered. However, Mokona points out that there are still many feathers out there. While many anime-only fans were left desiring more from the finale, others have been completely satisfied with this ending, appreciating the open-ended journey ahead. As mentioned earlier, the character development suffered in the anime all around. In addition to that, one of the best relationships suffered as well: Fai and Kurogane. While the pair was never officially made a canon couple in the series, it was clear that they had a special relationship. The relationship started off with Fai being the funny annoying one and Kurgone being the serious fighter one. As the story progresses and becomes darker, Fai and Kurogane's relationship grows deeper. When Fai is turned into a vampire, Kurogane becomes his sole food source. Fai gives up his magic for Kurogane while Kurogane cuts his own arm off in order to save Fai. Whatever their bond is, it was deeper in the manga.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
He has also been shown to date with normal female cat.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
Future father of Nobisuke (his son).
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
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The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.
She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).