Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Vol. 18

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 18Summary: In the world of Infinity, Princess Sakura has become a Chess Master and the other travelers are her pieces. But the Mafia is running the game, and they don’t care if Sakura’s opponents break the rules or murder Sakura’s companions! Why is Sakura so determined to risk everything?

Review: Before I start my review, I’ll let you guys know that when I say C-Syaoran, I mean Clone Syaoran, and R-Syaoran means Real Syaoran.

This is personally one of my favourite manga. This volume was filled with angst. The last few volumes turned this series suddenly into a drama-packed story. C-Syaoran becomes haywire searching for sakura’s feathers. While Sakura, on the other hand, is fighting an inner battle to find the difference between the two Syaorans. 

C-Syaoran leaves a country in turmoil, after destroying it in order to obtain a feather. Soon after, Sakura and her companions, land in the country which C-Syaoran just destroyed. Mistaken for his other self, R-Syaoran ends up getting beat up by the citizens of that country.  Sakura blocks off the attacks, and begs Mokona to transport them to a new country. Sakura and gang lands in the world of Infinity, which is ran by a mafia. She then becomes a Chess Master, and her companions, chess pieces. Stricken with guilt over the other worlds’ demised, Sakura ask Yuko for help. If she wins the prize money that is offer for this game, Yuko must send the money to the destroyed country in order to compensate for the damage done. Sakura’s will allows the team to win every match. The Mafia leader, sense that Sakura is a strong person, so he wished to test her strength. The next battle involved the other opponents cheating. R-Syaoran realizes that Sakura really wants to win, so he went against odds and ended up winning the match for the team. 

Back at their apartment, Fail receives a telepathic message from Chi, which states, “His Majesty is awake…”

Conclusion: To tell you the truth, I have sympathy for R-Syaoran. He has become a lost soul because Sakura refuses to see him as Syaoran. In the princess memories, all she sees is the Syaoran that traveled with her in search of her feathers. The Syaoran of her past, she does not remember because with the ability to travel through the worlds, Sakura lost the ability to remember the person that she loves the most. To the Syaoran that she is with now seems, like a whole different person, regardless of the fact that they both share the same features, voice, and personality. Because of that, She is very cold towards R-Syaoran. I understand what Sakura is going through, but couldn’t she be a little more nice to R-Syaoran? I mean that guy is doing everything he could in order for Sakura to realize her dream. He protects, and loves her, just like the C-Syaoran. I know that Sakura doesn’t remember him, but why must she be so cold? 

On a side note, What is going to happen to Fai? The person that he was running away from, has finally awoken. I do not know why he was running away, but it seems like there’s something fishy behind it. 

Overall Grade: B+

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