The Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle manga series and the Tsubasa Chronicle anime series features a large cast of characters designed by Clamp. The series takes place in a fictional multiverse with nonparallel timelines where several characters—taken from many of Clamp's past works as well as other artists' work—can appear in several of the universes as having the same character names and designs but differing histories and settings. The series' storyline follows a group of five adventures as they travel through the different dimensions.

The story begins in the desert country of Clow where the one of the protagonists Syaoran, a devoted and kind archeologist who is unaware of his past, is continuing work of his late father of excavating the nearby ruins. His childhood friend Sakura, the kind and well-loved princess of the kingdom where Syaoran lives who holds an undeveloped magic, however is 'called' into the ruins and mysteriously has her memories scattered across the dimensions in the form of feathers and will die if they are not returned to her. To save her, Syaoran takes her to the Dimensional Witch where he meets two more of the series' protagonists who have arrived with similar wishes: Kurogane, a rough-mannered ninja, and Fay D. Flourite, a laid-back magician with a dark past. In order to journey across the dimensions, they receive a cheerful white creature named Mokona, the fifth of the group, from the Dimensional Witch Yūko Ichihara. On their journey across the dimensions to retrieve Sakura's feathers, they encounter several other characters as well as many characters that they have already encountered before in other dimensions. The series' antagonists who are directed Fei Wang Reed are deeply involved with all of the protagonists' pasts as well as the their current journey.

Protagonists

Syaoran

Syaoran (小狼 Shaoran?) is a resident of the Kingdom of Clow, who meets and falls in love with Sakura. He is the adopted son of Fujitaka, who found him in the street. He often accompanies his father on expeditions, and while in the Clow Kingdom, he spends most of his time with Sakura. After Sakura's memories are scattered, he makes it his goal to find them, even at the cost of their relationship. He eventually starts to lose control of his body at certain points, and his personality completely changes. It is eventually revealed that he is a clone of the original Syaoran(Tsubasa), meant to be a mindless doll controlled by Fei Wang. Syaoran manages to place some of his "heart" within the clone's right eye, which allows him to become his own person. After the seal breaks, he is used by Fei Wang to collect feathers, but he comes to his senses after killing Sakura. He is killed after he betrays Fei Wang, but he is reincarnated into Syaoran, living in another dimension.

Syaoran often feels he is a burden to others, and he is constantly concerned about worrying others. He is shy and innocent, but he is willing to risk his life for those close to himself. He is an aspiring archaeologist, he can read a number of languages, and he takes an overly animate interest in history and books. After the seal on his right eye breaks, he becomes cold and indifferent. He only cares about collecting feathers and will do whatever it takes to get them, including injuring those who care for him. He ignores any type of pain, which makes him strong and ruthless.

Syaoran is blind within his right eye, which is instead used by the original to see, so he has depth perception problems. Seishirō teaches him a style of fighting based around kicking to make up for it, and he later trains with Kurogane to remove the weakness by training while blindfolded. He is also taught swordsmanship by Kurogane, and he later gains Hien, a sword with magical properties that allow it to create fire. After the seal is broken, he consumes one of Fay's eyes, which are the source of his magic. He uses it to its full destructive potential, and it becomes stronger every time he uses it.

Syaoran eventually turns against his creator and aids his original in trying to save Sakura; however, Fei Wong kills Syaoran. Syaoran is reborn as Syaoran Li, along with Sakura, in an alternate world, and he becomes his original's father. He and Sakura raise the original Syaoran until they send him to Clow Country to meet with his destined person, afterwards sealing themselves inside the glass tube. Sakura and Syaoran, after breaking free from the tube, cleanse the feathers, but both ultimately disappear after Kurogane kills Fei Wong, leaving behind only a feather which Syaoran's original absorbs.

He is voiced by Miyu Irino in Japanese, and by Jason Liebrecht in English.

Tsubasa (Syaoran)

Tsubasa (ツバサ?), usually called Syaoran (小狼 Shaoran?), who also calls himself Syaoran Li after his father, is the original, who is initially seen trapped by Fei Wang Reed for the first part of the series, and he sometimes connects with the clone. He is sent to Yuko as a young child by his parents, and he is sent to Clow Country, where he meets Tsubasa, who introduces herself as Sakura. He is told that he will have to make a choice, which ends up being to return to Clow in order to save her life while being unable to return home. Because of a slight hesitation, he failed to grab her hand before Fei Wang Reed placed the black seal of death on her, and then tries to cure her for seven years. Her mother stops time right before her death, and he is granted a wish to turn back time by Yuko, but at the price of losing his freedom to Fei Wang. Watanuki Kimihiro is created to replace Syaoran within his original world,[1] and Fei Wang creates the clone of Tsubasa to use as a pawn, but he manages to place some of his "heart" within one of the clone's eyes, so that Fei Wang cannot control it.

Tsubasa stays trapped by Fei Wang for many years, and he watches the events of the series through the Clone's eye. The seal eventually weakens on the clone, and he manages to awaken in order to attempt to stop it. He fails, and the clone escapes, while Tsubasa continues on with the group. He eventually reveals his past, and the fact that he may have been the one to ruin Kurogane and Fay's lives with his wish, but they tell him not to worry about it. He is skilled in swordmanship, having trained with his father and experienced Kurogane training the clone. He also has the abilities taught to the clone by Seishirō, and he is skilled in magic, knowing elemental magic and being able to summon a sword.

After Fei Wang is defeated, Tsubasa, Syaoran and Watanuki are subjected to his final curse, and all pulled into a void between time and space, and told they must pay the price to leave. He decides the price he would pay is for his journey to continue. Thus, he can never again stay in one place for too long. However, using the power of the memories of his father, his journey will always lead him back to Sakura's side, even if he must leave it again. He is voiced by Miyu Irino.

In a special chapter of xxxHolic, Tsubasa and co. reach the shop for the second time after the events of the series. More than one year had passed and the group had traveled through many worlds, but did not return to Clow Country yet. Thanks to Watanuki who succeeded Yuko as the shop's owner, the group left the shop to finally reach Clow Country once more.

In another of Clamp's works, Kobato,Tsubasa made a bit of a guest appearance in the anime adaptation. His appearance takes place after the ending of the manga. He helps Kobato make money for Valentine's Day chocolates by helping her work in a bakery.

Sakura

Sakura (サクラ?) is the princess of the Kingdom of Clow, who befriends and falls in love with Syaoran during her childhood. A powerful force strips her of her memories and magical abilities, which take the form of feathers. All the feathers are spread throughout different 'dimensions' (parallel worlds). To retrieve the feathers and thereby save her life, she and Syaoran are sent to Yūko, who gives them the use of Mokona in exchange for Sakura's memory of Syaoran, which causes him to be absent from any memories restored to her. She is initially weak, confused, and constantly tired, but she grows stronger as she regains her feathers. She is very friendly with Fay and Mokona, she grows close to Syaoran again, and she notices that she is missing something from her memories. Sakura possesses unnaturally good luck; Yūko calls her "God's favorite daughter." Sakura also has the ability to "hear" the voices of those who cannot be heard, such as spirits of nature, and to see ghosts.

After Syaoran is revealed to be a clone, she becomes very distant from the group, especially the real Syaoran, and wishes for the clone to be restored to his former self. Her soul is eventually killed by the clone, but just before her death, she reveals that she is a clone of the real Tsubasa. Her purpose was to map out other dimensions for Fei Wang, who created her, by finding the feathers. She is reincarnated in the original Sakura's body in the past, with her memories intact by Yūko, along with the clone Syaoran, and the two eventually meet and give birth to a boy, who turns out to be Tsubasa. They raise him until it is time for him to begin the events of the series, and then they are sealed in a glass tube in order to await the time where Reed attempts to shatter reality. Sakura and Syaoran, after breaking free from the tube, cleanse the feathers, but both ultimately disappear after Kurogane kills Fei Wong, leaving behind only a feather which Sakura's original absorbs.

She is voiced by Yui Makino in the anime adaptation, and by Monica Rial in the English adaptation.

Tsubasa (Sakura)

Tsubasa (ツバサ?), usually called Sakura (サクラ?), is the princess of the Kingdom of Clow, who befriends and falls in love with Tsubasa during her childhood. They first met inside the ruins while she's under her cleansing ceremony, seven days before her birthday.

The night before her last ceremony, she brought Tsubasa on the top of the castle to show him the sky, and then Sakura had a sudden dream. She heard the sound of water coming from the ruins, and yelled for Tsubasa to not come closer for it was dangerous. Because of that, Tsubasa decided to come with Sakura to the ruins for her last ceremony and before saying goodbye. To Tsubasa's surprise, there's a sudden earth quake, and a dimension-port appeared. Fei Wong appeared and put a "Black Seal" on Sakura. By the time the wings grow it will devour the princess and she will die. Tsubasa regretfully makes a wish, 'to turn back time so he has the chance to save her'.

Her soul was frozen in time just before death due to a wish made by Tsubasa, though her body disappeared after being cloned by Fei Wang Reed. Her soul merges with her clone's body afterward. At the end of the series she finally confesses her love to Tsubasa, and remains in the Kingdom of Clow awaiting Tsubasa's return from his neverending journey. But before Tsubasa go on, they revealed their true names: "TSUBASA".

She is voiced by Yui Makino in the anime adaptation.

Fay D. Flourite

Fay D. Flourite (ファイ・D・フローライト Fay D. Furōraito?, also romanized as Fai D. Flowright) is a powerful magician from the country of Celes. He travels to Yūko on his own accord after sealing King Ashura of Celes and having his creation, Chī, act as a barrier to alert Fay if Ashura awakens. He wishes never to return to Celes and have the ability to run away through dimensions if Ashura does awaken, so he gives up a tattoo on his back in order to have use of Mokona. Fay is a very enigmatic person. He appears to be happy-go-lucky and good-natured, and acts very carefree. He often teases Kurogane, calling him ridiculous nicknames such as "Kuro-rin", "Kuro-tan" and, in the English version, "Kurgy". Kurogane questions this nature, sensing that it is just a false persona to hide that he is emotionally distant, and Fay usually gives very dark and enigmatic answers if asked about it. Fay doesn't bother to fight very hard for his life, and will only do so if someone he cares for is in danger, which Kurogane notes to be Syaoran and Sakura, as the group bonds. He is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa in the anime adaptation, and by Vic Mignogna in the English adaptation.

Fay's real name is "Yūi", and he is born with his identical twin brother, Fay, in Valeria Country[2] The birth of twins to the second prince of the country is a bad omen, which leads to the death of their father, the suicide of their mother, and many misfortunes upon the country. Fearing the combined magical power of the twins, the king imprisons them within a tower where sinners are kept, where magic is ineffective and time flows differently. Fay is imprisoned atop the tower, and Yūi is confined at the base of the tower. Bodies eventually begin to fill the base of the tower, and Yūi attempts to climb towards his brother. The King, insane, eventually jumps into the tower, revealing that he has killed everyone in the country, and then kills himself to remind them that they are the cause of everything.

Eventually, Fei Wang Reed appears from another world, and offers to free one of them. Fay chooses to save Yūi, resulting in Fay being thrown from the tower to his death, though Fei Wang tampers with Yūi's memory to make him think that he chose his own life over Fay. Promising to return Fay to life if Fay becomes his pawn, he bestows two curses upon Yūi, one of which is removed from his memory. The curses are to kill whoever is a stronger magician than him, and another curse will use his magic to collapse the world around them. He tells him about the journey he will have with Sakura. He is soon found by Ashura, who takes in Yūi, having adopted the name Fay. Ashura also bestows upon him the surname Fluorite, which is a precious stone found in Celes. Fay is given one of Sakura's feathers to preserve his dead brother's body. Ashura tutors him in magic and comforts him, and Fay discovers another two of Sakura's feathers; one he must give to Sakura when he first meets her, to prevent her death, and the other is used to create Chī, whose appearance he bases on his late mother. He eventually learns that Ashura's purpose is to have him kill anyone who threatens the country, which means to kill Ashura himself, as Ashura kills people in order to make his magic stronger. Instead of fulfilling that role, he seals Ashura with a sleep spell.

Fay has natural magic abilities that grow stronger every time he uses them, though he notes that they are only good for destruction. The source of Fay's magical powers is the blue color of his eyes, which also greatly increases his lifespan. His left eye increases his powers on usage while his right eye decreases his powers, as noted by Seishirō and Fūma in Nihon. Since his powers are directly connected to his eyeballs, a loss of vision leads directly to a loss of magic, and a total loss of magic would lead to his death. Ashura, wishing Fay to kill him, when he has become stronger than Fay, places a tattoo on Fay's back to keep him from growing stronger than himself. Once the tattoo is given to Yūko, he refuses to use his magic. His powers are effectively halved when Syaoran consumes his left eye, and they continue to diminish afterward. He is forced by Kurogane to become a vampire to save his life. He gains regeneration and no longer has to rely on his magic to survive, though he has to regularly drink Kurogane's blood. Kurogane sacrifices an arm to save Fay from his last curse. He later gives up the rest of his magic in order to pay a "price" for Yūko (to restore Kurogane's lost arm with a mechanical one), which leaves him with a permanently gold vampiric eye. Later he recovers his lost left eye, which Syaoran had been using. The magic, which had been increasing every time the clone used it, is strong enough to restore Fay's lost eye. His magic is returned to him and he is able to use it to its full potential.

In Clamp's Kobato story, Fay makes a guest appearance along with Syaoran, Kurogane, and Mokona. This may connect with the ending of the manga when they set out to travel and to find the Sakura and Syaoran clones. All three of them then help Kobato make money for Valentine's Day chocolates during their short stay.

Kurogane

Kurogane (黒鋼?, lit. "Black Steel") is a rough-mannered ninja from the world of Nihon (ニホン?, lit. Japan), who is sent away from his world by Princess Tomoyo in order to have him discover true strength. He is the most powerful warrior in his world, but he shows no mercy to anyone, even at Tomoyo's request, so she places a "curse" on him that will decrease his strength if he kills anyone. He gives up his sword,"Ginryū" (銀竜; Japanese for Silver Dragon?), as the price to use Mokona to cross dimensions and return to his home world. He quickly bonds with Syaoran, who he trains in swordsmanship and helps overcome his blind right eye. He is constantly teased by Fay, who calls him a variety of nicknames, though he also is able to tell Fay's true nature, and Mokona, whose cute nature Kurogane cannot stand, preferring to refer to Mokona as a "white pork bun." or "white manju bun." However blunt and crude Kurogane may come off as, he is actually quite observant and perceptive, being always acutely aware of his surroundings. Though he initially has no interest in helping restore Sakura's memory, he eventually finds himself risking his life for the group. He is voiced by Tetsu Inada in Japanese, and by Christopher Sabat in English.

Kurogane is the son of the lord of the Suwa Province and the miko who protects the area with a magical barrier. He trains under his father in swordsmanship, wishes to become stronger so he can protect those he loves, and he cares for his mother, who has tuberculosis. Eventually, Fei Wong Reed floods the area with demons, which leads to the death of his father, and Reed personally kills Kurogane's mother through a dimensional portal. Kurogane goes into a rage, killing all of the demons while grasping his mother's body, and he is only calmed by Tomoyo. He eventually becomes a personal retainer for Tomoyo, but his ideals change from protecting those he loves to just gaining strength and finding his mother's killer. He eventually learns that the whole attack is part of Reed's plan to make him a pawn, but interference from Yuko causes Tomoyo to reach him first. Before leaving Nihon, he asks that Tomoyo blesses him with his real name, You-oh. The anime presents Kurogane with another name used only in his childhood, Haganemaru.

Kurogane is an expert swordsman, who originally used a replica of his father's sword, Ginryū, opting to have the original buried with his mother in place of his father's remains. After giving the sword to Yuko, he obtains Sōhi (蒼氷; Japanese for Blue Ice?), which he initially stores with Mokona, though Fay eventually gives him the ability to summon it from his left hand. After he cuts off his left arm to save Fay, he is granted an artificial arm through Fuuma, from Piffle World, though it feels odd to him—and later a better version when the group returns to Piffle a second time. In Nihon, Tomoyo gives him the real Ginryū, admitting that she never buried it. He learns that the curse is actually a protective charm, and his only loss of strength was the loss of his arm, which helps him realize that "true strength" is protecting those close to him. He most often uses the technique, Hama Ryū-ō Jin, which is his father's trademark. In the final confrontation with Fei Wang Reed, Kurogane finally gains his revenge by delivering the fatal blow to Fei Wong Reed in chapter 230. Kurogane continues to travel with Fay and Syaoran after the series ends.

In the anime adaption of Clamp's Kobato work, Kurogane makes a guest appearance with Fay, Syaoran, and Mokona in tow. This could connect to the ending of the manga when they set out to find the Sakura and Syaoran clones. All three help Kobato make some money for Valentine's Day chocolate in return for letting them rest at her place. However, Syaoran goes to a bakery where Kobato works to help, while Fay drags a grudging Kurogane off to other unknown sources of work that got them mistaken for cosplayers, due to their foreign looking clothes. Fay and the others also remark that Kurogane and Ioryogi (a short tempered plush dog that watches over Kobato) sound alike, much to the group's amusement and Kurogane's angry outbursts.

Mokona Modoki

Mokona Modoki (モコナ=モドキ?) refers to two rabbit-like creatures created by Yūko Ichihara and Clow Reed in preparation for the events in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic, as well as to stop Fei Wong Reed's plans and save the "two futures". The white Mokona travels with Syaoran's group, while the black Mokona stays in Yūko's shop. Both are based upon the original Mokona, who Yūko and Clow encountered while Mokona was traveling through different worlds. Mokona provided Yūko and Clow with the knowledge of alternate dimensions.

The white Mokona, whose real name is Soel, is given to Syaoran's group by Yuko in exchange for their most-valued possessions. Although they appear genderless, it is suggested in the drama CDs that Soel is female, and the black Mokona, Larg, is male. Mokona has many abilities, including traveling to different worlds, teleporting objects from one world to another, sensing strong auras, and allowing people from other worlds to communicate. She also prides herself on her "108 Secret Skills" that include things like voice imitation. With the help of the black Mokona, the white Mokona is able to stay in contact with Yūko, though she also speaks to the black Mokona during their dreams. The Mokonas are voiced by Mika Kikuchi in the Japanese and Carrie Savage in the English version.

Mokona is responsible for locating Sakura's feathers, and whenever one is around, it goes "mekkyo" for an instant, which alerts the others. Mokona is a very cheerful, optimistic and energetic being, and loves to tease Kurogane, who occasionally uses violence to get back at her. She has a red earring, which is used to enhance magical power. It is used to help Kurogane and Fay escape the closing Celes Country.

Antagonists

Fei Wang Reed

Fei Wang Reed, also Romanized as Fei Wong Reed,[3] is a mysterious and powerful villain who is after Sakura's feathers. He is later revealed to be a direct descendant of Clow Reed and well aware of the powers of the Witch of Dimensions. He was the one who imprisoned the Tsubasas and created the Syaoran who is the protagonist of Tsubasa for the first half of the story. Though he already possesses the power to cross dimensions like the High Priest of Clow and Princess Tomoyo, he seeks the power of Sakura's wings to "bring back a dream that has already ended" which is foreshadowed in Tsubasa and ×××HOLiC to involve reviving someone who was kept on the brink of death. He is ruthless in pursuing this dream and does not care how much blood has to be shed to get that power; those he has killed (or arranged to have killed) include Kurogane's mother, Xing Huo and the real Fay. His true objective is not to obtain Sakura's feathers; rather, the scattering of Sakura's memories was to force her to travel between dimensions so her physical memories would contain a map of the dimensions. This is necessary, in combination with the soul of the Tsubasa beneath the ruins in the Kingdom of Clow, to grant Fei Wang's wish. In Chapter 122 of xxxHOLiC, Yūko reveals in a monologue that he is responsible for the soul stealing entities featured in Volume 5. Also, in Chapter 181 of Tsubasa, Yūko also reveals that this was when she discovered his whereabouts and learned that he needs the souls for the sake of his dream. Following the souls leads to his location. In the original Japanese adaptations, Fei Wang Reed is voiced by Kazuhiro Nakata. For the English dub of the anime adaptation, Fei Wang Reed is voiced by Randy Tallman in first season and by R. Bruce Elliott in the second season.

It has also been revealed in chapter 178 of Tsubasa that the Sakura traveling with the Tsubasa group is, in fact, a clone. He has kept Tsubasa's soul alive for the sake of his dream, but her body "disappeared". Sakura's soul was killed, though he still needed her body which was taken by his assistant Kyle Rondart.

In chapter 181 Yūko reveals Fei Wang is located in a "cut-off" time of Clow Country and that it was he who placed the seal of death upon the original Sakura in order to aid the granting of his wish. Fei Wang revealed in subsequent chapters that Clow Country was the future of Tokyo, and that the person he was attempting to bring back has suffered the same fate as Sakura. This person is, in fact, the dimension witch Yūko. He wants to resurrect her because he sees the act as his only chance of proving he is superior than his ancestor, Clow Reed. But when Syaoran breaks the cycle, Fei Wang uses Sakura's powers to destroy much of the world's logic until Clone Sakura and Clone Syaoran intervened and Fei Wang's plan is defeated with most of the damage he caused undone.

In chapter 230, through an epic battle between the two Tsubasas, Syaoran, Sakura, Fay and Kurogane, Fei Wang was successufully defeated by a final slash from Kurogane. However, before he disintegrated, he revealed to Syaoran that they were the same—that is, they were both created beings. The reason of Fei Wang's existence was to resurrect Yūko and tell her something that has not yet been revealed.

Xing Huo

Fei Wang's assistant. Not much about her is known besides the fact she is Fei Wang's assistant and was somewhat also a "failed creation". However, as the story progresses her character has more depth. In Volume 15 of the manga, she helps the real Syaoran go to Yūko after he awakened (Volume 09 of ×××HOLiC), but stated she can only do it once. Her reason to him was, "The dream has to end." She is killed by Fei Wang shortly afterward, using the same blade used to kill Kurogane's mother. Her helping Syaoran was inevitable, as Fei Wang Reed states, "Considering your origins, I suppose it couldn't have been helped." In Chapter 178 she made an appearance in a flashback of her and Fei Wang while he was explaining the clone soul of Sakura, along with other girls who are also crossover characters from other Clamp works. Xing Huo is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi in Japanese and Laura Bailey in English.

Kyle Rondart

An agent of Fei Wang Reed, first introduced in Jade Country as the good doctor who was helping the village with their problems around the time the children started vanishing. He seems kind and sincere at first, but we later find out that through hypnotism he was the one that sends the children (most of them his patients) to the old castle to dig out Sakura's feather. He re-appears in Piffle World as the very same person, knowing that Syaoran and his friends will likely assume he is just another incarnation of himself. In Piffle World he tries to sabotage the race to get Sakura's feather, but later escapes without it. Kyle returned in Nihon, kidnapping the Clone Sakura's body and taking the feather after her soul was destroyed. Upon his leaving, Syaoran desperately calls out for him to wait, but it is too late. In chapter 211 he is seen along with Fei Wang and Clone Sakura's body. When the Tsubasa group finally reach Fei Wang's hiding place, Kyle is sacrificed to protect his master. Kyle Rondart is voiced by Mitsuru Miyamoto in Japanese and Troy Baker in English.

Recurring characters

Yūko Ichihara

Also known as the Dimensional Witch or the SpaceTime Witch; she resides in modern day Japan, but her shop is technically connected to all dimensions, including into dreams. She owns a shop in ×××HOLiC, which can grant people their wishes if they can pay the equivalent price. Although Yūko is extremely powerful, to the point of being able to create gods, she cannot act without the request of another beforehand, regardless of whether the events she wishes to pass are selfless or not. She works against Fei Wang Reed. Yūko is revealed to have suffered a fate exactly the same as the original Sakura in that her own time had been stopped to prevent her death. She breaks Sakura and Syaoran (The male Tsubasa's parents) from the 'world' they were in (the tube in her shop), saying that she will pass on their power. After playing her part to help the Tsubasa crew against Fei Wang Reed, her time begins to move again, bringing an end to her life. Yūko Ichihara is voiced by Sayaka Ohara in Japanese and Colleen Clinkenbeard in English.

Kimihiro Watanuki

Main article: Kimihiro Watanuki

Yūko's employee whose story is told in ×××HOLiC is deeply connected with the events in Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE. He was present when the clone Syaoran and his party first arrived at Yūko's shop and had conversations with the clone Sakura during his dreams. After escaping his confinement, the male Tsubasa was one of the three people who paid a price to save his life after he suffered a serious accident. Watanuki and Tsubasa were originally the same being, Watanuki being created when Tsubasa paid the price for turning back time, a dimensional rift being created because of this, Watanuki was then born to Tsubasa's parents instead of him, while he was taken hostage by Fei Wang, until his payment for the wish was fulfilled. Watanuki has paid all of his memories from before meeting Yūko as a price to locate both Sakura and the female Tsubasa. In the end, Watanuki paid a price: to never be able to leave the shop to break the curse that Fei Wang created. Watanuki is voiced by Jun Fukuyama.

Seishirō

Main article: Seishirō Sakurazuka

A mysterious traveler from Syaoran's past who also gained the power to travel between worlds from Yūko. He is currently searching for the vampire twins and, like his younger brother, he is a treasure hunter, not a vampire hunter like originally believed. His abilities include summoning Oni to fight for him. He is able to perform these abilities with the help one of Sakura's feathers, which Syaoran failed to retrieve in their encounter in Ōto country. An experienced fighter, Seishirō was also the one to teach Syaoran his kicking techniques, and apparently can kick just as well.

He first appears in Chapter 41, and later during the Nihon Country arc, discovering that Fay had vampire blood. Initially he thought Fay and his friends knew the location of Subaru, but found they didn't. With this revelation, he intended to leave Nihon, but was challenged by Tsubasa for the feather. Seishirō remarks how Tsubasa is like his father, Syaoran, implying that he knew Tsubasa was the son of his own clone. After Syaoran unleashed his ultimate spell (all four of his elemental spells combined) on Seishirō, he reclaimed the feather and was sent into dreams alone to rescue Sakura's soul. With this, he reveals to Fūma and the others that he was planning on giving the feather to him anyway and starts revealing a kinder, nonviolent side of himself to Fay and Kurogane. He then starts a conversation with them about how dangerously powerful Syaoran is becoming; but not before he tells them that Tsubasa is becoming more powerful as well. Seishirō is a crossover character from Tokyo Babylon and X. Seishirō is voiced by Hiroki Touchi in Japanese and J. Michael Tatum in English.

Fūma

Seishirō's younger brother, who is also a treasure hunter and apparent leader of the people of Tokyo Tower. He arrived in Tokyo four years earlier along with a feather of Sakura's. Little is known about him currently, but he does appear to have an interest in Kamui and he seems to be friends with Yūko, for whom he retrieves items for whenever he traverses to different dimensions. Fūma later appeared in Nihon Country to give Kurogane a robotic arm. He then stayed to witness the battle between his brother and Tsubasa. Afterward, he teased his brother about his strange actions. Fūma is a cross-over of character from X. In X, he and Seishirō are not blood related. The relationship between Fūma and Kamui is roughly the same in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle as they share in X. Fūma is voiced by Yūji Kishi.

Princess Tomoyo

The princess of a feudal country called Nihon who sends the ninja Kurogane on the quest that causes him to join the dimension travelers. Tomoyo is the Tsukuyomi, a powerful miko sorceress responsible for maintaining the wards of Nihon that protect the country from demons. She is also a dreamseer with the ability to see into other people's, to enter another's dreams, can send trans-dimensional messages through dreams and is able to see the future in her dreams. However, she gave up her dreamseer power to Yūko as the price for bringing Kurogane, Fay, Tsubasa and Mokona to Nihon. Another incarnation of her appears in Piffle World, where she retains much of her nature from Tomoyo Daidōji in Cardcaptor Sakura. A crossover character from Cardcaptor Sakura. Tomoyo is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in Japanese and Amber Cotton in English.

King Ashura

The King of Celes raised Fay after rescuing him from the tower in Valeria. Fay then later places Ashura in an enchanted sleep, as seen at the beginning of Tsubasa, and transforms Chī to serve as Ashura's guard. Ashura is the reason why Fay seeks to travel to multiple dimensions and avoids returning to Celes. Fay, at one point, says that Ashura 'took him out' of someplace, later revealed to be the place Fay (then Yūi) and his twin were imprisoned in their native country. King Ashura finally wakes up from his sleep in chapter 140. It is then revealed that Ashura regularly went on killing sprees among his subjects, and he intended to invoke Fay's curse (which is to kill anyone stronger than himself) to kill him. He placed a tattoo on Fay which would prevent the growth of his powers, while his own grew with every murder, and he would one day be stronger than Fay. He is later killed by a combined effort from Syaoran, Fay, and Kurogane.

King Ashura is a crossover character from RG Veda and should not be mistaken for another crossover character from RG Veda, Ashura-ō of Shura Country, who is this Ashura's son in RG Veda. (Ashura-ō means King Ashura and is a title also used as a name in RG Veda, which both of these characters bear, though there the son is usually referred to as "Ashura".)

Clow Reed

The sorcerer who is tied to the storyline, but does not appear directly as he is already deceased before the story begins. Clow Reed was the creator of the Clow Cards and the original Sealing Wand (as seen in Cardcaptor Sakura' volume 1) and the co−creator of the two Mokona-Modoki. A crossover character from Cardcaptor Sakura. He and Yūko appear to have had a strained but close relationship. It is later revealed in chapter 220 of the manga that Clow indirectly wished for Yūko to be saved for she was dying. Due to his immense magical power that wish was granted even though he did not wish it to be. This sets a chain of events that causes the Kingdom of Clow's Fujitaka and Nadeshiko's fate to change, the former becoming the clone Syaoran's adoptive father and the latter dying. Clow Reed himself becomes the clone Sakura's father to guide her. Because of his indirect wish, Fei Wong Reed was apparently created to complete the wish.

Other characters

Clow Country

Tōya

The older brother of Princess Sakura and the young king of the Kingdom of Clow. He is a capable and responsible monarch who, like his counterpart in Cardcaptor Sakura, is rather protective of his younger sister and dislikes Syaoran mostly because Tōya is aware that Sakura and Syaoran are fated to be together. Another version of Tōya appears as a waiter at a restaurant in the Hanshin Republic, the first world that Syaoran and his friends arrive at after their journey begins. Tōya is voiced by Shinichiro Miki in Japanese and Eric Vale in English.

Yukito

The kind and respectful High Priest of Clow Country and a close friend of Tōya, much like in Cardcaptor Sakura. After Sakura, he has considerable magical powers, including the ability to see into the future, thus the reason why he was chosen to become the country's high priest. He is one of the few people who know Yūko Ichihara as the Witch of Dimensions and is responsible for sending Syaoran and Sakura to her in hopes of recovering Sakura's scattered memories. Along with Tōya, another version of Yukito appears as a waiter at a restaurant in the Hanshin Republic. Yukito is voiced by Kōki Miyata in Japanese and Robert McCollum in English.

Koryo Country

Chu'nyan

A fiery young girl who dares to oppose the corrupt Ryanban, a government official, and his son. Chun'nyan's mother was a powerful sorceress, but was unfortunately defeated by the Kiishim, a sorceress under the control of the Ryanban. Though determined to free her village from the Ryanban, Chu'nyan must accept relying on the strength of Syaoran and his friends to defeat her enemies, though Chu'nyan finds a way to help them deliver the final blow. Chu'nyan is a titular character from CLAMP's interpretation of The Legend of Chun Hyang. Chu'nyan is voiced by Shizuka Itō in Japanese and Luci Christian in English.

Kiishim

A powerful and dangerous sorceress from another world, she is unwillingly forced to serve the Ryanban, whom she despises, because of a gemstone placed on her head. Because of her magical powers, the Ryanban's castle is nearly impenetrable and the Kiishim has already killed the most powerful sorceress in the area, Chun Hyang's mother. After she is freed from the Ryanban's control by Kurogane, she quickly turns against her former master and his son. Before leaving for her own world, she expresses to Chun Hyang the respect she felt for Chun Hyang's mother and encourages her to be strong. The Kiishim is based on Debonair, a sorceress who appears only in the anime adaption of Magic Knight Rayearth. Kiishim is voiced by Masako Katsuki in Japanese and Luci Christian in English.

Shara/Shura Country

Ashura-ō

The patron god of the performers of the Yuuka District, led by a strong-willed young woman named Suzuran. However, Ashura-ō's statue supposedly brings calamity to the Shara Country, much to Suzuran's grief. When Syaoran and Sakura are suddenly transported to the past, they learn that Ashura-ō was the leader of a clan in opposition to the clan of Yasha-ō, whom Ashura-ō cared a great deal for. Like several other characters, Ashura-ō is able to contact Yūko Ichihara in order to fulfill a wish. Because of Syaoran's actions in the past, the circumstances that divided Ashura-ō and Yasha-ō in the present are resolved and create a different Shara upon their return to the present. Ashura-ō is based on the genderless protagonist of RG Veda. Ashura-ō is voiced by Takako Honda in Japanese and Tiffany Grant in English.

Yasha-ō

The patron god of the shrine in the Shara Country, protected by an even-mannered priest named Sōseki. Inexplicably, the statue of Yasha-ō cries tears of blood each time a disaster in Shara occurs and the phenomenon is blamed on the Ashura-ō statue in the Yuuka District. In the past, Yasha-ō had been killed by Ashura-ō, but Ashura-ō in his grief had wished for Yasha-ō to continue existing, forcing an unfortunate war between their clans to continue. When Ashura-ō's true wish is finally granted, Syaoran and his friends' actions change the past and result in the two statues of Ashura-ō and Yasha-ō to remain together, bringing the performers of the Yuuka District and men at the shrine to live together peacefully under the patronage of both gods. Yasha-ō appears as a main character in RG Veda, where he also shared a close relationship with Ashura-ō. Yasha-ō is voiced by Yasunori Masutani in Japanese and Robert McCollum in English.

Tokyo

Subaru

Main article: Subaru Sumeragi

One of the vampire twins that Seishirō is hunting, he seems to be the only one whom Seishirō is interested in. Upon arriving in the world of Tokyo, Subaru fell asleep and does not awaken until Syaoran and his friends arrive. He is the protagonist of the manga Tokyo Babylon and also plays an important role in X where he is one of the Seven Seals. Subaru is voiced by Hiro Shimono.

Kamui

The other of the vampire twins whom Seishirō is hunting. His true identity is revealed when he attacks Syaoran's clone in an attempt to use his blood to awaken Subaru. Kamui is originally the protagonist in the manga X. He and Subaru gained the power to traverse dimensions together from Yūko.

It should be noted that while Subaru really had a twin in the original Tokyo Babylon and X stories, it was not Kamui; in fact Subaru and Kamui were not even of the same age. Instead, Subaru had a twin sister named Hokuto, who, even though she was a major character in Tokyo Babylon and also appeared In X, has yet to make an appearance in Tsubasa. Kamui is voiced by Mamoru Miyano.

Anime only

Chaos

Chaos (Pronounced Ka-os), a king from a Chinese-like kingdom. He is described as a King who has powerful magic, who brought peace to his land. When the group arrives, he introduces himself as an old friend of Sakura. He gives Sakura a handful of her feathers, which turnout to be fake, full of fake memories about their relationship in the past. The purpose for giving her fake memories was to separate her from the others, especially Syaoran, and take their places in her heart. When his fake feathers are found out, he challenges Syaoran to a battle. During the battle, he questions Syaoran on why he is willing to search for Sakura's feathers and to stay by her side. Syaoran is silent until Chaos reveals that he 'truly' loves the princess. Towards the end of the battle, he becomes a large, beautiful bird. He is defeated, and Sakura realizes that he is actually herself, a sphere of many of her feathers. Chaos is voiced by Kenshō Ono in Japanese and Josh Grelle in English.

Crossover characters

Using the ideas of Osamu Tezuka and his Star System, the series contains various crossover characters from many of Clamp's series, including most notably Cardcaptor Sakura, RG Veda, X/1999 and ×××HOLiC from which the main characters are derived.[4] Wish and Shirahime-shō are the only Clamp titles to not have a crossover with either ×××HOLiC or Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. Miyuki of Miyuki-chan in Wonderland appears in almost all the major worlds the group visits usually with a piece of toast in her mouth or another bread product. As Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle takes place in a fictional multiverse, almost all the characters seen are not the same as the characters from their original works, although they do have the same personality and relationships with other characters. However one of the universes (out of the many that the protagonists visit) takes place in the same fictional universe as ×××Holic, Magic Knight Rayearth and Cardcaptor Sakura; thus the Yūko, Watanuki, Maru, and Moro are in fact the same characters as their counterparts. Sakura Kinomoto appears briefly in a flashback during chapter 217, wherein she gives her staff to the male Tsubasa's mother, thereby debunking the popular theory that his parents were the Cardcaptor Sakura versions of the characters.

References

  1. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Chapter 201
  2. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle manga chapter 155.
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  4. Fujie, Kazuhisa; LABAAMEN (2008). Tsubasa Chronicle Factbook: Mystery, Magic & Mischief. DH Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-932897-26-5.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

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