Since I’ve read at least one volume of several of the manga series represented in the crossovers, I had a hard time reconciling the fact that they were all appearing in this manga at first; the easiest to accept were Yuko and Watanuki, since part of this volume also appears in the first volume of xxxHoLic.
Until I became more familiar with this story, I had a hard time accepting that the characters from Cardcaptor Sakura were not the characters that I was already familiar with from the story. Thankfully, the story in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is so compelling that I was able to get past the issue I was having with the Cardcaptor Sakura characters.
The art style in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is similar to the art style in xxxHoLic; from what I’ve read, this was very intentional, since the two series were intended to be intertwined. This was definitely a good artistic decision on CLAMP’s part, because the characters from xxxHoLic don’t look out of place when they interact from the characters from Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
By the time I finished this volume, I was interested enough in the story that I want to read future volumes to see where the story will go to next. This story definitely shows a lot of potential, and I hope that it will live up to that potential.
If you’re a fan of CLAMP’s work and haven’t given Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle a try, I would recommend checking it out for yourself.