Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Season 1 Episode 5

The Battle of the Mage

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Aired Saturday 6:30 PM May 07, 2005 on NHK Educational
9.4
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The Battle of the Mage
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Masayoshi and Mokona have been kidnapped by Primera as she leaves a challenge for Syaoran, Fai, and Kurogane. Though they run into some communication trouble since Mokona acts as a translator for them, they make it to Hanshin castle. Fai decides to fight in Syaoran's place as he reveals his Kudan which allows him to fight and a battle between Fai and Primera ensues.moreless

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  • Yay!! Fye steps up and shows his real strength!! And to top it all, he's constantly smiling while fighting ^.^

    9.9
    Masayoshi and Mokona gets kidnapped by Primera, Hanshin’s number one idol singer, who was actually trying to capture Syaoran. Fye steps up to the spotlight and uses his kudan (Windam from Magic Knights Rayearth, I believe) and his charm to defeat Primera’s incredibly bad CG musical note attacks and save Masayoshi and Mokona. Mokona detects one of Sakura’s feathers nearby and says it’s hidden within a kudan - Syaoran takes it to be in Shougo’s possession, and so challenges him to a duel! Although without slapping him with a glove or anything like that.



    Tsubasa is SO FRUSTRATING! It’s just SO close to being genuinely really quite good, but for some reason there’s always something that stops me from totally engaging with it. The maddening pacing is the main problem - they’ve drawn out volume 2 over four episodes, which is fine, but they draw out all the talking scenes and make the fighting last about ten seconds! Plus Primera’s voice was awful this episode, which didn’t help.



    That aside, while the pacing is terrible, the actual content isn’t so bad really - what humour we still get is actually pretty funny (hurray for Arashi!) and it’s all nicely done. The potential is there, but it’s just not quite clicking yet. Plus looking ahead, the next volume and a half of story in the manga left very little impression on me at all, so I hope things don’t suddenly slump…moreless
  • I really do love those flashbacks LOL

    10
    The episode starts out with a awesome flashback where Sakura is sick and Syaoran by her side. She asks really shyly if Syaoran will hold her hand so she'll get better soon. Syaoran smiles sweetly and holds her hand *really girly shriek* I love Syaoran!!!!! Okay sry about that, the flashback ends and shows the present were Syaoran is holding her hand. He's so great lol. Some stuff happens then near the end Fye and this one girl I forgot the name to totally have a moment. Fye is such a flirt but thats why we love him. The episode ends with a Syaoran about to fight this guy. LOL. I can only remember the main characters names so sry about that. :)moreless
Jerry Jewell

Jerry Jewell

Sorata Arisugawa

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Akio Suyama

Akio Suyama

Sorata Arisugawa

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Jamie Marchi

Jamie Marchi

Arashi Arisugawa

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