The anime adaptation for Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~ was announced for April 9, 2005, simply called Tsubasa Chronicle. The adaptation was in charge of Bee-Train studio (Noir (2001), .hack//Sign (2002), Madlax (2004), Tsubasa Chronicle (2005-06), .hack//Roots ,El Cazador de la Bruja, etc) and whose staff includes many important members from .hack, including Yuki Kajiura as the score composer.
The anime was planned to be 3 seasons, 26 episodes each, which would be transmitted in Japan each 6 months (season - 6 months break- next season) and thus it would end by 2007. Nevertheless, the TV network NHK decided to end the series in chapter 52, leaving an open ending (they decided to break away from the mature tone of the manga, because it was "a second part of CCS for them"), completing only 2 of the originally planned 3 seasons.
NHK had a license for Tsubasa~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~ up until Rekord Country (Volume 15), and the relations between CLAMP and the company were getting worse (CLAMP was upset with the anime, NHK even rejected CLAMP's storyboard for the Second season opening for the "IT'S" which was included in the CARACTere GuiDE #2), thus the third season was never animated. This is why, there isn't and there will never be a third season for the anime.
Animax, an anime TV Network dubbed both seasons and began broadcasting the series under the title "Chronicle of the Wings" on April 6, 2006 across its English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia as well as its Chinese-language networks in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The TV Network Funimation Entertainment licensed both season under the title Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle for English-language release in North America with 12 DVDs.
The anime follows the manga storyline with filling episodes, specially the Second season, which was also censured a lot because of the NHK- who wants to sell another CCS. There are 3 drama CDs, called "Oukyuu no Matinee" divided in three chapters.
As an extra to close the anime, on December 20, 2006 the last disc of Tsubasa Chronicle was released: Tsubasa Chronicle Best Vocal Collection", a recopilation of some OPs/EDs, insert songs and vocal songs, and a new song by Yui Makino.
The next arc after Rekord is Tokyo. As a continuation of the original storyline, there was an OVA released, which is Tsubasa TOKYO REVELATIONS, produced by Production I.G. See also OVAS
Animation Studio: Bee-Train
Directors: Koichi Mashimo (1st season), Hiroshi Morioka (2nd season co-director)
Series Composition: Toshifumi Kawase
Script: Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Music score: Yuki Kajiura
Based on CLAMP's original works
Character design: Minako Shiba
Art Director: Shin Watanabe
Animation Director: Takayasu Shimizu
Editing: Masayuki Kurosawa
Director of Photography Katsuaki Kamata, Shinich Igarashi
Color Desgin: Makiko Kojima
Conceptual Design: Yuichi Mari, Masashi Koizuka
Production Manager/Animation Producer: Takayasu Shimizu
Executive Producer: Hisako Matsumoto and Noboru Suwata (1st season), Shinichi Tominaga and Sou Ichitani (2nd season)
Sound Director: Tooru Nakano
Production: NHK/NHK Enterprises
|Character||Voice Actor (Seiyū)||Voice Actor (English)||Character||Voice Actor (Seiyū)||Voice Actor (English)|
|Syaoran||Miyu Irino||Jason Liebrecht||Sakura||Yui Makino||Monica Rial|
|Kurogane||Tetsu Inada||Christopher Sabat||Fai D. Flourite||Daisuke Namikawa||Vic Mignogna|
|Mokona||Mika Kikuchi||Carrie Savage||Tōya||Shinichiro Miki||Eric Vale|
|Yukito||Kōki Miyata||Robert McCollum||Clow||Yu Mizushima||Jim Foronda|
|Fujitaka||Tokuyoshi Kawashima||Kevin M. Connolly||Chī||Kaori Nazuka||Trina Nishimura|
|Tomoyo||Maaya Sakamoto||Amber Cotton||Sōma||Yūko Kaida||Caitlin Glass|
|Yūko Ichihara||Sayaka Ohara||Colleen Clinkenbeard||Kimihiro Watanuki||Jun Fukuyama||Todd Haberkorn|
|Fei Wong Reed||Kazuhiro Nakata||Randy Tallman (1st)|
R Bruce Elliott (2nd)
|Xing Huo||Sanae Kobayashi||Laura Bailey|
|Shōgo Asagi||Nobuyuki Hiyama||Taliesin Jaffe||Masayoshi Saitō||Fujiko Takimoto||Greg Ayres|
|Kanio||Toshiharu Sakurai||Sonny Strait||Sorata Arisugawa||Akio Suyama||Jerry Jewell|
|Arashi Arisugawa||Akiko Hiramatsu||Jamie Marchi||Primera||Hisayo Mochizuki||Laura Bailey|
|Chun Hyang||Shizuka Itō||Luci Christian||Tambal||Chikao Ohtsuka||Barry Yandell|
|Bulgal||Hideyuki Umezu||Mike McFarland||Kishiim||Masako Katsuki||Luci Christian|
|Kyle Rondart||Mitsuru Miyamoto||Troy Baker||Glossum||Masaki Terasoma||John Swasey|
|Princess Emeraude||Sumi Shimamoto||Caitlin Glass||Kiefer||Hiroshi Kamiya (1st)|
Masami Kikuchi (2nd)
|Charme||Megumi Toyoguchi||Monica Rial||Yuzuriha Nekoi||Chiemi Chiba||Kate Oxley|
|Kusanagi Shiyu||Shiro Ishimota||Troy Baker||Erī||Marika Hayashi||Leah Clark|
|Ryū-ō||Junko Minagawa||Orion Pitts||Caldina||Yu Asakawa||Jennifer Green|
|Oruha||Saeko Chiba||Stephanie Young||Seishirō||Hiroki Touchi||J. Michael Tatum|
|Sumomo||Ai Shimizu||Brina Palencia||Kotoko||Noriko Shitaya||Leah Clark|
|Chitose||Chieko Honda||Jennifer Seman||Tomoyo Daidouji||Maaya Sakamoto||Amber Cotton|
|Nokoru Imonoyama||Kumiko Higa||Aaron Dismuke||Suou Takamura||Ayumi Hinematsu||Kate Oxley|
|Akira Ijuin||Akiko Nakagawa||Suzuran||Ayako Kawasumi||Cherami Leigh|
|Karen-Dayu||Maya Okamoto||Trina Nishimura||Souseki||Tetsuya Iwanaga||John Burgmeier|
|Ashura-ō||Takako Honda||Yasha-ō||Yasunori Masutani|
|Kumara||Kunihiko Yasui||Librarian A||Ryoka Yuzuki|
|Librarian B||Rei Nakatsuka||Kurogane's Father||Tsutomu Isobe|
|Kurogane's Mother||Sakiko Tamagawa||Cynthia Cranz||Amaterasu||Hiroko Kasahara||Michele Specht|
|Kero-chan||Aya Hisakawa||Chaos||Kenshō Ono||Josh Grelle|
Note: The seiyū for Watanuki, Yūko and Mokona reprise their roles in the xxxHolic anime series. Aya Hisakawa also reprises her role of Kero-chan from Cardcaptor Sakura.
See also Episode Guide
The first season was aired on April 9, 2005 until October 15, 2005, broadcasted by the NHK network. It contains the story arcs from Hanshin to Outo. Two OSTs were made, called Future Soundscape I & II and two singles corresponding to the opening (BLAZE) and the ending (Loop).
The second season was aired on April 29, 2006 and ended on October 14, 2006. The anime began with Piffle Arc, skipping Idol Country and Shara. After many filling episodes, the anime reached Shura and then Shara. Even with a change in order of the story arcs, the last following the manga storyline is Rekord, episode 43, afterwards the episodes are all filler episodes.
The second season has two OSTs, called Future Soundscape III & IV and also the two singles for the opening (IT'S) and the ending (Kazemachi Jet).
Piano Solo Albums Edit
Limited edition DVDs for both Season 1&2 come with a DVD box to save the 7 DVDs, featuring original pieces of CLAMP's artwork.