CLAMP Crossover Tracker

By bluemist on June 13th, 2005

Before the Tsubasa Chronicle episodes become too many for me to handle, I better start this now.

The thing I like about CLAMP works is that somehow, each of their series can be connected to each other! Be it cameos of other characters, themes and places that are similar, and even pseudo-sequels and other worlds, they present some sort of CLAMP universe. I call them CLAMP Crossovers.

So far, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle seems to be the ultimate in all crossovers, because almost all of CLAMP’s works are being represented in the series, in one way or another. This is an attempt to track down all the crossovers of the Tsubasa Chronicle anime.

Tsubasa Chronicle is an adventure anime where our heroes travel through alternate worlds. With the worlds being alternate, there is possibility of characters doubling their roles. A character in one world may also appear in another world. It is said that though the character’s soul is the same, he/she may be be living different lives in each world. With that kind of setup in Tsubasa, it seems that the possibility of all CLAMP series being all connected is rapidly coming true.

This is gonna be an ongoing project, and I admit that I only know a few of the series by CLAMP. Just because Cardcaptor Sakura is my eternal favorite anime, I became interested to see the rest, but not all of course. Anyway, please do post a comment and inform me if you find some other crossovers that I haven’t mentioned or known.

The crossovers represent the Tsubasa Chronicle anime only.

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Clow Country (episode 1)
The first world in Tsubasa.

Characters:
Shaoran (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Fujitaka (Cardcaptor Sakura) – In Tsubasa Chronicle, he is Shaoran’s father. In CCS, he is Sakura’s father.
Touya (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Yukito (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Clow Reed (Cardcaptor Sakura) – In Tsubasa Chronicle, he is Sakura’s father.

Themes:
– The name Clow is from Clow Reed of Cardcaptor Sakura.

Ancient Japan (episode 1)
The world in Tsubasa where Tomoyo and Kurogane came from.

Characters:
Tomoyo (Card Captor Sakura)

Themes:

Celes (episode 1)
The world in Tsubasa where Chii and Fai came from.

Characters:
Chii (Chobits)

Themes:

Modern Japan (episode 1-2)
The world in Tsubasa where the dimensional witch Yuuko is located.

Characters:
Yuuko (XXXHolic)
Kimihiro (XXXHolic)
Mokona (Magic Knight Rayearth)

Themes:
– If it’s the same Yuuko in XXXHolic, there is possibility that this is the XXXHolic world.

Hanshin (episode 2-6)
The first world where the group travelled.

Characters:
Sorata (X)
Arashi (X)
Miyuki-chan (Miyuki-chan in Wonderland) – In the TRC manga, Miyuki-chan seems to always appear in every world. I only saw her here so far though.
Shougo (X Movie)
Masayoshi (CLAMP School Detectives)
Touya (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Yukito (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Primera (Magic Knight Rayearth)

Themes:
– Hanshin seems reminiscent of the world of Chobits, and in effect Angelic Layer, but no direct crossover has been established.
– Hanshin’s Kudan system gave Shaoran a fire element, represented by Rayearth from Magic Knight Rayearth. I am not sure if Shougo and Primera’s Kudan is indeed from MKR as well.

Koryo (episode 7-11)
The second world where the group travelled.

Characters:
Chun Hyang (The Legend of Chun Hyang)
Sorata (X)
Arashi (X)
Nokoru (CLAMP School Detectives)
Suoh (CLAMP School Detectives)
Akira (CLAMP School Detectives)

Themes:
– The story in this world seems similar to The Legend of Chun Hyang.

Unknown Lake Country (episode 12)
The third world where they travelled. Nothing much was seen here.

Characters:

Themes:

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7 Comments

Posted By: ordnance11 On: June 26, 2005 At: 1:41 pm

Quote:

If it’s the same Yuuko in XXXHolic, there is possibility that this is the XXXHolic world

It is indeed the XXXHolic world. The scene where the four of them appeared before Yuuko was also shown in XXXholic.

Posted By: Pikawil On: September 23, 2005 At: 11:19 pm

Seems pretty obivious that Tsubasa is pretty much CLAMP’s take on Kingdom Hearts…

With that said, it should have been Disney/Square-Enix/CLAMP in the first place.

Posted By: Alicia On: August 10, 2006 At: 10:02 am

you missed Ashura from Celes – RG Veda (I believe the castle might also be ashura castle from RG Veda too)

Posted By: natalie On: December 05, 2006 At: 1:56 am

in the manga it was ashura castle and the the guy fighting ashura is from RG Veda also. (too lazy to look up his name xp)

Posted By: Apri On: March 08, 2007 At: 1:31 am

Mokona is from Magic Knight Rayearth, but he is from XXXHolic too!!!!!!!! If you don’t belive me, check this: http://www.absoluteanime.com/chars.php?lang=uj&format=chars&textpos=start&text=mokona

Posted By: C2 On: June 03, 2007 At: 12:30 pm

Wow…do you think they will travel to the CCS ( CardCaptor Sakura) world too? I’d like to see the reaction there~

Posted By: Jordan_X On: March 17, 2012 At: 3:38 pm

soooooooo confusing… I will understand it someday though

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