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Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Opening’s Original Storyboard

I found scans of what appears to be the original storyboard for the second Tsubasa Chronicle opening sequence that was scrapped and replaced with its current inferior counterpart. The storyboard is a rough, black-and-white pencil sketch, but you should be able to see that it’s far more action-packed and powerful than what aired. I spent about five hours timing the sketches to the opening theme.

It’s somewhat difficult to interpret the scenes without the director’s footnotes, so here’s a summary:

-Syaoran walks through a desert with flames around him.
-Title card.
-Animated version of this gorgeous picture from the 2005 Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-/×××HOLiC calendar.
-Sakura holds a sphere with one of her feathers inside.
-Syaoran, Kurogane, and Fai riding on dragons, which was animated in the CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 OVA and it also included them in the aforementioned calendar costumes.
-Sakura raises the sphere and the feather’s light shatters it and the surrounding place.
-Brief childhood scenes of Kurogane (with his mother and father), Fai (with Ashura), Syaoran (with Fujitaka), and Sakura (with Toya and Yukito).
-Syaoran grabs a sparkle of light and the dragon ride scene continues.
-The scene cuts away to the three riding into battle on the dragons. This was also animated in the CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 OVA.
-Mokona’s wings unwrap Sakura as she raises a hand toward the sky.
-Brief shots of each character turning toward each other.
-Individual battle scenes for Kurogane (with a sword), Fai (with staff on chains), and Syaoran (with dual tonfas and a sword). Very similar poses were animated in the CLAMP IN WONDERLAND 2 OVA.
-Syaoran reaches out, as if trying to grasp something. Another hand reaches for him, which belongs to another Syaoran.
-The two Syaorans face each other inversed and spin away from view in a yin-yang symbol. This is also copied from a manga picture.

In case if you’ve forgotten what the real opening looks like, here it is for comparison:

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Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Ending Theme – Kazemachi Jetto

A Jet Waiting for Wind
Vocals: Sakamoto Maaya
Lyrics: Sakamoto Maaya
Composition: Suzuki Shoko
Arrangement: Iida Takahiro

You still haven’t noticed
That the power that can even change yesterday exists in us two

I’m lonely for no reason
My tears trickle down
Who I want to meet is this one person
The person who I sketch in the sky- It’s you

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Tsubasa Chronicle 1st Opening Theme – BLAZE

BLAZE
Vocals: Kinya
Lyrics: Kinya
Composition: Nieve
Arrangement: H∧L

I yearn for an endless dream in a guideless world…

Thoughts overlap; heartbeats pierce my heart
A song without hesitation quietly continues

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Tsubasa Chronicle Movie Opening Theme – aerial

aerial
Lyrics: Kinya
Composition: HΛL
Arrangement: HΛL

I overcome the surging space and time
And wander the earth yet to be seen
With the strength that you sketch
I slash apart time……

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Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Opening Theme – IT’S

IT’S
Vocals: Kinya
Lyrics: Noguchi Kei
Composition: Sakai Mikio
Arrangement: Akiyama Seiji

Now I vow to those days that won’t return anymore that I’ll conquer sorrow
In the journey to meet you again, which I can’t overcome unscathed
My footprints are completely burning themselves out

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Tsubasa Chronicle Insert Song – you are my love

you are my love
Vocals: Makino Yui as Sakura
Lyrics: Kajiura Yuki
Composition: Kajiura Yuki
Arrangement: Kajiura Yuki

Cheeks moistened by the rain
Had the scent of tears
A traveler
Who has a kind gaze

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Tsubasa Chronicle Insert Song – Yume no Tsubasa

Wings of Dreams
Vocals: Makino Yui as Sakura
Lyrics: Kajiura Yuki
Composition: Kajiura Yuki
Arrangement: Kajiura Yuki

Even like this, the two of us came from faraway
We can’t return to your smile
From when you were young back then anymore

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