Tsubasa Chronicle – 45
-Syaoran and company arrive in a forest, but they soon come across a familiar town with a familiar castle in the middle. The gang realizes that they have returned to Chun Hyang’s world.
-Sorata is leading an angry mob because a certain group of monsters have been appearing. Chun Hyang interrupts them, saying that that group isn’t their enemy. With her interfering, Sorata feels that he has no choice but to direct four masked girls with mirrors – practitioners of the hijutsu power – to blow up the wall Chun Hyang is standing on. Fortunately, Syaoran catches her.
-Chun Hyang explains to Syaoran’s group that Kiishimu’s (the sorceress they met the first time they came to this world) people are attacking this town and taking people’s souls.
-Mokona senses a feather at the same moment that some of Kiishimu’s people appear out of a portal. Kiishimu herself tries to stop them, but they defeat her. By the time Syaoran and company arrive, they find a hurt Kiishimu. She turns herself into a talisman so that she can recover.
-Chun Hyang finds herself ostracized from the rest of the villagers because she believes in Kiishimu and doesn’t consider the Kiishimu’s people as their enemy. Arashi is the one who helps her buy the vegetables that she was trying to get.
-Sorata and the angry mob figure out that Chun Hyang is harboring Kiishimu. They go up against Kurogane and Fye with the help of those masked hijutsu users. Chun Hyang and Syaoran make it back in time for Chun Hyang to admonish the young girls for using hijutsu to hurt people. Before the girls can attack Chun Hyang again, Kiishimu returns to her normal form and creates a vortex. Mokona senses the feather on the other side of the vortex, so Syaoran lets himself be sucked in. Arashi holds Sakura and Mokona back, but several others get pulled through.
-Syaoran, Chun Hyang, Kurogane, and Sorata find themselves with Kiishimu in her home country.
Well, I wasn’t expecting much coming into this episode, and it’s probably good that I kept those expectations low. This really isn’t a bad episode, but I wish they’d get fresher material than just revisiting old worlds with new twists (if you could call them twists). It doesn’t help that I wasn’t a big fan of the original arc in this world in the first place (in case you were wondering, TRC didn’t feel like it got really good until Outo). In any case, this arc includes Sorata and Arashi again, seemingly at odds with each other. I hope this time those two get better than the bittersweet ending of episode 30. And to keep things interesting, they’re exploring Kiishimu’s country, but it looks like there are some familiar faces lurking around the corner. Here’s to hoping that it won’t be complete crap.