MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,003 this week

Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages (2005)
"Gekijôban tsubasa chronicle: Tori kago no kuni no himegumi" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 127 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

The Gang arrives at the Country of Birdcages, a place where everyone has a bird as a pet and a friend. The gang gets separated. Syaoran, Sakura and Mokona meet a princess who warns them of her uncle, the king. Appearances may be deceiving.

Director:

Writers:

(comic), (scenario), 4 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 283 titles
created 25 Mar 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 119 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 202 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 
a list of 61 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages (2005)

Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages (2005) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sakura and her friends have just finished the fourth grade, and are enjoying a well-deserved break from both school and cardcaptoring. While shopping at a local store, Sakura is fortunate ... See full summary »

Director: Morio Asaka
Stars: Sakura Tange, Aya Hisakawa, Junko Iwao
Ah! My Goddess (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nice Guy Keiichi is doing his best as a poor student at a tech college, but his good nature is taken advantage of relentlessly. One day he is attempting to order a pizza over the phone (... See full summary »

Stars: Drew Aaron, Shannon Conley, Kether Donohue
X (1996)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the ... See full summary »

Director: Rintaro
Stars: Tôru Furusawa, Alan Marriott, Tomokazu Seki
Kaleido Star (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Jason Douglas, Ryô Hirohashi, Chinami Nishimura
The Girl from Hell (2005–2006)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When someone wants revenge, they post about it on a special website at midnight. Then Hell Girl appears to do their bidding.

Stars: Mamiko Noto, Brina Palencia, Kent Williams
The Slayers (TV Series 1995)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold).

Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Lisa Ortiz
Magic Knight Rayearth (1994–1995)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When the princess of a land ruled by the power of one's will is kidnapped by a traitorous priest, she summons three young girls from Japan to potentially fulfill the legends of the Magic ... See full summary »

Stars: Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Julie Maddalena, Wendee Lee
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of two brainwashed assassins, Ein and Zwei, who struggle to regain their memories as they work for the Inferno crime syndicate.

Stars: Miyu Irino, Newton Pittman, Ayahi Takagaki
Wolf's Rain (TV Series 2003)
Action | Sci-Fi | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama
XXXHOLiC (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop... See full summary »

Stars: Sayaka Ohara, Jun Fukuyama, Kazuya Nakai
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

As Sakura, Syaoran, Fai, and Kurogane continue their travel across many worlds, the other "Syaoran" wakes up. The Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations reveals Fei Wong Reed's intention, and the mystery to Syaoran's left eye.

Directors: Akiko Honda, Shunsuke Tada, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Miyu Irino, Yui Makino, Tetsu Inada
Tsubasa (TV Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kiyoshi Kodama, Azusa Nakamura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Miyu Irino ...
Sayaoran (voice)
Yui Makino ...
Sakura (voice)
Daisuke Namikawa ...
Fai (voice)
Tetsu Inada ...
Kurogane (voice)
Mika Kikuchi ...
Mokona (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Princess Tomoyo (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Clark ...
Maru (voice)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
Yuko Ichihara (voice)
Amber Cotton ...
Tomoyo (voice)
Jason Liebrecht ...
Syaoran (voice) (as E. Jason Liebrecht)
...
Fai (voice)
...
Moru (voice)
Brandon Potter ...
Royal Guard A / Royal Guard E / Townsman (voice)
...
Sakura (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Kurogane (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The Gang arrives at the Country of Birdcages, a place where everyone has a bird as a pet and a friend. The gang gets separated. Syaoran, Sakura and Mokona meet a princess who warns them of her uncle, the king. Appearances may be deceiving.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A land held captive without a savior


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 August 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Clamp Double Feature: Reservoir Chronicle Tsubasa the Movie - Princess of the Bird Cage Kingdom  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

amrita
Music and Lyrics by Caoli Cano
Arranged by Tetsuji Fujita
Performed by Yui Makino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful Animation but substandard plot
5 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While billed as a movie, 'Birdcage Kingdom' is more of an extended episode of the TV series or a slightly longer OVA episode to compliment the XXXHolic Movie. The plot is little more than a chapter or episode from the manga or TV series just stripped of most of any depth either one might have.

It's a very simple and basic story of our heroes landing in one of the many "world of the week" seen in an adventure and fighting "big bad of the week" and resolving the plot at the end. Ideal for a short especially for one aimed at a younger audience over the older demographic the manga was written for, or the more all-age-demographic the TV show aimed for. While not really vital to see or read the source material of the movie you might be thrown off just a bit if you jump into this blind with no information. The movie does it's best to set the background of the plot by recreating the first encounter with Yuko who explains the needed sacrifice from Syaoran to save Sakura's life so even then getting lost in this movie should not be an issue.

The art and animation style is lovely, being it is a movie, with a beautiful and lively color pallet and really great and detailed art direction. With character desiigns by Yoko Kikuchi it plays a little more closely to CLAMP's signature art style but without the stiff limitations often seen. The cinematography also is pretty creative in the same right and shows a lot of high professionalism despite the short length. Proved to not be a throwaway B-Team project against the A-Team Holic project, I.G did clearly commit some resources sadly lacking from the TV series and later OVAs.

Much if any music by Yuki Kajiura is unfortunately tossed into the background and doesn't offer anything new for the franchise OST being just one or two simple pieces that you will barely notice, topped with some of the more iconic pieces such as "Break the sword of Justice." Likely in an effort to differentiate themselves from the TV series and to work around Kajiura's schedule they quickly edited a few pieces together and downplayed much of the original score. There is a opening theme by singer Kinya, who also provided the opening them songs for the TV series, but the song seems placed in the movie for the sake of having an opening theme given it plays for only five seconds and doesn't get it's full rendition anywhere in the movie it self. Yui Makino on the other hand gets to show her vocal talents with a full ending song, "Amrita" which is a nice ending theme to close out as the credits roll.

The acting in the Japanese version is very solid with a great cast of Miyu Irino, Yui Makino, Tetsu Inada, Daisuke Namikawa and Mika Kikuchi. The English dubbing however is less than stellar with a handful of good performances but two weak performances by Monica Rial as Sakura and Carrie Savage as Mokona. Like in the series these two are the weak links and are both a miscast for these important roles. Jason Libercht however does perfect to capture Syaoran and manages to catch what Irino brings to the role perfect. Same can be said of Chris Sabat as Kurogane and Vic Mignogna as Fai.

The TRC movie is visually beautiful and well made but doesn't really offer anything much more given it's strangely undercut running time, a suitable pre-show for the Holic movie but not much to give on it's own. Fans will enjoy it enough but there's not much to entice a general audience.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Eight more days...! LainEverliving
the length pessimi5tic

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?