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Magic Knight Rayearth (Manga)

Magic Knight Rayearth

Alternative Titles

English: Magic Knight Rayearth
Synonyms: Mahou Kishi Rayearth
Japanese: 魔法騎士〈マジックナイト〉レイアース


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1993 to Feb 1995
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi


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Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, girls from separate schools, find themselves linked together as they fall through the floor during a field trip to the Tokyo Tower. They land in a place called Cephiro, where their will controls what happens. They meet with Guru Clef and find out that they were summoned to save Princess Emeraude who has been imprisoned by High Priest Zagato. They learn magic and acquire weapons on their quest to save Cephiro from the evils of Zagato.

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Sequel: Magic Knight Rayearth 2
Adaptation: Magic Knight Rayearth
Side story: Magic Knight Rayearth Gaiden


Hououji, Fuu
Ryuuzaki, Umi
Shidou, Hikaru

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Aug 27, 2010
CLAMP's first manga series, Magic Knight Rayearth is certainly one of their best works, if not their very best. The plot is interesting and keeps the reader guessing to the very end, as always the art is captivatingly beautiful, the characters are engaging and it's overall a beautiful piece of work.

The story begins with three middle school girls -- Hikaru, Umi and Fuu -- being transported to a magical world known as Cephiro by the pillar, Princess Emeraude. They are taught magic and told they are the Magic Knights of legend, but the girls just want to go home, as is expected of middle read more
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Jun 24, 2010
Like most of CLAMP's early works, Magic Knight Rayearth deals with fantasy and is geared toward female readers. The artwork conveys a sense of beauty and elegance that is rarely found in a manga nowadays. As for the storyline, it's more fast-paced than its anime counterpart, but its still a completely original storyline that doesn't borrow from any outside source. Out of all of CLAMP's works, I would have to say that Magic Knight Rayearth is definitely the best.
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Both are magical girl series with sparkly art. CLAMP's art is of course more detailed and refined, but Naoko's has it's own charm. Both series can appeal to an older audience and are classics of their genre. Both feature young girls in middle school who discover that they have magical powers and in both series the girls receive upgrades to their 'armor'. There are some overlaps in character personalities as well.
Clamp began to recieve hype with the publication of Magic Knight Rayearth. Here, you can find the original Mokona! <3 It is a magnificent story where three girls - Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu - are transported into a magical other world that they must save. It is a very nice, short story spanning over three volumes. Highly reccomended!

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