Magic Knight Rayearth II

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mahou Kishi Rayearth II
Japanese: 魔法騎士(マジックナイト)レイアース II
English: Magic Knight Rayearth II
French: Magic Knight Rayearth Saison 2
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 29
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 1995 to Nov 27, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, MechaMecha
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.511 (scored by 1554315,543 users)
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Ranked: #16562
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Popularity: #3491
Members: 30,229
Favorites: 136

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Synopsis

Little time has passed since the Magic Knights’ final confrontation with Princess Emeraude’s "Mashin." Still haunted by the princess’ death, Hikaru Shidou returns to Tokyo Tower. There, she meets her friends Umi Ryuuzaki and Fuu Hououji for the first time since their spontaneous quest to save Cephiro. Plagued by nightmares of the realm she had left behind, Hikaru is relieved to find that her companions too want to return and serve the kingdom they once so dutifully protected.

The Magic Knights’ wish is answered, for at the top of Tokyo Tower, the three are blinded by the same great light they had seen on the day they first met. Once more on the back of a flying fish, the group returns to Cephiro—a world now desolate and in ruins. With the collapse of the Pillar's power, monsters freely roam the land while three nations seek to annex Cephiro with hopes of seizing the Pillar for themselves. Complicating things further is the mysterious Lady Debonair, who proclaims herself to be the rightful heir of the fallen country.

Now confronting graver stakes and radically different enemies, the three Magic Knights set forth once more to save Cephiro and bring peace. With the bonds they have forged together, the trio stands united in the face of such a great challenge.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Magic Knight Rayearth II was released on DVD by Media Blasters in seven volumes on March 25, 2003. The series was later remastered and released on Blu-ray and DVD by Discotek Media on January 31, 2017 and February 28, 2017 respectively.

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Staff

Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Kamegaki, Hajime
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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1: "キライになれない (Kirai ni Narenai)" by Ayumi Nakamura (eps 1-22)
2: "光と影を抱きしめたまま (Hikari to Kage wo Dakishimeta Mama)" by Naomi Tamura (eps 23-29)
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Ending Theme

1: "ら・ら・ば・い~優しく抱かせて~ (Lullaby ~Yasashiku Dakasete~)" by Minako Honda (eps 1-22)
2: "いつか輝く (Itsuka Kagayaku)" by Keiko Yoshinari (eps 23-29)



Oct 18, 2009
Galactic_Kitten (All reviews)
Magic Knight Rayearth 2 is the telling of the second arc of the manga. While it differs from the manga, it is still a good story. The tone of the series becomes much darker in this season, and it deals much with the past of the pillar. We see the sorrowful role the pillar really is.
This is emphasized by the three nations invading the crumbing Cephiro, each who have their own reasons for invading, but eventually, two of the three decide the better, and actually help to save Cephiro during the final battle.
Besides the invading nations, there is the mysterious Nova and her read more
Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
I personally felt this didn't live up to the first season. I really felt the impact of the ending of the first series. Sure it left things open, but it still felt conclusive at the same time. I thought the ending was really touching and you really feel how the three magic knights bonded with one another and you really see that. To me, making a sequel just takes away the impact the ending had on me. Personally, I thought if they were going to do a sequel, they could have just made them stay in Cefiro instead to try solve the remaining problems it read more
Sep 17, 2021
banichan (All reviews)
Overall: this was a really enjoyable show with a lot of flaws, that was not as strong as the the first season. It probably could have been sped up, have some things fleshed out with others cut out, and been a shorter season.


Good stuff:

- The production isn't bad. The music is decent and the art looks like it got a bigger budget than season 1, although there are definitely episodes with super inconsistent/lower quality art. Still pretty decent for the time period.

- There are a lot more story threads and interesting new worldbuilding! Overall just very enjoyable as a show.

- read more
Jan 23, 2021
reinako_house (All reviews)
frustrating is really the only word i can think of finishing this up. i was so ready to love this, the first series, despite the nearly overwhelming love to JRPG tropes and general isekai-ness, was a entertaining series with really great characters, setting and a shockingly good twist at the end. so seeing that the 2nd series all but dropped the JRPG and isekai stuff in favor for a story i found much more interesting was all but good signs, and as a result the first couple episodes are great! the magic knights have all clearly learned and you can feel their bond, the returning read more

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