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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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: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, MechaMecha
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.511 (scored by 1700517,005 users)
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Ranked: #18112
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Popularity: #3803
Members: 33,970
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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Ogata, Megumi
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Ferio

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Nova

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Itou, Miki
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Zagato

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Kosugi, Juurouta
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Clef

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Sasaki, Nozomu
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Staff

Hirano, Toshiki
Director
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Kamegaki, Hajime
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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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)




Reviews

Oct 18, 2009
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 ...
Aug 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
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Warning: Spoilers Ahead.

Before I go into my review of Magic Knight Rayearth II, I have to establish that the first season is a fantastic interpretation of the magical girl genre, and it really demonstrates many interesting tropes found in 90s anime. The first season excelled in making a show that was well-paced, featured a great soundtrack, and created an epic feeling with its awesome mecha influence. Moreover, Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu each received an equitable amount of character exploration, which made their friendship and emotions feel real. Most importantly, without attempting to subvert the genre, it breaks the boundaries of magical girl, especially through its ...
Oct 12, 2008
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 ...

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