Magic Knight Rayearth OVA

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English: Magic Knight Rayearth OVA
Synonyms: Rayearth OVA
Japanese: レイアース


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 1997 to Nov 24, 1997
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 45 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.891 (scored by 63896,389 users)
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Ranked: #41792
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Popularity: #4600
Members: 13,842
Favorites: 26

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Jun 25, 2010
napolean86 (All reviews)
This OVA was created as a stand alone adventure, so if you're looking for a manga based movie then forget it. The only things that are the same are names of people and locations. The biggest difference in this movie is character relations. People who are friends or would become friends in the manga and TV series are enimies all the way through the movie. I personally like the movie because it gives a fresh perspective on a proven title, but don't go watching this movie expecting certain people to be the same as in the manga and TV series or you'll dissapoint yourself.
Jan 7, 2018
Silyon (All reviews)
Japan has an affection and an affinity for making movies and TV shows about giant things battling each other. The kaiju genre of film is one of Japan's most well known exports with Godzilla being a recognisable icon no matter where in the world you are. And not just kaiju films, but also things like Gundam or Power Rangers feature giant robots that fight to protect a city (which they usually end up trashing).
The Rayearth OVA is that kind of anime. It's basically what would happen if you took Power Rangers made the rangers cute anime girls and added a whole bunch random fantasy elements read more
Oct 6, 2019
eruciform (All reviews)
I'm sincerely surprised that the rating for this is above a 2 or a 3. It's horrendous. The art is terrible, they "sexed up" the teenage girls and stripped them nude in one scene, the plotline makes as little sense as I've ever witnessed in any film or series ever, and all the character interactions are unnecessarily different and confusing.

Whereas the Utena movie, while a very weird and surreal retelling of the original series, actually added something to the experience by being at least coherent, and having an ending that in an interesting way enhanced and explained the original ending...

This does the opposite. It's read more