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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 1994 to Mar 13, 1995
Premiered: Fall 1994
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 19,270 users)
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Ranked: #16012
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Popularity: #1823
Members: 42,564
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Synopsis

Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji are strangers brought together by fate when they meet during a seemingly normal field trip to Tokyo Tower. Accompanied by a great flash of light, they hear a mysterious woman's plea to save "Cephiro," and the junior high heroines are suddenly swept away by a giant flying fish. Afterwards, they arrive in an unknown land, where they encounter a man called Master Mage Clef.

Clef informs the girls that they were summoned by Princess Emeraude to fulfill their destinies as Magic Knights, restoring peace and balance in Cephiro. The formerly lively and peaceful land has been in disarray ever since High Priest Zagato imprisoned the princess, who acted as Cephiro's pillar of stability. The Magic Knights reluctantly accept Clef's words as truth and embark on a journey to save Cephiro from the clutches of evil.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Although the first season is a near-direct adaptation of the first arc of the manga, there are several small additions, including the anime original character Inouva.

Magic Knight Rayearth's opening theme song, Yuzurenai Negai, was awarded the "Best Theme Song" at the first ever Animation Kobe Awards in 1996.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Clef
Supporting
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Zagato
Supporting
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese
Emeraude
Supporting
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ascot
Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Presea
Supporting
Shinohara, Emi
Japanese

Staff

Oobari, Masami
Director, Key Animation
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Kamegaki, Hajime
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Yuzurenai Negai" by Naomi Tamura

Edit Ending Theme

"Asue no Yuuki" by Keiko Yoshinari




More reviewsReviews

Dec 9, 2008
Retro8bit (All reviews)
Magic Knight Rayearth was a fresh new take on the female warrior/magical style back in the 90's, that still holds up very well today.

Story: 7/10
Basically we follow three high school girls who get sucked in an alternate dimension, and need to defeat the main enemy oppressing the land, and thus make it home in one peace. Its pretty straight forward in that regards, but along the way they end up meeting endearing friends and allies that assist them in their mission(s). You will also be treated to nice little back stories on a majority of the main characters, and learn their strengths and weaknesses alike. read more
Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
Try to mix Sailor Moon, Fushigi Yuugi and Aura Battler Dunbine and you get this animme but I say it appeals to outside the audiences of those animes as well. In comparison to Sailor Moon, the girls are in another world and have no need to conceal their identities. However, they don’t make highly dramatic speeches of why evil is wrong or anything like in a super hero shoujo like Sailor Moon. But like Sailor Moon (specifically in the Stars series), Hikaru does try to emotionally reason with enemies and plea with them that fighting is wrong. The anime in comparison to other magical read more
Jan 14, 2015
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Welcome back to magical girl month. Let's talk about Clamp again. Yes, the same studio behind xxxHolic and Cardcaptor Sakura. Now, I've already talked about their most famous magical girl series and, although I could look at one of its films, this month let's look at the other major one, Magic Knight Rayearth. One of the odd things about Clamp is that their anime adaptations all seem to be handled by different studios. Cardcaptor Sakura was a Madhouse production, Production IG did xxxHolic and this series was handled by TMS, a studio that's done a lot of famous stuff like Lupin, Detective Conan, Sonic X read more
Jun 30, 2010
LiLSatania (All reviews)
i never thought i will write a review of an anime~ well i guess ill try~ I just finished re-watching this anime~ I miss this anime... last time ive seen it was 1996 or 97... and become one of my all time favorite... cant believe that this is a Shoujo type of anime XD~

Story: 7
Its a story about a 3 random girls that been summoned from earth by a princess from a different planet and the only way home is to save their planet Cephiro but there's more to it than that... The story was made so that children and children at heart read more

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