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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: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.531 (scored by 16,638 users)
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Ranked: #14702
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Popularity: #1505
Members: 34,052
Favorites: 341
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Episodes: /20

Synopsis

Love can make you do crazy things...

The High Priest of Cephiro, Zagato, is blinded by his deep love for Princess Emeraude, who serves as the Pillar of Cephiro and is responsible for keeping the balance of the world. His twisted affection has driven him to abduct and imprison her in his castle while he tries to bring the Pillar System down. Princess Emeraude is left with no choice but to call upon the ancient Magic Knights to save Cephiro from the clutches of evil.

Hikaru, Umi and Fuu are just ordinary junior high school students that are transported to Cephiro by Princess Emeraude's plea for help. These three strangers are brought together by fate to fulfill their destiny as the Magic Knights to defeat Zagato. They meet many challenges during their valiant journey, gradually forming a strong and unbreakable bond amongst themselves. Will these lovely heroines be able to save Princess Emeraude, restore peace in Cephiro, and find their way back home?

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shidou, Hikaru
Shidou, Hikaru
Main
Shiina, Hekiru
Japanese
Shiina, Hekiru
Ryuuzaki, Umi
Ryuuzaki, Umi
Main
Yoshida, Konami
Japanese
Yoshida, Konami
Hououji, Fuu
Hououji, Fuu
Main
Kasahara, Hiroko
Japanese
Kasahara, Hiroko
Mokona
Mokona
Supporting
Shiratori, Yuri
Japanese
Shiratori, Yuri

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Yuzurenai Negai" by Naomi Tamura

Edit Ending Theme

"Asue no Yuuki" by Keiko Yoshinari




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Retro8bit
Dec 9, 2008
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
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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008
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
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ktulu007
Jan 14, 2015
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
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IndexXx
Apr 4, 2016
What makes a "Fantasy" anime so good? When someone says fantasy, the very first word that comes to my mind is "saving the world". Magic Knight Rayearth is one of those anime who stood up in this kind of platform. Yes, very common and very predictable. The anime aired in 1994, a lot of anime produced this time are fantasies. As a kid, I grew up watching a lot of old school anime and most of them are actually about a group of people saving the humanity, incredible powers and needless to say a very bad animation style..

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The story itself is very common, read more
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