Magic Knight Rayearth

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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 2398123,981 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2293
Members: 57,133
Favorites: 468

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ferio

Supporting
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese

Zagato

Supporting
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese

Emeraude

Supporting
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese

Ascot

Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese

Presea

Supporting
Shinohara, Emi
Japanese

Staff

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


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Opening Theme

"Yuzurenai Negai" by Naomi Tamura
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Ending Theme

"Asue no Yuuki" by Keiko Yoshinari



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
Jan 3, 2019
Arboria (All reviews)
Action. Adventure. Girls. Mecha. That should be enough for some of you, go watch it. For the others, well, I could shill this series all day. I'll talk a bit about both MKR I and II, because yeah the whole thing is cool, really cool. Possibly my favorite work of fiction.

Magic Knight Rayearth looks cool. Everything about it, the aesthetic. The armor, the weapons, the robots, the setting, it all looks awesome. Big jewels set into bronze trim everywhere. Weapons and armor that get more powerful and transform as you use them, some hardcore RPG stuff. Red, green, and blue. Fire, wind, and water. Classic read more

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