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Magic Knight Rayearth

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: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1993 to Feb 1995
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi

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Score: 7.661 (scored by 8209 users)
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Ranked: #25012
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Popularity: #582
Members: 14,624
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Synopsis

Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, girls from separate schools, find themselves linked together as they fall through the floor during a field trip to the Tokyo Tower. They land in a place called Cephiro, where their will controls what happens. They meet with Guru Clef and find out that they were summoned to save Princess Emeraude who has been imprisoned by High Priest Zagato. They learn magic and acquire weapons on their quest to save Cephiro from the evils of Zagato.

(Source: ANN)

Background

Magic Knight Rayearth was first published in English by Tokyopop from August 1998 to September 1999, as Tokyopop's debut manga. The publishing company rereleased the series as a box set with new cover art and a mini art book in November 2002, and as individual volumes from August 5, 2003 to December 9, 2003. Dark Horse later took over the license, and released the manga in printed omnibus format on July 19, 2011, as well as digitally on July 9, 2014.

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Characters

Shidou, Hikaru
Main
Ryuuzaki, Umi
Main
Hououji, Fuu
Main
Mokona
Supporting
Ferio
Supporting
Clef
Supporting
Zagato
Supporting
Emeraude
Supporting
Ascot
Supporting
Caldina
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Aug 27, 2010
OniNoYami (All reviews)
CLAMP's first manga series, Magic Knight Rayearth is certainly one of their best works, if not their very best. The plot is interesting and keeps the reader guessing to the very end, as always the art is captivatingly beautiful, the characters are engaging and it's overall a beautiful piece of work.

The story begins with three middle school girls -- Hikaru, Umi and Fuu -- being transported to a magical world known as Cephiro by the pillar, Princess Emeraude. They are taught magic and told they are the Magic Knights of legend, but the girls just want to go home, as is expected of middle read more
Jun 24, 2010
napolean86 (All reviews)
Like most of CLAMP's early works, Magic Knight Rayearth deals with fantasy and is geared toward female readers. The artwork conveys a sense of beauty and elegance that is rarely found in a manga nowadays. As for the storyline, it's more fast-paced than its anime counterpart, but its still a completely original storyline that doesn't borrow from any outside source. Out of all of CLAMP's works, I would have to say that Magic Knight Rayearth is definitely the best.
Jan 30, 2015
chubar (All reviews)
Oh, CLAMP. I have such a swaying opinion of you. You either confound me or I adore you to where I want to be proud that I’m a huge fan of yours. There are so many series that I want to try to read but at the same time, I’m so worried I’m going to be burned again by your stupid deux ex machina. And, oh, does it hurt so good.

Fortunately, that’s not the case with this series. However, it’s rather short as a manga series. It’s very quick pace and a lot gets done over the course of three volumes (or one omnibus).

Now, I’m read more
Jan 12, 2019
Alderaminn (All reviews)
There are only two reasons to read this manga. First - to enjoy its beautiful and smooth art, a mix of shounen dynamics and classic, rich style of 70s shoujo mangas. Second - to meet a historic example of how modern shoujo was forming.

Almost everything in this story is simply bad. Plot is as simple as classic fairytails, except its lack of symbolism, and is so predictable that after 2nd chapter you can figure out how and what way it will end. It follows all the worst and overused schemes of fantasy genre. Weird names? Check. Overpowerment of characters? Check. Absolute lack of worldbulding, read more

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