Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, 3
girls from different schools, go to Tokyo Tower on the same day
for a field trip and suddenly are summoned to another world called
Cefiro. The princess Emeraude, pillar of the world who keeps it
from chaos, needs them to become legendary Magic Knights in order
to save Cefiro from destruction.
magician Clef explains that the girls cannot return home until the
princess' wish is fulfilled, so they must find and battle the
priest Zagato who has kidnapped the princess. Pink-haired Hikaru,
an energetic and friendly girl, eagerly jumps at the chance to
rescue the people of Cefiro. Umi, a beautiful and tempermental
fencer, is not nearly so thrilled, but Fuu, wise and logical,
points out what needs to be done. The girls are very different,
but together complement each other amazingly well.
Clef gives the girls
armor and weapons, and to Hikaru a magic spell. Before Umi and Fuu
can each receive a magic power, an enemy appears! Along with the
ultra-cute animal Mokona, the three girls fly off to the Forest of
Silence to meet Presea, a young woman who crafts magic swords.
Without special growing weapons they can't hope to defeat the
forces of Zagato. Along their journey to become Magic Knights they
meet new friends and enemies. The key to winning against Zagato is
the mysterious Mashin.
The second season of the
series is based on the second manga series, which covers the
girls' second visit to the world of Cefiro. As it turns out, there
are even more plot twists to come!
Fuu is a fan of RPG
(role-playing games) and comments on the difference between
battling in Cefiro against live opponents versus those of video
games. It's only natural that this fantasy quest series would be
made into real video games! Packed with discovery, battles, smooth
gameplay, new original dialogue by the voice actors from the
anime, exclusive characters, and all of the favorite characters
from the anime, the Sega Saturn game (which I've played) is
definitely recommended! I hope to acquire and play the other Magic
Knight Rayearth games as well.
One of the most enjoyable
points of this series is meeting the various characters that the
Knights come across. Each character has a distinct personality,
and it's easy to find a favorite in the wide variety. Breathtaking
art, surprising plot twists, original characters, amazing mecha,
and cool fight scenes add up to one series you absolutely can't
afford to miss! The #1 series by super women team CLAMP!
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This page was updated
on March 2, 2001 by Stephanie
This page was created on
December 29, 1999 by Stephanie