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Magic Knight Rayearth Volume 1 (Magic Knight Rayearth Omnibus) Paperback – July 19, 2011
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Clamp is an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid-1980s. It consists of leader Nanase Ohkawa, who provides much of the storyline and screenplay for the group's works and adaptations. Clamp also includes three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Satsuki Igarashi. Almost 100 million volumes of Clamp manga have been sold worldwide.
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The story itself is described as being "Swords and Sorcery Shojo Action", and there's not really a better way to sum up what it's about: there is an excess of swords, sorcery, and shojo-y girl themes. There's plenty of action, but from the way the girls think, talk and act, it's obvious this book was made for girls. There's also the issue of the ending, which is surprisingly dark for shojo. Of course, there's a MKR 2 to follow up the original story, but the sequel doesn't and couldn't possibly undo the events of the first story. The conclusion of the story gives it some much needed depth that helps it stand apart from competing shojo action series, but the dark nature (as well as the blood strewn throughout the story) means that the story is meant for girls of a certain maturity. If you can't handle an ending that isn't exactly happy, you probably shouldn't read MKR just yet.
The important question comes down to what form the omnibus takes... whether it's a flimsy like DH's Chobits releases, or a heavier, more quality release like DH's Clover and CCS. Obviously, I've named my review thus because DH has gone back to Chobits format. This book is characterized by being entirely too big for it's spine to support, with flimsy covers. Like Chobits, it needs to be handled with care, and I'm disappointed to see that despite there being only 3 volumes in the release, the thickness of the book hasn't really decreased by that much, and is still likely to give you hand cramps just supporting the book while reading.
Ultimately, the format that DH has chosen is disappointing, but the release is still plenty of fun.
MKR is unique to me as a story in that instead of being summoned to be Earth's protectors Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu are whisked away to be the protectors of another world. In Cephiro they learn their purpose, meet memorable characters along the way, and grow their powers for the ultimate showdown with an unexpected foe. The manga seems to end abruptly but it's the perfect ending, one that even brought tears to my eyes, and I can't wait to pick up Magic Knight Rayearth 2 to continue the story.
As always CLAMP each page with gorgeous artwork and I enjoyed the color illustrations spread throughout the book. My only complaint is that the book is a bit small for being an omnibus and I wish they had made the pages bigger to prevent it from being such a small, thick book. It's not enough to ruin my enjoyment of the story however!
I wont give spoilers, but definitely gotta read.
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and the table of context SUUUUUUCKS and its useless