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The three girls: Fuu, Umi, and Hikaru are best friends attending school but none of them are magic knights. The girls are about to graduate from school and part their separate ways. Each are going to go to different high schools in different parts of Japan, so the likelihood of seeing each other again is very slim. Hikaru is majorly distressed by this and decides to make a wish to the cherry blossom fairy(Mokona). This is where all the action begins... The mage Clef shows up in Tokyo, seeking the aide of the three girls to stop the evil Prince Eagle from merging the dying world of Cephiro with Tokyo. (See what i mean when i say different storyline).
As soon as the movie begins you'll notice major differences when you compare it too the anime series. The animation colors are not as bright and brilliant, they're a bit more subdued. This adds to a darker feel to the OAV. The music also is a lot different then in the series. Don't expect any of those TRA-LA-LA melodies. The girls are also a bit older and more mature acting. Same goes for the voice acting. Their not as squeaky and high pitched. Almost all the characters are in the movie, but their roles and personalities are somewhat changed. Expect to see a return of the childlike bratty Ascot, a much more menancing Ferio, Alycone is still a witch, and Eagle is just plain mean.Read more ›
I was so shocked at all the conversions I didn't (couldn't?) pay attention to all the details, but Rayearth is a place, not the mashin so the mashin Rayearth has obviously been renamed, but I forget what. The English dub is scary, although appropriate, I suppose, since good guys are bad guys so I guess we shouldn't expect Ferio & Ascot to sound the same. I didn't see LaFarge, Caldina, or anyone from Rayearth 2 beyond Lantis & Eagle.
In this alternate reality Cephiro was crumbling due to the sins of its people so the high priest was called on to provide the ultimate sacrifice to try to correct things, but Emeraude loved him & cannot acccept what happened so Eagle, using the people of Cephiro who love the Princess, invades the world Hikari, Fuu & Umi live in.
It's CLAMP, so it's easy on the eyes. The Based on bit is the warning it's not the Rayearth we are familiar with from the manga or the 2 series.
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Not as good as the Animated series, But still a good watch for Rayearth Fans.Published 11 months ago by Kagome
Read everyone else's reviews and thought, well do I or don't I? I did and I do not regret it. Being 'older' the artistic style for Rayearth is what I consider 'vintage' meaning... Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by Jenn
Not what I was expecting, but it was an interesting story. Similar to the original, but a completely different story. It's not Magic Knight Rayearth, but it's a good story.Published on March 7, 2013 by Mel Grinder
This ova for magic knights rayearth was good. I loved the artwork and story-line was good considering it is only 3 episodes. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Jenny
I think this movie is very good. I like the art work better in the movie then the series. I really injoyed this movie and I would recommend it to all of my friends.Published on September 3, 2009 by Elizabeth
Don't get me wrong, I liked the Rayearth ova very much, it just had a lot of stuff in it that left me wondering 'what?' & 'why? Read morePublished on June 13, 2007 by FoxyGal18
I haven't seen nothing about Rayearth except for this three long complete episodes. I bought it knowing nothing about the anime and I LIKE IT!!! Read morePublished on October 11, 2005 by Francisco Cortes
I know many people hated this version of the series, but the bad rep is undeserved. It is a very dark version of the fabulous series of Magic Knight Rayearth. Read morePublished on October 6, 2004 by Bonnie Ann Vangeloff