The World of Magic Knight Rayearth: TV Series Season 1 and Two
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Step into a world where willpower determines everything, and your beliefs become magic. Join three girls from Tokyo as they are given a quest unlike anything they have encountered in school. Hikaru, Umi and Fuu must master their own hearts, in order to fight against evil and save the alternate world Cephiro!
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 inches; 1.12 Pounds
- Media Format : Animated, Box set, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
- Run time : 21 hours and 52 minutes
- Release date : December 5, 2006
- Actors : Artist Not Provided
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : Unqualified (DTS ES 6.1)
- Studio : Anime Works
- ASIN : B000IMVE3M
- Number of discs : 12
- Best Sellers Rank: #265,994 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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-----------------The Box Review------------------------------------------
Just as the picture shows although the box itself is thin and flimsy as a poster. This can easily be bent or squashed out of proportion if stored carelessly.
-Inside the Cases-
There are only two cases for the entire series. Series 1 case (containing the first season) and Series 2 case (contains the second). The artwork on the cases is the same as purchasing them separately.
However as a slight disappointment all the CD's are contained inside one case for their respective season. This would have been convenient had it not been for the slight mechanical problem. The CD's must be put back in a certain way that they are overlapping the other CD's. If not they have a tendency to slide out of their respective places. Also the CD's are not numbered. Each CD for the first season has artwork on the cover. The Second Season is labeled by words.
-Goodies and Extras-
As for the last season 1 disc it contains two interviews concerning Magic Knight Rayearth. We learn that Nova was a character based on Iczer 1 by the director of the television series. The CD's contain special features as spell index, bloopers, and omake endings.
*All the extra features claimed on the back of the box are on the Season 2 discs.
Japanese, English. Subtitles available.
"Watashi wa, Emeroudo Hime"
Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu are the three main heroines in this series. Unknownigly as the girls are in Tokyo tower a mysterious glowing beauty that pleads for their help. Immediately the girls are whisked off into a strange land and caught by a giant flying fish before falling to their dooms. Master Mage Clef greets the girls after a quick introduction of power-showing. There it is explained that the High-Priest Zagato has stolen Emeraude Hime, who is the pillar of Cephiro. By her clean thoughts and constant prayer she is able to Cephiro a land of peace by the sheer power of her strong will. However Cephiro is becoming a place where monsters roam freely and the people are trapped in fear.
As the 3 premature Magic-Knights are whisked away on a eagle to avoid Zagato's minion, Acylone from destroying them they are left the task to become Magic Knights and save Cephiro from destruction. This is the beginning of their adventures, trials, tears, and triumph in the land called Cephiro.
Magic Knight Rayearth is a funny, serious, yet quick-pace action series with a surprise ending that centers around the three girls and how Cephiro may not be as it is seen to be. Allies and Friends are made along the way. Some depart for good, and even the villains have their reasons for being the way they are, whether it is deemed good or evil. If you are a fan of Christian Hans Anderson's "Little Mermaid" and like Sailormoon, then this series may prove interesting to you.
Everything in Cephiro is controlled by will. However it is only those who have a strong-will that are the true earth-shakers, which can be anyone who possess that determination, even the villains. Each episode is filled with some interesting monster battles, so you'll never be bored by "idle-talk" unlike the Dragonball Z series. The monsters can be unique, ranging from cute-little forest creatures who are truly beast themselves, to a wall of light that is attracted to blood. As said before, Cephiro is not as it truly appears to be.
As the Knights evolve as well as their armor and magic they are at last faced with a grueling task. Complete their mission, or allow sorrow to destroy their only hope of going back home?
Season 2 picks up where Season 1 ends. Cephiro is without a pillar and is endanger from extinction. But that isn't the only problem. Now that the invisible wall that Emeraude made is gone invading countries have their eyes set upon the power of the pillar system. And now a new villian appears, much stronger than the last. This villian is of Cephiro yet it is not of Cephiro. A villian which was purely "wished" upon by the people, created by their insecurities, their fears, their hatred and their anguish. Even Hikaru herself, Nova. Unlike the first season however, this time the Knights aren't simply taking forced-orders. This time, they want to fight with their own wills.
Season 2 provides some very interesting background concerning Cephiro and the pillar system. Old allies and friends and reunited, as well as old and new enemies. Nova is Hikaru's fears and doubts and she knows it. At times Nova seems to be compassionate, but by a quick and abrupt insane personality switch she becomes a spastic dysfunctional being that screams "I You Hikaru!" while attempting to tear her and her allies apart. As the first season the action-pace stays true but this time the Knights can choose what they want to do with Cephiro.
If you never heard of this wonderful classic series "Magic Knight Rayearth" or are simply interested in picking up a more 'action-filled' magical girl set, MKRE is for you.