Magic Knight Rayearth

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  • TV-PG
  • 1994
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (829)

Magic Knight Rayearth began its course as a Japanese manga series created by the highly acclaimed, all-female staff of CLAMP (then including the talents of Ageha Ohkawa, Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi, and Tsubaki Nekoi). Published in Japan by Kodansha and in the United States by Tokyopop and Dark Horse, this delightful series was an instant success. It was converted into an anime directed by Toshihiro Hirano and written by CLAMP writer Ageha under the name Nanase Ohkawa. Produced by Yomiuri TV and Tokyo Movie Shinsha in Japan originally, it was quickly picked up in the US by Media Blaster and dubbed by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Combining the genres for action, adventure, mecha, and magical girl, Magic Knight Rayearth opens in modern day Tokyo where three fourteen year old girls from different schools, passionate Hikaru Shidou, elegant Umi Ryuuzaki, and gentle Fuu Hououji, meet for the first time and are transported to a magical world where the strength of magic is controlled by the heart. Desperate to get back home, these girls are tasked with waking the ancient and powerful Rune Gods, rescuing Princess Emeraudee from the High Priest Zagato, and bringing all of Cephiro out of danger.

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The True Pillar Is: Hikaru or Eagle!?
47. The True Pillar Is: Hikaru or Eagle!?
November 13, 1995
Eagle strikes a bargain with Clef: If the leader of Autozam's invasion is indeed deemed the new Pillar, he'll stay in Cephiro provided that Autozam is allowed to analyze the Pillar System. But the attacks on the castle grow worse.
Hikaru in Shock: the Truth About Nova!
46. Hikaru in Shock: the Truth About Nova!
November 6, 1995
It seems that Nova is actually a monster constructed from a piece of Hikaru's heart due to the Magic Knight's guilt over killing Emeraude and Zagato. In the wake of the two new monsters' disposal, Eagle is also thinking about the Pillar Room incident.
A Serious Match: Umi vs. Tarta and Tatra!
44. A Serious Match: Umi vs. Tarta and Tatra!
October 23, 1995
The crown starts to change shape as Hikaru and Eagle both safely enter the crown room. But which will become the new Pillar of Cephiro? Just then, Tarta and Tatra of Chizeta arrive aboard the Bravada. Umi leaves Ascot to protect the castle and heads out.
Nova's Battle and the Monster's Identity
41. Nova's Battle and the Monster's Identity
September 11, 1995
Umi and Fuu continue fighting the monsters in the castle's residential quarters. Hikaru chases after Nova, who had threatened to kill Lantis. Nova finds him with Eagle, and promptly attacks!
The Magic Knights and the Calm After the Storm
40. The Magic Knights and the Calm After the Storm
September 4, 1995
Hikaru dreams of Cephiro from when it was peaceful. There, she sees the conversation between Lantis and Zagato, with princess Emeraude watching from behind the columns. Zagato asks Lantis about the Pillar system, and he answers...
Eagle's All-Out Attack On Cephiro Castle!
38. Eagle's All-Out Attack On Cephiro Castle!
August 21, 1995
Hikaru has returned after reviving Rayearth's sword, but doesn't remember confessing her love to Lantis! Hikaru later bumps into him in the castle garden en route to see Clef.
Revive, Hikaru's Sword!
37. Revive, Hikaru's Sword!
August 14, 1995
Aska tries to keep Fuu aboard the Dome, but Ferio jumps into the scene and rescues her! However, Hikaru's battle with Nova seems to be all but lost. Can Presea's desperate pleas to Hikaru reach the Magic Knight's heart?
Rayearth OAV - Collection
31. Rayearth OAV - Collection
July 25, 1997
Summary is not available.
Rayearth Special
30. Rayearth Special
December 18, 1995
Summary is not available.
The Road to Victory: The Tomorrow that the Believing Heart Opens!
29. The Road to Victory: The Tomorrow that the Believing Heart Opens!
November 27, 1995
Nova is now back in Hikaru's heart where she belongs. With her dying breath, Alcyone unveils Debonair's location: Cephiro's alternate realm. The Magic Knights and their Rune Gods are ready to end the struggle once and for all...
An Endless Battle!
28. An Endless Battle!
November 20, 1995
During the fight with Regalia, Hikaru tries reaching out to Nova who disbelieves what everyone says about Debonair while the new allies help comfort people in the castle. Lantis is trapped inside the rogue Rune God...
The True Pillar is: Hikaru or Eagle?
27. The True Pillar is: Hikaru or Eagle?
November 13, 1995
The Crown room allows but Hikaru and eagle to enter but who will be able to handle or touch the crown to determine the new Pillar?
Hikaru in Shock: The Truth About Nova
26. Hikaru in Shock: The Truth About Nova
November 6, 1995
Eagle having been captured breaks out and starts searching for Lantis with his bio info he can then access the crown room. Lantis continues to interrogate Alcyone when Eagle confronts Lantis then all of a sudden Hikaru jumps into the middle of it as well.
Desperate Situation: Crisis Upon Lantis
25. Desperate Situation: Crisis Upon Lantis
October 30, 1995
As Umi and Fuu are continuing to fight the invasion of monsters storming the castle they discover the source of the monster's power are the children's fears being taken in like a big black ominous cloud spreading. Worried he hasn't been able to contact Eagle Geo makes the decision to attack, just then Aska shows up, not seeing the Rune Gods around she assumes that they have been defeated and calls out Sang Yung to protect her.
A Serious Match - Umi vs. Tarta and Tatra!
24. A Serious Match - Umi vs. Tarta and Tatra!
October 23, 1995
The crown starts to change shape as Hikaru and Eagle both safely enter the crown room. But which will become the new Pillar of Cephiro? Just then, Tarta and Tatra of Chizeta arrive aboard the Bravada. Umi leaves Ascot to protect the castle and heads out. Tarta and Tatra challenge her to a personal duel. They tell Umi that if she wins they will stop their invasion of Cephiro...
The Crown Room and the Pillar's Memory
23. The Crown Room and the Pillar's Memory
October 16, 1995
Eagle escapes from his cell and searches the castle for a way into the crown room. Since Eagle has biological data on Lantis, the intruder searchers for him and his sword. Eagle finds Lantis interrogating Alcyone and the two confront each other. Lantis sets to attack when Hikaru suddenly jumps into the battle! Meanwhile, Clef's rig and Lantis' sword start to glimmer...
Giant Sang Yung versus the NSX!
22. Giant Sang Yung versus the NSX!
September 18, 1995
Hikaru confesses her dreams concerning Nova and Debonair since she got back to Tokyo. Geo, worried by the loss of communication with Eagle, decides to attack. Just then, Aska's Dome reappears! Seeing that the Run-Gods are not out to battle, Aska thinks that Fuu has been defeated and calls giant Sang Yung to protect her!
Nova's Battle, and the Monster's Identity
21. Nova's Battle, and the Monster's Identity
September 11, 1995
Umi and Fuu continue fighting the monsters in the castle's residential quarters. Hikaru chases after Nova, who had threatened to kill Lantis. Nova finds him with Eagle, and promptly attacks! Meanwhile, Umi and Fuu are struggling against the monsters, but they realize that the black sphere is taking in the children's fear to create monsters…
Magic Knights and the Calm After the Storm
20. Magic Knights and the Calm After the Storm
September 4, 1995
Hikaru dreams of Cephiro from when it was peaceful. There, she sees the conversation between Lantis and Zagato, with princess Emeraude watching from behind the columns. Zagato asks Lantis about the Pillar system, and he answers...
Chaotic War at Cephiro Castle!
19. Chaotic War at Cephiro Castle!
August 28, 1995
Eagle, in combination with Geo's GTO, manages to break the barrier and enter Cephiro Castle. Inside, Alcyone responds to Debonair's call and allows the dark lady and her monsters to enter the castle! Selece and Windam attempt to block the GTO. Meanwhile Lantis heads for the top floor to confront Debonair at the crown room.
Eagle's All-out Attack on Cephiro Castle
18. Eagle's All-out Attack on Cephiro Castle
August 21, 1995
Hikaru has returned after reviving Rayearth's sword, but doesn't remember confessing her love to Lantis! Hikaru later bumps into him in the castle garden en route to see Clef. Meanwhile, aboard the bridge of Autozam's battleship NSX, Eagle commands for the launch of the Laguna Cannon to see how Cephiro will react. The attack on Cephiro castle has finally begun!
Revive! Hikaru's Sword
17. Revive! Hikaru's Sword
August 14, 1995
Aska tries to keep Fuu aboard the Dome, but Ferio jumps into the scene and rescues her! However, Hikaru's battle with Nova seems to be all but lost. Can Presea's desperate pleas to Hikaru reach the Magic Knight's heart?
Fuu versus Aska! The Life or Death Archery Match
16. Fuu versus Aska! The Life or Death Archery Match
August 7, 1995
Fuu, held captive aboard the Dome of Fahren, is brought before Aska. Upon hearing that the Rune-God is alive, Aska begs Fuu for one of her own. Fuu gently declines, but Aska doesn't listen. Fuu suggests an archery match, saying that if Aska wins she can have her Rune-God, but if she wins, she must be returned to Cephiro.
Umi and the Ambition of Tarta and Tatra
15. Umi and the Ambition of Tarta and Tatra
July 31, 1995
Umi, held captive by the mobile fortress Bravada, is forced into an outfit from Chizeta and then locked into a cage. The younger princess, Tarta, feels deep anger watching Umi, challenges Umi to a swordfight.
Hikaru and Friendships Torn Apart
14. Hikaru and Friendships Torn Apart
July 24, 1995
Nova skillfully confuses Hikaru her by distorting her memories of Umi and Fuu. Nova uses Hikaru's feelings towards Lantis to break Hikaru's determination. Hikaru's fears and doubts cause her to fall deeper into the darkness. Can Presea help her?
Hikaru's Wish and Presea's Secret
13. Hikaru's Wish and Presea's Secret
July 17, 1995
Hikaru sits depressed, unable to help her two kidnapped friends. Seeing Hikaru so sad, Presea is determined to revive the broken sword. Nova appears in Hikau's heart and tells her that every hardship she has faced is all Emeraude's fault. Hikaru, attacked by Nova's words, slowly falls into the darkness within…
Umi and Fuu and Fahren and Chizeta
12. Umi and Fuu and Fahren and Chizeta
July 10, 1995
Umi and Fuu head out to investigate without Hikaru, and encounter the guardian spirits of Chizeta. Aska from Fahren reappears in the skies above Cephiro for a rematch. Aska tries to prevent the Djinn from taking the two Rune-gods...
Chizeta's Mobile Fortress and a Powerless Hikaru
11. Chizeta's Mobile Fortress and a Powerless Hikaru
July 3, 1995
Hikaru returns to the castle, but with her sword broken, she cannot call for her Rune-God. Meanwhile, Clef's group captures Alcyone and interrogates her. Clef, feeling something more behind Alcyone's words, becomes even more concerned. Suddenly, Bravada - the mobile fortress of Chizeta - arrives at Cephiro carrying the two princesses Tarta and Tatra.
Nova and Regalia, Rune-God of the Devil
10. Nova and Regalia, Rune-God of the Devil
June 26, 1995
" am Nova, the one that will kill Hikaru..." Hikaru defends herself against Nova who ruthlessly attacks. Umi and Fuu arrive, but the three Rune-Gods are dragged into an alternative dimension created by Nova. Debonair appears to the three girls.
Eagle and a Captive Hikaru
9. Eagle and a Captive Hikaru
June 19, 1995
Umi and Fuu, sensing Hikaru is in danger, get into their Run Gods and fly off. Meanwhile. Hikaru awakens from her dream with Nova realizing that she is aboard the Battleship NSX. She is taken to Eagle, where Eagle explains why Autozam is invading Cephiro.
Hikaru and Lantis' Dangerous Journey
8. Hikaru and Lantis' Dangerous Journey
June 12, 1995
Hikaru and Lantis embarked on a journey in search of a new Pillar. Before them is a desolate wasteland so different from what Cephiro once looked like. In addition, the monsters that roam the land have grown in power. Eagle attacks the traveling pair and captures Hikaru. Lantis tries to follow, but Alcyone stands in his way!
The Secret of the Pillar of Cephiro
7. The Secret of the Pillar of Cephiro
June 5, 1995
The deterioration of Cephiro gains peed, and the girls must find a new Pillar soon. When about the qualifications for someone to become the Pillar, Clef shows the girls Princess Emeraude's crown. He tells them that only the one worthy of becoming the Pillar can touch the crown.
The Magic Knights and Aska of Fahren
6. The Magic Knights and Aska of Fahren
May 22, 1995
Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu ask Eagle why Autozam is invading Cephiro, when a giant metallic dragon appeared above them! It is Dome, the mobile fortress of Fahren, led by First Princess Aska, who wishes to become the Pillar of Cephiro. The girls follow Eagle's FTO which flew off to spy on Dome.
Hikaru and Nova in the Dream
5. Hikaru and Nova in the Dream
May 8, 1995
Hikaru and company head out to survey the NSX, but before them stands Alcyone! Hikaru, amidst the attacks from Alcyone, tries to convince her to fight along side them, but suddenly a change befalls Alcyone! She beings talking with an eerie voice that Hikaru has heard in her nightmares!
Magic Knights and the Battleship NSX
4. Magic Knights and the Battleship NSX
May 1, 1995
Late that night, Umi visits Clef, to apologize for originally not wanting to become a Magic Knight. Meanwhile, Fuu and Ferio were talking about Princess Emeraude and Hikaru awakes from a nightmare, and wanders sleeplessly around the castle. She finds Lantis comforting Mira. Suddenly, Autozam's battleship NSX appears above the Sephiro castle.
Autozam's Invasion and Lantis
3. Autozam's Invasion and Lantis
April 24, 1995
Ferio greets the three girls upon their return to the castle and explains that he is the younger brother of Princess Emeraude. The three girls are reunited with their old friends Caldina, Lafarga, and Ascot. They are introduced to Lantis, the younger brother of High Priest Zagato, who recently returned home from Autozam.
Cephiro and the Three Countries
2. Cephiro and the Three Countries
April 17, 1995
Now that Cephiro has lost its Pillar, Princess Emeraude, it is under attack from three countries - Autozam, Chizeta, and Fahren! Clef doesn't want the girls to get involved in this new war, but Hikaru Umi, and Fuu agree to it on their own.
A Departure and New Ties
1. A Departure and New Ties
April 10, 1995
Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu have been reunited with their families, but their hearts are still not at ease. The three promise to meet each other at Tokyo Tower, the place where they first met. Suddenly, with another mysterious flash of light, the three girls are whisked back to Cephiro, where Mokona and Clef await them.
Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth

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Magic Knight Rayearth began its course as a Japanese manga series created by the highly acclaimed, all-female staff of CLAMP (then including the talents of Ageha Ohkawa, Mokona, Satsuki Igarashi, and Tsubaki Nekoi). Published in Japan by Kodansha and in the United States by Tokyopop and Dark Horse, this delightful series was an instant success. It was converted into an anime directed by Toshihiro Hirano and written by CLAMP writer Ageha under the name Nanase Ohkawa. Produced by Yomiuri TV and Tokyo Movie Shinsha in Japan originally, it was quickly picked up in the US by Media Blaster and dubbed by Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

Combining the genres for action, adventure, mecha, and magical girl, Magic Knight Rayearth opens in modern day Tokyo where three fourteen year old girls from different schools, passionate Hikaru Shidou, elegant Umi Ryuuzaki, and gentle Fuu Hououji, meet for the first time and are transported to a magical world where the strength of magic is controlled by the heart. Desperate to get back home, these girls are tasked with waking the ancient and powerful Rune Gods, rescuing Princess Emeraudee from the High Priest Zagato, and bringing all of Cephiro out of danger.Magic Knight Rayearth is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 1994.

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Magic Knight Rayearth is available for streaming on the YTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Magic Knight Rayearth on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (829)