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Magic Knight Rayearth I, Vol. 1

(Magic Knight Rayearth #1)

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Hikaru, Umi and Fuu are Tokyo schoolgirls with nothing else in common, until one fateful day changes everything: the three are summoned to the magical realm of Cephiro and find that their lives are inexorably intertwined. Princess Emeraude, whose willpower keeps Cephiro safe, has been kidnapped by the sinister Zagato, and the three girls must become the legendary Magic Kni ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published August 5th 2003 by TokyoPop (first published July 20th 1994)
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Sushi (寿司)
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L'anime l'ho visto ma non mi ricordo se mai tutto ma non importa il nome Clamp vuol dire comprare a scatola chiusa. Purtroppo questa è la seconda volta che compro questo manga. La causa è l'umidità. Volevo rileggerlo e andando per prenderlo vedo che i tre volumi si sono attaccati ad altri. Io idiota provo a staccarli e vengono via pezzi di copertine. (Allora te le sognavi le sovracoperte plastificate che si sarebbero staccate facilmente). All'inizio ci sono rimasta male mai poi ho visto sul sito ...more
Jokoloyo
This is a review for whole series: Magic Knight Rayearth and Magic Knight Rayearth 2.

This manga is my first ever read work by CLAMP. The art is as beautiful as people talk, I can't argue with it. The art is the biggest contribution for enjoying this manga.

I bought this manga when I didn't aware about manga intended to boys/girls market. As a boy myself (when I read it. Now I am a naughty old boy :P), I found the story standard.

If I read the manga now, I would say the story is obviously predictab
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Lau
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Había leído este manga cuando era más chica y no recordaba lo bonito que era, me gusta mucho mucho el estilo de dibujo de las CLAMP. Soy fan hace muchos años de estas autoras, y tenía un pelito de miedo de verlas con otros ojos ahora, pero la verdad me siguen pareciendo geniales.

Esta es otra historia de magical girls, pero realmente es muy distinta de Sailor Moon. Tiene otro tipo de argumento y se nota que es un poco más moderno.
Hikaru, Umi y Fuu (no Lucy, Anaís y Marina *escalofrío*) fueron tr
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Niina
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, manga
Magic Knight Rayearth - Taikasoturit 1 oli nostalginen matka nuoruuteeni. Katsoin nimittäin mangasta tehtyä animesarjaa tv:stä ollessani vielä yläasteella vuonna 2000. Katsoin myös Sailor Moonia samoihin aikoihin.

Olin unohtanut MKR:n juonen lähes kokonaan, mutta se teki lukemisesta hauskempaa, kun ei tiennyt mitä tulee tapahtumaan. Ensimmäisessä osassa esitellään vasta vähän hahmoja ja outoa fantasiamaailmaa nimeltään Cephiro. Varasinkin heti kirjastosta lisää luettavaa, sillä tarina pääsi vast
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Selena
My opinion of this book: complicated



It acts like a video game. One with a super long exposition where next to nothing happens. One where you sit and stare, unable to do anything for forever. Too much talking, not enough action, and when we get action, it's anti-climactic. Though, CLAMP has always seemed to struggle with fight scenes (excepting Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE).

The characters, however, are pretty good, though the art can be a little... off at times.
Kari Trenten
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful return to girls’ fantasy stories such as The Wizard of Oz, The Seven Year Old Wonder Book, and Alice in Wonderland, mingling with elements of the legendary epic and a classic roleplaying scenario conveyed within manga form. The girls are a little older than in the stories mentioned above, but the fate of a magical world is in their hands, which they struggle to save.

Hikaru is tiny, with with a brave heart, filled with innocent enthusiasm and eagerness for any challenge or new experi
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Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
✵ Everything about this volume works for me and my personal preferences as a reader. I'm going to describe the different elements for you but even though these elements are handled well, this is definitely the type of work that depends on your personal preferences.
✵ The story-telling is specific to the time it was written in which includes a fast and typical quest introduction.
✵ This is a pure portal fantasy, complete with normal high schoolers obtaining magical powers, having to save a princess
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Alexandra
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I do remember the anime! Glad I picked this up!
Matti Karjalainen
CLAMP-nimimerkin alle kätkeytyvän manganelikon "Magic Knight Rayearth #1: Taikasoturit" (Punainen jättiläinen, 2013) on taikatyttömangaa kliseisimmillään. Hikaru, Umi ja Fuu, kolme tavallista koulutyttöä, tempaistaan kesken luokkaretken Cephiron fantasiamaailmaan. Siellä he saavat kuulla olevansa legendaarisia taikasotureita, joiden apua tarvitaan prinsessa Emerauden vapauttamiseen ja maailman pelastamiseen. Ja sitten lähdetään matkalle, jonka aikana mitellään erilaisia demoneja vastaan ja pääst ...more
Denise
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-2015
Three ordinary schoolgirls from Tokyo are transported to another world. Summoned by the imprisoned Princess Emeraude, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu are meant to become the so-called Magic Knights - legendary warriors who alone can save the princess and return peace to the world of Cephiro. Warned that should they fail, they can never return to their own world, the girls set out on their quest where danger awaits them at every turn. This was one of the first manga series I ever read (and re-read, many man ...more
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Three ordinary schoolgirls are magically whisked away from their class fieldtrip to the troubled land of Cephiro, where they acquire elemental powers. The benevolent ruler of Cephiro has been kidnapped by the evil Zagato, and the girls must brave many trials in order to become the legendary Magic Knights and save the land. With the help of a mysterious guru sent to guide them, they battle monsters, discover their powers, and meet friends and enemies along the way. But through it all, their kindn ...more
Fel
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
중학교 다녔을 때 이 시리즈는 영어로 출판됐고 그때 많이 즐겨 읽었습니다. 그리고 <카드 캡터 사쿠라: 클리어 카드> 시리즈를 출판된 권을 다 읽어서 다른 만화를 찾으려고 중고서점에서 한국어 된 <레이어스>를 보자마자 샀습니다. 클램프의 스타일이 어떻게 변경되는지 궁금했고 다시 읽고 싶기도 합니다.

사실.... 쉬운 책도 읽고 싶습니다.

이야기를 잊어 벌릴 것 같다고 생각하는데 아직 많은 부분이 기억난 듯합니다. 영어로 번역이랑 한국어로 번역은 몇몇 차이가 있습니다. 영어로 주인공은 일본 이름으로 불리는데 한국어로 새로운 이름을 생겼습니다. 그리고 주인공들이 도쿄에서 오는 대신에 서울에서 온 것입니다.

그 건 빼고 다른 차이가 없는 것 같습니다. 어쩌면 그 건밖에 차이가 없을지 모르는데 몇몇 일본 문화적인 걸 지금 더 이해할 수 있게 느꼈습니다. 영어로 된 책은 고향에 있어서 다른 차이를 확인 못 합니다.

어쨌든, 기억만큼 여전히 재매있는 이야기입니다. 써니가 진정한
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Tommibaloo
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Il primo volume della saga racconta la storia del regno di Cefiro e delle sua principessa Emeraude, i quali sono in pericolo per colpa del sommo sacerdote Zagato. La leggenda narra che tre leggendari cavalieri magici arriveranno e salveranno il regno. Questi tre cavalieri non sono altro che tre studentesse delle medie di Tokyo, pianeta Terra: Hikaru, Umi e Fu. Ignare del proprio destino, con caratteri e poteri completamente diversi, verranno catapultate in un mondo nuovo pieno di magie e meravig ...more
Sarah
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
A cute start to a manga series starring three magical girls who are whisked from Tokyo to the land of Cephiro, where they must become knights and save the kingdom. The art style is lovely and the story is sweet and easy to follow. Plus, it's always fun to read stories that flip the damsel-in-distress trope: sure, the princess needs saving, but it's three girls who have the power to do so.
Chiara Vecchi
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sono tornata a quando ero bambina, adoravo gli anime (a quei tempi si chiamano semplicemente CARTONI) di questa serie, Una porta socchiusa ai confini del sole! Ho voluto recuperare i manga in blocco, non vedo l'ora di andare avanti!! Più leggo più mi rendo conto di ricordami varie cose!
Teetee
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-shojo
One of my favorite CLAMP series!!
Tabea Vanessa
It’s cute. I really like the artwork!
Boundless
DNF (~33%) - I like the characters, but they and the plot don't really stand out enough for me.
Emilynaru
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Rosie (Rosie Reads)
Solid start! I’m excited to read more!
Vyou
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mangas-completed
#MangaMadnessReadathon
Annie
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love CLAMP stories, and this one has an amazing start, cant wait to see what will happen. ...more
R
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting! Gotta love Clamp! They've got me hooked on the story and loving the characters, as usual!
Mily Cruz
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A truly magical trip back to a more innocent and impressionable time in my life. Loved it!!!
Shawna (BacchusVines)
This is such a classic magical girl gang series. I love MKR, and remember growing up reading it with my sister. <3
Martina Pagani
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I love this. I love the CLAMP, I love their style, their pictures and their stories.
Lil' Violet
Sep 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Magic Knight Rayearth review

Art: CLAMP's Work is iconic and beautiful very soft and shojo and mystical A

Characters: Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu. Hikaru is an animal lover and short smart and determined, umi is tough and hard headed at time and fuu is the air headed humors logical pessimistic these three girls along with the other characters they come across are very well defined and while there names are hard to remember at first which one is which their personality shine though enough that you know w
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Margaryta
May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
When adding books to the cart on one of the websites where I shop for books I found this manga, but it wasn't in the three seperate volumes - they had a copy where all three volumes had been compiled together, so I had ordered that one because I had thought that this manga looked interesting enough to buy all three volumes at once. Also, it was from Clamp and that company has really amazed me with its storylines, the way they always come out so vibrant and interesting. The art is of course getti ...more
Amber
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I happened on this series after discovering MixxZine in my search for the Sailor Moon "comic" - I was not disappointed!

Rayearth is a phenomenal manga and deserves more attention (which it may get now that it has been reprinted in omnibus format!) The story follows Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, three junior high students transported from Tokyo Tower to the land of Cephiro during a field trip. They learn they are the Magic Knights, heroes called upon to save Cephiro, and that their ability to return home
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marisa.
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have a real fondness for this series in my heart. I read it when I was young, and other than CCS, it was the first of CLAMP I've read. I have never been the biggest fan of their art style (NOODLE PEOPLE) and was never interested in many of their series, and I honestly don't know how I got into this series. I think I just saw it at a book fair or something and gave it a try?

Anyway, it's your standard epic fantasy fare. An adventure quest to save a princess in a magical world unfamiliar to them.
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