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Magic Knight Rayearth I, Vol. 1 (Magic Knight Rayearth #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  8,288 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
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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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
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
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
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.
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
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
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-shojo
One of my favorite CLAMP series!!
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
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
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
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.
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads, favorites
10/10 (Nostalgia Factor: 2 pts.) -- I first read this series when it was serialised in MixxZine (later Tokyopop Magazine) in the late 1990s. I was a wee one looking for similar to Sailor Moon, and this really suited me. Sometime before I graduated from hs in 2007, I bought the three manga editions of the first series, but haven't reread them since -- until now.

In some ways, this series is more complex than Sailor Moon. You only have three main magical girls, meaning you have space on the page to
Magic Knight Rayearth reuses an old plot line: on a field trip, three girls from different schools are transported to a magical world called Cephiro. It's their job to learn magic and train to defeat the evil enemy Zagato who has kidnapped Princess Emeraude. Story-wise, there's nothing unique about it. The girls are rather underdeveloped at this point in time (though I've only read the first volume), and as of the end of this installment, Zagato is evil for the sake of evil and everyone else - g ...more
Ofa Fotu
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: engl-420
This is the first Manga book I have ever read - it was fun. It is like a graphic novel. It was a fantasy book - portal book.. three little girls get pulled into a fantasy world to save the princess and therefore that whole world. they are magic knights that have to learn their magic and their capabilities by facing different foe and monsters and meeting people that will help them along the way. It was cute. the language is english, but I could tell that it was more culturally rooted japanese cul ...more
Indah Threez Lestari
Entah kenapa waktu dulu manga ini diterbitkan Elex, aku tidak tertarik untuk membelinya, meskipun belakangan setelah menyukai CLAMP kemudian menyesal karena koleksi karya CLAMP jadi tidak lengkap.

Eh, tak dinyana tak diduga waktu sedang hunting manga untuk Program BUBU di toko buku bekas di Plaza Semanggi aku menemukan seri ini, lengkap pula. Meskipun koleksi terbitan 1996 ini dibandrol dengan harga 20rb per jilid (lebih mahal dari harga komik Elex yang baru!), tapi kuanggap pantaslah dari segi k
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allgemein: Magic Knight Rayearth von Clamp ist eine 6teilige Reihe über 3 Mädchen, die in die Welt namens Cephiro gerufen werden, um diese zu retten. Dabei steht vor allem der großartige Humor im Vordergrund, doch auch tiefgründige Gedanken über da Glück von vielen gegenüber einzelnen, über Schuld, Trauer und Liebe spielen eine Rolle
Band 1: Mehrere Schulklassen unternehmen einen Ausflug zum Tokyo Tower. Drei Mädchen davon hören eine Stimme - und befinden sich plötzlich im Sturflug in einer ander
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I had never heard of Manga comics before. To the mortals-less-aware, these are Japanese comics with a peculiar style of art and reading. So basically, flip the books over and start reading from the last page, which - technically, is your first page. To add to it, a page has to be read right to left! The new style of reading brought about a sense of wonder. To add to it, the illustrations are pretty captivating. It does take a little effort to make out one image from another but this book really ...more
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
3 Stars for Magic Knight Rayearth I

Quick Bit

This is a re-read for me and I find I don't love it as much the second time around, which is kind of unsual for me when it comes to manga I actually decide to re-read.

So basically Magic Knight Rayearth is the story of 3 girls taken magically from a field trip in Tokyo to another world called Ciphiro. In this world evil runs amok with no one pulling on the reins to slow it down. These three girls become magic knights and free the spirits to help save
Aug 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
My younger sisters are proud of me for finally reading a manga. It's an interesting experience, reading right-to-left, something I should be doing more often because I'm Chinese but I'm illiterate in it.

As for the manga itself, it's a fun story. The art is a little weird at times. I don't like Princess Emeraude's eyes because they're too big and smudgy. The other characters' eyes are fine. Mokona is adorable. I much prefer CLAMP's artwork in Tsubasa, though. Dialogue is unrealistic and unnatura
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Magical girl manga is my deepest shame big guilty pleasure. There is something about it that draws me in despite how predictable it all is.

Magic Knight Rayearth is a story of 3 young girls sucked from a field trip in Tokyo to another world called Ciphiro. This world is almost overrun with evil and only these three girls can become magic knights and free the spirits to save this world.

As a first volume in a manga this is a good start. The world has been established and you have a pretty good ide
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Three girls from different schools are transported to a magical world. There, they discover that they are legendary knights who must save the world. I have to say, I expected a little more from CLAMP. It's not terrible, but the story suffered from an abundance of inane dialog and waaaaay too much chibi artwork. I got the impression that they were trying to be humorous like .hack or Dragon Knights. They failed miserably.

Kids in their early teens will probably enjoy it. Which makes sense, since th
Girl In The Trap
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Un Roll Playing Game hecho manga.
La historia gira en torno a tres heroínas con distintas personalidades que entran en este nuevo mundo y les es encargada una misión que determinará, para bien o para mal, el resto de sus vidas y sus vínculos. Es claramente una historia inspirada en un juego de rol, con varias referencias al respecto, que gustará a cualquier género.
Se divide en dos partes, difirieron notablemente una de otra, pero que generan que uno no se canse de leer. El final es increíble, cre
Kelley Ross
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I really enjoyed this volume! The pictures are beautiful and I can already tell that I'm going to like the storyline because it involves exploring and adventure. There also seem to be a lot of female characters, and they are all really prettily drawn. :) This novel centers around Umi, Fuu, and Hikaru and their sudden transport to Cephiro. So far they have met a smith named Presia and a guru named Clef who wears a lot of headgear and looks like a ten-year-old. As an added plus, there is also Moko ...more
Janie G
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rereading Magic Knight Rayearth is very nostalgic for me, it was one my very first manga series. I never finished the series because I was reading them YEARS AND YEARS ago before internet shopping exploded, so the availability of complete series was often rare.

I love that the girls quickly become friends and support each other. The story doesn't seem like anything terribly original, but it is fun and cute. Where Rayearth truly shines is in the artwork and the page layout and flow. The books are
Dan Chisholm
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
When three girls on a school field trip are magically transported to another world, they learn that they are the last hope to save the kingdom from utter destruction.

The novels play out much like a video game would, the novels even lampshade this multiple times throughout all three books.

The three Magic Knight Rayearth series would be a good stepping stone for people just getting into graphic novels or mangas. The tone tends to shift from serious to humorous to melancholy relatively frequently,
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm really disappointed with the first volume, mostly because I placed much higher expectations on it than I should have. It's a slow start, and the characters so far are lacking in what usually makes CLAMP characters charming and engaging, but I have faith in the rest of the series and that the other 5 volumes will be far more enjoyable. The whole read left to right thing is also something that kept me from really getting into it for some reason, but I'm sure that once I'll get used to this it ...more
Eva Rose
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-favs
Behold the classics of the magical genre that came after the ground breaking manga 美少女戦士セーラームーン 1 Sailor Moon. This right here is a classic, CLAMP has a magic touch folks, and their graphics are second to none.

Drama, love, pain, betrayal, shock and some of the amazing drawings and panels around. This manga has it all. I will never forget my first glimpse of this manga, it is so rich, so magical, so full of life.

Amazing stuff.
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Ōkawa Nanase 大川七瀬
[born: 2 May 1967; Ōsaka, bloodtype: A]

Mokona Apapa もこなあぱぱ
[born: 16 Jun 1968, Kyōto; bloodtype: A]

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[born: 21 Jan 1969, Kyōto; bloodtype: O]

Igarashi Satsuki 五十嵐さつき
[born: 8 Feb 1969, Kyōto; bloodtype: A]

CLAMP originally began in 1989 as a twelve-member dōjinshi circle, but by 1990, the circle had diminished from twelve to seven. Of the remaining seven, Tamayo Akiya
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Magic Knight Rayearth (6 books)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth I, Vol. 2 (Magic Knight Rayearth I, #2)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth I, Vol. 3 (Magic Knight Rayearth I, #3)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth II, Vol. 1 (Magic Knight Rayearth II, #1)
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