Cover image for Magic knight Rayearth. Volume 1
Title:
Magic knight Rayearth. Volume 1
Author:
CLAMP (Mangaka group)
Corporate Author:
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Tokyopop, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
203 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.

Reissued in celebration of the 10th anniversary of this title, featuring improved image quality, a new edit and a new design.

"First published in 1993 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo"--T.p. verso.

This book is printed "manga-style, " in the authentic Japanese right-to-left format.
Language:
English
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Magic knight Rayearth (Comic strip)
ISBN:
9781591820826
Format :
Book

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Summary

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 has been kidnapped by the sinister Zagato, and the three girls must save her.


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Library Journal Review

Umi, Fuu, and Hikaru are summoned back to the magical land of Cefiro, which is once again in peril. In the previous volume, the three young students from Tokyo were transported to Cefiro and learned to assume the mecha forms of the Magic Knights, elemental creatures that serve as Cefiro's guardians. Unfortunately, the Magic Knights destabilized the world they were charged with defending during their previous adventure. Now that invaders are set on conquering a vulnerable Cefiro, the three teenagers return to save once again the magical kingdom and assist in the quest to find a new princess of Cefiro. Magic Knight Rayearth is one of the earlier works by CLAMP, a superpower manga collective that has created reader favorites such as Chobits and XXXHOLiC. The naive and sweet girl characters, the fantastical mecha, the hyperbolically embellished character designs, and the alternate world setting place this series in a particular period of shojo manga. Verdict This series lacks some of the depth and complexity of CLAMP's later work, but it is suitable for younger readers, and it will complete the collections of devoted CLAMP fans.-Christine Gertz, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.