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29 August 2000 (USA) See more »
To Save This Earth, Will Safeguard Our Dreams
When the kingdom of Cephiro invades Earth, three girls (Hikaru, Umi and Fuu) are chosen to awake mythical spirits to protect the planet
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 (Series Cast [24])
Amy Birnbaum ... Umi Ryuuzaki (2 episodes, 1997)
Jim Ensz ... Ferio (2 episodes, 1997)
Tesshô Genda ... Selece (2 episodes, 1997)
Keith Howard ... Windom (2 episodes, 1997)
Vince Jarret ... Ceres (2 episodes, 1997)
Hiroko Kasahara ... Fuu Hououji (2 episodes, 1997)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Zagato (2 episodes, 1997)
Rachael Lillis ... Various Schoolgirls (2 episodes, 1997)
Mona Marshall ... Ascot (2 episodes, 1997)

Adam Mastrelli ... Eagle (2 episodes, 1997)
Megumi Ogata ... Emeraude (2 episodes, 1997)
Lisa Ortiz ... Fuu Hououji (2 episodes, 1997)
Debora Rabbai ... Alcyone (2 episodes, 1997)

Tara Sands ... Hikaru Shidou (2 episodes, 1997)
Nozomu Sasaki ... Clef (2 episodes, 1997)
Hekiru Shiina ... Hikaru Shidou (2 episodes, 1997)
Yuri Shiratori ... Mokona (2 episodes, 1997)
Dan Stevens ... Lantis (2 episodes, 1997)
Minami Takayama ... Ascot (2 episodes, 1997)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Lexus (2 episodes, 1997)
Immy Uncle ... Master Mage Clef (2 episodes, 1997)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Ferio (2 episodes, 1997)
Konami Yoshida ... Umi Ryuuzaki (2 episodes, 1997)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Windam (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Directed by
Toshihiro Hirano (2 episodes, 1997)
Keitarô Motonaga (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Writing credits
Clamp (2 episodes, 1997)
Manabu Nakamura (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Peter Bavaro .... producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... line producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Akio Izumikawa .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Shunzo Kato .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Yasuo Katsuki .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Tetsu Kojima .... producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Ken Tsunoda .... producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Original Music by
Toshihiko Sahashi (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Sound Department
Bill Donnelly .... sound mixer: dialog recordist (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Animation Department
Mokona Apapa .... original character designer (2 episodes, 1997)
Megumi Kadonosono .... character designer (2 episodes, 1997)

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USA:60 min
Germany:16 | Italy:T | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated (suggested 13+)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Improves on the series, alone one of the best, 4 August 2001
Author: himitsu

The Rayearth OAV series is one of the best works CLAMP has produced. People familiar with the TV series will find delight in seeing their favorite characters presented in new ways, but the series demands very little knowledge of the TV series, making it easy for almost anyone to watch. Shidou Hikaru, Ryuuzaki Umi, and Houoji Fuu are longtime friends who fear their separation after graduating from school. But, new forces are coming into Tokyo, threatening the populace and throwing the three girls into the battle. The animation is typical CLAMP (read: beautiful), but better than the TV series. The plot is darker than the comparatively bubbly TV series, but I found it more enjoyable this way. The characters are an assortment of faithful to the series and newly created personalities, but are still as captivating as always.

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