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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) (in credits order)
Amy Birnbaum ... Umi Ryuuzaki (voice: English version)

Lisa Ortiz ... Fuu Hououji (voice: English version)

Tara Sands ... Hikaru Shidou (voice: English version) (as Tara Jayne)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Ensz ... Ferio (voice: English version)
Tesshô Genda ... Selece (voice)
Keith Howard ... Windom (voice: English version)
Vince Jarret ... Ceres (voice: English version)
Hiroko Kasahara ... Fuu Hououji (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Zagato (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Various Schoolgirls (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall ... Ascot (voice: English version)

Adam Mastrelli ... Eagle (voice: English version) (as Adam Masterelli)
Megumi Ogata ... Emeraude (voice)
Debora Rabbai ... Alcyone (voice) (as Angora Deb)
Nozomu Sasaki ... Clef (voice)
Hekiru Shiina ... Hikaru Shidou (voice)
Yuri Shiratori ... Mokona (voice)
Dan Stevens ... Lantis (voice: English version)
Jennifer Stigile ... Royce (voice: English version)
Minami Takayama ... Ascot (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Lexus (voice)
Immy Uncle ... Master Mage Clef (voice: English version)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Ferio (voice: Japanese version)
Konami Yoshida ... Umi Ryuuzaki (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Windam (voice)

Directed by
Toshihiro Hirano 
Keitarô Motonaga 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clamp  characters
Manabu Nakamura  script

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

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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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