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Rayearth 

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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Amy Birnbaum ...  Umi Ryuuzaki 2 episodes, 1997
Jim Ensz Jim Ensz ...  Ferio 2 episodes, 1997
Tesshô Genda ...  Selece 2 episodes, 1997
Keith Howard Keith Howard ...  Windom 2 episodes, 1997
Vince Jarret Vince Jarret ...  Ceres 2 episodes, 1997
Hiroko Kasahara Hiroko Kasahara ...  Fuu Hououji 2 episodes, 1997
Jûrôta Kosugi 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 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 Hekiru Shiina ...  Hikaru Shidou 2 episodes, 1997
Yuri Shiratori ...  Mokona 2 episodes, 1997
Dan Stevens Dan Stevens ...  Lantis 2 episodes, 1997
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Hideyuki Tanaka ...  Lexus 2 episodes, 1997
Immy Uncle 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
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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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To Save This Earth, Will Safeguard Our Dreams


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Japan

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29 August 2000 (USA) See more »

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Rayearth: Luchadoras de leyenda See more »

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Spoofed in Majokko kishi za mobi (1996) See more »

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All You Need is Love
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Naomi Tamura
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Dark fantasy, stunning results
30 August 2008 | by Luke224See all my reviews

As her graduation comes closer, Hikaru, Umi and Fuu realize their lives are going to change abruptly in some weeks. They are going to move and maybe they won't be seeing teach other for a long time. They gather under a cherry three which is said to be enchanted and ask for their friendship to remain eternally strong.

Suddenly a magical rabbit-like being –Mokona- appears and unchains a series of terrible events first in Tokyo and then in the rest of the world. The decadent planet of Cephiro has arrived to Earth in order to accomplish the orders of their mysterious princess. While some of the strongest warriors of Cephiro appear, Clef (a priest from the magic kingdom who doesn't agree with the invasion) and Mokona choose the girls to go through a divine mission that will save their planet and their friendship awakening three warrior deities.

"Rayearth" is a three-chaptered mini-series which re-tells the story of the comic book "Magic Knight Rayearth" and its popular 1994 adaptation on TV. As it is usual in the works of CLAMP group, the standards of animation quality are really high (even for nowadays) with haughty backgrounds, graceful movements and stylized character design.

The plot might sound too apocalyptic for those who followed the previous adaptation, but in its darker, melancholic and compelling tone "Rayeath" gets viewer's attention easily. Its heroines are well depicted with emotional depth and many layers of personality, although some others may remain superficially treated. It's mainly a series about a tragic separation and a fight for the three girls to survive not only this huge battle but also for their friendship to remain the same.


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