Lete seriesHikaru Umi and Fuu are not even acuainted when fate draws them together a blinding light transports them from Tokyo To The Magical Lan My the magical lan My of this book complicatedIt acts like a video game One with a super long exposition where next to nothing happens One where you sit and stare nable 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 CHRoNiCLEThe characters however are pretty good though the art can be a little off at times 35 stars This is a review for whole series Magic Knight Rayearth and Magic Knight Rayearth 2This 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 mangaI bought this manga when I didn t aware about manga intended to boysgirls market As a boy myself when I read it Now I am a naughty old boy P I found the story standardIf I read the manga now I would say the story is obviously predictable with thin characters But to find the worst aspect of this manga I should read ntil the endIf part 1 has a so so "story part 2 is worse If in other standard stories the fantasy world is expanding as "part 2 is worse If in other standard stories the fantasy world is expanding as story progressing in the Rayearth niverse the fantasy world is SHRINKING significantly and could disappear nless the protagonists do something about it The plot is reminding me of The Neverending Story movieWhat I don t like about the shrinking world of this story is on part 1 I only got a glimpse of the fantasy world not much details like the daily lives castles people etc then on part 2 I got even less The magical world feels so tiny with no detailsAnd still the setting could be forgivable with good plotscharacters But alas that is not the case The antagonists of both parts have defeatist attitude Different characters of each parts but the same attitude The climax of part 1 is better than part 2 so expect the stories getting worse and worse A beautiful return to girls fantasy stories such as The Wizard of Oz The Seven Year Old Wonder Book and Alice in Wonderland mingling with elements of the legendary epic and a classic roleplaying scenario conveyed within manga form The girls are a little older than in the stories mentioned above but the fate of a magical world is in their hands which they struggle to save Hikaru is tiny with with a brave heart filled with innocent enthusiasm and eagerness for any challenge or new experience which crosses her path Her affinity is fire Umi is elegant beautiful and a deft hand with a rapier possessing a sharp temper and a tendency to freak out in the face of trouble Her affinity is water Fuu is thoughtful pragmatic and has a keen eye and hand at archery displaying a playful almost mischievous sense of humour when facing the nknown All three girls. Princess Emeraude whose willpower keeps Cephiro safe has been kidnapped by the sinister Zagato and the three girls must become the legendary Magic Knights in order to save her It's not going to be easy as Zagato has se. Interesting enough that I would read in the series but
not enough that I m desperate for it Everything about this volume works for me and my personal preferences as enough that I m desperate for it Everything about this volume works for me and my personal preferences as reader I m going to describe the different elements for you but even though these elements are handled well this is definitely the type of work that depends on your personal preferences The story telling is specific to the time it was written in which includes a fast and typical est introduction This is a pure portal fantasy complete with normal high schoolers obtaining magical powers having to save a princess and wielding weapons for the first time The characters are distinctly different but not so much that they fall into tropes They read as organic people and are immediately likable Their friendship is instant and without conflict THE GIRL POWER ELEMENT THAT S IMPORTANT IN MAGICAL girl power element that s important in magical manga is emphasized as it should be I m enjoying rooting for our heroes and I m hoping that there will be character development throughout We re already being set p for interesting dynamics between the protagonists and secondary characters The secondary characters are not just props I can tell that if there will be deaths or betrayals they will hurt meI will be continuing on "With This Series Three "this series Three schoolgirls are magically whisked away from their class fieldtrip to the troubled land of Cephiro where they acuire 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 kindness loyalty and courage supports them and they learn to believe in themselves and each otherThis story is fairly predictable and commonplace magic powers legendary destiny the ancient mage guide ordinary people learning to battle monsters etc Yeah yeah heard it all before But the girls are so CUTE They re really lovely and adorable and I liked their hilarious dialogue They are not complex characters and I wish they had a little depth to them but they are definitely sweet I m not a huge fan of the art style In most of the action panels I can barely tell what is happening because there is sually monster blood spewing out or magical energy rays blinding everyone or something and the panel is just so busy Since it s in black and white it s hard to tell what is what But the rest of the art is clear and I like the classic manga styleThe writing is good but the story is nothing super special The art is good but not amazingly great So overall I enjoyed reading this I will continue to read the rest of the series Sometimes I really like to have a fluff read that is enjoyable but not earth shattering Definitely worth the read Review for comp. Hikaru Umi and Fuu are Tokyo schoolgirls with nothing else in common ntil one fateful day changes everything the three are summoned to the magical realm of Cephiro and find that their lives are inexorably intertwined. .
Finds themselves being summoned by Princess Emeraude of Rayearth who pleads with them to save her world when they disappear from their respective school touring groups at the Tokyo Tower Hikaru Umi and Fuu are thrown together encountering the ancient yet childlike sorcerer Guru Clef They also encounter the sensuously beautiful yet sinister High Priest Zagato and his minions determined to dispatch them also encounter the sensuously beautiful yet sinister High Priest Zagato and his minions determined to dispatch them they can become Magic Knights Alternating fleeing and fighting the trio of young heroes find themselves in the Forest of Silence There they must convince the mercurial and mysterious Weapomaster Presea to craft them the weapons they need to complete their est They also meet Mokona a strange creature whom appears to be an ally capable of helping them with the practical concerns of their journey like food and a place to sleep while they travel Hikaru Umi and Fuu are going to need all the help they can get as well as to muster their own strength For whether they can get the weapons they reuire or the very material to create those weapons depends on their own hearts The magic in this resonated for me in a special way which struck deep at what I hope to achieve in my own work Everything depended
emotion and The gems on the Magic Knights s gloves or some magical creatures or magic practictioners capable of making weapons tents and food appear and disappear reminded me of some of the children s classics I grew p with The backgrounds and character designs were exuisite detailed filled with intricate patterns or flowing shapes which evoked both the fantastic and the Baroue yet were niue The story has the simple directness of a fairy tale or a children s classic while offering hints of layers waiting beneath the simplicity The character of Presea was a marvelous blend of wisdom and fun interacting seamlessly with the three main characters and Mokona Other characters I took a while to warm p to but there was no one I especially disliked and a lot of what feels like intentional room for growth Light hearted playful moments balanced well with the gravity of the epic For all of these things I give this book four stars I do remember the anime Glad I picked this p did we step into some lame video game or whatUmi s face is soooo different in the manga from the anime it s kind of freaking "me out I do appreciate her concern regarding the availability of Haagen Daz in Cephirospeaking of Umi her insults towards Mokona "out I do appreciate her concern regarding the availability of Haagen Daz in Cephirospeaking of Umi her insults towards Mokona absolutely priceless chubby rabbit blob butterball chubbo a complete waste of spaceI loooove Fyula and want her to be my main mode of transportation for the rest of my life I also love the font sed for Zagato s words so elegant and Fuu s reference to Heinlein perfectiondon t get me started on Princess Emeraude clearly she was the inspiration for Princess Hinoto in X1999 Volume 01 Prelude and I have serious issues with her SERIOUS ISSUE. Nt his most powerful minions to stop the girls before they can fulfill their destinies Protected by an ancient wizard's blessing and determined to find their way home Hikaru Umi and Fuu begin the adventure of a lifetim. ,on emotion and