Rayearth (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Rayearth: Il sogno di Emeraude (Italian)
RayEarth: Las Guerreras Mágicas (Spanish)
Rayearth: Luchadoras de leyenda (Spanish)
レイアース (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: magical girl, mecha
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Hikaru, Umi and Fuu are just about to finish junior high and move away from each other. They don't want to be seperated, so a week before graduation they make a wish under a cherry blossom tree, to be together forever. The fairy of the tree hears their wish. That night they are out together having fun when Hikaru sees the fairy and runs blindly across the road to get to it. At this point her spirit guardian contacts her and gives her magic powers. She sees a man standing on Tokyo Tower in a vision, he sees her too, then he is attacked and is forced to sort of freeze the whole world, He, Hikaru, Umi, Fuu and the bad guys are the only ones left and the battle has begun.
User Ratings: 385 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:10, dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 37 votes (sub:22, dub:10, raw:1, others:4
3 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 65 votes (sub:44, dub:16, ?:2, others:3
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 98 votes (sub:55, dub:30, ?:3, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:8
3 Spanish dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Decent: 71 votes (sub:43, dub:24, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 37 votes (sub:25, dub:4, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
1 French subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 24 votes (sub:14, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 24 votes (sub:13, dub:10, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Awful: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
Seen in part or in whole by 967 users, rank: #1106 (of 6166)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.462 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9723, rank: #3630 (of 6158)
Weighted mean: 6.440 (Decent+), rank: #3644 (of 6158) (seen all: 6.52 / seen some: 5.75 / won't finish: 3.95)
Bayesian estimate: 6.476 (Decent+), rank: #3266 (of 4643)
Running time: 45 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Vintage: 1997-07-25
Release dates: We have 6
Ending Theme:
"All You Need is Love" by Naomi Tamura
Official website:
Links: We have 2
Rayearth OAV VHS 1-3 (Jan 8, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Rayearth OAV - Collection (DVD) 2003-04-29 (from $39.01)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Script: Manabu Nakamura
Original creator: CLAMP
Original Character Design: Apapa Mokona
Character Design: Megumi Kadonosono
Mecha design: Naoyuki Konno
Fumie Yamauchi (Polygram)
Ken Tsunoda (Kodansha)
Shozo Yoshioka (Tokyo Movie)
Tetsu Kojima (Tokyo Movie)

Art Supervision: Hiroshi Kato
Beasts Design: Keiji Gotoh
Editing: Hajime Okayasu
Filming supervisor: Takashi Nomura
Key Animation:
Akira Matsunaga (ep 1)
Asako Nishida (eps 2-3)
Keiji Gotoh (eps 1, 3)
Ken Ootsuka (ep 1)
Masahiro Yamane (ep 1)
Masanori Shino (ep 3)
Yoshihiko Umakoshi (ep 2)
Yumie Wada (eps 1-3)
Yutaka Nakamura (ep 1)
Music producer: Hiroki Horio (Polygram)
Picture supervisor: Shinobu Nishioka
Production Coordination: Sho Nikaido (Kodansha)
Production manager: Masayuki Nishimura (Tokyo Movie)
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Theme Song Performance: Naomi Tamura (ED)
Hekiru Shiina as Hikaru Shidou
Hiroko Kasahara as Fuu Hououji
Konami Yoshida as Umi Ryuuzaki

Akio Ohtsuka as Windam
Hideyuki Tanaka as Lexus
Juurouta Kosugi as Lantis
Megumi Ogata as Eagle
Minami Takayama as Ascot
Nozomu Sasaki as Clef
Takumi Yamazaki as Ferio
Tesshô Genda as Selece
Yuri Amano as Alcione
Yuri Shiratori as Mokona

Hideyuki Tanaka as Narrator
Juurouta Kosugi as Zagato
Megumi Ogata as Emeraude
Saeko Shimazu as Narrator
Japanese companies
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
Background Assistance:
Mizo Planning (ep 3)
Bihou, Inc. (ep 1)
Studio Easter (ep 3)
Bihou, Inc. (eps 2-3)
Studio Easter (ep 1)
CG Animation: TMS Photo
In-Between Animation:
ACCEL (ep 2)
Hadashi Pro (ep 2)
Marsa Inc. (ep 1)
Mizo Planning
Nakamura Production (eps 1-2)
Samtack (ep 3)
Studio DEEN (ep 1)
Studio March (ep 2)
Tamazawa Dogasha (ep 3)
Key Animation:
Nakamura Production
Studio Mu (ep 3)
Studio WAVE (ep 1)
Photography: TMS Photo
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Marvin Gleicher
Producer: Peter Bavaro

Line Producer: Margo Coughlin
Mix Engineer: Bill Donnelly
Script Adaptation: Peter Bavaro
Script Supervision:
Keith Burgess
Matt Perrier
Amy Birnbaum as Umi Ryuuzaki
Lisa Ortiz as Fuu Hououji
Tara Jayne as Hikaru Shidou

Adam Masterelli as Eagle
Angora Deb as Alcyone
Dan Stevens as Lantis
Immy Uncle as Master Mage Clef
Jim Ensz as Ferio
Keith Howard as Windom
Vince Jarret as Ceres
English companies
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Licensed by: Manga Entertainment
Post Production: Skypilot Entertainment
Recording Facility: Laughing Dog Studios
Recording Studio: Skypilot Entertainment
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Eric Etcheverry
Dominique Vallee as Hikaru

Dominique Vallee as Mokona
Eric Etcheverry as Lantis
Eric Peter as
Laurence Bréheret as
Martial Leminoux as Felio
Nathalie Bleynie as Emeraude
Thierry Kazazian as
French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Midisync
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Azucena Díaz (Spain dub)
Translation: Sandra Ruiz (Spain dub)

ADR Engineer: Héctor Ruiz (Spain dub)
Mix Engineer: Raúl Echevarría (Spain dub)
Ana María Camps as Fuu Hououji(Spain dub)
Angelines Santana as Lucy(Hikaru)
Eva Lluch as Hikaru Shidou(Spain dub)
Gladys Parra as Marina(Umi)
Marcela Bordes as Anais(Fuu)
Paula Ribó as Umi Ryuuzaki(Spain dub)

Angel del Río as Lantis(Spain dub)
Azucena Díaz as Alcyone(Spain dub)
Elisabet Bargalló as Ascot(Spain dub)
Guillermo Romano as Ceres
Jordi Pons as Windam(Spain dub)
Jordi Salas as Eagle(Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano as Ceres(Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Lexus(Spain dub)
Roger Pera as Clef(Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Ferio(Spain dub)

Carlos Carrillo as Zagato
Erika Araujo as Princesa Esmeralda
Guillermo Romano as
Maria Rosa Guillén as Esmeralda(Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Narrator(Spain dub)
Ramón Hernández as Zagato(Spain dub)
Ruben Trujillo as Rafaga(Lafarga)
Victor Mares Jr. as Ascot

Azucena Díaz(Spain dub)
Cristal Barreyro(Spain dub)
Victoria Ramos(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Buzz Channel (Spain; 2007-07-17)
TV Azteca
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing: VDI - Point.360 (Latin America)
Dubbing Studio: Dubbing Films (Spain dub)
Home Video: Quality Films (Chile)
Translation: DARUMA (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Stefania Patruno
Dialogues: Enrica Minini
Alessandra Karpoff as Hikaru Shido
Cinzia Massironi as Umi Ryuzaki
Emanuela Pacotto as Fuu Hooji

Loredana Nicosia as Emeraude
Patrizio Prata as Ferio
Riccardo Lombardo as Rayearth
Riccardo Rovatti as Windom

Diego Sabre as Lantis
Irene Scalzo as Ascot
Marcello Cortese as Eagle
Marco Balzarotti as Zagato
Stefania Patruno as Voce Narrante
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Italia 1
Publisher: Yamato Video
German staff
German cast
German companies
Anime-Virtual (Germany)
Kazé Germany (now)
Production: Anime Virtual
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Translation: Niels Viveen

Script Check: Kaj Schulten
Dutch companies
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A.
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Yvette Tagura as Luce(Hikaru Shidou)

Yvette Tagura as Ascot
Tagalog companies
GMA Network 
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