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Magic Knight Rayearth (manga)

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Alternative title:
魔法騎士 (マジックナイト) レイアース (Japanese)
Guerreiras Mágicas de Rayearth (Portuguese)
Luchadoras de Leyenda (Spanish)
魔法騎士雷阿斯 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, fantasy
Themes: magical girl
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, girls from separate schools, find themselves linked together as they fall through the floor during a field trip to the Tokyo Tower. They land in a place called Cephiro, where their will controls what happens. They meet with Guru Clef and find out that they were summoned to save Princess Emeraude who has been imprisoned by High Priest Zagato. They learn magic and acquire weapons on their quest to save Cephiro from the evils of Zagato.
User Ratings: 444 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 35 votes (Eng:13, sub:10, dub:7, raw:2, others:3
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 German
 Excellent: 81 votes (Eng:34, dub:23, sub:15, ?:3, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish
 Very good: 118 votes (Eng:57, dub:21, sub:20, ?:5, raw:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:11
3 French subtitled
3 Portuguese
1 Russian
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Italian
1 German
 Good: 113 votes (Eng:63, sub:24, dub:13, ?:5, others:8
1 Portuguese
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Danish
1 Chinese (Taiwan)
1 French dubbed
1 German
1 French
1 German subtitled
 Decent: 52 votes (Eng:28, dub:8, sub:7, ?:2, raw:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 27 votes (Eng:19, ?:2, sub:2, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese
1 Italian subtitled
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:5, Eng:4, others:1
1 French edited dub
 Weak: 7 votes (Eng:6, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Bad: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 1108 users, rank: #50 (of 6745)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.486 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.5297, rank: #2257 (of 7480)
Weighted mean: 7.402 (Good+), rank: #2698 (of 7480) (seen all: 7.56 / seen some: 6.69 / won't finish: 4.88)
Bayesian estimate: 7.405 (Good+), rank: #1749 (of 3491)
Number of tankoubon: 3
1993-11 to 1995-02 (serialized in Nakayoshi)
2006-08-25 to 2006-10-25 (Sweden)
Release dates: We have 24
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Graphic novel
    Magic Knight Rayearth (GN 1) 2003-08-05 (from $4.94)
    Magic Knight Rayearth (GN 2) 2003-10-14 (from $4.99)
    Magic Knight Rayearth (GN 3) 2003-12-09 (from $13.00)
    Magic Knight Rayearth - Box Set (GN 1-3) 2002-11-19 (from $44.80)
    Magic Knight Rayearth [Omnibus] (GN) 2007-06-12 (from $4.26)
    Magic Knight Rayearth [Omnibus] (GN) 2011-07-19 (from $29.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: CLAMP
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English cast
Anita Sengupta
Melissa Tanaka (2019)

Adaptation: Jamie S. Rich
Associate Editor:
Jake Forbes (Vol. 4-5)
Katherine Kim (Vol. 5-6)
Copy Editing: Bryce Coleman
Cover Design:
Patrick Hook
Phil Balsman (2019)
Design: Kat Larson (Omnibus)
Editorial Assistant: Annie Gullion (Omnibus)
Graphic Assistant:
Dao Sirivisal (Vol. 6)
Steve Kindernay (Vol. 4-6)
Graphic Design: Akemi Imafuku
Layout: Monalisa DeAsis
Abigail Blackman (2019)
John Clark (Omnibus)
Production manager: Fred Lui
Publisher: Mike Richardson (Omnibus)
Aristotle Licuan (Vol. 3)
Carol Conception (Vol. 5)
Henry Liao (Vol. 3)
Jinky De Leon (Vol. 5)
John Clark (Omnibus)
Paul Kahle (Vol. 3)
Romualdo Viray II (Vol. 6)
Roselyn Santos (Vol. 5)
Wilbert Lucana (Vol. 4, 6)
Special Thanks To:
Jake Forbes (Omnibus)
Jemiah Jefferson (Omnibus)
John Schork (Omnibus)
Kiyokazu Fujimoto (Omnibus)
Michael Gombos (Omnibus)
Yoshie Yokoi (Omnibus)
VP of Publishing: Henry Kornman
English companies
Licensed by:
Dark Horse Comics (2011)
Kodansha Comics (2019)
French cast
French staff
Myriam Saint-Pierre (Vol. 1)
Raphaël Pasquier (Vol. 1)

Adaptation: François Jacques (Vol. 2-6)
French companies
Publisher: Pika Édition
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Nacha Medrano (Spain)
Noriko Kishimoto (Spain)

Design: Verónica Casas (Spain)
Digital Editing: Ximena Bolbarán (Spain)
Digital Edition: Fernando Miranda (Spain)
Editing: Mari Carmen Vila (Spain)
Logo Design:
Ferran Delgado (Spain)
Pere Olivé (Spain)
Spanish companies
Licensed by:
Editorial Ivréa (Argentina)
Kamite Comics (Mexico)
Norma Editorial (Spain; 2009)
Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain)
Translation: Traducciones Imposibles (Norma Editorial)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Director: Claudia Bovini
Translation: Rie Zushi

Adaptation: Andrea Baricordi
Amnistration: Maria Grazia Acacia
Lettering: Sabrina Daviddi
Printing: Grafiche Bovini
Proofreader: Monica Carpino
Publishing Director: Giovanni Bovini
Technical Supervision: Sergio Selvi
Italian companies
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
German cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Translation: Arnaldo Oka (both editions)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: JBC
Swedish staff
Swedish cast
Translation: Simon Lundström
Swedish companies
Publisher: Bonnier Carlsen
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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