Review for Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol.1

Review for Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol.1

Magic Knight Rayearth 1 CLAMP, Fantasy, Magic, Girl on the cover with fire and fairiesI received this book from the publisher/Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I have read most of the CLAMP stuff but this one I only read a bit of, so when I saw it up on Netgalley? Heck, I had to press the Read Now button and get to reading!

In this one we meet three girls who get teleported to a magical world, Cefiro which is in trouble. We meet Hikaru, strong-willed and tiny and can talk to animals, Fuu who is smart, quiet, and lastly Umi who is rich and collected. I really loved that these three girls got chosen and I also loved that they all just magically (then again, as Yuuko from xxxHolic has mentioned many times over: “There is no such thing as coincidence, there is only hitsuzen.”) teleported to the country and had to become the Legendary Magical Knights! In this one we mostly see the girls find out that they cannot go back, learn about magic and about the world and who they have to save, we meet some key characters and some big villains. The stage is set. The introductions made. And believe me, it was never boring. Because all three girls are really fun and the world was just full of magic and wonder and you just want to go exploring. Out of the characters, energetic Hikaru is so far my favourite of the three girls. I love her energy and I love how she is dedicated to it all.

But I also love that CLAMP shows how these girls feel about not being able to go back home. First things have to be solved and fixed. And we see how that hits some harder than the other, or well, some just show it more clearly.

I had a bit of a chuckle how the girls, especially Fuu and Umi were at times comparing it to an RPG. Like when they get their armours/weapons discussing which material it normally is in a RPG.

I also just love how Mokona in this one, it is one of the earlier Mokona’s. It has most of the personality of Mokona, but yet is not entirely Mokona yet. I am still happy for the little ball of fluff!

And it is great fun that you can instantly see which era this manga was originally from. The big eyes. Haha. Which just gave me flashbacks to other manga and anime from that time. Not that I mind, but it was just making me laugh.

CLAMPs art is just perfect for me no matter which era. I just love their style.

All in all, I am happy that I finally have a chance to really get to read this series! Again, I did read a bit of it and I know a lot of key points, but there is still plenty to discover and I want to read it all. It is great that Kodansha brings out a special 25-year anniversary edition, I will have to get it for my collection.

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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