Magic Knight Rayearth

The BEST episodes of Magic Knight Rayearth

Every episode of Magic Knight Rayearth ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Magic Knight Rayearth!

Three young girls, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu, are transported to a magical world called Cephiro during a field trip to Tokyo Tower. They are soon greeted by Master Mage Clef, who explains to them that they have been summoned to become the Legendary Magic Knights and save Cephiro. The girls are less than enthusiastic about this idea, and only want to return home. Clef further explains that they must seek out the three Rune Gods to help them fight. He bestows armor and magical powers to each of them. They learn from Clef that High Priest Zagato has kidnapped the Pillar of Cephiro, Princess Emeraude. The Pillar of Cephiro has the sole responsibility of keeping Cephiro alive and in balance with her prayers. Without Princess Emeraude, Cephiro would fall into ruin. Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu must fight off Zagato's henchman and find the Rune Gods if they ever want to get back home. They soon learn that friendship and loyalty are the only things they can rely on in the crumbling Cephiro.

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The Unbelievable Truth About the Legendary Magic Knights
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9.56
36 votes

#1 - The Unbelievable Truth About the Legendary Magic Knights

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/13/1995

The girls, piloting their machines, head to the castle where a girl that looks like Princess Emeraude is waiting for them. After mentioning Zagato's name, she goes berzerk, and climbs into her own machine. She starts to attack them, and they fly out of there. Once outside, they engage in battle with the machine, and learn the truth from Princess Emeraude, who really is attacking them.

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Ferio, the Mysterious and Handsome Swordsman
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8.62
40 votes

#2 - Ferio, the Mysterious and Handsome Swordsman

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/31/1994

While travelling to Eterna Lake, they run into a guy named Ferrio who saves them from a monster. Ferrio then offer them to be their guide to get out of the Silence forest. They say no, and try to lose him, but he still follow them. The girls then discuss about him being their guide, but they can't trust him, due to the fact he still a stranger. They let him be their guide and uses food as payment since they have no money. We then find out that Ferrio was an entertainer, and Princess Emeraude saved his life when they thought he stole in the castle. Princess Emeraude then told the guards that it was a gift (the egg looking treasure) to him. That's why he is on the quest to save Princess Emeraude.

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Alcyone, the Vengful Sorceress
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8.62
37 votes

#3 - Alcyone, the Vengful Sorceress

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/7/1994

The girls run into what seems like to be a deserted village. They are captured in a net, and find out that the villagers were hiding from monsters, corrupting their land. A monster then shows up, forcing the villagers to go back into hiding.

The Birth of the Legendary Magic Knights
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8.46
48 votes

#4 - The Birth of the Legendary Magic Knights

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/17/1994

Three girls from three different schools are transported to a medieval-like land named Cephiro. The girls introduce themselves as Hikaru, Umi and Fuu. They are greeted by a wizard named Clef. He explains that the three are the Legendary Magic Knights, that they are destined to save Cephiro. The high ruler Princess Emeraude has been imprisoned by High Priest Zagato, holding her high above the skies of Cephiro. Her absence brings instability to Cephiro. Clef instructs the girls as to how to save Cephiro, and tutors them in the use of magic. Treachery ensues, as battle lines are drawn.

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Showdown! The Magic Knights Versus Zagato
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8.29
7 votes

#5 - Showdown! The Magic Knights Versus Zagato

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/13/1995

The girls start to head towards the flying mountain in the sky, and remembers the good times, and bad times they had. They then get a message from Princess Emeraude, telling them to grant her wish and save Cepiro. They finally reach the place, only to find Zagato in his own Machine preventing them to come any further. They fight, they get injured, and when it looks like they don't win, they combine all of their powers, Red Lighting, Dragon Water, and Green Gale. They shoot it towards Zagato, where it kills him. In the final scene Princess Emeraude screams in horor as Zagato is killed off.

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Presea, the Master Smith in the Forest of Silence
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8.24
70 votes

#6 - Presea, the Master Smith in the Forest of Silence

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/24/1994

Guided by Clef's words, the girls reach the Silent Forest and find a fortress-like edifice. They meet Presea, the owner of the castle, who confirms that only a Legendary Magic Knight could have gained entry. Presea has them choose their weapons, and instructs them that the weapons will appear only when needed. But they must bring them to Eterna Lake to pick up a mineral, Escudo, which will bring power to their machines. Before they leave the fortress, they are forced to use their wiles and their new gear to defeat a monster. Mokona, a friendly creature from the fortress, guides them to the Lake.

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Hikaru and Friendships Torn Apart
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8.17
6 votes

#7 - Hikaru and Friendships Torn Apart

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/24/1995

Nova skillfully confuses Hikaru her by distorting her memories of Umi and Fuu. Nova uses Hikaru's feelings towards Lantis to break Hikaru's determination. Hikaru's fears and doubts cause her to fall deeper into the darkness. Can Presea help her?

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The Crown Room and the Pillar's Memory
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8.17
6 votes

#8 - The Crown Room and the Pillar's Memory

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 10/16/1995

Eagle escapes from his cell and searches the castle for a way into the crown room. Since Eagle has biological data on Lantis, the intruder searchers for him and his sword. Eagle finds Lantis interrogating Alcyone and the two confront each other. Lantis sets to attack when Hikaru suddenly jumps into the battle! Meanwhile, Clef's rig and Lantis' sword start to glimmer...

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Hikaru's Wish and Presea's Secret
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8.00
7 votes

#9 - Hikaru's Wish and Presea's Secret

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/17/1995

Hikaru sits depressed, unable to help her two kidnapped friends. Seeing Hikaru so sad, Presea is determined to revive the broken sword. Nova appears in Hikau's heart and tells her that every hardship she has faced is all Emeraude's fault. Hikaru, attacked by Nova's words, slowly falls into the darkness within…

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Eagle's All-out Attack on Cephiro Castle!
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8.00
6 votes

#10 - Eagle's All-out Attack on Cephiro Castle!

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/21/1995

Hikaru has returned after reviving Rayearth's sword, but doesn't remember confessing her love to Lantis! Hikaru later bumps into him in the castle garden en route to see Clef. Meanwhile, aboard the bridge of Autozam's battleship NSX, Eagle commands for the launch of the Laguna Cannon to see how Cephiro will react. The attack on Cephiro castle has finally begun!

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Chaotic War at Cephiro Castle!
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8.00
6 votes

#11 - Chaotic War at Cephiro Castle!

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/27/1995

Eagle, in combination with Geo's GTO, manages to break the barrier and enter Cephiro Castle. Inside, Alcyone responds to Debonair's call and allows the dark lady and her monsters to enter the castle! Selece and Windam attempt to block the GTO. Meanwhile Lantis heads for the top floor to confront Debonair at the crown room.

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Giant Sang Yung vs. the NSX!
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8.00
6 votes

#12 - Giant Sang Yung vs. the NSX!

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/18/1995

Hikaru confesses her dreams concerning Nova and Debonair since she got back to Tokyo. Geo, worried by the loss of communication with Eagle, decides to attack. Just then, Aska's Dome reappears! Seeing that the Run-Gods are not out to battle, Aska thinks that Fuu has been defeated and calls giant Sang Yung to protect her!

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The True Pillar is: Hikaru or Eagle?
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8.00
7 votes

#13 - The True Pillar is: Hikaru or Eagle?

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 11/13/1995

The Crown room allows but Hikaru and eagle to enter but who will be able to handle or touch the crown to determine the new Pillar?

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An Endless Battle!
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8.00
6 votes

#14 - An Endless Battle!

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 11/20/1995

During the fight with Regalia, Hikaru tries reaching out to Nova who disbelieves what everyone says about Debonair while the new allies help comfort people in the castle. Lantis is trapped inside the rogue Rune God...

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Chizeta's Mobile Fortress and a Powerless Hikaru
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7.86
7 votes

#15 - Chizeta's Mobile Fortress and a Powerless Hikaru

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/3/1995

Hikaru returns to the castle, but with her sword broken, she cannot call for her Rune-God. Meanwhile, Clef's group captures Alcyone and interrogates her. Clef, feeling something more behind Alcyone's words, becomes even more concerned. Suddenly, Bravada – the mobile fortress of Chizeta – arrives at Cephiro carrying the two princesses Tarta and Tatra.

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Magic Knights and the Calm After the Storm
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7.83
6 votes

#16 - Magic Knights and the Calm After the Storm

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/4/1995

Hikaru dreams of Cephiro from when it was peaceful. There, she sees the conversation between Lantis and Zagato, with princess Emeraude watching from behind the columns. Zagato asks Lantis about the Pillar system, and he answers...

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Nova's Battle and the Monster's Identity
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7.83
6 votes

#17 - Nova's Battle and the Monster's Identity

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/11/1995

Umi and Fuu continue fighting the monsters in the castle's residential quarters. Hikaru chases after Nova, who had threatened to kill Lantis. Nova finds him with Eagle, and promptly attacks! Meanwhile, Umi and Fuu are struggling against the monsters, but they realize that the black sphere is taking in the children's fear to create monsters…

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Desperate Situation! Crisis Upon Lantis
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7.83
6 votes

#18 - Desperate Situation! Crisis Upon Lantis

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 10/30/1995

As Umi and Fuu are continuing to fight the invasion of monsters storming the castle they discover the source of the monster's power are the children's fears being taken in like a big black ominous cloud spreading. Worried he hasn't been able to contact Eagle Geo makes the decision to attack, just then Aska shows up, not seeing the Rune Gods around she assumes that they have been defeated and calls out Sang Yung to protect her.

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Escudo, the Legenday Ore
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7.81
36 votes

#19 - Escudo, the Legenday Ore

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/14/1994

Alcyone begs Zagato for another chance, to kill the Magic Knights, after saying she has a plan (this time). The girls reach a lake, thinking it's Eterna. A monster then attacks them and Umi destroys it with her Water Dragon. The monster rain on them, making them glow, and they brush it off, after they dry up. They head for Eterna, as Alcyone watches afar, laughing to herself.

The Road to Victory: The Tomorrow that the Believing Heart Opens!
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7.80
5 votes

#20 - The Road to Victory: The Tomorrow that the Believing Heart Opens!

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired 11/27/1995

Nova is now back in Hikaru's heart where she belongs. With her dying breath, Alcyone unveils Debonair's location: Cephiro's alternate realm. The Magic Knights and their Rune Gods are ready to end the struggle once and for all...

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The Revival of Selece, the Legendary Rune-God
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7.71
7 votes

#21 - The Revival of Selece, the Legendary Rune-God

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/8/1995

Umi becomes ill and is separated from the other two girls by a painting of a blue dragon that has comes alive. Ascot then shows up with his monster, and they battle Hikaru and Fuu. Ascot runs off. Meanwhile, the blue dragon tells Umi she must show her courage of the heart.

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Autozam's Invasion and Lantis
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7.71
7 votes

#22 - Autozam's Invasion and Lantis

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/1995

Ferio greets the three girls upon their return to the castle and explains that he is the younger brother of Princess Emeraude. The three girls are reunited with their old friends Caldina, Lafarga, and Ascot. They are introduced to Lantis, the younger brother of High Priest Zagato, who recently returned home from Autozam.

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Magic Knights and the Battleship NSX
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7.71
7 votes

#23 - Magic Knights and the Battleship NSX

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/1995

Late that night, Umi visits Clef, to apologize for originally not wanting to become a Magic Knight. Meanwhile, Fuu and Ferio were talking about Princess Emeraude and Hikaru awakes from a nightmare, and wanders sleeplessly around the castle. She finds Lantis comforting Mira. Suddenly, Autozam's battleship NSX appears above the Sephiro castle.

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Hikaru and Nova in the Dream
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7.71
7 votes

#24 - Hikaru and Nova in the Dream

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/8/1995

Hikaru and company head out to survey the NSX, but before them stands Alcyone! Hikaru, amidst the attacks from Alcyone, tries to convince her to fight along side them, but suddenly a change befalls Alcyone! She beings talking with an eerie voice that Hikaru has heard in her nightmares!

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The Magic Knights and Aska of Fahren
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7.71
7 votes

#25 - The Magic Knights and Aska of Fahren

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/22/1995

Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu ask Eagle why Autozam is invading Cephiro, when a giant metallic dragon appeared above them! It is Dome, the mobile fortress of Fahren, led by First Princess Aska, who wishes to become the Pillar of Cephiro. The girls follow Eagle's FTO which flew off to spy on Dome.

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