Episode 120: Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

This week we’re joined by Kittyhawk and Abby again as we look into the weird, wild world of Magic Knight Rayearth, a shoujo series by CLAMP.

We explore a series about three little girls who are summoned to a magic realm by a princess who wants them to kill her for falling in love…because love is bad if you’re the princess, apparently. Oh, and there’s some stuff about being the pillar, or some other such gobbledy gook. Something about a little Pikachu-thingy creature also being God. And then the series asks if it’s really incest if you’re making out with yourself.

Look, the point here is that Rayearth is a weird attempt to follow up the shoujo groundwork laid by Sailor Moon. As I had only played the Sega Saturn game (and a fine game it is) I sat back slack-jawwed as the ladies explained to Ben and me exactly what this show is all about.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy some magic girly goodness, I guess.

Oh, you guys get bonus homework! Since I lerves me them vidjero games and wish to spread as much love as I can about the Saturn and publisher Working Designs, I humbly ask that you listen to this episode of Retronauts to hear an interview with Victor Ireland. He talks about the torture that it was to port Rayearth to the states and what the US anime rights holders had asked him to do! Yikes! Must listen!

Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to the new Retronauts blog, because they’ll be making new episodes again soon!

that Alcione is quite the looker, I must say.

that Alcione is quite the looker, I must say.

Well.  My head asplode.

Well. My head asplode.

Ah, memories.

Ah, memories.

The Very Best of Jenny Stigile

Jenny Stigile sang the theme song on the Sega Saturn version of Magic Knight Rayearth.

One thought on “Episode 120: Magic Knight Rayearth

  1. I find it funny that I have the full series of Magic Knight Rayearth on DVD (I have no idea where I got it from), and I have never watch it. It still in its wrap
    I didn’t know CLAMP made a slider of there manga universes, it sound interesting

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