Library Journal - Library JournalThe works of the four-woman manga creation team known as Clamp are among the most popular manga in the United States, despite their variable quality. This boxed set collects an extensively revised new edition of one of Clamp's best, the story of three 14-year-old Japanese schoolgirls who are summoned to the world of Cephiro, where they must face great trials in order to become Magic Knights and save the land. The books have been reconfigured into Tokyopop's "Authentic Manga" format-a signal that this right-to-left format has received wide acceptance in the United States. The gray shading of Clamp's highly detailed artwork is better reproduced here than in the original, and the art has a softer feel. The sometimes prosaic and unclear translated script in the original has been improved, and the text is presented in a less mechanical-looking font. Finally, while the original versions were poorly bound and prone to falling apart, the binding is greatly improved here. The 64-page "Memorial Book" includes three short stories in full color, a rarity for manga, along with an encyclopedia of the series. The books are marked "Youth: Age 7+" by Tokyopop, but because of bloody violence they are best placed in teen collections, where they should find wide readership. Volumes 4-6 of this series, comprising a much inferior sequel, have also been reconfigured, and with any luck Tokyopop will do the same for its other poorly bound early publications such as Sailor Moon. Recommended for all collections, especially those in need of replacements for the original editions. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Magic Knight Rayearth Box Set 1 (Authentic Manga) Volumes 1-3 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Magic Knight Rayearth was one of CLAMP's breakout hits. It contains beatiful art work and a griping story with some suprising twist. It's great for all ages and holds issues we can all relate to; along with all the componets for a good story, action, romance, and comedy. It's an easy read that you will want to visit again and again. A must read, and a must have for collectors.
I HIGHLY reccommend this Manga to ANYONE regardless of age! It has action, romance, fun, and anything else! DO NOT listen to any reviews lower than 4 stars, cuz this is one Manga you have to get!!!(and I do not lie!)
This was the first manga that i had ever read. I found it by accident when i was searching for one of my favorite Science Fiction Novel series. The cover was bright, the artwork amazing, so i decided to buy it. That was the first manga to get me onto this craze of Japanese comic books. As i'm sure you have read already, the series is about three teenage girls who are summoned to another world by a distraut princess. Together, they must become magic knights and try to save the world called Cephiro and princess Emeraude. Once you start reading, it's hard to stop. The only bad thing about these books is that they go by so fast. But that never kept me from reading them over and over.