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Trivia / Magic Knight Rayearth

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  • Actor Allusion: A dragon-based "Mashin" from a fantasy world summoned using a sword, voiced by Tessho Genda. Are we talking about Selece or Ryujinmaru?
  • Author Existence Failure: Kōhei Miyauchi, the original voice actor for Chang Ang, died in June 1995 due to abdominal varices, so Takkō Ishimori replaced him for the remainder of the second season.
  • Bonus Material: The manga has omakes in between chapters/volumes, as well as character mini-bios and artwork of the main trio wearing Pimped Out Dresses. There's also an "omake" option on the North American DVD release.
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  • The Cast Show Off: Fuu's actress, Hiroko Kasahara, gets to show off her singing abilities at one point in the second season.
  • I Am Not Shazam:
    • "Magic Knight Rayearth" refers specifically to Hikaru and her Mashin, not the entire trio (who are just "the Magic Knights").
    • Similarly, Rayearth is a Mashin/Rune God, not a Magic Knight.
  • Name's the Same: Don't confuse Zazu Torque with the other Zazu, okay?
  • No Export for You: Well partially...for the longest time the R1 DVD releases were missing the second opening "Kirai ni Narenai" and the third ending "Itsuka Kagayaku" due to only openings 1 and 3 and endings 1 and 2 being dubbed, though they were included as extras on the previous R1 DVD's, eventually this was fixed in the remastered R1 DVD's and the Hulu streams, so after so many years we finally got all 3 openings and all 3 endings in Region 1 land with the original Japanese credits, episode titles and next episode previews intact.
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  • The Other Marty: Originally, a pilot episode of the dub was recorded at Ocean Studios in 1995. However, when Media Blasters licensed the series, it was instead dubbed at Bang Zoom! Entertainment with a different cast.
  • Playing Against Type: Megumi Ogata is more known for playing young males or tough women with deep voices. That applies to Eagle Vision, but not with Princess Emeraude.
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  • Screwed by the Network: Fox Kids bought the rights for the anime (along with Slayers) to keep Toonami from developing it in the US. Then they sat on the rights until they expired and Toonami wasn't interested anymore.
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  • Star-Making Role: For the three leads in Japanese, Hekiru Shiina, Konami Yoshida and Hiroko Kasahara.
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  • Trope Namers: For Magic Knight, of course.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Before Media Blasters had licensed Rayearth and recorded the dub at Burbank's Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a pilot was dubbed in 1995 by Vancouver-based Ocean Studios and used the names suggested by TMS International's catalogue (Luce, Marine, Anemone), that had also been used in other foreign-language adaptations. It would have possibly aired on Fox Kids, but negotiations for the series fell through. At least 12 other episodes were dubbed in total through the Summit Media Group (who may have also redubbed the first episode for the TV run) before production ceased, and the series was given a completely different opening theme. The pilot was a bonus feature in Discotek's Blu-ray.
    • Working Designs had issues over naming the characters during the game's development, as they'd wanted to use their own set of names at first, but were then ordered by TMS to use their set of names (Luce, Marine, Anemone) for the game. They fought over it, and eventually wound up having to use the Japanese names in the end.
    • The Mixx translation of the manga (by Stu Levy) was going to use the names "Blaze" (Hikaru), "Nautia" (Umi), and "Windi" (Fuu) for the three leads, but wound up using the original names in the end. Another alternate set of names considered were "Lustere", "Marin", and "Wyndy".
  • The Wiki Rule: The Magic Knight Rayearth Wiki.
  • Referenced by...: Makes its first debut for the Super Robot Wars series in Super Robot Wars T. Magic Knight Rayearth is rather famous amongst the SRW crowd, and has been requested for being included in the series, leading fans to believe that CLAMP was rather defensive to its properties and it's only at 2018/2019 that they relented and allowed its debut. Series producer Takanobu Terada, however, explained that back in the days, series inclusion policy was stricter that Rayearth didn't make the cut as something that could be included. After the release of Super Robot Wars X-Ω, however, Bandai Namco started loosening the policy to the point that Rayearth could pass the inclusion policy.


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