Magic Knight Rayearth

Season 1 Episode 20

The Unbelievable Truth About the Legendary Magic Knights!

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Aired Unknown Mar 13, 1995 on
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The girls head to the castle where a girl, looking 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 (the girls are in their machines.)

Once outside, they start to get into a battle with the machine, and get the truth from Princess Emeraude, saying it's her.

She then tells them, how her sorta love affair (falling for Zagato actually) was a big no-no for the pillar who watched over Cephiro, and imprisioned herself so that feelings wouldn't get in the way.

It was too late for that, and she reveals inorder to save their land, and fulfill her wish, they would have to kill her!

She then reveals no one from Cephiro or suicide couldn't kill her, so that's why she summonded them. After attacking them, the girls combine into one machine, kill and proceeds to kill her. The huge light appears, and we see Princess Emeraude and Zagato together.

Back in the Tokyo tower, everyone is now relived that the huge light has passed. Hikaru's friend (from the first episode) tries to ask Hikaru her opinion, but to her surprise Hikaru is hugging two other girls (Umi and Fuu) from the two schools they were discussing.

Their classmates (Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu) watches them, as they hug and cry. They aren't happy that they had to kill Princess Emeraude. Hikaru tells them, it wasn't a dream... and that she wants to go back to Cephiro!moreless

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  • Cost of Love.

    10
    I had a feeling that the whole thing wasn't what it seemed but it didn't prepare me for what was about to come. I'll admit this two part is one of my favorate anime episode/arcs ever because it has one of the most tragic and emotional twists. We discover that the whole thing was really a tragic romance.



    I'll admit when I heard about the relationship between Zagato and Esmerelde, I felt a deep sadness for both of them it wasn't fair, what they feel and did wasn't wrong, love is never wrong. We of course discover more about the existance of evil creatures and the destruction of Cefeiro, that they were manifestations of her repressed Fraudian desires and anxieties. And there is more Fradian overtones when we see her grown up form is which is that of a beautiful woman, the person she should of been if she gave up the pilar and followed her desire to love and be with Zagato. This makes it all the more sad because I can't help but feel this is a lost future.



    The last thing we discover though is gave me a sad and cold feeling when we discover the true purpose of the Magic Knights was to slay Princess Esmerelde to save Cefeiro. The Magic Knights though have trouble accepting this truth and are trying to find another way but there isn't and they have to carry out Esmerelde's wish which is to be with Zagato eternally.



    The last moments I thought were bittersweet and I could help but tear up a little. It was somewhat happy that Esmerelde's wish was forfilled and that both her and Zagato are now together forever spirtually and of course the Magic Knights suceeded in saving Cepeiro. But it was sad because of the cost which was two beautiful souls that love each other.moreless
  • The conclusive end to season one and the first story ark of Magic Knight and a beautiful episode.

    10
    When you pick up this series you may think that this is just a show for little girls looking to see the next Sailor Moon like heroin but I found that this series is much beyond that and is one with an amazing twist. With the death of Larfargo the princess is enraged and attacks the Magic Knights. She is enraged at the death of her lover and wants vengeance. As Hikaru, Umi and Fuu's struggle against her continues they realise there job was never to protect the princess but something quite more devious and from this you can see why this isnt a show just for little kids. Truely amazing and nearly brought me to tears. Another amazing show.moreless
Julie Maddalena

Julie Maddalena

Hikaru Shidou [E]

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Umi Ryuuzaki [E]

Bridget Hoffman

Bridget Hoffman

Fuu Hououji [E]

Hekiru Shiina

Hekiru Shiina

Hikaru Shidou [J]

Hiroko Kasahara

Hiroko Kasahara

Fuu Hououji [J]

Konami Yoshida

Konami Yoshida

Umi Ryuuzaki [J]

Sayoko Yoshinaga

Sayoko Yoshinaga

Girl A [J]

Guest Star

Kae Araki

Kae Araki

Girl B [J]

Guest Star

Jessica Gee

Jessica Gee

Schoolgirl B [E]

Guest Star

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Princess Emeraude [E]

Recurring Role

Steve Staley

Steve Staley

Master Mage Clef [E]

Recurring Role

Juurouta Kosugi

Juurouta Kosugi

Zagato [J]

Recurring Role

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