Manga Translation: Rayearth 2 Volume 1

This translation of Rayearth  was intended to aid in the reading of the original Japanese manga release. These translations are not for sale. This is merely a secondary archive of the translations hosted on Cephiro.

The Book: Magic Knight RayEarth2 -- volume 1.
	Written and illustrated by CLAMP.  Size: A6.
	Published by Kodansha under the Kodansha Comics Deluxe label.  
		#610.
	ISBN4-06-319610-0 C9979, retailed at 680 yen.
The original Copyright (Japanese): CLAMP and Kodansha, 1995.
	First printing: July 26, 1995.

  This "script" was written as an _aid_ for those who wanted to read the 
Japanese manga (as the US version is not available yet)... not for sale 
or for commercial/public use.  Yes, this includes all of you reading this 
on the World Wide Web via a fan-maintained RayEarth homepage!!  And the 
"not for sale" applies to every case except if Kodansha wants to use it 
to make a US version, which I seriously doubt...  So, just keep it for 
your own personal use, OK?

  Much much thanks (as usual) to Steven E. Barnes and to all those on the 
CLAMP mailing list for being patient... 

						signed 1/4/96,
						rika (fuu@cephiro.anime.net)

		Magic Knight RayEarth 2  --  Volume 1, version 1.0

% indicates lines not spoken
$ indicates flashback lines
[ ] indicates lines in handwriting or captions
{ } indicates footnotes
< > indicates sounds
<< >> indicates spells, {} indicates what the letters in the spell mean

P.3
[Tokyo]

P.4
[Signs: The Shidou Kendo School
        Shidou residence]
<peep>

BROTHER (Kakeru)
... Hikaru does not seem to not be as energetic lately....

BROTHER (Masaru)
She's been like that ever since she came back from the field trip to the 
Tokyo Tower.

BROTHER (Kakeru)
[gasp]
Did something happen at Tokyo Tower!?

<heartbeats>

BROTHER (Masaru)
What do you think happened!?

P.5
[BROTHERS: Wooooooo]

BROTHER (Kakeru)
Maybe she was hit by a bunch of tourists at the souvenir shop!
Maybe some creep made a pass at her because she's so cute!!

BROTHER (Masaru)
We will not forgive any man that does something dishonorable to our cute 
little Hikaru!!!

BROTHER (Kakeru)
Of course!  Anyone who wants to have a relationship with Hikaru must 
defeat us three brothers, and then start by exchanging diaries!
{A note about this exchanging diaries business: it's a cute little form 
of a relationship, like notewriting... but you share one notebook instead 
of writing multiple notes.  It's done between close friends or in a 
child's relationship.  Usually disappears around high school age.}

[BROTHERS: Oh yeah!]

P.6
HIKARU
Satoru-niisama...
{Niisama: polite way of addressing an older brother.  i.e. like how 
Kotori in X addresses Fuuma as "Oniichan", but more formal.}

<crumples hair>

SATORU
You can't tell me why you're feeling down lately?

<nod>

Well.  Then I won't ask you.

HIKARU
I'm sorry...
Satoru-niisama....

<squeeze>

P.7
SATORU
A man should make up his own mind.  If that's what you decided to do, 
make sure you stick with your decision to the end.

HIKARU
..yes.
[MEW?!]

BROTHER (Masaru)
You're not fair, Satoru-niisan!
I'm worried, too.

HIKARU
Masaru-niisama.

[BROTHER (Kakeru): Aahhhh!!]

P.8
<swipe>
<release>

BROTHER (Kakeru)
I'm also worried about cute little Hikaru!!

[If times are hard on you, you can cry in my arms.]

<sob sob>

HIKARU
Kakeru-niisama.

... thank you, my brothers.

P.9
[Sign: Ryuuzaki residence]
<clink clink>

<sigh>

MOTHER
What is wrong, Umi-chan?
Is your breakfast all right?  Did I do something wrong?

UMI
Uh, no, Mama.  It's delicious.

P.10
<flop>

FATHER
Yes, what is wrong lately, Umi?  You seem to lack energy lately...
And I haven't had your homemade cakes in a while.

UMI
Um... it's nothing.  I'm sorry, I'm just not hungry.

MOTHER
If there is anything wrong, maybe you should go visit the doctor's office 
sometime.

UMI
I'm really okay, Papa, Mama.
I'm sorry I made you worry.

FATHER
Are you lovesick by any chance?

<"lovesick" hits Umi>

UMI
N... NO!!

FATHER
It's nice to be in love, Umi.

<flap>

P.11
FATHER
Because I fell in love, I was able to marry such a wonderful person like 
your mother.

MOTHER
Oh, Papa.

<parents are lovey-dovey>
<Umi falters>

UMI
Man, they're showing off at such an early hour... acting like they are 
still newlyweds...
I'm not worried about such romantic things....

P.12
[sign: Hououji residence]

FUU
I am on my way.

SISTER (Kuu)
Wait, Fuu-san.
{Dude, she's wearing the CLAMP Gakuen uniform :) }

FUU
Kuu-oneesama.
{Oneesama: female equivalent of oniisama.}

KUU
I'll walk with you for a bit.  

P.13
<footsteps>

KUU
Father and Mother are worried because you are not looking well lately.

FUU
...I'm sorry....

KUU
Don't apologize.  Since you always strive to make sure Father and Mother 
are not worried about you, something serious must have happened.
Fuu-san.
Do you have someone that you can talk to about your worries?
It is tough not having someone who understands what you are worried 
about.

P.14
KUU
But if you are not alone... if you have someone to share your worries 
with, and to help you find the solution to those worries... then you have 
no problems.

FUU
..yes.

KUU
Did you tell Mother this morning that you would be back late tonight 
because you were meeting those people?

FUU
Yes, I am planning to meet them at the Tokyo Tower today after school.

KUU
Tokyo Tower?
The Hiyoko donuts they sell at Tokyo Tower are delicious.
<smile>
{Hiyoko: chick.  The Hiyoko Manjuu is a sweet little cake in the shape of 
a chick with a sweet bean filling.  It's cute, and it's yummy. :) }

P.15
FUU
Then I will buy some for you, Oneesama, as a souvenir.

[KUU: lanla lanla o/~]

Since Tokyo Tower is such a memorable place for us....

P.16
<crowd>

HIKARU
Princess Emeraude...

<squeeze>

WA!

UMI
Don't look like you're going to burst into tears.
That would make me want to cry, too.

HIKARU
Umi-chan.
Fuu-chan.

I dream about Cephiro.

P.17
HIKARU
Cephiro, the world we were summoned to from here, Tokyo Tower...
The volcano, the sea, the floating mountain...
The strange world that was supported by Princess Emeraude, the Pillar...
The Battle that happened there...

P.18
HIKARU
Princess Emeraude.
The Pillar of the world called Cephiro.
The one that held Cephiro's peace all by herself, using the power of her 
Will.

P.19
HIKARU
And I.... with these hands...

<squeeze>
<trickle>

UMI
[gasp]
Stop, Hikaru!

FUU
It seems as though the spells we learned in Cephiro cannot be used here 
in Tokyo.  I cannot heal you, so please take care of yourself.

HIKARU
Sorry...
But it was all because I thought I was the hero and became a Magic 
Knight....

P.20
HIKARU
And I didn't even know why Zagato caused such a battle... I didn't know 
what Princess Emeraude's true Heart believed in...

UMI
It was the same with me.
At first, I just wanted to get back to Tokyo...
But as I learned Magic, and got the weapons and guard that evolved, and 
eventually revived the Mashin...
I thought that what I was doing was something that Princess Emeraude and 
everyone in Cephiro would be happy about.

FUU
Although the world was like a RPG, It was Real.  Things were not simply 
"good" or "evil" like in a game.... a tragic Battle.

P.21
FUU
We all fought for our own Wishes, and that caused such a tragic 
ending....

UMI
After that, I couldn't play RPG's.
I started feeling that every enemy in a game had some circumstance that 
made it be my enemy.
Although I believe that I'm the Hero as a player, I start thinking that 
I'm the Villain in the enemy's eyes.

HIKARU
I want to go to Cephiro again.

P.22-23
HIKARU
We really didn't accomplish anything in the end.
..I want to go to Cephiro again, and I want to do something for the 
country that Princess Emeraude guarded so preciously as the Pillar...

P.24
UMI
Yes.

FUU
I agree.

<pop>
<glow>

P.25
HIKARU
This light!

FUU
It's the same light...

UMI
..as the light that shone when we were summoned to Cephiro!

<flash>

P.26
<flash>
<slide>
<falling>

UMI
Where....!?

P.27
<lightning>

UMI
Kya!
Thunder!?

FUU
The sky is completely black!

<thunder>

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Kyyyaaaaaaaa!!

P.28-29
HIKARU (?? uncertain speaker)
WHERE ARE WE!?

P.30
UMI
We're gonna fall into the sea!

FUU
That's not the ocean!

[UMI: EH!?]

The ground just looks like waves!

UMI
If we keep falling, we're going to fall onto the ground that looks like 
the ocean!

<flop>
<squeak squeak>
<flap flap>

HIKARU
Fyula!?
You're Fyula!

P.31
UMI
Fyula!  You saved us!
[Thank you!]

FUU
That means....
We're in Cephiro!?

<lightning>

UMI
No--!
What happened to the sea, the floating mountain, the volcano?

HIKARU
Are you taking us somewhere?

P.32
HIKARU (? uncertain speaker)
A castle...?

P.33
<swoosh>

HIKARU (? uncertain speaker)
Presea!!

P.34
HIKARU
Presea!

PRESEA
Hikaru.
Umi.
Fuu.

P.35
PRESEA
I heard from Guru Clef.
... it must have been a hard battle for you.
As a Pharle, I knew of the Legend of the Magic Knights that are summoned 
from another world... but I didn't know such a terrible secret was behind 
it...
...I'm sorry.
The weapons that I created caused you much grief.

<Hikaru shakes head>

P.36
PRESEA
Well, come along.  The Guru and the Prince await.

UMI
I know who the Guru is, but....
PRINCE?

<footsteps>

PRESEA
Guru.  Prince.  I have brought Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu.

HIKARU
Clef...

P.37
CLEF
Girls from another world....
I am the one that led you to that harsh battle without telling you 
anything.
...I apologize.

UMI
No......
You knew Princess Emeraude much better than any of us who came from 
another world.

P.38
UMI
It must have been really hard for you, too.

CLEF
Umi...

HIKARU
We couldn't do anything for either Cephiro or for Princess Emeraude.

FERIO
That's where you are mistaken.

FUU
That voice....

P.39
FUU
Ferio-san....

P.40
FERIO
The Magic Knights granted my elder sister's Wish.

HIKARU
Elder... sister....?

FERIO
Princess Emeraude was my one and only sister.

UMI
Then when Presea said "prince"... she meant you?

FERIO
Although I was the prince, I concentrated more on practicing my 
swordsmanship and napping, so I was almost never here in the castle.

<footsteps>

FUU
So that is why you were aware of the Legend of the Magic Knights, which 
only those close to Princess Emeraude knew about.

P.41
FERIO
I'm sorry I didn't tell you...
I only see the title of Prince as a burden.
So I had no intentions of telling anyone.

FUU
...then I....
..your sister.....

FERIO
Right before the Pillar disappeared, I heard Sister's Voice.
She seemed Happy that she was able to pray for the man she loved instead 
of praying as a Pillar, even if that was the last moment of her life.

P.42
CLEF
I also heard that voice.
She said to tell the Magic Knights "I'm sorry" and "Thank you".

HIKARU
.... thank... you.....

<tears drop>
<Hikaru rubs eyes>

P.43
HIKARU
Clef, what happened to Cephiro?
The land looks completely different from when we last came here.

CLEF
It is because we have lost the Pillar.
Now that the Pillar, who kept this world Stable with her will, is gone, 
Cephiro has become a land of Confusion.

UMI
Because the Cephiro that we last visited was created by Princess 
Emeraude, it crumbled when the Princess passed away.

CLEF
...I, along with other people of exceptionally strong Willpower, such as 
sorcerers and Bals, created this castle as a sanctuary for the people of 
Cephiro.

FUU
Then this castle is made from Willpower?

P.44
CLEF
But it will not last long.
If we do not find a new pillar as soon as possible, Cephiro will 
Disappear.
And armies from other countries are drawing near.

UMI (? uncertain speaker)
Other countries?

CLEF
That.

HIKARU (? uncertain speaker)
What!?

P.45
HIKARU, UMI, FUU
What is that....?

P.46
The Countries that are located Outside of Cephiro...
Autozam.
Chizeta.
and Fahren.

P.47
UMI
There were countries other than Cephiro.

FUU
When we were last summoned, the sky was completely closed, and even when 
we broke the barrier, all there was was thunder and darkness.

UMI
And we didn't have the luxury of looking around.

CLEF
Before, Princess Emeraude protected Cephiro from outside attack as the 
Pillar.  Anyone who tried to enter Cephiro with malicious intent was 
barred by an invisible wall and could not enter.

P.48
CLEF
That shows how absolute the Princess's Willpower was.

FUU
Princess Emeraude was not only keeping the wars inside Cephiro down, but 
was also protecting Cephiro from outside intruders.

CLEF
However, after the death of Princess Emeraude, the Roads from other 
countries to Cephiro opened.

<glow>

P.49
<flash>
<twinkle>

HIKARU
What is this that looks like a band of light....?

P.50
CLEF
These are the Roads.
Those coming from another country can enter Cephiro freely by following 
this Road.

UMI
Wait!  Are the roads permanent!?

CLEF
They disappear only when the one that created the Road in each respective 
country erases it.

HIKARU
What are these other countries looking for in Cephiro?  I mean, now that 
the Pillar is gone, Cephiro is about ready to crumble.
What's the point in attacking a place that's about ready to crumble?

P.51
CLEF
Their objective is the Pillar of Cephiro itself.
People from Cephiro are not the only ones that can become the Pillar.

HIKARU
What!?

P.52
CLEF
The only requirement to become the Pillar of Cephiro is that you must 
have a stronger Heart than anyone else.

FUU
That means that if one of the people from these countries that are 
attacking becomes the Pillar...!

UMI
... Cephiro is a world which is created by the will of the Pillar...

FERIO
There would be no need to fight.
Cephiro would belong to the Pillar.

P.53
CLEF
These people have enough Power to create Roads to Cephiro from their 
respective countries.  It is possible that they are strong enough to 
become the Pillar.
.. we must find a new Pillar, that will lead Cephiro back to peace, as 
soon as possible, while protecting Cephiro from invaders.

HIKARU
... Pillar.....

P.54
CLEF
Hikaru, Umi, Fuu.
Right now, Cephiro does not have a Pillar.
However, only the Pillar can use the Summoning Spell that summons people 
from other worlds.
I do not know who summoned you.
And now, Cephiro is about to turn into a battlefield.
However, you have already finished a hard battle as Magic Knights and 
granted the Princess's wish.  There is no need for you, people from 
another world, to become involved in Cephiro's current war.

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
... Clef....

P.55
CLEF
I have no idea as to who summoned you.  But it means that there is 
someone who has a Heart strong enough to summon someone from Another 
World just like a Pillar... here in Cephiro.
As we push the enemies back, we will find the new Pillar.
That is the only thing I can do for this country which Princess Emeraude 
risked her life to protect.

P.56
CLEF
... I promise you that I will find the person that summoned you.
So stay here in this castle with the other countryfolk......

HIKARU
I will fight with you.

CLEF
Hikaru!

P.57
HIKARU
I will fight for Cephiro with you guys, Clef.

CLEF
You have nothing to do with the battle against our current enemy!
You don't know who summoned you!
You don't even know why you are here now!
There is no reason for you to fight!

HIKARU
There is a reason...
in my Heart.

P.58
HIKARU
I thought about it, and felt that I should be fighting with you, Clef.
There are many reasons to fight.
Everyone fights for their Wish.
I... figured that out... painfully well last time I was summoned...

P.59
HIKARU
During the battle, Princess Emeraude tried to kill us Magic Knights with 
the part of her Heart that cared about Zagato  -- the part that was 
saddened by his death.  But, she still tried to save Cephiro with what 
Heart she had left as the Pillar.

P.60
HIKARU
I think that Princess Emeraude really cared about this country.  That's 
why I think she was so worried and why she was so hard on herself...
Princess Emeraude protected Cephiro with her kind heart.  Clef taught me 
that it was a beautiful and peaceful country.  But....

P.61
HIKARU
I have not seen what Cephiro REALLY looks like.

UMI
.. I think that we matured a little bit in the last battle.  Not only 
how to handle weapons and how to fight, but also our Hearts...

FUU
Our only motivation last time was to go back to Tokyo, but it is 
different now.  Please let us help you save Cephiro.

P.62
CLEF
...Hikaru.
...Umi.
...Fuu....

HIKARU
But...
I still want to think about...
the Pillar.

FERIO
Think....?

P.63
UMI
Hikaru...

FUU
... Hikaru-san....

HIKARU
Presea.
I would like you to lend us weapons.
Weapons so we can fight to save Cephiro.

P.64
<squeak>
<glow>
<bells>

P.65
<bells>

P.66
<glow>

UMI
These swords are...

HIKARU
Ours...

P.67
PRESEA
Yes.
Those are the weapons for Magic Knights... the ones that you have 
improved.
Those are weapons that only you can use.

P.68
<roar>

CLEF
<<Accept>>!
{magic, folklore. "Mahoudenshou".}

<flash>
<glow>

P.69
<whoosh>
<glow>
<whirrr>
<rustle>
<glow>

P.70
<roar>
<glow>

HIKARU
...guards...

UMI
These aren't the guards we had on the last time we were here.

FUU
... It differs from every previous evolutionary stage of our armor.

P.71
CLEF
... you have no need now to let your guards evolve.
What I just gave you are for fighters who have become Magic Knights.

HIKARU
.. Magic Knights....

CLEF
Those guards will react to your Hearts.
But it does not mean that they will evolve, like before.
Those guards merely change their shapes when you need them to.

UMI
React to our Hearts....

CLEF
You are also able to use Magic.
Of course, you have retained the spells you learned earlier.
However, as your hearts mature, you will be able to cast new spells.

P.72
CLEF
But... Hikaru, Umi, Fuu...
Please use those guards, weapons, and magic first and foremost to protect 
yourselves.

HIKARU
Clef, Ferio, Presea....
Thank you.

P.73
<glow>

PRESEA
[gasp]
Hikaru!

<whoosh>
<glow>

CLEF
Umi!!

FERIO
Fuu!!

<whoosh>

P.74
<glow>

SELECE, WINDAM, RAYEARTH
.. Magic Knights....

P.75
HIKARU
Rayearth!

UMI
Selece!

FUU
Windam!

SELECE, WINDAM, RAYEARTH
Magic Knights from another world.
You have once again come to save Cephiro in its time of crisis.

P.76
RAYEARTH
Will you don us once again, and head forth to the field of battle?

HIKARU
.. I will fight.

P.77
UMI
I understand what it means this time.

FUU
I have decided for myself.

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
We want to fight for Cephiro!!!

<flash>
<roar>

RAYEARTH
We have existed...

SELECE
..to protect Cephiro...

WINDAM
..for many ages.

P.78-79
SELECE, WINDAM, RAYEARTH
Magic Knights.  We accept your hearts.  Don us, and fight for Cephiro.

P.80
<glow>

P.81
<glow>
<whirrrr>
<whoosh>

P.82
HIKARU
We're right above the castle!

UMI
When did we get here...?

SELECE
Where you were just now was a different dimension, where we sleep.
It is a part of Cephiro, but also somewhere that is not Cephiro.

FUU
... a different dimension.

WINDAM
We are always in the other dimension.
If you need us, call our names at any time.

RAYEARTH
We will always appear before you.
Always.

HIKARU
Okay!

P.83
HIKARU
What is that?

FUU
It looks like one of the Roads from another country that was there when 
Clef-san showed us the map of Cephiro.

UMI
So this is where the armies from the other countries come from...

HIKARU
It looks like a dream, but it's reality.

UMI
...yeah, we might actually die this time.

P.84
FUU
I don't know what will happen to us in Tokyo if we die in Cephiro, 
another world... but I can say that we will not be able to go back 
unharmed.

HIKARU
Still, I will fight.

UMI
We are Magic Knights.  Although I don't know what we are capable of 
doing... I will also fight.

P.85
FUU
I will also fight, so I will not regret it when I return to Tokyo.

HIKARU
Fuu-chan.
Umi-chan.
Let's give it our best.

UMI, FUU
Of course.

P.86-87
<roar>
<bleep bleep>

MAN (Geo)
[ooooooh]
This is amazing!

<bleep>

Eagle!

P.88
EAGLE
What is it, Geo?

GEO
<grin>
Something weird appeared on the other side of the Road.

EAGLE
..something weird....?

GEO
Here, I'll show you on the screen.

<beep beep>
<whirrrrr>

P.89
EAGLE
That is...

<The kid (Zazu)'s heart skips a beat>

GEO
These three weird things are up ahead on the Road that you, the chief 
commander of Autozam's Cephiro Conquest Project, created.

KID (Zazu)
Waaaaa! Waaaaaaaa! WAaaaaaa!
It's a huge robot!
I wonder if it changes shape!

GEO
Oh, so you're interested in those things as a Mechanic, eh, Zazu?
[nudge nudge nudge]

ZAZU
Hey Geo, you're interested in them as a Fighter, aren't ya?

P.90
EAGLE
Those are... Cephiro's Legendary Mashin....

<Geo and Zazu stop>

GEO 
So that's the Mashin.
So the Legendary Magic Knights are inside those things.

<flap>

EAGLE
..Zazu.
Please get my FTO ready for takeoff.

ZAZU
What!?  You're taking IT!?  Why!?

P.91
EAGLE
I will go say hello to the Legendary Magic Knights.

<Geo rushes past Eagle>

Geo
Daaaaaaa!

<slam>
<panting>

What is the Chief Commander doing, being the first person to jump into 
the line of fire!?

<Geo's finger is trembling>

EAGLE
Because I am the one responsible for this mission, I am the one that has 
to formally greet the opposition... to the ones that supposedly saved 
Cephiro during its crisis...

P.92
EAGLE
..The Legendary Magic Knights.

<swoosh>

UMI
[gasp]
What!?

P.93
<screech>

HIKARU
A robot!?

<flash>

P.94
<roar>

HIKARU
It's coming!!

<Umi and Fuu gasp>

P.95
<roar>
<whirr>
<boom>

P.96
EAGLE
I am Eagle Vision of Autozam.

HIKARU
Autozam!?

P.97
FUU
The one that is currently attacking Cephiro!?

<clang>
<beep beep beep>
<whirrr>
<slam>
<whoosh>

P.98-99
<screech>

EAGLE
So you are the Legendary Magic Knights.

P.100
EAGLE
<smile>
... Allow me.

<whoosh>

HIKARU
%Oh no!
%He's... fast!!

P.101
<whirrrrr>

EAGLE, HIKARU
%What!?

P.102-103
<whirrrrrr>
<shhhhhhh>

P.104
UMI
Who is that!?

FUU
.. another enemy?

EAGLE
...Lantis.

HIKARU
%Eh....?

P.105
<roar>
<screech>

UMI
Wait!

<roar>
<zoom>
<slam>

P.106
<flap>

FUU
What is wrong?

UMI
I can't.
There's no way to go inside this road.

<hoofbeats>

HIKARU
Ah.  wait!

UMI
That horse... It's headed towards the castle.

P.107
<whirrrr>
<swoosh>
<glow>

P.108
HIKARU
Rayearth.

UMI
Selece.

FUU
Windam.

SELECE, WINDAM, RAYEARTH
If you need us, call our names.

<glow>

We will appear before you.  Always.

<flash>

P.109
<zoom>
<poof>

UMI
I see.  We use this armor when we're not in the Mashin.

<Hikaru looks around>

HIKARU
He's not here.

FUU
Yes... where did that person who was riding the horse go?

<touch>

P.110
HIKARU
Waaaaaaaa!

<flap flap>
[MOKONA: Puuuuuuu]
<Fanfare>

Mokona!

<Mokona rubs against Hikaru>

UMI
Mokona, you were okay!

FUU
I'm happy to see you again, Mokona-san.

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

UMI
You're still white and fluffy!

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

and you still have that carefree smile.

[MOKONA: puuuuuu
 Mokona's face lacks seriousness.]

HIKARU
But I'm glad that I met you again, Mokona.

P.111
[MOKONA: Puu puu]
<hop>
[MOKONA: puu puu]
<hop hop>

HIKARU
I think it wants us to follow it.

UMI
You still understand what Mokona says.

<hop hop>
<footsteps>

UMI
I wonder what Mokona's insides look like.

<footsteps>

FUU
Well, it seems to be made of very bouncy material.

P.112
<footsteps>

UMI
>From the way it looks, I think it's either ice cream or marshmallows.

FUU
My, that sounds tasty.
[But Umi-san, are you planning on consuming Mokona-san?]

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

HIKARU
Do we open this door?

[MOKONA: Puu puu]
<creak>
<bear hug>

WAAAAAA!

P.113
CALDINA
Long time no see, missy!

<huggle>
<Umi trips>
<Fuu sits down>

HIKARU
Caldina!
Caldina, you were all right!
And Lafarga!

<Lafarga smiles>

P.114
HIKARU
I'm glad that everyone is in the castle.

<someone moves behind the columns>

CALDINA
Don't keep yerself in the corner.  Come 'ere.

<the figure looks scared>

You....

<Caldina jumps over.  The shadow cowers.>

Why ya hidin'?  Come on over!

SHADOW (Ascot) 
Bu, but....

CALDINA
Hey, you finally got to meet 'em again!

P.115
CALDINA
Come on!

<tug tug>

UMI
That looks like the clothes Ascot wore...
Are you a Bal, too?

ASCOT
Eh, um.......

CALDINA
<hitting the floor>
Ahahahaha
You're cracking jokes already?
This kid's Ascot!

<Ascot blushes>

P.116
UMI
EEEEHhhhhhh!??
No way!
The last time I saw you, you were THIS tall!

<Caldina keeps laughing>

CALDINA
[ahaha]
Ascot did all this for Umi...

UMI
Eh?  What?
<smile>

<Ascot blushes>
<Caldina is mumbling>

P.117
UMI
But you grew a lot, Ascot.
I have to look up to you to talk.

CALDINA
MMggggg....
UUUUgghhh...
[uuuugggggg, ooooohhhhh]

<Caldina frantically moves around>

ASCOT
...Ah....!

CALDINA
<panting>
I... I thought I was going to die.

ASCOT
... sorry.

P.118
HIKARU
But I'm happy that I got to see you again.

P.119
CALDINA
Although we did have our reasons, it's true that we weren't doing 
anything for the general good of Cephiro.

LAFARGA
Alcione will not be able to return, but I want to protect this country 
with what powers I have.

ASCOT
My friends are also helping out a lot in this castle.
Everyone around here can now hang around my friends without being scared.

HIKARU
Oh, I was meaning to ask you something.
When we went outside in our Mashin, something like a robot from Autozam 
appeared.

CALDINA
You girls aren't hurt, are you!?

FUU
We are all right.

P.120
<ching>

UMI
And, at that moment...
A guy appeared on horseback, and he...
fired something like a laser beam from his sword.

[CALDINA: Hmm hmm...]

He was wearing black armor, and had a girl with wings with him.

<Caldina and Ascot gasp, Lafarga flinches>

FUU
Do you know him?

HIKARU
Ah...

<swoosh>

It's this pixie!

<flap flap>
[PIXIE (Primera): MM!?]

P.121
PIXIE (Primera)
Yeah?  You want something?

HIKARU
Um, Pixie-san, um...

<tsk tsk tsk>

PIXIE (Primera)
I'm Primera.

HIKARU
I'm Hikaru Shidou.
Primera...
Do you know where that guy you were with went?

PRIMERA
You mean Lantis?

$ (Eagle)
$Lantis....

HIKARU
%It's the same name....

P.122
<flap flap>

PRIMERA
Lantiiiiis...
Lantiiiiis...

<footsteps>

P.123
HIKARU
%Why is it...?
%There's something about his eyes.....

P.124
HIKARU
Thank you for saving us earlier.

LANTIS
So you guys are the Legendary Magic Knights.

HIKARU
%I've heard this voice somewhere before...

LAFARGA
Where have you been, wandering outside the castle!!?

P.125
LANTIS
...There is no need to tell you.

<flap>

PRIMERA
Waaaait...
Lantiiiiis...

HIKARU
...That voice...  I remember hearing it somewhere before....

LAFARGA
You should have heard it before.
Lantis over there is the younger brother of Sol Zagato.

P.126
HIKARU
Zagato's....!?

CALDINA
I was surprised at first, too.
His voice sounds so much like Zagato's....

P.127
UMI
Zagato had a younger brother...?

FUU
But, we did not see him even once when we were last summoned.

LAFARGA
Yeah.
Zagato's brother Lantis supposedly left this country long before you guys 
were summoned.

UMI
Left Cephiro?  Why?

LAFARGA
I do not know why.
But by the time I started working with Princess Emeraude, Lantis had 
already disappeared from Cephiro altogether.

ASCOT
I never heard anything from Zagato about his younger brother.

CALDINA
Me neither.

LAFARGA
Moreover....

P.128
LAFARGA
He came back as soon as the Pillar disappeared.

HIKARU
Came back?  From where?

LAFARGA
.. Autozam.

HIKARU
Autozam!?

P.129
<flash>
<thunder>
<crash>

P.130
<creak>

P.131
CLEF
What's wrong, Umi?
Weren't you sleeping in your room with Hikaru and Fuu?
You can't sleep?

UMI
..yes...
Can I come over there?

CLEF
Sure. 

<glow>

P.132
<clank>

UMI
Thank you.

CLEF
What happened to Hikaru and Fuu?

UMI
... I think they are asleep.

CLEF
...Umi.
If you can't sleep, I'll give you some herbal tea.

<flap>

UMI
um, um....

<squeeze>

I...

P.133
UMI
I have been wanting to apologize to you.

CLEF
Apologize...?

UMI
When I first came to Cephiro, I didn't know how much you cared about this 
country, and I didn't seriously listen to your story... I was a really 
bitchy girl...

<squeeze>

CLEF
Umi....

UMI
In the beginning, I kept thinking, "Why am I getting in this mess?"

P.134
UMI
I didn't know that it was such a tragic battle...
..I'm sorry.

CLEF
Umi, you didn't do anything wrong.

UMI
..eh.....?

CLEF
If someone was summoned to another world, and got involved in a battle 
that he had nothing to do with, he would probably think the same way you 
did.  You have nothing to apologize to me about.

P.135
UMI
Clef....

CLEF
I am the one that should apologize.
I did not tell you about the hidden truth behind the Legend of the Magic 
Knights, and I did not help you, either.

UMI
That's not true!
If you helped us, we wouldn't have been able to mature our Hearts!
And you provided us with Mokona; it tried its best too!

P.136
CLEF
... a girl from another world.
A Legendary Magic Knight that can save Cephiro.
I am happy that I can see you again and I can thank you like this.
In our current battle, think first about how to protect yourselves.
Use the magic I gave you and the weapons that Presea gave you; use them 
for yourselves.
I'll give you some herbal tea now.
Drink it, and get some rest.

<rustle>

P.137
UMI
... Thank you, Clef.

<thunder>
<creak>
<door gently closes>
<Hikaru and Mokona are asleep>

P.138
<lightning>

FERIO
..... Fuu.
What?  Is something wrong?

<Fuu shakes her head>

Did you have a bad dream?

FUU
I just could not sleep.

P.139
<lightning>

FERIO
Me neither.
..I was with you guys only for a short time, but I was always thinking 
about the three of you.

<thunder>

FUU
Ferio-san...
I'm sorry for being selfish at the Forest of Silence.

FERIO
You only used your Wits to survive.  Don't worry about it.

P.140
FERIO
.. you lost some weight.
In the Legendary Battle, the ones that got hurt the most were you, the 
Magic Knights.

<twinkle>

FUU
That is...!

FERIO
It's the one I gave you.

P.141
FUU
I remember placing it in my pocket, but it was gone when I was back in 
Tokyo!

FERIO
You looked for it....

<Fuu *blushes*>

It came back into my hand for some reason.

FUU
.. I wonder if it is because we went back to our world...
[gasp]

<squeeze>

FERIO
I want you to have it again.

P.142
FERIO
.. my sister gave these to me.

FUU
I cannot accept something so precious!

FERIO
Sister gave me these rings, telling me that I should give them to the 
person that I came to care about.
Sister... knew well that she would never be united with the man she cared 
about here in Cephiro.
So... she probably gave me these rings, believing that at least I should 
be happy.

<tears fall down Fuu's face>
<squeeze>

P.143
FERIO
Please don't cry....
I don't want to make you cry.
I don't remember my sister ever smiling from the depths of her heart.  
Her smile was always gentle, yet she always had sad eyes. 
I want you... to stay smiling.
So that when I remember you, you will always be smiling....

FUU
Ferio-san....

P.144
FERIO
Call me Ferio.

FUU
Ferio....

<Hikaru wakes up>
<Hikaru looks around>
<Mokona is still asleep>

P.145
<silence>
<Hikaru is all alone>
<Mokona is still asleep>

HIKARU
Where did they go....?
Umi-chan and Fuu-chan....

<Hikaru carefully gets off the bed>
[MOKONA: PUUUUUUUUUU]
<Hikaru's heart skips a beat>

[Waaaaa!]

<silence>

That surprised me...
[It was just talking in its sleep...]

[MOKONA: puuuuu]
<Mokona is still asleep>

Good night, Mokona.
Sweet dreams.

<door closes gently>

P.146
<footstep>

HIKARU
%Cephiro....
%A country supported by a Pillar.
%If a new Pillar can't be found, this world might just disappear.
%But...

P.147
HIKARU
%If a new Pillar is found....

$ (Emeraude the Pillar)
$A Pillar cannot commit suicide.
$And no one in Cephiro can harm the Pillar in any way.
$And the world itself will fall to ruin if something happened
$to that Pillar which supports Cephiro.
$So the Pillar has a Summoning Spell that no one else can use.
$A spell to get a Knight from another world... one that is
$not from Cephiro...to kill the Pillar.....
$Please kill me...
$And save Cephiro....

P.148
$ (Emeraude the Pillar)
$save....

HIKARU
%That tragic Legend will happen again.
%Cephiro, where the Heart determines everything.

<squeeze>

%This castle is also created from Willpower.
%Clef said that it was created by combining everyone's powers.
%Then....!

P.149
<Hikaru gasps>
<waterfall>

P.150-151
HIKARU
%That is....
%Zagato's brother...
%Lantis.

P.152
<squeeze>
<waterfall>

HIKARU
Um...

<waterfall>

P.153
HIKARU
Um... I heard that you were Sol Zagato's brother...

<squeeze>

LANTIS
Yes, I am....

HIKARU
I... I... your brother....!
You can hit me if you want!
I understand that hitting me isn't enough!
But!
I want you to leave Umi-chan and Fuu-chan alone!

P.154
HIKARU
I know I'm pressing my luck saying this!
But!
Umi-chan and Fuu-chan weren't well when they were in Tokyo!  They both 
cheered me up because I got depressed... but I think they were crying 
when they were alone.
So, if you need to hit us, just hit me...!

LANTIS
I have no intentions of hitting you.

HIKARU
Eh....?

P.155
LANTIS
Legendary Magic Knights that were summoned from another world...
I have no reason to blame you for what happened.

HIKARU
But... I...!

LANTIS
I'm sure that you were crying too... when you were alone....

P.156
<rustle>

LANTIS
..There is no reason for you to blame yourselves.
What I am blaming...
is Cephiro's....

[PRIMERA: NNNNOOOOOOO!!]

P.157
PRIMERA
What do you think you're doing while I was asleep!?
Lantis is MINE!
When Cephiro started breaking down, and I was in trouble because I had 
nowhere to go, he saved me!

<flap flap>
<blush>

Aaah... he was SOOO cool... my beloved Lantis.
SO!
[Humph]

<Primera points sharply at Hikaru>

Although I am usually a good girl, I am very harsh to my love rivals!

HIKARU
...love rival.....?

<Primera nods>

P.158
<roar>
<zzzshhhhhh>
<hissssss>
[ZAZU: AAArrrggh!!]

P.159
GEO 
What happened, Zazu?

ZAZU
[Noooo!]
<tears pouring down face>
The laser on the FTO is broken!!

GEO
He did it during the battle with the Magic Knights.

<psshhh>

So, how were the Magic Knights?

EAGLE
I gathered their data on FTO.

GEO
What's wrong?  You look pale.

EAGLE
... I met Lantis.

P.160
GEO 
Lantis!?

EAGLE
It seems that he has indeed returned to Cephiro....

<Eagle faints>

I am slightly sleepy...

GEO
You used too much Mental Energy....
[come on....]

<Eagle is limp>

P.161
GEO
Zazu!  The road that Eagle created is receding!
We must go back before the road disappears!

<Eagle is asleep>
<clank>

ZAZU
Roger!

EAGLE
....Lantis....
I am sorry.....

P.162-163
<roar>

GIRL (Asuka)
O---hohoho
We'll arrive in Cephiro shortly.

<excited>
<boy (Sanyun) looks worried>

I am going to become the Pillar of Cephiro!

p.164
GIRL (Asuka)
O---hohohohoho
O----hohohohohoho
[o-------hohohohohohohohoho]

<girl (Asuka) leans back>

OLD MAN (Chanan)
There, There, Asuka.
If you keep laughing like that, you will lose your concentration and the 
Road will disappear!

ASUKA
[gasp]
Ugh, I don't want that to happen.

P.165
ASUKA
Chanan!

CHANAN 
At your service!

ASUKA
Sanyun!

SANYUN
Y, yes!

ASUKA
I am Asuka, the oldest daughter of Fahren's emperor!
I am!!

<points to Sanyun>

SANYUN 
You, you are invincible!

P.166
ASUKA
Yes!
I am invvvincible!
Definitely, absolutely, pozzzitively!
I am going to become the Pillar of Cephiro!
And.
I'm going to become the princess of Cephiro after I become the Pillar!
The last Princess of Cephiro was blond and blue-eyed... she was 
supposedly a very very cute princess.

<dreamy>

P.167
ASUKA
If I become the princess of Cephiro, I can do whatever I want within this 
country!
[fufufufu]

<Sanyun looks worried>

S0!
The one who will become the Pillar of Cephiro is me, Asuka of Fahren!

P.168-169
<roar>
<rumble rumble rumble>

P.170
<roar>

WOMAN (Tarta)
So that's the magical country Cephiro.

WOMAN (Tatra)
Oh, that is Cephiro...
<giggle>
My, it's small.
I would think it's about as big as our country.

P.171
<slam>
<jingle>

WOMAN (Tarta)
[AARGH]
Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!!
We finally got to Cephiro!
I'm getting into the mood, so don't bother me!!
Tatra!

TATRA
[kyaaaaa]
Tarta, you're mean.  I'm the older sister.
But Tarta... your language right there...
<giggle>

TARTA
[gasp]
[ahem]
Anyway!

P.172
TARTA
We have to get to Cephiro as soon as possible!!

TATRA
I guess so.  I mean, we combined our powers to make the Road to Cephiro.

TARTA
Yeah!  We must quickly extend this Road to Cephiro and become their 
Pillar, and make our empire bigger!

TATRA
Yes... because Chizeta, our country, is so small and cramped...

<Tarta nods>

P.173
TARTA
We, Tarta and Tatra of Chizeta, will take Cephiro!!
[EEEeeya!]

<Tarta puts strength in her fist>
[Tatra: oooohhhh....]
<Tatra claps>

P.174
<Fuu makes tea>

HIKARU
%Lantis...
%He didn't blame us, the Magic Knights that defeated his brother
%Zagato....
%But what was the thing that he DOES blame, that he mentioned....?

P.175
$ (Lantis)
$I'm sure that you were crying too... when you were alone....

<Hikaru feels a pain in her chest>

P.176
UMI
What's wrong, Hikaru?  Are you feeling ill?
...you're a little feverish....

FUU
I cannot cure an illness with my magic...
Please take care of yourself.

HIKARU
I'm okay.
It's nothing.

<squeeze>

UMI
I don't trust your "I'm okay," Hikaru.

P.177
UMI
You're always doing something preposterous, and you never say anything 
when you're in pain or suffering, and you keep worrying about others...

<grasp>
[Umi's right!]

There is nothing more unreliable than you telling me that you're okay..

FUU
Hikaru-san.
We are now fighting together in Cephiro again.
We go to different schools, and our homes are far apart.  But...
The things that went on in Cephiro are our precious Memories, shared 
between the three of us.

P.178
FUU
I think of Hikaru-san and Umi-san as Comrades.
As comrades that are more important than anyone else....

P.179
FUU
My sister was telling me...
"It is tough not having someone who understands what you are worried 
about.  But, if you are not alone... if you have someone to share your 
worries with, and to help you find the solution to those worries... then 
you have no problems."
I am sure that there will be a lot of things to worry about from now on.

<squeeze>

But we should work TOGETHER, like Hikaru-san said.

P.180
UMI
The three of us.

HIKARU
Umi-chan...
Fuu-chan...
..thank you....

P.181
[MOKONA: Pupuuuuuu]

UMI
Of course Mokona is our comrade too.  You were traveling with us!
[MOKONA: puu puu
         puu puu]

<Mokona rubs against Umi>

P.182
UMI
Mokona sure feels good!
And...
<grin>
.....you look yummy to eat.

[MOKONA: puu puu!!]

FUU
Well, now that we have some tea, I think it's a good time to find a 
snack...

<Mokona cowers>
<Umi and Fuu push Mokona into a corner>

UMI
ufufufufu
Mokona---!

<Mokona and Umi run amuck>

FUU
Ohoho

P.183
HIKARU
Ahaha.
It's okay, Mokona.  Umi-chan won't eat you.

<Mokona trembles in Hikaru's lap>
<Umi inches closer to Mokona>

UMI
[Ufufufufu]
I don't know about that!
I wanted a snack about now!

<Umi waves her fingers>
[MOKONA: Puuuuuuuuuuuu]
<boom>
<crash>
<shake shake>

FUU
Kyaaaa!

<rumble rumble>

UMI
Kyeaaa!

P.184
<roar>

HIKARU
Umi-chan!
Fuu-chan!
Mokona!
Are you all right!?

<rumble rumble>

UMI
Are YOU all right, Hikaru!?

<whoosh>

P.185
<roar>

P.186
<thunder>

HIKARU
Cephiro... is disappearing...

P.187
<rumble>
<roar>
<glow>

CLEF
Another portion of Cephiro is now lost.

PRESEA
Guru Clef...

CLEF
We do not have much time left.

P.188
<running>
<heavy knocking>

HIKARU
Clef!  Are you all right!?

CLEF
Hikaru?

<door slams open>

UMI
Are you all right!?

FUU
Is anyone hurt?

PRESEA
We're fine, Hikaru, Umi, Fuu.

P.189
HIKARU
Clef, that earthquake...

CLEF
Cephiro is once again starting to disappear.
Rapidly.

UMI
We don't have... time.

FUU
We do not.

P.190
CLEF
If a new Pillar is not found soon, Cephiro will disappear completely.

HIKARU
Pillar.....

<Fuu and Umi pat Hikaru's shoulder>

P.191
UMI
By the way, how do you determine who is the Pillar of Cephiro?
You told us that the person who has a stronger Heart than anyone else 
becomes the Pillar.
But how are they chosen?

P.192-193
CLEF
I guess I can share this with you, Magic Knights.
To become the Pillar of Cephiro, you must first find The Path.

HIKARU
...Path....?

CLEF
The one fated to become the Pillar of Cephiro must pass through the Path 
to the Pillar, and accept a certain Challenge.

P.194
FUU
Challenge....
I wonder what kind of a Challenge it is....

CLEF
I do not know.
The Path to the Pillar opens only in front of those who are capable of 
becoming a Pillar.  And even if you find the Path, you cannot become the 
Pillar of Cephiro unless you overcome the Challenge.

FERIO
That is why the Guru is worried... someone who can make a Road from 
another country may have the potential to become the Pillar.

P.195
CLEF
..The only one who knew the Path to the Pillar was Princess Emeraude, 
the last Pillar.  We tried our best to find that Path...

UMI
But you couldn't find it....

FUU
But where in Cephiro, a land that has mostly vanished, does the Path to 
the Pillar lie....?

<glow>

P.196
<glow>

CLEF
If we cannot find the Path to the Pillar and welcome a new Pillar before 
these Roads reach Cephiro....
Cephiro will be lost forever.

HIKARU
%If Cephiro disappears....
%What will happen to all the people that live here....?

P.197
HIKARU
%But...
%If a new pillar is born....
%it will happen again....!

[MOKONA: puuuuuu]

%Mokona is worried, too.
<grin>

P.198
SELECE, WINDAM, RAYEARTH
Girls from another world.

HIKARU
Rayearth!

UMI
Selece!

FUU
Windam!

SELECE, WINDAM, RAYEARTH
There are new invaders which approach Cephiro.

P.199
<the girls rush>

PRESEA
Where are you going!?

HIKARU
The Mashin told us!
There is another country that is approaching Cephiro!

CLEF, PRESEA, FERIO
What!?

UMI
We're on our way.

FERIO
It's dangerous to go alone!

FUU
We want to make sure of something.

PRESEA
Make sure?

HIKARU
We want to make sure of what they are thinking.
We don't want to fight anymore, without knowing what the opponent is 
wishing for!

P.200
<Ferio and Presea gasp>
<footsteps>

CLEF
I am sorry....
The last Battle has....
truly hurt your Hearts...

P.201
<flash>

LANTIS
%Cephiro...
%It was such a beautiful and calm country....
%Yet, when it loses its Pillar....
%It becomes so desolate....

P.202
<rustle>
<tweet>

$ (Zagato)
$So, you're here again, Lantis?

$ (Lantis)
$This is the warmest spot in the castle...

P.203
$ (Zagato)
$You're the only Kailu in Cephiro, and the Chief Bodyguard of 
$Princess Emeraude.  What will happen in an emergency if you
$keep taking naps?
{Kailu: RE term for a magic swordsman -- a cross between a swordsman and 
a sorcerer. "Mahou Kenshi".}

<rustle>

$ (Lantis)
$Although I'm a Kailu, Cephiro is supported by the heart of 
$Princess Emeraude, the Pillar... so there are no wars.
$The quests to kill monsters are after sundown.
$....what's wrong, Zagato?
$Is something on your mind?

$ (Zagato)
$.....Lantis.
$What do you think about the Pillar.....?

P.204
$ (Zagato)
$What do you think about this current system.... in which only
$the Pillar is responsible for everything here...?
$The one who can become a Pillar must have a stronger Heart 
$than anyone else.
$And the one who becomes the Pillar is also the creator
$of Cephiro.
$But is the Pillar's heart really free....?

P.205
$ (Lantis)
$.... Zagato....

P.206
LANTIS
The tragedy.... should never be repeated.
I will end the Legend of the Magic Knights... with my own hands.

--To Next Stage--

(Pirated) CLAMP Newspaper for Magic Knight RayEarth2  Volume 1.

P.208
SD Ookawa
So, did you like Magic Knight RayEarth2?

SD Mokona Apapa
Hikaru et al. have to fight in Cephiro again, not knowing who summoned 
them.

SD Nekoi
In addition to the characters from part 1, there will be many new 
characters.  Please cheer for both the old and new characters.
By the way, are you watching the Magic Knight RayEarth anime, on Monday 
nights at 7:30PM on the YTV/NTV network stations?  The anime also entered 
part 2.

P.209
SD Mokona Apapa
CLAMP was able to design all the characters that appear only in the 
anime.  What did you think about them?

SD Satsuki
Oh, by the way...  Ookawa is writing the scripts for part 2 of the anime.

[SD Ookawa: ohohoho]

SD Nekoi
<pointing>
The stories are different between the manga and the anime.

SD Mokona Apapa
Those scripts for the anime version of RayEarth will come out from 
Kodansha in novel form.
[yaaaaay]

<clap clap clap clap clap>

SD Ookawa
The illustrations in the novel are going to be drawn by CLAMP as well.  
For details, including the release date, please look at Nakayoshi.

SD Mokona Apapa
We are also planning to release a "bonus manga" for the anime.

SD Nekoi
Although Nova only appears in the anime, I like him because he's cute 
like a cat.

SD Satsuki
Speaking of cats, CLAMP currently lives with a cat.

<Nova bites Nekoi>

P.210
SD Satsuki
It's about 3 months old right now... so it's still a kitten.
It is an "American Curl".  The coat is brown-tick-tabby.  Its eyes are 
gold.
[The ears curl outward.]

<Cat sighs>

Since it is still a playful kitten, it runs a lot, eats a lot, bites a 
lot, and sleeps a lot.
[aaaahhh.... it's sooooo cute....]

[Satsuki likes cats.
 The cat likes kitty-soccer.]

Sometimes it climbs on the desk and pushes off all the things that were 
on it.  
[hai---ya!]

It secretly drinks the milk in the cup.
[slurp slurp]

It jumps and bites you as you pass by.
[Eeeee-ya!]

But it is still cute (especially when asleep).

SD Nekoi
By the time we write the postscript for RE2 vol. 2, it will be much 
bigger.

SD Mokona Apapa
We'll keep you posed on what kind of cat it grows up to be.

Please cheer the Magic Knights on and see how the three girls will mature 
as their adventure continues.

--To Next Stage--

Character Profiles!

Page 1 top: Lantis. (Mahoukenshi / Kailu)
	* Originally from: Cephiro
	* Favorite thing: naps
	* Least favorite thing: sweet things
	The younger brother of Sol Zagato.  He used to be the only Kailu 
in Cephiro, but he disappeared one day.  He returned to Cephiro after 
Princess Emeraude passed away.  He learned magic from Guru Clef, and had 
more power than the Dals, but he is now a mysterious figure.  Although 
his voice sounds very similar to Zagato's, his personality seems to be 
drastically different.  He is always reticent and poker-faced.  It will 
be a while before the truth about this guy that looks like he's thinking 
about something but might not be thinking of anything at all will be 
known.

Page 1 bottom: Primera. (pixie)
	* Originally from: Cephiro
	* Favorite thing: Lantis, Plug, Gear (plug & gear are food in 
		Cephiro)
	* Least favorite thing: anything that messes with Lantis
	A pixie that claims she's been with Lantis ever since he rescued 
her when she was being attacked by monsters.  She can use healing magic, 
although she only uses them for Lantis's wounds.  Although he has no 
romantic intentions, she dreams about a future where she lives happily 
together with Lantis... and dislikes anything that gets in the way of 
that dream.

Page 2 top: Eagle Vision
	* Originally from: Autozam
	* Favorite thing: Sweet things, teatime, naps
	* Least favorite thing: doesn't have anything in particular
	The commander-in-chief of NSX, the battleship that Autozam sent 
to conquer Cephiro.  He is also the strongest Commander in Autozam.  When 
there is no battle, he is very calm and always smiling.  He seems to have 
a clumsy side, and he seems to fall asleep during conferences or to trip 
and fall where there is nothing to trip on.  He likes sweet things, and 
he loves to drink tea and space out.  He loves to sleep more than 
anything else.

Page 2 bottom: FTO
	* Originally from: Autozam
	The figher-mecha custom-made for Eagle.  The machine emphasizes 
speed and lightness (weightwise), and is undefeated in Autozam.  It has a 
laser-sword that matches Eagle's on its hand, and it can fire vulcans, 
beams, and the like.  Eagle, who is usually calm, supposedly becomes a 
completely different person when he gets on FTO.  There are regular 
models of fighter-mechas, but Eagle's FTO and Geo's GTO are specially 
tuned.

Page 3 top: Geo Metro.
	* Originally from: Autozam
	* Favorite thing: sweet food, anything that tastes good, cooking
	* Least favorite thing: alcohol
	The Subcommander for the NSX.  An excellent Fighter.  Eagle's 
friend and general baby-sitter.  He is outgoing, like his appearance, but 
for some reason he has a sweet tooth and can't drink alcohol at all.  He 
is also friends with Lantis, so there must have been much to think about 
during this conquest project.  He makes a good combo with Zazu: they are 
good friends despite their age difference.

Page 3 bottom: Zazu Torque
	* Originally from: Autozam
	* Favorite thing: FTO, alcohol
	* Least favorite thing: people who wreck his beloved mechas
	The youngest crew member and also the Chief Mechanic of NSX.  He 
came along on this mission because he has a crush on Eagle's FTO.  In 
contrast with Geo who can't drink, he loves any form of alcohol, and has 
a strong tolerance.  Although he kids around with Geo a lot, he is a 
great mechanic and can fix anything from battleships to microwave ovens.  
He is currently looking for a girlfriend.