Manga Translation: Rayearth 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.

Magic Knight RayEarth Volume 1, version 1.0

The Disclaimer and background info:
  The Book: Magic Knight RayEarth (1), Kodansha Comics Deluxe #530.
            ISBN4-06-319530-9, retailed at 680 yen.
  The original Copyright (Japanese): CLAMP and Kodansha, 1994.
  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 (unless Kodansha wants to use it, which I
seriously doubt).  So, just keep it for your own personal use, OK?

  Much thanks to Steven E. Barnes for kindly editing this thing over and
over and over again... and to all those on the CLAMP mailing list who have
been waiting 6 months for me to finish this <grin>.

                    Signed August 3, 1995.
                    Rika, a.k.a. Fuu-chan (fuu@hentai.ranma.com)

% 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
<air bubbling through water>

P.4
GIRL (Emeraude)
%Help...
%Please save this World...
%Legendary Magic Knights...

P.5
<piercing shrill noise>
<flash>
<splash>

P.6
GIRL (Emeraude)
%Help!

P.8
GIRL (Emeraude)
%Magic Knights...

P.9
<area lighting up>

P.10
[1993. Tokyo... Tokyo Tower.]

FRIENDS
Like really... Tokyo Tower?  Nowadays?
<bustling crowd>  
I mean, for a social studies field trip...
I think our school is really weird.
Don't you think so, Hikaru?
[Yeah, I agree.]
...Hikaru?
Hikaru!!

[Hikaru: What?  What?]

P.11
HIKARU
It's so high up!  It's great!
[writing: excited]
I'm so happy that we came here for our field trip!

FRIENDS
She's enjoying this.
Really.
But then... Hikaru is a simple, pure, and straightforward person.

HIKARU
Oh... there's a baby in that house!
<click>
Aaaaaarrrrrrgggghhh!

FRIEND
What happened, Hikaru?

P.12
HIKARU
...I ran out of time on the binoculars.
{The binoculars cost about 100 yen for about 3 minutes.}
[hehe.]

[uh-oh...]
money.... money...
[uh-oh..... uh-oh.......]
<cha-ching>
Wha...?

GIRL (Fuu)
I have enjoyed watching you having fun.
Please, don't mind me -- please keep watching.

P.13
FRIENDS
That's the uniform for a famous private school.
Oh... the  one famous for educating geniuses...

She was cute.
Cute and intelligent.  You really can't follow that one.
{"follow" is a Japanese-made English term referring to a compliment that 
"follows" another personal comment, usually an insult.  Since Fuu is 
attractive and intelligent, she would be considered nearly perfect by 
Hikaru's friends, and thus leaving them with no room to "follow".}
<Hikaru marches towards her friends>
... you... You're cute too, Hikaru.  
Although you are a little boyish.
<Hikaru marches closer>
Yeah!  I mean, you're popular with all the graduating classes.
Although we are an all-girls school...
[waaah]

P.14
HIKARU
I'm going to go thank her.

<Hikaru marches on>

FRIENDS
[What?]
<bustling crowd>
Oh, here comes another school.
Hikaru's so short... she got stuck.
There seems to be a lot of field trips.
Wait.  That's the school famous for having so many "ojousamas".
{Ojousan = girl.  However, "ojousama" (sama = more polite way of "san") 
means a girl from a well-to-do family.}
The one the daughters of politicians and industrialists go to!
I wonder if today is the day that all the famous schools visit the Tokyo
Tower.
Look at her.

[HIKARU: Meow!?]

P.15
FRIENDS
She's really pretty... she looks like a model.
She's so much prettier than those "idols".
{In japan, there is a genre of singers called "idols".  Their sales pitch
is usually their appearance and cuteness, not their singing skills.  They
were popular in the 1980s, but have given way to more "skilled" singers
and "danceable" bands from about 1990.  Many of the "idols" have now
changed their song styles to suit the times; many others have turned to
acting to stay in showbiz.}
[kya kya]

<Hikaru stares at Umi>
<crowd rustling>

P.16
<pop>
<flash>

FRIENDS
Kyaa!
What?  It's so bright!

P.17
<flash>
GIRL (Emeraude)
%Please save this World...

P.18-19
GIRL (Emeraude)
%Legendary...
%Magic Knights....

P.20
<sound of air going through water>
HIKARU
What!?

GIRL (Umi)
Kyaa....
<splashes>

<sinking noises>

FRIENDS
I wonder what that light was.
<Bustling crowd>

P.21
%Save us...
<roar>
%Legendary...
%Magic Knights...

P.22
<splash>
HIKARU
[<gasp> 
 Wha!?]
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

<howling wind>

GIRL (Umi)
Kyaaaaaaaaaaa

P.23
<roaring wind>
GIRL (Fuu)
I wonder what happened...
[hmmmmm.....]

GIRL (Umi)
What is this!?

GIRL (Fuu)
I wonder if the floor of the Tokyo Tower gave way...

GIRL (Umi)
But why did just the three of us fall!!?
[Oohhhhh.....!!]

HIKARU
A volcano...?
An ocean...?
A mountain that floats in the sky...?

P.25
HIKARU
Where are we!?

P.26
GIRL (Umi)
Nooo!! We're going to fall!!

<flop>
<squeak squeak>
<rustle>

HIKARU
What is this?

<roar>

GIRL (Fuu)
It looks like a giant flying fish.

P.27
HIKARU
What's going on?

[GIRL (Fuu): Really....
 GIRL (Umi): Oh my...!]

Where are we!!?

P.28
MAN (Zagato)
So, you summoned the legendary Magic Knights from Another World with the 
last of your power...
But they are children...
We will see if they can become the true Magic Knights and save you,
Princess.

P.29
GIRL (Emeraude)
%Magic Knights....
%Please save this world...

P.30
<roar>
<spitting noise>

GIRL (Umi)
Kyaaaaaaaaaa
[waaaaaaaaaaa, kyaaa  <splat>]

I landed on my back...
[I hit my face, too...]

GIRL (Fuu)
Oh my.  Are you all right?
Girls should take good care of their backs.

[HIKARU: What?  What?
 GIRL (Umi):  Um.... You know...]

GIRL (Umi)
But... where is this?

<rustling of leaves>

GIRL (Fuu) 
It is nice to see so many trees in Tokyo.

P.31
GIRL (Umi)
If this _was_ Tokyo, then the old folks that keep protesting about the 
preservation of the environment would shut up!
[oooohhhhh!!!]

HIKARU
No.... This isn't Tokyo.

GIRL (Fuu)
Well, then where are we...?

HIKARU
I don't know.
[Umm.... ummmm...]
<Fuu and Umi trip -- typical gag reaction>

But... When I was falling, I saw a vast ocean.  And a mountain floating in
the sky, and a volcano off in the distance...

GIRL (Fuu)
Well, there isn't a mountain floating in the skies of Tokyo...

GIRL (Umi)
There isn't a volcano either.

P.32
GIRL (Fuu)
Oh, maybe Mt. Fuji erupted.
<explosion>

GIRL (Umi)
Don't say that!  It's bad luck to say such things!

[ALL: Waaahh!]

Wh, wh, wh, what is this!?
A huge fish!?

GIRL (Fuu)
Oh... It's probably not a fish.
Because fish don't have wings.

GIRL (Umi)
Before we talk about wings... If there was a fish that big, it wouldn't
fit in the Tsukiji fish market now, would it!?

[HIKARU: It's biiiggg....]

P.33
<sound of fish flapping about>
HIKARU
It's okay!  It's really tame!

GIRL (Umi)
<sigh>
Under these circumstances, the fact that it's tame doesn't mean anything!

GIRL (Fuu)
No, there is a good thing about it.

GIRL (Umi)
What?

GIRL (Fuu)
<smile>
Now there is time for us to introduce ourselves.
<Umi trips again>
[HIKARU: Meow]

P.34
GIRL (Fuu)
My name is Fuu Hououji.  I am 14, an eighth grader.  My blood type is A,
and I am a Sagittarius.

GIRL (Umi)
Why did you include your blood type in your introduction?

FUU
So there won't be any problems in the case that a blood transfusion
becomes necessary.

{Not only that, but it is popular to judge personalities and compatibility
based on the blood types... like type A is the (typical)loyal, hardworking
person, type B is the self-paced, easygoing person, type O is the
athletic, energetic person, and type AB is the cool, intellectual person.
Of course, I don't remember it exactly, but almost all Japanese girls know
this.  Many of the books about "magic" acts (omajinai) split their
"spells" (about getting that special guy to like you) by blood type or
zodiac sign because those two are the main ways of splitting people to
stereotype them into personalities.)

GIRL (Umi)
<ahem>
Umi Ryuzaki.  I am also 14 and in the eighth grade.  I'm a Pisces, and my 
blood type is A.

P.35
HIKARU
Hikaru Shidou.  I'm 14, in the eighth grade!

UMI & FUU
EHHhhhh!?

UMI 
You're the same age as me!?
[shock]

FUU
You don't look it!  You _DON'T_ look it!

P.36
FUU
When I met you at the top of Tokyo Tower, I thought you were in elementary
school...
[because you're so cute.]

UMI
[cute!]
Yup.  No matter how you look at it, you don't seem to be much older than
eleven.
[You're so short... are you in the very front of the class?]
{In Japanese schools, the students line up in the physical education area
to hear the speech of the principal basically every morning.  They arrange
the students in files according to their homeroom classes, and the shorter
you are, the farther front you go in the line when they line up by height.
This is so that all the students will be able to see the principal easier,
and for the teachers to have an easier time taking attendance and learning
the students names.}

[HIKARU: argh]

MAN (Clef)
How long do you plan to chitchat like that?

UMI, FUU, HIKARU
Who's that!?

P.37
MAN (Clef)
So you are the Legendary Knights that Princess Emeraude summoned from 
Another World.
<girls: dazed>
What?  You are still children!

P.38
MAN (Clef)
What was Princess Emeraude thinking when she summoned them...

UMI
Wait.  What do you mean, children?  You don't look a year older than 10 
yourself!!

MAN (Clef)
What do you mean, a child?
<Thud>
[UMI: Fugryyuu]

I am 745 years old.

UMI 
EEH!?

FUU
[surprise!!]
Oh my, you look very young.

UMI 
It's going slightly overboard for trying to look younger.
[Uuh.... ooohhh...]

MAN (Clef)
[Oh yeah?]
I helped you by summoning Fyula here, and you girls can't even say one
word of thanks?

<fish's flapping noise>

P.39
HIKARU
Helped?  By any chance, did you summon it?

MAN (Clef)
Yes.  This is Fyula, one of my seijyu.
{Seijyu = spiritual beast.  They are the creatures that are often summoned
in various RPG's.}
<purr>

HIKARU
Then you would know -- where are we?  And why are we here...?

P.40-41
MAN (Clef)
This is Cephiro.  You have been summoned by Princess Emeraude to become
the legendary heroes known as the Magic Knights.

P.42
<crashing waves>
HIKARU
Legendary Knights?

<More crashing waves>
[word inside triangle: Awestruck]

UMI
Magic Knights... and what are they? 

FUU
It sounds like the name for a new computer game.

UMI
I don't care how, but get us back to the Tokyo Tower.

MAN (Clef)
Cephiro is in a crisis.  You must fulfill the legends, become the Magic 
Knights, and...

[UMI & FUU: kyaa, kyaa]

... and...

P.43
MAN (Clef)
Hey!  Listen to my story!!

[UMI & FUU: kyaa kyaa]

UMI
So your name is Fyula?  Can you take us back to Tokyo?

FUU
If we don't go back soon, the field trip will be over.

HIKARU
Legendary Magic Knights...
<burning>

<sound of man (Clef) running after Umi & Fuu>
[UMI & FUU: kyaa kyaa]

<glow>

MAN (Clef)
<<Sleiya>>!
{spirit, beast, return, world}

P.44
<suction noise>
<pop>

MAN (Clef)
You cannot return to your world.

P.45
HIKARU
What did you say...?

MAN (Clef)
I said, you cannot return to your world.

P.46
FUU
What do you mean by that?

MAN (Clef)
Those that are Summoned to Cephiro from Another World cannot return by
their own will.

UMI
That can't be...!
You mean I'm stuck here forever!?  With the flying fish and this old guy 
that looks really young, in this world where Haagen-Dazs or Denny's or Mos
Burgers don't exist!?!? [OH MY GOD!!]
{Mos Burgers = Fast food chain in Japan... like Burger King and
McDonald's.  Pronounced "mosu baagaa".}
<Denny's commercial song>

[MAN (Clef): What are you talking about?]

HIKARU
We can't... go back....

P.47
FUU
That's a problem... I still have to write a report for my class.

UMI
Since we can't go back, why are you still worrying about a report?

FUU
Because it was a group project.  If my share is not done, it will be a 
hassle for the other people in my group.

UMI
And I have a fencing match the day after tomorrow.
I was chosen as the school representative, too.

FUU
Oh, you fence?  That is so delightful.

UMI
Oh, would you like to come watch?  I can invite you.

[UMI & FUU: kya kya]
[MAN (Clef): um, um]

P.48
[UMI & FUU: kya kya]

FUU
Is that all right?

UMI
Yes.  It's the day after tomorrow.  3:00 p.m. at the Kokugikan.
{Kokugikan = National Sports Arena}

MAN (Clef)
And I'm saying, you CAN'T go back!!

[UMI: Oh yeah, that's right.]
[MAN (Clef) panting]

HIKARU
We really can't go back?
So I won't be able to see Mother, my brothers, or Hikari anymore... 
<crestfallen>

MAN (Clef)
I did not say that there wasn't a way to get back.

P.49
FUU
What do we have to do to go back?

UMI
If you know what's good for you, you wouldn't lie!!!
Even though you're older, we're TALLER!

MAN (Clef)
Don't try to scare me away!  [Using your height!]

HIKARU
I would appreciate it if you could tell us how we can go back to Tokyo.

P.50
MAN (Clef)
I want you to save Cephiro.

P.52
<footsteps echoing in the hallway>

P.53
<waterfall>
<rustle>

P.54
MINIONS
What did you see in the water mirror spell, my lord Zagato?

ZAGATO
The Legendary Knights have been summoned from Another World.

MINIONS
My oh my...
I am impressed with Princess Emeraude, the one that holds the Peace and 
Order in Cephiro... to be able to use so much Power even when
imprisoned...

P.55
MINIONS
Are there Three knights, just like the Legend?  
Then, they are going to become the Magic Knights and revive the Mashins.  
[Ho ho ho]
This will be interesting.

ZAGATO
The ones summoned from Another World are still children... there is no 
chance that the Mashins will revive.

P.56
ZAGATO
But, they are currently under the Guru Clef.
{Guru = sorcerer.  RE term.}

MINIONS
So they are with that obnoxious sorcerer.  
That is inconvenient.

ZAGATO
Alcione.

ALCIONE
Yes?

ZAGATO
It is best to pick the weeds while they are sprouts.

P.57
<splash>

ALCIONE
As you wish.

P.58
HIKARU
That reminds me... when the skies above Tokyo Tower flashed...

FUU
I also heard it. "Please save this world."

UMI
"Legendary..."

HIKARU
"Magic Knights!"

P.59
CLEF
>From the day that Princess Emeraude, the Pillar of Cephiro, became 
imprisoned, the Peace and Order in this world has disappeared.  The
Cephiro that everyone was happy and humans, seireis, and seijyus lived
together in peace... it has become like a nightmare: full of War and
Confusion since we lost Princess Emeraude.

<rustle>

HIKARU
Look out!!

P.60
<roar>

CLEF
<<Sandasu>>!
{Thunder, invite, come}
<crash>

P.61
HIKARU
Wow...

UMI
The light tore that weird monster apart.

<hiss>

CLEF
Those monsters did not exist in Cephiro before.  This is the Forest of the
Elel.  To think that monsters now roam these woods, one of the sanctuaries
in Cephiro... It looks like we must hurry.

HIKARU
Why will Cephiro become hostile if the princess disappears?

P.62
CLEF
As I mentioned before, Princess Emeraude is the Pillar of this world.

HIKARU
Pillar...?

CLEF
Princess Emeraude supported the Peace and Order in Cephiro with her
Prayer.

UMI
With Prayer?

P.63
CLEF
In Cephiro, one's Will supersedes everything else.

P.64
CLEF
A Faithful Heart is the one source of Power here in Cephiro.

HIKARU
A Faithful Heart...

P.65
CLEF
Princess Emeraude used her Faith of Peace and Order to create a peaceful 
world free of Fear or Strife.
But...

UMI
She has been imprisoned by someone...

HIKARU
Who is it!?  Who kidnapped the Princess?

CLEF
Sol Zagato.
{Sol = priest.  RE term.}

UMI, HIKARU, FUU
Zagato?

P.66
CLEF
Zagato kidnapped the Princess and imprisoned her Somewhere.

HIKARU
You don't know where?  Even with your power?

CLEF
Zagato's Power is second only to that of the Princess.
And...

HIKARU
And...?

CLEF
No, never mind.

P.67
FUU
Then... the only way we can go back would be...

CLEF
As I said before, willpower is stronger than anything else here in
Cephiro.  
The Princess' Wish brought you to this world.  If you are able to become 
Legendary Magic Knights and save Cephiro as Princess Emeraude wishes, then
her Wish will be fulfilled and purged.  You should be able to return to
your own world.

P.68
UMI
...I can't believe this.

FUU
This is so much like a RPG...

HIKARU
Save the Princess by becoming the Legendary Magic Knight...

FUU
But why US?

UMI
Now that you mention it... why is it us, and not the people of Cephiro?

HIKARU
[Oh!]
Wait!  What happened to the people in Cephiro?

P.69
HIKARU
Why didn't you say anything, when such an important princess was
kidnapped!?

UMI
Hasn't anyone gone to rescue her!?

CLEF
All sorts of sorcerers, warriors, and knights have fought Zagato to save
the Princess.  However, none have won.

UMI
He's that strong...?

CLEF
Of course, they are still fighting.  However... the people from Cephiro
can not win...

P.70
HIKARU
Why?
...What's wrong?

CLEF
Above all, only those from Another World can be Legendary Magic Knights.

FUU
Why is that?

CLEF
To become the Legendary Magic Knight, one must revive the Mashin.

HIKARU
Mashin!?

P.71
CLEF
But before that, I have to do something about your equipment...

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Equipment?

[CLEF: Hmmmmm....]
<grasp>

UMI
What do you think you're doing, you hentai!
{Hentai = pervert.  And no, I have NOTHING to do with my account domain.}

CLEF
[whoa]
Who are you calling a hentai!?
[GRRRRR]

[HIKARU: Why are they so upset?
 FUU: It must have been scary, but it's okay now...]

P.72
[UMI: Fu Fu Fu ... I'll lift YOUR cape in return!]

<whoosh>

CLEF
I was just checking what equipment you had on!  You thought you were 
prepared for the upcoming battles in such flimsy dresses!?

[HIKARU & FUU: flimsy?
 CLEF: Hai-ya!]

<flash>

P.73
HIKARU
Waaaaaaaa

UMI
What is this?

FUU
This feels more and more like a RPG.

CLEF
Can you use Magic?

HIKARU
Magic?
<shakes head>

UMI
Of course we can't!  If we could, we would be back in Tokyo by now!

FUU
I, too, have never used magic in the fourteen years of my life.

CLEF
You can't even cast one spell...

P.74
UMI
Most normal junior high school girls can't use such things! 
[Ooooohhhh!!]

CLEF
Oh well.  I will give you one spell group each, then.
<<Accept>>!
{Magic, folklore}

<thunder>
<roar of flames around Hikaru>
<sounds of the ocean around Umi>
<sounds of breezes around Fuu>

P.76
CLEF
...it seems as though they chose you.
[Slight surprise]
Magic chooses its user.
Magic is something that uses the Faith more than other things in Cephiro. 
Willpower determines all aspects of Magic -- its success or failure, and
its strength.  The Magic that you have just acquired has chosen you.

HIKARU
Magic...

CLEF
That light...
So you are those that were summoned to become the Magic Knights...

UMI
I've always wanted to be a sorcerer!  So now...
[I'm going to use this magic as much as I want now!]

<thud>

P.77
CLEF
You fool!  It's stupid to use a spell when unnecessary!

[UMI: oooohhhhh.....]

If you do, the Magic you cast will come ricocheting back at you.

FUU
Would you teach us the proper way to use Magic, then?  Since we were given
it, I would like to use it properly...  No matter what kind of medicine
one has, one needs to read the instructions carefully so one can avoid
misuse.

UMI
Wait.  Magic is not a cold medicine.
[Fu]

P.78
CLEF
You.  What is your name?

HIKARU
Hikaru Shidou.

CLEF
Hikaru-shidou?

HIKARU
Everyone calls me Hikaru.

CLEF
Hikaru, then.

UMI
I'm Umi Ryuzaki.

FUU
And I'm Fuu Hououji.

CLEF
Okay!  I get it, so don't tower over me like that!
[Ahem]

P.79
UMI (whisper)
What is he going to do?

FUU (whisper)
Maybe the two short ones get along well.

UMI (whisper)
Oh, but... although he's short, he's OLD.

CLEF
Would you two shut up for a bit!?

[UMI, FUU: He's so hysterical...  I don't want to be like that....]

Can you feel that the Power inside you... is different from the Power that
you used to have?

HIKARU
I feel it...

P.80
HIKARU
Something burns the back of my chest...
and something resembling a Phrase comes to mind...

CLEF
Yes.  That is your Magic.

<rustle>
<flapping of wings>

P.81
<rustle>
<flapping of wings>
<tweet tweet>

CLEF
What?  One of Zagato's minions!?

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Zagato?

P.82
UMI
Zagato...?  Do you mean the one that kidnapped Princess Emeraude...?

FUU
Then he would definitely be the villain.

UMI
Teach me Magic now, too!

<rumble>

P.83
<roar>

CLEF
It's too late.

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
EH!?

P.84
CLEF
<<Clefto>>!!
{Seijyu, summon}
<flashing>
<sound of griffin coming out of the ground>

P.86
FUU
It's not the flying fish this time.

CLEF
They will catch up with Fyula too easily.

<boom, boom>

Get on.  Now!

HIKARU
What are you going to do?

CLEF
I will stay here.

P.87
HIKARU
You can't!!

CLEF
I don't care.  Just go!!

<BOOM>
<flap>
<roar>

HIKARU
But I don't know your name yet!!

P.88
CLEF
It's Clef.  Guru Clef.
My promise with Princess Emeraude was to guide you and watch out for you
so you will become the Magic Knights.

HIKARU
Clef!! I will fight with you!

UMI
Look out!

CLEF
Don't worry.  Just go.

<flap>

P.89
HIKARU
Clef!!

CLEF
Go west!!  Presea is there in the Forest of Silence to the west.  
<flap flap>
Get weapons there, and Mokona...!!
<roar>

HIKARU
Clef!!

P.90
ALCIONE
Long time no see.... Guru Clef.

CLEF
I am ashamed to see one of my pupils working under Zagato...

P.91
CLEF
Alcione.

ALCIONE
I thank you, Guru... for giving me so many kinds of wonderful magic.  
<glow>
Like this...

<<Araia>>!
{Ice rush shoot}

<rustle>

P.92
CLEF
<<Cresta>>! 
{Shell, circle, defense, remove}

<crack>

ALCIONE
As I should have expected from my teacher, the supreme sorcerer of
Cephiro...

CLEF
I taught you magic so you will work as a sorcerer for Princess Emeraude
and protect her.  I don't recall teaching you magic that jeopardizes
Cephiro's peace.

P.93
ALCIONE
Ho ho ho...
Still a stern teacher, I see.  But, I have no time for chitchatting, Guru 
Clef.  Please move out of my way.  If you do not...

CLEF
If I don't...?

P.94
ALCIONE
<<Clefto>>!!

<sound of wolves coming out of the ground>

Ho ho ho.  I cannot win fighting against you one-on-one.  My mission is
the disposal of the Magic Knight to-be's.

P.95
ALCIONE
I ask you to take care of these babies for a while.  Meanwhile... I will
ask those girls to die.

CLEF
Wait!  Alcione!

<Growl>

P.96
ALCIONE
I will see you again, Guru Clef.

<roar>

CLEF
%The Magic Knights summoned from Another World...
%If you fall to Alcione, then it is impossible for you to revive the
%Mashins and become the Magic Knights... For the true enemy of the
%Magic Knights is incomparably stronger than Alcione...

P.97
CLEF
%Children of another world...
%Overcome your numerous obstacles, and save Cephiro.

P.98
HIKARU
Clef...

<roar>

FUU
I wonder if Clef-san is all right.

<flap flap>

UMI
He, he's all right. Didn't you see?  He was so powerful!  He'll finish
them off in no time!

<Boom>

HIKARU
Light!!

FUU
I wonder what that sound was...

UMI
That's probably the sound that he made when he nabbed Zagato's minion.

FUU
Then, I wonder what that is...

<roar>

P.99
<thunderous footsteps>

UMI
B... by any chance, is that...

ALCIONE
<<Arailu>>!
{Ice, spear, throw, shoot}

<roar>

P.100
HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

FUU
So it doesn't look like an ally after all.

UMI
So... what happened to him?  Did he lose by any chance...?

HIKARU
Let's go back to where Clef was!

UMI
Wa, wait...!!

HIKARU
If we go back, we might be able to help him!  I can't just abandon him!! 
Let's go back!

FUU
We should not go back.
Didn't you hear the Sorcerer?  He said, "I want you to save Cephiro." 

P.101
FUU
The Sorcerer put us on a bird because he wanted us to go on with our quest
to save Cephiro rather than us staying and helping him.  Thus, if we cared
about him, we must never turn back.

P.102
UMI
And, whether we choose to go back or go on, we gotta do something with
that old lady.

ALCIONE
My, they really are children.  It's sad, but they must die... for 
Zagato-sama's sake.

FUU
We can't avoid her at this distance.

UMI
How are we supposed to fight without weapons or anything!?  OOOHHHH!  I'm 
gonna torture that little guy when I see him again!

<roar>

Such an obnoxious guy can't go away so easily.  Don't worry.  He must be
alive.

P.103
HIKARU
Yup!
<Mew>

<gallop>
<gasp>

ALCIONE
Nice to meet you, Magic Knight to-be's that arrived here from another
world.
And... good-bye.

<whirrrrrr>

UMI
Wait, is this the end of us!?
<sweat pouring down Umi's face....>

P.104
FUU
In a normal RPG, we don't meet such strong-looking enemies from the 
beginning.... that's usually for later, when we have gained many
experience levels.

UMI
That damn sorcerer... I'm definitely torturing him until I see tears in
his eyes!!

Wait.  It's kind of dangerous to be standing.

FUU
Under these circumstances, I don't think there is much difference in
safety between sitting and standing.

UMI
It's a matter of feeling!

ALCIONE
And what are you doing, pretty miss?

P.105
HIKARU
<<Blazing Arrow>>!!

<roar>

P.106-107
<Whooosshhhhh>

P.108
ALCIONE
Kyaaaaaaaa

UMI
[Waaaaaa]
Wow!  Wow!  Wow! 

FUU
I presume that is the Magic that Clef-san was talking about...

HIKARU
Magic...  that is my Magic....

P.109
UMI
But what should we do now?

FUU
I believe Clef-san told us to "Go West".

UMI
Oh yeah.  He said something about meeting someone named Presea in the
Forest of Silence to the west and something about weapons.

FUU
I wonder if we can borrow weapons there.

UMI
I hope so.

[Hikaru is dazed]

Are you okay?
I can't believe this is another world.  It just seems like a bad dream.

<roar>

FUU
Shall I pinch your cheeks for you?

[UMI: Puhhhleeeese stoooooopp...]

P.110
UMI
Well, I'm sure it's not a dream.
<swelling>

[FUU: Ho ho ho]

It looks like going west is the only thing to do.

FUU
But which way is west?  We are heading towards the sun, but does the sun 
here rise in the east and set in the west like the Earth?

[GRIFFIN:  Kueeeeee
 HIKARU, UMI, FUU: Waaaaaa]

UMI
Wh, what is it?

FUU
I wonder what is going on...

[GRIFFIN: Kueeee, kue]

P.111 
HIKARU
It... probably knows the location of the Forest of Silence that Clef was 
talking about!
<The griffin nods>
You're going to take us to Presea's place, right?
[Yay!]

<the griffin purrs>

UMI
How did you know what this bird was saying?

HIKARU
Well, we have Hikari in our house... so I kind of understand what animals 
are saying.

UMI
Hikari...?

HIKARU
Our dog.

P.112
HIKARU
We grew up together... He means a lot to me.

<pat>

UMI
Hey... when we get back, introduce me to this Hikari.

FUU
I want to meet him, too.

HIKARU
Okay!!

P.113
<bubbling>

EMERAUDE
Please... Save Cephiro... before it becomes too late...

<glow>

ZAGATO
%You used the last of your powers to summon the Magic Knights from 
%another world, didn't you?

P.114
EMERAUDE
Zagato...

ZAGATO
%Stop your futile attempts, Princess Emeraude.
%The Mashins will not revive.
%Neither will the Legendary Magic Knights be born.

EMERAUDE
Why...

P.115
EMERAUDE
Why are you, the Sol, doing such things... Do you not care what happens to
this world -- Cephiro?

P.116
<roar>

UMI {? -- speaker uncertain}
There's a forest up there.  I wonder if that's it...

<flap>

HIKARU
Thanks.

<The griffin purrs>

UMI
Look!
<rustle>

FUU
I wonder if that is someone's home.

HIKARU
That might be Presea's house!

P.117
HIKARU
Wait here.
<rustle>

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Excuse us...

Pardon us...

UMI
Is anyone home?

<Door creaks open>
[HIKARU: Waaaaa]

FUU
How careless... to leave their front door unlocked...
<looking around>

[HIKARU: That surprised me.]

P.118
UMI
[humph]
Well, we can't just stand here.  Let's go in.

FUU
Oh, we shouldn't.

UMI
This world operates irrationally. Even if we do things that are a bit on
the irrational side...  No problem!

FUU
Do you really think that is the case?

<silent footsteps>

[FUU: oh, oh... Oh my...]

UMI
You seem to be enjoying yourself, although you weren't keen on the idea a 
couple minutes ago.

P.119
<rustle>

UMI
There's someone there.

<papers rustling>
<rattle>

HIKARU
Um... Are you Presea-san...?  We were told by Clef to come here...

P.120
<the girls take a step back>

HIKARU
P.... Presea-san?

[THING (Mokona): Mew]

P.121
<roar>
<crash>

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Waaaaaaaaaaaaa

P.122
WOMAN (Presea)
Oh-hohohohoho!!
You fell for it, Mokona!!
So it was you who kept messing up my study!  I finally have evidence!
[Fu-fu-fu--fu]
So, what should I do to punish you?

P.123
WOMAN (Presea)
Shall I pull your ears to see how long they stretch!?
<stretching noise>
Or shall I hang you upside-down at the doorstep!?
<Indian drum sounds>

[Intoxicated with her own thoughts]

Oh--hohohohoho....

[MOKONA: Puu]

... ho...

[MOKONA: Puu]

Mo, Mokona!?
[Oh my!]

P.124
WOMAN (Presea)
Were you guys the ones who keep messing up my study?

UMI
NO!!

WOMAN (Presea)
Then how did you guys end up inside the cage?

HIKARU
When we came in this room, this cage suddenly fell from the ceiling.

WOMAN (Presea)
This cage was designed to fall when someone comes in here and wreaks havoc
in my study.

P.125
WOMAN (Presea)
So, it was you guys that have been doing it!!

UMI
NO, it's NOT us!!
[What do you want---?]
<panting>

FUU
[Calm down.]
It is impossible for us to have been making a mess of your
study... because all three of us arrived in Cephiro just moments ago.
And besides...  the thing over there is playing to its heart's content.

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

<woman (Presea) gasps>

P.126
WOMAN (Presea)
MOKONA---!!

[MOKONA: Puu]

UMI
Anyway... Open this cage!

P.127
<woman (Presea) puts her foot down>

WOMAN (Presea)
No.
I don't remember inviting you.  Even if you weren't the ones messing up my
study, you still are intruders.

HIKARU
We are...!!

WOMAN (Presea)
[Fufufufu]
So how am I going to punish you guys?
Shall I pull on your mouth to see how far it stretches?
[Ho-hohoho]
Or shall I try to boil all three of you in a big pot!!!!?
<Indian drum sounds>
[lanlalala...]

P.128
UMI
Wait!  We are...!!

<woman (Presea) intoxicated with her thoughts once again>

WOMAN (Presea)
Ah... It looks like I will be having fun for the first time in quite a 
while...!!
[O--hoho]

UMI
I'm telling you to listen to what other people say---!!

Gyaaa gyaa....

HIKARU
You're cute.  So your name is Mokona?

[MOKONA: Puu]

P.129
HIKARU
I'm Hikaru.  Hikaru Shidou.

[MOKONA: Puu puu]
<Mokona nods>

FUU
We seem to be in trouble... but it IS true that we barged into her
house... 
[UMI: ooooooooohhhhhhhh!!]
I guess it is all too appropriate for us to be punished.

UMI
What do you mean, barging?  She didn't even lock the front door!  SHE is
the careless one!  If this was Tokyo...!

P.130
WOMAN (Presea)
What did you just say!?

UMI
If... if this was Tokyo...

WOMAN (Presea)
No!  Before that!

UMI
The front door was unlocked!  I'm sorry we came in without your
permission, but we asked if anyone was home when we were outside many
times in a loud voice!

WOMAN (Presea)
The entrance key is a special one made by Guru Clef...
It should be impossible for anyone in Cephiro to open the door without
this key...

<glow>

P.131
WOMAN (Presea)
By any chance, are you...
The legendary Magic Knights summoned by Princess Emeraude?

P.132
UMI
Not "by any chance!"  We are!!

WOMAN (Presea)
[Ohhh!]
Then it really is going to begin...
The Legendary Battle...

<yank>
<whirrrrr>

P.133
<crash>

WOMAN (Presea)
Welcome, Legendary Magic Knights.

P.134-135
WOMAN (Presea)
I am Presea, the supreme Pharle of Cephiro.
{Pharle: RE term for blacksmith.  Written as "Master creator".}

P.136
<Mokona hops>

PRESEA
[Hmmm.]
Since Mokona looks so happy, there's probably no mistake. 

HIKARU
Eh...?

PRESEA
I have heard from Guru Clef.  He told me to provide weapons to the
legendary Magic Knights if they ever come by.

HIKARU
You lend out weapons here...!?

PRESEA
[Hohohohohoho]
I am a Pharle.  My job is to make weapons and armor.

HIKARU
Then you... make weapons yourself...?

PRESEA
Yes, I do. 
[Ahem]

P.137
UMI
Wow, this is a world that has everything.  First seijyu, then sorcerers,
now a weapons shop.

FUU
Oh, but she is very kind.  
In most RPG's, one buys weapons by saving the money you earn.  
[Treasures that we find, rewards for defeating monsters...]
We are fortunate that we get them for free.

PRESEA
It's not free.
[Of course]

UMI
You're charging us!?

FUU
It's not that easy, I guess.
[I understand...]

<Hikaru searches her pockets>

P.138
<Hikaru searches her breast pocket, finds candy>
<Hikaru becomes disappointed, on the verge of tears>

HIKARU
I.. seemed to have forgotten my wallet in my schoolbag.  I don't have any 
money right now...
I only have this...
<sad look>

P.139
PRESEA
I don't need any money.

HIKARU
But you just said it wasn't free...

PRESEA
<smile>
Follow me.

UMI
I wonder what she means by saying it isn't free but not accepting money.

FUU
Maybe we're supposed to work off our debts.

UMI
W, Work!?

P.140
UMI
If we do, we can't save Cephiro!

FUU
But, we can protect Presea-san's home.

UMI
I don't want to protect that!

<glow>
<click>
<door creaking open>

HIKARU
Waaaaa

P.141
HIKARU
You... made all these?

PRESEA
Yes.

HIKARU
Amazing...

PRESEA
Well, choose a weapon.

UMI
Wait, didn't you just say that you wouldn't give us weapons for free...?

FUU
We don't have the currency used in this world...

PRESEA
I told you I didn't want any money.
[Really.....]

HIKARU
Then what....?

PRESEA
Choose a weapon in this armory.  But I am only lending them to you -- they
are not "your" weapons.

P.142
HIKARU
Not our weapons?

PRESEA
The weapons I create are not for anyone.  Each and every one of them are 
made just for one person.  Each weapon is for that person.

HIKARU
Then, the weapons here...

PRESEA
Yes.  They are not yours.  I am going to make your weapons for you, and
only for you...

P.143
HIKARU
Just for us...

PRESEA
So, choose one weapon you like from here.

UMI
But you just said that these weren't ours...
[Hello?]

PRESEA
Yes.
But it would be suicidal to go to You-know-where from this Forest of
Silence without any weapons.

HIKARU
You-know-where?

P.144
[HIKARU: Meow!?]

PRESEA
I told you that I was going to make weapons for you that only you could
use.

FUU
Yes, I remember that.

PRESEA
I am going to make the best weapons I have ever made, so that you will 
become the true Magic Knights in the Legendary Battle.
[Leave it to me!]

HIKARU
Thank you.

<Tears welling in Hikaru's eyes>

PRESEA
So...
You have to supply the materials by yourselves!

<The girls trip again...>

P.145
UMI
Ma... Materials...?

PRESEA
One rule in Cephiro is that fighters and knights who want Pharles to make 
them weapons bring their own Ingredients.

<Mokona slaps Hikaru's head>

FUU
So that is what you meant when you said that you didn't need money but it 
wasn't free.

UMI
What would the ingredient be...?  Gold, silver, bronze...

FUU
A popular one in RPG's would be mithril.

PRESEA
What's that?

FUU
Minerals in our world.
[Although mithril isn't.]

PRESEA
[Hmmmmmmm.....]
Well, there are various minerals like arlu, sulye, and kusto; they're
pretty tough, but...

[HIKARU: I have no idea what's what...]

P.146
PRESEA
But the weapon that the Magic Knights wield can't be made of them.  It has
to be the Legendary Mineral, thus following the Legend.

HIKARU
Legendary Mineral?

PRESEA
Yes.  Legendary Mineral of Eskudo.

P.147
HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Eskudo...

PRESEA
It's the only mineral in Cephiro that you can make Evolutionary Weapons
with.

P.148
HIKARU
Weapons?  Evolve?

PRESEA
Weapons made of Eskudo evolve according to the level and mental powers of 
the owner.

UMI
That's a bargain!  You don't have to keep buying stronger weapons!

PRESEA
But...

P.149
PRESEA
The weapon won't Evolve if the owner doesn't.

FUU
Thinking about it, it might be easier just to keep buying new weapons,
since strong weapons can damage more even if you are not so skilled.

<slam>

UMI
uhh....

PRESEA
In any case, in order for you to become the true Magic Knights, you have
to get weapons made of Eskudo and make them better.

HIKARU
Why?
<Innocent look>

PRESEA
Because a weapon made from Eskudo is one of the Keys to revive the Mashin.

HIKARU
Mashin...?  Key...?
[Meow??]

P.150
PRESEA
You haven't heard anything from Guru Clef?

HIKARU
During our conversation, a minion of Zagato came... he stayed behind to
let us escape...

$ (Clef)
$Go West!
$Presea is in the Forest of Silence to the west.
$Get weapons there, and Mokona...!

PRESEA
Clef...
He knew... and that's why he left Mokona with me...

P.151
HIKARU
Clef told us... to see you and get weapons.  I really couldn't hear him 
well, but I think he meant to tell us to see you and get you to make
weapons for us.  
Clef told us to become the Magic Knights and save Cephiro.
I don't know much about Cephiro yet, but I want to do something to pay
Clef back for helping us.
We'll go get the Materials.  So, we want you to make the weapons for us.

P.152
PRESEA
Of course.
I ask of you too, guests from another world.  Please save Cephiro.

HIKARU
Yes!

PRESEA
Now that that's decided, get going.

UMI
Where is this Eskudo?

PRESEA
You-know-where.
[Kya]

FUU
Where is You-know-where?

<Fanfare>

PRESEA
[there's only one You-know-where, and that is]
The Legendary Spring of Eterna.

HIKARU
Eterna?

P.153
PRESEA
Many fighters have headed for Eterna to seek Legendary Mineral of
Eskudo... 
but none have returned.

UMI
EH!!?
They haven't returned!?

<wind>

PRESEA
No, not one person.

FUU
That sounds frightening.

<Umi freezes>

P.154
UMI
And we're going there?

PRESEA
That's why I told you to take weapons.
[Ho ho ho]
<clank clank clank>
You can take them all...
but you won't be able to use them.

UMI
[Oh!]
Wait!  We can use magic!

FUU
But we don't know how.

<Umi trips>

UMI
We don't, but...
[ow.....]

P.155
<Umi and Fuu stare at Hikaru>

HIKARU
Eh...

PRESEA
You can't use magic around here.

[UMI, FUU: Eh...]

UMI
EH!?  Why!?

PRESEA
This is the Forest of Silence.  Magic spells are blocked by the kekkai in 
the forest, and so you can't chant them.
[It's true....]

UMI
<sob sob>
On second thought, I'll take all of these...!!

PRESEA
Look at the weapons closely.  You'll see which ones are the most suited
for you for the time being.  The weapons will call out to you.

P.156
<glow>

PRESEA
See?

<whoosh>

P.157
<whoosh>

HIKARU
It disappeared!?
<heart beating>

PRESEA
It's all right.  That guard is Guru Clef's, right?  That weapon is in the 
ornament on your hand.  When you need it, Wish for it and the weapon will 
return to your hand.

HIKARU
How are we going to get to Eterna?

UMI
You know, that bird of the sorcerers... was it a seijyu?

PRESEA
I just told you that you can't use magic here.

UMI
But we came here on the bird's back.

P.158
PRESEA
That's because it was Guru Clef's seijyu.  Because it was the magic of the
supreme magician of Cephiro, it was able to stay materialized for the
whole way.  It's probably gone by now.

FUU
Then how are we supposed to get to Eterna?

PRESEA
Mokona will tell you.

[MOKONA: Puu]

P.159
[HIKARU: Eh?!]

PRESEA
I have been borrowing Mokona from Guru Clef, to hand over to the Magic 
Knights when they visit.

UMI
What's its specialty?

PRESEA
You'll see when you take it.
Mokona has the bare necessities for your trip.
[I wish you luck.
 HIKARU: Eh...]

UMI
Wa, wait.  How are we supposed to converse with this?

HIKARU
I understand.

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

... well, at least I get the general idea.

FUU
I think we should be glad that one of us knows animals well.

UMI
Is that an animal?

P.160
UMI
The bird isn't here after all.

FUU
Oh my...

HIKARU
Thank you, Presea.

PRESEA
The future Magic Knights who have been summoned from Another World...
could you tell me your names?

P.161
HIKARU
Hikaru.

UMI
It's Umi.

FUU
I am Fuu.

PRESEA
Hikaru, Umi, Fuu... interesting names.

P.162
PRESEA
Bring back Eskudo.  I will make you fabulous weapons.  
And I want to tell you what I think of this.
[This is food, right?]

HIKARU
Okay!!

PRESEA
Mokona.  Take care of them.

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

P.163
HIKARU
Well, we're off!!!

UMI
We'll do our best.

FUU
I hope we can stay alive long enough to see you again.

[UMI: Don't say such bad things...]

P.164-165
PRESEA
%May Princess Emeraude bless them...

P.166
<rustle>
<chirp chirp>
<whokakakakaka>
<gyaaa gyaaa>

HIKARU
[something's chirping.]
%... We will return... Presea... Clef...

P.167
UMI
Now.  Which way are we supposed to go?

[MOKONA: Puu?]

Legendary Spring of Eterna.

[MOKONA: Puu?]

The way to Eterna!  Is this the right way!?  Or this way!?

[MOKONA: (kya kya) Puupuu]

P.168
UMI
Wait.  This reaction...  Could it be...

FUU
Maybe it doesn't know.

UMI
Waaait!  That's not what I heard!!
Presea said that it would know the way to Legendary Spring of Eterna,
right!!!!?

[MOKONA: Puu puu]

Hey.  What is it saying!?

P.169
HIKARU
It... seems to be happy that it's traveling with us...
[kinda like "I'm so happy..."
 Uh-oh...]

UMI
This isn't a hiking trip!!!
[Oh, oh....]

FUU
There aren't any snacks, either.

UMI
<gasp>
Wait.
Food!
Presea said this thing has everything we need for the trip...

P.170
UMI
Waaaaaa!!!
When you think about it...
Where are the necessities for trips on this thing!?
Let's go back!  Let's just go back to Presea's for a bit!!

The road... disappeared...?

P.171
UMI
I can't even see Presea's house from here!

FUU
Even if we wanted to go back, I don't think we can.
<Umi in shock>
I must say, Cephiro is full of weird things.
First, fish and horses that fly... now a forest where the path you just 
traveled disappears.

UMI
This is no time to appreciate it!  At this rate, all we can do is dance a 
folk-dance!!!

<Folk-dancing music>

[FUU: oh, I'm good at folk-dancing.
 UMI: me too.  Especially "Mime mime".
 MOKONA: Puu puu]

HIKARU
Mokona!?

P.172
[MOKONA: Puu puu]

UMI
What?

HIKARU
Mokona's telling us to follow it.

FUU
We are really lucky that we have someone that understands animals well.

UMI
If you knew the way, why didn't you just show us in the first place?  My 
lifespan just got 23 seconds shorter.

[FUU: hohoho]

P.173
HIKARU
Mokona!
Mokona, you run fast!

Hmm?
[A shadow?]

P.174-175
<giant footstep>

P.176
<footsteps>

UMI
I wish it would run a little slower.
<huff puff>

FUU
Both of them are so young and energetic...

HIKARU
Stay away!!

UMI
We bumped into a beast already!?

<Creak>

FUU
Wouldn't you say that looks more like a monster than a beast?  I think
that is what Clef-san was saying...

UMI
Kyaa!

HIKARU
Wa!!

P.177
<roar>

UMI
What are we supposed to do...!?

FUU
Wait, we borrowed weapons from Presea-san.

[HIKARU, UMI: Oh!]

P.178
<glow>

P.180-181
<roar>

P.182
UMI
You guys look sharp.

FUU
I'm in the archery team at school.

HIKARU
My house is a kendo dojo so I've been doing kendo since I was a little
girl. 
{Kendo = Japanese fencing using wooden swords that resemble katanas in
shape.}

UMI
I see.  These really are weapons that are the "most suited for us for the 
time being".

P.183
[BEAST: Shaaaaaaaaaa]

<thud>

UMI
Try casting a spell.

HIKARU
Eh?  Presea said that this was the Forest of Silence and that we can't use
magic...

FUU
And Clef-san's seijyu disappeared, too.

P.184
UMI
Anything is worth a try.  See, if we had magic, we could have defeated
that dominatrix-looking old lady on that horse.  It would be useful if we
have it.

HIKARU
u... um, okay. 

<Hikaru takes a breath>

P.185
HIKARU
<<Blazing arrow>>!!!

P.186
<silence>
[HIKARU: wha?]

FUU
It looks like it doesn't work.

UMI
Then we don't know what magic Clef gave us!  
Ah...  it was my chance to become a Magical Girl!

FUU
When we get past this Forest of Silence, I think we will become Magical
Girls.

<loud footsteps>

P.187
<roar>
<clang>

HIKARU
Ugh...

P.188
<pop>
<thud>

[BEAST: Ooooohhhh
        GAAAaaaaa]

P.189
HIKARU
Yyyaaaaaaa!!!

P.190
<slash>
<hissssss>

UMI
We did it!

FUU
I'm glad that everyone is all right.

UMI
You're strong!  You're amazing.
...Um, your name was...

HIKARU
Hikaru Shidou.

P.191
UMI
It's Hikaru... Can I call you "Hikaru"?

HIKARU
Yeah!!

UMI
And you?

FUU
I'm Fuu Hououji.

UMI
Then it's "Fuu".

FUU
Since you are Umi Ryuzaki-san, may I call you "Umi-san"?
And would it be all right to call you "Hikaru-san"?

UMI
Since we're sharing Destinies from now on, you don't have to be polite.

P.192
HIKARU
And I don't mind being called Hikaru.

FUU
No, it is my showing of friendship to add "san" to names.
<smile>

UMI
Okay...

HIKARU
Than can I call you "Umi-chan" and "Fuu-chan"?

UMI
That's fine.

FUU
This is the first time I have been called "Fuu-chan".

HIKARU
Umi-chan. 
Fuu-chan.

P.193
UMI
... Hikaru seems to be a pure, honest girl... you don't see many like her
these days.

<Hikaru smiles>

FUU
Really.

HIKARU
Mokona!
Were you all right, Mokona?

<Mokona purrs>

UMI
Yooouuuu!  Where in the world were you hiding!!?

[MOKONA: Puu puu 
        (kya kya)]

Aahh.... it's not even feeling guilty!!  What purpose does it serve!!?

P.194
<rustle>

P.195
UMI
Monsters again!?

<crack>

HIKARU, UMI, FUU
Eh!?

P.196
<splat>
<gasp>

MAN (Ferio)
Who are you guys!?

--To next stage--

(Pirated) CLAMP Newspaper for Magic Knight RayEarth vol. 1

P.198
SD Umi
Hello to all of you who read Magic Knight RayEarth volume 1!

SD Fuu
Did you enjoy our adventure?

SD Hikaru
It looks to become a more treacherous trip, so cheer us on!

SD Umi
Well, I would like to introduce the people who draw our adventures in this
issue!

P.199
SD Fuu
This story is drawn by CLAMP, a group of four ol... I mean young ladies. 
This is one of the members -- Mokona-san, who draws the comic.

[MOKONA: Puu]

Oh no, not Mokona-san.  I meant Mokona Apapa-san.

[MOKONA: Puu?
 SD Hikaru: oh, two Mokonas.
 SD Umi: looks just like Mokona.]

SD Ookawa
Hello.  I am Nanase Ookawa, the leader of CLAMP.  I am in charge of the
base and scripts for Magic Knight RayEarth.

SD Mokona Apapa
Hello!  I am Mokona Apapa of CLAMP.  I am in charge of drawing Magic
Knight RayEarth.  I draw a lot of things like characters and the
backgrounds.

P.200
SD Hikaru
By the way, Ookawa-san also did the design for this comic {tankoubon}.

[SD Ookawa: We do everything with just the four of us...]

SD Satsuki
Hello, I am Satsuki Igarashi of CLAMP.  I do a lot of things including 
design assistance, manuscript assistance, and production.
[I also cook.  My best dish is curried rice.]

SD Nekoi
Hello, I am Mick Nekoi of CLAMP.  As art director, I do the final touches
on the manuscript.  Also, I draw the miniature characters on these
newsletters and the gifts in Nakayoshi.
[Oh, I am the one that draws Mokona.  I also designed it.]

SD Mokona Apapa
So... since CLAMP does everything -- planning, producing, drawing -- with 
the four of us, there is a lot of work to do for each person.  We often
get fan mail with the question, "How many assistants do you have?" but we
don't have any assistants.

SD Ookawa
[And we are not looking to hire any, either.]
And us four strive to do our best.

SD CLAMP
We look forward to seeing you again!

P.201
SD Ookawa
By the way, CLAMP uses games as a refresher in between work hours.

[SD Hikaru: don't play games so much and save Cephiro's peace...
 SD Umi: yeah!
 SD Fuu: I think so too.]

"Sonic the Hedgehog" is popular among CLAMP members.
But we don't get very far because it is difficult.
We have not seen the endings for any of them -- 1, 2, 3, CD... <sob>

But Magic Knight RayEarth, created by such a game-loving group, is going
to become a game.
It will be a game on the Game Gear and the new 32-bit Saturn from Sega.  
Please read the Nakayoshi for more information.

Anyway, what will happen to Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu?

Please look forward to the next volume!!

--To next stage--

Bonus Stage 1

Mokona's Secret...
Q1. -- How are Hikaru, Umi, Fuu spending the nights in Cephiro?

P.1
<hoot hoot>

HIKARU
We have to get some sleep for tomorrow.
Right, Mokona?

[MOKONA: Puu]

UMI
What do you mean, sleep?  What are we going to do in the middle of 
nowhere... and there's monsters all over the place...

<glow>
<roar>

P.2
<poof>

HIKARU
That's amazing, Mokona!

FUU
It's like a tent...
...my, pajamas, and even toothbrushes... there's everything here.

[MOKONA: Puu]

UMI
Is this a hotel!!?

P.3
<zzzzzzz>

UMI
...mmmm...?  Hikaru....?  What's wrong?

HIKARU
Let's go!  Umi-chan!

UMI
Eh?  What do you mean, go??

HIKARU
Let's just go!!

UMI
Hikaru, that's the front door!

HIKARU
It's okay, Umi-chan!

P.4
UMI
There's lots of monsters outside...!

HIKARU
Don't worry about it, Umi-chan!

FUU
Fu fu fu fu

<tickle tickle tickle>

UMI
Waa!

F... Fuu?

You're both only half awake!?

HIKARU
Let's go!  We're gonna go get Zagato!!

[Mokona sleeps here.]

FUU
Fu fu fu fu fu fu

UMI
Mokona--!!  Help--!!

<Mokona is sound asleep.>

HIKARU
It's a good morning!  Let's spend today energetically going after Zagato!
[Ohh!]

FUU
Oh?  Umi-san, you look tired.

--To next stage--