With Mamoru studying abroad and Chibiusa back in Crystal Tokyo, Usagi and the girls adjust to high school life; but that may be easier said than done when Japan's newest singing sensations, the Three Lights, transfer to their school. Things get even more complicated with the arrival of a new nemesis, Galaxia, and new senshi who call themselves the Sailor Starlights. Are they friend or foe? And what's Usagi going to do, with her boyfriend out of town and Seiya of the Three Lights expressing his interest in her?
MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.
Both Sailor Moon and Magic Knight Rayearth involve heroines that find out they have amazing abilities and must save the world. I chose Magic Knight because it seemed to have the same bad animation and music as Sailor Moon. Both, though, leave you cheering for the main characters. Sailor Moon is a classic; Magic Knight is just a fun little show.
These two series are both goregous to look at and have the same magical girl theme. If you enjoyed the pace of each episode being one small batle after another building up to a big theatrical battle then you will love Magic Knights. The characters are just as memorable and loveable as Sailor Moon as well.
There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...
Even though Ayahsi no Ceres is quite a bit more serious than Sailor Moon, the main characters share a mysterious background that continues to become unvailed throught the series. They also share a strong love for their main man but however have a conflicting interest in another while he is away that causes them to question themselves. If you enjoyed the Seiya-Usagi-Mamarou love triangle than you will enjoy a smiliar thmem in Ceres.
Kinomoto Sakura never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost! For the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards. Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
Both anime are about girls kicking ass! They both have the drama and the suspense. At the same time it is hard to tell who is friend or foe or what the final outcome will be. Watch one episode and you won't be able to stop yourself from watching the next.
Power granted by the cosmos? Check. Soldiers fighting for love and peace? Check. Saving the world/universe from total destruction and darkness? You got it! You'll love this in its entirety if love the other. Strongly recommended.