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F A Q
The Magic Knight RayEarth Frequently Asked Questions


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This is (what I hope is) a comprehensive list of all nouns that appear in the anime or the manga... but it's not complete. If you have any clue for missing names (whether it be here and listed with question marks, or not on the list altogether) please contact me so I can add it in.

This is NOT called the Car Names List, because not all of the names are car-related. =)

All names will be spelled the way I spelled it in my scripts. All the car names in boldface are those confirmed to be the way the dealers spelt/romanized their names.

The credit that shall be awarded for finding correlations go to:
"Voice Memo", Daryl Yang, Kazataka Aiso, Carlos Norberto Ferreira, Gabriel Pinzón, Mitsuru Aoki, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Wynne Ip.




Magic Knights
Hikaru Shidou
Light of the Lion Temple

Umi Ryuuzaki
Ocean of the Blooming Dragon

Fuu Hououji
Wind of the Phoenix Shrine



Mashin
Selece
Toyota Corolla Ceres (hardtop sedan)

Windam
Toyota Windom (Lexus ES300. All Lexus cars are sold as Toyotas in Japan.)

Lexus (OVA Fire Mashin, also a spell in RE1 manga)
a Toyota high-end label in the US

Rayearth (manga/anime Fire Mashin)
"A Land (Earth) full of Light (Ray)"

Regalia (Nova's Mashin)
Toyota Regalia


Cephirans
Emeraude
Mitsubishi Emeraude (a hardtop sedan)

Clef
Mazda Clef (discontinued model, usually found in Mazda-Autozam dealers)

Presea
Nissan Presea (a type of hardtop Sentra)

Ferio
Honda Civic Ferio (4-door Civic)

Mira
Daihatsu Mira

Lantis
Mazda Lantis (classed between 323 and 626, it's the race-car version of the Allegro.)

Primera
Nissan Primera (Infiniti G20. Infiniti label doesn't exist in Japan.)

Sierra
GMC Sierra (truck/APV)

Mokona
Mokona Apapa, CLAMP graphix artist

Fyula
???

Zagato
the brandname of a shop (Italian?) that does custom parts and custom work on cars like Ferraris


Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato (race-car model of Flaminia used around 1950s-1960s)

Inouva
Honda Ascot Innova

Alcione
Subaru Alcyone (SVX 2-door coupe)

Ascot
Honda Ascot (Accord-class sedan)

Pajero
Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero)

Vigor
Honda/Acura Vigor (Acura label doesn't exist in Japan)

Capella
Mazda Capella

Luci
Mazda Luce

Atlante
???

Ceville
Cadillac Ceville

Alber
A Swiss tune-up company

Caldina
Toyota Caldina (a Corona wagon-type)

Lafarga
Honda Rafaga (another Accord-class sedan)

Debonair
Mitsubishi Debonair

Nova
Chevrolet Nova


Caucasian-esque invaders
Autozam (the country)
Mazda Autozam (a Mazda spin-off label in Japan)

FTO (Eagle's mecha)
Mitsubishi FTO (a 2-liter sports coupe)

GTO (Geo's mecha)
Mitsubishi GTO (3000GT, aka Dodge Stealth)

NSX (their battleship)
Honda/Acura NSX

Eagle Vision
Jeep/Chrysler Eagle Vision

Geo Metro
Chevrolet Geo Metro

Zazu Torque
Zaz is a Ukranian dealership.
Torque is a force that moves the car (I <heart> physics)


Oriental-esque invaders
Aska
Isuzu Aska
Fahren (the country)
Honda Ascot Farlen.
Or, an auto dealer specializing in VW/Audi in Japan.
Also said to be "to drive" in German (or some language around there).

Sang Yung
SangYong, a Korean dealership

Chang Ang
Chang'an, a Chinese dealership

Doumu (their battleship)
A relatively obscure Japanese dealership (a new force who supposedly entered Formula 1 in 1998—anyone know?)


India-esque invaders
Chizeta (the country)
a model of a car in Italy (dealership unknown)

Tatra (calm twin)
Czechoslovakian car dealership

Tarta (aggressive twin)
Tata, an Indian truck and car deaslership (links with Mercedes-Benz).

Rasheen (genie 1)
Nissan Rasheen

Rakoon (genie 2)
Renault Racoon (prototype of an amphibious sports-utility vehicle unveiled in late 1992-early 1993)
Honda also has a moped called the Racoon.

Bravada (their battleship)
Oldsmobile Bravada


Saturn game characters
Altina
possibly "Altima", a Nissan car of the Cedric/Gloria class

Avenir
Nissan Avenir

Nero
Isuzu Piazza Nero

Jimny
Suzuki Jimny

Cultus
Suzuki Cultus

Rukino
Nissan Rukino (2-door version of the Nissan Sunny)

Sera
Toyota Sera

Alto
Suzuki Alto


Places and things
Cephiro (the country)
Nissan Cefiro (sources say that the Cefiro is very close to the US version of the Nissan Maxima. I remember the original commercial for Cefiro with Yosui INOUE and the catchphrase "ku-u-ne-ru-a-so-bu" ^^:;;)

Eskudo (the mineral that the girls found in RE1)
Suzuki Escudo (Sidekick 4WD)

Eterna (the pond where they found Eskudo)
Mistubishi Eterna (Galant-class sedan)

Plug and Gear (Primera's fave foods)
spark plugs and gears are needed to run cars... ^^;

V-TEC (Presea's fave food)
type of Honda engine / tune-up.

Laguna (NSX's attack cannon)
Renault Laguna (a 4-door sedan)


Spells
Diablo
Lamborghini Diablo,
Mitsubishi Diablo

Stratos
Chrysler Dodge Stratus
Lancia Stratos (model made 1973-1975)

Cresta
Toyota Cresta

Psynos/Cynos
Suzuki Cynos?
Toyota Cynos (US name Paseo)

Sleiya
Slayer?

Sandasu
Thunders?

Accept
"magic acceptance"?

Clefto
pun on "clef"?

Araia & Arailu
a pun on the helmet company Arai?

Astora
British Vauxhall Astra GSi 16V
Opel Astra.

Maxima
Nissan Maxima

Askice
???

Futura
???

Chronos
Suzuki Chronos

Daytona
Dodge Daytona


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