A three-part OVA, simply named Rayearth was released in Japan a few years after the end of the manga and the TV series. The story was quite different from the original manga. The characters are all the same, but the relationships, places and events were changed radically.
Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki and Fuu Hououji, three friends who go to the same school. Suddenly, a strange fairy Mokona, appears in front of them. At the same time, strange monsters and wizards start to appear in the city of Tokyo.
One of them is Guru Clef, who tries to guide the three girls in order to let them become the Magic Knights, awaken their Rune Gods and fight against the evil wizards from Cephiro, who are trying to invade the human world. Eagle Vision had tricked the wizard Zagato into committing suicide in order to bring upon a false balance to Cephiro. He would put a spell on Emeraude to convince her that Zagato is still alive, so that the sorcerers of Cephiro can continue to exist on Earth as the two worlds would soon merge and each sorcerer would battle against the Magic Knights.
- In the OVA, Ferio, is a sorcerer under Princess Emerude's command, and is not her brother.
- Eagle Vision fills the role of main antagonist.
- The only other characters who appear in the OVA are Lantis, Ascot and Alcyone.