Knights of the Universe

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Knights of the Universe is a web-exclusive manga series based on the original plot of Magical Vacation 2, which later became Magical Starsign.

New issues were uploaded to the official Brownie Brown website once a month, beginning in May of 2008. By October of that same year, the serialization of Knights of the Universe was discontinued after six issues were published, effectively ending the story on a cliffhanger. At the start and end of each issue, Hiroki Matsuura (under the alias "Mattsun") left blurbs describing moments within the manga, as well as events taking place at Brownie Brown. Mattsun revealed that Knights of the Universe was the original scenario of Magical Vacation 2, but the concept was scrapped despite being written to completion, and assets from early development were revamped for Magical Starsign. Therefore, both Knights of the Universe and Magical Starsign can be considered sequels to Magical Vacation, but take place in separate continuities.

Plot[edit | edit source]

One night, a large meteorite crash lands in the Kingdom of Kovomaka. The White Hawks Magic Knights lead by Vanilla Nighthawk are dispatched from the royal palace the next morning, wondering if this meteorite is The "Sheep" mentioned in a book of prophecy, who is said to bring destruction upon the land after awaking.

Elsewhere, six students from Will-o'-Wisp Academy venture to the crash site, intending on joining Vanilla and her squadron in their investigation. The group consists of Mash Blanc,[a] Sugar Ronsard,[b] Arancia Scorenote, Pistachio Maplewood,[c] Cidre Rainbow,[d] and Souffle Sherbet.[e] As the group squabble, Arancia asks Souffle if she can detect Vanilla's voice. Souffle takes a moment to concentrate her powers, but for some odd reason, she can no longer hear Vanilla. The students are slightly concerned by her response, but Pistachio alerts them of how quickly they are approaching the site.

Meanwhile at the royal palace near Castle Town, King Geasshigaou Oden is shocked to hear that Vanilla's brigade and the kingdom's own knights were annihilated. Before him is a magician in bloodstained robes being held up by two others, all having survived the attack. The king's aide, Khao Yam, is confident that the meteorite is The "Sheep" of prophecy, judging by how quickly it dealt with the twelve soldiers that were deployed. King Oden expresses worry for Vanilla's safety, then assures the three magicians that their return to the palace is honorable, then dismisses them. He talks with Khao Yam, mentioning that he deployed Vanilla because fused with an enigma in the past, which gave her incredible powers; if The "Sheep" really did kill her, there was likely no one else in the country who could take it down. Just then, Madeleine of Will-o'-Wisp Academy enters the room and salutes King Oden.

The students arrive at Eldile Plains where The "Sheep" landed, instilling panic in most of them. Sugar rides in to tell Mash to focus, but she is struck down by The "Sheep"'s electricity. Mash hops off his bike to check on Sugar, who sustained minor injures after being launched off her vehicle, though she quickly recovers. The duo watch as Cidre, Arancia, and Pistachio summon their elemental spirits before unleashing powerful magic in unison. Once the dust clears, it seems that none of their attacks were effective in the slightest. The "Sheep" attacks most of the students, though Mash and Sugar are left unharmed. Mash holds Sugar back from running to the others, fearing that they were killed. Souffle suddenly appears and tells her friends to run, then shouts Kelrendu's name.[f] She looks up at The "Sheep" as Kelrendu, the former enigma king and adversary of Will-o'-Wisp, appears behind her.

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Nomenclature[edit | edit source]

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese 宇宙の騎士 Knights of the Universe

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The protagonist of Knights of the Universe. This is the named protagonist of Magical Starsign, whose name in that game is Galette. He is a fire mage rather than a light or dark mage.
  2. Named Sorbet in localized versions of Magical Starsign.
  3. Though stated to be a professor during the events of Magical Starsign, Knights of the Universe instead sees Pistachio at his original age from Magical Vacation.
  4. Named Cider Rainbow in magicalpatcher's English fan translation of Magical Vacation.
  5. Cidre's younger cousin, first mentioned in his backstory, and later referred to in Magical Starsign with the surname Rainbow.
  6. Named Kerendu in the English fan translation.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters Mash - Sorbet - Arancia - Cider - Pistachio - Souffle - Vanilla - Miss Madeleine - Geshigao-Oden - Khao Yam - The Sheep - Kerendu
Locations Kingdom of Kovomaka - Castle Town - Eldile Plains
Production Shinichi Kameoka