Unfortunately, Cefiro doesn’t have much time, and a new pillar must be found as soon as possible. Only the one who has the strength to be the pillar can find the road to the pillar. In the climax of the volume, one of the Magic Knights and one of the other characters have to fight each other to determine who the next pillar will be.
Overall, I have to say that I thought the story in the second omnibus was a little stronger than the story in the first omnibus. While the first omnibus had to establish the world of Cefiro and the “Hero’s Journey” of the Magic Knights, there were parts in the first omnibusin which it seemed obstacles were overcome a little too easily for our protagonists.
As I read this second omnibus, I never felt that anything happened “too easily” for our characters. In fact, I found myself riveted to the story and to the action in this volume. Admittedly, I could tell early on which of the Magic Knights would be considered strong enough to be the next pillar of Cefiro, but there were still surprises to be revealed during the climax.
While the art in the second omnibus volume of Magic Knight Rayearth employs some of the typical shojo tropes, there were definitely more panels that were action-packed and were depicted with tropes more associated with the shonen genre.
If you’re a fan of Magic Knight Rayearth, you will definitely want to read this omnibus volume to see how the adventures of the Magic Knights continue. Magic Knight Rayearth is one of the better shojo manga series that I have read.