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Tenkuu no Escaflowne


Alternative Titles

English: The Vision of Escaflowne
Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1996 to Sep 24, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Bandai Visual
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 39,144 users)
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Ranked: #8282
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Popularity: #633
Members: 76,350
Favorites: 1,530
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his quest to unite the countries of Gaea against the ominous Zaibach empire. On the way, she discovers a hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne.

(Source: ANN, edited)

Background

Escaflowne was originally planned to be a 34 episode series, but after cuts to its budget and an extensive reworking of the plot, the show was reduced to a 26 episode run. An eight-volume DVD box set was released in July 2002. Fourteen years later, Funimation launched a Kickstarter campaign with hopes of re-dubbing the Escaflowne series.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fanel, Van
Fanel, Van
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Kanzaki, Hitomi
Kanzaki, Hitomi
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Schezar, Allen
Schezar, Allen
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Albatou, Dilandau
Albatou, Dilandau
Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Akane, Kazuki
Akane, Kazuki
Director, Storyboard

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"Yakusoku wa Iranai (約束はいらない - No Need for Promises)" by Maaya Sakamoto

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"Mystic Eyes" by Hiroki Wada



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Venneh
Oct 5, 2008
Title: The Vision of Escaflowne

Manga, Anime: There are three different manga for this anime, and the two that were released around the same time as the anime are worlds apart. In order to understand this, you need to know a little something about the production.

Escaflowne was in development for about five years. Shoji Kawamori (famous for his work on the Macross series and Eureka Seven) came up with the initial idea for the series after a trip to Nepal, and hashed out the basics of the series with Minoru Takanashi at Bandai, with Hitomi originally as a curvy, long-haired, air-headed girl with glasses, read more
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Tsumayouji
Nov 18, 2007
Oh Escaflowne, I do love thee. This is my favorite series to date and is likely to stay that way, but what makes it so appealing?

The first thing about this series that earned it a point in my favor was the wholeness and realness of the characters. Hitomi, the protagonist, in particular earned my approval because she, unlike most anime females, seems very realistic. She's not the stereotypical "cutesy" girl (God, but I do hate those), nor is she overly self-sacrificing; she's not one of those violence prone angry chicks, nor is she the tough loner, she's not a goober who's always eating, nor is read more
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Dantesoblivion
Nov 19, 2014
*Contains Heavy Spoilers*

So I've been patiently watching the series mainly because I have nothing else to do, and tbh I quite enjoyed the first half of the series. And then they lost me. I mean it's a fantasy anime, so a fair bit of leeway has to be given to the plot. I can make my peace with the hidden power of fate that the MC uses. I can deal with the mana-mechanical transformer-bots in a medieval setting. Hell, I can even swallow the uber ridiculous goal of the antagonist to control fate, and in corollary, control the world. Classic Villain. Pretty easy to swallow. read more
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Beatnik
Apr 4, 2009
Escaflowne is renowned for its soundtrack scored by Yoko Kanno, an epic orchestral voyage to a fantasy land that remains original even today in an era overrun by music for fantasy films and anime, all vaguely familiar with their typical motifs and themes.

Escaflowne’s animation, at least for the remastered DVDs should also be praised, as well as the direction by Kazuki Akane. It’s dynamic, artistic and looks gorgeous; a vivid world brought to life by an excellent production staff.

Escaflowne’s story takes a dump on all of this, squatting on its nonexistent bent knees, its jeans wrapped around its feet awkwardly, while it looks around read more
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