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Tenkuu no Escaflowne

Tenkuu no Escaflowne

Alternative Titles

English: The Vision of Escaflowne
Synonyms: 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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 33386 users)
Ranked: #7512
Popularity: #428
Members: 61,664
Favorites: 1,328
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action adventure fantasy mecha romance

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 an hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Vision of Escaflowne, Hitomi: The Vision of Escaflowne, Escaflowne: Ishi no Kioku, Escaflowne,
Alternative version: Escaflowne

Characters & Voice Actors

Fanel, Van
Fanel, Van
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Morrow, Kirby
English
Morrow, Kirby
...
Kanzaki, Hitomi
Kanzaki, Hitomi
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sheridan, Kelly
English
Sheridan, Kelly
...
Schezar, Allen
Schezar, Allen
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Drummond, Brian
English
Drummond, Brian
...
Merle
Merle
Supporting
Ootani, Ikue
Japanese
Ootani, Ikue
D'Amico, Domitilla
Italian
D'Amico, Domitilla
...

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Akane, Kazuki
Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director



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Oct 5, 2008
Venneh
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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Nov 18, 2007
Tsumayouji
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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Recommendations

Unlike the travel in time animes, Escaflowne and Juuni Kokuki both have separate worlds apart from Japan. These worlds have their own religions, technology, biology, history, etc. Where most other animes do not have deep thought.
The usual high school student who finds a portal to a different world whilst finding a "foreign" love. The main female ends up befriending many people to help the love interest with his problems. A bunch of action/romance/drama here yet still very entertaining to watch.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Mystic Eyes" by Hiroki Wada

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