Ranked #791

Tenkuu no Escaflowne

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1996 to Sep 24, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.821 (scored by 37,452 users)
Ranked: #7912
Popularity: #576
Members: 72,005
Favorites: 1,460
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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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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Nov 13, 2015
Tenkuu No Escaflowne,

Commençons par l'auteur Katsu Aki créateur entre autre de "step up,love story"et "Psychic Academy". N'ayant point vue "Psychic Academy", je me retiendrais d'en parlé.
Tenkuu No Escaflowne est trés loin de l'univers de "Step up, Love story", pas grand chose a dire sur l'auteur. A part que le manga est sorti en 1994.

Pour la réalisation de l'animé nous avons Kazuki Akane qui a entre autre réaliser d'autre oeuvre animé comme Noein, Cowboy Bebop,Sousei No Aquarion,Samourai champloo,Ergo Proxy et Macross Frontière. On peut dire que la réa est entre de bonne main ....

L'histoire ,

Hitomi, jeune lycéenne possédant le don de read more
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Oct 18, 2015
The Vision of Escaflowne is a lesson in a fine art. Taking you through this lesson, is a man by the name of Allen Schezar. Allen Schezar is a certified hunk, gold medalist, PhD in hunkology. This guy knows how to be a hunk and in The Vision of Escaflowne, he takes you through all the important steps on how you at home can be your very own hunk.

Now while at surface level, it may seem that being a hunk is all about good looks. That’s obviously the first step, and it’s not a step that Allen skips out on. This is entry level read more
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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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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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Both shows involve girls getting transported to a fantasy realm complete with giant suits of armour. The animation in escaflowne is much nicer however (not to jab at MKR, I love this show) and it is shorter at 26 episodes. So if you liked MKR, give escaflowne a try! 
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Both anime deal with two different worlds where a girl with magic powers comes from one world to the other in order to help a guy. Both anime deal with a great war and leaving the heroes to save everyone/the world. There are samurai, mechs, tarot cards, and space/dimension travel also in both anime.

When I saw Nobunaga for the first time, I automatically thought "This is like a modern Escaflowne with historic characters." If you liked one, you should like the other. They have the same feeling. 
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