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Vision of Escaflowne (Manga)

Vision of Escaflowne

Alternative Titles

English: Vision of Escaflowne
Synonyms: Tenku no Escaflowne, Tenkuu no Escaflowne
Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 34
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1994 to Jan 1998
Authors: Katsu, Aki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


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Ranked: #121232
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When high school girl Hoshino Hitomi dabbles with tarot cards she suddenly finds herself on a strange world called Gaea. With her new found friend, Van Fanel, the young prince of the devastated kingdom of Fanelia, Hitomi becomes involved in the battle against the Zaibach forces, an evil empire bent on conquering the planet. (Source: Tokyopop)


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Jul 27, 2008
Let's make one thing clear right now: I absolutely ADORE the "Escaflowne" anime. I rated it a 10/10. This will influence my review. Not that it matters anyway; as a stand-alone this manga is boring and useless, and in the context of the original TV series, it's even worse. It's a monstrosity. It's not even the same story anymore. It's some generic crap with "Escaflowne" slapped on the cover. It's a bad joke.

That being said, what the HELL IS THIS?

I was excited when I heard that the "Escaflowne" manga was going to be brought to the United States. Hey, the anime was good, and I read more
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Mar 27, 2008
For those of you expecting a manga version of the anime series, I'd suggest you throw that idea out right now. Other than a shared setting and some similar elements (the Escaflowne, the main character's names), this is an entirely different story.

While the TV series of Escaflowne combined both shonen and shojo elements, this manga is decidedly shonen. The mecha are bigger (Escaflowne itself is about 10 stories tall), female fanservice is everywhere (Hitomi ends up naked no less than three times in the first volume alone) and the story and protagonists are more like the characters in InuYasha than the TV series, and read more
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Jun 26, 2013
Before I say anything, let me make it clear that this manga series started about two years before the anime came out. The last volume has comments/interviews from both Katsu Aki and the creators, Hajime Yatate and Shoji Kawamori of Studio Nue, which of course proves the creators were involved with this, and talked to Katsu often. It is also confirmed from the beginning of each volume that the manga is based off of the original concept of Escaflowne, which is why it is vastly different from the anime series. So yes, this is a different Escaflowne, and you are prompted to leave the anime's read more
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Manga: Fushigi Yuugi
Both feature a girl who's whisked away to another world. Fushigi Yugi has far more romance, with a lot of action, comedy, and drama, while Escaflowne has a fairly standard shounen plot with a dash of romance. 
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