Escaflowne


Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea

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Synonyms: Escaflowne: The Movie
Japanese: エスカフローネ
English: Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea
German: Escaflowne: Der Film
Spanish: Escaflowne: La Película
French: Escaflowne: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 24, 2000
Producers: Atelier Musa
Studios: Bones, Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.061 (scored by 3181631,816 users)
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Ranked: #40292
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Popularity: #2565
Members: 71,104
Favorites: 216

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Synopsis

Hitomi Kanzaki is in a very depressed mood. She only wants to sleep and fade away. Her misery summons Lord Folken who sends her to Gaea. The people of Gaea think she is the Wing Goddess, who can call upon the legendary Dragon Armor called Escaflowne. On Gaea, King Van, the sole survior of the White Dragon Clan, is also in a depressed state. Swearing an oath to get his revenge on the Black Dragon Clan that obliterated Van's kingdom, he lives by the sword. Now that the Wing Goddess has finally appeared, she posseses Gaea's world fate in her heart. Escaflowne will either lead Gaea to peace or total ruin.

(Source: ANN)

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Merle

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Ootani, Ikue
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Fassa, Dryden

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Kosugi, Juurouta
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Naria

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Eriya

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Gaddes

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Ookawa, Tooru
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"Yubiwa (指輪-movie ver.-)" by Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾)




Reviews

Oct 7, 2008
Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea was produced by Sunrise and Bandai Visual, and was directed by Kazuki Amane, same as in the series. It was released in theatres in Japan on June 24th, 2000, was licensed Stateside by Bandai Entertainment and had a limited run in theatres Stateside starting on January 25th, 2002.

Hitomi Kanzaki is depressed and considering killing herself. One day, a man appears before her and calls her the Wing Goddess, summoning her to Gaea, a world at war, where she is the ultimate arbiter of the God of the Heavens and War, Escaflowne, and, accordingly, Gaea's destiny.

As you can probably ...
Sep 4, 2012
Mixed Feelings
The movie completely twisted the main characters of the Escaflowne series. It is undeniable that changes had to be made to better suit the pace of a movie, yet, the characters must have been kept intact since they were such a strong asset of the story. With the characters dropped out of the story frame, the story itself seems to be inconstant and rather banal compared to the series: Folken's problem with the world starts in ambiguity and ends with totally confusing the audience. However, the animation of the movie is good and the sound/music excellent. It can therefore be a good movie to watch ...
Oct 24, 2008
Take Vision of Escaflowne, remove all the character development, writing, humor, romance, and action that made the series the classic 90s anime people treat it as, and throw it out the window. Then replace all that with angst and blood. That's the Escaflowne movie.

While I have to admire Sunrise to attempt to condense the series for those unfamiliar with it, as well as breathe new life into old characters, this isn't the way to do it. Hitomi, instead of being a shy, but head-strong girl, is now a whiny brat who contemplates suicide. Van, instead of being a bickering but brave and powerful warrior, is ...

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