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Escaflowne


Alternative Titles

English: Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea
Synonyms: Escaflowne: The Movie
Japanese: エスカフローネ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 24, 2000
Producers: Atelier Musa
Studios: Bones, Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.191 (scored by 20,582 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #26722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1425
Members: 37,319
Favorites: 130
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Episodes: /1

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Fanel, Van
Fanel, Van
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Kanzaki, Hitomi
Kanzaki, Hitomi
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Albatou, Dilandau
Albatou, Dilandau
Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Fanel, Folken
Fanel, Folken
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Ueda, Masuo
Ueda, Masuo
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Akane, Kazuki
Akane, Kazuki
Director, Screenplay


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"指輪 (Yubiwa - The Ring)" by Maaya Sakamoto




More reviewsReviews

morningblue
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 read more
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Venneh
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 read more
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Beatnik
Apr 5, 2009
This movie is everything the TV series wasn’t. It’s everything the TV show should have been. You don’t have to watch the TV show before watching this, though you might want to if you're interested in seeing how a story can be dragged from the depths of writers hell into the light of storytelling purgatory.

The main character of Hitomi is changed from a generic plucky cipher into an actual human being, a typical teenager with suicidal tendencies, who actually has a character arc. Her plight is introduced and compressed into about five minutes very efficiently through adept usage of editing, direction, art read more
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theGreenDeath
Feb 1, 2016
Warning there will be some spoiles for both the movie and the show Escaflowne in the brief review that follows. Before I get to that, I'll give a capsule review: this is a very nice movie that takes the characters and basic plot structure of the TV show and crafts them in a way to talk about an entirely different set of themes. To get the most out of the movie some familiarity with the characters will be helpful, however being too tied to characters behaving and doing the same things as they did in the show will invariably lead to disappointment.

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