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 3159431,594 users)
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Ranked: #39142
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Popularity: #2559
Members: 69,987
Favorites: 209

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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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Ending Theme

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




Reviews

Mar 15, 2023
The techno fantasy potential is completely tapped and suits the darker theme, it's an absolutely beautiful improvement from the series that deserved a 16:9 movie.

The title should be reinterpreted as:
The Vision of Escaflowne: Alternate Fate (Valiant Wing Goddess).

It is not a reboot, a retelling or a rewriting of the previous story. Many alternate fates are possible due to how the storyline was designed from the start, it's nice to had seen this one without the PG cushion the Escaflowne series was bound to.

The movie would make little sense to anyone uninvested in the series since a great deal of background on these characters ...
Jul 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Overall: has massive potential.

This feels like the plot of a video game, but as a movie instead. I think if the WAS a video game the story would be much better, thanks to more character interaction, flavour text, and time (for story to develop, the world to be fleshed out, etc). I heard that this is based off of a series, which has actual character development and moments that are more than just "depression" or "action" moments. The overall feel of this movie is a depressing, dark tone. Which is cool! I love series that have a dark/depressing theme to them, however there weren't really ...
Aug 28, 2019
Escaflowne was a franchise conceived of by Sunrise. They released a twenty six episode anime, multiple manga with different writers, some light novels, a video game that never saw an international release and, in 2000, this film. Sunrise was pushing this one hard. Maybe I'll get to the main anime later, but for now let's critique the film. 

Story:

We open with a lone swordsman raiding an airship and slaughtering everybody. Clearly, this is a family picture. We cut from the fantasy setting and go into the real world where a teenage girl, Hitomi, is going through some depressive issues. Her friend tries to cheer her up only ...

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