Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea

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


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
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 2857428,574 users)
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Ranked: #34432
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Popularity: #2216
Members: 60,988
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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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Ootani, Ikue

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Sasaki, Shirou
Akane, Kazuki
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"指輪 (Yubiwa - The Ring)" by Maaya Sakamoto

Oct 24, 2008
morningblue (All reviews)
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
Oct 7, 2008
Venneh (All reviews)
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
Apr 5, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
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
Aug 28, 2019
ktulu007 (All reviews)
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. 


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 read more

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