Escaflowne (1996– )
"Tenkû no Esukafurône" (original title)

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Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Maaya Sakamoto ...
 Hitomi Kanzaki (25 episodes, 1996)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Van Fanel (25 episodes, 1996)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
 Allen Schezar / ... (24 episodes, 1996)
Ikue Ohtani ...
 Merle (23 episodes, 1996)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
 Princess Millerna / ... (22 episodes, 1996)
Jôji Nakata ...
 Folken (22 episodes, 1996)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Gaddes / ... (21 episodes, 1996)
Ginzô Matsuo ...
 Kio / ... (18 episodes, 1996)
Yûji Ueda ...
 Reeden / ... (17 episodes, 1996)
Masato Yamanouchi ...
 Emperor Dornkirk / ... (17 episodes, 1996)
Minami Takayama ...
 Dilandau / ... (16 episodes, 1996)
Yuri Amano ...
 Eries / ... (13 episodes, 1996)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
 Dryden (12 episodes, 1996)
Hideaki Ono ...
 Katz / ... (11 episodes, 1996)
Katsuaki Arima ...
 Soldier A / ... (11 episodes, 1996)
Kôichi Tôchika ...
 Soldier B / ... (11 episodes, 1996)


Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf Escaflowne provides the key to it all. Written by eirias <>

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Release Date:

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Simply the best thing I've seen in years
29 September 2003 | by (Birmingham) – See all my reviews

Having just read all of the comments for Escaflowne, it's difficult to add anything to that. But as a true Escaflowne fan, I have to have my say, even if I'm just repeting everyone else. I started watching Escaflowne a few years ago, on the English FOX channel. Any viewers out there having only seen this version: BUY THE DVDs! These "edited" (more like butchered) episodes do not even classify as Escaflowne in my head. As well as editing out all of the blood and gore (which, you'll be glad to know, there isn't an overwhelming amount of), FOX went on to replace most of the original soundtrack to replace it with their own. Wrong move. The original soundtrack contains some of the most fantastic pieces ever to grace ours (or any other) planet. From heart-stopping dramatics such as "Dance of Curse" to soft and gentle songs like "Memory of Fanelia", this soundtrack has everything. Hats off to Yoko Kanno and Hajime Mizoguchi, they did a wonderful job. But the soundtrack would be nothing (well, that's a little exaggerated, but you catch my drift) without being accompanied by the brilliance of the show itself. Not only does this series present us with a tale of conflict between the peoples of a planet, we also get to see conflicts within characters, and one of the greatest plot twists ever. (I'm nice, I won't spoil it for you!)And whoever dreamt up Dilandau and Van needs an award, never have I seen such well developed, and brilliantly interesting characters. If you haven't seen it already, I suggest you do so, because it'll be the greatest few hours you'll ever spend in front of the TV.

A classic anime that will take it's place in the hearts of many forever. *School bell rings and so I switch off the Escaflowne soundtrack I'm listening to*

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