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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 Escaflowne provides the key to it all. Written by
I love Escaflowne. It is one of the most beautiful and touching Anime I have ever seen. That said, I also feel that it had no place on children's television.
But is this really the work of Shoji Kawamori? The man who designed mecha for Macross and directed Macross plus? The great animation director? Well sure. The mecha (machines like Escaflowne and the Red guymelif(sp?)) are awesome. They take up the whole screen.
But the thing I love most about Escaflowne is the balance between Mech and shojo (girls) style. The setting of the story is also one of the best things about the anime. It feels like you're taken back to an Italian castle in the middle of Middle Earth. The rough relationship between the Taro deck that Hitomi uses and the setting really hits the mark.
Most of all, the character relationships, the outline of fate and the endless questioning that all the major characters go thorough make the story worthwhile and fun to watch. The story surely will keep you guessing and wondering
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