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Escaflowne 

Tenkû no Esukafurône (original title)
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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 Folken Fanel / ... (26 episodes, 1996)
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 Allen Schezar / ... (26 episodes, 1996)
Jocelyne Loewen ...
 Merle (26 episodes, 1996)
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 Adelfos / ... (26 episodes, 1996)
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 Van Fanel (26 episodes, 1996)
Kelly Sheridan ...
 Hitomi Kanzaki (26 episodes, 1996)
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 Millerna Aston / ... (26 episodes, 1996)
Maaya Sakamoto ...
 Hitomi Kanzaki (25 episodes, 1996)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Van Fanel (25 episodes, 1996)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
 Allen Schezar / ... (24 episodes, 1996)
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 Merle (23 episodes, 1996)
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 Emperor Dornkirk / ... (23 episodes, 1996)
Ward Perry ...
 Gaddes (23 episodes, 1996)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
 Princess Millerna / ... (22 episodes, 1996)
Jôji Nakata ...
 Folken (22 episodes, 1996)
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 Teo / ... (22 episodes, 1996)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Gaddes / ... (21 episodes, 1996)
Ginzô Matsuo ...
 Kio / ... (18 episodes, 1996)
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 Dilandau Albantau / ... (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)
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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 eirias <eirias@geocities.com>

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The three swordsmen of Gaea, Balgus Ganesha, Rig Vieta, and Adama Eshe, have their names taken from mythological stories. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Dornkirk: Ah, the planet earth. I remember it from so long ago.
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Remade as Escaflowne: The Movie (2000) See more »

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Was this really made by Shoji Kawamori?
27 March 2002 | by (Chicago Illinois) – See all my reviews

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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