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Hitomi Kanzaki is a typical high school girl, with typical problems, but when a vision of a young man battling a dragon becomes a reality, her life changes forever. Drawn into a strange vortex with the swordsman, Van, Hitomi is thrust into the strange world of Gaea. Van must learn to master the suit of armor, Escaflowne, before he and Hitomi are crushed by the ambitions of the Empire of Zaibach. Van and Hitomi will encounter both allies and enemies in an effort to unlock the secrets within Escaflowne, and Hitomi's heart, stirred by love and adventure, will, at times ache with sorrow. But why was she sent to this world? Her journey has just begun! Written by
What can you say about Escaflowne without understating? Not only does it contain amazing drawings (especially of the guymelefs, they're brilliant), wonderfully complex characters and an amazing plot, it's got a bit of everything in it! Whether you like to see action, romance, adventure, drama, or whatever, there's bound to be something in Escaflowne you'll enjoy.
It certainly isn't lacking in good characters. Van is by THE most interesting and complex character in Escaflowne, in anime even!
If you haven't seen it, then I recommend you see the uncut version, not the stupid FOX version, which was butchered so that it only just about made sense. One thing that has to be said about the FOX version is that it contained some fabulous pieces of music that aren't found in the uncut, so it's good to see just for that. However, if you're after the plot and character developments, then the uncut is definately the way to go. I pretty much guarantee that you'll like the uncut if you're into anime/cartoons. A must-see series!
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