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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
"Escaflowne" (original title)

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A grim retelling of the television series "The Vision of Escaflowne".

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Tomokazu Seki ...
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Jôji Nakata ...
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Yukari / Sora
Minami Takayama ...
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Ikue Ôtani ...
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Folken (voice)
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Allen (voice)
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Dilandau (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
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High school student Hitomi Kanzaki, depressed and despondent, wishes to disappear from her world. Her wishes are heard in the alternate world of Gaea where a battle for absolute control is raging! Magically, Hitomi is suddenly transported to this other world and is bestowed with the power to decide its ultimate fate! Written by Mike Eisenberg <evaunit6@yahoo.com>

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A place you've never seen. A story you'll never forget. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for strong animated violence | See all certifications »

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The stadium where Hitomi first meets Folken and is drawn into the world of Gaia is modeled on the historic and famous Kasumigaoka National Olympic Stadium (Kokuritsu Kasumigaoka Rikujo Kyogijo) in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, where the 1964 Summer Olympics were held. Some of the most distinctive elements in the stadium, such as the colored rows of seats, large scoreboard, lights, and field track are directly visible in the film. Another visible Shinjuku landmark in the film is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, which Hitomi sees from the train while she is out shopping with her friend Yukari. See more »

Quotes

Merle: you ARE strange
Hitomi Kanzaki: [gets mad] I don't want you calling me that.
Merle: here.
[throws her water]
Merle: so are you the REAL goddess of wings?
Hitomi Kanzaki: I dunno...
Merle: But its about you, isn't it?
Hitomi Kanzaki: I... don't even know where I am.
Merle: Isn't that called stupidity?
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Remake of Escaflowne (1996) See more »

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The wonderfully animated movie that brings us back to the world Gaea!
10 November 2002 | by (AmericaTown) – See all my reviews

Escaflowne the movie is my favorite Anime feature film. This film, albeit darker and a bit more brooding story, it still contains the wonderful pastel colors of the OVA television series, and is one of the finest pieces of traditional animation I've seen in years. Also most of the original voice cast returns for this feature. In my personal opinion, the Escaflowne American voice cast is right on par with their Japanese counterparts. The only series I can openly say this about. Yoko Kano once again writes a wonderful musical score, reminding us why we fell in love with the series to begin with. It's sadder music with a more mystical feel, but fits the mood of the feature film. The characters and their costumes were redesigned, but if you found the long pointy noses and girly look of the men of the OVA to be laughable, then the movie will strike you with awe. The realism of the character design was upped for this big budget feature, and even though the story and universe is a bit altered, it's still a treat to be back with Hitomi on her adventures in Gaea once again.


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