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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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Credited cast:
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Tomokazu Seki ...
Van
Jôji Nakata ...
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Yukari / Sora
Minami Takayama ...
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Ikue Ôtani ...
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Trevor Devall ...
Shesta (voice)
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Nukushi (voice)
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Dryden (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Folken (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Allen (voice)
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Dilandau (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
Oruto
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Storyline

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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24 June 2000 (Japan)  »

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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

Hitomi Kanzaki: Hey, Van? How long can I stay here?
Van: Until the Mystic Moon calls you back. Until then, I will always be with you.
Hitomi Kanzaki: Thank you. We will always be together.
[a bird flying high above lets out a piercing cry, and Sora's song echoes on the wind]
Hitomi Kanzaki: Can you here it? Can you here her song?
[she steps forward, and great white wings appear from her back. then, with the fluttering of a multitude of birds wings beating the air, she is gone]
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Remake of Escaflowne (1996) See more »

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Great Animation, good movie
18 August 2001 | by (Miyazaki, Japan) – See all my reviews

The first thing that struck me about this film was the detailed animation and vividness of the colors. The TV series was known for it's quality animation, and the movie is far better. The story, however, is completely different from the TV series. If you watch this movie, don't compare it to the series, since it's a different story that uses the same characters. The story is fairly dark, but compelling. For action fans, you will find a lot of that in this movie, but romance fans may walk away disappointed. Overall, not great, but a good movie. 6 of 10.


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