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

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Animation, Drama  |  24 June 2000 (Japan)
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A grim retelling of the television series "The Vision of Escaflowne".


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Waste of time
6 November 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I have to say as far as the animation goes the movie was well done, great art work, but the plot itself was poorly thought off. The movie might resemble the series with the characters and the setting but the plot itself was not the same. So if you guys are expecting to be like the series, is not, I found it to be a waste of time, and for those who think that the movie was good, it was just a knockoff of the series just to make money of you.

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