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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Credited cast:
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Tomokazu Seki ...
Jôji Nakata ...
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Yukari / Sora
Minami Takayama ...
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Ikue Ohtani ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shesta (voice)
Nukushi (voice)
Dryden (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Folken (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Allen (voice)
Dilandau (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...


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 <>

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

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The movie was a darker, action-packed, very abbreviated version of the series, and a great many changes were made from the original. See more »


Van: Dragon armour... awaken from your ageless slumber! Your name is Escaflowne! My armour...
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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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