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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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Maaya Sakamoto ...
Tomokazu Seki ...
Van
Jôji Nakata ...
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Yukari / Sora
Minami Takayama ...
Kôji Tsujitani ...
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Ikue Ôtani ...
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Allen (voice)
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Dilandau (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
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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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One Will Wake It. One Will Destroy It. 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. The stadium was demolished in 2015 to make way for a new stadium constructed for the 2020 Olympics. 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 »

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Van: [to Folken, struggling to get up] Even if...
Hitomi Kanzaki: [worried] Van.
Van: You destroy all of Gaea... your sadness will not go away.
Folken: How would you know?
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Remake of Escaflowne (1996) See more »

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Pretty good.
17 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie mainly because even if it was separate from the anime it kept with a theme and was unpredictable. The movie didn't need to be accurate to the anime. But I would have preferred it to be more gritty and dark and a hint of Gothic. The movie had similarities to Evangelion, but other than those this movie was a pretty good example of how stories, books and TV shows should be adapted to a 2 hour movie. And I'm glad they didn't edit the movie to try to make it more of a kiddie adaption. They even kept most of the violence in the TV show on FOX KIDS. Anyway this movie was quite a beautiful masterpiece of mecha action and romance mixed with angst and pain. This movie enhanced the image of Escaflowne to something more dark and violent.


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