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Escaflowne 

Tenkû no Esukafurône (original title)
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Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Kirby Morrow ...  Van Fanel 26 episodes, 1996
Kelly Sheridan ...  Hitomi Kanzaki 26 episodes, 1996
Brian Drummond ...  Allen Schezar / ... 26 episodes, 1996
Jocelyne Loewen ...  Merle 26 episodes, 1996
Paul Dobson Paul Dobson ...  Folken Fanel / ... 26 episodes, 1996
Michael Dobson ...  Dryden Fassa / ... 26 episodes, 1996
Venus Terzo ...  Millerna Aston / ... 26 episodes, 1996
Aaron Dismuke ...  Van Fanel 26 episodes, 1996
Caitlin Glass ...  Hitomi Kanzaki 26 episodes, 1996
Darren Pleavin ...  Van Fanel (Animax Asia dub) 26 episodes, 1996
Sonny Strait ...  Allen Schezar 26 episodes, 1996
Maaya Sakamoto ...  Hitomi Kanzaki 25 episodes, 1996
Tomokazu Seki ...  Van Fanel 25 episodes, 1996
Alexis Tipton ...  Merle (Funimation dub) 25 episodes, 1996
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Allen Schezar / ... 24 episodes, 1996
Joel McDonald ...  Dilandau 24 episodes, 1996
Ikue Ôtani ...  Merle 23 episodes, 1996
Richard Newman ...  Emperor Dornkirk / ... 23 episodes, 1996
Terry Klassen ...  Mole Man / ... 23 episodes, 1996
Ward Perry Ward Perry ...  Gaddes / ... 23 episodes, 1996
Vic Mignogna ...  Folken 23 episodes, 1996
Mayumi Izuka ...  Princess Millerna / ... 22 episodes, 1996
Jôji Nakata ...  Folken Fanel 22 episodes, 1996
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Millerna Aston 22 episodes, 1996
Tôru Ohkawa Tôru Ohkawa ...  Gaddes / ... 21 episodes, 1996
Ginzô Matsuo Ginzô Matsuo ...  Kio / ... 18 episodes, 1996
Andrew Francis ...  Dilandau Albatou / ... 18 episodes, 1996
Yûji Ueda ...  Reeden / ... 17 episodes, 1996
Masato Yamanouchi Masato Yamanouchi ...  Emperor Dornkirk / ... 17 episodes, 1996
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ...  Dilandau / ... 16 episodes, 1996
Yuri Amano ...  Eries / ... 13 episodes, 1996
Eric Vale ...  Dryden 13 episodes, 1996
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ...  Dryden 12 episodes, 1996
Hideaki Ono Hideaki Ono ...  Katz / ... 11 episodes, 1996
Katsuaki Arima Katsuaki Arima ...  Soldier A / ... 11 episodes, 1996
Kôichi Tôchika Kôichi Tôchika ...  Soldier B / ... 11 episodes, 1996
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Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf Escaflowne provides the key to it all. Written by eirias <eirias@geocities.com>

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Trivia

The three swordsmen of Gaea, Balgus Ganesha, Rig Vieta, and Adama Eshe, have their names taken from mythological stories. See more »

Quotes

[Merle is looking at Hitomi's pendant after going through her duffel bag.]
Merle: That's a pretty stone... I think I'll keep it!
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Alternate Versions

English dubbed Fox Kids TV version condenses episodes 1 and 2 into a single episode, eliminating much of Hitomi's backstory. Pieces of the first episode, "Fateful Confession" are reintroduced into the dub in various flashbacks. See more »

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Spoofed in Anime Fiction 2 (2003) See more »

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Excellent: worth seeing!
29 March 2001 | by espeegee_2000See all my reviews

The story is about a schoolgirl named Hitomi, who gets unexpectedly transported to a fantasy world called Gaea after encountering a young man named Van. Once she is there, she begins having powerful clear visions of the future which she can't explain. Gaea is threatened by war and Hitomi gets caught up in the conflict, alongside Van. Hitomi becomes essential to deciding the planet's fate... Escaflowne is without a doubt one of the best anime series I have ever had the pleasure to see. Just about everything about is well done, and satisfying: from the music to the characters to the mech designs. It's also very appealing to a wide audience, featuring exciting action sequences (some serious gore in the unedited version, to warn younger viewers), romance, comedy, drama and some very surprising plot twists. The animation is fluid and motion-picture quality, with a very unique style. And the musical score, (composed by Yoko Kanno, famous for Cowboy Bebop and Brain Powered, among others) is just as impressive as any to come out of Hollywood. The dub isn't the worst I've ever seen, but it really does the series no justice. See it sub-titled version if possible. In short, Escaflowne is a top notch series that is definitely worth seeing.


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Release Date:

19 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vision of Escaflowne See more »

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(26 episodes) | (26 episodes)

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