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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 ...  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
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
Mayumi Izuka ...  Princess Millerna / ... 22 episodes, 1996
Jôji Nakata ...  Folken Fanel 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
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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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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When the show aired on Fox Kids 26 episodes were ordered, but the network only aired 11. See more »

Quotes

[Hitomi is teaching Van how to dowse by searching for Merle.]
Hitomi Kanzaki: Wait until you see her. Those long, pointy ears... the tail... that curly hair, those really big eyes... that obnoxious personality... that big mouth... and what's with that nose?
Merle: That's it! I'm going to use her as a scratching post!
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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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Beautiful, tears roll down my face...
14 October 2005 | by AndyWarthSee all my reviews

"The Vision of Escaflowne" is by far, one of the best anime series I've ever seen, and in my heart I still feel the many, many emotions it awoke on me.

Kanzaki Hitomi is a cheerful and athletic girl who is about to confess his love for his "sempai" - word used in japan to describe someone superior - Amano, Captain of the race team. But that day she receives visions about a young man who's preparing to fight a dragon in order to become king.

It is easy to see where this goes: the usual story about a girl sent to another world. However Escaflowne is far better than what someone would expect. And this superiority lay upon it's characters.

Van Fanel, the young prince, is a guy with a troubled fate, who in order to become king must kill an earth dragon, a hunt rite that his elder brother failed to accomplish.

Allen Schezzar is a Caeli Knight of Asturia, a powerful country, who values chivalry and honor, even when he's labeled as a traitor for his own country...

Folken, a mysterious and cold strategist of Zaibach a nation determined to conquer other countries, has a dark and mysterious past, but his actions are guided but what he believes is best for others Dilandau Albatou, is a twisted general of Zaibach, consumed by madness and blood lust...

I could go on, the series is full of great characters, even if they just walk by.

And the feeling I got while watching it, was that of an infinite sadness, maybe because of the story, too real and sincere about human nature, or maybe because of Yoko Kanno's magical and haunting soundtrack. But I know it was mainly because I knew there were only 26 episodes, and the series was bound to end too soon.

A must see, it was Beautiful, tears rolled down my face...


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