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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

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

Quotes

Hitomi Kanzaki: Great, first a wolf man, now a little cat girl.
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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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Simply the best thing I've seen in years
29 September 2003 | by hitomi_womiSee all my reviews

Having just read all of the comments for Escaflowne, it's difficult to add anything to that. But as a true Escaflowne fan, I have to have my say, even if I'm just repeting everyone else. I started watching Escaflowne a few years ago, on the English FOX channel. Any viewers out there having only seen this version: BUY THE DVDs! These "edited" (more like butchered) episodes do not even classify as Escaflowne in my head. As well as editing out all of the blood and gore (which, you'll be glad to know, there isn't an overwhelming amount of), FOX went on to replace most of the original soundtrack to replace it with their own. Wrong move. The original soundtrack contains some of the most fantastic pieces ever to grace ours (or any other) planet. From heart-stopping dramatics such as "Dance of Curse" to soft and gentle songs like "Memory of Fanelia", this soundtrack has everything. Hats off to Yoko Kanno and Hajime Mizoguchi, they did a wonderful job. But the soundtrack would be nothing (well, that's a little exaggerated, but you catch my drift) without being accompanied by the brilliance of the show itself. Not only does this series present us with a tale of conflict between the peoples of a planet, we also get to see conflicts within characters, and one of the greatest plot twists ever. (I'm nice, I won't spoil it for you!)And whoever dreamt up Dilandau and Van needs an award, never have I seen such well developed, and brilliantly interesting characters. If you haven't seen it already, I suggest you do so, because it'll be the greatest few hours you'll ever spend in front of the TV.

A classic anime that will take it's place in the hearts of many forever. *School bell rings and so I switch off the Escaflowne soundtrack I'm listening to*


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