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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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Cast

Credited cast:
... Hitomi Kanzaki (voice)
... Van Fanel (voice)
... Folken Fanel (voice)
... Yukari / Sora (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Minami Takayama ... Dilandau Albatou (voice)
Kôji Tsujitani ... Jajuka (voice)
... Allen Schezar (voice)
... Merle (voice)
... Oruto (voice)
... Old Woman (voice) (as Naoko Kyoda)
... Shesta (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felecia Angelle ... Additional Voices (FUNimation dub) (voice)
... Sora (FUNimation dub) (voice)
... Ort (FUNimation dub) (voice)
Ben Bryant ... Additional Voices (FUNimation dub) (voice)
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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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A place you've never seen. A story you'll never forget. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 June 2000 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Escaflowne: The Movie  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,692, 27 January 2002, Limited Release
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Hitomi Kanzaki: Where are you, Van?
[there is the sound of crying as Hitomi runs around a ghostly tree looking for Van]
Van: Leave me alone!
[the voice comes from inside the tree]
Hitomi Kanzaki: Please come out! Don't leave me alone!
Van: I can't go back... I can't escape this fight.
Hitomi Kanzaki: You can!
Van: You don't understand. I'm always alone.
Hitomi Kanzaki: I too am alone. It's sad being alone. It's painful. I felt that way too. But if we're together, at times we may hurt each other, and we may even part. But, that is not the end. I'll always be with you.
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Waste of time
6 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have to say as far as the animation goes the movie was well done, great art work, but the plot itself was poorly thought off. The movie might resemble the series with the characters and the setting but the plot itself was not the same. So if you guys are expecting to be like the series, is not, I found it to be a waste of time, and for those who think that the movie was good, it was just a knockoff of the series just to make money of you.


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