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Escaflowne

Alt titles: Vision of Escaflowne

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Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Escaflowne: The Movie Movie 2000 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Energist no Kioku: Tenkuu no Escaflowne - Komikku Ansoroji 1997 TBD
Name Role
Nobuteru YUKI Character Design
Kazuki AKANE Director
Hajime MIZOGUCHI Music
Yoko KANNO Music
Masahiko MINAMI Producer
Yumi MURASE Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Escaflowne VivisQueen 8.5/10 Aug 27, 2007
Vision of Escaflowne VivisQueen 8.5/10 Aug 27, 2007

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Escaflowne Wickerman 5.5/10 May 23, 2014
Vision of Escaflowne Wickerman 5.5/10 May 23, 2014
Escaflowne MrChearlie 7/10 May 17, 2014
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As the island of Lodoss braces against a new assault by the Marmo and their new allies, the fate of the land falls into the hands of Spark, an inexperienced young knight. As aging legends Ashram, Kashew, Parn and Deedlit begin to fade, a new generation of heroes will have to arise to keep Lodoss from being torn apart by conflict.

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FINSahaqiel
Pretty similar fantasy environment. Also The visual appearance looks pretty much the same.
chamomille

If you liked one because of magic, fantasy, legends and neverending fight against evil, you would surely like the other. The main male characters Parn and Van both grow in strenght and maturity throughout the series and develop their relationships with close friends.

Record of Lodoss War OVA

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In an ancient time of swords and sorcery,the struggle to rule the cursed land of Lodoss rages on, spilling the blood of monsters and men. With the threat of dragons and dark powers hellbent on destroying it, the only hope for Lodoss is a young swordsman named Parn and his comrades. Armed with determinination and sheer strength, the band of friends must join the forces of kings and elves to overcome the dark sorcerer Ashram and his mistress Pirotess, as the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins!

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Akuma
Record of Lodoss War is a fantastic fantasy anime, set in Medieval times. It resembles the semi-Medieval world in Escaflowne, and has a ton of excellent fighting and wizardry.
lantis
Record of Lodoss Wars are both magnificent entries into high fantasy anime. And both are very good in their own right. Escaflowne, on the one hand, is an epic tale about conflict, humanity, destructive machinery, and fate. Record of Lodoss Wars has epic adventure, magic, and reawakening gods. Wee bit different, but both enjoyable.

Sousei no Aquarion

Sousei no Aquarion

Long ago there was a battle between angels and humans, which ultimately ended with the angels’ retreat. Twelve thousand years later, the angels have become active again and have begun harvesting humans for nefarious purposes; and only the pilots of the ancient mecha known as Aquarion are able to oppose the angels' tools of war. The pilots have special powers, but the secret to defeating the Angels once and for all lies with the reincarnations of the two beings who defended humanity against the Angels in the past: Apollonius, an Angel who turned his back on his kind in order to protect humanity; and Siren, his human lover. Only Apollonius can awaken the true strength within Aquarion that is needed to defeat the angels; but who is the reincarnation of Apollonius?

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SmugDude

Aquarion is made by the same folks and has a similar spiritual feel to Escaflowne. That said, they do both have big robots in them, but the key to their fight sequences is similar in that the characters have to learn how to unlock their abilities. So if you really liked that aspect of Escaflowne definitely give Aquarion a try.

CTD

If you like themes like angels, mecha, saving the world, friendship and love development then definitely both series are for you.

They do not share that much as far as setting is concerned since in Escaflowne it is a somewhat fantasy realm, whereas in Aquarion we see a relatively sci-fi oriented universe.

Still, in both shows we have people (and otheworldly beings) with superpowers striving to save what they believe is worth saving while dealing with their own problems. Characters are somewhat similar (Silvia from Aquarion vs main heroine from Escaflowne and their male counterparts).

I hope it didn't turn into a lame excuse for a review. ;-)

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Funkgun

So one moment your a normal person living on Earth, then next your in a fantastic land in the middle of a war?

Both of these titles are similar in nature due to the whole fantasy element, but also more so for the mecha, which resemble medieval Armor.  Dunbines look a tad insect like, but still hold on to that European Dark Age look. 

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nihonotaku

Although seemingly different on the surface, both stories involve a young girl unexpectedly caught up in a world of magic, with powers of her own that she wasn't even aware of before. Also, both animes involve a love triangle between the girl and 2 guys.