Alt titles: Vision of Escaflowne

TV (26 eps)
3.87 out of 5 from 13,162 votes
Rank #1,016

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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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Aug 27, 2007
Score: 8.5/10

Escaflowne is an excellent example of several good elements coming together to form a fantastic whole. To say the plot is about a girl from Earth being transported to another world where she must help defeat an evil empire is like pointing at the Sistine Chapel ceiling and saying ‘this is a painting'. There really is just much more to it than that. Several deeper ideas are explored here ... read more

Roksi's avatar by Roksi on Sep 12, 2014
Score: 4/10

Escaflowne is old and hasn't aged particularly well. I'm sure it would've compared better at the time of it's release, but there isn't much I can do about that now. Oh well...

The story starts out quite well, even though a bit overpaced. It completely turns on its head after Atlantis is brought up, and ends up making close to no sense in the end, thanks to the really weak foundation: the characters. This... read more

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Escaflowne: The Movie Movie 2000 TBD

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Energist no Kioku: Tenkuu no Escaflowne - Komikku Ansoroji 1997 TBD



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