Escaflowne

Alt title: Vision of Escaflowne

TV (26 eps)
3.876 of 5 from 14,673 votes
Rank #1,266

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 Aug 27, 2007
Score 8.5/10

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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

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LindLTailor Jul 14, 2011
Score 7/10

Vision of Escaflowne has something of a name for itself in anime history for being an an attempt to appeal to both shonen and shoujo demographics at the same time. Featuring mechas, swordfights, explosions, stuff burning etc. alongside bishonen male protagonists in a love triangle with the regular everyday girl from another world seems to be a lot of its selling point, and as a result, it's often fondly... read more

Related anime

Escaflowne: The Movie
  • Movie (1 ep)
  • 2000

Related manga

The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Vol: 8
  • 1994
Hitomi - Tenkuu no Escaflowne
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 10
  • 1996
Energist no Kioku: Tenkuu no Escaflowne - Komikku Ansoroji
  • Vol: 1
  • 1997

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