The Vision of Escaflowne: The Movie - Recommendations

Alt title: Tenkuu no Escaflowne: The Movie

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Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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vivafruit vivafruit says...

The Escaflowne movie took a small part of the series and magnified it to a degree that unsettled many Escaflowne fans (including myself, at the time). The result is a film that is much, MUCH more angsty and sorrowful than the original series. Because of this rather jarring transformation, the people who enjoy the movie and the people are in two distinct subgroups. Even if recommending sequels wasn't looked down on here, I still wouldn't recommend the two together. Anyway, with the rather noticeable turn towards a more downbeat note, the movie becomes very close to Now and Then, Here and There. Both shows are essentially artistic twists on the rather popular alternate-world archetype, and both end up being fairly depressing.

MajinCloud MajinCloud says...

Both series are about a person going to a nother world. While in "Escaflowne" it's about a girl going to a world where she is thought a goddess, in "NaT,Hat" it's about a boy that goes to a world to help a girl that really is a goddess. Both have the main characters personal drama made evident during the show, "Nat, Hat" a little bit more. If your older you may enjoy "NaT, HaT" more and if your younger the other way around. If your at about 15-16 both are cool :D

InuYasha

InuYasha

Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippo the mischievous fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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VRDave VRDave says...

This is another series where the characters get warped into the past and must fight to save the world from evil in a strange and forboding world full of demons. The fantasy world each is built on are fairly similar, as they are both mythical and have many interesting creatures. As well as the main girl is captivated by the young male figure from this other dimension.

shalist shalist says...

This series is about a normal teenage girl who suddenly finds herself holding the fate of a world of fantasy, magic, and demons in her hand, as she is thrust 100s of years away from her home.

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?

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aldat aldat says...

Now, having watched Escaflowne - The Movie you've come across a beautifully animated rather promising and rather violent anime. I bet you would like to have the same, except with a brilliant and beautiful story and with characters with some deepness? Well, watch Kenshin - Reminicense, that's all I can say.

X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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FINSahaqiel FINSahaqiel says...

They both have a story of a world that is in danger and someone who has to rescue it.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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QChronoD QChronoD says...

If you liked Escaflowne, they you should enjoy Spirited Away since they both feature a girl who finds herself in another world and has to "fix" it to return. Less action and no big fight scenes, but still very enjoyable. Also check out oher Ghibli films.

Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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shalist shalist says...

A young girl suddenly finds herself thrust into a strange new world of mecha combat, with her only protection being an overly serious ace mech pilot, and the strange abilities she possess that even she barely understands.

Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers

Renton, son of scientists, and Eureka, a girl who can't live under the sun, are raised together when very young and become very attached to each other. One day, Eureka is taken away. Powerless at the time, Renton vows to rescue her. He enters the military and is soon assigned to the Independent Youths Unit 303 of the First Mobile Forces thanks to his exceptional performance alongside his Nirvash, a bio-mechanical armor/control system. Unknown to Renton, there is a plot to extinguish the alien invasion that is currently happening. It involves not only him, but Eureka too.

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

It is not just that these are movie retelling of respective series, but both are changed quite drastically. 

I would say, that if you had not seen the series that connected the movie, you would not need to.

Both stories have a girl who is the major key to the story. There is a romantic notion in both, and the animation in both are of high movie caliber.

If you liked one, you would most likely enjoy the other. 

Aura Battler Dunbine

Aura Battler Dunbine

Sho Zama, an up and coming motorcycle racer, has been whisked away to the world between shore and sea, Byston Well. The world of Byston Well closely resembles medieval Europe with one exception: it contains giant robots called aura battlers. Brought to this world by the power hungry Drake Luft because he possesses the rare gift of aura, Sho is forced to fight in a war between two warring nations as an aura battler pilot. Can Sho find a way home, and what of the continually-expanding conflict?

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El-Hazard: The Alternative World

El-Hazard: The Alternative World

Taking place after the second Magnificent World OVA, Mr. Fujisawa has finally married Miz, who has retired her position as Priestess of Water. In her stead, a young woman named Qawuul is brought in as the priestess, and in the tradition of the El Hazard series, falls for Makoto. However, the calm is yet again broken as the gang is transported into yet another alternate world by a mysterious man named Arjah, where new trials and mishaps as well as a new adventure awaits.

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El-Hazard: The Wanderers

El-Hazard: The Wanderers

Jinnai has sabotaged Makoto's science project, and while he is working on it, it malfunctions and sends the two of them as well as Jinnai's sister and Mr. Fujisawa, a history teacher, into an alternate dimension. After arriving in this new world, each character finds his/her own adventure is about to begin, from taking over an empire of evil bugs to rescuing a princess of Rushtaria.

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