Escaflowne

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 27

    Escaflowne The Movie

    Aired 1/25/02

  • S 1 : Ep 26

    Eternal Love

    Aired 6/5/01

  • S 1 : Ep 25

    Zone of Absolute Fortune

    Aired 6/5/01

  • S 1 : Ep 24

    Fateful Decision

    Aired 6/5/01

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    Storm Premonition

    Aired 6/5/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scott McNeil

    Jajuka

  • Brian Drummond

    Allen Schezar, Amano

  • Nicole Oliver

    Naria (Hitomi's Grandmother)

  • Michael Dobson

    Dryden, Bronze General, Adelfos, Plactu, Gaou

  • Kelly Sheridan

    Hitomi Kanzaki

  • show Description
  • Episodes: 26 colored half-hour episodes, 1 movie Age Rating: Teenagers (May contain bloody violence, bad language, nudity) Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance, Shoujo High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his quest to unite the countries of Gaea against the ominous Zaibach empire. On the way, she discovers an hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne. Opening Song: "Yakusoku wa Iranai" by Maaya Sakamoto Ending Song: "Mystic Eyes" by Hiroki WadaCHARACTERS. Hitomi Kanzaki: Height: 5'3" Weight: 97lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Age: 15 Origin: Earth Hitomi is about as normal as Japanese teenage girls go with a best friend named Yukari, a spot on the high school track team, and a crush on the team's star sprinter. However, her spirited earnestness and fascination in fortune-telling (especially tarot readings and dowsing) sets her apart. Years ago, her grandmother gave her a set of tarot cards and an unusual red pendant which, along with her enigmatic visions, play a pivotal role her adventures on Earth as well as on Gaea. Van Fanel: Height: 5'5" Weight: 112lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Age: 15 Origin: Fanelia Guymelef: Escaflowne The brash young half-draconian king of Fanelia who must learn to cope with drastic changes in his life after Fanelia was destroyed by Zaibach. He pilots Escaflowne, a mystical armour, to which he is connected by blood. His destiny and Hitomi's are linked. He pilots the Ispano Guymelef Escaflowne after which the series is named. He has angel wings which allow him to fly. Allen Schezar: Height: 6' Weight: 150lbs Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Age: 21 Origin: Asturia Guymelef: Scherazade The gallant knight of Asturia who seems to provide a foil for Van and a second potential love interest for Hitomi. He lost his younger sister, Celena, his father disappeared, and mother died shortly afterwards when he was a child. While he captures the heart of Princess Millerna of Asturia, he is a noted womanizer. He's a member of the Knight Caeli, Asturia's elite knights. A gifted (yet rebellious) swordsman at a young age, he became one of the most skilled swordsmen of Gaea under the expert tutelage of Balgus of Fanelia. Merle: Height: 5' Weight: 66lbs Hair: Pink Eyes: Brown Age: 13 Origin: Fanelia A cat-girl and childhood friend of Van. She is jealous of Van's increasingly close relationship with Hitomi, but eventually sees that Hitomi means no harm to Van and warms up to her. An orphan, she has since devotedly followed Van. Millerna Aston: Height: 5'6" Weight: 110lbs Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Age: 15 Origin: Asturia The third princess of the kingdom of Asturia who is in love with Allen Schezar, though she is betrothed to the merchant, Dryden Fassa. Millerna's ambition was once to become a doctor but was forced to give up her medical studies by her second sister, Eries. Her eldest sister, Marlene, is deceased and was once the wife of Duke Freid and the mother of the Duke's son, Chid. Dryden Fassa: Height: 6'2" Weight: 165lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Origin: Asturia A knowledgeable, successful, and generous merchant who is also a part-time scholar. He is engaged to Millerna through his father Meiden, a friend of Asturia's king. He's perceptive and open-minded and well aware that Millerna is in love with Allen. Bornkirk: Height: n/a Weight: n/a Hair: White Eyes: Brown Age: 200+ Origin: Earth The leader of Zaibach and main antagonist of the series. He is said to be the equivalent of two hundred Earth years old and is hinted to be Isaac Newton (although this is debatable). He continually tries to see into the future with his destiny prognostication machine to create an ideal future for Gaea by unlocking the secrets of Atlantis, which Hitomi's visions of the future and Van's connection to Escaflowne continually interfere with. His idea of an ideal future is the creation of a "zone of absolute fortune", in which everyone's dreams would come true. However, it is that very power that destroyed Atlantis in the first place. Folken Fanel: Height: 6'3" Weight: 208lbs Hair: Blue Eyes: Brown Age: 25 Origin: Fanelia The Strategos (Japanese gunji or "tactician") of Zaibach, Folken is revealed to be Van's older brother and the original heir to Fanelia. He, like Van, is half Draconian and thus he also has angel wings. He originally joined Zaibach in hopes of realizing Zaibach's ideals of world free of war, but is later disillusioned and defects to those who fight Zaibach. His wings turn black, a sure sign that his life is coming to an end. As it does when he travels back to Zaibach to confront Dornkirk. Although Draconians have a long lifespan, Dornkirk's experiments have left their toll. In the earlier episodes of the series Folken is referred to as Strategos, which is the rank of Imperial advisor to Dornkirk.Countries and places: Gaea - A mystical world in the sky that Hitomi visits and where the series takes place. Earth can be seen as a moon in the sky. It was created by the Atlantians. Mystic Moon - This is what the residents of Gaea call Earth. It has a reputation for being a cursed place among the people of Gaea. It appears as though the people of Gaea know nothing about what the Earth really is, although Hitomi is hinted (and later shown) not to be the first person to come to Gaea from Earth. Fanelia - A small kingdom in Gaea ruled by the Fanel family of which Van is king. It is demolished by Zaibach near the beginning of the series and it rebuilt at the very end of the series. Fanelia bears some similarities to feudal-era Japan. Asturia - A major kingdom in Gaea that was initially allied with Zaibach before leading an alliance against them. The country is a monarchy and it's greatest warriors are known as the "Knights of Caeli". Asturia bears some resemblance to Renaissance-era Venice. Freid - A duchy in Gaea that is ruled by the Freid family. It has an ancient artifact that Dornkirk needs to complete his plan to revive the power of Atlantis. This artifacts draws the attention of Zaibach who invades Freid. Freid is said to have been based on Thailand. Zaibach - A large powerful nation ruled by Dornkirk that possesses very advanced technology. They seek to create a new era of peace by controlling the world and are led by Dornkirk. Zaibach is similar to Industrial Revolution-era England. Atlantis - An ancient, mysterious civilization on Earth that was destroyed after its inhabitants created a device to turn human will into energy. The few survivors are known as "Draconians" and live on Gaea, although it is unknown how many Draconians are left. Most of the main characters of the show visit the ruins of Atlantis late in the series.moreless

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  • Quotes (88)

    • Balgus: Lord Van, are you ready? Van: Yes, Balgus. I am ready. Balgus: Lord Van, you must not think back of your brother's mistakes. Van: That's enough!

    • Van: If you want to leave, get out of here now!

    • Dilandau: (to Hitomi) I've never seen clothes like yours before. Where are you from, girl? Allen: She's from the East. Dilandau: Hmmm...

    • Dilandau: (to his Dragonslayers) What are these two doing here? So am I to understand that you let those bumpkin samurai damage 2 of my Alseides units? Dragonslayers: F-Forgive us!

    • Van: So give me back Escaflowne! Give me back my Guymelef! Allen: And what will you do with the Guymelef? Van: Return to Fanelia. I was sent here in the middle of a fight against an unknown enemy. Allen: It won't do them any good. Van: What?! Allen: Fanelia's been destroyed. Everything was burned to the ground. Van: You're lying!

    • Allen: (to Hitomi) What's your name?

    • Allen: You're good, Dilandau. Dilandau: You're a strong one, Allen. I like that!

    • Dilandau: I haven't hunted any dragons in a long time. This is going to be such fun!

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    Notes (82)

    • The name Hitomi can be translated to "eyes, the pupil" in Japanese.

    • Opening song: "No Need to Promise" by Maaya Sakamoto Ending song: "Mystic Eyes" by Hiroki Wada

    • Japanese Title: Fate's Confession.

    • This episode was skipped on FOX.

    • First aired on April 2, 1996 in Japan.

    • The kingdom of Fanelia seems to bear similar features to feudal-era Japan.

    • Japanese Title: The Girl From The Phantom Moon or The Girl From The Illusury Moon.

    • First episode aired on FOX.

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    Trivia (14)

    • The card layout Hitomi uses is called the Celtic Cross. A close up shot shows the Tower card in what looks like the position that represents "your expectations". It is the 11th card to be placed in this layout, out of twelve.

    • Featured Tarot Card The Tower
      The Tower is number 16 in the Major Arcana. Upright, it warns that danger lies ahead. Reversed, it is a warning against self-destructive behavior.

    • Featured Tarot Card: The Ace of Serpents
      In Hitomi's, the serpents represent the suite of wands in the minor arcana. Forward, this card represents good news or a new beginning. Reversed, it represents problems with new ventures.

    • Featured Tarot Card: Death
      Contrary to popular belief, the Death card does not actually represent death. Forward, this card represents a sudden and dramatic change if fortune. Reversed, it represents a long, slow recovery from a difficult situation.

    • Featured Tarot Card: The Hanged Man
      The Hanged Man is numbered 12 in the Major Arcana. Forward, this card represents a reversal of forture which could be good or bad. Reversed, it represents self-sarcrifice or martyrdom.

    • (dub only) This actually runs through all of the Dragonslayer appearances, but it first becomes noticable here. For some reason, Dragonslayers tend to have different voices in each episode. Gatti was voiced by Brian Drummon in episode 4, then Saffron Henderson in episode 6, then Ellen Kennedy in episode 7, and Andrew Francais in episode 14. Its equally as messed up for all the other Dragonslayers too.

    • (dub only) This actually runs through all of the Dragonslayer appearances, but it first becomes noticable here. For some reason, Dragonslayers tend to have different voices in each episode. Gatti was voiced by Brian Drummon in episode 4, then Saffron Henderson in episode 6, then Ellen Kennedy in episode 7, and Andrew Francais in episode 14. Its equally as messed up for all the other Dragonslayers too.

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  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • THE BEST!

    By Loralee_jk, Mar 06, 2012

  • Track star Hitomi proposes a deal to her coach and crush that if she can beat her record time at a sprint, then he would agree to kiss her. She ended up running into a prince that appeared in front of her mid sprint, and from there she was taken to Gaea.

    By sunkissedxhunny, Apr 23, 2008

  • First shown on Fox kids heavily edited and with one hell of a catchy theme tune! but if not for Fox Kids no one would have seen this masterpiece!

    By bunnylike, Nov 12, 2007

  • A brilliant anime series with an unique story-line and great charcaters. You won't regret watching it.

    By logi, Aug 26, 2007

  • Sword play, dragons, love, science, and Atlantis could you want anything more in a series?

    By timmer_1, Jun 08, 2007

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