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The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, with the final episode airing on September 24, 1996. Sony's anime satellite channel, Animax also aired the series, both in Japan and on its various worldwide networks, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The series is licensed for Region 1 release by Bandai Entertainment.

The series follows a teenage high school girl named Hitomi, who finds herself pulled from Earth to the planet Gaea when a boy named Van appears on the high school track while battling a dragon. In Gaea, she is caught in the middle of a war as the Zaibach Empire attempts to take over Gaea. Van, with aid from Allen, commands his mystical mech Escaflowne in the struggle to stop the Zaibach Empire. Hitomi's fortune telling powers blossom in Gaea as she becomes the key to awakening Escaflowne and to stopping Zaibach's plans.

While the anime series was in production, two very different manga retellings were also developed and released: a shōnen version of the story entitled The Vision of Escaflowne and a shōjo retelling titled Hitomi—The Vision of Escaflowne. In addition, a second shōjo adaptation called Escaflowne—Energist's Memories was released as a single volume in 1997. The story was novelized in a series of six light novels by Yumiko Tsukamoto, Hajime Yatate, and Shoji Kawamori. A movie adaptation, Escaflowne: The Movie was released on June 24, 2000, but bears only a basic resemblance to the original series. Four CD soundtracks and a drama CD have also been released in relation to the series.

  1. Shoji Kawamori


Series Cast

  1. Minami Takayama

    Minami Takayama

    Dilandau Albatau, Prince Child

    52 Episodes

  2. Yuri Amano

    Yuri Amano

    Naria, Eries Aston

    52 Episodes

  3. Tomokazu Seki

    Tomokazu Seki

    Van Fanel

    26 Episodes

  4. Mayumi Iizuka

    Mayumi Iizuka

    Millerna Aston

    26 Episodes

  5. Maaya Sakamoto

    Maaya Sakamoto

    Hitomi Kanzaki

    26 Episodes

  6. Jouji Nakata

    Jouji Nakata

    Folken Fanel

    26 Episodes

  7. Shin-ichiro Miki

    Shin-ichiro Miki

    Allen Schezar

    26 Episodes

  8. Ikue Otani

    Ikue Otani


    26 Episodes

  9. Toru Okawa

    Toru Okawa


    26 Episodes

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The Vision of Escaflowne

Season 1

1996 | 26 Episodes

Season 1 of The Vision of Escaflowne premiered on April 2, 1996.

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The Vision of Escaflowne
The Vision of Escaflowne


Original Name 天空のエスカフローネ

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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