Similar to several movie spinoffs of a prior anime tv series, escalflowne. Most of the characters present in the tv show are also present in the movie. It premiered in japan on april 2, 1996 on tv tokyo, and the final episode aired on september 24. Andrew francis bandai dub, saffron henderson celena, bandai dub, joel mcdonald funimation dub english. Take vision of escaflowne, remove all the character development, writing, humor, romance, and action that made the series the classic 90s anime people treat it as, and throw it out the window. For escaflowne s 20th anniversary, join us in creating a new, definitive dub of this classic that finally matches the uncut hd content. Escaflowne original sound track first vision youtube.
This energist and a blood pact with the king are then used to power. The vision of escaflowne original soundtrack by yoko. Van must learn to master the suit of armor, escaflowne, before he and hitomi are crushed by the ambitions of the empire of zaibach. The music and parts of the art style save this film.
A girl in gaea, is a 2000 anime fantasy film produced. Escaflowne and scherazade use swords, but melefs and guymelefs are also seen with weapons such as lances, bows and arrows, and a ball and chain. Escaflowne of the heavens is a 26 episode japanese anime television series produced by sunrise studios and directed by kazuki akane. In the united states, it outsold gundam on video tape, and the first volume of the english dvd release of the vision of escaflowne was the fourth bestselling anime dvd for the month of september 2000. Hitomi kanzaki is an ordinary high school girl who runs track and has an affinity for. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil zaibach empire, and the guymelf escaflowne provides the key to it all. Drawn into a strange vortex with the swordsman, van, hitomi is thrust into the strange world of gaea. The movie was released on june 24, 2000, but bears only a basic resemblance to the original series. The movie compared to the television series, which was no slouch itself. The vision of escaflowne original soundtrack by yoko kanno. Naturally i wanted to try out the movie, but i dropped it very fast after discovering how much the characters where altered in a bad way. A girl in gaea, is the film adaptation of the vision of escaflowne, animated by studio bones and released in 2000.
One of the best points about mecha anime is that it is actually hugely diverse. One night, though, her life irrevocably changes for the stranger. On gaea, hitomi is both feared and worshipped as the. There was also a movie released in 2000, which greatly simplified the series mythology and played up its mystical aspects.
Jun 24, 2000 take vision of escaflowne, remove all the character development, writing, humor, romance, and action that made the series the classic 90s anime people treat it as, and throw it out the window. He is the son of goau fanel and varie fanel, and the younger brother of folken fanel. One day, high school student hitomi kanzaki is accidentally transported from earth to the world of gaea, where she meets the young king van fanel and is caught up in his efforts to unite the countries of gaea against the belligerent zaibach empire. Escaflowne also advertised as escaflowne the movie. Hacksign opening theme obsession ending theme yasashii yoake single seesaw. The movie opens with van brutally slaying a group of enemies and hitomi rethinking the decision to hand a suicide note she has written over to her best friend yukari. The vision of escaflowne original soundtrack compilation. The result is a film that is much, much more angsty and sorrowful than the original series.
The latinamerican fandom, on the other hand, worships her like a goddess. Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of gaea. Escaflowne the movie is a polarizing piece of 90s nostalgia. Van and hitomi will encounter both allies and enemies in an effort to unlock the secrets within escaflowne, and hitomis heart, stirred by. Directed by kazuki akane, this beautifully animated adventure features epic music, memorable characters, and an unforgettable love story. In the escaflowne movie, folken is the movies main antagonist and rewritten as the leader of zaibach. Contains the film on bluray with the original english dub, the.
She feels isolated from her friends and family, and wants nothing more than to disappear. A sweeping tale of love and war, the vision of escaflowne was a seminal series that influenced animes worldwide popularity. Jun 24, 2000 a grim retelling of the television series the vision of escaflowne. The people of gaea think she is the wing goddess, who can call upon the legendary dragon armor called escaflowne. Kazuki akane, yoshiyuki takei codirector ryota yamaguchi script, kazuki sekine. A few years ago i watched the escaflowne tv series and fell in love with it. Us release of the 2000 japanese animated film escaflowne.
Visions of escaflowne is a wiki for the escaflowne universe. A dark twist on the original escaflowne, the movie is light on plot and heavy on sulking sadness. Entangled in a struggle over life and death, van must learn to master the suit of armor, escaflowne. Watch escaflowne english dub episode list animekisa. 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. Royalty or skilled warriors have the privilege of piloting a named guymelef, such as van, allen, and duke freid.
Visions of escaflowne is a wiki for the escaflowne universe the anime series follows a teenage high school girl named hitomi kanzaki, who finds herself pulled from earth to the planet gaea when a boy named van fanel appears at her school during his fight with a dragon. On one hand, there are those who reject it because it bears little resemblance to the original tv series, the vision of escaflowne. Escaflowne is a beautifully animated movie and its soundtrack is no different. A grim retelling of the television series the vision of escaflowne. While i have to admire sunrise to attempt to condense the series for those unfamiliar with it, as well as breathe new life into old. Van and hitomi will encounter both allies and enemies in an effort to unlock the secrets within escaflowne, and hitomis heart, stirred by love and adventure, will, at times ache with sorrow. 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. Oct 30, 2016 one of the best points about mecha anime is that it is actually hugely diverse.
Escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio. During the rite of succession, the incoming king must slay a dragon and withdraw the energist within its heart. With kirby morrow, kelly sheridan, brian drummond, jocelyne loewen. The film was produced by sunrise, animated by studio bones, and directed by kazuki akane. Two more mangas and a novelization were produced later, and the anime was licensed as the vision of escaflowne in the us. From her melancholy, the otherworldly presence of lord folken is summoned, and she is spirited away to the foreign world of gaea. Apr 28, 2010 escaflowne the movie soundtrack sora especial. The movie, more anime to catalog mar 30, 2018 the vision of anncastaflowne apr 17, 2015 anime spotlight inari kon kon jan. While hitomi was never a well rounded deep character, her complete and total lack of anything really stands clear in this. Embroiled in war against the evil empire of zaibach, soldiers fight in armored mechas known as guymelefs. Origins and brave story had this problem, and now i can add escaflowne the movie to this list. With shinichiro miki, joji nakata, maaya sakamoto, tomokazu seki.
During the rite of succession, the incoming king must slay a dragon and withdraw the. While on gaea, hitomi discovers a new power that could help van save the world and get her home. The vision of escaflowne first fight of van duration. A girl in gaia features kelly sheridan as the voice of hitomi. Its been over 20 years since the vision of escaflowne first aired, and lets face it, there arent many 20year old anime series you can expect the average anime fan to sit through with ease. When a young man appears from a beam of light, hitomi kanzaki is whisked away to a world known as gaea.
And with hitomi by his side, van and escaflowne will either lead the world of gaea to harmony, or destruction. Kanzaki hitomi always thought she was just an ordinary high school girl. Esukafurone, also released under the title escaflowne. Van is the king of fanelia and the pilot of the legendary ispano guymelef escaflowne. Crunchyroll adds prison school, castle town dandelion, escaflowne. The plot of the movie is similar to the anime, but retold in a way that could fit in a two hour movie as opposed to a one season tv show. Her hobbies involved running track for her high school team, fortunetelling, and boys just like everyone else, right. Oct 07, 2016 escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio. A girl in gaea, is the film adaptation of the vision of escaflowne, animated by studio bones and. Escaflowne the movie soundtrack sora especial yoko kanno. Van fanel van fanel baan faneru is the deuteragonist of the vision of escaflowne and escaflowne. A great case in point is the unique anime saga of the vision of escaflowne.
But when a vision of a young man battling a dragon becomes a reality, her life changes forever. A girl in gaea, is a 2000 anime fantasy film produced by sunrise and animated by studio bones. With the talent of maya sakamoto on vocals and yoko kanno making most of the music and providing vocals this soundtrack is just as epic as its animation. Kelly sheridan bandai dub, caitlin glass funimation dub english hitomi kanzaki, kanzaki hitomi is the protagonist of the vision of escaflowne, appearing an ordinary schoolgirl with a crush on her trackteam friend, amano. Shop the vision of escaflowne the movie funimation. Funimation is raising funds for the vision of escaflowne.
Though well received, the vision of escaflowne was not as popular in japan as producers hoped. Featuring character redesigns by nobuteru yuki, the film focuses on the relationship between van and hitomi and their personal issues. Oct 25, 2016 funimation is raising funds for the vision of escaflowne. Directed by kazuki akane, the film is a retelling of the 26episode anime television series the vision of escaflowne. For escaflownes 20th anniversary, join us in creating a new, definitive dub of this classic that finally matches the uncut hd content. The anime series follows a teenage high school girl named hitomi kanzaki, who finds herself pulled from earth to the planet gaea when a boy named van fanel appears at her school during his fight with a dragon. For all the complaints about characterization and plot problems, nobody can deny that the movies animation was sumptuous. There, hitomi meets van, the newly ordained king and his own mecha, escaflowne. Four cd soundtracks and a drama cd have also been released in. The movie is a complete remake of the original vision of escaflowne. List of the vision of escaflowne characters wikipedia.768 1339 281 358 390 843 345 1388 429 821 379 983 338 1567 974 397 1266 485 69 502 999 1539 1363 1364 457 998 522 1103 1116 1576 1319 365 341 526 815 569 1307 1362 608 1262