• Escaflowne (2001)


Release Date: December 28th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

"Escaflowne" blends romance and fantasy to tell the story of Hitomi Kanzaki, an ordinary high school student whose life has lost all meaning. Feeling at her most desperate, she wishes that she could just disappear into thin air -- a wish that is immediately granted when a mysterious man suddenly materializes and catapults her away from Earth. Hitomi is instantly thrust into Gaia, a strange new world ruled by sword and sorcery. In this world she realizes she can make a difference.

Cast: Shinichirô Miki, Jôji Nakata, Ikue Ootani, Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki

Director: Kazuki Akane

Genres: Fantasy , Science fiction , Adventure , Animated

Keywords: Quest, Moving, Rise, Suspenseful, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    Beautifully animated epic is never dull. show more

  • 75
    Loren KingChicago Tribune

    Plenty of dramatic action, stunning imagery and an operatic score add weight to Escaflowne. It may not appeal to fans of traditional animation. show more

  • 50
    William ArnoldSeattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's endlessly confusing. show more

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