The Vision of Escaflowne (1996 IMDb)

Categorization

Fantasy plus mecha. Shoujo-shounen integration.

Subject

A regular girl is transported to a magical world where Earth hangs in the sky. Action, romance, catgirls, epic conflicts, the roots of creation, Tarot and whatnot.

Commentary

Hitomi's voice actress sings the opening well; she was 15 at the time. As far as steampunk fantasy goes, this is excellent, at first. Stretched thin after Atlantis, unfortunately. Odd nasal design.

Japanese production animation mecha series

Feature remake:

Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaia (2000 IMDb)