The Vision of Escaflowne (1996) IMDb


Fantasy plus mecha. Shoujo-shounen integration.


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.


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.

animation fiction Japanese production mecha moving picture series


Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaia (2000) IMDb