The Vision of Escaflowne (1996) and related work:
- Remake: Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaia (2000)
The Vision of Escaflowne (1996) IMDb
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.
Fantasy plus mecha. Shoujo-shounen integration. 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.