Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of gaea. On gaea, hitomi is both feared and worshipped as the. The film was produced by sunrise, animated by studio bones, and directed by kazuki akane. With kirby morrow, kelly sheridan, brian drummond, jocelyne loewen.
A sweeping tale of love and war, the vision of escaflowne was a seminal series that influenced animes worldwide popularity. 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. A girl in gaia features kelly sheridan as the voice of hitomi. For escaflownes 20th anniversary, join us in creating a new, definitive dub of this classic that finally matches the uncut hd content. 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. The people of gaea think she is the wing goddess, who can call upon the legendary dragon armor called escaflowne. Visions of escaflowne is a wiki for the escaflowne universe. The vision of escaflowne original soundtrack by yoko kanno.
Jun 24, 2000 a grim retelling of the television series the vision of escaflowne. 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. Van is the king of fanelia and the pilot of the legendary ispano guymelef escaflowne. But when a vision of a young man battling a dragon becomes a reality, her life changes forever. A girl in gaea, is the film adaptation of the vision of escaflowne, animated by studio bones and. Us release of the 2000 japanese animated film escaflowne. 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. Escaflowne the movie soundtrack sora especial yoko kanno. The latinamerican fandom, on the other hand, worships her like a goddess. From her melancholy, the otherworldly presence of lord folken is summoned, and she is spirited away to the foreign world of gaea. Entangled in a struggle over life and death, van must learn to master the suit of armor, escaflowne.
Escaflowne is a beautifully animated movie and its soundtrack is no different. Escaflowne the movie is a polarizing piece of 90s nostalgia. Oct 30, 2016 one of the best points about mecha anime is that it is actually hugely diverse. Four cd soundtracks and a drama cd have also been released in. The vision of escaflowne original soundtrack compilation. Shop the vision of escaflowne the movie funimation. She feels isolated from her friends and family, and wants nothing more than to disappear. Funimation is raising funds for the vision of escaflowne. One of the best points about mecha anime is that it is actually hugely diverse. 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. Van must learn to master the suit of armor, escaflowne, before he and hitomi are crushed by the ambitions of the empire of zaibach. Esukafurone, also released under the title escaflowne.
A dark twist on the original escaflowne, the movie is light on plot and heavy on sulking sadness. The vision of escaflowne original soundtrack by yoko. Directed by kazuki akane, the film is a retelling of the 26episode anime television series the vision of escaflowne. Though well received, the vision of escaflowne was not as popular in japan as producers hoped. There was also a movie released in 2000, which greatly simplified the series mythology and played up its mystical aspects. Escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio. 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. Embroiled in war against the evil empire of zaibach, soldiers fight in armored mechas known as guymelefs. Hacksign opening theme obsession ending theme yasashii yoake single seesaw. Royalty or skilled warriors have the privilege of piloting a named guymelef, such as van, allen, and duke freid. It premiered in japan on april 2, 1996 on tv tokyo, and the final episode aired on september 24. Apr 28, 2010 escaflowne the movie soundtrack sora especial.
Escaflowne original sound track first vision youtube. Most of the characters present in the tv show are also present in the movie. The result is a film that is much, much more angsty and sorrowful than the original series. The vision of escaflowne first fight of van duration. Crunchyroll adds prison school, castle town dandelion, escaflowne. Watch escaflowne english dub episode list animekisa. While on gaea, hitomi discovers a new power that could help van save the world and get her home. 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. This energist and a blood pact with the king are then used to power. A few years ago i watched the escaflowne tv series and fell in love with it. Two more mangas and a novelization were produced later, and the anime was licensed as the vision of escaflowne in the us.
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. One night, though, her life irrevocably changes for the stranger. 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. Choose from thousands of dubbed anime and cartoons to watch for free. Escaflowne also advertised as escaflowne the movie. A grim retelling of the television series the vision of escaflowne. 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. A girl in gaea, is the film adaptation of the vision of escaflowne, animated by studio bones and released in 2000. A girl in gaea, is a 2000 anime fantasy film produced. In the escaflowne movie, folken is the movies main antagonist and rewritten as the leader of zaibach. The movie compared to the television series, which was no slouch itself.
Drawn into a strange vortex with the swordsman, van, hitomi is thrust into the strange world of gaea. He is the son of goau fanel and varie fanel, and the younger brother of folken fanel. The movie was released on june 24, 2000, but bears only a basic resemblance to the original series. Oct 25, 2016 funimation is raising funds for the vision of escaflowne. Contains the film on bluray with the original english dub, the. During the rite of succession, the incoming king must slay a dragon and withdraw the. During the rite of succession, the incoming king must slay a dragon and withdraw the energist within its heart. 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. Similar to several movie spinoffs of a prior anime tv series, escalflowne. 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. Escaflowne of the heavens is a 26 episode japanese anime television series produced by sunrise studios and directed by kazuki akane. With shinichiro miki, joji nakata, maaya sakamoto, tomokazu seki.
The music and parts of the art style save this film. While hitomi was never a well rounded deep character, her complete and total lack of anything really stands clear in this. The movie, more anime to catalog mar 30, 2018 the vision of anncastaflowne apr 17, 2015 anime spotlight inari kon kon jan. Her hobbies involved running track for her high school team, fortunetelling, and boys just like everyone else, right. The movie is a complete remake of the original vision of escaflowne. And with hitomi by his side, van and escaflowne will either lead the world of gaea to harmony, or destruction.
List of the vision of escaflowne characters wikipedia. Featuring character redesigns by nobuteru yuki, the film focuses on the relationship between van and hitomi and their personal issues. Oct 07, 2016 escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio escaflowne ep the movie 2000 dual audio. It is traditionally piloted by the king of fanelia. 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. 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. Origins and brave story had this problem, and now i can add escaflowne the movie to this list. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil zaibach empire, and the guymelf escaflowne provides the key to it all.
When a young man appears from a beam of light, hitomi kanzaki is whisked away to a world known as gaea. A girl in gaea, is a 2000 anime fantasy film produced by sunrise and animated by studio bones. There, hitomi meets van, the newly ordained king and his own mecha, escaflowne. A great case in point is the unique anime saga of the vision of escaflowne.
Escaflowne and scherazade use swords, but melefs and guymelefs are also seen with weapons such as lances, bows and arrows, and a. Directed by kazuki akane, this beautifully animated adventure features epic music, memorable characters, and an unforgettable love story. 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. Kazuki akane, yoshiyuki takei codirector ryota yamaguchi script, kazuki sekine. For all the complaints about characterization and plot problems, nobody can deny that the movies animation was sumptuous. On one hand, there are those who reject it because it bears little resemblance to the original tv series, the vision of escaflowne. For escaflowne s 20th anniversary, join us in creating a new, definitive dub of this classic that finally matches the uncut hd content. Kanzaki hitomi always thought she was just an ordinary high school girl. Van fanel van fanel baan faneru is the deuteragonist of the vision of escaflowne and escaflowne. 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.489 374 1449 144 292 239 789 573 64 1543 1019 86 514 188 436 881 1505 968 1207 113 1119 1104 520 403 1468 999 1479 1261 111 763 374