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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)

Escaflowne (original title)
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A grim retelling of the television series "The Vision of Escaflowne".

Directors:

Kazuki Akane, Yoshiyuki Takei (co-director)

Writers:

Ryôta Yamaguchi (script), Kazuki Sekine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maaya Sakamoto ... Hitomi Kanzaki (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Van Fanel (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Folken Fanel (voice)
Mayumi Izuka ... Yukari / Sora (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ... Dilandau Albatou (voice)
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ... Jajuka (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Allen Schezar (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Merle (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Oruto (voice)
Hisako Kyôda ... Old Woman (voice) (as Naoko Kyoda)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Shesta (voice)
Caitlin Glass ... Hitomi Kanzaki (FUNimation dub) (voice)
Aaron Dismuke ... Van Fanel (FUNimation dub) (voice)
Vic Mignogna ... Dune / Folken Fanel (FUNimation dub) (voice)
Jad Saxton Jad Saxton ... Yukari Uchida (FUNimation dub) (voice)
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Storyline

High school student Hitomi Kanzaki, depressed and despondent, wishes to disappear from her world. Her wishes are heard in the alternate world of Gaea where a battle for absolute control is raging! Magically, Hitomi is suddenly transported to this other world and is bestowed with the power to decide its ultimate fate! Written by Mike Eisenberg <evaunit6@yahoo.com>

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A place you've never seen. A story you'll never forget. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong animated violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie was a darker, action-packed, very abbreviated version of the series, and a great many changes were made from the original. See more »

Quotes

Dilandau: I too have wings, Lord Van!
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Visually Stunning But Falls Short of Being Perfect
23 July 2002 | by rkrauseSee all my reviews

Escaflowne the Movie while visually stunning and aided by an enchanting musical score just seems to fall short of being as epic as it could have been. With a running time of 98 min. events and character development seem rushed and unfulfilled. We never really get to know the characters and even though many viewers will have already seen the TV series that's still no excuse for the lack of content. Hitomi seems to shift from a depressed school girl on the verge of suicide to a strong supportive heroine without much coaxing or personal experience. The full legend of the Escaflowne and Wing Goddess as well as the mythology of Gaia are also never fleshed out for us. The final confrentation between the two brothers is a far cry from what could have been. And the ending leaves something to be desired as well, not as fairy tale as some might have wanted. However inspite of these problems I still enjoyed Escaflowne the Movie. It is a feast for the eyes and ears, and as a theatrical adaption it has no problem standing on its own. Definitly recomended ^_^


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 June 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,692, 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$94,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,060
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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