Anime Review: Tenkuu no Escaflowne

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Adventure, Psychological, Romance, Fantasy, Mecha, Shoujo
Episodes: 26
Aired: Apr 2, 1996 to Sep 24, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1996
Producers: TV Tokyo, Bandai Visual
Licencors: Funimation, Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Hitomi Kanzaki is just an ordinary 15-year-old schoolgirl with an interest in tarot cards and fortune telling, but one night, a boy named Van Fanel suddenly appears from the sky along with a vicious dragon. Thanks to a premonition from Hitomi, Van successfully kills the dragon, but a pillar of light appears and envelopes them both. As a result, Hitomi finds herself transported to the world of Gaea, a mysterious land where the Earth hangs in the sky.

In this new land, Hitomi soon discovers that Van is a prince of the Kingdom of Fanelia, which soon falls under attack by the evil empire of Zaibach. In an attempt to fight them off, Van boards his family’s ancient guymelef Escaflowne—a mechanized battle suit—but fails to defeat them, and Fanelia ends up destroyed. Now on the run, Hitomi and Van encounter a handsome Asturian knight named Allen Schezar, whom Hitomi is shocked to find looks exactly like her crush from Earth. With some new allies on their side, Van and Hitomi fight back against the forces of Zaibach as the empire strives to revive an ancient power. [Written by MAL Rewrite]


Escaflowne is an anime about a a teenage girl that finds herself in a different realm. A boy that looks like a prince stood up in front of her with a Giant Robot. The story is mostly romance with awesome Mecha battles. The main character is stuck in between two guys who are in different sides of the war that’s happening in this realm. The Mecha fight scenes are amazing its a sunrise anime after all. So prepare to be impressed. Overall I thought it was a good anime. I’m not a fan of romance and love triangles. So that part of the anime didn’t sit right with me. I found it to be a bit weak. you may not agree with me. So check the anime out and let me know what you think

Overall Rate: 7/10

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