Vision of Escaflowne ≫ Escaflowne complete collection DVD set

Escaflowne complete collection DVD set

Escaflowne complete collection DVD set

Escaflowne complete collection DVD set

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Follow the harrowing adventure of Hitomi Kanzaki, a Japanese high school girl, who escapes her reverie of depression on Earth by traveling to the alternate world of Gaea. Fate and destiny clash as she encounters Van, an enigmatic young King, seeking to stave off the threat of the conquering Black Dragon Clan and determine the ultimate fate of Gaea with the aid of the legendary mystical dragon armor Escaflowne! This boxed set collects all 26 unedited Escaflowne television episodes, and the original theatrical Escaflowne movie.

Product details
Adult 14+ Parental Advisory
Department video / DVD
Publisher Bandai entertainment
Series Vision of Escaflowne
Shop Manga & Anime
Spoken language English , Japanese
Primary language Japanese
Genre Fantasy , Adventure , Romance , Isekai (Other world)
Subtitle language English
DVD region 1
Product Code PRE-2004084403
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"A very good fantasy/Mecha/Romance/Scifi series" by FixxeR (Finland) on Aug 3, 2005

Who determines destiny? Can it be foreseen? Or can man build it, by himself? With these and more questions, Escaflowne brings you a story about love, struggle and friendship within the unique world called Gaea.

Considering that this series was made in 1996, technically it looks way ahead it's time. Art and animation is smooth and crips, in other words: great, which brings you immersion about the world where everything is happening. Sounds effects, along with the music, fits very well into the mood - Voice actors did their job pretty well, eventhough their effort is not exactly memorable or awesome, it never gets annoying or tiresome.

Story is where this series shines. Not only it mixes different genres together successfully, it also has the pacing of the story in control - when story goes forward, nothing seems out of place and happenings work together seamlessly. Basic idea might sound cliche'd (Good vs evil), but when you see it, you know it - this story makes even many of the newer titles' stories pale in comparison.

While the characters were likeable and overall decent, they lacked overall "polish" in their personalities and personal relations. It didn't leave me disturbed but I couldn't help noticing this. While Hitomi's and Van's characters grew alot as persons, somehow others seemed to be left behind in this, not all though. Well, they are the main characters afterall, so I guess this is only natural.

Overall, I found the bucks spent on this title more than well spent. Not only that I finished the series in two days, I'm going to watch it again when I get enough time on my hands. DVD-box version has nice extras also, which should be noted.

Many consider this one a must-see title for any animeholic, and I have to say, this is true. Even it has it's minor flaws, it still does the job so great, you won't be bothered with the nitpicking and you can just enjoy the ride. Best served in DVD-format ^^