The Vision of EscaFlowne

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  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Most Troperriffic Anime of All Time
    This show is an amazing amalgamation of 1990s Shonen and Shojo tropes. It refuses to be limited to just one, but revels in both. So we get A Shojo heroine, a shonen hero, giant robots, Cat Girls, an Ordinary High-School Student Trapped in Another World, Love Dodecahedrons, Gender Bender, and more. The show seems to deliberately throw in as many anime-related tropes as possible. What's more, it ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Hands Down Best Isekai
    This show was notoriously cut back on the initial amount of episodes the creator had planned, but it is still better than any isekai show that has come out since the show was initially on. This show continues to be one of my all-time favorite shows and I highly recommend it to everyone.
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Know humiliation, swords and sorcery pretenders
    This show is incredibly good, a swords and sorcery epic that emerges from a believable slice of life scenario bridging two worlds. Hitomi, the heroine, is energetic and good-hearted, intelligent and sensible, confident. And one day she does one tarot card reading too many in finding an answer for love.

    The whole thing is hand-drawn, every bit, but the battles, such as the one against the dragon ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It's worth watching for the music alone
    Short: see review title.
    Long: Excellent if somewhat dated animation. Initially a little rough it really smooths out as things proceed. The story is a bit cliche, but then it was the one of the first so the term doesn't really apply. Actually, given its age, it's was incredible for the time and holds up extremely well. Everything was top notch (story, animation, acting, and especially, ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Mecha, Fantasy and Drama
    I haven't watched this since the late 90's on VHS tapes so I don't remember the finer details, but the mysticism of tarot cards makes this series stand out. Some things to know about older anime is that laws on viewership and censorship didn't really exist so you can expect mature themes and depiction of violence, so don't let the cover page fool you.

    I highly recommend this. If you enjoyed a ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Must View for True Anime Lovers
    This offering is one of the reasons for anime. I was overjoyed when I saw this added to Crunchyroll. I have my own personal copy of this anime, but will be watching it again on this platform. Between the storyline, the music and the quotable lines; it is easily one of the best anime series to watch and enjoy. Just remember to charge aggressively enough through the episodes!
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  • My first binge anime
    I remember buying and watching the whole series (8 VHS tapes) back around 1999/2000. It's still one of my favoite series. I'd really love to have a digital copy of it now, but I guess Crunchyroll can fill in the blank for as long as they have it licensed. Side note: there's a couple of good articles by Peter Fobian on Kawamori-san on the CR web-site.
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  • All time favourite Anime Series
    This has been a favourite of mine. My first anime series since I was 9 years old this show has stood in my mind since. Visually stunning, this show takes you on a journey that is both devastating and heartwarming. Centred around human behaviour and the idea of fate, Hitomi is thrust into a world she is not used to and has to navigate both the world and herself (finding herself). I wish there was ...
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  • One of my favorite series of all time
    Vision of Escaflowne is a special series. I watched it originally years ago, but it's one of those series that sticks with you. I don't usually gravitate towards "mecha anime" but Escaflowne has enough variety to keep you interested. The setting is great. It's absolutely gorgeous. Great characters and my god--the music! If you've never seen it before you owe it to yourself to give it a watch. I ...
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  • A classic that never grows old
    I first started watching this on YTV in the late 90' early 2000's. The show was in english and was edited down 2 episodes short due to "questionable content" by american children content aka Allen sister being turned to a boy storyline revealed.

    The anime is enchanting and the characters are all original and have their own purpose in the world. The storyline is deep and each kingdom have their ...
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