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Name: The Vision of Escaflowne, 天空のエスカフローネ
Abbreviation(s): Esca, VoE
Creator: Sunrise Studios
Date(s): April 2, 1996 - September 24, 1996
Medium: anime, manga, light novel
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Bandai's page for the Play Station game (JP)
website for the card game (JP)
Biglobe - Anime (JP)(dead link) archived version
Biglobe - Esca Movie (JP)
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Escaflowne is a 26-episode fantasy mecha series about Hitomi, a schoolgirl who is whisked away to an alien planet invisible in Earth's skies, and the people she meets there. The series was extremely popular in many countries when it was first fansubbed, so it was eventually released in several languages (English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish) by Bandai's official representatives.

The series was followed by an Alternate Universe movie in 2000, with music by Yoko Kanno.


Has a fairly large fandom, though not as huge as some - 4258 works on as of July 2013. Very little relative presence on AO3 - a mere 66 works in July 2013.

Included in the AMV Elvis vs. Anime.


The TV series was fansubbed into English by several groups in the late 1990s. Those who completed the series include:[1]

The movie was fansubbed by a smaller group, including:[1]

Anime Music Videos

The series is popular with AMV editors. Popular early AMVs included:

  • Sweating Death by Maboroshi Studios
  • Innocence by Tokyo Anime Studios

Several AMVs were also made from the movie, including:

  • Salva Hitomi by Katt



  1. 1.0 1.1 Fansub Database, Accessed Nov. 30, 2012.