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Escaflowne (The Vision of Escaflowne) / Tenku no Escaflowne

Escaflowne (The Vision of Escaflowne) / Tenku no Escaflowne

Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, science fiction
Themes: mecha, other world
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: High school student Hitomi is transported from Earth to the magical world of Gaea, where she meets boy prince Van Fanel, and is caught up in his quest to unite the countries of Gaea against the ominous Zaibach empire. On the way, she discovers an hidden ability and strives to unravel layers of mystery surrounding Van, his past, and the giant machine known as Escaflowne.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1996-04-02 to 1996-09-24

ANN Info Page

Escaflowne: The Movie Vintage: 2000-06-24

[size=16]New Escaflowne movie details announced[/size]
posted on 1999-08-04 00:00 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Comes to US TV![/size]
posted on 2000-03-15 19:54 EST

[size=16]Escaflowne Movie Announcements[/size]
posted on 2000-04-17 13:18 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne OST[/size]
posted on 2000-06-21 16:29 EDT

[size=16]Screenshots of New Escaflowne Movie Online[/size]
posted on 2000-06-29 03:36 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne trailer translated[/size]
posted on 2000-07-01 15:56 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Details[/size]
posted on 2000-07-04 22:16 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Review[/size]
posted on 2000-07-17 00:13 EDT

[size=16]Digital Otaku discusses Escaflowne on Fox[/size]
posted on 2000-07-20 00:16 EDT

[size=16]Editorial: Escaflowne on Fox[/size]
posted on 2000-08-12 04:32 EDT

[size=16]First Escaflowne episode airs on Fox[/size]
posted on 2000-08-20 00:56 EDT

[size=16]Other Escaflowne Viewpoints[/size]
posted on 2000-08-24 01:57 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne DVD Update[/size]
posted on 2000-08-30 01:29 EDT

[size=16]Japanese Advance Premiere of Escaflowne the Movie[/size]
posted on 2000-09-24 17:59 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne DVD packaging[/size]
posted on 2000-09-27 00:55 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne getting canned?[/size]
posted on 2000-10-12 01:47 EDT

[size=16]Reports that Escaflowne is to be replaced by Nascar Racers[/size]
posted on 2000-10-12 12:22 EDT

[size=16]Fox’s official Word on Escaflowne[/size]
posted on 2000-10-22 15:16 EDT

[size=16]Bandai Escaflowne Press release[/size]
posted on 2000-12-19 01:00 EST

[size=16]Edited Escaflowne Tapes Cancelled[/size]
posted on 2001-02-22 18:30 EST

[size=16]Escaflowne Movie Theatrical Screening[/size]
posted on 2001-03-13 19:53 EST
Escaflowne movie to be screened at Newport Beach Film Festival, April 1st in Newport Beach, CA

[size=16]PS2 Problems Playing Escaflowne DVDs[/size]
posted on 2001-04-25 18:06 EDT
ANN Confirms problems, Bandai Responds

[size=16]PS2 / Escaflowne Update[/size]
posted on 2001-04-26 16:18 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Theatrical Release[/size]
posted on 2001-06-27 22:24 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Theatrical Release Details[/size]
posted on 2001-11-11 04:26 EST
In theatres January 25th

[size=16]Escaflowne Movie Website Open[/size]
posted on 2001-12-21 18:39 EST

[size=16]Bandai Talks Escaflowne[/size]
posted on 2002-01-08 17:12 EST
Video Business Online article discusses Bandai’s release plans, theatrical and home video for Escaflowne. Some interesting details surface

[size=16]Escaflowne Movie Trailer[/size]
posted on 2002-01-21 19:08 EST

[size=16]Escaflowne in the Press[/size]
posted on 2002-01-24 15:59 EST

[size=16]Another Escaflowne Review[/size]
posted on 2002-01-25 17:09 EST

[size=16]Escaflowne TV and Movie PR[/size]
posted on 2002-03-26 08:46 EST

[size=16]Escaflowne a top seller[/size]
posted on 2002-05-10 00:50 EDT

[size=16]TRSI selling Empty Escaflowne Boxes[/size]
posted on 2002-07-12 17:14 EDT

[size=16]Esca Movie Defective?[/size]
posted on 2002-07-25 11:28 EDT
The Escaflowne movie DVD in the Ultimate Edition set may be defective…

[size=16]Escaflowne DVD response[/size]
posted on 2002-07-26 23:04 EDT
Bandai Entertainment has responded regarding the issues with some copies of the Escaflowne movie DVD

[size=16]Oscar for Escaflowne?[/size]
posted on 2002-09-26 09:57 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne on Cartoon Network[/size]
posted on 2005-04-12 18:44 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne the Movie on Cartoon Network[/size]
posted on 2005-08-04 15:40 EDT

[size=16]Comic-Con: Escaflowne Back on TV?[/size]
posted on 2006-07-22 17:43 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Movie Gets U.S. Blu-Ray Disc on September 1[/size]
posted on 2009-07-08 20:59 EDT

[size=16]Funimation Adds Escaflowne the Movie[/size]
posted on 2013-08-10 16:29 EDT

[size=16]Escaflowne Release Details[/size]
posted on 2015-03-13 20:10 EDT
Anime Limited ‘Ultimate Edition’ in Q4 planned to include film, extended director’s cuts

[size=16]ANNCast: The Vision of ANNCastaflowne[/size]
by Zac Bertschy, Apr 17th 2015

[size=16]Viewster Adds Escaflowne series[/size]
posted on 2015-05-20 09:18 EDT

[size=16]Exclusive: Funimation Launches Kickstarter to Dub Escaflowne TV Anime Director’s Cut[/size]
posted on 2016-02-27 12:30 EST
ANN interviews Funimation about upcoming project

Seriously? They are asking the fans to front over half the dub cost. (Granted they get the series + movie depending on the backing tier) but still it seems like with all the money Funimation’s been throwing around (redesigned Website, simul-dubbing etc.)that they’d front the whole cost and use the kickstarter for the deluxe edition to help defray the costs (like they did with Attack on Titan)
(The only tier worth pledging for is the $175 tier, since HD New Dub of Series + movie plus the original dub on DVD) (and yes I did Pledge)

kickstarter? for Escaflowne…the “greatest” anime ever?

are they that hard up for cash, that they don’t think a “sure thing” like this series is worth them ponying up money themselves, or do they realize it ain’t the “sure thing” it is?

need money…stop co-producing, simul-dubs, anime-inspired games, etc.

what a joke…:expressionless:

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Well honestly this is where the dub whiners need to put their money where their mouth is, All I ever hear when Sentai doesn’t dub something is "Dub This, please! etc. Well here’s their chance to prove that there is interest.

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but they already have that chance nowadays, it’s called streaming numbers. That’s why a show like Demon King Daimao got a dub, because of stream numbers even though a vocal minority kept calling it crap.
Cross Ange got a dub but Shirobako didn’t. Neither did Golden Time or Wolf Girl and Black Prince

not all show, in their specific genres, resonates with the people. then there’s also licensing deal situations.
Captain Earth…why! Eureka Seven AO…pshhh WTF?

I expect Funi to start doing KS’s for the rest of their Bandai license rescues from now on. Paid to much for them me magic 8 ball thinks.

Actually in the case of the craptastic Magical Warfare, a horribad show will get a dub, if it’s also licensed in the UK, AU, NZ regions, as all the licensors can split the costs for the dub production.

You forget that some people are interested in a show, but will not watch Subs no matter what,

Yes, that why I said that there’s also licensing deal situations like they had with their first batch of sub-only release with a new dub release like clannad, tears to tiara, ghost hound with Australia’s Siren Visual, if I remember correctly.[quote=“Series5Ranger, post:1210, topic:191”]
craptastic Magical Warfare, a horribad show will get a dub
[/quote]What! That show is the greatest ever. Right up there with Gods of Egypt: crazy, gonzo, WTF ever.

[quote=“Series5Ranger, post:1210, topic:191”]
You forget that some people are interested in a show, but will not watch Subs no matter what,
[/quote]which is why they also complain when Aniplex don’t even bother releasing the show at all.

That’s not always the case, but it is a general rule of thumb for Sentai international licenses.

The thing is, I just don’t know how interested I am in Escaflowne as I’ve yet to see it. $65 bucks to just get half of it is a pretty steep cost of entry. Especially when it doesn’t include the DVDs with the original dub.

The problem I have with that is Funi dubs have been of varying quality lately, both broadcast and normal. Most recent exceptional dub I recall was Rolling Girls.

Right now, I’m rewatching the classic Solty Rei. That dub is 9 years old and it hands-down destroys most anything Funimation has rolled out in the last few years. Importantly, everyone in the cast of Solty Rei is still actively dubbing today.

If I’m directly paying for a dub, I want Solty Rei levels of dub awesomeness and would be peeved if I ended up with a Grimgar level dub.

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do you mean “of low quality lately?”

Huh, looks like I missed a word there. Nice catch.

I meant to put in “varying”, I’ll go edit that in.

I wonder how this Kickstarter will work with fan feedback. I did the BGC 2033 Kickstarter and there were several fan surveys for that which used fan feedback to directly shape the project.

I find myself shaking my head. I backed the Little Witch Academia II kickstarter and that worked well enough, but I don’t see why Funimation needs to do this. Escaflowne is pretty much a guaranteed seller and Funimation, of all the US licensors, has the resources ( Sunk Costs in accounting terms. ) already lined up to do any dub they want to. If they are that unsure that the Director’s Cut would sell enough to pay the incremental costs of dubbing it then they need to either roll the dice or just put it out subtitled like the folks in the UK are.

In the end I think the Kickstarter may cost them more in goodwill than the dollars the dub would.

Mark Gosdin

I concur.

Now that I’ve had more time to glance over the Kickstarter page I’m getting rubbed the wrong way by it more. For example, a stretch goal is that, should this hit $200,000, the release of Part I of Escaflowne, including the standard retail versions, will include extras involving the “new English cast”.

To me, that implies that those features won’t be there if the show doesn’t hit $200k. This concerns me as many Funi releases have those sort of on-disc extras already.

Thing here is that I was never more than mildly interested in Escaflowne, I got a good heavy dose of it back in the day courtesy of the Fox fiasco. Kinda left a bad taste.

Now it’s becoming less likely that I would want to ever mess with it.

Mark Gosdin

[size=16]Funimation’s Escaflowne Kickstarter Goes Live[/size]
posted on 2016-02-28 05:00 EST
Campaign seeks US$150,000 to fund new English dub for both TV series, film

Having backed both the BGC Blu-Ray and now the Escaflowne set, I’ll admit I liked the way AnimEigo handled it much better. They were upfront about where all the money went and on what, (Production Profit Extras etc.)

Here’s the Quote on How AnimEigo used the money from the Kickstarter: (From their Kickstarter page)

50% of the amount raised gets used for actual production expenses.

By this we mean all out-of-pocket expenses such as materials acquisition, mastering, replication, printing, shipping, etc., plus a flat $7,500 production fee to cover the cost of our time (very conservative estimate: 500-900 man/hours).

The other 50% will be divided between AnimEigo and our Japanese licensor.

KickStarter fundraising expenses, including the out-of-pocket cost of providing special bonus rewards, come off the top, before the 50/50 split is made.

The end result is that the final product you receive will have much more real value in it than if we released the title in the traditional manner. [/quote]

Unlike Funimation with their “We Can’t Tell You”

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The red flag is waving. When has that ever ended well?