Escaflowne: The Movie

(A Girl in Gaia)

[Escaflowne: The Movie]
Gaia – a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon their journey of discovery. The battle over a legendary suit of dragon armor, Escaflowne, has begun.

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 67
Number of Review Sites: 14
Above Average

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"Flat-out gorgeous, but the plot is a mess."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 2.5 (out of 5)

"...for some eye-poppingly gorgeous music and effects and a story that's easy enough to follow, Escaflowne: the Movie delivers the goods."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"The first thing you realize is that, in flavor and style, this is a world away from the TV series."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy

"Newcomers to the series will feel that they missed something in the movie, while fans will know that something was left behind."
Anime News Network (Allen Divers) - B

"...a great piece of film that tells a simple story without retelling the entire TV series in compressed form."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A+

"... a worthwhile experience for both fans and first-time watchers alike."
Animefringe (Adam Arnold) - 94%

"I had expected more since "The Vision of Escaflowne" has always been one of my all-time favorite series."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

" easy recommendation."
DVD Talk (Loren Halek) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"Blood, guts, superb cinematography, and a simple compelling plot; what else do you need?"
IGN (Jeremy Dunham) - 8 (out of 10)

"There's always something eye-popping on the screen, and it's always brightly colored, wonderfully detailed and moving in unexpected ways."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - B-

"The animation alone saves this one from being a total loss."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 2 stars (out of 5)

"...this movie will not win the hearts of TV series lovers."
The Anime Cafe (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"While this film may be intended for fans of the television series, it is probably best suited for those who aren't."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"If you've waited to get into ESCAFLOWNE because you've heard misgivings about the movie, wait no longer and pick this up."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A-