Dragons, Knights and High School Girls
So here is a bit of a throwback anime I would like to recommend to everyone. Vision of Escaflowne was one of (what I consider to be) the top 10 anime that got me into the genre. Even with the terrible “Fox Kids” version of the show I was able to track a proper DVD copy of the series thanks to a few friends and was able to enjoy the series in all it’s original glory.
From a great plot to it’s amazing music, Vision of Escaflowne is different from much anime of the same genre. It’s not your everyday giant robot actions show like Gundam or Robotech. Vision of Escaflowne is set in a fantasy style world with kings and knights, and in it’s time blew the competition away with it’s beautiful designs.
Couple the great animation with music from Kanno Yoko (Space Dandy, Cardcaptor Sakura and Ghost in the Shell) and a quick paced story, from beginning to end and you have got the workings of a great anime. Escaflowne has a bold animation style that looks stunning and leaves no detail unchecked. Not only is the animation top notch, but the colors make everything really easy on the eyes as well. And, to top it all off, the story of Escaflowne never takes a break.