Tenkou no Escaflowne

Japanese name: Tenkou no Escaflowne
Japanese name: 天空のエスカフローネ
English name: Vision of Escaflowne; Escaflowne
French name: Escaflowne
Dates: April 2, 1996-September 24, 1996
August 18, 2000-October 21, 2000 (United States)
September 2000-February 26, 2001 (Canada)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 6:00-6:30 pm (18:00-18:30)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Fox Kids (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Creator(s): Shoji Kawamori, Hajime Yatate (unnamed Sunrise staff members)
Series Director: Kazuki Akane
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Yumi Murase (TV Tokyo), Masahiko Minami (Sunrise)
Writer(s): Shoji Kawamori (supervisor), Ryota Yamaguchi, Akihiko Inari, Hiroaki Kitajima
Art Director: Junichi Azuma
Character Designer(s): Yuki Nobuteru, Yamane Kimitoshi (mecha), Mahiro Maeda (mecha), Junya Ishigaki (mecha), Koji Sugiura (mecha)
Animator(s): Hiroshi Osaka (director), Shigeki Kuhara (director), Hironori Kanno (director), Takahiro Komori (director), Yasuhiro Irie (director), Hirokazu Hisayuki (director), Takuro Shinbo (director), Tetsuya Yanagisawa (director), Hiroshi Takeuchi (director), Hirotshi Sano, Hiroshi Sako
Music: Yoko Kanno
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Maaya Sakamoto (Hitomi Kanzaki), Seki Tomokazu (Van Farnel), Shinichirou Miki (Allen Shezal), Iizuka Masako (Millerna), Ikue Ohtani (Meruru), Jouji Nakata (Falken), Minami Takayama (Dilando Albatau), Masato Yamauchi (Dr. Dolunkirk)
Genre(s): adventure, romance, science fiction, giant robots, dimensional travel, extra sensory perception, alien beings, war
Home Video
United States: DVD (Bandai Entertainment, 0430-0437 (complete Japanese version)
Note(s): The United States/Canadian version (Escaflowne) was heavily edited down to 23 episodes. This version was not completely broadcast in the United States.

In June 2000, a movie, Escaflowne, was released in Japan. This is another version of the Escaflowne story with significant differences from the television series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Tenkou no Escaflowne go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: February 1, 2009
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