The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime tv collection produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, with the ultimate episode airing on September 24, 1996. Sony’s anime satellite tv for pc channel, Animax additionally aired the collection, each in Japan and on its varied worldwide networks, together with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The collection is licensed for Region 1 launch by Bandai Entertainment. The collection follows a teenage highschool woman named Hitomi, who finds herself pulled from Earth to the planet Gaea when a boy named Van seems on the highschool monitor whereas battling a dragon. In Gaea, she is caught within the center of a battle because the Zaibach Empire makes an attempt to take over Gaea. Van, with assist from Allen, instructions his mystical mech Escaflowne within the wrestle to cease the Zaibach Empire. Hitomi’s fortune telling powers blossom in Gaea as she turns into the important thing to awakening Escaflowne and to stopping Zaibach’s plans. While the anime collection was in manufacturing, two very totally different manga retellings had been additionally developed and launched: a shōnen model of the story entitled The Vision of Escaflowne and a shōjo retelling titled Hitomi—The Vision of Escaflowne. In addition, a second shōjo adaptation known as Escaflowne—Energist’s Memories was launched as a single quantity in 1997. The story was novelized in a collection of six gentle novels by Yumiko Tsukamoto, Hajime Yatate, and Shoji Kawamori. A film adaptation, Escaflowne: The Movie was launched on June 24, 2000, however bears solely a primary resemblance to the unique collection. Four CD soundtracks and a drama CD have additionally been launched in relation to the collection.