The Vision of Escaflowne is fantasy an anime and manga series. The TV series ran from 1995 to 1996 and contains 26 episodes. It is released in the US by Anime Village. There's also a movie entitled "A Girl in Gaea" which will be released in the US by Bandai Entertainment.
Vision of Escaflowne is the story about High School student Kanzaki Hitomi who has visions of the future. Her visions show a young man with black hair. One night, she trys to break her track record and runs into him. (Literally!) He is soon followed by a large, ugly dragon who would like nothing more than to be able to bite people's heads off. Hitomi predicts the man's death and saves him by warning him of the danger. After the man kills the dragon and removes the drag-energist from it's corpse, Hitomi and the man are teleported off to Earth's hidden moon, Gaea.
The man is revealed as Van Fanel, soon-to-be-king of Fanelia. As Hitomi and Van enter Fanelia we meet Van's rather annoying follower Merle. Merle is a young cat-girl who is desperately in love with Van. She goes out of her way to trip up Hitomi and is constantly rude to her. After Vanís coronation ceremony, Fanelia is attacked by invisible Guymelfs. Van activates the legendary Guymelf Escaflowne and attacks the invisible Guymelfs. They overwhelm him, and he is unwillingly teleported away with Hitomi.
Cast and Seiyuu