Escaflowne Compendium


Preface

Production


Story


Characters


Mecha

Epilogue

The Vision of Escaflowne
Video Tapes

| Television Broadcast | Laser Discs | DVDs | Movie Edition |

Release in United States and Canada

The Vision of Escaflowne

VHS, NTSC, color, stereo
8 volumes, 98 minutes (Volume 1-2) or 75 minutes (Volume 3-8) each
4 episodes (Volume 1-2) or 3 episodes (Volume 3-8) each volume
Japanese dialogue, English subtitles, regular version of each episode
VolumeEpisodesNumberDate
Vision 11-40400 ISBN1-58354-018-01998 September 15
Vision 25-80401 ISBN1-58354-019-91998 October 15
Vision 39-11402 ISBN1-58354-020-21998 October 15
Vision 412-14403 ISBN1-58354-0211998 November 1
Vision 515-17404 ISBN1-58354-0221998 November 1
Vision 618-20405 ISBN1-58354-0231998 December 15
Vision 721-23406 ISBN1-58354-0241998 December 15
Vision 824-26407 ISBN1-58354-0251998 December 15
Bandai Entertainment, Inc. (AnimeVillage.com)
$29.99 each (suggested retail)
$29.98 each (suggested retail, 2000)
$24.99 each (discount)
$9.99 (introductory 1998 September-1999 January discount, volume 1 only)

Escaflowne

[Unedited English-dubbed version]
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo
English dialogue soundtrack, regular version of each episode
Recommended age rating: 13 and up
Includes mail-in offer for collectible special limited edition tarot cards (planned)
[For more information on the tarot card offer and problem corrections, please go to Bandai Entertainment, Inc.]
VolumeEpisodesUniform Product CodeDate
Dragons and Destiny (V.1)1-46691980450352000 October 24
Betrayal and Trust (V.2)5-82000 December 5
Angels and Demons (V.3)9-112001 February 6
Past and Present (V.4)12-142001 February 6
Paradise and Pain (V.5)15-172001 April 3
Fate and Fortune (V.6)18-202001 April 3
Light and Shadow (V.7)21-232001 June 5 (scheduled)
Forever and Ever (V.8)24-262001 June 5 (scheduled)
Bandai Entertainment, Inc. (AnimeVillage.com)
$19.98 each (suggested retail price)

Escaflowne

[Fox Kids English-dubbed version]
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo
English dialogue soundtrack, Fox Kids version of series
Recommended age rating: 7 and up
Includes mail-in offer for collectible special limited edition tarot cards (planned)
[For more information on the tarot card offer and problem corrections, please go to Bandai Entertainment, Inc.]
VolumeEpisodesUniform Product CodeDate
Dragons and Destiny (V.1)1-42000 October 24
Betrayal and Trust (V.2)5-82000 December 5
Angels and Demons (V.3)9-112001 February 6
Past and Present (V.4)12-142001 February 6
Bandai Entertainment, Inc. (AnimeVillage.com)
$14.98 each (suggested retail price)

The Vision of Escaflowne
Box Set

8 volumes, 98 minutes (Volume 1-2) or 75 minutes (Volume 3-8) each
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo
Japanese dialogue, English subtitles, regular version of each episode
Bandai Entertainment, Inc. (AnimeVillage.com)
$239.92 (suggested retail, all 8 volumes)
$209.93 (Upgrade Pack, suggested retail, volumes 2-8)
$160.00 (discount, all 8 volumes)
$150.00 (introductory 1998 September-1999 January discount, all 8 volumes)
$140.01 (Upgrade Pack, introductory 1998 September-1999 January discount, volumes 2-8)

The Vision of Escaflowne
Best Collection

[Pre-production tentative title: Abridged Version, Special Edition/Version]
Digest Edition (summarizing 8 to 9 episodes per volume)
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo
3 volumes, 51-58 minutes each
Japanese dialogue, English subtitles
VolumeEpisodesNumberDate
1Fateful Meeting1-81999 January 15
2Wavering Emotions9-171999 February 19
3Where Love Can Be Found18-261999 March
Bandai Entertainment, Inc. (AnimeVillage.com)
$24.98 each

Release in Quebec (North America)

Escaflowne

VHS, NTSC, color, stereo
9 volumes, approximately 75 minutes each (planned)
3 episodes each volume (planned)
Japanese dialogue, French subtitles, regular version of each episode
Vision 11-3DV 10021 UPC 54-13505-10031-41998 August (middle of)
Vision 24-6DV 10022 UPC 54-13505-10032-1To Be Announced
Vision 37-9
Vision 410-12
Vision 513-15
Vision 616-18
Vision 719-21
Vision 822-24
Vision 925-26
Releaser: Dynamic Visions
Distributor: Protoculture
$35.00 each (planned)

Release in France

Escaflowne

SECAM, color, stereo
9 volumes, approximately 75 minutes each (planned)
3 episodes each volume (planned)
Japanese dialogue, French subtitles, regular version of each episode
Vision 11-3
Vision 24-6
Vision 37-9
Vision 410-12
Vision 513-15
Vision 616-18
Vision 719-21
Vision 822-24
Vision 925-26
Dynamic Visions

Release in Japan

The Vision of Escaflowne
First Vision

Includes:
  • Episode 1 as broadcasted with added opening credits
  • Special edition digest of episodes 2 and 3
  • Special interviews with Shoji Kawamori, Kazuki Akane, Nobuteru Yuuki, Maaya Sakamoto, Katsu-Aki, Yuzuru Yashiro, and other animation or manga staff and cast members
  • Esca World 8-page booklet with story and character introduction
52 minutes
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo Hi-Fi
BES-1430
Bandai Visual
1996 June 25
Y1900
Y1957 (tax included)

The Vision of Escaflowne
Sell (Sale) Version

Each volume includes 2 episodes as broadcasted on Japanese television and the following special video supplements:
  • Special long versions of episode 1-4 and 6-7 in Vision.1 through Vision.6 with unbroadcasted scenes including:
    • Opening animation (episode 1)
    • Yukari and Amano just before Hitomi's first run (1)
    • Placard-style ending credits (1)
    • Hitomi's mom after being told by Yukari and Amano about Hitomi's disappearance (2)
    • Balgus discussing Folken with his three samurai (2)
    • Hitomi wondering why she was placed in the front audience of Van's coronation ceremony (2)
    • the external laser transceiver for Vione's communicator shooting its beam (3)
    • a Dragon Slayer finding a passage to Allen's Castelo fort and Dilandau ordering her troops to use it (4)
    • Hitomi's 0000 scene (6)
    • The Mole Man's comments (7)
  • Image music clip video collection in Vision.7
  • Kurabu (Club) Escaflowne cast interviews (Host: Tomokazu Seki, Guests: Maaya Sakamoto, Mayumi Iizuka, and Johji Nakata) in Vision.8
  • Kurabu (Club) Escaflowne cast interviews (Host: Tomokazu Seki, Guests: Shin'ichiroh Miki, Ikue Ohtani, and Minami Takayama) in Vision.9
  • Kurabu (Club) Escaflowne staff interviews (Host: Mayumi Iizuka, Guests: Kimitoshi Yamane, Hiroshi Ohsaka, Hirotoshi Sano) in Vision.10
  • Kurabu (Club) Escaflowne staff interviews (Host: Mayumi Iizuka, Guests: Kimitoshi Yamane, Hiroshi Ohsaka, Hirotoshi Sano) in Vision.11
  • Kurabu (Club) Escaflowne staff interviews (Host: Mayumi Iizuka, Guests: Shoji Kawamori, Kazuki Akane) and talk (Maaya Sakamoto, Hiroki Wada) in Vision.12
  • Kurabu (Club) Escaflowne staff interviews (Host: Mayumi Iizuka, Guests: Shoji Kawamori, Kazuki Akane), talk (Maaya Sakamoto, Hiroki Wada), and credit-less ending in Vision.13
13 volumes, approximately 70 minutes each
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo Hi-Fi
Vision.1BES-12891996 July 25
Vision.2BES-12901996 August 25
Vision.3BES-12911996 September 25
Vision.4BES-12921996 October 25
Vision.5BES-12931996 November 25
Vision.6BES-12941997 December 18
Vision.7BES-12951997 January 25
Vision.8BES-12961997 February 25
Vision.9BES-12971997 March 25
Vision.10BES-12981997 April 25
Vision.11BES-12991997 May 25
Vision.12BES-13001997 June 25
Vision.13BES-13011997 July 25
BES-1289 to BES-1301
Bandai Visual
Y6000 each
Y6180 each (tax included)

The Vision of Escaflowne
Rental Version

2 episodes (Vision.I) or 4 episodes (Vision.II to VII) as broadcasted on Japanese television
7 volumes, 47 minutes (Vision.I) or 92 minutes (Vision.II to VII)
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo Hi-Fi
BES-169 to BES-175
Bandai Visual
Vision.IBES-1691996 July 25
Vision.IIBES-1701996 August 25
Vision.IIIBES-1711996 September 25
Vision.IVBES-1721996 October 25
Vision.VBES-1731996 November 25
Vision.VIBES-1741997 December 18
Vision.VIIBES-1751997 January 25
Y5000 (Vision.I)
Y9800 (Vision.II-VII)
(Not for general sale)

The Vision of Escaflowne
Special Edition

Digest Edition (summarizing 8 to 9 episodes per volume)
3 volumes, approximately 51-58 minutes each
VHS, NTSC, color, stereo Hi-Fi
BES-1530 TO BES-1532
Bandai Visual
Special Edition.1Fateful Meeting1-8BES-15301996 October 25
Special Edition.2Wavering Emotions9-17BES-15311997 January 25
Special Edition.3Where Love Can Be Found18-26BES-15321997 April 25
Y3800 each
Y3914 each (tax included)

Escaflowne the Movie

97 minutes
Color, stereo Hi-Fi (Dolby Surround), Vista-size
Special video supplements include preview and television commercial
12-page booklet included
Jacket illustrated by Hirotoshi Sano
BES-2749
Bandai Visual (Emotion)
2001 March 20 (reservation cutoff date)
2001 April 25 (scheduled)
Y12800 (planned)

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