Talk:The Vision of Escaflowne

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There should be more about the Manga, and also, do we have a citation that the Manga came after the show? If the Manga is based on the show, why does Hitomi, the very main character, look completely different? I'm not talking about little changes, I think she has braids, black long hair and glasses. I thought it logical to assume that they discarded that crappy design when they made the show, not to think that the makers of the show handed off the task of making a manga and said "do whatever, I don't care." 04:22, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

they changed her image! one of the best anime series if your bored this is what to watch 2007 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:39, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Since the 4 soundtrack pages are going to be merged into one, I was thinking that information for the fifth Escaflowne soundtrack should be added as well. Of course, I'm referring to Escaflowne: The Movie soundtrack.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:30, 16 January 2008

No, because it has nothing to do with the anime series itself. The movie soundtrack is covered on the movie page Escaflowne (film) :) AnmaFinotera (talk) 03:32, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Then how about a link to it as reference, since it is loosely related.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:34, 16 January 2008

There is a link to the movie in several places in the article :) AnmaFinotera (talk) 03:50, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I've looked the 'the vision of escaflowne' page for looking sound track titles, and the link to soundtracks are gone. (yes, where can I find about those?) It would be better if (yes, if you want to keep merge every soundtracks into the one) you list every soundtrack pages on the 'the vision of escaflowne' page. ( (talk) 21:11, 15 February 2008 (UTC))

There are no soundtrack pages anymore as they were merged into this article, so nothing to list. All of the titles are listed in the soundtrack section. AnmaFinotera (talk) 22:45, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I think he might be referring to the individual track titles (correct me if I'm wrong), which were all deleted when the merge occurred. I'd prefer to see those come back, likewise the credits for those other than Kanno, Mizuguchi and Sakamoto that contributed. Would be a lot of information, but then that was the reason that there were seperate pages for them in the first place. :P Quiddity99 (talk) 00:44, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Quiddity99
Its been agreed in various places that a list of tracks on a CD do not belong in articles that are not specifically about the CD (and even then, there is some disagreement). It was felt that a listing is just indiscriminate and trivial information that is unnecessary and akin to listing the chapters on a DVD release that's mentioned in the article (which we also don't do). The separate articles were not notable per WP:MUSIC, so merging them was better than having them deleted. They really contained nothing but unsourced basic info and track listings. Instead, the prose gives the relevant details and attempts to note the general content. In the reception section, sourced discussions of the soundtrack will be added, as available, which will also mention specific titles as they are mentioned in reviews.
I believe all of the sourceable and relevant credits were included with the merge, but if you feel I missed some, please let me know and I'll look for a source for incorporating it into the text.AnmaFinotera (talk) 00:55, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


Having a section on the setting is perfectly acceptable, and until/unless you actually add it to the plot section you should not remove the entire section without discussing it first. Also, as this article is about a fictional world, having a section (which was rather short, not "extensive" as you described it) explaining a little about each of the major kingdoms is very useful to someone coming to learn a little more about the series. In fact, it adds quite a bit as they will better understand things if they have that knowledge and view the series. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 06:45, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

The kingdoms themselves are of little importance and would be better covered by putting in an actual list of the primary characters that includes a summary of the settings. I removed it because it doesn't really belong there the way it is now. If you want to put it back, though, go ahead. I'm sick of arguing with people today. AnmaFinotera (talk) 06:55, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

VHS release dates[edit]

The subtitled VHS release by AnimeVillage was in late 1998, not 1999. Amazon has it wrong. Tsuzuki26 (talk) 07:38, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

A fansite is not considered a reliable source. -- [[::User:AnmaFinotera|AnmaFinotera]] ([[::User talk:AnmaFinotera|talk]] · [[::Special:Contributions/AnmaFinotera|contribs]]) 13:31, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
The Escaflowne Compendium isn't a fan site. Furthermore, I know from the personal experience of buying the tapes when they first came out that Amazon has it wrong. Tsuzuki26 (talk) 10:38, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes it is. It is not a reliable source in any way shape or form. -- [[::User:AnmaFinotera|AnmaFinotera]] ([[::User talk:AnmaFinotera|talk]] · [[::Special:Contributions/AnmaFinotera|contribs]]) 14:50, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
"Escaflowne Compendium" is sanctioned by Bandai Entertainment and maintained by Egan Loo (a contributor to Anime News Network and Animerica, among others). It's reliable and meets WP:SPS.--Nohansen (talk) 15:23, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Fine. -- [[::User:AnmaFinotera|AnmaFinotera]] ([[::User talk:AnmaFinotera|talk]] · [[::Special:Contributions/AnmaFinotera|contribs]]) 15:28, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Justice prevails. -- Tsuzuki26 (talk) 02:20, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

To Do[edit]

Tasks needed to be completed before B review and GA run:

  • Complete rewrite of plot to provide fuller plot, covering series from start to finish instead of just a teaser style
  • Add reception section
  • Expand Drama CD section
  • Add light novel summaries, if possible, else consider dropping table all together
  • Add any remaining references needed
  • Copy edit

-- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 05:15, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Protoculture Addicts article[edit]

From PA 43: "Vision of Escaflowne: Overview".

There were also character summaries, mecha summaries, episode summaries, manga review, and a review of the 3 soundtrack CDs. If you want to use those as well, or just to check my transcription, you can consult the full issue: --Gwern (contribs) 18:21 18 March 2010 (GMT)

Downloaded, but I think technically posting the full issue like that may run afoul of WP:COPYRIGHT. I probably wouldn't keep it up too long. -- AnmaFinotera (talk · contribs) 18:28, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
I'm not too concerned. Ancient backissues like that are worth so little to PA that they're holding sales to try to get rid of them, and PA is like, 2 people. (Or that's the impression I get from reading the issues I have.) If they ever notice or care, I'll just take it down. --Gwern (contribs) 19:23 18 March 2010 (GMT)

Release date[edit]

If the anime was released in 1996, then why does it say that the manga was released in 1994? (talk) 23:10, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Because the manga was released at the same time the anime was in production? Easier/quicker to whip out manga than it is a full anime series... hence why the manga started coming out before the anime was released.Dave (talk) 18:51, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

US anime sales[edit]

Bandai Entertainment says the anime was one of their 5 top sellers ever (#1 being Cowboy Bebop). Quite a distinction. --Gwern (contribs) 22:49 3 January 2012 (GMT)