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Postby Princess Asuka » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:12 pm

So, I recently finished watching this anime and I fell in love with it. Tomorrow I'm gonna watch the movie. My favorite characters are Hitomi and Van. I didn't really care for Allen. Also, I think that after Hitomi finished high school that she went back to Gaea to be with Van.
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Postby Zoop » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:38 am

That's an oldie, has been ages since i've seen it. Had to read a summery to make sure I actually saw it.
Might be worth watching again. Thanks for mentioning ;)

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Postby Blockio » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:22 pm

This is one of those shows that occasionally surfaces on my feed in form of someone telling me how good it is, only to then vanish for months on end. I really need to watch it at some point
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Postby pwhodges » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Yes, you do (I'm probably one of those people). Just be clear that the film is not a sequel, but (like the RahXephon film, but more so; or Eva NTE) is a retelling which amounts to a new story with different characters. In my view you can ignore it - though the ending is pretty!
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Postby The Killer of Heroes » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:42 am

The Escaflowne movie at least has some very gorgeous animation (Something the TV series wasn't exactly a slouch in to begin with), so I think its worth watching for that aspect at least.

The story itself just seems kind of underdeveloped. It is kind of interesting that it had some radically different takes on some of the core characters and concepts compared to the TV show but unfortunately they couldn't quite do them justice in like 90 minutes or whatever the runtime of the film was. It really makes me wish the movie had been a Gundam Unicorn-length OVA series or something instead.

Also, anyone who hasn't seen the original show should really rectify that. It's good stuff.

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Postby Reichu » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:16 am

I adore the series; it's one of my favorites. It definitely needed to be one cour longer, though. It started off perfectly paced and then at a certain point the whole show turned into this muddled mess that was rushing through its story far too quickly. The point of no return was probably the "Epistle" scene. Everything after that... thinking about it leaves me with this weird feeling that blends, like... nostalgia, helplessness, and ?decay?. There's probably a word for it in German, but not in English because English sucks at capturing super-specific feelings.

Saw the movie once a long time ago and hated it, but I might enjoy it more for what it is if I saw it again now.
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