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What do you think about Escaflowne?

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What do you think about Escaflowne?
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MC a slut

A SLUT!
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>>138654033
can;t deny
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what the hell is an escaflowne
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>>138653984
Love it. I first saw it as a saturday morning cartoon and then it was the first anime I bought. Me and my sister rewatch it every year.
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Loved it. Same director as Birdy the Mighty, which is my favorite anime.
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>>138654088
BIG
ROBOT
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>>138653984

Really great show, shame about it getting cut down from 39 episodes due to budgeting reasons. If only more modern mecha series could have a fraction of it's dignity and understanding of how to pace things, especially when you get blindsided like Kazuki Akane did. Also dat soundtrack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORbnPOKOSKQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73oUDTXfCUU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSlNHi6wgQQ&list=PLB4561845CE536EDF&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgdNSXx5w5I&list=PLB4561845CE536EDF&index=7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzhG01OkBPo&index=9&list=PLB4561845CE536EDF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ig4M4hFUrY&index=12&list=PLB4561845CE536EDF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejyBcX_gUNQ

Anime soundtracks don't really sound like this anymore and probably never will again, but then again when people just demand more Sawano and Kajiura all the time it's no surprise. There was once a time though when that was just kind of what anime soundtracks sounded like though.
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anime needs more knight mechs
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>>138654122

Anime needs more good mecha series that show some imagination and aren't just using it as a template for marketing something else
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>>138654122

At least Five Star Stories is back, but the odds of that ever getting another anime are slim to none.
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>>138653984

Best love story ever told.

I'm being completely honest here.
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>>138654216
>Five Star Stories is back

Say Whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
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>>138654117
>Kanno and Mizoguchi collaboration
>There was once a time though when that was just kind of what anime soundtracks sounded like though.
Not really, no. But you knew that already, didn't you?

>>138654237
You're either a few months late or a few years late, depending on whether you thought the big hiatus was still going.
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>>138653984
Pros:
>Some of the best art direction and animation in anime
>Classic score
>Very good pacing
>Guymelefs

Cons:
>Shits itself near the end
>Most of the characters aren't very interesting (except for based Folken)
>VAN SAMA VAN SAMA VAN SAMA

Really good show overall, but I don't think it's classic-tier.
>>138654117
>hating on Kajiura

Sure her stuff sounds samey now, but Kara no Kyoukai's score is easily up there with the best.
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>>138654096
I fell asleep during the title sequence and woke up toward the end when they were having a talk about something something "I didn't want to be alone". I was like "This sounds incredible!" but I never got to watch it again because this was the days before torrents and limewire and napster and all that; it was on some late-night premium cable channel.
I tried to explain what I knew about it to someone but I sounded like when grandma tries to tell a joke and keeps going back to tell the parts she forgot to tell
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>>138653984
The first two thirds are great.
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Esca, Flowne.
Esca, Flowne.
Escaflowne, Escaflowne.

Goddammit Fox Kids.
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>>138653984
It's pretty good for robot shit.
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>>138654587
Heh, yeah. I remember I watched a a good portion of the first episodes on the tv. I was lucky enough to start on episode 1 and the watched the rest in order. But then when I really got into anime I was trying to remember what the name of Escaflowne was but for some odd reason I remembered the name as "Flownase" and delayed me from buying it for the longest time. I was just lucky to find the box set somewhere and whent "holyshit, this is that anime with mechs with swords on the moon" and instantly bought it.
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>>138653984
Used to watch it on VHS and on TV. I'm a little upset that to this day I never finished it.

To this day, still probably among my top Kanno OSTs.
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>>138654861
F O X
B O X
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One of the essential series of the 90s.
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>>138653984
noses
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>>138654122
I thought so too but then Nobunaga the Fool happened
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>>138656290
they could poke your eye out
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>>138653984
I enjoyed the TV series, I still haven't seen the movie though
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WHY DOES SHE LOOK SO BIG
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>>138657507
for you
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>>138654117
Honestly, my favorite Kanno soundtrack.

>>138653984
One of my favorite anime. And by far my most watched. I wish we could get fantasy worlds as inventive and as well thought out s Gaea.
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>>138654535
you forgot
Cons:
>Reuse of scenes during the battles

Other than that, it still holds up, 7/10, would reccomend
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>>138653984

Need more of it.
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>>138654122
Xenoblade Chronicles X anime would be pretty cool, maybe finish up the plot instead of leaving us with the fucking stupid cliffhangers in the game that will never be resolved.
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>>138653984

First episode is literally the worst episode of any anime ever but by the time they reach Freid (episode 7 or 8) I was more hooked than I have ever been hooked by anything ever.

Great world, great characters. I find the ending sad, though.
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>>138657910
>First episode is literally the worst episode of any anime ever
You're either new as fuck, plain retarded or both.
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>>138653984
It clears my sinuses. Oh, wait, that's Flownase. Sorry, it's shit.
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>>138653984
Pretty good overall, but not without some issues. I recall hearing that it was originally planned to be 3 cours but got cut down to 2 during production, which would account for things getting a bit iffy later on.
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>>138658348
That is correct, although they did do the story and plot advancement the way that they wanted. All that reducing it to 2 cours did was make them fill each episode with more content. Also, the 4 generals of Zaibach were meant to have larger roles, and there was supposed to be some fighting in Asturia towards the end.
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>>138654099
I try to forget that there are Birdy fans.
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>>138658423
I think there was also supposed to be more development of Merle's character involved too.
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>>138653984
Masterpiese.
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>>138658348
>it was originally planned to be 3 cours but got cut down to 2 during production
Before production.
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>>138658509
Really? It felt like the pacing drastically changed during the series, which generally indicates on-the-fly changes. I suppose it's possible that they decided to re-do planning on just the latter part rather than everything, but it seems unlikely to me.
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>>138658769
It's not so much the pacing but the focus shifting completely after the escape from Zaibach up to episode 23 which is the only episode being truly rushed and by far the weakest of the show.
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Man it's weird to think how this was the anime that ushered in Sakamoto Maya as the bright new upcoming seiyuu star, and now she's doing old hag voices.
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>>138660304
>old hag voices
u wot m8?
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>>138660339
This KA KA is 600 years old.
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>>138653984
Have to rewatch it. Only saw this as a kid on german television. I only remember that I loved Dax Riders as OP.
>Sharing this moment with people, around me, AROUND ME!
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>>138660536
But in every way except the way she talks, a little girl.
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Good premise, shitty result.
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>>138653984
The show that got me into anime, and still one of my favorites. I had the VHS box set.
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>>138660339
>Shiki
>old hag

lawl
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>>138662601
Nino-san isn't exactly an old hag either.
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Nobody will try to make a show like it ever again.
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It's good.

>>138654535
>VAN SAMA VAN SAMA VAN SAMA

It's weird, she is exactly the type of character I hate. And I did hate her at the beginning. But in the end I started to like her for some reason.
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KIMI WO KIMI WO
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>>138664207

AISHITERU
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>>138654096
I think I saw one of the first episodes of Escaflowne years ago on TV but had absolutely no clue what the fuck was going on. There was a lot of rain, it was fairly detailed looking for animation, a guy was fighting a dragon and killed it for a gem or something.

I bought/watched Escaflowne when I was in high school and so far it's the only show I've seen that seems close enough to fit the description of what I saw as a kid.
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Worst girl gets best guy.
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>>138657910
Cutting out the first episode is what kicked off the Fox Kids version butchering the series. It was basically the same thing they did to Firefly.
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>>138654099
You disgust me.
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>>138653984
Overrated garbage with terrible characters, ridiculous asspulls, and a bangin' sweet OST that didn't deserve to be associated with shit like this.
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>>138654216
Gothicmade probabl killed Nagano's career in anime
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>>138665044
It's pretty cool though.
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>>138653984
Pretty great. Still watch it every other year.
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>>138653984
Liked the first half. Second half was Hitomi being dragged by the feet from event to event and Dunkirk's retarded plan being utterly retarded.
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>>138654535

>hating Merle

shut up anon, shut up and go away
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>date anime fangirl
>try to show her Escaflowne, one of my top 5 chinese cartoons
>she thinks the first episode is "too shoujo" and won't watch any more
>the next episode has invisible mecha slaughtering knights but she won't even turn it on

bitch
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>>138660536

>Sakamoto's in that piece of shit harem quipfest

well hell, now I might actually have to watch it
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>>138663497

>GERGORIAN CHANTING INTENSIFIES

And no, they won't. It's a shame.
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>>138658433
>>138664950

Get taste, niggers.
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>>138665044
My thoughts exactly
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>>138667182

I'm confused. When did /a/ start hating Birdie?
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>>138667593
Normalfags perhaps?
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>>138653984
That I really liked it and stayed up until late to see it on the TV. And now that I see anything about it I can't believe I put up with those noses.
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>>138663497
>tfw their ghosts went on on protecting Dilandau.
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>>138669879
>tfw I don't care about the brainwashing, I wanted Dilandau dead
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>>138663497
Fucking love those analog guymelef mechanics. I wish more mech was designed this way.
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>>138653984
Pretty good. Cool as fuck mecha designs, I love how bulky they look.
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>>138669879
>tfw Dilandau was a grill
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>>138666089
Folkens catgirls were better.
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>>138666089
>nothing but annoying
>adds nothing to the plot
Completely useless and a shit. You could literally take her out of the anime and nothing would change.
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>>138665044
>and a bangin' sweet OST
ha, reminds me of those laserdisc/dvd extras
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>>138655150
Didn't record of lodoss war have a short run on toonami or i think the toonami site?
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>>138653984
Greatest anime of a generation
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