Vision of Escaflowne is the main feature for this issue. The writer of this feature, Egan Loo, is the Senior Editor at Anime News Network.
Escaflowne was first box set I purchased as an anime collector rather than casual viewer. The set was released on my birthday in 2002. The set came in two boxes, one for the 8 disc DVD and one that contained the Black Guymelef figure.
Very interesting to find out that Escaflowne was on the drawing board for so long and had several directors trying to figure out the right story. It was originally planned for 39 episodes but got cut to 26 when it eventually got green into production. Instead of cutting the story, the creators decided to tell more story per episode to keep all the story plots in place. You really need to read this article if you love Escaflowne. There is a great chart showing you the differences in the TV series, the two manga series and the movie.
Egan Loo also had an site called The Vision Of Escaflowne Compendium. The site is long gone, but you can visit the site through Archive.org’s Wayback Machine.
ADS!!! I love ads. I made ads for years when I was at FUNimation. The DBZ Gatorade ad is the most creative in my opinion. Rurouni Band-Aids get the clever award.
I saw the Escaflowne movie during its theatrical run. Still to this day, my favorite theater experience was Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust.
This is the lamest Lions, Tigers and Bears homage.
Scott McNeil – One of the most popular voice actors of the later 90s and 2000s. I wonder how many anime cons he has been a guest for. Did You Know? Scott McNeil was on The Highlander TV Series and The Commish? You should check out his impressive IMDB page.
More entries in “Anime That Time Forgot”
Ruin Explorers and Sakura Diaries.
Parallel Dual! Trouble Adventure. From the creators of Tenchi Muyo! Now with robots! ROBOTS!
Great Animerica Spotlight on Outlaw Star.
This meme sums up my feelings on the series.
Ad for Magic Knight Rayearth 2
Here’s a review for Lost Universe or “Slayers In Space”
The imagery looks interesting but no one talks nostalgic about Key The Metal Idol
Remember when JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures attempt to be an anime was the obscure OVA series?
Here’s your anime convention and TV listings for Fall 2000. Anime was on 14 channels.
I just want to say that you are one of the good guys of the culture. Your stuff brings me back to a time when Anime conventions were more personable. I became and Otaku during the early 90’s with all the Streamline pictures, Viz Video, and of course A.D.V releases. All of this should not be lost in time, and I am glad that you are preserving them. I used to collect Animerica magazines and Protoculture Addicts magazines back in the day. Unfortunately I was a victim of the ’07/’08 recession, I couldn’t make the payment for the storage space that I had all my stuff in. I had all my magazines, anime figures, and anime soundtrack/J-Pop CD’s that I collected in cons up to that point. They were all gone and auctioned off. I am so happy to fall upon your website. I can go back in time to an earlier more happy place. Please keep up the good work!
Lance Heiskell says
Thanks Ian. I’ve slowed down since I work from home and had a kid. The site will pick up on posts soon enough.