The Vision of Escaflowne (partially lost Fox Kids dub of anime; 2000-2001)

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Poster for the series.

Status: Partially Lost

The Vision of Escaflowne is an anime that aired in Japan in 1996. The series follows Hitomi Kanzaki as she is transported to the world of Gaea which is embroiled in conflict as she seeks to find the true nature of Gaea. The series was dubbed into English by Bandai Entertainment but was aired on Fox Kids in August of 2000 where it was heavily edited in favor of a younger demographic. Only nine episodes aired on Fox Kids and were pulled due to low viewership. The Canadian television channel YTV later acquired the rights of edited Fox Kid's version for Escaflowne and aired all twenty-three episodes edited by Fox from September 11th, 2000 until February 2001. While most of the episodes can be found online, portions of episodes sixteen and twenty-two have segments missing.

Edits made

The Vision of Escaflowne first aired in English on Fox Kid. While it was dubbed by Bandi Entertainment and not censored, significant edits were made in order for it to be more kid for broadcast on Fox Kids. In order to make Escaflowne, more kid-friendly producer Haim Saban (Known for their brutal re-editing of shows for television) was brought on. Of the numerous changes made, the overall series was condensed down from twenty-six episodes to twenty-three, characters were given new "flashback" sequences to remind the audience of the events that just occurred. The role of Hitomi Kanzaki was heavily downplayed in the series; the first episode of the edit skipped airing on Fox Kids in favor of, "The Girl From the Mystic Moon." and the series soundtrack that was produced by Yoko Kanno was partially replaced with more techno themes; as well as a new intro being produced by Zur replacing, "Yakusoku wa Iranai." Fox explained that they edited to meet their own target audience, to comply with broadcast standards, and to fit the allowed timeslot.


  • Kelly Sheridan as Hitomi Kanzaki
  • Kirby Morrow as Van Fanel
  • Brian Drummond as Allen Schezar
  • Paul Dobson as Folken Fanel
  • Andrew Francis as Dilandau Albatou
  • Richard Newman as Emperor Dornkirk
  • Venus Trezo as Millerna Aston
  • Don Brown as Balgus Ganesha
  • Jocelyne Loewen as Merle
  • Nicole Oliver and Janyse Jaud as Eriya and Nariya
  • Scott McNiel as Jajuka
  • Ellen Kennedy as Eries Aston
  • Michael Dobson as Dryden Fassa
  • Alex Doduck as Prince Chid



Bandai began releasing the dubbed version to VHS in 2000. Only after four initial volumes of the series had been released, Bandai discontinued the releases in February 2001. This dub contains the exact same actors as the Ocean Dub, but with this version of the script being edited to be more suited towards a younger demographic.

In the end, the 26 episodes of the original version were crammed into 23 episodes of the Saban version. This lead to the episodes, "Memories of a Feather", "The Gravity of Destiny", and "False Vows" being omitted from the Saban version and edited into other episodes.

Most of the episodes of the edit have surfaced on YouTube and can be viewed below.

Episode List

# Episode Title Status
01 Fateful Confession Found
02 The Girl From The Mystic Moon Found
03 The Gallant Swordsman Found
04 The Diabolical Adonis Found
05 Seal Of The Brothers (1 | 2 | 3) Found
06 City Of Intrigue Found
07 Unexpected Partings Found
08 The Day The Angel Flew Found
09 The Blue-Eyed Prince Found
10 Prophecy Of Doom (1 | 2) | 3) Found
11 The Secret Door Found
12 Red Destiny Found
13 Dangerous Wounds Found
14 Lost Paradise Found
15 The Guided Ones Found
16 The Edge Of The World Partially Lost
17 Operation Golden Rule Of Love Found
18 Reaction Of Fortune Found
19 The Black Winged Angel Found
20 Storm Premonition Found
21 Fateful Decision Found
22 Zone Of Absolute Fortune Partially Found
23 Eternal Love Found


Opening for the Fox Kids dub of The Vision of Escaflowne.

A Fox Kid's promo which has The Vision of Escaflowne.

A promo for The Vision of Escaflowne.

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