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

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Poster for the series.

Status: Partially Lost

In August 2000, Fox Kids began broadcasting the anime series, The Vision of Escaflowne, in the United States. Produced by Haim Saban (Known for their brutal re-editing of shows for television), these dubbed episodes were heavily edited to remove footage, given new "flashback" sequences to remind the audience of the events that just occurred. And to heavily downplay the role of Hitomi 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." Due to "low ratings," this edited version of the series was cancelled only after nine episodes premiered. Fox explained that they edited to meet their own target audience, to comply with broadcast standards, and to fit the allowed timeslot.

YTV, a Canadian television channel, later acquired Fox's dubbed version of Escaflowne for broadcast. Following Fox's planned broadcast schedule, they premiered the series on September 11th, 2000, with the second episode. YTV aired all of the episodes Fox Kids dubbed, concluding with the series true first episode in February 2001. 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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