Hitomi Kanzaki is a typical high school girl, with typical problems, but when a vision of a young man battling a dragon becomes a reality, her life changes forever.
Drawn into a strange vortex with the swordsman, Van, Hitomi is thrust into the strange world of Gaea. Van must learn to master the suit of armor, Escaflowne, before he and Hitomi are crushed by the ambitions of the Empire of Zaibach.
Van and Hitomi will encounter both allies and enemies in an effort to unlock the secrets within Escaflowne, and Hitomi�s heart, stirred by love and adventure, will, at times ache with sorrow. But why was she sent to this world? Her journey has just begun!
Hannah's comments: Excellent combination of fantasy and sci-fi! Dragons,old fashion things,wonderful created robots and the a mans big dream to have the power of a world or the universe. Sometimes the series reminds me of "Fushigi Yügi", but that's not bad at all! Background music sometimes is very bombastic and it makes me think of how music can be in church;powerful (but it was years ago I was in church). The series contains many types of characters and figures, which is fantastic, what an imagination the producers and the creator have had! Highly recommended for all anime-fantasy and anime-sci-fi fans!