The Vision of Escaflowne
A world is dying…. torn apart by a colossal war, the planet of Gaea is in turmoil. Civilizations have been wiped out, and more are ready to fall. But a girl could change all that. An ordinary girl, Hitomi finds herself suddenly transported to the mysterious planet Gaea, where the Earth hangs in the night sky. A planet filled with magic, strange technology, and legendary armor. She doesn’t know it yet, but her special abilities could be the key to save entire planet.
Concept rough of the manga versionAn early image of Guymelefs, drawn in February 1992, about four years before it premiered. It clearly showed the work's strong emphasis on fantasy at this stage.
Episode 20: "False Vows"
Hitomi was supposed to predict the marriage of Millerna and Dryden, but instead, the result was a prediction that Allen would be the right man for her. Not wanting to ruin her relationship with Allen, Hitomi lied about the prophecy. Still, the deception led to unexpected misfortune... Kawamori was in charge of the storyboard for episode 20, which featured the final scene in which Hitomi told Millerna that the fortune-telling result was a lie and presented herself to the enemy.
Series structure chart (overall)This chart was created on March 22, 1995. The vertical axis shows the number of episodes, and the horizontal axis shows the story, love/strategy, divination/vision, stage, battle mecha, and other elements. The initial plan was to have up to episode 27.