Escaflowne was one of the first animes I ever saw
all the way through, second only after Fushigi
Yuugi. I absolutely loved all of the characters
and the story line (I'm such a medieval fanatic),
and the musical score is still by far my
favourite out of all the animes I've seen.
As much as I love Allen, Van would probably rate
as my most favourite character. He grows so much
throughout the series, and by the end I really
admired him. While my dreamcel would be
practically any TV Van with wings, I can only
afford to settle with one from the movie instead.
I'm not complaining though, not one bit. I
abolutely love the one cel I have, and it didn't
cost me an arm and a leg.
I had to pass up the one major scene I'm really
looking for on yahoo japan 2 weeks ago, a cel of
Hitomi clutching to Van's arm from the final
episode, when she tells him he doesn't have to
fight for her. Sigh...it went so cheap too. ^_^;;