The Vision of Escaflowne (天空のエスカフローネ: Tenkuu no Escaflowne, lit. Escaflowne of the Heavens) is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, and the final episode aired on September 24, 1996.
The series follows a teenage high school girl named Hitomi, who finds herself pulled from Earth to the planet Gaea when a boy named Van appears on the high school track while battling a dragon. In Gaea, she is caught in the middle of a war as the Zaibach Empire attempts to take over Gaea. Van (King of Fanelia), with aid from Allen (an Asturian Knight), commands his mystical mech Escaflowne in the struggle to stop the Zaibach Empire. Hitomi’s fortune telling powers blossom in Gaea as she becomes the key to awakening Escaflowne and to stopping Zaibach’s plans.