During Anime Expo 2009, Bandai Entertainment mentioned it once in passing which caught people by surprise and today they formally announced the Escaflowne movie is coming to Blu-ray this September:
Hitomi Kanzaki is tired of life. Depressed and despondent, she wishes that she could just fade away, to make the pain of living stop hurting. Her pain resonates with another on the world of Gaia, and when her wish is granted, she fi nds herself in a strange land. She is greeted as the legendary Wing Goddess, with the power to summon the legendary Escafl owne. Hitomi’s fate is intertwined with the brash young warrior king Van, who also feels that life has lost its meaning. Sworn to strike back at the Black Dragon Clan which destroyed his kingdom, he fi ghts to exist, and he exists to fi ght. The arrival of the Wing Goddess marks the fi nal turning point in Van’s battle, as she holds an entire world’s destiny in her heart. By summoning Escaflowne, the Wing Goddess will choose that path of Gaia’s future. But will it be salvation… or destruction?
Interactive Animated Menus / Doby TrueHD 5.1ch Japanese Audio / Dolby TrueHD 5.1ch English Audio / Optional English Subtitles
Cast and Staff Interviews / Bandai Trailers
Produced by legendary studio SUNRISE (CODE GEASS, GUNDAM 00, My Otome), Character designs by Nobuteru Yuuki (Record of Lodoss Wars, Toward the Terra), Music by Yoko Kano! (Wolf’s Rain, Ghost in the Shell: SAC, Cowboy Bebop), From the creative mind of Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus, Arjuna)
ESCAFLOWNE: THE MOVIE BD
Street Date: 09/01/2009
TRT: 120 min.
Rating: 13 +