The Vision of Escaflowne (天空のエスカフローネ, Tenkū no Esukafurōne) is a Japanese anime series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered on TV Tokyo in Japan from April 2 to September 24, 1996 and currently licensed by Funimation.
A young high school girl named Hitomi Kanzaki, finds herself transported 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 for world domination. 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.