Part 1 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s 4-part newbie-friendly rewatch of the quintessential ‘90s anime: Shoji Kawamori’s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! Join them for some production history, why Hitomi is great, and why the shounen manga version was super not. Oh, and no need for newcomers to worry about spoilers—none of us can remember a damn thing about the plot, either.
Recorded: Saturday 10th November 2018
Hosts: Dee, Caitlin, Vrai
0:01:01 Format and production notes
0:11:35 Histories with the series
0:31:59 Van, toxic masculinity, and survivor’s guilt
0:38:38 Allen, chivalry, and sexism
0:47:03 License and dubs
0:55:35 Final thoughts
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The 4th and final part of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s reach the end of Escaflowne! They talk about Dilandau’s trans-coding, how the coming-of-age shoujo isekai differs from modern wish-fulfillment isekai, and bid a final farewell to this big feels-fest of a series.
Part 2 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s newbie-friendly rewatch of 90s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! The team debates whether Allen is a trashbag (and how much), the show’s views on romance and female friendship, and how the sub compares to the dub.
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