We’re back with Part 3 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s four-part rewatch of Shoji Kawamori’s Escaflowne! With dream ghosts, cat twins, and literal fanfic machines, it’s the show’s wildest stretch to date—and that is saying something.
Recorded: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Hosts: Dee, Caitlin, Vrai
0:01:42 You Will (Not) Remember
0:07:07 Twincest and portrayals of race
0:12:55 Folken kinda sucks
0:16:17 Allen’s dad really sucks
0:17:34 Millerna’s desire vs duty
0:20:58 Dryden > Allen
0:28:22 Van and PTSD
0:31:21 Escaflowne on Fox Kids
0:32:36 The power of positive thinking
0:43:20 Van, Dilandau, and toxic masculinity
0:49:24 Manga Dilandau
0:52:09 Van and Hitomi’s dreams
0:53:50 Allen’s father complex
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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 1 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s 4-part newbie-friendly rewatch of the quintessential ‘90s anime: Shoji Kawamori’s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! No need for newcomers to worry about spoilers—none of us can remember a damn thing about the plot, either.
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