December 22nd, 2016

12 Moments in Anime 2016, #4: The Dragon Rises Once More



There isn't much to say about Escaflowne at this point. It's one of the most beloved old anime in the US, and after having seen it four years ago, and multiple times since then, I can see why. FUNimation licensed the series some time ago, and only recently did they re-release it on Blu-Ray. Then it was announced that they were giving it an all-new English dub, with the deleted scenes dubbed and with better scripting. Happy as the fans were, myself included, there were some that liked the Ocean dub and others who weren't sure if FUNimation could pull it off. Thankfully, FUNi managed to pull through and give the characters the new life they so richly deserved!...with some exceptions (Why is Vic voicing Folken?!)

Also, DILANDAU DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HE'S NINE YEARS OLD ANYMORE!!! That alone is reason enough to celebrate!

Moment #4: FUNimation reviving Escaflowne and re-releasing it the way it deserved to be.