* AnimeFirst: The TV show preceded both the manga series and the movie.
* {{Main/Blooper}}: If you watch the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMgTVuEZoJc finale]], it does not matter if it is the original Japanese or the English dub, but you will notice that there is a mistake in terms of sequential order. [[spoiler:The part at around 17:45-18:09, where Hitomi tells some classmates that she has given up on fortune-telling, is placed at the wrong part of the episode's timeline; it ''should'' have been placed somewhere and some time after she goes back to her world - just before she sees that telepathic vision of Van in the end]]. It is a technical error on the Japanese animators and production team's part.
** On the Latin-American side, for some strange, unknown reason, the scene were [[spoiler: Dilandau's about to be probed by the Sorcerers]] never got dubbed in Latin-American Spanish. It stayed in Japanese. I tried looking for a copy of it where it was dubbed, but it seems its like this in every single Latin-American dubbed copy of episode 16, old or new. Whether this actually got fixed or not remains unknown.
* DeletedScene: When the series was first aired in Japan, Sunrise made too much animated content for the show's earlier episodes to fit in it's TV time slot. As a result, some scenes having nothing to do with the advancement in the show's plot had to be cut for time. The deleted scenes were restored in Japanese video releases. Said deleted scenes have not made it to the US [=DVDs=], even in the 2009 re-release for some reason, so NoExportForYou. Strangely enough, the only country that managed to dub those scenes was Italy, so again, NoExportForYou unless you speak Italian.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During its time on FOX, they somehow manage to get away with a butt naked guy on screen (the type of nudity allowed on TheSimpsons) on Saturday morning. It's a wonder that no MoralGuardian popped a gasket over this.
** But in the end, it didn't even matter, as FOX still pulled the plug on it anyway.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Using TheOceanGroup, it's bound that' you'll hear voice actors from various anime like ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' to name a few:
** [[Creator/KirbyMorrow Van]] and [[Creator/KellySheridan Hitomi]] are [[Manga/InuYasha Miroku and Sango]], and are in a [[RelationshipVoiceActor Voice Acting Relationship]].
*** Hitomi also went on to become the official voice of [[{{Franchise/Barbie}} a certain plastic fashion doll]] who has had a very lucrative film career...
** [[Creator/BrianDrummond Allen]] is [[Anime/MonsterRancher Tiger]]; as well as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Andrew Waldfeld]], making him well suited for piloting mecha.
** [[Creator/PaulDobson Folken]] is [[Anime/TransformersArmada Sideways]] and [[Manga/InuYasha Naraku]].
** [[Creator/AndrewFrancis Dilandau]] is [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}} Iceman]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Azrael]], and [[Anime/MonsterRancher Genki]]. And for the bronies, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Shining Armour and Braeburn]] (Man, I still cannot get over that).
** Emperor Dornkirk is [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rhinox]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Cranky Doodle Donkey.]]
** The Moleman is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Krillin]] and [[Manga/InuYasha Hachi]].
** [[Creator/ScottMcNeil Jajuka]] is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Piccolo]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo Maxwell]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Hohenheim]], [[Manga/InuYasha Koga]], [[Anime/MonsterRancher Suezo]], and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Chief Thunderhooves]].
** [[JanyseJaud Naria]] is [[Manga/InuYasha Kagura]], [[Anime/MonsterRancher Pixie]], and [[Anime/MonsterRancher Mocchi]].
** The Main Character Seiyuu in ''Escaflowne'' have appeared in various ''Gundam'' Series;
*** [[Creator/TomokazuSeki Van's]] [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Hand Burns with an awesome power!]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED and is also a total Dilandau expy... who would have guessed?]]
*** [[Creator/ShinichiroMiki Allen]] is [[FanNickname Stupid Sexy]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon!]]
*** [[Creator/MaayaSakamoto Hitomi]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny a bad shot.]]
** [[Creator/MaayaSakamoto Hitomi]], of the original Japanese dub, also went on to sing on the soundtrack of and to voice the character Reika in [[RahXephon another Mecha/romance series]], which is said to have some influences from ''Escaflowne'', among many other anime shows.
** Japanese![[Creator/IkueOtani Merle]] is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] (not to mention [[Anime/OnePiece Chopper.]])
** Dilandau[[spoiler:Serena]] is [[MinamiTakayama Conan Edogawa.]] (not to mention [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Nabiki Tendô]] and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Daring Do]])
** German dub:
*** Hitomi is [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Mami Tomoe]], [[KOn Yui Hirasawa]], [[CaseClosed Ayumi Yoshida]], and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle.]]
*** Van is [[FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]].
*** Allen is ''Anime/LupinIII'''s titular character.
*** Dilandau is [[Manga/DragonBall Bulma]], [[Anime/YuGiOh Ishizu Ishtar]], [[DigimonTamers Rika's mom]], and [[MichikoandHatchin Michiko]].
*** Millerna is [[KOn Sawako]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon Levy]], [[CowboyBebop Faye Valentine]], [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C.]], and [[{{Manga/Bleach}} Rukia Kuchiki]].
*** Folken is [[PandoraHearts Jack Vessalius]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Optimus Prime]].
*** Merle is [[GhostInTheShell Motoko "The Major" Kusanagi]].
*** Miguel is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]].
*** Chesta is [[Manga/DeathNote L]], [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Touya Kinomoto]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Envy]], [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Kurz Weber]], and [[Manga/BlackButler Grell Sutcliff]].
*** Kio is...[[DigimonTamers Renamon]].
*** Yukari is [[DigimonAdventure TK]], [[CowboyBebop Ed]], [[LoveHina Mutsumi]], [[FinalFantasyVII Yuffie]], and [[{{Manga/Bleach}} Orihime]].
** Latin-American dub:
*** Hitomi is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Maya Ibuki]].
*** Dilandau is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] [[note]]Same with the Spain dub, though Dilandau's Spaniard Spanish dub actor only did him the Escaflowne movie, not the show. He got to do Shinji in all of Evangelion's Spaniard Spanish dubs though.[[/note]], [[{{Hamtaro}} Oxnard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]], [[DigimonAdventure Joe Kido]], and [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter]].
* PlayingAgainstType: MinamiTakayama is well known for playing either grown women or [[CheerfulChild cheerful]] [[KidHero kid heroes]], so fans were absolutely FLOORED when they found she voices the AxCrazy PyroManiac psycopath Dilandau, and does a GREAT job of doing it, too!
* Creator/ScottMcNeil: For the English dub, he voices [[TalkingToHimself multiple characters]] in the show; one of them is Jajuka. He also did King Aston and the geckos who kidnapped Hitomi, just to name a few.
* Creator/MaayaSakamoto: She voiced Hitomi ''and'' sang the songs. She initially was hired only to do the former, but then YokoKanno said she could do both. And for more bonus, Hitomi was her ''breaking'' role as a voice actress.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Fox Kids tried to sell the dub as a kids show without realizing it delved into some fairly mature stuff in the latter half of the show. They quickly shelved it and tried to forget about it. Meanwhile up in Canada, YTV realized its true nature early on and began airing it during primetime hours.
* TheOtherDarrin: For some reason, Van's German dub voice actor, Bjorn Schalla, didn't reprise his role in the movie, and was replaced by Robin Kahnmeyer.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Has only appeared in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Compact 3]]'' so far. Notably, it holds the venerable honor of being the ''only'' show to appear in the series not to be featured on a cover art.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** ''Escaflowne'' was originally going to be directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa. Yes, ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam that]]'' [[Manga/GiantRobo Yasuhiro]] [[Anime/ShinMazinger Imagawa]]. We can't exactly say for sure if this would have been bad or ''fucking awesome'', but it certainly would ''not'' be the show we have today.
** Not only that, but it originally supposed to be a WorldWarI-styled spinoff of ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' called [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/macross/aircavalry/index.htm Air Cavalry Chronicles]] before the creators decided to change it to a fantasy shōjo series. The only things that remained were the concept of transforming mecha, the name of the opposing kingdoms (Fanelia and Zaibach) and of course, the love triangle.
** To quote series co creator, Shoji Kawamori: "if Macross was robotic mecha and love songs, why not a story about robotic mecha and divining powers?"
** Another example: Fans of the show wanted this series to air on Creator/CartoonNetwork so it would be given a proper treatment on {{Toonami}} (this was before Creator/AdultSwim came into existence, which thankfully aired TheMovie uncut). Instead, Bandai gave the license to Saban, where it was [[{{Macekre}} horribly butchered]] and [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancelled]] after less than ten episodes. Imagine what the show would have been like had it aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork...
** It was also originally planned to have a plot spanning 39 episodes. Due to budget constraints, the story was carefully compressed into two-thirds of that length in order to retain its subplots and characters (which were at risk of being cut for time). This is why the story moves at such a brisk pace compared to many other animes (both before and since) and yet feels very carefully plotted. While nothing was really changed story-wise, however, who knows how the story would have ''felt'' to -- and been received by -- audiences, had the creators the necessary budget on-hand.
* Music/YokoKanno: The musical score.
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