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  • Vision of Escaflowne: Zaibach Empire of Gaia

    Zaibach Empire

    The Zaibach Empire was once a desolate kingdom on Gaia. The lands were barren and climate was harsh. The people who lived there faced hunger, sickness, and many invasions. That is until a scientist named Isaac arrived. He told them about science and developed their nation into a powerful state. Since they were technologically evolved, they surpassed many rival nations. Isaac became the Emporer of Zaibach and was called Dornkirk.

    The Zaibach Empire are attempting to control the world to create a new era of peace. The Zaibach military uses a Guymelef as a main fear tactic. These are giant robot type technology. They posses a stealth cloak and are great at surprise attacks.

    Members of Zaibach

    Dornkirk

    He is the leader of the Zaibach Empire. He is extremely old.

    Folken Lacour de Fanel

    A lead cams see if Zabach and follows Dornkirk’s direct orders. He is Vans older brother.

    Dilandau Albatou

    He is a young leader of the Dragon Slayers, Zaibachs Warriors. He has a short temper and mysterious past. He also has a rivalry with Van.

    The Dragon Slayers

    Warriors of Zaibach under Dilandau’s control. Main warriors: Chesta, Migel Labariel, Dallet, Gatti, and Guimel.

    Zongi

    Folken found this doppelgänger and convinced him to began to work for the Zaibach Empire.

    Naria and Eriya

    These twins were abandoned by their family. They were taken in by Folken and answer only to him.

    Jajuka

    He is loyal to Dilandau and also takes care of him.

    The Four Generals

    Adelphos Gein (Red Copper Army), Helio Eides (Bronze Army), Zodia Quu (Black Iron Army), Getin Gus (White Silver Army)

    Sorcerers

    Garufo, Foruma, Paruchi, Kuaru


  • Anime of the Week: The Vision of Escaflowne

    The Vision of Escaflowne

    The Vision of Escaflowne

    Main characters: Van, Hitomi, Allen, Merle
    Release date: April 2, 1996
    Episode count: 26


    Background: Escalfowne was originally an animated series consisting of 26 produced by Sunrise Studios. Kazuki Akane directed the series. The series ran from April 1996 to September 1996 on TV Tokyo. Two different mangas were adapted while the series was running on tv: a shonen and shojo version. Yumiko Tsukamoto, Hajime Yatate, and Shoji Kawamori novelized the series into six light novels. In 2000, an animated movie was adapted entitled Escaflowne.


    Plot: The series follows a girl from Earth, Hitomi, who finds her way to Gaea. Here an Empire called Zaibach is attempting to take over. She aids Van and Allen in a fight to save the planet. She finds out she is the key to stopping the Zaibach. Zaibach are also trying to revive an ancient power of Atlantis. The true history of Atlantis is about to be revealed.

    The Vision of Escaflowne

    Why I chose this: Escaflowne is a good anime not only because of the story but also due to the nice love triangle. I am a sucker for romance. The characters develop nicely and some have a few surprises as well. Of course the soundtrack is fantastic on the ears as well.