Let me just start by saying that Escaflowne (Visions of Escaflowne) is not your typical anime TV series. If you have not yet seen the original uncut version and are only watching the FOX version, you are really missing out. This series has drama, incredible action sequences, and the music that will pull you completely into the story. Oh yes, and the animation is better than most other TV series, especially during the mecha battle sequences. The characters are extremely interesting, and they seem to display emotion and react as real people would in their various situations. This series is also very deep and sometimes may seem a little confusing to you. The plot has many secrets and surprises in store for you. However, trust me, no matter how confusing the series may get, everything will come together in the end. This is the second DVD release for Escaflowne which will continue the excellent story, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. This is the original uncut version with all of the video and music in its right place. And it's on DVD, which means that it will last you a lifetime, and you will get to see the crisp animation as it is meant to be seen with sharpness that only DVD can display. If there has ever been a reason to buy a DVD player, this series is it. I would reccommend Escaflowne to any anime fan, and especially fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam Wing, or other mecha series. I think that fans of those series will love the medievel spin put on the mecha in the Escaflowne series. So, do yourselves a favor and make sure that you have some money reserved for this DVD when it is released.