I am a huge fan of Escaflowne the anime series. This manga, unfortunately, has very little to do with the series, but it's still great! It goes in a completely different direction than the anime, which I think makes following both of them a bit confusing at times but overall a lot of fun. The art on Escaflowne and the other mechs is brilliant, although this is one of my first mangas so I must admit I'm not a particularly experienced reader. Still, it was very good and impressed me greatly!