I've had the Escaflowne movie on my hard drive for about a couple of years now, so I decided to watch it whilst doing Uni work a few days ago. I rather enjoyed it, so being the fan of alternate continuities that I am, I decided to try watching the TV series. I was not
expecting to be on episode 22 after 3 days. I was fully expecting to have got to episode 7 and lost interest; but I find myself completely engrossed in the back story and plot. Mind you, the dub has a bit of redundancy problem, although it has a certain charm to it (and it's way
better than the X:1999 dub). Also, Van as a kid is cute as a button, which is problematic seeing as these flashbacks tend to happen during moments of dire peril.
I've also been working my way through the first FMA series again and it's still awesome (and I'm still not seeing the major angst here people). Although an exchange in episode 15 is now unintentionally hilarious:
Al: "Brother, what are we going to do now?"
Ed: "I don't know Al, lets just get some distance from that guy with the glasses."
I'm a fan of the That Guy With The Glasses site and ended up having to pause the video to get rid of the resulting mental image.
And whilst we're on the subject, why is it that FMA is reading more and more like one of Rusty's Doctor Who finales? The similarities are so striking it's borderline hilarious.( Spoilers for FMA and a bit of a science rant )