One "Escaflowne: DVD 8-Disc Box Set" includes collectible action figure (Limited Edition: only 10,000 sets produced) Brand New & Factory Sealed $155! Compare: Current lowest price on dvdpricesearch.net--$170 Amazon.com. Not in stock at any other e-tailer near my price. Starring: Kazuki Akane. Music by Yoko Kanno. Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) Format: Animated, Color, Box set Rated: Unrated Studio: Pioneer Video DVD Release Date: July 16, 2002 DVD Features: Includes the complete 26 episode uncut series on 8 discs (rated 13&up) Only 10,000 individually numbered sets created Includes an exclusive action figure Music videos Club Escaflowne featurette Number of discs: 8 Overview: this sprawling fantasy offers the ingredients of classic mecha, sword-and-sorcery, and magical girl adventures. After psychic teenager Hitomi has a vision of a man battling a dragon, Prince Van of Fanelia and a dragon materialize. He slays the monster and transports Hitomi to the mysterious world of Gaea. An odd mixture of advanced technology and medieval culture, Gaea has links to ancient Atlantis. A typical romantic triangle develops, involving Hitomi, diamond-in-the-rough Van, and ideal knight Allen Schezar. The saga attains a byzantine complexity when Zaibach emperor Dornkirk--who is actually Sir Isaac Newton, captures the trio. He's at work on a machine that will enable him to create alternate destinies for Gaea. At times the story by Hajime Yatate and Shoji Kawamori seems to be careening out of control, as Hitomi whines and the supporting characters appear, disappear, and undergo radical personality changes. The most serious flaw is the failure of any of the heroes to defeat the evil Dornkirk, who has dispatched murderous doppelgangers, conducted sadistic experiments on kidnapped children, and attempted to subjugate an entire planet. But the combination of teenage romance, fantastic robot-suits ("guymelefs"), elaborate battles, histrionic villains, and a world-threatening challenge has made the 26-episode series a favorite among otaku. A feature film, released theatrically in the U.S. in 2002, repeated much of the story. Rated 13 and up for animated violence. --Charles Solomon Video description Complete 26-episode series: 1. "Fateful Confession," 2. "The Girl from the Mystic Moon," 3. "The Gallant Swordsman," 4. "The Diabolical Adonis," 5. "Seal of the Brothers," 6. "Capitol of Intrigue," 7. "Unexpected Partings," 8. "The Day the Angel Flew," 9. "Memories of a Feather," 10. "The Blue-Eyed Prince," 11. "Prophecy of Death," 12. "The Secret Door," 13. "Red Destiny," 14. "Dangerous Wounds," 15. "Lost Paradise," 16. "The Guided Ones," 17. "The Edge of the World," 18. "The Gravity of Destiny," 19. "Operation Golden Rule of Love," 20. "False Vows," 21. "Reaction of Fortune," 22. "The Black-Winged Angel," 23. "Storm Premonition," 24. "Fateful Decision," 25. "Zone of Absolute Fortune," 26. "Eternal Love." From the Back Cover Hitomi Kanzaki is a typical high school girl, with typical high school problems. But when a vision of a young man battling a dragon becomes a reality, her life changes forever. Drawn into a strange vortex with the swordsman, van, Hitomi is thrust into the strange world of Gaea. Entangled in a struggle over life and death, Van must learn to master the suit of armor, Escaflowne. Chased by the Empire of Zaibach, Van and Hitomi will encounter both allies and enemies in an effort to unlock the secrets within Escaflowne. ------------------------------------------------------------------- One "Neon Genesis Evangelion - Perfect Collection" Brand New & Factory Sealed $115! Compare: Amazon.com price--$153 Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) Format: Animated, Color, Box set Rated: Unrated Studio: A.D. Vision DVD Release Date: April 9, 2002 DVD Features: Each DVD also includes special features such as scene selection, character bios, and more. Number of discs: 8 Overview: A benchmark series in the history of anime, Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most widely discussed in anime. It's not the first series to combine mecha (futuristic machines, especially robots) with theology and a character-driven story, but it does so exceptionally well. The designs of the robots by Ikuto Yamashita are strikingly original; the questions raised about the future of the human race stimulate viewers' imaginations and the characters show a depth of personality rare in anime. The story is set in 2015, 15 years after a cataclysmic explosion in Antarctica that caused the ice cap to melt, killing a large portion of the Earth's population. Although it was reported as a meteor impact, the explosion was caused by human interaction with Adam, the first of a series of powerful, sentient creatures known as "Angels" to appear on Earth. To defend against their depredations, humans rely on NERV, a secret agency dedicated to destroying the Angels with their gargantuan robot suits called Evas. Only teenagers with special psychic powers can pilot the Evas, and the best pilot is the repressed 14-year-old Shinji Ikari, who is a more interesting, believable character than standard mecha pilots. The two final chapters of the Evangelion series (which originally ran in 1995-96) are highly philosophical ruminations that satisfied neither Anno nor the viewers. The episodes were remade as the theatrical features; however, only the original 26 episodes appear in this set. Not rated; suitable for ages 14 and up: Brief nudity, violence, sexual humor, and complex adult themes. --Charles Solomon amazon.com Video description 1. Angel Attack 2. Unfamiliar Ceiling 3. The Phone That Never Rings 4. Rain, Escape, and Afterwards 5. Rei, Beyond Her Heart 6. Showdown in Tokyo-3 7. The Human Creation 8. Asuka Strikes! 9. With One Accord In A Flash 10. Magma Diver 11. In The Still Darkness 12. The Value Of A Miracle Is... 13. Angel Invasion 14. SEELE, Throne Of Souls 15. Lies And Silence 16. Sickness Unto Death, And... 17. The 4th Child 18. The Judgment Of Life 19. A Man's Fight 20. Form Of The Mind, Form Of Man 21. The Birth Of NERV 22. At Least, Be Humane 23. Tear 24. The Final Messenger 25. The End Of The World 26. The Beast That Shouted "I" At The Heart Of The World ------------------------------------------------------------------ Accepts Paypal and Money Orders. Sorry no personal checks. Shipping&Handling: $6 per set. Purchase both sets and I'll combine into 1 shipment and waive shipping fees! Ebay feedback: kvitlim (142 ) Member since March '99 Feel free to email me with questions: [email protected] About Paypal Merchant--[email protected]: To protect your security, PayPal offers information on the status of this member. *Seller Reputation: (64) Verified Buyers *Account Status: Verified *Account Type: Premier *Account Creation Date: December 1999 *PayPal Member For: 3 years 7 months Two wonderful and extremely popular series here, packaged in beautiful collector's boxes; you'll really be hooked once you get into the story and listen to the superbly composed music scores. You'll be an addicted fan in no time, I promise.