As stated before- The Vision of Escaflowne is not the most original piece of work in the world. It doesn't really matter, however (eventually everything's going to have been done before anyway, right?). Humor falls a little short too. The only real comic relief character wise is the Moleman (he is referred to as nothing else), the thief and pervert and Merle (Melulu), Van's ever faithful (and ever annoying) adopted cat-girl sister. Every once in awhile you'll catch Hitomi or Van with a funny face (such as in episode three, when Hitomi see's the Moleman and claims he is a thief. Van is so confused....). Unless you think Dilandau's face may possibly always be funny, that's about all for humor. But who cares? Escaflowne is extremely enjoyable to watch; there's never a dull moment.
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