So, I got around to watching the first four episodes of Escaflowne today, as I found a used copy of the tape for four dollars. Very first thoughts? "Wow, this series screams Final Fantasy." Seriously, I was seized by the urge to go start a new game in FF3 ^^ Anyway, this is not a bad thing, as I love Final Fantasy ^^ Anyway, on the the characters.
Hitomi - I think I'm going to like her. She has yet to be truly ditzy, and seems pretty cool.
Van - Has done a few stupid things so far, but seems like the type of character who is going to improve. Also, sword = cool. And I can recognize Seki Tomokazu's voice from a mile off now, not that it's important.
Allen - Definately a favorite so far. Good-looking, cool, and has that Tomoyo ability to make up something believable on the spot.
Dilandau - The word that comes to mind is 'crazy'. Really crazy. I have yet to decide whether this is a good crazy or a bad crazy, or just a crazy crazy. Makes me think a bit of Fuji, and a bit of Sephiroth.
Everyone else, I have yet to form an opinion on. Check back when I've seen more...granted I can find