Hitomi Kanzaki is a high school track star with an affinity for tarot readings and cute boys. But when a brash young man appears from a beam of light at her high school, Hitomi is spirited away to a myserious new world called Gaea.
There, she encounters a world embroiled in war. Soldiers in huge armored mechas, or “Guymelefs” wreak havoc around her as Van, a newly ordained king, attempts to protect his home city from the evil empire of Zaibach in his magnificent Guymelef, Escaflowne. On Gaea, Hitomi discovers a hidden ability that makes her an asset for Van and a target for Zaibach.
To save the world of Gaea and return to her own, Hitomi must unravel the mystery of her powers, Van’s past, and the powerful Escaflowne.