Animefringe Web Showcase for July 2001:
Site By Egan Loo
"If you haven't ever seen The Vision of Escaflowne, then you have no idea what you have been missing out on. Well, Escaflowne Compendium is by far the single most comprehensive resource about the characters and mecha of the planet Gaea I've ever seen. There is so much information presented it's almost like I'm being overloaded, but the easy to use layout is perfect for finding just that piece of info I never knew I wanted to know. Oh, and you can search as well. Best of all this site still keeps growing as it is updated with new information on a regular basis."
Steve would like to express his regrets for not being around this month to write something cool for this months web showcase but he did make the following comment when the site was chosen, "the site's cool."
"The Escaflowne Compendium is a truly admirable website. The amount of work that went into compiling the lists of characters, mecha, locations, and events, is truly remarkable. For those who are unfamiliar with the series, however, this site offers very little in the way of an introduction. But if you ever need to know where Beruberu was born, there's no better reference on the web. That's the main problem I have with sites like this… how often do you need to know little details like that? Add to that a lack of pictures, and you get a website that Escaflowne fans should be happy to know is there, but probably won't spend a lot of time looking at."
"The Escaflowne Compendium seems to take the mantle of the famous web Gundam and Transformers Encyclopedias. It is brimming with information (it even has a character index with the Japanese names!). The site is able to warehouse all of this information well, which is no small feat considering the sheer amount of data. It covers the manga, name references (vastly interesting to nerd like me!), software, and of course the anime. This is truly the one stop primer for Escaflowne."
"Although it has no eye-candy, this website is very informative. Unfortunately, as I am not an Escaflowne fan and have never even watched a single episode of the anime, I do not understand all of it. Nevertheless, it is very interesting and I now find that I want to watch the show."