Hitomi Kanzaki
Age 15
Birthday December 9
Father Mr. Kanzaki
Mother Mrs. Kanzaki

Yuri Kanzaki (Grandmother)

Siblings Younger brother
Issues None
Love Interest Amano Susumu

Allen Schezar
Van Fanel

Affiliations Earth
Kingdom None
Height 5'3
Weight 97 lbs
First Appearance Fateful Confession
Voice Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese)
Kelly Sheridan (English;Bandai Dub)
Caitlin Glass (Funimation Dub)

"Was it all just a dream? Or a vision? No it all really happened. It began the day I asked the tarot cards if I'd find love." -Hitomi Kanzaki

Hitomi Kanzaki (神崎・瞳, Kanzaki Hitomi) is a 1st year student at her high school, Kamakura-Kita, and is very good in track and field. She has two parents, a younger brother and a grandmother. Her best friend is Yukari Uchida and she has a crush on Amano Susumu, who is also on the track team.


Hitomi is a friendly, caring girl who is a bit of a romantic. She falls in love easily and pines away for the object of her affection. She can be impulsive and her temper flares easily, but she will also go to great lengths for those she cares about.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Hitomi always told peoples fortune with her tarot cards but soon afterward she started to have dreams that come true which she then started to call visions. Her powers and abilities are:

  • The ability to see into the future through visions that come unexpectedly
  • She can manipulate causality itself using her wishes and emotions
  • She is able to see into the past and future using tarot cards
  • She can see the unseen, such as Zaibach Guymelef's when they are cloaked or a doppelganger when they take the form of another.


Hitomi has rather short light brown hair and green eyes. Throughout most of the series she wears her school uniform; a tan and blue kuffu including a red necktie and brown pleated skirt with high socks and white and black sneakers.

After arriving at Asturia where the Princess Millerna dresses her in a long pink gown with white lace, matching gloves, and white boots. She panics when Millerna attempts to throw away her old clothes, saying they have "sentimental value".

Hitomi also wears her track clothing consisting of green pants, short pink track shorts and a plain white teeshirt.

Ever present is her iconic pink pendant, a gift from her grandmother, Yuri.

Life on EarthEdit

Hitomi is a freshman at her high school, Kama Kita. She lives with her mother, father, and younger brother and she is very good in track and field. Her best friend is Yukari Uchida and she has a crush on her Amano Susumu, who is also on the track team. A lot of people at her school always ask her to read them her fortune.

Life on GaeaEdit

"I saw it Van! You enjoyed fighting! I don't want you to protect me if that's what it does to you! I'm sick of all this fighting... I'm sick of this world!" - Hitomi Kanzaki to Van Fanel

Hitomi first arrives in Gaea after Van Fanel slays the dragon necessary for him to complete his rite to become King of Fanelia.

Van and Hitomi are in the field where they

Hitomi transported to Gaia with Van

landed after coming from earth in a pillar of light. They are surrounded by a pack of wolf-men, when one of them recognizes Van, and offers him a ride back to his home. During the ride, he finds out that Hitomi comes from the blue moon (the Earth) which hangs in the sky, which they refer to as the Mystic Moon. Hitomi gets a vision of a city being attacked then arrives in Fanelia and learns that Van is the Prince Of Fanelia. Hitomi finds herself daydreaming of home and her friends when Merle steals Hitomi's pendant. They run through the palace halls when Hitomi sees Van and Balgus in mock-battle. Merle gives Hitomi her pendant back and runs into Vans arms. During the festivities, Fanelia is attacked by the same people Hitomi saw in her vision, and Hitomi goes with Van to the shrine were she see him awaken Escaflowne and get ready to fight, but Van can't see the samurai because they're invisible. Hitomi, however, can see them, and aids Van in battle.

Hitomi falling from the poison

Van and Hitomi head outside and see Fanelia being destroyed and Balgus dead, before a bright light appears and takes Hitomi and Van away with Escaflowne. Hitomi lands alone in the forest and pulls out her pendant to ask it where to go. However, a strange man in round, wire rimmed glasses, fascinated by her pendant, attacks Hitomi. Hitomi is subsequentally saved when a strange blond man, Allen Schezar, comes to Hitomi's rescue. Hitomi sees this man as Amano and falls into his arms crying then is taken back to his castle with Van after Van is knocked out. She then has a dream of sitting under a tree with Amano, where she tells him that she had a dream

Hitomi and Van in the forest

of Gaea. She awakens in a bed with a bunch of mercenaries gathered around a nearby fire. Allen tells her he is a knight of Asturia. Later on Hitomi tells Allen she is from the Mystic Moon. Van and Hitomi are sent in a room where Hitomi does a tarot reading for Van, and then gets the death card and a vision of Allen Castle being attacked. Hitomi faints and is caught by Allen. He feels her forehead and finds out that she has a fever.

She asks Allen about his mom and he tells her that she was beautiful and loved flowers. She opens her eyes and sees the Mole Man and Van come in. Van applies ointment that came from the glar leaves to Hitomi then says that they are here. Hitomi then see that Zaibach soldiers are here and escapes with Allen and the others. When Van is taken by Zaibach, Hitomi tells Allen she can find him so he gives her a test and she passes. She then uses her pendant with the help of Merle and Allen and they finally know where he is.

They arrive at the Zaibach floating fortress where Hitomi gets another vision of Van in trouble. She manages to warn him and everyone escapes safely. The group arrives in Palas where they meet Princess Millerna Aston who has her servants take care of the group. She then takes them to the market where Hitomi sees another vision of Van in danger. She rushes to save him and reaches him just in time.

Later at the castle Hitomi attends a banquet and gets drunk after watching Millerna's continued flirting with Allen. Later she see her and Allen kiss which upsets her, causing her to run back to her room. Just then three lizard creatures climb into the room and kidnap her.


Sad Hitomi after Allen is hurt from saving her

Van and Merle go after her and save her but they are attacked by Dilandau. Allen shows up and Hitomi leaves with Van and Merle. Hitomi, Merle and Van stay in the woods where Van and Hitomi talk about their family then Van, Merle and Hitomi find an Energist Excavation site, which Van attacks. However Hitomi is captured, forcing Van to surrender. As they try to escape, Hitomi falls and Van goes after her by showing he has wings. Hitomi learns of Van's past; his mother was a Draconian, a winged descendant of the people of Atlantis and soon afterward they are attack by Dragon Slayers. Allen show up to help but Allen sacrifices himself to save Hitomi and is seriously injured. Millerna does a surgery to save Allen's life. After hours of waiting, Hitomi blames herself for Allen's condition. Hours later Millerna announces Allen is in the clear. The group goes to Freid and meet the prince. Afterwards Van, Hitomi & Merle are talking in the palace courtyard. Hitomi is explaining how her power of finding things works. Hitomi continues her explanation, which develops into a demonstration as Merle, bored, offers herself as a test subject and challenges Hitomi to spot her -- which Hitomi does almost immediately. In typical fashion, Merle seems to dispute whether the result was worth fussing over. At any rate, Chid thinks the game is fun and wants his fortune told. However Allen, Hitomi & co are promptly surrounded and arrested. Later Hitomi is taken from the cells, put in a large room and told to stay there. On the other side of a set of bars, the prince says that he doesn't understand.

Hitomi is hypnotized and questioned by the shinobi and reveals that she comes from the Mystic Moon. The shinobi then asks about guyimelf-spotting and finds out about the pendant. He demands Hitomi hand it over. Hitomi points at the shinobi and cries that he is not what he appears to be, he's a murderer. A blackness from the floor attacks the shinobi, sucking his life force. As he is about to go down he grabs Hitomi, who struggles. Hitomi has foreseen the death of the shinobi, Zonghi. Practu says he's tired. To the others it seems that Hitomi is either dead or in a coma. Millerna tries artificial respiration on Hitomi. Van takes over and eventually succeeds in reviving her. Hitomi explains that the man was a Zaibach shinobi and Van and Hitomi are set free, and on the back of Escaflowne, pick a direction. Van & Hitomi find Dilandau but can't see them until Hitomi uses her power.

Later on, Hitomi has a frightening vision of the shinobi being crushed to death. Merle overhears and mocks Hitomi, before saying that Van is looking for her. She does not want to be involved in making any more dire divinations of the future. She runs away, leaving Merle to ask what's with her. Hitomi sits alone by an ornamental pond. Chid asks Hitomi if she is unable to sleep, and they talk. Chid is distressed by his family's high expectations of him. Hitomi says that her
grandmother told her people have mysterious powers. Hitomi lays out the Tarot cards for Prince Chid, and suddenly visualises Marlene, Chid's dead mother. Hitomi tries to cover up her surprise by saying that nothing's the matter. Hitomi finds Van seated next to Escaflowne and communing with the mecha's inner mechanisms. She asks what he is doing, and Van confides that he is employing some of her techniques to link himself more closely to the guylimelf. Rather than being pleased, Hitomi finds this rather disturbing and Van comes out of Escaflowne, seriously wounded. Hitomi realizes that Van's wounds match the damage on Escaflowne and tells Allen Van will die if Escaflowne is not repaired. Once Escaflowne is repaired, Hitomi tries and fails from preventing Van from going into Escaflowne. In the end he thrusts Hitomi and Merle aside, enters the mecha, and leaps out of a loading door into flight mode.

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Videos Edit

天空のエスカフローネ (Tenkû no Escaflowne) - Prélude – Japanese Ep 1 Fateful Confession (運命の告白)

天空のエスカフローネ (Tenkû no Escaflowne) - Prélude – Japanese Ep 1 Fateful Confession (運命の告白)


  • Hitomi carries tarot cards and her grandmother's pendant with her.
  • Hitomi (瞳) is one of multiple words that mean "eye" in Japanese, specifically referring to the "Third Eye" – her psychic abilities. Its kanji further cements this, as its combined elements carry the meaning "surveying/watching the earth/worldly plain". Kanzaki (神崎) means "Divine Cape" (landmass).

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