Hitomi Kanzaki feels she has no place in the world. Then one day she happens upon a fight between two armored machines and is transported from Earth to a planet called Gaea. Once there, she is caught up in a battle between Van, who pilots a suit of armor called Escaflowne, and his brother Folken. Hitomi learns she must play a critical role in the conflict. She will need all her strength and courage to succeed, for if she doesn't, an entire world will fall to evil.