About Escaflowne...it actually aired at the same time as Gundam Wing aired over here, albeit dubbed, in a local channel. 5 episodes per week. lol Then Gundam X followed. Evangelion was also aired in another channel at roughly the same period. Obviously the anime I mentioned already finished airing in Japan by the time they got here in dubbed form, so that they can do 5 episodes a week (some are once a week though). Suffice to say, getting them is probably very cheap (then) since we had multiple channels airing (and dubbing) a lot of anime. The only song from Escaflowne I really remember though is Yakusoku wa Iranai.