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Languages: English VHS, Japanese w/subtitles VHS, or Multilingual DVD
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
Creator: Hajime Yatate & Shoji Kawamori
Director: Kazuki Akane
Character Designer: Nobuteru Yuki
Music: Yoko Kanno
Animation Director: Hiroshi Ousaka
Animation Studio: Sunrise
American Producers: Bandai Entertainment
Title: Dragons and Destiny
Running Time: 100
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 4
1: Fateful Confession
2: The Girl From The Mystic Moon
3: The Gallant Swordsman
4: The Diabolical Adonis
Episode 1: Fatal Confession
On a sunny afternoon in Tokyo, Hitomi Kanzaki dashes across campus, late for track practice. She arrives just in time to see, Amano, her sempai (can be translated as "honored elder" or "upperclassman" and her secret crush) race in the time trails. Captian Amano wins the race and Hitomi is overjoyed. Her friend, Yukari is also excited at the win. They congratulate Amano and then Hitomi prepares for her race.
She crouches down, sets and is the first out of the blocks. She has the lead until she is suddenly struck with the vision of a young man, wielding a huge sword, standing in the track before her. She tries to avoid a collision but it is too late. But she passes through the mysterious man instead of hitting him. As she dashes through the apparation, she finds herself in a series of visions where she observes fearsome machines, devestated battlefields and private conversations. But as quickly as all of this happens, it just as quckly passes and Hitomi collapses unconsicous to the track.
A little while later, Hitomi awakes to find herself lying in the school's infirmary. Amano is there by her side and he inquires about her health. Hitomi laughes it off and Amano's eye catches the pendant that Hitomi waers around her neck. Hitomi proudly shows off the heirloom she received from her grandmother and together the twosome experience its strange ability to be able to keep perfect time once it has been set swinging.
As they count off the ticks, Amano draws closer to Hitomi and begins to stammer out something. But befoer he can complete whatever it was that he wanted to stay, Yukari enters and the moment is lost.
Yukari and Hitomi leave and head home. Yukari teases Hitomi and tells her that she will have to buy her a different dessert everyday as payment. Then she gets serious and tells Hitomi that she has heard that Amano and his family are moving far away. She knows Hitomi has a crush on Amano and she asks if Hitomi has ever done a tarot reading on the future between Hitomi and Amano. Hitomi answers no.
But later that night, she does do a reading and the cards confirm that a long trip will separate them and courage will be required. This drives Hitomi to be more aggressive. The next day, after Amano announces his departure to his classmates, Hitomi approaches him on the track. She holds out her pendant and asks Amano to keep time. She then aska Amano that if she breaks 13 seconds in the 100 meter dash, would he be her first kiss? Amano answers by smiling slyly and tell her not to ask for thing she may regret, but he takes the pendant and holds it out. Hitomi takes her mark and suddenly the lights snap on. It is Yukari, who has come to cheer her on. Amano calls out "Ready, Set, Go" and the race begins.
Hitomi flies down the track but suddenly a column of light appears in the middle of the lane. Within is the young man she saw earlier. But this time he is very real and the two collide. Amano and Yukari dash over to help. Hitomi asks the strange man what his name is and he asks where is he in return. The two others only her gibberish and are amazed that Hitomi can understand him. The strange warrior tells them to flee, as a land dragon will attack any moment now. Hitomi, of course, is very confused.
But not for long as another flash of light appears and the sky opens to reveal a huge dragon. The dragon leaps out and the warrior launches a crossbow bolt into its eye. The dragon resonds with fire and a vicious blow from its tail that sends the young man flying. It then turns its attention to Hitomi and the others. The would be dragonslayer tells them to run and he strikes again.
Meanwhile, Hitomi, Amano and Yukari flee up the winding steps of a nearby temple. The dragon, with the warrior dragging behind, gives chase. At the top of the mount, the fighter swings out in front the dragon to prepare to strike once more. It is then that Hitomi has another vision, in which she sees the young man killed by a unseen blow by the dragon's tail. She runs towards the man screaming and the distraction is enough to cause the swordsman to change his plan of actions and it saves his life. He then uses the opportunity to strike the killing blow to the beast .
Withe the dragon dead, he slices it open and removes a glowing stone from the monster's chest. Once it is removed, the entire dragon dissolves into nothing. Hitomi races up and the young man arrogantly tells here that if she is looking for a reward, she will have to journey to his castle and that none of them will be sharing in the credit of slaying the dragon. Hitomi angrily shouts that she could care less abotu a reward and slaps the stuck up boy. She cries that she was just scared that he was going to die and as her tears fall, the strange column of light appears once more.
This time, both Hitomi and the young man are lifted up into the sky. Amano dashes down to try and rescue her but he is too late. All he can do is brush fingertips and return Hitomi's pendant. The two then disappear with the beam.
The light deposits them in a grassy glen and they wake up. The young man immediately recognizes where he is and announces "I am back". Hitomi looks around and sees nothing familiar. Until she looks up in the sky. There she sees the Earth and the Moon, hanging low in the star-filled heavens. As she asks why she can see the Earth in the night sky, shadowy figures rise from the edge of the forest. This is where episode 1 ends.