Shonen manga was the first version developed from the basic context of the story. The first volume was published in 1995, when the series was broadcast from April 1996.
This probably explains the huge differences with the other versions because its author has subsequently worked on his side.
In any case, with not very beautiful drawings and a story that offers more fan-service than a real plot, we ask how eight volumes were made.
What is certain is that this version is the most hated of escaflowne fans...