Ranked #1233


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ラーゼフォン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 2002 to Sep 10, 2002
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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In the year 2012 Japan was invaded by the Mu. Human-like beings from another dimension with blue blood.

In the year 2015 Tokyo is attacked by invaders, who are repelled by a humanoid weapon called a Dolem. During the chaos, Ayato Kamina meets Reika Mishima, a classmate.

During that same day, he is attacked by government officials but a woman named Haruka comes to his rescue, informing him that she was sent to get him by the Organization TERRA, and that Tokyo had been sealed in a time rift where time flows one third as fast as the outside world.

He flees from Haruka onto a train where he sees Reika once more. Arriving at the Room of Rah, he follows her to a tremendous egg where the Dolem RahXephon is hatched from, and upon her singing his mother appears atop the Dolem that had stopped the TERRA Invasion. In the battle Ayato's mother is injured, and Ayato flees Tokyo Jupiter with Haruka upon seeing his mother's blue blood.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kamina, Ayato
Kamina, Ayato
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro
Shitow, Haruka
Shitow, Haruka
Hisakawa, Aya
Hisakawa, Aya
Kisaragi, Quon
Kisaragi, Quon
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Mishima, Reika
Mishima, Reika
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya


Greenfield, Matt
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Izubuchi, Yutaka
Izubuchi, Yutaka
Director, Creator, Mechanical Design

More episodes Episodes

Episodes  8 / 26
Aired  Jan 21, 2002 to Sep 10, 2002
Status  Finished Airing
  • #2 - God and Man Awaken
  • Shinjin Mezameru: Awakening (神人(しんじん)目覚める - AWAKENING -)
  • Aired: Jan 28, 2002 (JST)

  • #3 - City of Blood
  • Futari no Machi: Welcome to Our Town (二人の街 - Welcome to our town -)
  • Aired: Feb 4, 2002 (JST)

  • #4 - His Own Watch
  • Jibun no Tokei: Watch the Year Hand (自分の時計 - Watch the year hand -)
  • Aired: Feb 18, 2002 (JST)

  • #5 - Nirai Kanai
  • Niraikanai: On Earth As It Is in Heaven (ニライカナイ - On Earth As It Is In Heaven -)
  • Aired: Feb 25, 2002 (JST)

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Mar 6, 9:41 AM
Preface (let me get this out of the way): Rahxephon certainly draws strong influences from various sources; Robert. F. Young's The Dandelion Girl, James Churchward's The Lost Continent of Mu, and most famously, Neon Genesis Evangelion. In fact, the latter's impact was evident to the point where Rahxephon was often called an "Evangelion ripoff", and while it should cry out indignantly against having such a name, there are certainly numerous parallels in presentation that almost seem as if the show was paying homage to NGE. Now, that said...

Our love for our favourite shows by no means dissipate after their credits roll, much like how read more
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Feb 20, 2014 8:54 PM
You know, it's actually kind of hard to write a positive review. It's not that it's hard to point out positive aspects of something. But it's a bit harder to justify your praise for it, without coming off as a fanatic that choses to ignore it's flaws. By contrast, it's far easier to justify a negative review. My last review of School Days was one of the easiest things i've ever written. A show that i detested for so many reasons, and that others felt the same about, so it was easy to justify my negativity. But what about a review of my favorite show? read more
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Oct 18, 2009 12:20 AM
Where to begin. First the disclaimer: RahXephon is definitely not for everyone. It's usually best to have little to no expectations so as to not contaminate the experience. With RX there are some things you should, and a lot of things you should NOT, expect.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention how significantly challenging of a show it is to get into. You certainly have to be in the right mood/mindset for it. It is easy to label this show as an action, drama, sci-fi mecha romance (or whatever), but what does any of that mean? If you've seen Neon Genesis Evangelion, expect this read more
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Jul 3, 6:19 AM
This is my first anime review, although I've watched many anime. So I apologize if spoilers might have crept in this review unknowingly.What are we waiting for? Lets get to the review!

I don't know why many people say something like,

"For instance, all these weird looking mechas sing. It's part of the story; I get that much. But after a while; after hearing them singing over and over, episode in and out with that weird noise. It annoys you, irritates you and pretty much 'forces' you to skip that part."

If you don't like mecha genre don't watch that anime in the first place. Don't just read more
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Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Evangelion is the main source of inspiration for Rahxephon, many consider it a clone. Evangelion tends to be more complex and intellectual, concentrating on philosophy and psychology while Rahxephon tends to be easier and not so intelligent concentrating on a love story with harem like influences. 
reportRecommended by Polaris
Anime: Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor
Both are mecha shows set in a post-apocalyptic backdrop with large, alien enemies and similar themes. 
reportRecommended by madeener
Anime: Eureka Seven
The Director of Eureka 7 (Tomoki Kyoda) was also involved as Assistant Director for Rahxephon, and both series share a lot in common. Rahxephon, like Eureka 7, is also a "character-driven" mecha which I'd highly recommend to anyone who likes a good love story with giant robots thrown in, or a giant robot story with a love story thrown in - take your pick, you win either way. 
reportRecommended by Godai5
Anime: Persona: Trinity Soul
Both RahXephon and Persona have the main character thrown into a situation which requires them to fight for, at first, somewhat unknown reasons. However, RahXephon is more serious than Persona. 
reportRecommended by selective_yellow
Anime: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
Both are made by Bones, they take place at a southern island and revolve around strange looking mecha. There is also a certain painting that most likely will catch your eye. 
reportRecommended by AfterGlow
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
The stories themselves are hardly similar, but there is an air of desperation in both of them. The main characters are both teenagers thrown into fighting before they know what they're fighting for; both characters have skills that cannot be compared to anyone around them. Ayato who pilots Rahxephon and must tune the world, and Kira who pilots a gundam and is considered the ultimate coordinator. 
reportRecommended by Halo_s_Maze

Opening Theme

#01: "Hemisphere" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 2-3, 5-25)
#02: "Hemisphere (Instrumental)" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 4)

Ending Theme

#1: "Yume no Tamago" ("Fledgling Dream" English version) by Ichiko and Mayumi Hashimoto (ep 1, 5, 15-16, 19, 25)
#2: "Yume no Tamago" by Ichiko Hashimoto and Mayumi Hashimoto (eps 2-4, 6-14, 17-18, 20-24)
#3: "Before You Know" by Ichiko Hashimoto (ep 26)

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