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RahXephon


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ラーゼフォン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 2002 to Sep 10, 2002
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Asatsu DK, Fuji TV
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 26,489 users)
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Ranked: #13202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #800
Members: 61,638
Favorites: 747
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(8/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Invasion of the Capital
Shuto Shinkou: Over Lord (首都侵攻 - OVER LORD -)
Jan 21, 2002
2 God and Man Awaken
Shinjin Mezameru: Awakening (神人(しんじん)目覚める - AWAKENING -)
Jan 28, 2002
3 City of Blood
Futari no Machi: Welcome to Our Town (二人の街 - Welcome to our town -)
Feb 4, 2002
4 His Own Watch
Jibun no Tokei: Watch the Year Hand (自分の時計 - Watch the year hand -)
Feb 18, 2002
5 Nirai Kanai
Niraikanai: On Earth As It Is in Heaven (ニライカナイ - On Earth As It Is In Heaven -)
Feb 25, 2002

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

jagabond
Aug 18, 2008
To start off, I'm going to say I am not a big mecha fan. All I knew when I started this series was that it was a mecha/sci-fi/action anime that some of my friends looked down upon due to its unfavorable comparisons to Neon Genesis Evangaleon (which I haven't seen). Other than that, I had no idea what I was in for, and that's how I like it. What I got, in short, was a surprisingly great show, well made, that really grew on me very quickly.

STORY: The story can be the weakest part for some people, it isn't simple or linear, but, I think, read more
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Maur
Oct 18, 2009
Overall/Enjoyment:
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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adrianojones
Mar 6, 2015
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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Master10K
Dec 24, 2007
RahXephon is a Shounen, Sci-fi, Mecha, Romance, Drama about a high school boy Ayato Kamina, who believes in the reality that is present before him. However everything changes once he discovers the truth about the world, that humanity is at war.

From the very beginning you will be thrown right into the thick of it, knowing very little about the plot, story and overall premise. However as the show goes on it slowly reveals, bit by bit, what it is all about, which is about humanity's struggle against some weird invaders. The story is told well because everything is straight forward and you won’t feel overwhelmed read more
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