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RahXephon

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
Producers: Bones, ADV FilmsL, Asatsu DK
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 21111 users)
Ranked: #10542
Popularity: #522
Members: 45,703
Favorites: 610
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Popular Tags

action drama mecha romance sci-fi

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 upon seeing his mother's blue blood.

Related Anime

Adaptation: RahXephon
Side story: RahXephon Interlude: Her and Herself/Thatness and Thereness
Alternative version: RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio
Summary: RahXephon Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamina, Ayato
Kamina, Ayato
Main
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
...
Kisaragi, Quon
Kisaragi, Quon
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Vincent-Davis, Kira
English
Vincent-Davis, Kira
...
Mishima, Reika
Mishima, Reika
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Latini, Ilaria
Italian
Latini, Ilaria
...
Shitow, Haruka
Shitow, Haruka
Main
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese
Hisakawa, Aya
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...

Staff

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



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Oct 18, 2009
Maur
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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Aug 18, 2008
Jaredwcooper
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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Recommendations

Evangelion is the main source of inspiration for Rahxephon, many consider it a clone. Evangelion tends to be more complex and intelectual, concentrating on philosophy and psychology while Rahxephon tends to be easier and not so inteligent concentrating on a love story with harem like influences all covered up in an artsy smart wannabe story with big, complicated words used that don't have any real meanings behind them (perfect for the new generation of anime fans who love superficial stories who like to seem complex).
Planetary corruption/desperation with civil wars with big mechs.

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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