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English: RahXephon
Japanese: ラーゼフォン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 2002 to Sep 10, 2002
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Mondays at 16:25 (JST)
Producers: Asatsu DK, Fuji TV
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MechaMecha, MusicMusic, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 3533335,333 users)
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Ranked: #17802
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Popularity: #1291
Members: 95,058
Favorites: 929
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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Minami, Masahiko
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Sasaki, Shirou
Izubuchi, Yutaka
Director, Script, Storyboard, Creator, Mechanical Design, Screenplay

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

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#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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Aug 18, 2008
jagabond (All reviews)
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
Oct 18, 2009
Maur (All reviews)
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
Dec 24, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
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
Dec 12, 2008
Elydan (All reviews)
After finishing this series and having read a few reviews of this Anime; I have a different view, a different perspective of this Anime.

I just can't agree with the high numbers given to this Anime. I respect their opinions obviously; but here is my opinion:

Quite bluntly said, it was very disappointing.

After the first few episodes it is quite easy to agree on this Anime being one of those you enjoy watching. The animation is so-so, but the story is pretty like able since it's being told pretty nicely. Not literally told; but the process in general is well done.

My compliments on that, RahXephon.

However, the read more

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