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Japanese: ラーゼフォン
English: RahXephon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 2002 to Sep 11, 2002
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Mondays at 16:25 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MusicMusic, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.381 (scored by 4372643,726 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1834
Members: 120,368
Favorites: 967

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The ordinary life of high school student Ayato Kamina is turned upside down when Tokyo is suddenly invaded by futuristic fighter jets. Amidst the chaos, he encounters a woman called Haruka Shitow who claims to be from a government organization called TERRA. She reveals that he has been living in a time bubble named "Tokyo Jupiter" that was put in place by the Mulians—humanoids from another dimension—in an attempt to isolate and take over Tokyo. TERRA has been trying to break through the barrier surrounding the city ever since.

Unable to process the revelation, Ayato panics and flees. He runs into his classmate Reika Mishima who leads him to a place called "The Shrine of Xephon" where a large egg slumbers. She starts to sing and an unknown power awakens within Ayato, connecting him to a being called RahXephon that breaks out of the egg. Shortly after, Haruka finds him again and tries to make him join her cause of fighting against the Mulians.

Caught between the crosshairs of the Mulians and TERRA, Ayato begins to question his purpose, navigating altered memories and ultimately his very identity in this chaotic new world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Minami, Masahiko
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Hemisphere" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 2-3,5-25)
2: "Hemisphere (Instrumental)" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 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 (eps 26)


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, ...
Dec 12, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Sep 10, 2016
Ah... RahXephon...

Where do I even begin?

First off, if you're walking into this with expectations, you'll be disappointed. If you have almost no expectations at all (Like I did), you'll still be disappointed.

I find it funny how people can praise this as being, “Well written,” or say it has a, “Complex story,” seriously...
If you thought either of those things after watching this the whole way through, then you need to see a doctor. Yes, I know there's different ways of telling a story, but then there's just throwing a bunch of random bull!@#$ at the viewers with no context or meaning. Yet, people seem ...

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