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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, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MusicMusic, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 4103541,035 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1609
Members: 110,333
Favorites: 911

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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.

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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


Opening Theme

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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
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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