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Synonyms: Rah Xephon
Japanese: ラーゼフォン
English: RahXephon
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 19, 2001 to Nov 19, 2002
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X
Authors: Momose, Takeaki (Art), Izubuchi, Yutaka (Story)


Score: 6.371 (scored by 964964 users)
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Ranked: #168952
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Popularity: #8650
Members: 2,091
Favorites: 19

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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /16


A mysterious orb envelops the city of Tokyo. All forms of communication are severed, leaving the inhabitants of the newly dubbed "Tokyo Jupiter" ignorant to their fate. Along with the United Nations, a special organization known as TERRA is formed: their mission is to liberate Tokyo from the otherwordly MU -- those responsible for Tokyo's capture. (Source: Viz Media)


RahXephon was published in English by VIZ Media from October 5, 2004 to September 29, 2005.

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Jun 30, 2023
Very different tone and direction compared to the Anime & Movie, if you're expecting the same depth and artistic flavour that the original anime has you will be disappointed. However, this Manga is just fun. It's an enjoyable read, seeing the different takes on the characters and a differing plot was fascinating.

Haruka Shitow doesn't have the same level of depth as the anime but is much funnier.

One thing I found annoying about this Manga is the sheer level of "fan service" in it. But honestly, I feel like that about a lot of Anime/Manga nowadays, it isn't for me but some straight male weeb ...
Jan 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This manga is really short, I feel like it could have used maybe two more volumes to help with the plot. It seems to jump along pretty quickly and it takes aways from some of the kick that certain scenes should have behind them.

All things considered though, it's a good read, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Really nice art, all of the characters are likeable though some are pretty two dimensional.

The fan service is very unashamed and it is in a lot of scenes so if that's not your thing, it's not the manga for you.

The ending I also felt was strange and ...
Nov 30, 2017
The first time I saw the anime version of Rahxephon, I quite liked it- it had fantastic art direction, beautiful character designs and decent enough exploration of its characters to feel satisfying. A perfect tone-piece. Manga version, on the other hand, lacks anything that made the anime so special and ends up feeling like pointless drivel that barely has anything to do with the anime in the terms of quality.

Story- 4

The story of the manga differs *significantly* from the anime-, especially in the latter half. Changes made to the storyline are absolutely devastating- the story does not give enough time to explore any of the ...


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