RahXephon: Complete Collection
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(Oct 06, 2009)
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First off, the art and music in this show is quite nice, it certainly makes watching it even more of a treat. The dub is also perfectly fine filled with ADV familiars that all do a good job. But the characters rather stuck out to me, they had their moments of being, for lack of better word, "emo", but they didn't just stick on that note the entire time (it was usually very brief and totally warranted). They changed as the series progressed and became more interesting with each episode. Story-wise the series also hints at something larger going on, partly meaning seemingly pointless symbolic bs all over the place, however, only those who actually care can rewatch the series specifically for it. There is symbolism, but the show resists beating the viewer over the head with it. In a first viewing, it can be a perfectly enjoyable show, if not slightly confusing at times (one that made me run to the internet to find out some minor details here and there, but with no problems understanding the overall story). There is more to symbolism going on in the show, the story makes revelations later that make earlier parts of the show make sense, certainly requiring its viewer to be paying attention the whole time and for those who care, almost certainly demanding a rewatch. Fair warning, this is not a show you watch to just sit back and turn your brain off.Read more ›
However many (including some on this very site) claim that the whole series is invalid because it is apparently oh-so very much like Evangelion. Whatever my opinions on that series are (don`t like the tv series, find the rebuild films quite good.) dosen`t matter because the comparisons between the two equal a small amount of jot notes. But something as slopply written and unorignal as code geass gets shelves of awards and acclaim. There truly is no justice in the anime fan world.
But all the fan outcry much as It bothers me can`t destroy this brilant show.If evangelion is this brute force of ideas attacking you, Rahxephon is a light that slowly almost unnoticbly consumes you.It is incredibly subtile in both it`s ideas (there is a brillant metaphor involving the main charecter and a bird that I didn`t relize until long after the fact.) aand ploting. Every question involving the series mytholgy is answered. However even if you are given the pieces they excpect you to put them togheter. Don`t go in expecting a summer cruise.
The charecterzation isn`t as subtle but it is just as wonderful. Proving depth without angst is possible and it really is the point of the show. The tone is really wonderfully strange and exotic. Most if not all episodes have terific action scenes (The animation is a decade later still amazing)but there the cherry, not the cake.
Everyone still knows that one person who finds anime to be a waste of time. Show them Rahxephon. It`s a true masterclass in storytelling beating any of the crap mainstream Hollywood studios or stupid, popular shows like Breaking Bad attempt or undeserved nerd overlords Joss Whedon or Daemon Lindeloft could ever hope to make.Read more ›
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There isn't really anything i didn't like about it. Though i could see it easily being 50 episodes to better explore some of the show's themes, and perhaps more character... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rock from blacklagoon
If this would have come out before Evangelion things might be very different. Good series, but you can't really compare the two.Published on September 1, 2013 by Jaris
Good plot gets crazy at the end. Likable characters make up for slightly lackluster mecha fights. Good animation. Highly recommended.Published on August 4, 2013 by bubbajoe
I first watched this series in early 2004 when I was a freshman in high school and since then I've always had a desire to finally see the last half of the series. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by FranklinDean
Over the years of researching new anime to watch, Rah Xephon was a show that kept popping up in various lists and has received a lot of praise. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Saito Hajime
First off, let me tell you what you're buying. This is the complete series, all 26 episodes on 7 disks, plus one more for the Movie, which is a retelling of the series. Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by DC_Fan_52