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RahXephon: Complete Collection

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It is a new reality. For 15 years, the remnants of the human race have fought against the alien Mu and their unstoppable giant Dolem; a battle mankind seems destined to lose. But deep within the captured city of Tokyo, where time flows on a different path and mind-wiped citizens do not even know that they have been conquered, there is something that the Mu fear more than all of mankind's weapons. To find that secret, one young women must penetrate the domed walls of Tokyo Jupiter and find a single young man, a young man upon whom the fate of all humanity depends....for in his heart lies the power of RahXephon, and with it all the worlds can be remade.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Aya Hisakawa, Hiro Shimono, Houko Kuwashima, Chris Patton, Kira Vincent-Davis
  • Directors: Yutaka Izubuchi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 770 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002K2KMF4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,824 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By B. Ackley on May 16, 2005
Format: DVD
"RahXephon- Complete collection" repackages the 2003 7 disc TV series from ADV Films into a space saving thinpak collection. The orginal cover art is used but buyers wont get the dvd character booklets that accompanied the original release nor is the motion picture included. The series does come in a stylish collectors box with new artwork. If you missed RahXephon the first time don't hesitate to pick up this amazing series.

RahXephon was at first dismissed by some as a clone of Neon Genesis Evangelion with it the similar idea of a protagonist (in this case Ayato Kamina) reluctant to use the giant mecha RahXephon to fight otherworldly invaders. Those who watched the show realised thats where the similarities end.

RahXephon is the story of high schooler Ayato Kamina, a ordinary guy living in Tokyo, the last city on Earth that didnt fall to invaders the MU. The citizens of Tokyo are constantly aware that invasion could happen at any point and in the first episode it does. During the attack Ayato is seperated from his friends and meets up with another classmate Reika who takes him to an underground room where she awakens the RahXEphon and makes Ayato become one with the hulking mecha. Ayato is able to escape the city using the RahXephon where he soon learns Tokyo is actually controlled by the MU.

Over the course of the series Ayato has to unravel the truth of the world, come to grips with his own personal demons and decide how he is connected to the RahXEphon.

The series does a great job of storytelling. The first episode quickly throws many questions at the viewer and has you wondering just what is the truth in the world of RahXephon. The pacing of the story is excellent.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Adam S. on December 22, 2005
Format: DVD
Often enough this series is compared to NGE (Neon Genesis) and is blamed for following in its footsteps. In all honesty I find RahXephon extremely creative, thought provoking and well done. In its own right RahXephon stands out as possibly one of the very best "mecha" series to date, in a class and category all to itself!

As a fan of thought provoking animes (preferring seriousness over humor and calm introspective moments for the characters over highly complicated battle sequences), I was deeply disappointed with NGE and many movies in the Gundam line... was it impossible to fuse high-technology robots with an intellectual storyline? Was it impossible to bring great voice acting, great animation and design together in one series?

At first I thought I was asking a lot ... that was until I caught RahXephon on G4TV.

RahXephon's art alone is superb. The series is drawn and animated quite beautifully, almost everything on the screen is highly detailed and appropriately colored. The series comes across as extremely stunning in comparison with other mecha-type shows. In other shows the artists sacrifice detail in order to bring you quick action sequences - RahXephon doesn't focus too much on the action sequences and instead brings you stunning visuals you're sure to remember.

RahXephon features a creative storyline: a world in which music plays a key role in human events. Music literally shapes the world as a whole and when two races collide (Humans and Mulians); music might just be the world's only salvation.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By eau VINE VOICE on May 14, 2005
Format: DVD
This complete collection contains the same discs from the current, individual volumes but now at a fraction of the cost. The discs come in thinpaks housed in a chipboard artbox. The only things that are missing are the booklets from the individual volumes. Note that while this is called a complete collection, it does not include the movie DVD.
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33 of 42 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Burdick on April 2, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First off, I loved Rah and hated Eva, so keep that in mind reading this. ;)

As I added to my Eva review here, Eva did it first, but Rah did it RIGHT.

Other people have said Rah blows you away for visuals, and they're right. The Last Exile was the only series I've seen that's on par with the beautiful art here.

The beginning's a bit hectic to be sure, but after the mess that was Evangelion, I was willing to sit it out for a few episodes. Boy am I glad I did!

You won't even notice when Rah works its subtle charm on you, but you'll suddenly realize you're connecting pieces of the story and really getting involved.

Eva NEVER gave me a similar moment, most of that's weak "what if" at best. RahXephon took the entirely different road with their ideas. If you watch to the end and then think about each and every instance, Rah DOES make sense. The wierd happenings all are understandable, something Eva didn't seem to bother with at all.

As to why the Mu only sent out Dolems one at a time? Unlike Eva's Angels which really DIDN'T make sense to be attacking solo, the Mu weren't after conquest. Their whole motive was to awaken Rah. This's why they don't outright try to kill Xephon in the first episode. See? Like I said, Rah makes sense!

Don't even get me started on character differences. Night and day, baby. Rah's populace is heroic and act like actual humans, for the most part. None of the gloom and doom from Eva. As a result, you actually give a damn about them. The underpinning main romance will have ya jumping up and down in your chair screaming "Just tell him!", it's that well written.

And the biggest point in favor of RahXephon? It's resolved. All the philospies and long episodes go somewhere.
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