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  • 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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002K2KMF4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,058 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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.

Customer Reviews

The anime has a lot of great characters and very good animation.
KevinB
Rahxephon has so much potential, but fails to realize it because of rushed character development, especially towards the end, and just plain bad storytelling.
FranklinDean
Proving depth without angst is possible and it really is the point of the show.
Frances Rempel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CJ Thom on June 1, 2011
Well, I was rather resistant to try this show out. My main problem was that it is so often compared to Neon Genesis Evangelion, which I cannot honestly say I like (in fact I really disliked it, but I won't get into why here, my objective is not to start a flame war or anything). So I was really iffy on trying this show out with all the comparison. But to me, other than teens+mecha, it really was nothing like NGE.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rory Fry on November 22, 2013
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This is the weirdest anime I have probably ever seen! The thing that bothered me about the show most was how it seemed the episodes didn't connect to each other. They would end and the next one would start off at a completely different place. I liked the animation but this show was just clustered with too many characters and ambitions that it wasn't able to carry out by the end. Still, it was entertaining and kept me wanting more. If you like Evangelion I would say watch this. It is sort of like it. A lot of people are making comparisons. There are similarities but I wouldn't call this a rip off.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KevinB on October 17, 2012
RahXephon is a really cool anime. It has a lot in common with Evengelion. The whole kid uses a giant humanoid robot to change the world to the way he wants it to be thing is pretty much the story. The anime has a lot of great characters and very good animation. The voice actors are all good as well. I would give it 5 stars if there weren't as many plot holes and if it had a better ending. Other than that. This anime is a good watch riding on the soaring wings of Evangelion. I can't say Evangelion is one of my top 10 favorites or anything either. The giant robot genre isn't really my thing. But both are really good and worth seeing. I say go for it.
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By Jaris on September 1, 2013
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If this would have come out before Evangelion things might be very different. Good series, but you can't really compare the two.
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By bubbajoe on August 4, 2013
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Good plot gets crazy at the end. Likable characters make up for slightly lackluster mecha fights. Good animation. Highly recommended.
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By drakkina08 on September 27, 2012
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Love this series and I am so happy I finally have it. It was a nice surprise that this set comes with the series plus the movie as well, I did not like the way they set up the case but hey its still great and looks amazing and favorite voice actor is in it so even more awesome
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frances Rempel on August 15, 2012
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As of 2012 Rahxephon remains one of the all around best anime of the 21st centary thus far.
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.
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