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The city of Tokyo has been overthrown, taken over by the Mu, invaders who have devastated the rest of the planet. Within the domed walls of the city, however, time flows in a different path, and none of the citizens even know they've been conquered. Outside Tokyo, the remnants of the human race have fought a desperate 15- year war against the Mu, knowing only that the key to victory lies within the occupied city. But no one has been able to get into Tokyo-until Ayato Kamina, a young resident fleeing a horrifying attack on the city, unwittingly breaks out. An extraordinary mystery unfolds as Ayato confronts a world he has never known, and begins to learn the horrifying secrets of RahXephon, a humanoid super weapon which apparently only he can control.
This imaginative 2002 TV series is vastly superior to creator Yutaka Izubuchi's muddled Gasaraki (1997). High school student and aspiring artist Kamina stumbles into a parallel world after a subway accident. The Tokyo of 2015 that he knows has been hidden in a way that causes time to pass more slowly--it's 12 years later than he believed. The outer world is engaged in a war fought with giant mecha that use sound as a weapon--and in which Kamina will play a key role. Everyone in this world recognizes him as the "Ollin," and when Reika, a girl he's painted, leads Kamina to a gigantic egg, the splendid mecha RahXephon hatches from it and bonds with Kamina. The premise recalls Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, but RahXephon is better plotted and executed, with more engaging characters and strikingly original mecha designs. (Rated 15 and older: violence, brief nudity, minor profanity, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
What a complete and utter pile of crap. I cannot believe people are praising this anime. It is so unoriginal it makes me want to spew. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by VIN
Having already watched much of the wildly acclaimed anime available in the US such as Evangelion, TekkamonBlade, Cowboy Bepop, etc. Read morePublished on May 12 2004 by Darius
(This will be spoiler free, and as a result, brief. I don't want to give away a thing!)
I recently finished watching this series and I have to say that it has been one of... Read more
First off this show is really nothing like NGE, in my opinion it is alot like Brain Powered (look it up for a description). Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2004 by DJ-H-OS
I wasnt quite sure of what to expect when i bought this. I was pleasantly surprised. It has a very deep if not confusing story, but since you've probably read a million other... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003
I've been looking at this for a long time. Obviously it appealed to me due to my deep love for Mecha-based anime, but I wanted to do a little basic research before buying it. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2003 by "demonblade87"
This series is wonderful! I haven't seen disc 2 yet, seeing as I'm broke right now, but I'm hoping that will chance soon.
Anyway... Read more
The music is good, especially the theme by Maaya Sakamoto, the art is good, and SOME of the mecha designs are very good. Read morePublished on July 28 2003 by "dances-with-lobsters"
It's not that bad reviewers can't help comparing this title to Evangelion it's just that it should be compared to it because it borrows so much from it. Read morePublished on May 14 2003 by Michael Wood