RahXephon


Distributor: ADV Films
[RahXephon]
2015 AD. Tokyo is apparently the last city remaining on the otherwise devastated Earth. But high school student Ayato Kamina is caught up in a devastating attack on the city, from fighters that must have come from outside. Emerging from the rubble, he meets a mysterious girl, Reika Mishima, who guides him to a hidden sanctuary where, from a black egg, an enormous humanoid weapon—RahXephon—emerges.
TV Series: 26 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 72
Number of Review Sites: 9
Above Average

Review Links

Vol. 1 - "Rahxephon is the most outright intriguing TV series I've seen in awhile."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"It's a lot like Evangelion except it has more characters, less intensity, poorer action and an equally excessive conclusion."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable

Vol. 1 - "RahXephon mixes exciting visuals, a strong soundtrack, a vibrant plot line, and interesting characters to produce a series that breaks new ground for an almost stagnant giant robot genre" (Allen Divers) - A
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Zac Bertschy) - A+
Anime News Network

Vol. 1 - "...it’s got beautiful production values, a sharply written script and looks to have one serious agenda ahead of it." (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A+
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A+
Anime on DVD

Vol. 2 - Read the review
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 80%

Vol. 1 - "I hope the rest of the series is as good since there was a deliberate pacing involved here that unravels the story a little bit at a time..." (Don Houston) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
DVD Talk

Vol. 1 - "...pleasant and pretty and lightweight fun."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 80 (out of 100)

Vol. 1 - "RahXephon is initially confusing, and slow to open up, but at least it's never obvious or simplistic."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - C+

"RahXephon is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest anime ever, a sublime experience that is rivaled by very few existing titles."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Derrick L Tucker) - 5 stars (out of 5)