Shinmaru Posted July 7, 2005 Report Share Posted July 7, 2005 Wondering if anyone here has seen this amazing series. I bought the first four DVDs at Anime Expo this weekend (should've bought the boxset, but I spent my money too quickly ). I was a bit disappointed with it, at first, because the pace is initially very slow. However, when I watched the first disc again I loved it. Each DVD afterwards has grown in quality exponentially. Hopefully I'll not go too long without getting the money for the final three DVDs; avoiding spoilers is always murder for me, haha. For those wondering just what the hell I'm talking about, RahXephon is a mecha anime in the vein of Evangelion... sort of. RahXephon is compared to Eva quite frequently, but I'm of the opinion that the two series differ quite a bit, especially in terms of characterization. The comparisons between the two are mostly superficial (mecha anime, use of mecha archetypes, etc.). Like Eva, RahXephon takes the existing mecha archetypes and builds upon them in a way that establishes the story as unique and worthwhile. The character development, in particular, has been outstanding so far. Not just with the main characters, but the minor characters, as well. You get the feeling that a lot of craft and care went into RahXephon's story. As for the visuals, I can't say much more than that they are freakin' gorgeous. Great use of color, beautiful landscapes, awesome fight sequences, and excellently designed characters and mecha. According to a friend of mine I've not even seen the best looking episodes yet - the final episodes are supposed to be breathtaking. The music is fantastic, too, which isn't surprising since music plays a large part in RahXephon's story. A lot of the music is very simple, but it complements the series perfectly. If I ever see the OST anywhere, I'm snatching it up in a second, haha. Plain and simple, I love this series. I have no doubts that the story will continue improve beyond my expectations. If the ending is as great as friends of mine say it is, then I would not hesitate to declare RahXephon the best anime I've seen. Despite my gushing, I'm really only slightly above a casual fan of anime, so it takes something really special to draw me in enough to buy it. RahXephon's pretty damn special, I think. Anyway, enough of my fanboy rambling. Thoughts? I'll gladly elaborate on the story a bit if anyone wishes me to. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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