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RahXephon

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Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
RahXephon: The Motion Picture Movie 2003 TBD
RahXephon OVA OVA 2003 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
RahXephon 2001 TBD
RahXephon (Light Novel) 2002 TBD
Name Role
Carole MORTIMER Character Design
Yutaka IZUBUCHI Director
Ichiko HASHIMOTO Music

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Title Author Score Date
RahXephon HasseRovdjur 3.5/10 Jul 30, 2013
RahXephon MAK2Hybrid 9/10 Jul 29, 2013
RahXephon PhdInCartoons 7.3/10 Feb 28, 2013
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Good Dubs Kruszer 203 Apr 9, 2014
all2 bigougit 134 Mar 5, 2014
anime order 10th rounds YamiRin 1136 Jan 20, 2014
connorch1996 watched RahXephon at 26 of 26 episodes
connorch1996 stalled RahXephon at 26 of 26 episodes
connorch1996 watched RahXephon at 26 of 26 episodes
natyshiba rated the RahXephon anime 3.5/5 stars
natyshiba rated the RahXephon anime 3/5 stars

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Flawed heroes UNITE!!! CLoud reminds me very much of Kamina, the RahXephon's pilot. Both are completely unsure of their place in the world, and both have lost something deathly important to them. One a home, they other a purpose. Both have lost loved ones which drives them to fight on despite depressingly small chance of victory. Do not misunderstand me neither of these characters are straight forward hero types, they just dont have a choice about it. If they wont fight, who will?

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