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Yoji Enokido (episode)
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Seasons:
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Tagline:
Enter the new reality.
Plot:
Kamina Ayato lives an ordinary life. He goes to school. He lives with his mother. He has schoolmates... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 72)

Jason Douglas ... Masaru Gomi / ... (15 episodes, 2002)
Hiro Shimono ... Ayato Kamina (7 episodes, 2002)
Aya Hisakawa ... Haruka Shitow (7 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Sôichi Masui (17 episodes, 2002)
Yutaka Izubuchi (16 episodes, 2002)
Akitoshi Yokoyama (4 episodes, 2002)
Tomoki Kyôda (3 episodes, 2002)
Yasushi Muraki (2 episodes, 2002)
Ikurô Satô (2 episodes, 2002)
Masahiro Andô (1 episode, 2002)
Yasuhiro Irie (1 episode, 2002)
Mitsuo Iso (1 episode, 2002)
Susumu Kudo (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Yutaka Izubuchi (16 episodes, 2002)
Chiaki Konaka (4 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Ônogi (4 episodes, 2002)
Yoji Enokido (3 episodes, 2002)
Takeaki Momose (3 episodes, 2002)
Takeaki Momose (3 episodes, 2002)
Ichirô Ôkôchi (3 episodes, 2002)
Mitsuo Iso (1 episode, 2002)
Yukari Kiryû (1 episode, 2002)
Fumihiko Takayama (1 episode, 2002)

Series Produced by
Daisuke Kawakami .... producer: Fuji TV (16 episodes, 2002)
Masahiko Minami .... producer: Bones (16 episodes, 2002)
Katsuji Nagata .... producer: Media Factory (16 episodes, 2002)
Shiro Sasaki .... producer: Victor Entertainment (16 episodes, 2002)
Matt Greenfield .... producer (15 episodes, 2002)
John Ledford .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2002)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2002)
Maki Horiuchi .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Hashimoto .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Yuji Suzuki .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
Ichiko Hashimoto (16 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Naoyuki Ôba (16 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jun'ichi Higashi (16 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tomoki Kyôda .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
Sôichi Masui .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Department
Yutaka Izubuchi .... storyboard artist: ending sequence / storyboard artist (16 episodes, 2002)
Kazutaka Miyatake .... concepts (16 episodes, 2002)
Atsushi Morikawa .... assistant art director (16 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Tagawa .... storyboard artist: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Shingo Takeba .... design works (16 episodes, 2002)
Akihiro Yamada .... illustrations: ending sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Hajime Jinguji .... design assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Yasushi Ishizu .... design assistant (6 episodes, 2002)
Tomoki Kyôda .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2002)
Masahiro Andô .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Sôichi Masui .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Akitoshi Yokoyama .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Yasushi Muraki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Sound Department
Yôta Tsuruoka .... sound director (16 episodes, 2002)
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 2002)
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound production supervisor (7 episodes, 2002)
Fumiaki Tanaka .... recording assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Satoshi Yano .... recording mixer (7 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Special Effects by
Miyako Hoshi .... special effects (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mitsuo Iso .... digital work / after effects artist / ... (16 episodes, 2002)
Kanta Kamei .... after effects artist / cgi: Studio Ibuse (7 episodes, 2002)
Hirofumi Araki .... cgi: Studio Ibuse / cgi: Studio Ipse (6 episodes, 2002)
Eiichi Akiyama .... after effects artist / cgi: Studio Ibuse (5 episodes, 2002)
Masaru Yasukawa .... digital progression (5 episodes, 2002)
Yasuhiro Ishii .... digital progression (3 episodes, 2002)
Kazuyuki Kumakura .... cgi: Studio Ipse (3 episodes, 2002)
Yôhei Sugawara .... cgi: Studio Ibuse (3 episodes, 2002)
Yasuhiro Ishii .... digital progression (2 episodes, 2002)
Shuichi Kaneko .... after effects artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Yôhei Sugawara .... cgi: Studio Ipse (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Yuri Hirokawa .... camera operator: Rare Trick (7 episodes, 2002)
Junichi Kakinuma .... camera operator: Rare Trick (7 episodes, 2002)
Rinjin Takahashi .... camera operator: Rare Trick (7 episodes, 2002)
Naoyuki Ôba .... camera operator: Rare Trick (7 episodes, 2002)
Kazuyuki Ôta .... camera operator: Rare Trick (5 episodes, 2002)
Kazuhiko Abe .... camera operator: Rare Trick (3 episodes, 2002)
Tetsuji Higuchi .... camera operator: Rare Trick (3 episodes, 2002)
Mitsuru Sugiura .... camera operator: Rare Trick (3 episodes, 2002)
Megumi Yamauchi .... camera operator: Rare Trick (3 episodes, 2002)
Yasuhiko Abe .... camera operator: Rare Trick (2 episodes, 2002)
Kaneko Mayumi .... camera operator: Rare Trick (2 episodes, 2002)
Kazuaki Ôta .... camera operator: Rare Trick (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Shiho Takeuchi .... mechanical animation director: opening sequence / mechanical animation director (25 episodes, 2002)
Hiroki Kanno .... animation character designer / character animation director: opening & ending sequences / ... (18 episodes, 2002)
Shuichi Kaneko .... animator: opening sequence / primary key animator (16 episodes, 2002)
Toshihiro Kawamoto .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Atsushi Morikawa .... background artist: ending sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Shûkô Murase .... animator: ending sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Yutaka Nakamura .... animator: opening sequence / primary key animator (16 episodes, 2002)
Shihoko Nakayama .... color designer (16 episodes, 2002)
Tensai Okamura .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Hirotoshi Sano .... chief animation director / animation director / ... (16 episodes, 2002)
Michiaki Satô .... mechanical designer (16 episodes, 2002)
Yoshinori Sayama .... mechanical designer (16 episodes, 2002)
Kôji Sugiura .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Tagawa .... animator: opening sequence / primary key animator (16 episodes, 2002)
Kaichirô Terada .... animator: opening sequence / primary key animator / ... (16 episodes, 2002)
Keisuke Watabe .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Akihiro Yamada .... character designer (16 episodes, 2002)
Atsushi Yamagata .... animator: opening sequence / primary key animator (16 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Ôsaka .... animator: opening sequence (16 episodes, 2002)
Kôichi Iwanaga .... inbetween checker (7 episodes, 2002)
Teizô Shimada .... inbetween artist (7 episodes, 2002)
Kazuhiko Yokota .... secondary key animator / inbetween artist (7 episodes, 2002)
Keiko Abu .... inbetween artist (6 episodes, 2002)
Izumi Inoue .... cel painter: M.I. (6 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiki Itô .... cel painter: M.I. (6 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiko Kishi .... assistant color designer / color designer (6 episodes, 2002)
Ayumi Kurashima .... secondary key animator / inbetween artist / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Akira Yamaguchi .... secondary key animator / inbetween artist / ... (6 episodes, 2002)
Tôru Kawamura .... cel painter: M.I. (5 episodes, 2002)
Kazuko Kikuchi .... cel painter: M.I. / color designer (5 episodes, 2002)
Kiyoaki Maeda .... secondary key animator: Studio Kuma (5 episodes, 2002)
Kenji Mizuhata .... animation director / primary key animator / ... (5 episodes, 2002)
Tomoki Mizuno .... secondary key animator / primary key animator (5 episodes, 2002)
Fumiko Suzuki .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 2002)
Yûko Takahashi .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 2002)
Setsuko Takenouchi .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 2002)
Midori Yamamoto .... inbetween artist (5 episodes, 2002)
Makiko Hirasawa .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Nobuaki Ishihara .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiyuki Itô .... animation director / primary key animator / ... (4 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiro Kajiwara .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Yasutada Katô .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Toshihiro Kohama .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Takeshi Matsuda .... primary key animator / animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Ritsuko Murakami .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Akemi Nagao .... cel painter: M.I. / color designer (4 episodes, 2002)
Satoko Nakao .... cel painter: M.I. / color designer (4 episodes, 2002)
Tsunenori Saitô .... animation director / primary key animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Kenya Shimizu .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Toshiyuki Tokuda .... background artist: Studio Easter (4 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Tomioka .... animation director / primary key animator (4 episodes, 2002)
Yôko Yamamoto .... inbetween artist (4 episodes, 2002)
Ayumi Andou .... cel painter: M.I. (3 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Aoi .... background artist: green (3 episodes, 2002)
Jun'ichi Hashimoto .... inbetween artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Azusa Honda .... background artist: green (3 episodes, 2002)
Atsuko Ito .... cel painter: M.I. (3 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiyuki Kodaira .... primary key animator / animation director (3 episodes, 2002)
Teiji Makino .... secondary key animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Atsuko Moriyama .... cel painter: M.I. (3 episodes, 2002)
Yoshitaka Narasaki .... cel painter: M.I. (3 episodes, 2002)
Ayumi Saitô .... cel painter: M.I. (3 episodes, 2002)
Miho Suzuki .... cel painter: M.I. (3 episodes, 2002)
Nobuto Akada .... animator / primary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Eiichi Akiyama .... animator / primary key animator / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Atsushi Hasegawa .... primary key animator / key animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Takumi Honma .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Yoko Ikekawa .... secondary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Shinji Kashiwada .... cel painter: M.I. (2 episodes, 2002)
Yasushi Katô .... background artist: Studio Easter (2 episodes, 2002)
Takashi Kawaguchi .... animator / primary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Masakazu Kawazoe .... animator / primary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kôji Kimoto .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Takeyuki Kimura .... primary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Miyoko Kohama .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Eiji Komatsu .... animator / primary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiromi Morikawa .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiromitsu Morishita .... animator / primary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Eri Nakamura .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Norifumi Nakamura .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Sachiko Nekota .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Tatsuya Sakai .... background artist: green (2 episodes, 2002)
Kenta Shimizu .... background artist: Studio Easter (2 episodes, 2002)
Mitsuyasu Takeuchi .... secondary key animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Kyôko Watanabe .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Hisashi Yamamoto .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Hiroaki Itabe .... assistant editor: Jay Film (7 episodes, 2002)
Manabu Kamino .... assistant editor: Jay Film (7 episodes, 2002)
Susumu Toyoda .... video editor: Tokyo Developing Laboratories (7 episodes, 2002)
Shigeyuki Yamamori .... editor: Jay Film (7 episodes, 2002)
Shigeru Murata .... video editor: Tokyo Developing Laboratories (5 episodes, 2002)
Akihiro Kanetaka .... video editor: Tokyo Developing Laboratories (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Hiromoto Ishikawa .... music producer (16 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Toshiaki Asaka .... publicity: Media Factory (7 episodes, 2002)
Naoko Asano .... setting production (7 episodes, 2002)
Ryûichi Kaneko .... conceptual researcher (7 episodes, 2002)
Toru Nozaki .... conceptual researcher (7 episodes, 2002)
Yoshihiro Oyabu .... setting production (7 episodes, 2002)
Fumihiko Takayama .... composition assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Shingo Takeba .... composition assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Mayumi Yamamoto .... production work (7 episodes, 2002)
Ichirô Ôkôchi .... composition assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Makoto Watanabe .... production desk (4 episodes, 2002)
Asuka Kitano .... publicity: Fuji TV (3 episodes, 2002)
Kimikazu Kobatake .... publicity: Bones (3 episodes, 2002)
Kimikazu Kobatake .... publicity: Bones (3 episodes, 2002)
Makoto Watanabe .... production desk (3 episodes, 2002)
Asuka Kitano .... publicity: Fuji TV (2 episodes, 2002)
Asuka Kitano .... publicity: Fuji TV (2 episodes, 2002)
 

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Japan:650 min (26 episodes)
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Australia:PG | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (vol 1, 2) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Germany:12 | Germany:6 (volume 4) | New Zealand:M | South Korea:12 | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14
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Trivia:
The first episode opens to the overture of Wagner's "Die Meistersinger", which will later prove to be an important reference to the theme of Rahxephon - song factors heavily in this series, and the Rahxephon and the Dolems are master singers.See more »
Quotes:
Quon:Dress me, please.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio (2003) (TV)See more »

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1 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Modern homage to Raideen, 26 July 2009
Author: ebiros2 from United States

According to the director of this series Yutaka Izubuchi, Rahxephon is an homage to Brave Raideen, but I also see strong influence of Neon Genesis Evangelion throughout this series. It's almost as though the series is is an amalgamation of the two. Ayato Kamina was a teenager living a normal life in Tokyo. What he didn't know was that he was a descendant of interdimentional race of Mulians, and Tokyo was encapsulated in an energy field which the outsiders called Tokyo Jupiter where time passed at a slower rate than the outside world. Earth is under attack by Dolems - a quasi robot created by the Mulians. Ayato Kamina is lead by his classmate Reika Mishima to an egg containing Rahxephon. Rahxephon only accepts Ayato as its pilot due to his genetic ties with the Mulians. The plot of Rahxephon and its pilot having ties with the Mulians is strait off of Brave Raideen, and also the design of Rahxephon takes from Raideen. The main character who is an introverted in the closet type individual is similar to that of Neon Genesis Evangelion. People in this story seems to use "official assignment" as an excuse to forward their motives and importance within the organization. The story is rather dark with apocalyptic theme running through its plot, and introverted characters that fills the roster doesn't make the story any more uplifting. Artistry is high, and there is an experimental aspect of using music as main ingredient of the story. Bolodin's Polovetsian Dances is played in many sequences. The story progresses slowly, and that takes away from the excitement of action that should be the main focus of super robot anime of this type. Also the characters appearing in this series are mostly unattractive individuals as human beings, and takes away from the plot. The style of the story - a dark apocalyptic sci-fi with introverted main character which was popular in the early 2000s, is somewhat passé by now. Watch this series for its artistry and its somewhat mysterious mood. But don't expect much action in each episodes.

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