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Writers:
Yoji Enokido (episode)
Mitsuo Iso (episode)
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Seasons:
1
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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A series of unusual intelligence, depth, and soul See more (14 total) »

Cast

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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)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2002)
John Ledford .... producer (11 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)
Yasuhiro Ishii .... digital progression (6 episodes, 2002)
Eiichi Akiyama .... after effects artist / cgi: Studio Ibuse (5 episodes, 2002)
Masaru Yasukawa .... digital progression (5 episodes, 2002)
Kazuyuki Kumakura .... cgi: Studio Ipse (3 episodes, 2002)
Yôhei Sugawara .... cgi: Studio Ibuse (3 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 Itô .... 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
David Williams .... dvd producer (26 episodes, 2002)
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:
In the opening song, tattoos are described as being "chiselled in". This refers to the traditional Japanese art of tattooing, irezumi, where the ink was in former times inserted into the skin not with a needle but with chisel-like implements.See more »
Quotes:
Quon:The world, suffused in sound.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio (2003) (TV)See more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A series of unusual intelligence, depth, and soul, 17 December 2003
Author: Simon Crowley from Edmonton, Canada

'RahXephon' is an engaging, stunningly crafted series, possessed of an emotional depth rarely seen in animation, Japanese or otherwise. Critics often compare 'RahXephon' to 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', even accuse Bones of plagiarizing Gainax's intellectual property, but this is both inaccurate and unfair; while the broad strokes of premise and plot are similar, the two shows are wildly different. At its core, 'Evangelion' was an action series with elements of psychological drama, collapsing into a confused muddle of arcane symbolism and overcomplicated plot twists. 'Eva' was entertaining, even enthralling, despite its flaws, but 'RahXephon' leaves it in the dust.

'RahXephon''s biggest advantage over its contemporaries is its character development. Virtually everyone who appears on screen is given a complex set of motivations and a significant amount of personal depth, and it is in watching these well-developed characters interact that the series' biggest is found. Personal conflicts--between Matoko and Kisaragi Itsuki, between Haruka and Megumi, between Ayato and, well, everybody--are given an emotional weight that invests these situations with a real feeling of tension, as well as sympathy for one, if not both, of the characters involved.

As intricate as the writing is, it would not be half as convincing without the stunning animation throughout the series. The animators imbued every person on screen with a personality displaying in their very appearance, and allowed subtle changes in facial expression and body language to speak as much as the dialogue. There is a shot in a latter episode of the expression on Haruka's face changing so subtly, in tiny movements of her eyebrows and lips, that one doesn't even notice until it's almost complete. The attention to detail is awe-inspiring.

As the series builds towards its thrilling climax, the emotional stakes rise higher, and the characters' situations become increasingly desperate, the show violently plays on the viewers' emotions-impressively enough, -without- being blatantly manipulative. I was lucky enough to watch a bootleg of the entire series in two sittings; I cannot imagine the torture of having to wait a week between instalments.

There are so many elements, so many fine details in 'RahXephon' that are beyond the scope of this review to explain. Whether or not you are an anime fan, whether or not you care for -any- form of animation, you absolutely -must- watch this series. It could change your view of the art form forever.

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