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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (1,774)

RahXephon is an anime series that was first aired in Japan in 2002. It is set in a future world where humanity is threatened by mysterious beings called Mu. The show follows the life of Ayato Kamina, a young man living in Tokyo Jupiter, a city that is home to a group of humans who have been separated from the rest of the world. Ayato's life changes when he becomes the pilot of a giant mecha, RahXephon, which is the only weapon capable of defeating the Mu.

The show's voice cast includes a number of popular Japanese voice actors. Chikao Ohtsuka voices Jin Kunugi, a government official who is responsible for the deployment of the RahXephon. Jouji Nakata voices Itsuki Kisaragi, a scientist who is involved in developing new technology for the RahXephon. Maaya Sakamoto voices Haruka Shitow, a close friend of Ayato and a member of the anti-government organization, TERRA. Kae Araki voices Quon Kisaragi, the younger sister of Itsuki and a key figure in the story.

Other characters in the show include Ayato's classmates, Hiroko Asahina (Yumi Kakazu) and Mamoru Torigai (Hiro Shimono), who become involved in the conflict between the Mu and humanity. There is also Megumi Shitow (Houko Kuwashima), Haruka's younger sister who has a mysterious connection to the RahXephon, and Makoto Isshiki (Mitsuru Miyamoto), a member of TERRA who has a complicated relationship with Haruka.

The show's plot is complex and explores themes such as identity, memory, and reality. Ayato's journey as the pilot of the RahXephon is intertwined with his quest to uncover the truth about his past and his relationship with the Mu. As he becomes more involved in the conflict, he learns that there is more to the world than what he has been told and that his destiny is tied to the fate of humanity.

RahXephon also features stunning animation and a memorable soundtrack composed by Ichiko Hashimoto. The mecha designs are unique and the battles between the RahXephon and the Mu are intense and visually impressive. The show's score complements the tone of the series and features standout tracks such as the opening theme, "Hemisphere" by Maaya Sakamoto.

Overall, RahXephon is a thought-provoking anime series that is worth watching for fans of the mecha and sci-fi genres. The show's memorable characters, complex plot, and stunning visuals make it a standout in the anime landscape.

RahXephon is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on September 3, 2005.

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Time Enough For Love
26. Time Enough For Love
November 26, 2005
Ayato has returned to see Haruka...for the last time. He has become a God and now must battle Quon, who has also obtained the form of a God, in one last battle. The winner will create the world of their choosing. As Haruka and Megumi watch the battle begin from afar, Haruka feels lost. Megumi helps her sister by telling Haruka that she always wanted to be as strong as her. With her strength restored, Haruka commandeers a jet and flies high into the sky to see Ayato one final time.
Deus Ex Machina
25. Deus Ex Machina
November 26, 2005
Ayato and Haruka have expressed their love for one another, just as they did fifteen years ago before the world was changed forever. With the woman he loves waiting for him to return, Ayato, with the Bähbem Foundation watching, steps into the RahXephon and begins his transformation into a deity. The Mulians begin their final assault on mankind, the transgressors in their world. Their trump card is the mother of Ayato Kamina: Quon.
Twin Music
24. Twin Music
November 19, 2005
In his last act, Commander Jin Kunugi destroyed the Dolem linked with Colonel Kuki by creating a barrier around Nirai-Kinai similar to the one that had enclosed Tōkyō. Inside the barrier, there is only one person now alive on the evacuated island: Ayato Kamina, who, having been summoned by Reika Mishima, is inside the white egg. This time, he accepts her and his destiny as the Rah of the Xephon. However, Quon, who has returned to the Mulians, has also accepted her destiny as Rah of the black egg Xephon.
Where The Sweet Bird Song
23. Where The Sweet Bird Song
November 19, 2005
Makoto Isshiki's operation has succeeded in destroying the barrier around Tōkyō. Unfortunately, the barrier not been created by the Mu. Instead, mankind had crafted it in order to keep the Mu restrained from expanding their power. With the barrier dissolved, the Mu's flying cities have been freed and they commence to position themselves over the entire planet. Jin Kunugi, back in charge of TERRA after Isshiki's removal, finds that he has his work cut out for him. Meanwhile, Ayato's refusal to go with Reika Mishima to become one with the RahXephon has caused the giant humanoid to revert to its dormant state within the white egg.
Operation Jupiter Obliteration - Downfall
22. Operation Jupiter Obliteration - Downfall
January 21, 2002
Ayato has a face-to-face encounter with Mishima who reveals her true purpose for showing herself. Isshiki and TERRA initiate their plan to take down the Tokyo Jupiter barrier, but the results endanger the world.
Down Fall
22. Down Fall
November 12, 2005
Makoto fires Haruka for drawing a humourous caricature of him as a white snake, what he is called behind his back by the TERRA staff. Fortunately, Haruka couldn't be happier to be free of the new commander's grasp. The Bähbem Foundation, the real controllers of the Federation, have ordered Isshiki to cancel his operation to destroy the Tōkyō barrier, but Makoto refuses and moves up the operation before the Foundation can act.
Good Bye My Friend
21. Good Bye My Friend
November 12, 2005
Makoto Isshiki commences preparations for Operation Down Fall, which will destroy the Mulian's barrier over Tōkyō. To ensure the operation's success, Isshiki visits Ayato to make sure that the RahXephon pilot will stay loyal to his keepers. As TERRA moves towards the start of their operation, Mamoru Torigai explains to Jin Kisaragi the nature of the Mulians.
Interested Parties
20. Interested Parties
November 5, 2005
Ayato has destroyed a Dolem who, unbeknownst to Ayato, had actually been linked with Hiroko, which caused her death. Just when he felt like he knew what he piloted the RahXephon for, his world is once again turned upside down. The RahXephon pilot is returned to TERRA, now under the direction of the Federation and Makoto Isshiki. Haruka has also been promoted to an intelligence operative for Isshiki. Also joining TERRA is a person who looks just like Reika Mishima. Her name is Haruka.
Ticket To Nowhere
19. Ticket To Nowhere
November 5, 2005
Ayato and Hiroko leave Tōkyō followed by Elvy and Haruka in the Vermillion. While TERRA and the Vermillion search for Ayato, the instrumentalist and his friend, who is seeing the rest of the world for the first time in her life, make their way to Kagoshima. Trying to figure out what to do, Ayato and Hiroko each explore who and what they are.
The Memory Of A Lost City
18. The Memory Of A Lost City
October 29, 2005
Accompanied by Elvy, Haruka visits the middle school where she first fell in love with Ayato so many years ago. Meanwhile, Hiroko's encounter with Ayato for the first time in a month has left her visibly shaken. She feels that her memory has been altered, but she can't figure out what was taken from her. As Haruka and Elvy walk towards Ayato's house, and as Hiroko wonders about who she is, they all hear Ayato's screams in the distance.
Ground Zero
17. Ground Zero
October 29, 2005
Ayato has decided to return to Tōkyō. Quon, who is a Mulian like Ayato, will be returning with him. Without TERRA's knowledge, they head out in the RahXephon. Makoto Isshiki relieves Jin Kisaragi of his post as commander, and takes over the operation to retrieve the RahXephon at all costs. With orders to bring back the RahXephon and its pilot, Elvy moves in with the Vermillion...with a friend along for the ride.
The Moon Princess
16. The Moon Princess
October 22, 2005
Ayato, having learned for the first time since he left the protective barrier of Tōkyō Jupiter that he is a Mulian, has become distraught by the news. Now, without his knowledge, those in power have decided to move past Ayato and focus on Quon's talents. Meanwhile, Haruka confronts her uncle about what she has learned about Ayato's mother, Maya.
Child Hood's End
15. Child Hood's End
October 22, 2005
Fifteen years ago, three children are put through music training in a large mansion. The Master, who will choose one of the three to be his successor, will decide their role in what is to come. While the Master is away, the children sneak out late at night to see a creature made of mud that sings in the caves below the mansion.
Time After Time
14. Time After Time
October 15, 2005
A shake-up at the base takes place when the corporate interests use their influence to take charge of Quon. A new Terra weapon, The Vermillion, debuts.
Sleeping Beauty
13. Sleeping Beauty
October 15, 2005
Haruka begins a clandestine search for records pertaining to Quon Kisaragi, the first person to exhibit signs of the Mu phase. Meanwhile, Itsuki and Makoto begin to make preparations for the arrival of a visitor from the Federation just as a new Dolem appears in orbit. TERRA readies itself for battle, but the Dolem continues to stay just out of reach.
12. Resonance
October 8, 2005
The Dolem that trapped Ayato in a mindscape has had an adverse effect on Quon: She suffered intense pain when Ayato was swallowed up by the Dolem and is now in a coma. Ayato's experiences within the mindscape have made him doubtful about his place outside of Tōkyō. Meanwhile, Elvy has begun to question her role in TERRA, and Sayoko and Makoto begin a relationship mutually beneficial to both parties.
11. NightMare
October 8, 2005
When Ayato intercepts the latest Dolem, the large mecha encapsulates the RahXephon within itself, causing Ayato a large amount of pain. As TERRA looks on helplessly, the large Dolem swallows up Ayato and the RahXephon. Moments later, Ayato awakens...and he's back in Tōkyō.
War In The remembrance
10. War In The remembrance
October 1, 2005
Ayato's RahXephon and Elvy's fighter squadron successfully put down the most recent Dolem attack. Afterwards, a brief respite from battling the Mu allows the people of Nirai-Kinai and the rest of the world to honour those who died in the Great Mu War. As preparations take place, Quon plays a musical piece on her violin that stirs up distant memories for Commander Jin Kunugi.
October 1, 2005
Jouji Futagami begins to research the history of Nirai Island and comes across some information on a small shrine where it is said that two girls were reverse spirited away. As he examines his information, Sayoko Nanamori does some research of her own on the Observer: Makoto Isshiki. Meanwhile, a day at the beach for most of the TERRA staff finds Ayato contemplating his place outside of Tōkyō Jupiter. While on a boat with Quon, they both see Reika Mishima high above them on a cliff. Ayato and Quon examine the area where they saw Reika, and find a small shrine carved into the island.
The Dreaming Stone
8. The Dreaming Stone
September 24, 2005
A crystal that Kisaragi has given to Sayoko has some adverse effects, and it's not just on her either.
Phantom In The Cloud
7. Phantom In The Cloud
September 24, 2005
A man calling himself an "observer," Makoto Isshiki, is brought in to join with TERRA, but his true purpose seems rather questionable.
Lost Songs Forgotten Melodies
6. Lost Songs Forgotten Melodies
September 17, 2005
Fourteen years ago, a Mulian Dolem destroyed 8 cities on the continent of Australia. For TERRA Lieutenant Kim Hotal, the fight against the Mu is personal. Having lost her parents in the attack on Canberra, Kim has dedicated her life to destroying the Mu. When the Mu that destroyed the Australian cities reappears, Kim must trust Ayato to pilot the RahXephon so she can have her revenge for the loss of her parents. There's just one problem...
On Earth As It Is In Heaven
5. On Earth As It Is In Heaven
September 17, 2005
Using the RahXephon, Ayato has defeated a large Dolem, which had attacked TERRA's sea fortress, the Lilia Litvyak. While everyone is very grateful for his efforts, Ayato cannot forget that if the RahXephon had not sensed his danger and rescued him, he would not have escaped the cell where he had been imprisoned by TERRA. Ayato takes his anger out on those around him, including Haruka, who is deeply hurt by his words. Due to Ayato's help against the Dolem, TERRA has decided to place him with one of their members. Ayato is taken to his new home on Nirai-Kanai where he is introduced to his new family.
Watch the year hand
4. Watch the year hand
September 10, 2005
Haruka Shitou, the woman who has shown Ayato that Tōkyō is not the last city on earth, is a member of TERRA, an organisation whose sole purpose is to destroy the Mulians, a race of blue-blooded humans who have encapsulated Tōkyō within a huge sphere whose outside appearance resembles the planet Jupiter. Taken from Tōkyō Jupiter, Ayato is put aboard TERRA's main sea fortress for questioning. A scan of Ayato reveals that he carries characteristics of a Mulian. Despite the fact that he has red blood, he is confined to a cell. For all intents and purposes, he is a prisoner of war.
Welcome to our town
3. Welcome to our town
September 10, 2005
Ayato has discovered the shocking truth: his mother has blue blood. The RahXephon destroys another Dolem and creates a passage from Tokyo to the outside.
September 3, 2005
Ayato and the girl named Reika Mishima, the girl who looks exactly like the one from his painting, discovered the ruins of Old Tōkyō. There, they located a large white egg in the centre of a circular waterfall. Ayato, overwhelmed by a strange power, spoke the word "RahXephon". Suddenly, the egg burst open, revealing a large mecha. However, that is all that he remembers. He wakes to find himself in a hospital. The invasion has been repelled, and Ayato sits among the wounded civilians from the attack, waiting for his mother to pick him up.
September 3, 2005
Ayato Kamina begins his day by staring longingly at a painting he has produced of a woman in a yellow dress. The woman stands on a rocky outcropping stretching out over a world of confusion. As he begins to lose himself in his creation, his alarm rings, signaling that it's time for school. As Ayato heads to school on the train with his two closest friends, Hiroko Asahina and Mamoru Torigai, his hometown of Tōkyō, the only city he knows to be in existence, is attacked by an unknown enemy.
Where to Watch RahXephon
RahXephon is available for streaming on the G4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch RahXephon on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    September 3, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,774)