Anyone remember this anime? The art style looks pretty good.
Is it just another mecha or something more?
Evangelion:Next Generation with a Brave Reideen gloss rather than an Ideon one.
>god tier soundtrack
Yes. Also the MC wasn't a whiny little pussy, so it has that going for it. Interesting mecha designs too.
I liked the angel designs too
I mean dolems
The movie was a forgettable compilation, I remember little from it.
Except for one thing, a trippy dream sequence between the mc and his mother.
It was atmospheric, slightly incestuous and one of my favourite scenes in anime ever.
It also gave the mother much needed characterization and a chance to explain her motivation for being the female Gendo.
Niggaz better be down with Prince igor sung/played/interpretive danced all through the series
The jazz was cool though
I just rewatched it after many years. Thoroughly enjoyable. Everyone always compares it to NGE, which is understandable I suppose, as it is another mecha show made shortly after, and was at least partially an attempt to mimic the perceived depth of NGE's plot, world-building, and symbolism. RahXephon is worthy of being watched and judged on its own merits though. It does a lot of things better than Eva.
It's visually beautiful, the animation is consistently good, characters are well developed and interesting, the plot is original enough and pretty well written. Some unusual and noteworthy references and influences. Best part about it is the amazing soundtrack in my opinion.
the Christmas Cake (bestgirl) wins the Ayatob owl.
That's beyond a stretch to call anything that happened to her NTR. I suppose it might conjure up some of the same emotions in oversensitive, trigger-warning-needed type viewers, but come on.
It's romantic melodrama at worst. No one gets NTR-ed.
Only other thing besides Megumi I can think of that he might have been referring to is Haruka's failed college relationship to Itsuki (I think that's his name, glasses doctor with the Quon sister/mother incest vibes,) but we don't really know if they even fucked, and she only tried dating him because he reminded her of Ayato (which makes sense as they are genetically twins). I guess if anyone got NTRed, it was Itsuki getting NTRed by MC in the end.
> That's beyond a stretch to call anything that happened to her NTR
She loved someone and he got with someone else. That's what NTR is. The only reason it's a stretch is because the MC is the one getting stolen, so you have to center your perspective on Megumi to frame it as NTR.
She had a mild crush on someone, (two someones in a row actually,) who unfortunately for Megumi, both turned out to be involved in more serious, mature romances with other people, (her best friend, Kim who got knocked up by the boyish Major there, and then her sister Haruka with Ayato). I mean I felt for her of course, what shit luck, but she wasn't actually in a relationship with either the Major or Ayato. In the Major's case not only did he not have feelings for her, but he was oblivious to her feelings for him. Ayato cared for her, but it's never shown to be in a romantic way. More like a sibling rivalry/affection. She just picks shitty men to fall for. She should be more aware.
Because I just rewatched the show and feel like discussing it, even on the shittiest and most meme-d up and buzzword infected of pretenses. Mostly though because I obviously don't have anything better to do.
It gets compared to Eva a lot, by plebs and retards like >>136261142, because they're both mecha and try to incorporate western apocalyptic mythos (Christian and pseudo-Atlantis myths, respectively), but it's actually quite different.
RahXephon is ultimately a love story, while Eva is about Shinji's search for acceptance and a place to belong. Also Ayato is loved by friends and family, while Shinji has nobody. The motive power behind the angels and Dolems couldn't be more different, etcetera...
If I had to compare, I did like Eva a little more, but RahXephon was still truly excellent and definitely worth watching.
>RahXephon is ultimately a love story, while Eva is about Shinji's search for acceptance and a place to belong
The last time I argued with someone who thought RahXephon had nothing to do with NGE, they argued that RahXephon was different precisely because it was mostly about the search for a place to belong. I'm convinced that people are just reaching for thematic generalizations to make them seem different.
They're both good, but saying that it shouldn't be compared to NGE is ridiculous.
I think the interesting thing is that both are similar in execution except for the motivations, arcs and relations of the characters.
But those things aren't as tangibly different as they aren't visual things.
It was also nice with an alternative-evangelion with nice things like romance and smiles after the emotional ordeal that was loving EVA.
I love them both.
Most of what everyone has said so far is true. I'd definitely recommend it, but whether or not you like it will be completely up to you.
The series was decent. It had good visuals, a great OST, and the plot is interesting.
It does have a rather weak ending, though. It was just too rushed, and even though it did wrap the series up in a satisfying way, it was incredibly rushed.
>tired as shit of every thread devolving into NTR shitposting.
Certainly can't fault you for that. anon. Especially with the Erased anime starting up it is quite pervasive lately.
This is a great short breakdown of some of the major fundamental differences between the shows. As I mentioned before I understand why they get compared often, but it's really a shame that RahXephon tends to get dismissed as "a not-that-bad Eva-clone," because it really is its own show in all but a few superficial ways. Very much worth judging on its own merits.
It's easier than typing out Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. I'll admit though that I have no idea where that apparent subtitle/alternative title came from, and just defaulted to it because that's what anons seem to do lately.
When does that scene allegedly occur? I don't remember anything like that at all. If you mean Makoto "Shirohebi" Isshiki rather than von Bahbem the shaepshifting reptilian jew, he makes several attempts to manipulate Haruka into bed with him but it doesn't even come close to working. And he's not old, just white-haired and creepy.
Are you maybe thinking of something from the movie, or the manga? Saw the movie years ago and am about to rewatch it some time in the next couple of days, never read the manga, it looks bad.
I watched this series recently & I still like loved it. I also liked how the movie was edited down to focus more on their relationship as the show should have done more. I suffered through Eva & even though it does draw inspiration I never felt it was derivative work or a straight up clone. It does a lot of things differently, like tell a satisfactory story & the whole Mu thing & and art themes are actually successfully integrated into the story better. Also the show does a better job of focusing on its subplots that help to deepen it's main story.
At its heart it is a love story whereas Eva is more of an educational plot. It has some really great action & beautiful designs. Definitely recommend it to anyone, especially if they disliked Eva.
I'll stay away from using it in the future then, anon. Thanks for bullying me I guess.
What do the nips call it? Bokumachi? Dakenaimachi? They usually have an acceptable abbreviation for these things. They fucking love abbreviations.
Yeah, Isshiki. He tried really hard to get her to sleep with him by making implied threats against Ayato's safety and attempting to leverage his status as her (temporary) ranking superior officer, but it never worked. She rejected him outright and ultimately (briefly) lost her job because of it.
Watched an episode and was put off by the fact it is blatantly cashing in on the Eva formula. Although in retrospect there wasn't anything bad about the show itself. Animation, designs, soundtrack, and what I of the characters and plot, all seemed decent enough. After reading this thread I think I'll revisit it.
My friend showed me a few random scenes while I was at his house more than 10 years ago (in attempt to convince me to watch the entire series with him), and what I saw amounted to about one whole episode. I hope this clarifies the confusion I brought into this thread.