One of the first things I ever wrote on this blog was about the common comparison between RahXephon and Evangelion. In a nutshell, people will often go with a simple straight-line comparison between the characters in the two shows. They’ll say Haruka is Misato, Quon is Rei, Megumi is Asuka, Itsuki is Kaji, and sometimes […]Read More Why we need to stop comparing RahXephon characters to Eva
Of all of the characters in RahXephon, Jin Kunigi is my favorite. There is a piece of myself that hates this realization. He is exactly the character that I’m meant to like. He’s a conflicted leader, who is trying to redeem himself for his past wrongs. He is a complicated character. On the one hand, […]Read More The Bluebird of Sadness in RahXephon
Beware! For ahead lay mild spoilers for RahXephon, or at least items I did not pick up until the second or third time I watched it. You have been warned. There were a lot of things I expected when I started this series of posts about RahXephon. I expected interest would dry up. I expected […]Read More The Ice Prince and His Brother The Sun in RahXephon
This is a post about two girls. Well, not really two girls, but a picture of two girls in an image of RahXephon. It’s really the childhood selves of Kim Hotal, who we are fully introduced to in Episode 6 “Obliterated Cities/Lost Songs, Forgotten Melodies.” While RahXephon stays fairly rooted in reality much of the […]Read More The story of two girls and trauma in RahXephon
It’s that time of the week again. The time that I pull up my reading list and start perusing the rest of the ani-blogging community. Yep, it’s time for the weekly tour around the Otakusphere. I don’t really have anything fascinating or clever to say today. I was going to talk about that tomorrow (Jan. […]Read More The Otakusphere: Good numbers, African cartoons and OMG the Dutch Angles they’re everwhere!
This is my second time trying to write this post. This time I’m going to start at the end and work backward. School Days played a horrible trick on me that has made me re-evaluate the entire series. What do I mean? The short answer is I thought I was watching a romance show about […]Read More School Days, you have betrayed me. An #anitwitwatches post
For the past few days, I’ve been struggling with how to explore the larger war in RahXephon. Unlike other shows, RahXephon seems to be difficult for me to break into discrete chunks. Partially, it’s because of how familiar I am with this series. I know how the themes of the war between the Earth and […]Read More The War of Misunderstandings in RahXephon