I’ve spent most of the morning trying to decide what I wanted to say about the most pivotal moment in RahXephon. If there is a single episode where the show turns from a sort of mecha show into something else entirely, it’s Episode 14 “The Boy in the Mirror/ Time after Time.” I think I’m […]
Read More If you meet the RahXephon on the road, do you kill it?
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
One of the temptations I’ve faced as I’ve been watching RahXephon is to compare it to Neon Genesis Evangelion. There are two reasons for that. The first is that everyone compares this show to Eva, even if they’re doing it in a positive light. I’m just as guilty of this as the next person. I […]
Read More How RahXephon is more like Gundam than Eva