As the story of RahXephon
unfolds, its similarities to and differences from Neon Genesis Evangelion
--the subject of heated online debates--become increasingly evident. Unlike Shinji, Ayato is curious--and suspicious about the events surrounding him. He's right to be suspicious: lurking in the shadows is mysterious billionaire Ernst Von Bähbem, who may be over 500 years old. His relationships with TERRA, the Mulians, and Ayato are only hinted at. Quon begins to discover her latent powers, although "the time of her awakening has not yet come." Music exerts a curious power in this world: Quon floats toward a great Mulian egg singing the familiar "Second Polovtsian Dance" of Borodin. The ultimate success of the series will rest on whether director Yutaka Izubuchi ties all these elements together more satisfactorily than he did in Gasaraki. (Rated 15 and older: violence, brief nudity, minor profanity, tobacco and alcohol use)
Three more episodes of the Japanese anime set in 2012, in which Tokyo teenager Ayato Kamina is chosen to lead the freedom organisation Terra in the fight against the alien dictators Mu, and to pilot the angel-winged giant mecha robot ReXephon. Just as Ayato begins to think he has finally learned the truth, the barriers between the world created by the Mu and the 'real' world start to disintegrate, causing the very fabric of time and space to unravel. Episodes are: 'Sonata of Recollection', 'Elusive Circuit' and 'The Black Egg'.