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This review is from: RahXephon - Vol 1  [DVD] (DVD)
My first anime was Evangelion. Ouch, heavy you might say and it certainly was. Having a love/hate relationship with that series (love the start, hate the ending, both of them) I moved onto something that would give me the same challenge as the prior mentioned series. RahXephon was the obvious choice. This DVD is the beginning of what I can say is by far the best series (for me anyway) I have ever seen. It is the only series I have watched the whole way through and not regretted it ending. You couldn't ask any more of it.
At worst, on the NGE comparison, is that you can say it is seizing of myriad aspects of various series (especially NGE) and making something better out. At worst it is NGE done right but I feel it is better than that. To be honest it deserves more than five stars. The series is complex (as you'll see from this DVD) but plotholes are non-existent and all important strands are tied neatly into place (unlike NGE) at the end in a sublime final episode. The characters are wonderful and quite human (or not when it is demanded of them) and the animation is next to (or often surpassing) movie quality. To put it simply. Watch this anime. No scratch that. Buy this anime and watch it many, many times (or have a very understanding friend who won't mind never seeing his DVDs again).