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January 12, 2007 Peer review Reviewed

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for RahXephon:
  • More on legacy? Possible sources:
    • Hideaki Anno (RahXephon Complete book, pending translation, ref User:GunnarRene)
    • Reviewers
    • "Bu-chan" himself
  • Using the new cite episode template
  • Themes: Ethnic issues in Japan, American bases issues, love, family, ambition etc. incorporated into existing sections. (Not too much of this. We're not writing a original research paper on it.)
Priority 2
(Also see the talk pages for other articles in the Category:RahXephon category.)
  1. October 2005 – October 2006
  2. October 2006 – November 2006
  3. November 2006 – April 2007


Note on italics: The title RahXephon is written in italics. When referring to the mech itself, RahXephon is written without italics. --GunnarRene 00:04, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


Over the next couple weeks I plan to cleanup this and related pages. The two biggest changes I plan to put into effect are the combining and thinning of the music pages, either into their own page or to be added to the media page, and splitting off the episodes from the media page. Westrim (talk) 05:18, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

FYI, the media article no longer has any info on the Anime. That doesn't bother me too much, except that there is mention of an OVA and with the episode listing there is really no additional information on it. Is the movie the OVA (the article implies otherwise)? If not, is there a region 1 release of the OVA? -- Argel1200 (talk) 01:14, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm having less time to work on this than I anticipated, and figuring out how to do some things was more difficult than anticipated. I should be done in another week or so, with the anime segment added back in without the listings. As to your question; The movie is separate from the OVA. The OVA is basically an extra episode from the perspective of Quon that fits between episodes 13 and 14, whereas the movie was a full fledged theatrical release that retold the series. Westrim (talk) 01:32, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Not theatrical relase. TV-movie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

RX & Eva[edit]

Apparently that RahXephon book with the interview of Anno included a photo of Anno and Izubuchi: (see ). Perhaps fair use would cover us? --Gwern (contribs) 20:35 16 October 2009 (GMT)

I finally got a copy of the interview, if anyone cares: --Gwern (contribs) 00:13 13 September 2011 (GMT)

Blue blood source[edit]

"## And about "the same type". Anybody notices that when a Shito is
## discovered, the heads-up panel in the control room always says
## "Blood-type: Blue"? I read an EVA book (you know there are many
## of them), and it mentions a Japanese director (forgot his name)
## whose films apparently has had a major influence over Anno (the
## creator of EVA anime). One of his films is a SF movie, in which
## some UFO's appeared in several places on the Earth, and those
## people who were illuminated by the UFOs have their blood turned
## into blue. Nothing else happened to those people. They just
## lived as they were before, except their blood is now blue in
## colour. However, this is not the thing on the governments'
## minds. They are uneasy with certain people who are somehow
## different living in the society. And they fear that they have
## something more sinister developing in their bodies or minds.
## They organised a plot to kill everybody with blue blood. The
## lead character is a government employee, who happens to have
## a girlfriend with blue blood. The story ends in tragedy. All
## the blue-blooded people were killed, and the lead character
## himself killed his girlfriend."

Strictly speaking, this is about NGE, but notice it's from 4 years or so before RahXephon - despite its uncanny similarities to RX (lead character kills his blue-blooded girlfriend? hm...). It would be remarkable if RX had all those similarities and didn't draw on this director's movie. Some cursory googling doesn't turn up any movies though. --Gwern (contribs) 17:12 26 January 2010 (GMT)

I eventually found an official source about this from the Platinum Booklets. The Gainax commentary specifically says it was a bow to Blue Christmas (film).
Unfortunately, because RX was not as popular as Eva, it is likely that there will never be any Word of God on RX's blue blood also being a reference to Blue Christmas. So it goes. --Gwern (contribs) 02:50 18 March 2011 (GMT)

Why was this text in the article?[edit]

I found some text that may not belong in this article so I am leaving it here.

One of ''Evangelion'''s producers was similarly frustrated with anime as a whole, stating that much of what was released in the "post-Eva era" was "mass-produced junk".<ref name="ntusadec2006otsuki">{{cite journal | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | year = 2006 | month = December | title = Toshimichi Otsuki interview | journal = Newtype USA | volume = 5 | issue = 12 | pages = | doi = | issn = 1541-4817 }}</ref>

What I found on page 30 (the article is on pages 28–32 and is titled "Evangelion") does not show any relationship to RahXephon. – Allen4names 01:39, 19 February 2011 (UTC)


Not entirely sure why this is still capitalized... every official website I've seen keeps the 'X' lower-cased. Only the various databases and whatnot capitalize it. (talk) 02:41, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

I just noticed that it is spelled "RahXephon" on US/UK DVD boxes, but never on Japanese material. I would definitely side with the lower-cased 'X' in this case. (talk) 02:47, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
I disagree. All the reviewers seem to use the capital X, and only occasionally slip up and forget to capitalize it. --Gwern (contribs) 02:58 18 March 2011 (GMT)
"All the reviewers" means nothing when it could be a mistake in the first place. Despatche (talk) 19:01, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
The burden is on you to show that it should be renamed. The capital X is prevalent; I took a gander in Google Books, and the novel? It credits the 'RahXephon Project' on page 9. How does Amazon list half its merchandise? With the capital X. And so on. --Gwern (contribs) 16:40 30 March 2011 (GMT)

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