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Neon Genesis Evangelion and Rahxephon
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Posted 11/28/06
This argument has gone into other threads and should be taken here.
I'm not gonna post much right now other than the fact that there is a huge difference in theme and plot. Evangelion is more critical about humanity while Rahxephon celebrates it. Its really funny how themes so opposite of one another can be seen as the same thing. Rahxephon really should be seen to completion if anything. It is a stand alone anime and people should be less objective between it and Evangelion.
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Now that i think about it, even i have been engagin in unfairly comparing everything to Evangelion if it has mechs, Dual Parallel Trouble for example. But as you have pointed out in your post on the other thread, its untenable to make such comparisons.
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I used to make comparisons between EVA and Lain, then I realized that they were different and I felt dumb. Lain doesn't even have mechs. Of couse it doesnn't need mechs, but you get my point. I did the same with Fafner and Azure and a whole bunch of things.
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I think it's because when Evangelion came out and it was fairly groundbreaking, everything else became a standard of which to be judged, which is why everyone feels the need to draw unnecessary comparisons.
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Posted 11/28/06
Exactly.
Also, the way people compare it is weird. I have seen people like Lusulpher take everything as a rip off of EVA. If your comparing quality thats one thing, which still shouldn't be compared if your considering if the anime is any good, but saying whether something is a rip off is another.
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lol No matter what anyone says no one on Raxephon has anythong on Rei. She da bomb and you all know it.
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Did you even read what this is about? This about those damn comparisons like that being made. Not whether or not EVA and Rahxephon is better. Oh and BTW, when I saw EoE for the first time I freaking bursted in laughter when her arm just randomly fell off. It wasn't too random, but I laughed.
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Posted 11/28/06
EoE?
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Posted 11/28/06
stop your noobish ways^
EoE = End of Evangelion
go back to otaku basics 101 and learn your terminology
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haha but cant blame him...End of Eva sucks...i hate it...except asuka haha
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I thought EoE was pretty good, although I was annoyed by the large overlap between it and DaR. Mostly, I suppose, I was just glad that they tried to do something to answer all the questions left by the last two episodes of the series, although I think EoE raised more questions than it answered.
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Posted 11/28/06
I don't really like to compare the two series. I thought they were similar sometimes, but very different at others. Personally I prefer Eva. I liked the characters better and their post apocolyptic history better. Rahxephon was good but IMO it fell short...but that's splitting hairs. Both were good shows.

EOE was twisted beyond most things I had seen. It will always remain in my top faves, not because it "tied up the series" but simply to see Asuka whoop ass. Shinji owns throughout the entire series and then Asuka comes back and steals the show. Hands down.
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Posted 12/6/06

arx7arbalest wrote:

Exactly.
Also, the way people compare it is weird. I have seen people like Lusulpher take everything as a rip off of EVA. If your comparing quality thats one thing, which still shouldn't be compared if your considering if the anime is any good, but saying whether something is a rip off is another.


RahXephon compared to Evangelion, is like Chobits to DearS.

IT'S BLOODY FUCKIN' OBVIOUS!

I would have to be blind not to see it .
Evangelion is not the only show that I stated gets ripped off, it's the one that gets ripoffed the most, and I'm not counting homages.(Watch episode 1 of Fafner and tell me that ain't Nerv under attack from Sachiel, ep 1 of Eva)

And the fact remains that from RahXephon eps 1-13, RahXephon is still a crappy show. All those unended conversations are starting to take a toll on our club. Whenever a new plot event happens, we try to put into the overview of the show, WE CAN'T!

They are trying so hard to be mysterious, that they don't give any additional data in the plot. Characters just start acting wierder(usually when a song plays, or they state some random poetry), no motivation necessary

You keep saying it can stand on it's own, but that has to be one badass ending to make up for this crap.
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Personally, I beleive Rahxephon did what Eva was trying to do and did it better. Better production, a main character that you didn't want to punch in the face everytime he walked on the screen, relationships that actually went somewhere, as well as removing all the pretentious arrogant half baked philosophy. I still like Eva alot, but I prefer Rahxephon. Could Rahxephon stand on its own? Sure. Would it have been made without Eva coming before it? Probably not.

Dual is an Eva parody for anyone who hasn't noticed the bloody freaking obvious yet...
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Posted 12/6/06

azrael910 wrote:

Personally, I beleive Rahxephon did what Eva was trying to do and did it better. Better production, a main character that you didn't want to punch in the face everytime he walked on the screen, relationships that actually went somewhere, as well as removing all the pretentious arrogant half baked philosophy. I still like Eva alot, but I prefer Rahxephon. Could Rahxephon stand on its own? Sure. Would it have been made without Eva coming before it? Probably not.

Dual is an Eva parody for anyone who hasn't noticed the bloody freaking obvious yet...


I thought RahXephon was about music, then I saw the first episode, and as soon as that chick with the yellow ribbon showed up mysteriously during the Dolem attack, I was like did they make a show about Rei and Kaworu?
They still have yet to focus on music, all they do is introduce clone characters from Eva and put them in the same situations as their counterparts, and now they are alluding to the Tree of Life and the Eggs of Humanity thing(white egg, black egg), adn the first human, it's gotten pretty plagerizing.

Then I thought RahXephon WAS the Eva parody for a while, cause it was so random, we laughed at it.

Then I tried some Dual, that is actually a decent parody(but it could be it's own unique series).
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