Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rahxephon The Complete Series - Grand Canon Collection|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films Release Date: 09/02/2008 Run time: 770 minutes
Great Series, But Unnecessary Re-release
Always Samsung | New York, NY | 12/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was ready to give this box set a one star rating. First off, it's advertised as Volume two. For fans of anime who don't actively buy DVDs or just pick up a few titles here and there throughout the year - this can be very misleading. Along with the new cover art, some people might immediately come to the conclusion that this is season two of the series, but that is not the case. The box set is also labeled as "The Grand Canon Collection", which might throw people off as well. However, this is just a re-release of the first box set. The only exception is that this set includes the Rahxephon movie which was not included in the first set.
I'd like to gripe and complain about this because I'll have to purchase the movie separately. The anime business is nothing new. So, the movie should have been included with the original box set release. Why it wasn't, is beyond me.
However, underneath the hefty price tag is a great anime series. The artwork is a bit less bubbly as you don't have the characters with the huge big eyes. This only adds a bit more realism to this series because of the way the characters are drawn. But I digress.
This series once again involves a boy who can magically control a robot during a cataclysmic attack on earth and the human race. This theme was booming in anime during the mid nineties and was heavily explored in a few series. This meteoric rise of boy and mecca started flooding the TV waves when magical girl shows like Sailor Moon and shows of school girls with magic powers came to a close. Of course, this and Neon Genesis Evangelion are the big names that instantaneously come to mind. There was another series that I actually enjoyed which probably didn't get that much attention, called, Dual Parallel. Once again that is also a story of a boy who can control a robot.
If you own the original box set this isn't worth it. But, if you don't own the series or any of its DVDs and you want to start owning the collection - this is the box set to get."