Australian niche anime publisher Siren Visual have announced that pre-orders for their DVD release of 26-episode 2002 anime series RahXephon have now opened. At an incredibly reasonable price of $39.95 AUD, copies will begin shipping out on January 21st 2015. Not a shabby way to kick off the year!
The city of Tokyo has been overthrown, taken over by Invaders who have devastated the rest of the planet… For 15 years, the remnants of the human race have fought a losing battle against the Mu and their Dolem, knowing that the key to victory lies within the domed walls of Tokyo Jupiter, where time flows in a different path and none of the mind-wiped citizens even know that the city has been conquered.
No one has been able to get into Tokyo. Until now… Prepare for the ultimate paradigm shift as one young man learns the horrifying secret in RahXephon. Heavily influenced by musical theory (the mecha-esque Dolems are named after musical terms) and loaded with historical references covering art, literature and mythology; RaXephon is recommended for fans of Raideen and Neon Genesis Evangelion, to which it is often compared.