||作者：PConline游戏天下网友· shirley 翻译
从这点来说，RahX不那么复杂因此比起EVA更容易欣赏，我不认为RahX照搬了EVA,特别考虑到EVA自身是一部心理学讽刺与和理论分析的大型机器人动画，此类别早在70年代就出现了（换句话说，EVA远离了本身的原创性）。比起EVA，RahX实际上更多地借鉴了Megazone 23这部动画，甚至可以说EVA是深受Megazone 23影响。
我认为成为达到纯艺术性的娱乐作品，RahX蓄意得借鉴了Megazone 23与Evangeion，就像EVA重新使用了20年前儿子驾驶父亲的巨型机器人的概念，Gundam，而这个概念本身又是借鉴自更老的作品像Tetsujin 28和Mazinger。
据个例子，就像Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet 和 Franco Zeffirelli' Romeo & Juliet （这个我不知道>_<），都是从各自角度非常精彩的作品，一部非常经典，具很高文学价值；另一部则更具当代性，更容易理解。
根据他们的相似点，两部作品的终结都创造了思考的空间。然而，比起EVA，我个人认为RahX和Shoujo Kakumei Utena（好像是少女革命…）的论题更为相近。从表面上说，RahX是一部完整的，具有逻辑的皮诺曹从玩偶变成男孩科幻故事，如果我的分析准确的话，RahX也可以认为是一部具有关于成长，成熟以及大部分的自主/自我抉择的寓意的作品
就像先辈EVA和Utena，RahX是一部关于年轻人努力克服幼年不安和恐惧并成为一个具有自我意识与自足的成年人的故事。EVA讲述了一个自尊和自我价值非常弱的少年男孩无法发挥自我潜力并认同自己是一个独立的人的故事。Shinji把自己认作EVA01的驾驶员，或是父亲的儿子，或是Asuka发泄的对象，但从不是Shinji Ikari。Shinji的窘境从根本上与Ayato Kamina（神名绫人）不同，虽然不是完全对
在RahX最终话中，Ayato意识到他丧失了从前的记忆，并拒绝意识到Haruka ，Hiroko，Elvy与Megumi对他的爱。他始终逃避，因为对自己的人性不确定 - 实际上，害怕承担，害怕是完全的Mu族或是人类，孩子或是大人。当他说到他的世界或是Quon的世界必须被摧毁并被另一个世界同化，他象征性得表达了他必须决定他的未来。他可以立足于成人社会中并在世界上有所成就，或是仍由他自己被社会歧视，（由Quon表达）。神为Ayato准备了人生的道路，现在是Ayato自己决定方向的时候。（…………）（关于Barbem和细节看 http://bbs.popgo.net/bbs/showthread.php?s=&threadid=162941&perpage=15&pagenumber=1 楼顶的帖子，很详细了……）
Itsuki ，Makoto ， Maya ， Sayoko 的处境都和Ayato相同。他们仅把自己人做角色或是复制品，而不是个人。他们未能发挥意愿认识到自己不仅仅是克隆或是棋子使得他们不能存在于世界上。RahX世界中就像达尔文的理论，适者生存。
像Ayato ， Haruka ， Megumi 这些角色努力得实现他们的愿望并表达出来。
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1 Is RahXephon an Evangelion Rip Off?In that respect, RahXephon is less challenging and therefore easier to enjoy and like than Evangelion. I wouldn't say that RahXephon "rips off" Evangelion, especially considering that Evangelion itself is a psychological parody and theoretical analysis of the giant robot anime genre that's existed since the early 1970s. (In other words, Evangelion is very far from "original" itself.) RahXephon actually borrows far more heavily from Megazone 23 than it does Evangelion, and even Evangelion could be said to be heavily influenced by Megazone 23. I think that in its effort to be purely artistic entertainment, RahXephon knowingly pays homage to both Megazone 23 and Evangelion in the same way Evangelion re-uses the concept of a boy piloting his father's giant robot that was used 20 years before in Mobile Suit Gundam, which itself borrowed the idea from even older shows like Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger.
August 20th, 2002
Surely you've heard of the debate that's been going on, comparing RahXephon against Eva. Some say it outright rips it off while others say there are similarities but nothing more. I'm curious to see what your take on this is since I'm sure we'll hear about it more once ADV releases this.
Overexposure has dulled my enthusiasm for Evangelion over the years, but I still like and respect the show very much. Evangelion offers amazing action choreography and a stunning level of intellectual depth and philosophical pontification. RahXephon isn't nearly as intellectual or theoretical, but is instead much more mysterious and subtle and, I dare say, artistic than Evangelion. To some degree I have trouble comparing them because Evangelion seems to be a show with an agenda, a point to make, while RahXephon is much more a show seemingly intended only to be engaging and stimulating and entertaining.
To summarize, I would say that the similarities between RahXephon and Evangelion are intentional. To summarize in an analogy, RahXephon is to Evangelion as Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet is to Franco Zeffirelli' Romeo & Juliet. Neither is Shakespeare's original, and both are exceptional productions and each enjoyable in their own rights, but one is highly classical and literary while the other is more contemporary and easily accessible.
2 Can You Explain the Ending of RahXephon?
October 23rd, 2002
Can you explain what RahXephon was about or what actually happened at the end?
Inevitably comparisons will be drawn between the conclusions of Evangelion and RahXephon, but such are to be expected given the similarities between the two shows in style, theme and intent. The imagery of the finales of both shows as well are bound to create speculation based on their similarity. However, if anything, I personally think that RahXephon has more in common thematically with Shoujo Kakumei Utena, another TV anime that tread the same ground, than it does with Evangelion. On its surface, RahXephon is a complete, logical science-fiction story of Pinocchio- the tale of a puppet who becomes a real boy. If my symbolic analysis is accurate, RahXephon may also be taken as a parable of growth, maturity and most of all self-determination.
Like its predecessors Evangelion and Utena, RahXephon is a story about a youth striving to overcome the insecurities and fears of childhood and develop into a self-aware and self-sufficient adult. Evangelion told the story of a young boy whose self esteem and sense of self worth were so minimal that he was unable to self-actualize and recognize himself as an independent person. Shinji defined himself as the Evangelion Unit 01 pilot, or as his father's son, or as the object of Asuka's projected guilt, but never as Shinji Ikari. Shinji's dilemma is fundamentally different from that of Ayato Kamina, although not entirely foreign to the world of RahXephon. RahXephon is a story about not merely coming into oneself, but fulfilling oneself and, like Utena, revolutionizing the world. While "revolutionizing the world" in Utena meant symbolically exchanging the world of adolescence for that of adulthood, RahXephon plays on both the internal, mental evolution of Ayato Kamina's own psychological world, and on the external level of Ayato physically altering the world around him by effecting the people that surround him.
In the final episodes of RahXephon, Ayato recognizes that he has lost his memories of his past and has refused to recognize the love extended to him by Haruka and Hiroko and Elvy and Megumi. He's always running away because he's uncertain of his own humanity- in effect, afraid of commitment, afraid to be completely Murian or human, child or adult. When he says that either his or Quon's world must be destroyed and absorbed by the other, he symbolically means that he must determine his own future. He can either take his place in adult society and make his mark on the world, or allow himself to be absorbed, marginalized and victimized by society and life itself, represented by Quon. God has set Ayato on the road of life, and it's now time for Ayato himself to choose his own direction and purpose. Literally, as the final episode reveals, Lord Barbem is the deistic god of RahXephon who created the board, set the pieces in motion, then stepped back to watch how the game would play out. Ayato is one of the pieces given the choice of not moving, moving as expected, or making his own rules and moving as he desires.
Quon, in the form of Ishitori, seeks to destroy Ayato in the final episode. Quon may be considered the external influence of the world. In Ayato's mind she explains to him that she is part of him and he, part of her. She also helps him come to realize that he is not alone in the world and that he does have the power to change his own life and change the world around him. At the same time, she is the pressure to grow and mature. If Ayato does not make up his own mind and exert his full potential, he will die, be destroyed. Ayato's choice is to either forcibly exercises his will on the world by accepting the woman he loves and making sacrifices and accepting his own identity, or be squashed underfoot and absorbed into the larger world as a nameless, faceless pawn. In the same way, Ayato's mother Maya urges Haruka to make her own fate, shape her own future. Actually, both Maya and Megumi prod Haruka to fulfill her own dream and chase after what she wants. Just as Ayato is never really alone, Haruka as well has people around her that support her and encourage her to grow and mature and shape her own future by her own will.
Itsuki and Makoto and Maya and Sayoko are all in the same situation as Ayato. They recognize themselves as only roles or clones, not individuals. Their inability to will themselves into being anything than mere clones or pawns results in them not being able to exist in the world. In the Darwinistic world of RahXephon, the strong survive. Characters that don't have the will or determination to force their own personality and desires onto and into the world become nothing more than victims and sacrifices. Characters like Ayato and Haruka and Megumi make an active effort to achieve their desires and express themselves. Itsuki, who sees himself as nothing more than Ayato's useless brother; Makoto, who is obsessed with being a "D"; Maya, who sees herself as nothing more than Ayato's mother; and Sayoko, who cannot accept the fact that she's a clone, but likewise cannot graduate into recognizing herself as an independent individual, do not make efforts to survive or adapt or recognize themselves as valuable, independent people. They do not value their individuality or self-worth and as a result, cease to exist when their self-defined purpose is fulfilled.
Ayato does exert his own will. He recognizes and accepts that he is not alone, is not an island unto himself, and makes a conscious decision to commit to those circumstances. By revealing that Reika Mishima was actually Haruka all along (or at least RahXephon's "astral projection" of Harkua), the animation reveals to the viewer that Ayato has never been totally alone. The spirit of his first love has always been with him and supported him and gives him a reason to break out of his shell. As the omnipresent birds, and the final imagery of Ayato in Ishitori form all strive to convey, Ayato figuratively spreads his wings. When Ayato "tunes the world," he attunes himself to the world by proclaiming his individuality and announcing to the world that he will live and be happy and love who he wants to love. He accepts adulthood by accepting responsibility for himself and committing to the future he wants for himself.