Gus Hanson wrote:I saw Gasaraki a long time ago when ADV was still functioning, I had volumes 1-5 and 8 on VHS and 6-7 on DVD. I was intrigued due to it's realistic looking mecha and the cultural tonality. What I ask myself recently and to all who have seen it is: Is it worth a second viewing? I really want to go in and not feel like I got ripped off like I have been feeling with Rahxephon that I can't even bring myself to finish the last five episodes. Any help here would be appreciated.
If you feel ripped off by RahXephon you should give it another viewing without the Eva filter in place. It has a lot in common with Eva (as do all super robot shows), but its themes and message are entirely different. Treating it like an Eva ripoff does it a disservice and cheats you out of a really good story.