RahXephon Orchestration 5 : Synaesthesia

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Released by: Madman Entertainment.
Region: Four.
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Disc 1:

Ayato makes his rash and bold move back into Tokyo Jupiter to try and discover what the truth is. Discovering some answers but raising more questions in the process it becomes clear to him that he can't stay. Tokyo Jupiter simply isn't the home he once thought it was, both he and Asahina escape only to discover more about the Mu and their methods.

It is very hard to write a synposis of events within the three short episodes on this disc. While I do deplore the practice of putting just three episodes per disc in general terms (DVD as a format can comfortably support four per disc along with extras) in this case the emotional punch that the three episodes pack is plenty to keep me happy. We begin to have more of the big reveals about what is going on and Ayato makes a few unpleasant discoveries. Things that should reverberate in his actions for the rest of the series really.

Worth noting is the superb use of music throughout these episodes. From the tense and dynamic scoring of Ayato's re-entry to Tokyo Jupiter through to the soft & slightly melancholic underscoring of the third episode in this volume the music is very aptly chosen. Kudos to both the musical composer and the directors choices for this.

Continuing as I did for the other volumes I have some speculation and thoughts here coming from watching the fifth volume. This is spoiler rich so read it only if you have seen the episodes in question.

Philip R. Banks
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