this thread ends now.
this man speaks all truth and must be listened to.
for those who missed it: Rahxephon is in fact, a GREAT anime for those who can stand something that isn't all bright shiny lights with lots of explosions and big boobs. there are more ways to make a show you IMPATIENT FUCK.
Yes, Rahxephon is CLEARLY an eva ripoff- the creators went at it with as much gusto as any other creator would try to make something original. they say in interviews they weren't trying to but, i don't see how they could have done a better job of copying it if they were trying.
It is more coherent, less mind fuck, and a very satisfactory ending.