In a post-apocalyptic future, Tokyo III is under attack from mysterious creatures called Angels and only the mecha known as Evangelions can stand against them. Shinji Ikari is a lonely and disturbed boy who was specially selected to be one of the three child pilots for the Evangelions; however, fighting his fears and battling alien creatures are two very different things, and neither is easy. Can Shinji conquer his weaknesses in time to save humanity, or will his confused emotions and the Angels doom the entire world to extinction?
Kamina Ayato may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured in order to save the world from the Mu, an alien race set on "tuning" the world, he realizes he is an instrument in deciding the fate of humanity and piloting RahXephon. Not only is Ayato the only person who can control the mecha, but he also has a terrible fate of his own. Holding onto memories of a past love and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential. The RX movie is a condensed version of the TV series.
If you prefer to see the condensed version of an anime series, or alternate retelling, both RahXephon the Motion Picture and Death and Rebirth allow the entire series to be encapsulated within the feature length. Both are mecha based, have a main protagonist who for reasons against his will fight to save the world and follow the same show format. As a result, if you enjoyed the shortened version of either series, then the other will be a good compliment to go with it.
Both movies are a condenced version of their anime. Both are quite jumbled and are hard to follow even if you have seen the series relating to them. The stories are similar as well. Check one out if you liked the other but only if you have seen their series first.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
If you actually liked End of Evangelion, then there is no doubt you will love Bokurano. It is more twisted and disturbed than NGE whilst keeping a similar setup; similarly, the thrills are great and the mecha designs are unique. But most importantly, it is ten times better than this NGE retelling. Definitely give it a try.
At the dawn of the twenty-first century, a sudden climate change known as the Equatorial Winter devastated humanity. The survivors saw the new age as an opportunity to create a unified world order. Driven by this vision, the United Nations officially declared a war to determine which country would become the first world government, a war they named the Wisest World War. This conflict would be carried out not between soldiers but between individual mecha known as Gigantics. In such a restless world lives Shingo Suwa; he has just beaten hundreds of candidates to the position of pilot for Japan’s mecha – the Susanoo. But there is far more to the Gigantics than meets the eye. Is Suwa truly prepared for what it takes to fend off all the other champions and bring victory to Japan?
Both of those animes have for main character a teenager boy, who have to choose between fighting to protect people or to let it go and do nothing. Both mechas are connected with their pilot, they have a conscience too, pilot and mecha make one, which is likely the same in both animes. There is differences in characters between those to series, that is what make Evangelion a bit gloomy and Gigantic like an optimistic atomsfear. Enjoy both :)