In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?
Neon Genesis Evangelion and Texhnolyze have the same level of Depth and Meaning and both are full of symbolism.
Texhnolyze is the only anime I've yet seen that even compares to Neon Genesis Evangelion in terms of artistic depth and symbolism. And the story takes a while to unfold, but it reminds me of NGE in that around 3/4 of the way through it REALLY picks up. The characters are perhaps less likable in Texhnolyze than in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also, Texhnolyze is NOT a happy series and it makes Neon Genesis Evangelion look like a Disney film when you compare the Tone of the two series.
I completely agree. Texhnolyze, NGE, ( and perhaps Serial Experiments Lain) are the only anime series' I've ever seen that are just pure psychological science fiction genius. Though I didn't necessarily enjoy the first half of Texhnolyze while watching it and had to use online plot summaries to fill in the blanks, it left me pondering for days on end.
In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!
Vandread and NGE probe into the human soul. If you want a series that can make you think, both are able to suffice.These two go hand in hand as the one the evil side of man, and the other the good side.
Takuto’s relationship with his girlfriend Maki is on the rocks; she’s devoted to her research and keeps things bottled up inside, leaving their relationship uncertain. Life takes a tragic turn, however, when Takuto visits the source of Maki’s research: a giant metal being named Frank. While running an experiment to awaken Frank, the building collapses – and Takuto is the only survivor. Months later, Takuto awakens in a hospital with vengeance in his heart; and when the mysterious Dr. X offers him a new identity that he can use to bring down Frank, he accepts. With his new name of Ryu Soma and his new position in Funeral, a military organization charged with destroying alien invaders, Takuto sets forth to exact his revenge...
Giant mech, seemingly mentally unprepared pilots, awesome fight scenes and a good look at human emotions piece together both of these series.
Argento Soma is probably a little more cohesive, with an easier to understand ending. But NGE stands alone as an epic and intense series, the first of its psychological kind.
If you love the excitement of NGE, you're bound to enjoy the same thing in Argento Soma.
The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.
Sho Zama, an up and coming motorcycle racer, has been whisked away to the world between shore and sea, Byston Well. The world of Byston Well closely resembles medieval Europe with one exception: it contains giant robots called aura battlers. Brought to this world by the power hungry Drake Luft because he possesses the rare gift of aura, Sho is forced to fight in a war between two warring nations as an aura battler pilot. Can Sho find a way home, and what of the continually-expanding conflict?
If you liked either of these shows, you got to watch the other!
Dunbine was the true father of NGE: Anno always admitted he was a huge fan of Tomino and the similiarties among the shows are countless..
Biologically based mecha that common weapon can't hurt, as they are covered by barriers powered by something metaphysical and that they can only penetrate among themselves; a lead mecha pictured in violet; insect-like mecha-design; similar characters like Ciela Lapana and Rei Ayanami (luckily there's no Shinji in Dunbine :P) and so on...