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 the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
The messages of the two series, as perceived by me, are remarkably similar, with many overlapping themes (I'm not going to elaborate, as that would include spoilers). The writer/directors of both series were apparently influenced by or related to the "superflat" movement, so the series have similar outlooks on anime and Japanese culture in general.
Evangelion and Paranoia agent are alike in a couple of aspects. For one, these anime are very dark. Evangelion hits you from the beginning as that and Paranoia Agent will reveal itself to be that way as well. The second would be the psycological torture characters in each anime seem to go through. People in both anime go crazy. If you like this stuff, these are good for you.
While NGE and PA are very different in terms of story structure and genre--Evangelion is solidly in the shounen genre, while Paranoia Agent is a bit more avant garde--both series deal with a varied cast of characters whose worlds slowly become more and more surreal and whose minds become more and more strained. As both series continue the shows get more and more bizarre and very dark in tones as well. Both series deal with entire populations becoming complacent--and being put in danger for it. Both series feature main characters who are soft-spoken and have a difficult time saying no. There's quite a bit of social commentary in both anime, as well.
If you enjoy angst, and dark psychological tones, both of these series should appease the armchair psychologist in you.
Paranoia Agent and Evangelion are both similar in the fact that they deal with the psyche of the characters inside the anime. Although Paranoia Agent is more abstract in how it deals with the quirks of the characters and Evangelion has more of an angst-esque feel, they deal with similar subject matter.
Both of these animes will make you tilt your head to the side and wonder what they were smoking when the plot was written. If you want an anime that makes you think just a little harder than usual, try these out.
Both are wierd and confusing. Have a great mind*uck and you have to watch carefully to get all the details.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Both animes are about giant robots and the struggles the pilots have. Although Martian successor nadesico is more on the comedic side as opposed to the dramamtic like Evangelion Evangelion still has plenty light hearted funny moments.
Well, these two anime's are completely alike, they are both mecha type anime's with a lot of sci-fi type idea's within it. Both are very plot driven as well. Even the animation is alike. They are so similar that it's almost scary. If you liked one, you will most likely like the other
Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.
You would like FMP! because strangely it has many similarities to Neon Genesis Evangelion in its characters, mecha and even some in plot. FMP! is also much less dramatic and is far easier to watch (which doesn't mean that it is not dramatic at all). You may treat this anime as a spoof of NGE and try to find all of the similarities (there are a whole bunch of them), even if they are completely coincidental.
The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.
Both shows feature a young male teenager who happens to maneuver an ultimate fighting robot to protect his home - and destroy the enemies'. They follow the formulaic mecha storyline.
However, both take time to develop the lead characters well. To the point of taking the audience into a psychological journey of each of the prime male lead (shinji and heero). and as teenagers amidst war - torn between prevailing principles of the peace and complicated politics - both show strongly angsty and anxious behaviour as they fulfill their duties.
Like mecha? Like angsty teens? Brilliant, then both of these series are for you. Both Gundam Wing and Evangelion focus on the lives of the young people who pilot large mechass in order to protect the earth. Both also focus quite heavily on their troubles as much as they do on the fighting. If you liked one, it's worth trying the other.
The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...
Both Evangelion and Gundam Seed have a main character who struggles, fights, and takes lives. He is reluctant to fight at first but after more and more battles take place, he realizes he must fight. Both of the series focus on character development, so if you love the characters in one series you will have to watch the other.
Both shows are very emotional and dramatic. In both shows the main characters often become very depressed and deal with problems such as the death of someone they love or their friends.
I'm not adsactly sure why but Kira reminded me so much of Shinji. May-be its cause of the pain and suffer they are being put through while having to fight enemy forces and keeping the people they care about safe. Also while trying to keep themselves from going insane. Both are a weapon used by the people they work with control machines to help with defeating the enemy. (Gundam and Eva.) I can't say that you'd like it or not, but I can say is that if you liked Gundam Seed then you may just like Neon Genisis too (and vice versa).
I think that the series are similar, not only because they are about fighting mecha, war and the tears with it. The characters are fighting with all they have and in the same time they going through internal dilemmas that this fight is necessary.
Looking at the heroes we see that they are young, they fight to protect someone. Take for example Kira - Shinji, both are the main characters they don't want to fight but they doing it because they want to protect. Both are struggling within them "Why do I have to fight ?" The storys of each series is with a group of heroes there are fighting for freedom and justice in a chaotic world full of injustice and war.
Although there are differences between the shows and that is making it worth to watch both series. When you liked one you will like the other :)