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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Alt titles: Evangelion

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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.

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Name Role
Yoshiyuki SADAMOTO Character Design
Hideaki ANNO Director
Yutaka SUGIYAMA Producer
Noriko KOBAYASHI Producer
Akiko ODAWARA Producer

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Neon Genesis Evangelion FalseDawn 6.5/10 Dec 11, 2007
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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
  • 1995

A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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GTOnizuka
Here is another sci-fi series that's good to watch if you want a perspective on the future of society and where the digital revolution may lead humanity. The main characters are cyborgs, enhanced with abilities to help them track down rouge cyborgs and crime in general. In short, you get to see them kick some major ass. Ghost in the Shell is QUALITY anime. High production values with talented people created this series making this a series you don't want to miss.
FINSahaqiel
Another scifi piece wich you will like if you enjoyed NGE. Very nice graphics and awesome music.
ShiWeiLi

Ghost in the Shell and Neon Genesis Evangelion both played crucial roles in creating a niche for great little philosophical cult anime to come.  Both showcase an original science fiction setting that heavily puruses the human psyche and the meaning of life as plot points.  Good for people who enjoy a little bit of psychology in their entertainment.

Gigantic Formula

Gigantic Formula

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?

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Gin

Both Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gigantic Formula have a very similar plot: Greek gods/angels fight against other Greek gods/angels to unite mankind, and there are mecha with a mythological background. Both share almost one to one copies of single scenes: an unpiloted robot stretching out its hand to save the protagonist, or after a hard battle during which the female lead takes a beating the protagonist rushes to her pilot seat to check if she is alright. The Gigantic Formula series, especially the first episode, can be seen as an homage to Evangelion.

neurodium

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 :)

MalteseFalcon

It is hard not to draw comparisons between Gigantic Formula and Neon Genesis Evangelion. However, many of the comparisons I can make contain spoilers. I can say that both are series that have children fighting in giant robots to save the world, where said robots have their own secrets that are slowly revealed.

Neon Genesis Evangelion gets more existensial, serious and mind bending than Gigantic Formula. So if you are looking for something a bit weirder and thinky, try NGE. If you want something more simple, try Gigantic Formula.

The Big O

The Big O

Forty years ago the citizens of Paradigm lost all of their memories, and live their lives without any knowledge of their past, or any hope for the future. Roger Smith is a man who performs the much needed task of negotiator in Paradigm. He provides his services to the wealthy with the help of a peculiar android named Dorothy and his mechanically inclined butler Norman. When greater evil arises, he calls on his magnificent relic of Paradigm's past, the Megadeus Big O. With Big O at his side, Roger Smith may be Paradigm's only hope of surviving in this new world without memories.

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valondar

Both Neon Genesis Evangelion and The Big O start out as, obstensibly, fairly normal mecha series (though the latter has given the premise a Batman-inspired twist). Over time, psychological and mind-screw elements increase in both series until one is left with a baffling, perplexing ending.

Lithiumpowered

if you liked the grand monlogues of EVA or Big O then you'll probably get a kick out of this show as well, just dont be suprised when you realise that you have more questions than answers by the end of the series.

germany1900

Both series start off quite similar, in which there has been an apocalyptic event and giant mechs have become normal. However in the Big O no one knows what the apocalyptic event was, as it has erased all of their memories. Both share a large reliance on symbolism. The Big O however doesn't become as psychological as Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both do feature some nice mecha fights. 

Burst Angel

Burst Angel

In the future, Tokyo has fallen victim to syndicates, trigger-happy people who run rampant and other groups who don't like to follow the rules. In response, an organization called RAPT has been created, whose goal is to maintain their definition of "peace". In the underground, however, science involving humans and powerful mechanics is progressing at a steady phase, but for what purpose? Meet our four angels who know how to kick butt and raise hell whenever it's needed. Their motto? Shoot first, talk later. Their mission? To make the seemingly impossible possible, of course...

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Tomte
Both are mecha seires with an underlying storyline. BT have alot more fanservice and humor than what NGE have, but feels a bit like a cross between NGE and Bubblegum Chrisis 2040. BT have a fair ammount of action entertainment value but don't come close to the series it's simmilar to.
XMrNiceguyX
I felt like the characters of these two series were quite identical. Managed to find a lot of similar characteristics. Besides the characters, there was quite some mecha action too. The main difference between the two series is the blatant use of fanservice in Bakuretsu Tenshi and the ammount of humor (Bakuretsu Tenshi had some more humor than Neon Genesis Evangelion)
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Devadasy

Devadasy

20 years ago a mecha called Devadasy was discovered in Tibet, and the organization Spirits was created to study and repair it. In the present day, an alien invasion has begun and Spirits is now an organization that uses Devadasy to combat this threat. Two friends, Kei and Naoki, join Spirits to help save mankind and become Devadasy's pilots - but what secrets is Spirits hiding about the Devadasy, fellow pilot Amala, and most importantly, Kei himself?

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MalteseFalcon

Devadasy has the same kind of feel as Neon Genesis Evangelion. Secret organizations with mecha they found, fighting against an extraplanner enemy. Main characters that lose control and have their mech go berserk. Secrets about the mecha and what their actual purpose is.

Devadasy ends up being a light version of Evangelion with a few of its own twists. If you enjoyed one, you might want to check out the other.

Pain

Both anime are similar. In devadasy the two heroes, using devadasy, protect the earth from invasion of aliens. In Evangelion 4 children use eva to protect earth from the "angels". So if you like combats with mechanical cratures and aliens you have to watch both those anime!!!