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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
Evangelion FalseDawn 6.5/10 Dec 11, 2007

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Several years ago, Jin Kamishina's family was killed in what appeared to have been a space shuttle accident. A few years later he is suddenly attacked by a strange monster, but is saved by a strange girl named Toa who possesses superhuman strength and can transform into a dragon. Jin finds out that the accident was not due to an error by his father, the pilot, but rather as a result of a collision with an object from outer space – the asteroid Thanatos, the source of destructive dragons appearing on Earth. As they make new friends and enemies, Jin and Toa now find themselves becoming increasingly entangled in the mysteries of the ISDA – a shadowy organization working to protect humanity – and the dragons themselves...

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Oehr

Both series have many twists and turns. While Dragonaut is more like a love story, Neon Genesis Evangelion prefers going more psychological and emotional. I'm sure you'll enjoy both!

hamletsmage

These animes share a lot of similar plot points. For one, they involve space-vehicles used by a secret government organization that is only refered to by its acronym. There also some character personalities that pop in both, such as the foreign genius-girl with an attitude problem. Perhaps the main difference is the styles (NGE is more psychological where Dragonaut is romantic).

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In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.

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flyboy42

Both have lots of gloom and violence, except Neon Genesis Evangelion has giant robot battles while FFVII AC has high powered cloud on sepphiroth action. Either way, they both are seen as pretty epic, so I'm sure you'll like them.

vernanonix

Quite a bit of fighting and a main character who can go emo and the flip of a switch are two things that these two share. Evangelion dives a lot deeper into the dark areas that FFVI:AC, but FFVII:AC has better looking battles. Differences aside, I would suggest trying them both.

Freezing

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Earth is under attack by other-dimensional threats known as Nova, and only the Pandora – girls with special implants that grant them enhanced physical abilities – can battle against them to protect the planet. The military academy Genetics helps train the Pandora, who must choose a younger boy known as a Limiter to assist them in combat. Bridgette L Sattelizer, known to her peers as 'Untouchable', is at the top of her class and lets no one near her – that is, until new student Kazuya Aoi falls into her breasts one day...

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shizumaru

Even though they have kinda difrent plots, the fate of humanity is on the hands of teens (on Freezing they're Pandoras, on EVA they're The Chosen Ones).

Canute

Both of these anime take place in a setting where an alien race is trying to annihilate mankind, which give them a similar mood.  They also delve deeply into the psyche of the characters portrayed.  Both feature very intense fights too.

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Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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johnnybxd

I know FMA is not a mech-anime, but they both have heart wrenching senarios and are both dwelling within the human mind to see what exactly is going on in there. there are moral battles, deaths, rebirths, twists and turns. i honestly thing NGE will be almost equally matched on a scale of wits, action, and drama with FMA. if you love storylines that will get you attached, then watch both. 

Sakka314

Both series are run heavily on their at least somewhat unique characters. Along with that, they both deal with issues bigger and heavier than most other animes. Delving deep into life, religion, politics and what all of it means while both taking off in different direction. I say celebrate the differences and the similarities. Either way, both are great animes.

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In the year 1945, the most terrible creatures in existence visited the earth: bug-like entities soon to be known as Phantom Beasts. In that time of peril, mankind joined together to expel the threat, only to find that conventional weapons were useless and further damaged the earth. It is now 1999, and the student-wide draft has changed the lives of thousands of teenagers across Japan. While unwillingly fighting in an endless war that started before their births, one group of friends will experience the tragedy of death and the bittersweet joy of love as they struggle to survive.

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Dagron

The main characters of both Gunparade March and Eva have the same personality types. They all fight evil alien invaders using giant robots as well. So if you liked one take a look at the other.

stingreis

Both anime's incorporate mecha fighting on earth, with a plot driven storyline... Though Neon Genesis Evangelion doesn't have as much romance, they are both intense in the battles and show the sadness of a fallen friend...