Sousei no Aquarion

Alt titles: Aquarion

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

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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Nohansen Nohansen says...

Sousei no Aquarion takes itself too seriously. As a modern interpretation of the super robot sub-genre, it fails to capture what made the anime of the 1970s so much fun. Even as a satire it's not very funny.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is a deconstruction of the super robot that owes a lot to Go Nagai. It combined recurring elements from super robot shows (e.g., weekly attacks from a giant alien race and a godly mecha built by the hero's father) with Devilman's themes and motifs to create the phenomenon that's often imitated but never duplicated. If you're one of the few that watched Aquarion but not Evangelion, do yourself a favor and rectify your mistake.

Isshin Isshin says...

If you liked the concept of Angels versus Humans-in-giant-robots you are likely to enjoy N.G.E. Aquarion is more or less a rip-off with more modern drawing style and an extended list of characters. Aquarion has it's moments and isn't bad but it still is a copycat.

If you can live without a new fantastic attack in every episod and don't have a problem with the "old-scool" drawings in N.G.E, you should definetely check it out.

For you who liked N.G.E and is thinking about Aquarion it's at least worth a few episodes to make up your mind. It's probably made for the audience 12-15 or something like it but still....

Pain Pain says...

Both series are about the save of the Earth and childrens are the real heroes. In Aquarion and also in Evangelion there are machines that are the only hope of save. So if you like combats and phsicological and sentimental stories, surely you'll like both the anime.

stingreis stingreis says...

First of all, both anime's involve angels, and mecha's... but moving further, there is also a lot going on with the male lead in both of these series... a lot of character development around (Shinji/NGE and Appolo/SNA) bring light on the true purpose that character exists in the first place.

If you enjoyed one, you will definitely like the other as well

BlackFireWolf BlackFireWolf says...

I think that their are a lot of similarities in both Aquarion and Evangelion.  Most obvious, both series are mecha stories(where humans use technology based on the enemy), both of the enemies are angels, the angels enemies keep evolving/changing so that the good guys must grow to adapt.  There is a bit of a love story, multiple love triangles going on, but they never really get anywhere significate just like Evangelion.  Both stories also deal with some very meta-physical ideas, just in different ways and the ending (which I won't ruin) have the same feeling to them.  Any, if you like one, check out the other, give it a chance and you won't regret it.

RahXephon

RahXephon

Ayato Kamina may seem like an average boy in a devastated world, but after being captured by TERRA, a military organization set on saving 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 his old life and grasping to keep his own humanity, he must struggle in this new world and realize his true potential with RahXephon.

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alojvm alojvm says...

Rahxephon and Aquarion both deal with fighting and protecting the planet.  There is elements of love in the both animes and the style of drawing in the anime is also very similar.  The characters strugle with loss and keep on going.  If you like aquarion you will surely like Rahxephon. 

stingreis stingreis says...

Sousei no Aquarion and RahXephon both bring out a male lead and with a very ackward background. As you watch the male lead (Appolo/SNA or Kamina-kun/RahXephon) you see the harships the character faces with being the only one able to pilot this strage mecha warrior that can save the world from a overpowering force.

If you saw one anime and enjoyed it, then watching the other will be an excellent idea.

Zalis Zalis says...

Both RahXephon and Aquarion are ridiculous, over-the-top parodies and satirizations of the Evangelion-type mecha genre. The main difference is that Aquarion knows it's a parody, whereas RahXephon is an unintentional self-parody.

Zegapain

Zegapain

Sogoru Kyo is a normal high school student with great passion for the things he holds dear. In fact, his love for swimming is so great he is attempting to single-handedly keep the team alive. However, his life takes an unexpected twist when meets a strange girl at the pool whose existence shows him an enemy force that is threatening the very existence of humanity. These beings known as GARDS-OMS seek to eliminate humanity and take Earth for their own. His choice is to live as he has been, or take a place in the cockpit of a mecha to stop the extinction of humanity. They often say the truth will set you free, but in this case the truth may destroy Kyo and leave his beloved hometown without the hero it so desperately needs.

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BelYaun BelYaun says...

If you liked the action and re-awakening of a lost hero found in Sousei no Aquarion, then you'll like the way Kyo finds the will and courage to fight a losing war in Zegapain. 

Merryberry Merryberry says...

Both series deal with a character who somehow feels as though he's done it all before, and the memories that are to be revealed shows a past that is as detailed and complex as the lives their currently living. There are similar characters present within both series and the structure of the organisations are similar meaning that you'll be able to enjoy both series equally well.

Appleseed Movie

Appleseed Movie

In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...

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AnCQ AnCQ says...

Both Sousei and Appleseed have great super-machines, friends in need, and a mysterious hero who's going to save the world. If you liked one, I think you'd like the other.

Godannar

Godannar

In 2042, the Earth avoided destruction at the hands the invaders known as the Minesis with the aid of its newly created God-Soul Mecha. Most of the pilots' lives were lost, causing the Earth Defense Force to create many teams of new God-Soul Mecha in preparation for the return of the Mimesis. However, when people once thought to be dead are found inside the bodies of the newly defeated Minesis, friends become enemies and new feelings clash with the old. Can the pilots of Earth's best defense against the Minesis keep their personal lives out of the battle long enough to save it?

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Nohansen Nohansen says...

Sousei no Aquarion takes itself too seriously. As a modern interpretation of the super robot sub-genre, it fails to capture what made the anime of the 1970s so much fun. Even as a satire it's not very funny.

Godannar, on the other hand, knows exactly what it is. The series embraces every genre trope, from the thundering soundtrack to the ridiculously named attacks, with hot-blooded passion. Sprinkled with a dash of fanservice, Godannar does an admirable job of emulating the old school of mecha. Sure it's campy, but that's half of the fun.