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Paranoia Agent upon first glance may not seem like an obvious choice for a recommendation with End of Evangelion, yet both share a similar world view. If your extremely cynical of the otaku culture both films have something to offer you. Anno made end of Eva to savagely attack the fans of his series evangelion as his first break with otaku-ism, a similar level of criticism is held towards fandom is in Paranoia Agent as well as the consumerist society of modern Japan. While EVA is more agnsty with its 'superflat' (look the word up if your curious ;) ) oriented criticism of Otaku fetishes, Satoshi Kon takes a more satirical approach. Like EoE, highly recommended for the jaded anime fan.
Gauche like Night on the Galatic Railroad is based off of a short story by Kenji Miyazawa. Consequently Gauche shows a lot of Miyzawa's unique world view that one experiences when watching Spring and Chaos. In addition both films are short 60 min tv movies. I feel that the mood conveyed is that of an easy going drama in both films that involves talking animals and other fantastic elements on top of a serious drama. I'd recommend this film to anyone who likes Spring and Chaos, even if Chaos is much more visually experimental.
Paranoia Agent is yet another entry into the "Mindfuck" genera of late night anime shows that Lain pretty much pioneered. While Paranoia agent is quite a bit more humorous with more emphasis on animation than direction (whereas Lain overcomes its lack of animation with direction) both shows feature a fair amount of social critique and are both quite unconventional in their execution. Paranoia Agent may not have quite the same atmosphere as Lain or Boogiepop Phantom and may feel a bit mroe linear to die hard fans of this genera of anime, both films are quite different from the normal anime mold and would appeal to fans of off beat works.
Texhnolyze and Serial Experiments lain are both very similar series. Both shows are set in harsh futuristic worlds and excuted with very abstract storytelling. In addition both shows emphasize technolgy and its relationship with humans. Also both series are late night shows in Japan that were animated on small budgets and rely on direction over animation to convery their similarly gloomy atmospheres. While Texhnolyze is quite a bit more violent, and maybe not as deep as Serial Experiments Lain, I'd recommend both shows to anyone who is into "Mindfuck" anime in a heartbeat.
Serial Experiments Lain and Angel's Egg are both not typical anime. Both films depect surreal often puzzling worlds that force the viewer to think about deeper issues. Among these issues are some degree of thematic similarity - both works deal with religion and philosophy as the core ideology behind them. While Serial Experiments Lain has a lot more dialogue than Angel's Egg and is significantly newer, I'd still recommend it to anyone who likes Angel's Egg.
1001 Nights and Angels Egg both feature visuals designed by Yoshitaka Amano and consequently have very similar ornate intracately detailed design. In addition both works require a fair amount of interpertation and don't have any dialogue. I'd recommend this film to someone who likes Angels Egg, I personally like both for similar reasons at the very least on a visual level.
Both flims are serious adult drama done in the form of animation. In addition both films involve female leads who are remiscing about their life. Also both films are love stories told from a woman's point of view. Finally both films involve to different degrees use of fantasy to represent the characters emotions in key places.
Both films are serious drama oriented animation with fantasy elements. Both films involve adults looking back to transitory periods in their childhood and relating them to their current life. Finally both films take a very realistic approach to storytelling and characterizations.