Neon Genesis Evangelion

Alt title: Shinseiki Evangelion

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Beast 9

Beast 9

Eraser, the mysterious enemy that invaded Earth 13 years ago!! Before their overwhelming power, the entire Earth neared the verge of collapse. But at the last moment there suddenly appeared Earth's lone savior, The Beast: an ultimate weapon uniquely equipped to counter the Eraser's power!! The Beast is part of the MAGIC Brigade, whose commander-in-chief is also the founder of our Le Prince Academy.

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Drahken Drahken says...

Both of these series feature a world where a group of mysterious, super-powerful aliens beings are invading the earth and causing massive destruction, but humanity is fighting back with giant mecha which appear to be at least partly organic and have special relationships with their chosen pilots.

Bokurano: Ours

Bokurano: Ours

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they meet a man called Kokopelli who seems to have a lot of advanced gadgetry. He invites them to participate in a ‘game' in which they play heroes saving Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the ‘game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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What happens when you put a bunch of struggling teens in a giant robot and force them to protect the Earth from monsters? Depressing stuff happens, that's what. Both Bokurano and NGE show how brutal and emotionally taxing it would be to carry the weight of the world on you shoulder, especially if you're just a kid going through puberty. These series explore what goes on in the mind of our protagonists and how they're affected by the task at hand.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

One thousand years ago when humanity was at its peak, the world was destroyed by in an event known as the ‘Seven Days of Fire’. In the centuries that followed, nature took over leaving humans living in fear of a toxic jungle and the giant insects that protect it. Amongst this threat of disease lives Nausicaä, the young princess of a province known as the Valley of the Wind, who possesses a kind heart and an inexplicable ability to commune with the natural world. While all the young girl wishes is for the world to live in peace, her normally quiet land finds itself dragged into war alongside the battle-hungry Torumekian soldiers. Now, Nausicaä must fight for peace and attempt to find a way to save both humans and insects without losing herself to hatred.

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Okay, the first question may be: why do I suggest manga instead of anime version of Nausicaä. Well, that's because it is way deeper and more complicated. So, if you enjoyed Evangelion I recommend to read this manga, though the movie still is fantastic.

Gunbuster 2

Gunbuster 2

Due to a chance encounter with an actual space pilot. Nono, finds herself becoming part of the elite Fraternity. Made up of teenage pilots called Topless, and armed with quasi-humanoid weapons called Buster Machines, the Fraternity's mission is to protect the people of the Solar System from attack by swarms of space monsters.

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Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoah.Zero

Years after a great war was waged between the portion of humanity that migrated to Mars and those who chose to remain on Earth, a tentative peace has been struck. But not everyone is happy with the status quo. When the Princess Asseylum of Mars makes a diplomatic visit to Earth in an effort to strengthen ties, some see it as an opportunity to reignite the flames of war. Can the citizens of Earth stand against the awesome might of the Martian Kataphrakts a second time?

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Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

Several years after the tragic event in 1989, Akira Yuki plots his revenge in taking on the most monstrous nuclear menace known to mankind-Godzilla! However he's not the only one whose targeted the King of Monsters. The intergalactic tyrant SpaceGodzilla has also aimed his sights on Godzilla! Not only that, but the entire world as well! Two Godzillas, one earth, who will remain and hold the crown?

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UFO Robo Grendizer

UFO Robo Grendizer

Years ago, after watching his family die at the hands of the Vegan empire, Duke Fleed managed to escape, stealing the powerful UFO Grendizer that the enemy used to destroy his planet in the process. Eventually ending up on Earth, the boy was adopted by Dr. Umon and given the name Daisuke, intent on living out the rest of his life in peace. However, when his father and the mecha pilot Kouji Kabuto realize that the Vegan empire has arrived at Earth to repeat history, Daisuke is forced back into the pilot's seat to save his new home. Alongside Kouji's flying saucer, can Daisuke and his Grendizer stop the fleet and save the world?

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Eden: It's an Endless World!

Eden: It's an Endless World!

In the near future, a large portion of humanity is wiped out by a brutal, new virus that hardens the skin while dissolving internal organs. Those who aren’t immune are either severely crippled or allowed to live with cybernetically enhanced bodies. Taking advantage of a world in chaos, a paramilitary force known as the Propater topples the United Nations and seeks world domination. Elia, a young survivor searching for his mother, travels towards the Andes Mountains with an artificially intelligent combat robot. When he encounters a group of anti-Propater freedom fighters, a maelstrom of unique characters unfolds. 

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Dodekain

Dodekain

Earth is under attack. As giant monsters destroy the cities and alien warships swarm across the skies, 12-year-old Takuma Ippongi runs around the rubble trying to save himself and Koyori, his girlfriend. Takuma's character flaw that he's too hyper and has no self-control and always does everything too hard. When Koyori's sweater catches on fire, Takumi whacks her on the back to put it out, but he hits too hard and hurts her back. "I was just tryin' ta put out th' fires!" he apologizes. "You could've done it gently!" she says. "Why are you so reckless? You've got no self-control! You can't always use maximum force!"

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Battle Angel Alita: Last Order

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order

How do you define "human"? That is a question that Gally has to answer for herself after she awakens in the sky city of Salem. When she learns that her former enemy Dr. Desty Nova has rebuilt and perfected her body, Gally seeks to find her friend Lou and re-access her own lost memories. But she is confronted with a tragic incident: Desty has revealed the Secret of Salem. At the age of 19, the people of Salem have their brains removed and replaced with computer chips. Learning this, the citizens go mad and begin to riot or commit suicide. Amidst the carnage around her and ghosts from her past, can Gally truly come to terms with herself?

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