Both films share enough in common. Both are deeply complex and have confusing plot lines that converge to a major climax to twist everything previously established by its predecessor, combined with dazzling visuals in an apocalyptic thriller.
Visually compelling and very thought provoking sequel movies to highly popular (and deservedly so) TV anime that changed their stereotypical genre (magical girl for Madoka and mecha for Evangelion).
Both have endings that will blow your mind. In fact, the entire movie will blow your mind.
Hangyaku no Monogatari parallels End of Evangelion in a number of significant ways and it's not just the fact that they are both high-budget sequels to successful franchises that are notorious for playing with the conventions of venerable genres of anime. As expected, the each of two films features top-notch production values, but they additionally both use much of their generous budgets in service of their shared affinity for visual experimentation. However, as the Madoka Magica franchise is already known for its use of unconventional animation techniques, Hangyaku no Monogatari ends up being decidedly more experimental than End of Evangelion with regards to the way that it presents itself. While Gekidan Inu Curry's involvement in the previous installations of the Madoka Magica franchise was mostly limited to scenes in which witches were involved, their signature style is seemingly omnipresent in this film. In other words, many viewers will see this as the most SHAFT that SHAFT has ever gone. The series' signature form of heavily stylized mahou shoujo combat is also the at the best it's ever been. no doubt due to the increased budget. Similarly, with its acclaimed organic mecha design on full display, End of Evangelion features what is arguably the most well executed straight up mecha brawling in anime. Extremely well animated action sequences is not all that it has to offer in terms of visuals, however, and it takes the Neon Genesis Evangelion television series' fondness for symbolism even further with its infamous giant Reis, vulvae that Georgia O'Keeffe would be proud of, and, of course, crosses—can't forget the crosses. The two differing philosophies of visual representation here are the insertion of traditional mahou shoujo elements into the context of expressionistic experimentation versus a uniquely sleek and allegory-laden reinterpretation of the sci-fi mecha aesthetic.
Furthermore, each of the two films takes a somewhat different approach to storytelling relative to its respective predeccessor (and relative to each other, of course). As in the television series, hints are scattered throughout Hangyaku no Monogatari while the full scope of the plot is withheld. However, as the television series was already a visually-driven work by nature, the shift toward an even more theatrical and expressionistic style of presentation has a profound effect on the way that the narrative elements of the film are conveyed to the viewer. Not only has choreography become a major motif that subverts the linearity of the pacing, but the ubiquity Inu Curry's influence establishes surrealism as the norm—we are told that, once again, the rules have changed. As a result, Hangyaku no Monogatari has the potential to be a bit less accessible than its predcessor, as the reaction of some early viewers is already starting to reveal. In contrast, the ending given by End of Evangelion is considered by most to be much more accessible than the television ending. The film doesn't dip too often into the highly minimal and abstract style of the later television episodes and even if it is less than straightfoward at times and features quirks like an eight minute musical interlude (which is totally awesome, by the way), End of Evangelion is in most respects a distinctly more conventional and conclusive rendition of the events of Third Impact. As a result, it finds overwhelcming acceptance among the large portion of the fanbase that finds the original television ending to be dissatisfying.
Finally, certain choices made in both films can elicit very polarized reactions from viewers and especially from fans. Why that is, I'll leave to you to watch and find out. read more
First, NGE and Madoka are very similar series, and I have to recommend sticking it out and watching both. They have very similar archetypes, plot/character development, and have a wonderful series of darker twists and turns that keep them from becoming "kiddie" anime.
Besides the fact that "End of EVA" rewrites the ending of NGE and "Rebellion" continues Madoka, I would say they share many of the same positives.
Rebellion has some of the best action sequences in the series, in all of the right ways. The fights give you exactly what you wish there was more of in the other works, and there are some fantastic uses of powers that I really found impressive.
End of EVA naturally keeps up with the high-action themes of its series as well. There are some very intense EVA fights that will totally keep you on your toes, but it's important to note that there are also a lot of sequences involving the characters without the use of an EVA.
The feels? Check
Rebellion. I can't really even go into it too much without giving away too much, but I will just say that there are MANY places where I had a lump in my throat because of both joy and sadness. This film was an emotional roller coaster, and I enjoyed every minute, even the ending.
End of Evangelion definitely hits hard in some places, but it often times made you cringe as you watched horrible things happen to characters you love. There were definitely some really sad moments, but it feels a lot more distant as opposed to Rebellion's smooth changes backed by fantastic BGM choices.
WTF Factor: Check
(Ok, more of a psychological twisty-turny factor, but I wanted a short phrase)
Rebellion. Again, wow, Rebellion has two giant twists, with a smattering of smaller turns that keep it engaging. The first twist comes at you slowly, allowing you to take in information with a detective, but it also lets you see into Homura's character a lot more, letting you get to know her better. Rebellion uses its smooth storytelling with some choppy/surreal artwork to keep its dark themes.
End of Evangelion, honestly, is the exact opposite in this respect. It has some darker themes, a few twists, but overall it just throws the characters' mental anguish in your face full force. The artwork is all very bright and everything is so much more visceral than in rebellion. End of EVA doesn't care about leading you to conclusions; things happen, and there is nothing you can do about it.
Personally, I put Rebellion over End of Evangelion, as it seems to keep with the underlying mood of the show better and gives the viewers smoother transitions. Yes, the ending was a real ... interesting way to take it, but after thinking about it enough, I think I can justify it. End of Evangelion just seemed like it was a rushed way of pleasing fans that tried to keep the emotional/psychological impact that the original series had. It was good, but Rebellion puts a better capstone on Madoka than End of EVA does NGE. read more
there's a moment when your feelings beat your heart decisions , this moment a chaos will happen, revive your brain control or let your feelings complete the havoc .. this is the final moral of both of these movies
Both movies act as deconstructions of the shows they are based on, taking even those things you had come to expect from a TV series that already played with your expectations and dashing them even further. I've probably never seen any other movies that have somehow managed to be both universally panned AND adored by audiences, and I've certanly never seen any other two movies that have left me with the same feelings.
Though I personally prefer rebellion for having a slightly more focused story, these are both anime movies I feel everyone should watch at least once. However you will end up feeling about them after viewing.... that's a different story altogether.... read more
End with Rebellion are the ending films for dark/psychological series. Both are meant to shock, provoke thoughts and leave you with state similar to hangover. Last phases of both films are full of power and epicness.
No denying, both movies will leave you with a sense of awe after having seen their respective shows. Not for the faint of heart and a very similar final act to the final act of this movie. Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion first.
Both are the finale for their respective series and rely heavily on the unexpected and the unknown. Both movies are also very dark and have visuals border-lining on the abstract at times. Both movies also reference a "god" and leave the audience distraught in the situations at hand.
Both anime show the epic conclusions of their respective sagas. Both anime have apocalyptic elements, surreal imagery, dark plot twists and dream-like sequences. Overall, both anime convey a similar vibe and atmosphere.
Both movies are meant to offer a conclusion to their own series. They are mind-blowing, very very very weird at some points and they both mess with the order of the universe. Madoka Magica is easier to understand than The end of Evangelion, though.
If you're looking for an unusual experience, check them out!
-Both are made to complete their former series
-Both are filled with psychological events and are hard to understand sometimes
-Both involve a new fate for the main characters that was different in the main series
Both movies have the crazy turn from the previous movies/TV series. In Rebellion and Evangelion 3.0, main protagonists found that their worlds has much changed than how it was in the end of their previous movies. Coincidentally, they are both the third movies of the saga and have the equally (in)famous talents behind them, Gen Urobuchi and Hideaki Anno. Both have this kind of enigmatic, "WTF is going on" feels and action scenes.
Both are the third movies in their sagas, and their events deviate from the respective TV series. They both feature protagonists who must cope with the changes that have happened to their world in the previous installations. Both anime have apocalyptic elements, surreal imagery, dark plot twists and homosexual relationships. Overall, both anime convey a similar vibe.
Well, both movies are the 3rd one of a trilogy thats a rebuild of the original series, although Eva 3.0 doesnt follow the original storyline. Both movies are incredible good, but incredible hard to understand and follow, and are found unsatisfying by a good amount of the people who have watched them. If you like evangelion and you also love Hangyaku no Monogatari, its posible that you can apreciate Eva 3.0 (or viceversa) and maybe love it as much as me.
It's always been clear that Puella Magi Madoka Magica was influenced by Revolutionary Girl Utena. However, the movie takes this influence ten steps further. In both movies, the premise starts out simple enough. But as the movie progresses, the plot gets a lot deeper and darker. The amount of symbolism they sport is incredible. Nearly every aspect about them has some sort of hidden meaning that requires a lot of speculation and discussion to fully understand.
Both are movies based on a "dark magical girl" show, with the story being about the protagonists of said show being trapped in a certian way or another (as to not spoil too much) and them trying to break out of it. They also have a lot of weird/trippy imagery and present a slightly different side of the original story you may not have expected.
Both are magical girl anime that start off with a simple premise but get darker as the story goes on. They both deconstruct their genre, often using symbolism and surreal imagery to develop the plot. The plots are somehow similar, because in both anime, the main heroines hold the power to change the world. Also, they have a lesbian romance between the two main female characters. Overall, both anime have similar plot elements, storytelling style and atmosphere, giving off the same vibe and conveying similar emotions to the watchers.
Both are mecha anime, which try to deconstruct their genre. In both anime, the main protagonist is a teenager, who becomes a mecha pilot, this becoming a child soldier in a devastating war. Both anime show the impact of war on these children, as they are forced to kill enemies and cope with the loss of their comrades. Also, in both shows, the main protagonists have a similar attitude and often refuse to participate in combat. Overall, both anime have a similar grim atmosphere and deal with similar themes.
Both are easy on the surface, but that's only an illusion.Both have well developed characters that find pain and despair at every victory, the characters slowly fall into a dark abyss, where they can't come back.Both share similarities in the development of the characters and both have unique artowork and outstanding music.
Both anime focus on cute girls fighting monsters that threaten their world. They both use magical girl elements in a non-traditional way. Both anime have heartwarming slice of life scenes which contrast the darker and more psychological ones. The events of both anime also happen in mysterious worlds, and both have some dark plot twists. Also, both anime have a similar mood and surreal art.
Both are fairly confusing/weird and/or harder to follow on a first watch, and both are fairly dark. The soundtrack of the two movies sound similar, and both sound awesome. You do have to see the first four Kara no Kyoukai movies, however its dark tales should be fairly interesting to many madoka magica fans.
They have some similarities and differences:
-Yuu and Madoka are so alikes
-Haruka and Homura are so alikes
-They both have a special relation of girls
-Sakura Trick have a lot of Yuri Kiss
-Madoka Magica is a Mahou Shoujo while Sakura Trick is Slice Of Life
Both these movies serve as theatrical sequels to TV anime and have specifically one character as it's main focus and are dedicated to developing them further. Although Haruhi no Shoushitsu has a slower pace then Rebellion, both are still fantastic character pieces and are definitely worth the watch.
Pokémon 3: The Movie and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion are two beautiful movies that explore the story of a wish for idealized worlds and of the main characters being in said worlds.
While the former is a standalone film made for all ages and the latter is a dark sequel for an equally dark series for older audiences, both have similarities that I cannot ignore, including memorable fight scenes, some interesting shots/color choices, some tense moments (more of which is present in Madoka's case), and wonderful soundtracks (especially if you are watching the original Japanese version in Pokémon's case).
It's tough to make a recommendation for the Kizumonogatari movies series, as they form but one part of the massive Monogatari franchise, and one that actually deviates from the typical Monogatari feel.
Nonetheless, in certain ways I found Kizu as a whole (this means counting all three movies) to have some similarities with the third Madoka movie. Movies directed by Shaft, and it shows: medium blending (especially in Kizu, with cases of weird RL photos), shots from unusual angles, head tilts, etc.
Also, both feature heavy supernatural with some mystery elements, expand and question the personalities and actions of certain characters and focus on strong and morally-ambiguous women.
More things that unite these are its action: Rebellion and Kizu II and III both feature surreal and splendid action that is highly unexpected of a Shaft anime. Also, both movies feature excellent ending themes, are definetely not soft and have endings that deviate from a typical happy ending (although Rebellion's is much more extreme, dividing even diehard Madoka fans).
Both series are a dark turn on the cute and moe genre that goes badly for the main characters, who are in both shows young girls. Both have a weird structure and plot twists and have unsatisfying endings, so its very likely that you will apreciate the other if you enjoy one of them. Also they are both extremely well done and dont give a damn about what the audience will be expecting.
Both anime have protagonists who live in a fictional world. They mix up reality with surreal imagery to convey a dream-like feeling. They have a complex narrative with many plot twists, which often confuse the viewers. Also, both anime have an overall similar vibe.
This is also a masterpiece by the same scriptwriter, Urobuchi Gen. It is similar to Madoka in a way that both are twisted. The art is arguably better in Fate/Zero and, most of all, it is, like Madoka, a destroyer of people's opinions.
Fate/Zero is actually a prequel to Fate/stay night so naturally, people were not expecting much when Ufotable announced that they would make a prequel anime based on Fate/stay night.
And, like how he did with initial Madoka fans, Urobuchi proved them wrong.
Go watch it. If you enjoyed Madoka not for the cuteness (actually if you enjoyed it for cuteness you would hate Madoka) then this anime will suit you.
Make Urobuchi crush your tainted wishes again! You'll get my reference after watching the show. read more
Both main characters are females fighting something (dragons/witches) with memories problem (while in G-9 the main character is not remembering anything, in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3 the main character is the only one remembering something.
Both anime have a very innocent look, which contradicts their true nature, because these anime are quite dark. In both anime, the main protagonists are young girls. Also, in both anime, there are several timelines with the events changing in each of them. Apart from these, both anime have a similar feel to them.
Both series are rife with symbolism, making the viewer pay attention to scenery, musical ques, design and placement in order to understand the full story. In fact, both are so heavy on the symbolism that the exact meaning as to what goes on in both are still under debate to this day.
Both series have a strong bond between the two leads, both of which are female. These leads have a very interesting relationship, starting out as close friends but bleeding right into self-sacrificially romantic in the closing stages.
Both PMMM:Rebellion and Revolutionary Girl Utena tackle the concept of a person showcasing an 'ideal' versus the actual person, and do it in similar ways. In addition, this is topped off with a layer at the climactic parts of both Rebellion and Utena featuring extreme examples of Self-sacrifice, but the purpose of this self-sacrifice is debatable.
In addition, both are heavily criticized for their pacing, however, for radically different reasons. Utena drags excessively during the first 10 episodes, and again for the first half of it's final arc. Rebellion, as opposed, is seen by most as ramping upwards too quickly at the end, supposedly leaving no room for buildup. read more
This is a story with characters using magic (magical girls)
Madoka Magica has a deceptive appearance. Like Fate, was a dark universe, violent and tragic.
Epic battles in both animes in front of imminent pre-apocalyptic situation.
This movie Madoka is the last part of the Madoka Magica series.