- humanity is attacked by an other superior species
- humanity uses new weapons against this new species
- main character is "special", an extreme crybaby and one of the people, who are fighting against this species
Both of these films summarize the events of the early episodes in their respective series. Also, both of them feature a young pilot who has to pilot a mecha for the first time and is learning how to cope with that experience.
Both of these are the beginning film of the condensed version of the original series (keep in mind that that doesn't mean that its a recap like Evangelion: Death and Rebirth. You can still watch these with the confidence of having the original integrity of the story).
Both are famous for not only its impact on mecha, but for anime in general. Although Evangelion (especially since 1.0 is a revamp) has better animation and is known to have a darker atmosphere, MSG is well respected for its great character development and plot.
Both are remakes of the beginning of anime shows though Evangelion changed more things while Madoka Magica's plot is the same. They both have similar dark impressions. They are both about a group of people fighting against unknown creatures that are threatening to destroy humans. Even with these normal sounding plots, they are actually much deeper than they appear at first. Both Shinji and Madoka are faced with difficult decisions while being told to both do and not do something to save everyone. Sayaka develops in a similar way to Asuka and both of them just want to impress (and help) the person they love or impress everyone. Both have very good action scenes. read more
Both are the first movies in the respective movie series, and they both summarize the events of the early episodes of their respective TV series. Both anime have a similar concept, as they both focus on young kids who are forced to fight against monsters. The characters and the way they develop are also quite similar, especially Madoka and Shinji: they both wallow in self-pity and they mostly act to help others. Also, both anime try to deconstruct their respective genres. And finally, both anime create a similar mood and atmosphere, and they also rely on abstract imagery.
Space Runaway Ideon is one of the anime that inspired Hideaki Anno's Evangelion, since they both deal with similar themes. Both are dark and gritty science fiction anime, featuring destructive mecha that display their own will. Both also have apocalyptic elements. Also, both movies summarize the events that happen at the start of the respective series.
Both of these films summarize the events of the early episodes in their respective series, using new animation. Both have a young mecha pilot as a main character, who is thrown in the front lines of war and has to cope with the experience of killing and watching people die.
Like Rebuild of Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is a 21st-century reimagining of a classic 90's sci-fi anime, set in an alternate continuity. Whereas Evangelion made the transition from a TV series to feature-length films, GitS does the opposite. The results of both are uniquely satisfying and provide a memorable experience apart from their original source material.
Both anime are produced by Gainax and retell the events of their respective TV series. Both are mecha anime which pay homage to old-school series and contain many references. Story-wise, both focus on main characters who are thrown in a battle against powerful enemies for the sake of humanity. The main characters, Shinji and Simon, also have similar personalities.
Both provide intense action and voice-acting, revolving around dystopian worlds set into the future. While Blame! focuses on technology infesting a human world and the aftermaths which occur throughout the succeeding generations, Evangelion's plot has humans and robots coinciding and working together in order to stop the threat against humanity. Ultimately, Sci-Fi and psychological action galore.
Both are new in the same series with the exception: Digimon Tri takes place after Digimon Adventure whereas Evangelion 1.0 is part of the remake movies based on the old series.
Both deconstruct the elements of the genre: Digimon Tri- Mons and Evangelion-Mecha
Not to mention they both have fantastic visuals, soundtrack, and artwork.
About the story, both deal with fictional monsters that attack the city and the main cast involve with young teenagers chosen to battle against them whereas the third party from behind the scenes begin to unravel their actions and their move as well.
This is the first film in the Rebuild of Evangelion film tetralogy, a series in which Hideki Anno has revamped Evangelion into a story that's less psychologically intense, and is easier overall to understand than its parent TV series. This particular film is nearly identical to the first six episodes of the TV series, just on a much higher, Hollywood style budget. The two currently released sequels (2.0: You Can (Not) Advance and 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo) are where it deviates from the original series' overall plot.
However, many of the reasons I found the original Evangelion similar to Zoids: Genesis are still intact: Living Mecha, Post-Apocalyptic World, and some really dark scenes.
Like the original, Rebuild of Eva takes place in the year 2015, 15 years after an event called "Second Impact" destroyed half of the world's population, much like the Great Cataclysm in Zoids: Genesis did to Planet Zi. Now, in the present, towering alien monsters known as "Angels" are attacking the fortress city of Tokyo-3 to try and initiate Third Impact, which would wipe out the rest of the life on Earth. To combat them, the UN backed organization, NERV has built giant cyborgs known as Evangelions as the last line of defense.
Shinji Ikari is called to Tokyo-3 by his estranged father and Commander of NERV, Gendo, at the same time as the attack of the Angel "Sachiel". Gendo coerces Shinji into piloting the untested Evangelion Unit 01, and much like Ruuji was able to activate Murasame Liger, Shinji is able to do so with Unit 01.
Compared to the original series, though, Rebuild is a little more lighthearted, especially in the second film, where the interactions between Asuka and Shinji are reminiscent of some of the comedy that cropped up in Zoids: Genesis. read more
Both are very concerned with the postwar youth generation as a whole. Whilst heart under blade represents japan's soul itself, rei is the successive and repetitive generations personified. While araragi represents japanese youth in general, shinji is both salaryman and anime personified. Though they both are the closest parallels around in both anime and japanese live action (trust me I'd know), one is complete while the other has years to wait for it's long over due and delayed conclusion. I'd personally recommend both as starting points for their respective franchises. As they are both the shortest examples in each and are perfectly suited for it. Lastly I'd say watch the kizumonogatari trilogy first as it's largely agreed upon to be the better product despite the fact that it has a much smaller fanbase. Now get to it! read more
you could say they are mitamedoushi, one of a kind. both anime has mecha action and deep plot in it. some evangelist say gridman copied evangelion, while new weebs said its the other way around. but in my opinion, they are both original.
Both tell the story of a boy who is thrown into a "new world", having to fight to save the earth. Evangelion focuses on the emotional trauma of these events. Whereas Eureka Seven AO focuses more on the events themselves and the action.
Both have a similar post-apocalyptic world. The main character in both is always chased by his own past where he is the key to save the world or to destroy it. Both have massive destruction scenes annihilating entire cities. A difference between the two is that Trigun is not in the mecha genre.
Fafner and Evangelion are kindred spirits, both explore the human elements and character interactions that are forged in extreme situations, employing the mecha genre as a means of developing the young pilots and the ordeals they go through. You are (not) Alone, in its skilful retelling of the first six episodes of Evangelion, is closely tied to the initial phases of Fafner.