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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

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English: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Synonyms: Shinseiki Evangelion Gekijouban: The End of Evangelion
Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 THE END OF EVANGELION


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 1997
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.521 (scored by 245,527 users)
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Ranked: #952
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Popularity: #213
Members: 381,617
Favorites: 11,290


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. 
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
The Devilman manga had a huge influence of Hideaki Anno, and Evangelion borrows several ideas and themes from it, so it is obvious that both anime share some similarities. The End of Evangelion is very similar to the ending of Devilman, as they both share similar imagery, religious motifs and the battle of humans against monsters. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
In opposite to their respective TV versions the two concluding movies of Evangelion and Ideon are similar in theme as well as imagery and even in music. The Ideon movie clearly inspired the epic conclusion of Evangelion. 
report Recommended by harakiri
This recommendation is more based on a gut feeling than anything else. The Adolescence of Utena and End of Eva are both retellings of their respective series and in both cases the intense imagery coupled with a complex and heavily symbolical atmosphere create an utterly surreal environment that deconstructs itself at every turn. They share the same epic quality even as they delve deep into the human psyche, despite the fact that the plot may seem to vary considerably. In these movies the role of the individual in the world and the very nature of what these two entities may be is what truly is  read more 
report Recommended by Nocturnal
both passion projects that people pretend to like but don't really understand 
report Recommended by pfaffian
Two of the most mind-blowing endings ever created. 
report Recommended by JuicyBuddha
Both are beautiful and thought-provoking movies with lots of symbolic imagery.  
report Recommended by white_alyss
Subtle symbolism, depressed and lonely characters etc 
report Recommended by Queerius
Both anime deal with humanity fending off against shape-shifting lifeforms that threaten its survival using mechas. There are quite a few similar themes, both of them have a somewhat convoluted plot, similar imagery, as well as a somewhat similar ending. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Well in terms of story these two are not the same, yet in themes and how they ended I thought they are really similar.Both are endings to their respective tv series.Both have religious symbolism.Both are heart breaking and their endings are very open to interpretation and will more than likely require a lot of thinking to do. 
report Recommended by EndritVA
The MCs must make a choice that will determine the fate of the world that shoulders them. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both satisfy the fans and are made by Gainax. End of Evangelion continues where the TV series left off whereas The Lights in the Sky are Stars is a recap but with added scenes. They both end the production of the series in a high note of their recent era after their air. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both of these anime: - Have plots that revolve around the human race's symbiotic relationship with giant legendary creatures who are used as ultra powerful weapons. - Have grandiose endings set on a huge scale with lots of death - Are thematically similar e.g. fear of death, betrayal, war etc. - Have main characters much younger than their comrades who are yet to truly mature - Have the celebrated Hideaki Anno deeply involved in both projects 
report Recommended by CryptidSenpai
In both series, the world comes to an end, and society as we know it in Japan collapses, but a woman speaking in Japanese tells the audience that we should don't stop believing and hold on to that feeling. But in Evangelion, it actually makes sense in the story and fits in with the overall themes of the work, and that's why you should watch it. 
report Recommended by Ord_AP
Both are movies in which depict the event after the TV series. The concept of both movies are pretty similar IMO, in which our dandere took a central role here in the relations with the male protagonist, and the male protagonist decision was also similar. It's just that End of Evangelion has some actions and also depicts what happened on Shinji mouth, while The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya showed us more to the what happened on the given lifeline and how the protagonist act on that lifeline. 
report Recommended by You
Both movies are derived from series full of religious and mystical symbolism. Both are about a conflicted adolescent boy piloting an alien bio-mech, in love with a half-alien/half-human girl, who come to conclusions about authority, their own identity, and their love in the middle of a prophesied apocalypse.  
report Recommended by um_esper
A man who would "change the world" at any cost. 
report Recommended by Carls
Extremely similar themes about self-discovery, growing up and deciding your own destiny. Both contain heavy amounts of symbolism and introspection into characters' psyche. They're both about learning to take responsibility for your actions and thinking for yourself. Both Shinji and Vince face a dilemma about whether to obey the will of a father-figure or whether to create their own unique path in their life. Re-l's and Asuka's character development practically parallel each other verbatim. They each learn to become more open, less arrogant and show some compassion to others. Action and symbolism abound in them both but that's not what either of them are about. The  read more 
report Recommended by Danish
They're both very "balls to the wall" in-your-face animes that are dark, gritty, and include gore.  
report Recommended by SirLemuel5
Protagonists of both titles are very similar, and both deal with very heavy themes in their own unique ways. I you liked one, then you are bound to like the other one too. 
report Recommended by iwantatrophy
both have that main character that suffers alot and does not get his happy ending . they have the same detailed cool aesthetic art . same depressing highly artistic red ending . 
report Recommended by Spacecowgirl95
End of Evangelion and Saikano might not seem similar at first glance but they deal with the same disheartening scenario: the collapse of humanity. Both are tours de force, uncompromising in their violence, poignant in their striking emotional appeal, visceral experiences of borderline nihilism that do not spare the characters and audience. These animes are about the end of everything as we know it; artistic brilliance drives the point with shocking efficiency as deconstruction is taken to frantic excesses, EoE and Saikano are the epitome apocalyptic storytelling made believable via the very humane suffering that pervades both efforts.  
report Recommended by Nocturnal
Both are a conclusion to the series, both have a sort of twisted (but satisfactory ending in my opinion). Both deal with the characters being controlled by conspiracy and fighting an unknown enemy. Characters on the happy side, not depressed and unfriendly like Evangelion's. But definitely Evangelion has served as an inspiration to this series as a whole. Please watch from Washio Sumi Arc first, same goes for Evangelion, start with the series. Don't watch any of them if weird endings, and heavy stories are not your cup of cake.  
report Recommended by Andreikun
At its climax two rival organisations are fighting for the control of a unique source of power which has the ability to change, build and destroy the world. Through the exposition of the series characters undergo meaningful development that effects their decisions that occur at the story's climax and their mental state. Flip Flappers is an unappreciated show that features fantastic animation and art style, character development, tasteful homages to classic anime series and cute girls taking on adventures in fantasy worlds. 
report Recommended by ElToroNegro
Both deal with existentialism and whatnot, have superb visuals and some pretty cool symbolism. Although sins is rather slow paced, a lot of people who enjoy Eva can really find something out of this show. 
report Recommended by Dust_
Both are trippy anime, featuring dream-like sequences and surreal imagery. In both anime, dreams and reality become one, making the watcher confused about what is happening. Both anime have some apocalyptic elements, as well as giant omnipotent entities capable of shaping and reforming reality. Overall, both anime create a similar atmosphere. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Even though the plots are fairly different, both anime have a similar atmosphere. Both are quite dark and disturbing, having a lot of violence and gore, as well as trippy dream-like sequences that blur the difference between fiction and imagination through the usage of surreal imagery. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are the grandest tales of the human shadow in all of anime. 
report Recommended by vasili101
-A lot of scenery in Digimon Tri. VI is very reminiscent of The end of EVA -Similar plot about an impending doom that could potentially destroy the world -In both movies, a lot of shadowy organizations that we don't see on-screen are manipulating the events and our protagonists are just pawns to them -Similar themes about human relationships, however, Digimon took a more optimistic approach  
report Recommended by Zahylon
Both have a dark, disturbing, strange imagery and an end quite similare in the psychology. 
report Recommended by Zeloft
Both are visually beautiful and filled with otherworldly imagery. End of Evangelion is more realistic and lively though. 
report Recommended by SlayerJim
The similarities in these two are that viewers go in expecting the story to be explained. Both Eva and DTB leave thousands of unanswered questions as the series progress and, we as viewers want a defined outcome of the plot and to know what happened to the characters. Well, in both cases these dreams get the absolute shaft. Eva and DTB left me in a confused state with more questions than I had before and that ever familiar feeling at the end of the series: "What the f*ck???" Despite that neither of them are clear about what happened, they keep you on the edge of  read more 
report Recommended by aelove
- Bloody scenes, downright horrific scenes, war, death and also death. - Both ask you questions about human nature and humans in contrast to other lifeforms. - Both (sets of?) protagonists come „into contact“ with Gods, you could say - although Mononoke Hime is more on the spiritual side while Evangelion on the other hand gets to a more philosophical core as a whole. - Even though they are set in completely different time scenarios, they both share the same kind of thick, threatening atmosphere: A constant tension, which only seems to be growing as (PETIT SPOILER) you can feel their respective worlds dying/coming to an end (/SPOILER) -  read more 
report Recommended by Lawli-Pop
Both are anime about a crybaby with psychological problems that has a mental breakdown and explore hidden power. Both anime are dementia genre. Both have interesting, original plot and plot-twist. Both have also nicely done animation (while End of Evangelion has high quality animation in general, Koroshiya 1 has lower quality one, but it fits the anime perfectly). Both anime have gory and disturbing parts. If you liked one, you may like the other one. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are sci-fi around a main character and weird things that happends around them. Without their consent, they have enormous power, ability to rule over the universe, but instead they try to do what they want most of the time. Both anime are creative, something new, and both are trippy. While End of Evangelion is more psychological, Space Dandy 2nd is more comedy. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both change the way you'll see life after watching them. Both are also masterpieces. 
report Recommended by NotNano
At first, the last episode of paranoia agent is kind similar to End of Evangelion. Some scenes and the theme. This is the reason of this recomendation. End of evangelion is a masterpiece and despite the crazy plot and incredible battles, the movie talks about scapism and has a lot of surrealists scenes. I could reccomend the actually anime of evangelion, but i think the movie is more related to this core theme. If you liked the way Paranoia agent talks about its theme and want another anime thought provoking, just try evangelion. 
report Recommended by SGLima
Science fiction titles from the 1990s that delve into the minds of their adolescent protagonists. They are also very cerebral and have some nightmarish imagery.  
report Recommended by ThatRazorGuy
Both titles have mindblowing plot, which includes lots of thought about eternal problems of human being and the end-of-the-world issue. Sometimes behaviour of some characters are quite similar (Shiki-Aska, Shinji-Enjou). Both tells about dreams and reality. 
report Recommended by Wwalker
After watching Fate/Zero, I was reminded of End of Evangelion and the way it ended. Spectacularly dramatic it is because the main characters Kiritsugu and Shinji goes through a series of drama and decisions that decides the factor of the conclusion. Death tolls roll through and one amazing aspect: ACTION PACK! Mechas, swords, magic, and twists occur throughout like a crazy roller coaster! 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
The Evangelion universe and Fafner are intimately linked; both tackle the mecha genre from a philosophical and highly emotional angle. Fafner's resolution should be seen side to side with the summit of NGE that EoE represents, both are powerful in their own ways: Fafner offering a more optimistic perspective to EoE's ambiguity. 
report Recommended by Nocturnal
Personally I don't think that the NGE series could stand comparison with Utena. However, here's an ending that nearly matches Utena's finale in ideas and emotions. 
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