Imagine Digimon Tamers' first arc with better animation and without the mandated toy tie-ins, and you'll basically have Dennou Coil. A group of children have secret adventures in a world where computer-generated artificial creatures interface with reality, and clash with the adults who want to regulate and control that world. While Dennou Coil lacks Tamers' monster battles and apocalyptic themes, both shows tackle psychological issues with the same respect for their child protagonists. In Dennou Coil as in Tamers, children are explored as full human beings, and neither show pulls it's punches when it comes to showing children going through bad things. The shows also share a stong sense of place and community.  read more
Both are good sci-fis featuring children solving mysteries having to do with digital creatures, programs/viruses and a virtual/digital world. They are notable for being rather serious and realistic for shows featuring child protagonists, but also have their light-hearted and humorous moments.
Both involve children being forced into adult situations by the influence of digital entities. They both explore the characters' pasts, why they act the way they do now, and what the digital world had to do with it.
Similar theme of the relation between a group of children and a world of technology, though it doesn't have fantasy monsters, the animation is much more modern and the story a bit more mature while staying light-hearted enough.
The atmosphere and themes are very similar. In Dennou Coil augmented virtual reality is integrated into everyday life and the virtual spaces and creatures people interact with are a similar concept to Digimon's. The protagonists are Japanese schoolchildren around the same age as the Tamers main cast, who have to deal with a mystery surrounding these virtual spaces and also the question whether the cyber creatures can truly live and feel.
Well the psychological themes are very similiar. Also, the final enemies in Digimon Tamers, the D-Reapers are VERY-VERY similiar to Angels in Evangelion. The last D-Reaper even has a mask like Lilith did and it's face evolved to a human's one just like Lilith's .. While Digimon Tamers isn't that sad, psychological and fucked up and is targeted more at kids than Evangelion then it's still clearly influenced by it. Also, in both series there is a company that is related to the D-Reapers/Angels. And some of the digimons in this series are based off the Evangelion mechas. (one of them even had that big wire thing coming out of it's back) read more
Neon Genesis Evangelion is known as a very abstract, philosophic and psychological anime. Digimon Tamers also has these elements, as it deals with psychological character dissections and the meaning of life, among others.
Note that in Digimon Tamers, these elements are presented in a very shonen way, more as underlying elements of the story than the focus, where in Evangelion this IS the case.
Nevertheless, Digimon Tamers DOES have substance, you'll notice it when you're watching. If you've already watched Tamers and liked how that anime kept you thinking while watching it, Evangelion might be your thing.
In a sense, both series tend to explore on the same themes. Some might even go as far as to say that Tamers is a lighter version of Evangelion.
Both explore on themes which deal mainly with the psychological nature of man and its surroundings. As such, terms related to psychology and studies centered on man are portrayed in the show. Such terms present in both series are not limited to:
-Exploring the theory of humans evolving into a higher form of existence.
-Interpersonal relationships of human beings with one another (hedgehog's dilemma, Separation anxiety disorder, etc.)
Tamers is a definite recommend for those who want to watch something that will have the mind thinking. Also recommended for those who want to watch something that will induce feelings of nausea and whatnot. read more
It might be hard at first to find common aspects between those two animes, but if you analyze it thoroughly, you can notice that they are very similar in certain manner. Konaka did the work on Tamers so well that he managed to hide attributes from EVA masterfully and make the show following the same Digimon style as it predecesorrs. However, knowing Konaka, this show has more complex character development, characters dealing with their own problems and questions about life meaning in both psychological and physiological way. Now about similarities between EVA and Tamers.
Several characters in Tamers are based on characters in Evangelion. Same battle style in both series. The main heroes fighting baddies, whilst the battleground is surrounded by military forces. Relationship between pilots and evas is similar to relationship between tamers and their digimons. Hypnos (organization in Tamers) is equal to SEELE at the beginning, Monster Makers is comparable to NERV. Similar uniform, headquarter, team work. Group of people working on computers and thus participate. WarGrowlmon have those two pylons on their shoulders, It's jaw armor resembles of EVA 01's mouth and Wargrowlmon have that pointless wire behind his back.
Honestly I didn't find much similarity between Angels and D-Reaper agents. There are angels intended for different combats and operations as well as the D-Reaper agents. The only similarity i could find is that there are agents of similar material and structure as some angels and the appearance of ADR-02 that possibly takes that eye sign from Sahaquiel.
One of the most notable comparisons in fanbases is the Rei/Lilith fusion and evolving of the Mother D-Reaper with Juri inside her. Mother D-Reaper with Juri scenario closely followed the elements of Rei and Lilith.
It's excessively to say that Tamers is Evangelion with Mons. They share some similarities but in fact Tamers is far from being an Evangelion clone.
Evangelion is more science fiction and adventure packed with humour. Tamers was supposed to be a show for "kids" but it turned to be more Lovecraftian which is surprisingly good in my opinion.
Tamers has been my favourite anime for years and the fact that it is inspired by Evangelion got me into Evangelion even more. They are both very good animes.  read more
The D-Reaper is similar to the Angels in design, but that's not what makes these two series alike.
Tamers and NGE take a heroic story of saving the world, and ask how this epic quest would affect the characters. They're both concerned with the moments of hopelessness that come up in these quests.
I find that Tamers is in more control of its ideas and has a more realistic development, whereas NGE prefers to be more exaggerated. NGE has better pacing and much better action.
While Digimon Tamers is targeted to children, it's of course easier to digest and the themes are presented in a way the target group can deal with.
Although these themes are very similar and mature.
Even some metaphors are the same (the cockpit in Evangelion and the bubble a character is put in Digimon Tamers, stand for lonineless and depression).
The D-Reapers are similar to the angels in Evangelion too.
Believe it or not, Devil Survivor 2 and Digimon Tamers are probably the closest anime in terms of similar themes you'll find.
In both of the shows, creatures are appearing out of no where in Japan and causing havoc. In DS2, the ones who take care of these are the summoners, while in DT they are the tamers. In DS2 they use a variation of demons from folklore, stories and the such, while in Digimon Tamer it gets to the point where the enemies are based on folklore and legends as well. In DS2, you can almost consider the demons to be 'digital' as well as how they were effected by a virus in the system where in DT, it also occurs in and digimon is short for digitial monsters. There are plenty more similarities.
The main difference between the two is the target audience. DT is aimed towards the younger and children while DS2 is more along the lines of teenagers.
In essence, there exists supernatural beings that are from another world/dimension that threatens the people that resides in their respective series. These beings have their special abilities.
Some of the people from both series have partners/summonings of their own and are able to combat these beings.
The main male protagonist from both series strives to make the most of his life and with his partner often tries to help others along with his friends. There is also action, drama, and other strange supernatural phenomenon going on in both series.
Both are about kids that fight against monsters who are a menace to the world controlling other monsters. The story gets pretty dark very quickly. The organizations who intervene in the story, the JPs (Devil Survivor) and Hypnos (Digimon), are very similar. Some of the monsters of both series are based on mythology.
Three ordinary kids, two boys and one girl, that all of a sudden have mysterious beasts that they can control and use to fight other mysterious beasts in order to protect their city. Not to mention just the overall feel of it. I would say that Devil Survivor 2 is more mature, but that's about it.
- creatures made by humans appear in the real world
- main character is also creating a character, who is also getting real
- main character fights against the "evil" creatures, because they wan't to destroy the real world (the world of their creators)
Both deal with the "appeareance of creatures from parallel worlds" in Tokyo.
In both some of this "creatures" have links to the people in the real world, in Re:Creators the creators of the stories are linked to their creations while in Digimon Tamers there are kids with the capability of connecting with a Digimon becoming "tamers".
Takato from Digimon Tamers creates its Digimon, just like the creators make their creations in Re:Creators.
Both have battles developing in the real world.
In both it is not enough having a link with a creature in order to enhance them, there is something more needed.
In both the goverment is aware of this and intervenes.
Similar endings. read more
The stories revolve around a game that takes on a bigger meaning then just being a game. Real world friendships are formed and in the long run goals are formed as well. They also deal with digital worlds and getting away from reality, not to mention having abilities that can actually effect the real world in a positive or negative manner.
Similarity drawn in that both series revolve around fighting in a digital world. Accel World has inklings of romance while Digimon Tamers vaguely hints this. However, both series offer plenty of action.
If Tamers isn't the only Evangelion inspired anime, GX too can be considered one. Both series tend to deconstruct their main theme which is monsters and cards to a level where it portrays it realistically. psychologically, and consequentially. Takato and Judai are both based on Shinji Ikari despite being a previous main character archetype and both have personal struggles to deal with despite having positive moments.
Both anime got a 'kids and their cool pet' story. Both are subversive about it. They question the nature of these cool pets.
Medabots is better at its exploration. The Medabots are a represntation of weaponry. What the Digimon represent isn't very clear.
They both move from light-hearted to dark at the end. While Medabots is less convenient and weirder, Digimon Tamers has better character development.
If you enjoyed the darker, more disturbing episodes of Digimon Tamers, I highly recommend checking out Brigadoon. Both shows explore the bond of an innocent child and a non human creature from a different world, although Brigadoon tests the bond between the two perhaps even further than Digimon Tamers, with some truly disturbing and violent fights. Be warned, however, despite its cute art style, Brigadoon is anything but a kids show. The fights are intense, and humans and non human characters are killed on screen. If you enjoyed Digimon and want to see what it would be like in a brutally realistic setting, Brigadoon is a fantastic choice. read more
I enjoyed both series and I love them..
1. You know, Watanabe Kenji is the illustrator for both Digimon and Legendz and both series have connection with WiZ company
2. Both Digimon Tamers and Legendz start with slow tone, lighthearted, and more like slice of life series so that we can go more into the characters
3. Both started to be dark and edgier after the first-half and it's quite confusing and deep for kids show
4. Both series seem underrated, however they have epic story and characterization
Kids receive powerful monsters and start to live normal lives with them. Then the world burns because of this and their minds explode. Now they have a lot of adult problems.
Narutaru is MUCH more mature, while Digimon Tamers has a child-friendly approach to the theme.
Both Gundam 00 (TV Series) and Digimon Tamers are a deconstruction of their perspective series (Gundam 00 on mechas and Digimon Tamers on Digimon). In the movie, ELS is identical to that of D-Reapers and have an Evangelion esque feeling to it. The main char in both shows struggle emotionally. Body Count and Tolls in both shows make both shows dark and meaningful in many ways.
Both are a darker take of their respective franchises with realistic themes in a real world with fictional elements. Plus they are considered to be a deconstruction except that Fate/Zero takes it in a more mature way than Digimon Tamers. Both are well praised and received from viewers and critics alike.
Both shows have a kid friendly look to them, but they have a very dark story to them. They both have kids going into parallel worlds, ultimately leading up to immense existential threats. Fans of one would surely like the other.
First off, the obvious. They're both Digimon series, although out of any two Digimon series these two might have the most similarities between them. Most of the characters all have parallels to each other, Haru is very much cut from the same cloth as Takato, being less hot-blooded and more down to Earth goggle boys, Eri plays the same hot-blooded tough girl role as Ruki, just without the kuudere aspects, and without getting into spoilers, Yuujin and Juri have a surprising amount of things in common.
While Appmon doesn't get nearly as dark as Tamers, there's still a surprising amount of tear jerkers, and both series feature a rogue AI as a villain, though Leviathan is much more calculating than the D-Reaper and actually has a motive and plan beyond just doing what it was programmed to do. read more
Arc V and Tamers have a lot of deconstruction going through in them making it not a kids show at all. Takato and Yuya have emotional struggle to deal with during the progress. I can't help but compare Guilmon to Odd Eyes.
Both anime take a dark twist on their respected genre. While Tamers is still more suitable for kids, it was still massively psychological especially for a digimon show.
WIXOSS is more suited for an older audience and not only has cards in common with Tamers but also with shows like YuGiOh and Vanguard, yet is more focused on the characters than on the cardgame.
Some will say comparing Apples and Oranges is what comparing Pokemon and Digimon is like. However, I actually found Calumon and Jirachi to be very simular to each other character wise. Not to mention both stories drew me in.
Both started out as an adventure with the lead character fighting weekly monsters but eventually became a hero's emotional journey culminating in a final battle with the hidden enemy at a major metropolitan capital city.
Both have some type of beasts, one has digital monsters as trusty side kicks, one has a shadow beast but both beasts are combat worthy yet friendly with a sense of humor
Both have a simple (not so simple if you watch them but...) light vs darkness scenario
Both have a "Friendship is power" feel to them
Both have epic feel battles and great finales
Both make the finales very very "all hope is lost" in one way or another
Well if you liked the fights in Digimon then you will love YuGiOh. It has action, comedy, drama. Well mostly comedy. well anyway I give a big recommendation to watch YuGiOh. You can also watch YuGiOh GX, it is the continuing of YuGiOh.So I strongly recommend YuGiOh.
Both series begin as your usual magical girl/mon show and flip the genre completely, getting progressively darker with themes and elements completely unexpected of the childrens show they initially appear to be.
Both venture to the far limits of theoretical physics and utilize its weird phenomena combatively in the epic final battles.
Both have "eco-fascist" main villains who have calculated that there are too many humans, and calmly launch plans to reduce their numbers.
Both similarly popular iconic kids anime series.
Both monster battling anime with great characters and world building.
Both have great soundtracks, story & monster designs.
Both part of wider franchises spanning many series, games, manga etc. with similar fan bases and target audience.
I have no idea Why havent this recommendatin made. These are the most similare shows. They fight whit monsters and use cards to power up the monsters. Story and characters are different but in these kind if shows its no big deal.
Both the third seasons of multi media giant kids anime franchises. Both more niche fandoms compared to their brethren super successes like Pokemon & Yugioh.
Both have sentient/intelligent creatures who battle alongside the human heroes.
Both have great character design, monster designs and tones.