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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Alternative Titles

English: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Synonyms: Shinseiki Evangelion
Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 97
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 1994 to Jun 4, 2013
Authors: Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 8.551 (scored by 25284 users)
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Ranked: #1072
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Popularity: #107
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When things happen, things that change your way of being, you become a fearful person who needs to understand their own existence, not wanting to hurt anyone, but you still do it. The people around you try to help you, but you just want everything to end. Two animes that reflect the life of a teenager who struggles with his past, with depression every day, forced to face the most traumatic events. 
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Both are about children piloting giant robots, while dealing with their feelings of fear, loss and despair. 
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Regular teenager gets put unusually large weight on him, in terms of psychological stress and responsibility and has fight this state to be able to protect those around him. Both protagonist don't get along with their fathers, and that's a huge understatement. Both comics explore psychological themes. 
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Post-apocalyptic mecha with a lot of religious imagery and some geopolitical.  
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- Shirou and Shinji are complex protagonists who fluctuate between being a badass and a wimp throughout the series; - Asuka and Rin are prideful, beautiful and highly skilled in combat; - Rei and Sakura are shy and quiet girls who have a secret dark self; - Similar genres (Drama, Psychological, Tragedy); - Coming-of-age subplot (mostly zig-zagged in NGE); - The epitome of controversialism amongst the anime community; - Magnificent artstyles and character designs; Both series start off as generic but as the story progresses they become epic, unique and highly influential tales, with controvesial themes, intricated storylines, complex and well-rounded cast of characters, deep themes and dark atmospheres, religious symbolisms (even  read more 
reportRecommended by Nick-Knight
-Yuu and Shinji are very similar characters, both going through similar change and experiencing identical internal conflict -Both are a dark take on a popular genre (Mecha, Martial Arts) -They both give off a similar vibe, it's hard to explain, but I think you'll understand when you read it 
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- Shinji and Kirito are complex protagonists with lots of depth who are more than who they appear to be at first; - Asuka and Asuna are headstrong, beautiful and badass girls who also have/had issues with their respective mothers; - Rei and Alice are non-human and emotionless girls whose physiques plays a huge part in the story; - Similar genres (Drama, Sci-Fi, Tragedy); - Futuristic settings and vast worldbuildings; - Magnificent artstyles and character designs; - NGE has a (zig-zagged) coming-of-age subplot while SAO has two of these stories, Fairy Dance for Kirito and the Mother's Rosario for Asuna; - The epitome of controversialism amongst the anime community; Both series have characters  read more 
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- Shinji and Mikiya are unusual and somewhat feeble protagonits; - Asuka and Shiki are beautiful and badass deuteragonists; - Dark atmospheres and mature themes; - Similar genres (Drama, Horror, Psychological); - Controversial themes; - Extremelly violent and gory at times; - Mindscrewing storylines; - Epic and thrilling action/fight scenes; Both series delve deep into the concept of human nature, sin, God and suchlike themes, there's plenty of meaningful and philosophical monologues/dialogues, complex characters and really satisfactory endings; 
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"For who would lose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through eternity, To perish, rather, swallowed up and lost" - John Milton's Paradise Lost 
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- Shinji and Madoka are unconventional and somewhat useless protagonists; - Asuka and Homura are elegant, beautiful and outright badass deuteragonists; - Unique and complex characters with intriguing motivations; - Similar genres (Drama, Sci-Fi, Psychological) - Deep and mature themes; - Dark and depressive atmospheres; - There's a fair ammount of sexual tension between the MCs; Both series are deconstructions of their respectives genres, Evangelion with mecha, and Madoka Magica with the Mahou Shoujo genre, there's plenty of symbolism, thought-provoking and philosophical dialogues/monologues and both series after a major plot twist they become transcendental and groundbreaking masterpieces. 
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IS and Eva actually have quite a similar plot, they both have high school students operating some form of mecha, that fight against larger opposing forces. By reading both you may notice that the protagonists are surrounded by the opposite gender and that both manga contain a lot of what are now known cliches in the animanga industry. Examples of cliches in both include: the beautiful foreign exchange student, dere archetypes, the beautiful older woman. Remember these are examples in both, if you were to look at both manga separately, you would discover the lot more cliches exclusive to each manga. IS differs with a harem focus  read more 
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Rahxephon was influenced a great deal by Evangelion. Similarities range from psychology of their characters, characters themselves (Haruka~ Misato, Ayato ~ Shinji, Quon~ Rei, etc.) and visual style (contrast of realistic setting and supernatural elements).  
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Both have symbolisms and philosophies. 
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Humanity tries to survive the attack of monstrous creatures 
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Both are about an ongoing war againts Aliens. Children piloting mechs to fight Aliens, Similar premise and location setting (both are set in an city at the near future),the military are creating plans to fight off the Aliens ("Angels" in Evangelion),Adults showing no mercy to children. Evangelion and Qko chan both also has an coming of an age theme, but Qko chan doesn't have unnecessary religious symbolisms like Evangelion did 
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Similar premise of mentally troubled youths combating an external threat. 
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IS and Eva actually have quite a similar plot, they both have high school students operating some form of mecha, that fight against larger opposing forces. By reading both you may notice that the protagonists are surrounded by the opposite gender and that both manga contain a lot of what are now known cliches in the animanga industry. Examples of cliches in both include: the beautiful foreign exchange student, dere archetypes, the beautiful older woman. Remember these are examples in both, if you were to look at both manga separately, you would discover the lot more cliches exclusive to each manga. IS differs with a harem focus  read more 
reportRecommended by Akoram
Both series are much complex than they seem at first. They have other common points: both use many Judeo-Christian references, they both place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is close to extinction under the threat of powerful enemies that seem unbeatalbe and many more. Even if they differ, Evangelion being more serious, slower and putting different reflections under the spotlight and Owari no Seraph being more of a normal shonen manga, with more comedy (good one) and action.  
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Both are written by the character designers of their respected series (i.e. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko with Gundam and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto with Neon Genesis Evangelion) and are among some of the highest rated Mecha manga across all data platforms. However, both contain different plots, where Gundam is a War Drama and Evangelion is a more Post-Apocalyptic type of story with heavy religious themes. Evangelion is shorter than Gundam, with only 14 volumes compared to the colossal 24, though both are enough to keep you busy for a while. 
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Humanity is under attack by a different live form that threatens humanity's existence, be it angels in Evangelion or devils in Devilman, and the wussy main character is the humanity's chance of winning. In Evangelion, he gets forced to get into a mecha and fight, while in Devilman he gets forced to permanently turn into a demon and fight. The ending is similar, and in fact Evangelion was inspired by Devilman, but I won't give too much details as to not spoil it.  
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If you liked Evangelion,then Patlabor will do the same.Both they are in common(besides the robots)a complex plot rich of suspense and characters well made. 
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Classical seinen mechas with a heavy focus on human feelings, specially loneliness. 
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Teens protecting the Earth against an alien invasion of angels/dragons and fighting with the invasors own powers adapted to humans. Deep characters, drama and tints of romance. 
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Both manga starts with a kid who doesn't know how to pilot but becomes very good at it, with a father in a higher military position. Awesome mechs battling in a more realistic situation than other mechs. Both Neon Genesis and Gundam 0079 has more plausible mech battles where strategies are needed, compared to many other mech manga which has super pumped up very rigged machines. Not only are there cool mech battles, but it deals with psychological pressure when battling, losing others, and there are a little political aspects to it as well. 
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In both stories, humanity is on the verge of being extinct by frightening yet spectacularly designed alien creatures, who seem to be way too powerful to defeat. Nonetheless the protagonists are literally forced to keep trying, (using futuristic high-tech gear or mecha-like suits/machinery, if you will) and experience a lot of physical and emotional pain in order to do so. Both are very sci-fi and come with nice twists. 
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Both have aliens, which people calls Angels, that invade the Earth, & kids whose mission is to defeat them in one way or another. Both manga also have a lovely kuudere girl (Rei Ayanami/Ai Kujo). Paradox Blue's creators were surely inspired from Evangelion, except that the latter is obviously better. 
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Both are above average adaptations of mecha anime and both feature military organisations that are out to make major changes to the planet and mankind. 
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Aoki Hagane is pretty much a mecha manga, just that instead of being giant robots there are ships and submarines with AI conscience. The overall storytelling is the same than most of mechas, giving instructions from a dock, fields of energy, lasers and stuff, all set up in a war enviroment after an external attack that brought humanity back in resources but above in technology.  
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A similar level of dramatism and desperation. Main characters, Rock and Shinji are pretty similar and have very deep internal monologues about live and death. 
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Very similar. -They are both sci-fi action. -The protagonists from each series both have mysterious powers. -The romance between the main characters from each manga is practically the same. -The characters are extremely similar. -Story line is somewhat congruent except for some minor things.  
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You read that right. If anything, Nabari no Oh is more similar to Evangelion than Naruto by a loooooooong stretch. Both have existential conflicts revolving around well-intentioned but evasive and fragile main characters (Hedgehog's Dillema). Both are something of character studies; Eva around dissecting and deconstructing character archetypes of anime/manga and unveiling psychological illnesses and general diagnostics on their corresponding psyches, how their upbringings and the events that transpire over the course of the series affect these things, and how they become more primal and relatable problems to ourselves in real life. Meanwhile Nabari tackles the worldviews and ambitions of various characters with essentially the power of Instrumentality  read more 
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is full of refences to other works. Among them, the Odyssey. The distant and estranged relationship between father and son gives the story vibrant energy and this energy is canalized through violence. But what happens in real life where sons and their fathers see the great distance between them and there are no giant robots to take out your frustration? Danza is an amazing collection of short stories where broken bonds within the family is the main theme. A more realistic and modest narration about all the Shinjis and Gendos out there. 
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Both are science fiction stories that contain loner main characters that are forced to help save the world. Perfect for people who dig angsty protagonists. 
reportRecommended by Curtman
These series have compelling plots and intriguing characters. If you like righteous teen heroes and intense, epic battles, check this out! 
reportRecommended by Dalek-kun
Both are wonderful manga. The vision of life they describe is very similiar, as the description of feelings and relationships. The setting worlds are almost the same, too. 
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Epic mecha battles, a threat that might destroy the world as the main characters know it. Both of these manga feature some of the most epic mecha battles I have ever seen. The main character in both manga is angry at his dad and fights in order to show this to his dad. If you like one of these manga, there's a big chance that you like the other one too. 
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Humanity faces extinction and nearing apocalypse. Alien entities are attacking Earth. Not as an army, but as a small number of individual entities, each one with different properties, each one spelling doom for Earth if they are not stopped. 
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