Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bokura no Recommendations

Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you liked
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Bokura no
...then you might like
Bokura no
Eva and Bokurano deconstruct the mecha genre by adding layers of extremely dark psychological content. Both are highly visceral, the action being centered around children who are forced into a conflict of literally cosmic proportions. In these series the nature of the enemy is ambiguous to the extreme, which makes the whole experience all the more poignant. Eva's latter episodes focus heavily on existential topics, which are replaced in Bokurano with a more psychological approach. The limitless situations the casts are subjected to and the depth of characterization makes these anime masterpieces, with an appeal that goes beyond the giant robot niche.
report Recommended by Nocturnal
I think its obiviously..In both some kids must save the world, with a giant robot..But many problems apear in their way.
report Recommended by fumoffu_u
Both have Mecha's, children's problems are very similar, run a similar issue, they seem to be complement
report Recommended by gopix
Fourteen-year-olds with loads of emotional baggage piloting giant robots to protect a world full of people and things that sometimes seem like they might not be worth protecting. They both work the psychological angle nicely and are great if you want to kick your mood down a few notches.
report Recommended by lithiumflower
Bokurano is very similar to Evangelion: - they both have mechas, piloted by teenagers who are, little by little, shown to make extreme actions and decisions - the protagonists are forced to fight those "sort of unknown" enemies in order to protect/save the Earth, and all of them will pass through a very hard path Among all this, there's this very strong dark atmosphere over all the serie that will slowly bring both stories towards important and psychological ends similar to eachother. If you liked one of them, I highly recommend you to watch the another as well, as you might probably like them both.
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
Several identical points: kids piloting giants robots, with hard and dismal plot; both are psychological too.
report Recommended by Disillusion
Mecha, saving world, people problems
report Recommended by flegmatyk
They are both deconstructions of the mecha genre except Bokurano is much darker. Bokurano deals with touchy subjects it is much more realistic in the portrayal of its characters.
report Recommended by PoeticJustice
Giant mechas fighting giant mechas, depressing atmosphere.
report Recommended by f42f21f24a
Both series discuss the implications of using child soldiers to protect the world from terrifying, otherworldly beings attacking for an unknown purpose. It doesn't end well for the kids in either case...
report Recommended by Asbestos_In_Cans
They both deconstruct the mecha genre and in both cases places the plot around humanity struggles for survival against a far my sinister being.
report Recommended by Snowfox1008
Both shows have the fate of the world resting on the shoulders of young kids, who are in over their heads. The kids end up going through arduous psychological stress to fight in a war that they didn't start and where they are used as pawns for the power games of the adults. ...Oh and there's giant robots in there somewhere too.
report Recommended by Graine
These two shows have similarities both in themes and setting. They each revolve around troubled youths forced to pilot mechs and defeat enemies for the sake of their world. Both contain psychological and nihilistic themes uncommon to the shounen genre, and both have endings which require immense observation skills to understand and appreciate. Evangelion is more impressive in terms of sound and visuals, despite its age, though if you enjoy one, the other will probably suit your tastes as well.
report Recommended by AmbiMonster_PhD
Bokurano and Evangelion, two series that ... Mechas conducted by childrens, which voluntarily acceded, despite being used for other purposes, protecting humanity from beings outside this world. In episodes we see how feelings are explored, sadness principally, creating an atmosphere that can go to tragic at any moment, to see the past fighting the present in a constant struggle with such limiting enemies.
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
both are mech deconstructions and very good pschylogical stories
report Recommended by mardog
Both are psychological seinen series about a group of boys and their problems and traumas and how they cope with them, there're battles between giant robots too.
report Recommended by atumsk
Better version of Evangelion without the generic Dere-types. Bokurano is what NGE wants to be. The psychological aspect in this series is implemented much better than in NGE. A really well-written and not-forced Drama. Only critic points are the pacing at the beginning and the shitty-looking Mecha fights.
report Recommended by anime_tops
Both are a dark take on the mecha genre and include kids fighting in an war against robots. Both have psychological themes and the kids are going through similar struggles.
report Recommended by _Maneki-Neko_
We have the same circumstances, kids piloting huge mechas as the only hope to save the Earth. The plot is very distinct but in both cases, we have kids struggling with their emotions while they have to maintain their sanity and not break under pressure or Humanity is doomed. Lots of mysterious, hidden truth, monsters attacking mysteriously, and someone pulling the strings from the shadows. Visually, Bokurano is weaker than NGE, even though it was released over a decade later, but it still has some interesting character designs. Final conclusion: Bokurano might have implemented many elements from NGE in its plot, but it is far from being a   read more
report Recommended by INU4SH4
If you an EVA fan or just liked it very much you absolutely can find much enjoyment in this psychological mecha thriller. The premise is similar, but different at the same time. A group of classmates operate a giant mecha that deffends the Earth from invaders from other realities. And wth each battle one of the children is have to die in order for a mashine to operate. It's quite a deep and tense watch. Deffinitely worth a poke for every EVA fan.
report Recommended by NeonTiger88
Both shows put teenagers with their own troubles in baggage into robots to fight against an enemy that is otherworldly. Both explore the motives of their pilots and the greater mental states of humans.
report Recommended by Senpai-no-lie
Ok so, putting Evangelion as an alternative recommendation from Bokurano might be an obvious choice, but there's nothing wrong with obvious choices. Both Evangelion and Bokurano take a dark look at the mecha genre. In both anime the protagonists have to deal with personal emotional struggles as well as, you know, defending the world piloting giant robots. Both anime have a tragic ending. (Well, I guess Evangelion has multiple tragic endings.)
report Recommended by Ameonna93
Kids in a mech, fight against monsters, battling not only the outside world, but also themselves as they struggle to cope with their lives in various ways.
report Recommended by iLikeAllFlavors
Young children fighting for the world in giant robots, both are also psychological.
report Recommended by Anzu-chu
It's a daunting task to recommend something to someone first by comparing it to Eva, and I could distill both of their plots into about five words each and then tell you they were very similar shows, and based on that argument you may be inclined to agree with me. However that is not my goal, I do not believe they are the same show. I think they tread some of the same ground in very different ways, whether that be approach, aesthetic, or subject matter. It may just be my lack of experience with the mecha genre that makes me say this, but Evangelion   read more
report Recommended by CYCL_Dusty
If you are not into mecha, but you liked Evangelion: Bokura no is for you, like Evangelion this anime is based on kids saving the world from an unknown enemy, while discovering their true feelings for their friends, family etc.
report Recommended by Toolfuti
Group of children with problems trying to save the Earth
report Recommended by Rokudo30
Kids with depressing backstories are forced to fight and die in a giant robot whilst experiencing existential dread. These shows go together like peanut butter and jelly.
report Recommended by BestGeorgeForman
Both series focus on specific, backstory-heavy characters while incorporating the mecha element. Both series can be classified as "mindfuck" and it will leave a huge impact on you for a while, with a quite depressing tone.
report Recommended by ArcAtlantic
Both Mecha animes with kids around the same age having to fight in the robots to save humans/mankind that go through emotional scenes that also relate to their past.
report Recommended by yourpizzaguy