With a highly diverse cast that is both well rounded and lovable and a story line that continues to expand and evolve. The classic Evangelion is worth you time if you appreciated the story telling that Gainax can do so well and aren't afraid to think a little.
Same animation studio, similar spontaneous kinds of moments. Both are based around mecha and have out-of-this-world enemies. Just, Gurren Lagann has drills and that lovely yellow moped.
Imagine Evangelion if Shinji finally stops being reluctant, mans up, and kicks the **** out of every thing in his way, and a lot less mindf***ery. That's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It is an Incredibly awesome Kick-reason-to-the-curb anime that leaves you so full of energy that you feel like yelling for 2 hours after watching the final battle. Yeah, it's that awesome.
They're both mecha series from Gainax, and that's where the similarities end, but that's really the point. Evangelion is a deconstruction of mecha anime, basically saying, "You know how all those other mecha series made piloting a giant robot look fun? Well I'll show you how miserable it can really be." Gurren Lagann is a reconstruction; a decade later, saying, "You know how those mecha deconstruction series made piloting a giant robot look really awful? Well I'll show you how AWESOME it can really be!" The persistent despair of the former and unshakable optimism of the latter make excellent counterpoints and contrast beautifully.
Both are seminal must-watch mecha series from Gainax. But they are not similar--rather they should be watched because they contrast so well. Whereas TTGL boasts over-the-top action and is an all-around fun show, NGE goes down to the nitty gritty of piloting mechas, and is ultimately psychological and somewhat depressive. Both shows are also complemented by very nicely developed characters.
Evangelion is known for its artistic command of scale and its ability to express a sense of enormity, contrasted with physical and psychological isolation, has yet to be surpassed in all Art. Only Gurren Lagann has transcended the physical sense of scale of Eva. The iconic climax of End of Evangelion may have been influenced by the animation of Macross Plus.
NGE is in many ways the "evil twin" of TTGL. Made by the same production company (Gainax) back in the 1990's, it starts out as a somewhat-normal super-robot show. However, it eventually becomes a brutal deconstruction of the entire super-robot genre. Featuring a pathologically-passive protagonist, his eternally distant father, and a whole cast of other very flawed characters, NGE is just as much a psychological character study as it is an action show. Overall, it is very dark, a total mindscrew, and likely will leave you with a lot of questions and a somewhat uneasy feeling.
I'd recommend watching NGE BEFORE you watch TTGL, because the
First of all, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is kind of like a parody of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both Series have a protagonist with similar personalities (Simon/Shinji), and both shows have similar looking Mechas (Lazengann/EVA 01).They are both made by Studio Gainax.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is "darker", more serious compared to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. I recommend watching Neon Genesis Evangelion first, then Gurren Lagann.
Both are Gainex mecha anime in which a young teenager must step up to pilot a giant mecha and use it to fight enemies on a colossal scale to save humanity.
Both protagonists are self-conscious boys that fight for their lives in mech battles. One has a role model to reassure him when his self-loathing gets the best of him while the other does not.
It's like Neon Genesis Evangelion but with Shinji actually GETTING IN THE ROBOT most of the time and undergoing hardcore character development into one of the most badass characters EVER. OH AND DRILLS.
GURREN LAGANN IS THE OPPOSITE OF NEON GENESIS.
Ok, you might be confused, as they are opposite there are some similarities, both follow a wimpy push over gifted with a powerful machine and must save the world, but that's where they diverge. While Neon Genesis is a mecha that's very depressing and serious; rooted in heavy themes. TTGL takes a more light hearted and energetic approach to mecha world. Its interesting to see how the series mirror each other, especially since they are both produced by the same company.
Gurren Lagann is a whole different kind of mecha. If you like evangelion but are looking for slightly more modern art and in my opinion a better plot, then Lagann is for you.
I recommend this anime because all their episodes are good, do not have a boring episode is action from beginning to end, is must watch it.
This is how NGE would end up if Shinji had a role model or someone who was with him to guide him while growing up. Definetly better to watch this after Evangelion as you can truly see both paths bad and good in persons development in adolescence.
Two productions of Gainax studio, and although they are very different from each other, also have some similarities as the Mecha theme, although Evangelion focuses more on the psychological genre, since TTGL focuses more on action.
I don't know why, but these series are very similar, at least for me. Main charater is similar to other one. If you watched Neon Genesis Evangelion and liked it, go ahead and watch Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann too.
If you liked Gurren Lagann, you have to watch Evangelion.
I mean Evangelion is the father of mecha anime, it is a must watch for mecha lovers.
At first glance, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann have very little in common. Yes, both are highly regarded mecha shows, and yes, both were created by studio Gainax. That, however, is pretty much where the similarities end.
Evangelion takes an unforgiving, almost cynical look at the common and widespread premise of many mecha shows - various circumstances forcing teenagers to pilot giant robots in deadly battles. While this wasn't exactly unique at the time, the show deservedly became a classic with its masterful direction and great depth, when exploring the psychology of its cast.
12 years later, TTGL came out, and it was nothing
The two are masterpieces created by Gainax, Good art, Good characters, Good world construction, etc
The only similarity is the mecha. I'd mostly recommend this if you want a complete tonal shift. In many ways, this anime is the anti-Evangelion, foregoing the introspection and despair of humanity's collective fate that Eva presents for a spectacle of the highest order. Gurren Lagann is both mindless and thought-provoking, with a core message that power comes from within, championing the indomitable spirit of the spiral races xD.
In many ways, Gurren Lagann was a response to NGE. Both similar in how they influenced the industry and a genre into something else; one was a psychoanalytical work on the human condition and the other was a character study on what it means to do the right thing! Watch them!
MC is a whiny bitch
EVA is an epic show and you need to watch it
Both of them have an amazing plot for mecha genre. Also they have great character development. The fighting scenes for all moments are very emotional. The most interesting thing about this anime is the drama that can make you feel a little sympathetic. It's worth to watch
The two pillars of mecha. Classic shows, except one happens to have a lot less existential depression. If Evangelion is about recognizing the importance of love for yourself and others, Gurren Lagann is about breaking the perceived limitations that trap us in order to develop our best selves and achieve the impossible. Watch these masterpieces. They were both made by Gainax (when they were still genius) anyway.
Mecha anime with a story line that continues to evolve. Similar animation studio, the protagonist have similar personalities, basically they're young teenagers that must step up to pilot a giant mecha and use it to fight against colossal monsters! Evangelion is more darker in turns of the plot and the tone, but they are both entertaining to watch.
Both are mecha anime where a group of people has to fight certain species using giant robots in order to achieve that group's ultimate goal.
If you like trauma and giant mechs fighting tthan you will love those
Both are mecha and emotional mc they are both similar also both are masterpiece make sure to watch the end of evangelion, Evangelion is robots fighting monsters and emotional also has a good character development
While NGE is a deconstruction of mecha and anime as a whole, Gurren Lagann is a sort of spiritual sequel- a reconstruction of super robots. While they ultimately have different messages and TTGL is obviously much brighter in tone, it was a good followup to NGE.
Both anime have the same robot genre but gurren lagann is anime that answers what evangelion says they both have the deppresed main character who doesnt want to Use his robot . Gurren lagaan have a pretty good ending and Deaths too...