Neon Genesis Evangelion, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season Recommendations
Both animes have a weak main character at the beginning and evolves during the story.
The two characters (Shinji / Shirou) have no motivation and do not really know why they are fighting.
Both MC are surrounded by strong female characters: Saber and Rin in Unlimited Blade Works, and Ayanami Souryuu in NGE sympathize and support the hero afterwards.
The main difference is that the universe is oriented fantasy, magic in Unlimited Blade Works then Evangelion is a post-apocalyptic universe with mecha.
NGE is more psychological than Unlimited Blade Works, however, the main character (Shinji / Shirou) an introspection in his past that will be decisive for its future.
Both series have a young protagonist, weak, indecisive at the beginning and more determined at the end of the series.
Both MC are accompanied by strong female characters. (Rin, Saber in FSN and Ayanami and Asuka Langley in NGE)
The two worlds are dark, mature and post-apoalyptiques (after the 4th Holy Grail War for FSN / after the 2nd impact NGE)
I think both animes really bring more to Japanese animation.
NGE is until today known for its very good animation at the time (1995)
Similarly, currently Unlimited Blade Works has an impressive animation: clever use of CGI in the fighting and the settings. If you look at the animation as an art, I think you'll be very pleased to Unlimited Blade Works. (Serie who received the award for the best animated series in the Newtype Awards 2015 [url]http://myanimelist.net/news/42586194[/url])
Some aspects of FSN remind me of NGE as the presence of a main character neophyte (Shirou / Shinji) in the field (magic / EVA) and the presence of many
The direction that UBW takes in its second season (transitioning from a rather standard action/adventure series to something with a darker, more psychological twist) is reminiscent of NGE. Several scenes in UBW are direct visual homages to NGE that viewers who have seen both series will recognize. Additionally, both series feature main characters who grow into their role as a hero with the help of those around them.