Both films share enough in common. Both are deeply complex and have confusing plot lines that converge to a major climax to twist everything previously established by its predecessor, combined with dazzling visuals in an apocalyptic thriller.
Visually compelling and very thought provoking sequel movies to highly popular (and deservedly so) TV anime that changed their stereotypical genre (magical girl for Madoka and mecha for Evangelion).
Both have endings that will blow your mind. In fact, the entire movie will blow your mind.
Psychological movies, that are a sequel to a deconstruction anime, which rewrite the main series end.
Hangyaku no Monogatari parallels End of Evangelion in a number of significant ways and it's not just the fact that they are both high-budget sequels to successful franchises that are notorious for playing with the conventions of venerable genres of anime. As expected, the each of two films features top-notch production values, but they additionally both use much of their generous budgets in service of their shared affinity for visual experimentation. However, as the Madoka Magica franchise is already known for its use of unconventional animation techniques, Hangyaku no Monogatari ends up being decidedly more experimental than End of Evangelion with regards to the way
First, NGE and Madoka are very similar series, and I have to recommend sticking it out and watching both. They have very similar archetypes, plot/character development, and have a wonderful series of darker twists and turns that keep them from becoming "kiddie" anime.
Besides the fact that "End of EVA" rewrites the ending of NGE and "Rebellion" continues Madoka, I would say they share many of the same positives.
Rebellion has some of the best action sequences in the series, in all of the right ways. The fights give you exactly what you wish there was more of in the other works, and there are
there's a moment when your feelings beat your heart decisions , this moment a chaos will happen, revive your brain control or let your feelings complete the havoc .. this is the final moral of both of these movies
Both movies act as deconstructions of the shows they are based on, taking even those things you had come to expect from a TV series that already played with your expectations and dashing them even further. I've probably never seen any other movies that have somehow managed to be both universally panned AND adored by audiences, and I've certanly never seen any other two movies that have left me with the same feelings.
Though I personally prefer rebellion for having a slightly more focused story, these are both anime movies I feel everyone should watch at least once. However you will end up feeling about them
End with Rebellion are the ending films for dark/psychological series. Both are meant to shock, provoke thoughts and leave you with state similar to hangover. Last phases of both films are full of power and epicness.
No denying, both movies will leave you with a sense of awe after having seen their respective shows. Not for the faint of heart and a very similar final act to the final act of this movie. Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion first.
Both movies have exceedingly dark tones, and contain 'Mind-fuckery' moments in them, with controversial endings to both titles. Both are direct sequels to the series they are based upon.
Both are the finale for their respective series and rely heavily on the unexpected and the unknown. Both movies are also very dark and have visuals border-lining on the abstract at times. Both movies also reference a "god" and leave the audience distraught in the situations at hand.
Both anime show the epic conclusions of their respective sagas. Both anime have apocalyptic elements, surreal imagery, dark plot twists and dream-like sequences. Overall, both anime convey a similar vibe and atmosphere.
Both movies are meant to offer a conclusion to their own series. They are mind-blowing, very very very weird at some points and they both mess with the order of the universe. Madoka Magica is easier to understand than The end of Evangelion, though.
If you're looking for an unusual experience, check them out!
Happy ending are for chums.
Watch these if you're into loosing a piece of your soul and would like to start questioning your very existence.
-Both are made to complete their former series
-Both are filled with psychological events and are hard to understand sometimes
-Both involve a new fate for the main characters that was different in the main series
Both are alternate conclusions to their respective TV series.
Both have tragic tones and hopeful finales.
Neither of them should be experienced without having watched their respective TV series.