Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, Devilman: Crybaby Recommendations
The Devilman manga had a huge influence of Hideaki Anno, and Evangelion borrows several ideas and themes from it, so it is obvious that both anime share some similarities. The End of Evangelion is very similar to the ending of Devilman, as they both share similar imagery, religious motifs and the battle of humans against monsters.
Very similar show with themes of angels and the end of the world. One of the final scenes in DEVILMAN Crybaby might have even been a nod to this movie. Bloody monster fights and psychedelic, philosophical questioning of life and the self.
Where do I even begin, Eva's influence is undeniably quite prominent throughout Yuasa's new adaptation of the original Devilman manga series; Devilman: Crybaby. Both rely heavily on religious motifs and themes to drive the plot forward and adamantly refuse to shy away from the darker side to the themes that they put forth. Long story short; if you can handle Eva's overt usage of sex and death as well as its soul-crushing bleakness, then Devilman is likely to be an all-around worthwhile experience that will leave you feeling awfully grateful for your continued existence as a blissfully ignorant mortal. And vice versa.
Two of the craziest anime that you will ever see. Both involve end of the world scenarios with large amounts of intense violence and sexual imagery; both include psychedelic and disturbing sequences as well. The main characters in both of these anime are sensitive and fight even though they don't want to.
In the case of End of Evangelion, you would have to watch the TV series beforehand. It's also important to note that the original Devilman manga was one of the inspirations of Evangelion.
Hideaki Anno was influenced by Go Nagai and wanted an ending similar to that of Devilman in End of Evangelion. These two anime have a similar dark and gritty tone to them as they both have characters being killed off during the end of the world and religious symbolism. Not to mention they both have good amount of disturbing moments.
Messed-up characters and surprising plot twists. Towards the end you can really see the influence the original Devilman had on End of Evangelion.
The End of Evangelion was heavily influenced by 1972's manga Devilman. Hideaki Anno and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto wanted to have a similar ending. If you liked The End of Evangelion, you'll find the same painful feeling in Devilman: Crybaby. Both have mentally unstable, weak main characters, that have to save the Earth.
Similar in 'storytelling' fashion. Although they are different themed the basis and catharsis feeling is the same.