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Evangelion Like Anime

Jun 04 2024, 3:28 PM | Updated Jun 11, 11:32 AM
Cowboy Bebop
TV, 1998, 26 eps Me:- Author:10
OVA, 2000, 6 eps Me:- Author:9
Both involve a coming of age for the characters. And coming to self realizations of one's self. A crazy jumble of adolescent feelings, sci fi robots and just downright everyday strangeness and, while confusing at first, the both storys are wonderful. Basically the same coming of age story as evangelion.
TV, 2011, 24 eps Me:- Author:9
Movie, 1988, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Boogiepop wa Warawanai
TV, 2000, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Chainsaw Man
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Neon Genesis Evangelion was a huge aspirations to chainsaw man
Devilman: Crybaby
ONA, 2018, 10 eps Me:- Author:8
Hideaki Anno admits that Devilman and Mazinger Z were his biggest influences for Neon Genesis Evangelion. The main protagonist in both anime must fight against evil monsters that are trying to destroy humanity. They both have similar religious and philosophical themes. They are also both action-packed anime as well. If you like one, you may like the other.
Ergo Proxy
TV, 2006, 23 eps Me:- Author:8
Haibane Renmei
TV, 2002, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
TV, 1997, 25 eps Me:- Author:8
Key the Metal Idol
OVA, 1994, 15 eps Me:- Author:8
These two titles share not only some psychological themes (identity complex, definition of humanity, communication and relationships, courage/fear, self-realization/suppression etc.), but I also find the art style quite similar.

Koukaku Kidoutai

Ghost in the Shell

Koukaku Kidoutai
Movie, 1995, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Perfect Blue
Movie, 1998, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Serial Experiments Lain
TV, 1998, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
Both shows have strong presence of technology, which underlines the problematic relationship between individual existence and collective psychological archetypes of a symbolic order. They address topics such as the self, the body, the role of communication and the possibility of forging bonds. And have complex plot lines, existentialism, and bizarre realities are present in both
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Arc-V
TV, 2014, 148 eps Me:- Author:8
Both series are deconstructions of something - Arc-V like GX is a deconstruction of the Yugioh anime, whereas NGE is a deconstruction of the mecha genre. Both series have the main character undergo a very emotional struggle and has daddy issues - additionally, there is also reconstruction followed up by deconstruction. Both series have an unexpected twist at the end of the series
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters GX
TV, 2004, 180 eps Me:- Author:8
Both series are deconstructions of something - GX is a deconstruction of the Yugioh anime, whereas NGE is a deconstruction of the mecha genre. They start off as everyone does; enjoying life, but it is that very same life which backhands both characters into seeing reality. You may want to do one thing, but it isn't going to come your way if you do not erase the problem at hand first. Duelling and not wanting to go into robots is something many would love, but in their current position, who they are and their history, such life is robbed of them, and they cannot have that freedom anymore.
YGO GX and Eva play their characters well for them to understand this, and have grand development, changing who they were in the beginning into something more.
However, Gx only reveals its potential to people who reach its third and fourth seasons, as its first two could be considered a very funny filler and GOD
Devilman Lady
TV, 1998, 26 eps Me:- Author:7
Elfen Lied
TV, 2004, 13 eps Me:- Author:7

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
TV, 2006, 25 eps Me:- Author:6
Both series deal with politics, warfare, and psychology. They both discuss subjects such as human nature, the meaning of life and happiness, and sorrow and insanity. Both anime have fantastic soundtracks, great voice acting, and beautiful, sharp artwork.
TV, 2002, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Alien 9
OVA, 2001, 4 eps Me:- Author:-
TV, 1999, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Blue Gender
TV, 1999, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Bokura no
TV, 2007, 24 eps Me:- Author:-
Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)
TV, 2019, 18 eps Me:- Author:-
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
TV, 1998, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
TV, 2007, 25 eps Me:- Author:9
Deadman Wonderland
TV, 2011, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
Digimon Tamers
TV, 2001, 51 eps Me:- Author:-
Iron Man
TV, 2010, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
Kidou Senshi Gundam
TV, 1979, 43 eps Me:- Author:-
Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven
TV, 2005, 50 eps Me:- Author:-
Made in Abyss
TV, 2017, 13 eps Me:- Author:9

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
TV, 2011, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
They both masterfully deconstruct some of the most popular tropes for their respective genre and have a lot of other things in common as well, such as the mindfuck factor.
Both NGE and Madoka★Magica are dark, thought-provoking deconstructions of their respective genres ("mecha" for NGE and "mahou shoujo" for Madoka). Both involve deep character and story analyses that concentrate on elements in their respective genres and evolve past the prerequisite stereotypes into something groundbreaking.
Mousou Dairinin
TV, 2004, 13 eps Me:- Author:-

NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the N.H.K.

NHK ni Youkoso!
TV, 2006, 24 eps Me:- Author:-
Persona 5 the Animation
TV, 2018, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
TV, 2009, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
TV, 2002, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Evangelion is the main source of inspiration for Rahxephon, many consider it a clone. Evangelion tends to be more complex and intellectual, concentrating on philosophy and psychology while Rahxephon tends to be easier and not so intelligent concentrating on a love story with harem like influences.
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:-

Saishuu Heiki Kanojo

She, The Ultimate Weapon

Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
TV, 2002, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
School Days
TV, 2007, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
Sousei no Aquarion
TV, 2005, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
TV, 2007, 27 eps Me:- Author:-
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.
TV, 2003, 22 eps Me:- Author:-
The Big O
TV, 1999, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Tokyo Ghoul
TV, 2014, 12 eps Me:- Author:-


86 Eighty-Six

TV, 2021, 11 eps Me:- Author:-
Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
OVA, 1988, 6 eps Me:- Author:-
Wolf's Rain
TV, 2003, 26 eps Me:- Author:-

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