From Puella Magi Madoka Magica to Ergo Proxy, here are eight anime similar to Evangelion.
Neon Genesis Evangelion series is already no doubt its popularity. Anime made by Hideaki Anno that was aired in 1995 succeeded in becoming the best selling anime throughout the decade of 1990s and became the most legendary anime in the history of otaku fandom. Because of its popularity are many anime similar to Evangelion in the anime world now.
This is because Evangelion managed to bring a heavy and unusual theme for anime at that time. Evangelion is able to bring a variety of themes such as psychology, depression, frustration, teenager's unease, self-discovery, conflict, and existentialism. All that was delivered with an iconic character, cool action scenes and robots that design is much different from the design of robots in general.
The anime also has an enormous impact on Japan's creative industry economy as it managed to bring in profits of 150 billion yen in 2007 and has loyal fans of all generations from diverse backgrounds all over the world has inspired anime others too.
What is an anime similar to Evangelion? Check out the list below
1Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica successfully created a tremendous sensation in Japan in the early decade of 2010an. Serial that has the same effect as Evangelion in the 90s tells a group of junior high school students who want to become magical girl and fight enemies that have strange and unusual shapes named witches.
The original anime written by Gen Urobuchi twisted all the existing theories in the previous shoujo mahou series and made the anime very dark, frightening, and filled with deep psychological themes.
2Shingeki no Kyojin
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The anime series adapted from the manga made by Hajime Isayama called Shingeki no Kyojin has a similar theme to Evangelion where humanity suddenly arrives an unidentified creature and bring disaster to mankind because they can not defeat it. The themes of survival, horror, and action are also embellished by the theme of a fairly dark story continues to appear in this anime.
The anime tells of a boy named Eren Jaeger who saw his own mother die being eaten by a smiling Titan. Her mother's death made Eren vow to finish all the Titans on earth by becoming a soldier and entering the Scout Legion despite her mother's opposition before her death. Together with Mikasa and Armin he fights to finish off the Titan.
The anime series adapted from the manga made by Mohiro Kitoh and has aired in 2007 tells the story of a bunch of children who have to fight a giant monster with a robot named Zearth for the life of each child.
Bokurano brought the theme of psychology told by each child who became a pilot Zearth other than that this series is also wrapped with horror, drama, gore, and tragedy like Evangelion. In addition to being inspired by Evangelion, Bokurano also inspired the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series that has similar themes and stories and incorporated a cute creature whose job it is to search and "trap" the children into their plans in contractual ties.
4 Other Experiments
Other Serial Experiments become anime series that have loyal fans and make it one of the best anime of all time. The anime that has been released from July to September 1998 tells the story of an innocent woman named Other Iwakura and his introduction to Wired a network almost similar to the Internet.
An oddity arose when the death of his friend brought him into the world of Wired, where he knew that the world he lived was merely a matter of course.
As the name implies this series contains many experiments in the anime world and has an unusual way of telling.
Many anime critics say that this series is strange and hard to digest at first but has deep meaning especially from the psychological and existential side. In addition to being inspired by Evangelion in terms of existentialism, the series also inspires Hollywood series and films such as Ergo Proxy and The Matrix in terms of themes brought about by paranoia about machines with humans and cyberpunk.
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