Anime Underground The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion  

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Need some Neon Genesis Evangelion anime recommendations? Since it's such an influential series, let's rank the best anime like Neon Genesis Evangeleon, with the help of your votes. These are anime that are similar to Neon Genesis in terms of being in the mecha genre, having similar protagonists, and more.

Eureka Seven is a good anime that's similar to Neon Genesis Evangelion. Like Shinji Ikari, protagonist Renton Thurston is only a teenager when he begins piloting a mecha. Other good anime recommendations for fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion are Gurren LagannRevolutionary Girl Utena, and the Netflix series Knights of Sidonia.

What should you watch after finishing Neon Genesis? Find some great picks on the list below, and don't forget to vote up the anime you'd recommend to other Neon Genesis fans.

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Akira is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a future calendar era, ...more
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Eureka Seven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN, is a 2005 Japanese anime series created by Bones. The series was directed by Tomoki Kyoda, with series composition by Dai Satō and ...more
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by ...more
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with ...more
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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based on the manga by Go Nagai. When an ancient race of demons invades the world, Akira Fudo transform into ...more
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Knights of Sidonia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
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FLCL is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
FLCL is a 2001 animated fantasy drama film written by Yoji Enokido and Kazuya Tsurumaki and directed by Takeshi Ando, Shôji Saeki, Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masahiko Ôtsuka
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Revolutionary Girl Utena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Revolutionary Girl Utena is a manga by Chiho Saito and an anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. The anime and manga were created simultaneously, but, despite some similarities, they progressed in ...more
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RahXephon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
RahXephon is a TV program.
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Bokurano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It ran for 27 episodes on ...more
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Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high ...more
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Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Serial Experiments Lain is an anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for ...more
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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on February 25, 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō ...more
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, and focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species. ...more
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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Welcome to the N.H.K. is a Japanese novel written by Tatsuhiko Takimoto, with a cover illustration by Yoshitoshi ABe, and was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan on January 28, 2002. The novel ...more
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Alien 9 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Mawaru Penguindrum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Penguindrum, known in Japan as Mawaru Penguindrum is a 2011 Japanese anime series produced by Brain's Base. The series is directed and co-written by Kunihiko Ikuhara and was broadcast in Japan ...more
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Wate... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a Japanese animated television series inspired by the works of Jules Verne, particularly Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and the exploits of Captain ...more
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more
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Mobile Suit Gundam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
Mobile Suit Gundam is a televised anime series, produced by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network and its affiliated ANN ...more
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Fafner of the Blue Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Darling in the FranXX is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
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The Big O is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion
The Big O is a Japanese animated television series created by designer Keiichi Sato and director Kazuyoshi Katayama for Sunrise. The writing staff was assembled by the series' head writer, ...more