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The Best Anime Like Neon Genesis Evangelion

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 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 Taro  ...more
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    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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    An adolescent girl develops a unique connection to a virtual reality network known as The Wired.  ...more
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    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,  ...more
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    Elfen Lied (Arms, 2004) is a Japanese supernatural horror anime series based on the manga series by Lynn Okamoto. Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware  ...more
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    Action, Adventure
    Gurren Lagann (Gainax, 2007), also known as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is a Japanese mecha anime series. Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral  ...more
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    RahXephon (2002, G4) is a romance, mecha anime created and directed by Yutaka Izubuchi. The series follows 17-year-old Ayato Kamina, his ability to control a mecha known as the RahXephon, and his  ...more
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    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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    Action, Sci-Fi
    FLCL (Cartoon Network, 2000), also known as Fooly Cooly, is a Japanese sci-fi anime OVA series from Gainax Production animation studios. 11-year-old Naota Nandaba's suburban life is disturbed by the  ...more
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    A girl is offered a wish in return for a commitment to battle witches.  ...more
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    An average 14-year-old boy soon finds himself caught up in a war fought between his loved ones.  ...more
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    Robots and humans coexist in harmony after an apocalypse.  ...more
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    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 Nemo. The  ...more
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    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, in  ...more
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    Action, Mecha
    Knights of Sidonia (Netflix, 2014) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei. A thousand years after the destruction of Earth by gigantic aliens called Gauna, mankind is living  ...more
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    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 from  ...more
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    Action, Military
    Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama from Wit Studio. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside  ...more
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    Action, Mystery
    Future Diary (Asread, 2011), also known as The Future Diary or Mirai Nikki, is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the manga by Sakae Esuno. A young man competes with people around  ...more
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    Misaki tries to cure Satou of his acute social withdrawal.  ...more
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    A 17-year-old boy accidentally obtains a rare and great power.  ...more
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    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 stations on  ...more
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    Gunbuster, known in Japan as Aim for the Top!, is a six episode anime OVA series created by Gainax in 1988. It was the directorial debut of Hideaki Anno, best known as the director of Neon Genesis  ...more
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