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Postby El Squibbonator » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:14 pm

Which American animated TV series/film is most similar to Evangelion in terms of tone and theme, what would you choose?
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Postby silvermoonlight » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:17 am

Pacific Rim and King Of The Monsters.
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Postby Blockio » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:57 am

Kneejerk reaction were those two as well.

Bit surface level in that a lot of the underlying symbolism isn't present, but apart from that a pretty solid comparison
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Postby Reichu » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:06 pm

BoJack Horseman.

Show that initially comes off as exactly what it seems (in this case, low brow adult animated comedy), only to pull out the rug from under the audience and turn out to be a brutally honest exploration of its fucked-up cast.
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Postby Blockio » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:36 am

Good point, didn't think of that at all
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Postby Ghdust » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:26 am

Pacific Rim, Interstellar, Annihilation, Bojack Horseman, and Euphoria (the HBO show)

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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:19 am

View Original PostReichu wrote:BoJack Horseman.

Show that initially comes off as exactly what it seems (in this case, low brow adult animated comedy), only to pull out the rug from under the audience and turn out to be a brutally honest exploration of its fucked-up cast.

Except for Todd, who never really got probed the way he should've. It seemed like they were starting to this season, but unfortunately, it's the last season. And speaking of last seasons, that's when Moral Orel becomes Evangelion-esque in this regard. It was cancelled too soon, IMO.

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Postby The Cruel » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:35 pm

Apocalypse Now for it's depiction how War films don't consider the injustice committed by all conflicting parties and the lasting effects people suffer from.

The same how Eva depicts what happens in Anime and Mecha wouldn't be without horrors.

Blade Runner for it's Cyberpunk setting affected by cataclysmic events, in which humans have it harder to preserve their survival and artificially created humans, meant to be superior than normal humans are seen as a threat, who can be only stopped by officials hired specifically against them.

The same with Eva taking place in a near futuristic setting with Tokyo 3 after 2I, when Angels threaten humanitys survival and are fought with the bio mechanical weapons, the Evas piloted by juveniles specifically chosen to pilot them.
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Postby MuscleRobo » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:01 pm

I would say Moral Orel as well. It's a pretty basic show heavily inspired by shows the creator grew up with, it originally was supposed to be a parody of Leave it to Beaver style 50's sitcoms. Because of personal issues the story took a much darker and introspective look and made you think a lot about the characters and what their actual living and relationship dynamics would be in a world like the one portrayed on TV.


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