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Captain Earth | Evangelion?!?
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Posted 5/22/14 , edited 5/23/14
Anyone else feel like captain earth is copying Evangelion?
or at least have striking similarities? in terms of plot and characters?

edit: captain earth not planet xD
got a good laugh out of that.

[mod edit: title corrected --lorreen]

ps. thanks lorreen
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Posted 5/22/14
It kinda does in like the basic, basic summary, but there are striking differences, I'd argue. Number one, tone feels completely different. The mecha stuff was like 30% of Evangelion while the rest was enough psychology and religious references to put Final Fantasy and Silent Hill to shame. It seems more peaceful or happy-ish in Captain Earth.

I do see similar character types, but their personalities are different. Even the enemies don't feel the same as the angels aren't really meant to have personalities like the enemies of Captain Earth (we are talking about captain Earth right? if we're talking about Captain Planet then i want to see the break down of your argument.). I think there were other mech shows that ripped Evangelion off more than this one does.

Maybe there are more similarities I'm overlooking.
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Posted 5/22/14
That and copying every single mech anime ever.

It comes with the genre that there will always be similarities because no idea is original.
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Posted 5/22/14
no way. they were totally different.

Posted 5/22/14
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
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Posted 5/22/14
Huh? How the hell did you even come up with that?
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Posted 5/22/14

bakaCraftee wrote:

Anyone else feel like captain planet is copying Evangelion?

I saw the title of this and thought "Hmm", then I saw you message and said, "WHAT??!!?"

I assume you meant Captain Earth.

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Posted 5/22/14
I could have sworn Captain Planet aired before Eva.

/shrug
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Posted 5/22/14

TheAncientOne wrote:
I assume you meant Captain Earth.

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Posted 5/22/14
lol woops, yea meant to say captain earth. lol
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Posted 5/22/14 , edited 5/22/14
Mistaken thread title aside, no, I don't think so. They are mecha shows and they both deal with end of the world scenarios but that is where the similarity ends as far as I'm concerned. Not even close. Tonally and thematically they couldn't be more different.

Granted maybe that will change some as the series progresses, things will likely get a bit darker and more dramatic, but even then I think any similarities are only going to be skin deep.
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You know I don't think Captain Earth could become Evangelion simply because of the relationships of this anime. I mean comparing the two characters, Shinji Ikari had zero personal connections to anyone and the anime reflected his struggles to connect to the people he was saving.

With protagonist of Captain Earth, he has very well established with a lot of the main cast so the anime focuses around his need to preserve those connections with the people he's trying to save. I mean Shinji's not getting any bellybutton forte anytime soon.
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bakaCraftee wrote:

lol woops, yea meant to say captain earth. lol

FYI, you can click "Report to Moderator" on your own initial message and in the prompt it gives you, ask the moderator to change "Planet" to "Earth" in the topic title.

Posted 5/22/14
nah, captain earth doesn't feel as fucked up as neon genesis

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Posted 5/23/14
Im not trying to say that captain earth is trying to be like evangelion. but look!

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