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* It applies to the series as a whole, but the two pilots needing to be in sync and balanced brings in to mind the [[Film/PacificRim Pacific Rim]] franchise; where the two Jaeger pilots need to be Drift compatible to move their Jaeger. The fact that the pilots in the [[Film/PacificRimUprising sequel]] are teenagers/cadets further strengthens this reference.


* The final battle against [=VIRM=] is very much out of the Creator/StudioGainx mecha playbook: ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are all referenced.

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* The final battle against [=VIRM=] is very much out of the Creator/StudioGainx Creator/StudioGainax mecha playbook: ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are all referenced.


* The final battle against [=VIRM=] is very much out of the {{Creator/Gainax}} mecha playbook: ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagaan'' are all referenced.

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* The final battle against [=VIRM=] is very much out of the {{Creator/Gainax}} Creator/StudioGainx mecha playbook: ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagaan'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are all referenced.

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!!Episode 24
* The final battle against [=VIRM=] is very much out of the {{Creator/Gainax}} mecha playbook: ''Anime/GunBuster'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagaan'' are all referenced.
* The souls of Zero Two and Hiro returning to earth after centuries looks just like the end of ''Anime/GunBuster''.


* The reunion scene between [[spoiler:Hiro and Zero Two in the Strelizia Apath]] seems right at home with the original Episode 26 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as it is ''loaded'' with LimitedAnimation. The scene goes as far as depicting [[spoiler:Hiro as his poorly hand-drawn Prince and Zero Two as a simplified drawing of her child self]].

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* The reunion scene between [[spoiler:Hiro and Zero Two in the Strelizia Apath]] Apus]] seems right at home with the original Episode 26 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as it is ''loaded'' with LimitedAnimation. The scene goes as far as depicting [[spoiler:Hiro as his poorly hand-drawn Prince and Zero Two as a simplified drawing of her child self]].


* The [[spoiler:Strelizia's True Apath form]] is practically [[Anime/DieBuster Buster Machine No. 7's sister]], since [[spoiler:the Franxx ''transforms into a mecha version of Zero Two'']].

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* The [[spoiler:Strelizia's True Apath Apus form]] is practically [[Anime/DieBuster Buster Machine No. 7's sister]], since [[spoiler:the Franxx ''transforms into a mecha version of Zero Two'']].


* The reunion scene between [[spoiler:Hiro and Zero Two in the Strelizia Apus]] seems right at home with the original Episode 26 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as it is ''loaded'' with LimitedAnimation. The scene goes as far as depicting [[spoiler:Hiro as his poorly hand-drawn Prince and Zero Two as a simplified drawing of her child self]].

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* The reunion scene between [[spoiler:Hiro and Zero Two in the Strelizia Apus]] Apath]] seems right at home with the original Episode 26 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as it is ''loaded'' with LimitedAnimation. The scene goes as far as depicting [[spoiler:Hiro as his poorly hand-drawn Prince and Zero Two as a simplified drawing of her child self]].


* The [[spoiler:Strelizia Apus' True Apus form]] is practically [[Anime/DieBuster Buster Machine No. 7's sister]], since [[spoiler:the Strelizia ''becomes a mecha version of Zero Two'']].

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* The [[spoiler:Strelizia Apus' [[spoiler:Strelizia's True Apus Apath form]] is practically [[Anime/DieBuster Buster Machine No. 7's sister]], since [[spoiler:the Strelizia ''becomes Franxx ''transforms into a mecha version of Zero Two'']].

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!!Episode 23
* The reunion scene between [[spoiler:Hiro and Zero Two in the Strelizia Apus]] seems right at home with the original Episode 26 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', as it is ''loaded'' with LimitedAnimation. The scene goes as far as depicting [[spoiler:Hiro as his poorly hand-drawn Prince and Zero Two as a simplified drawing of her child self]].
* The [[spoiler:Strelizia Apus' True Apus form]] is practically [[Anime/DieBuster Buster Machine No. 7's sister]], since [[spoiler:the Strelizia ''becomes a mecha version of Zero Two'']].

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!!Episode 22
* The EVA and Gurren Lagann parallels continue, [[spoiler: with the final battle being in space]]


* Delta and Epsilon [[spoiler:meet their end in a manner similar to Asuka's in End of Evangelion, which is: ''ripped to pieces and eaten'']].

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* Delta and Epsilon [[spoiler:meet their end in a manner similar to Asuka's in End of Evangelion, which is: ''ripped to pieces and eaten'']].eaten''; the way that the VIRM automaton destroys their cockpit by devouring it on the other hand is also one to Bardiel's destruction in Rebuild of Evangelion]].

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* Delta and Epsilon [[spoiler:meet their end in a manner similar to Asuka's in End of Evangelion, which is: ''ripped to pieces and eaten'']].

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!!Episode 21
* The start of the episode is one to Evangelion and End of Evangelion [[spoiler: Instrumentality / Third Impact ascended all the adults into goo]].


* Going back even further, an alien species that tricks humanity into attacking Earth's defenders as a long term plan to avenge a defeat in the time of the dinosaurs is the plot of ''Getter Robo Armageddon''.

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* Going back even further, an alien species that tricks humanity into attacking Earth's defenders as a long term plan to avenge a defeat in the time of the dinosaurs is the plot of ''Getter Robo ''Anime/GetterRobo Armageddon''.

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* Going back even further, an alien species that tricks humanity into attacking Earth's defenders as a long term plan to avenge a defeat in the time of the dinosaurs is the plot of ''Getter Robo Armageddon''.

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