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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Manga, vol.14 (1994)

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Science-Fiction, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Mystery, Seinen
Tags: Apocalyptic Fiction, Coming of age, Guns, Hero of Weak Character, Heroine of Strong Character, Military, Reluctant Hero, Robots & Androids, School, Stoic Heroine, Super Robots, Tragedy, Tsundere, Twisted Story, Verbal Comedy
Release Date: 26.12.1994 ‑ 04.06.2013
Studios: Kadokawa Shoten
Type: Manga (1994)
Volumes: 14, Chapters: 97

Alternative names:

新世紀エヴァンゲリオン
Evangelion
NGE
EVA
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shin Seiki Evangelion
In 2015, the "Angels" have returned, and Shinji Ikari, a fourteen year-old child of the new Earth, is forced by his father Gendo--commander of the secret organization NERV--to pilot the monstrous biomechanical weapon called "Evangelion" to match the Angels' fearsome power...
The manga based on the series, written and illustrated by series character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, has been serialized in Shounen Ace since 1995. The serialized and volumized editions are both published by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga exists as a separate entity from the anime, and features a number of distinct differences (examples: Shinji's eyes are brown instead of blue; Shinji and Rei's relationship is strengthened more; not all of the Angels that were in the anime appear in the manga). Drawing from the original story outline, the completed anime series, as well as his own artistic freedom, Sadamoto has portrayed an account of the story that has both distinct convergence and divergence with the anime version.

It is the year 2015, and Tokyo-3 is under attack by the Angels. With fifteen years of relative peace disrupted, mankind faces its toughest enemy. Summoned by his father to NERV headquarters, Shinji Ikari finds himself tasked with having to pilot an Evangelion - a powerful weapon which is humanity's only chance of defeating the Angels. As well as having to shoulder the burden of protecting a city, Shinji must struggle with school, his father and his fellow pilots as well as himself. But will he even be able to survive his first encounter against the enemy?

Production:

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Neon Genesis Evangelion TV, 1995, Adaptation

Related manga:

Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga, 1994
Shin Seiki Evangelion: Eva & Eva 2 Anthology Manga, 2004, Side Story
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute Manga, 2010, Other
Tony Takezaki's Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga, 2010, Spin-off
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary Manga, 2010, Spin-off
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Manga, 2003, Spin-off
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Manga, 2006, Spin-off
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse Manga, 2007, Spin-off
Petit Eva: Evangelion@School Manga, 2007, Spin-off
Petit Eva Bokura Tanken Doukoukai Manga, 2007, Spin-off
Evangelion: ANIMA Novel, 2008, Alternative version

Related characters:

Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayanami
Shinji Ikari
Shinji Ikari
Asuka Langley Soryu
Asuka Langley Soryu
Kensuke Aida
Kensuke Aida
Ritsuko Akagi
Ritsuko Akagi
Shigeru Aoba
Shigeru Aoba
Kohzou Fuyutsuki
Kohzou Fuyutsuki
Hikari Horaki
Hikari Horaki
Makoto Hyuga
Makoto Hyuga
Maya Ibuki
Maya Ibuki
Gendou Ikari
Gendou Ikari
Yui Ikari
Yui Ikari
Misato Katsuragi
Misato Katsuragi
Ryouji Kaji
Ryouji Kaji
Kaworu Nagisa
Kaworu Nagisa
Toji Suzuhara
Toji Suzuhara
Pen Pen
Pen Pen
Keel Lorentz
Keel Lorentz
Naoko Akagi
Naoko Akagi
Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu
Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu