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Neon Genesis Evangelion (Manga)

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Alternative Titles

English: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Synonyms: Shinseiki Evangelion
Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 97
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 1994 to Jun 4, 2013
Authors: Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


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Ranked: #1122
Popularity: #92
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In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind's survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion's one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything.

(Source: AniDB)


Shinseiki Evangelion is based on the anime series, written and illustrated by its character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, has been serialized in Shounen Ace since 1995. Serialization moved to Young Ace on July 7, 2009.

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. (Source: Wikipedia)

Shinseiki Evangelion has been published in English as Neon Genesis Evangelion by VIZ Media from February 25, 2004 to February 10, 2015 and in 3-in-1 omnibus edition's since November 13, 2012. It was also published in Spanish as Neogénesis Evangelion by Norma Editorial in comic-book format since July 1997 until it was cancelled in July 2008. It was also published in the original 14 volumes format from May 2003 to January 2015.

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Apr 3, 2013
Most likely of why you're here is because you just finished the anime known as "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and simply want more, more beyond than what the Rebuild movies could ever provide for you! Curious ol' you now wonders, "Is it even worth reading this manga?" Granted, it is assumed you really enjoyed the anime series to even consider it. Otherwise, if you're one of the ones that didn't like Neon Genesis Evangelion to begin with (and that's okay!), you'll for the most part see exactly what you were offered in the anime and thus you might want to steer clear of this manga.
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Aug 28, 2015
Don't hesitate. Read it.

If you loved the anime, this will be great

If you hated the anime, this is redemption

If you havent watched the anime, Watch the anime first, the series, and then come back.

Although it's my personal opinion, this is much better than the anime. It's cleaned up, brings all of the characters together in a good manner, and the character development is much more enjoyable.

The psychological scenes have more meaning and aren't thousands of random pictures and images being thrown into your face

I haven't read a lot of mangas, but I couldn't stop reading this. It's funny, has lots of emotions, and read more
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Jun 27, 2014
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: June 27, 2014. Manga Review #1: Neon Genesis Evangelion.

In March 12, 2012. I posted my first Anime review which was on the Anime series Cowboy Bebop. I have been posting Anime Reviews since for two years. Now that I’ve been reviewing Anime for that long, I felt it was time for me to start reviewing Manga. Let’s face it, not every Manga gets an Anime adaptation, and some Anime adaptations do deviate from the Manga they are adapting from. There are even some Mangas that are adapted from Anime series as well… This Manga series I’m about to review isn’t read more
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Nov 26, 2009
Has decided to make the review of this manga so it has very strongly hooked on me. First I always liked a theme of psychology, strangenesses, etc. (and Evangelion I consider as the best psychological anime/manga, that proves numerous interrogations) and secondly I would like to learn history on manga. And I have not regretted. Even those moments, characters, an outcome of a story, incomprehensibility of a story, incompleteness of a story, "not up to disclosing" of characters and other, other, that in TV or Movie initially have not liked me with perusal manga completely have exchanged (and favourite only were grew fond)
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