Evangelion: ANIMA
Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA
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Evangelion: ANIMA

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Japanese: エヴァンゲリオン ANIMA
English: Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA
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Volumes: 5
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 24, 2007 to Feb 25, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Mecha Mecha, Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Dengeki Hobby Magazine
Authors: Utatane, Hiroyuki (Art), Yamashita, Ikuto (Story)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 455455 users)
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Ranked: #36982
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Popularity: #5666
Members: 3,026
Favorites: 35


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Three years after Shinji Ikari prevented Third Impact during the Battle at NERV HQ, the Earth is at peace once more. NERV has been reorganized under the command of Misato Katsuragi, and Shinji leads the EVA team with the help of his friends Asuka Langley Souryuu and Rei Ayanami. Advancements in technology have led the organization to upgrade its Evangelions, and three Series-0.0 units have been placed into low Earth orbit to watch over the planet.

Just as NERV is on the verge of upgrading Shinji's Unit-01 Type-F, one of the Unit-0.0s goes out of control and crashes near Tokyo-3. Soon after, NERV is attacked by a mysterious Angel Carrier—an oddly modified Mass Production Evangelion. It is now up to Shinji, Asuka, and Rei to stop this attack and identify their mysterious new enemy.

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Evangelion: ANIMA, written by Evangelion mecha designer Ikuto Yamashita, presents an alternate universe look at the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion if Shinji had stopped Third Impact during End of Evangelion.

The series was published digitally in English as Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA by Seven Seas Entertainment under the Airship imprint from August 22, 2019 to June 24, 2021, and in print from October 29, 2019 to August 3, 2021.

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Mar 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Evangelion, but with slightly more mentally stable characters.

Evangelion: Anima has long been a bit of mystery to western fans. Very short bit was fantranslated, but after a cease and desist, the English version indeed ceased and desisted, the LN falling back into obscurity. Until Seven Seas finally released the whole thing, that is.

Based on the very little info I had about this saying that it takes place in a world Shinji created, I expected it will be another more slice of life spin-off. This turned out to be completely incorrect. If you want that, you’ll have to go for Angelic Days instead. While it’s still ...
Oct 20, 2022
This light novel series was supervised and penned by Khara's mechanical designer, Ikuto Yamashita, and I must say... it is really nice to see a lot of shelved "conceptual" ideas breathing new life throughout the books! It was a treat to read from start to finish, and while I thought the ending could have been stronger, it was really incredible to see concepts like multiple Rei clones functioning in tandem with autonomous personalities, as well as Hikari Horaki (yes, Hikari Horaki as in the cute country bumpkin, student counsel president) as an EVA pilot! While parts of the story were filled with a lot of ...
Mar 3, 2023
If your favourite part of Evangelion was the religious imagery and lore, then you're in luck, because Anima certainly delivers in that aspect. Due to being in a novel format, Anima has the freedom to have lots of intriguing ideas that an anime wouldn't have the time to flesh out. The lore and mysteries of the original series (such as what exactly SEELE is) are expanded on in a way that feels consistent with Evangelion as a whole. The Christian references are more involved, prominent, and meaningful (though still fairly aesthetic and surface-level), and the global impact of the events is explored -- something the ...


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