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: 7.311 (scored by 526526 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #47022
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5684
Members: 3,407
Favorites: 41


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /45


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 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 ...
Apr 13, 2021
Preliminary (45/45 eps)
This is my first review written so if its a little bad thats why. I got this book series for Christmas of 2020 and it tbh was a really good read for evangelion fans i wish this had all the stats on mal updated. If your a evangelion fan i highly recommend this short side series.

The only thing bad about this is the fact that it has really murky looking art its kinda like a water painting style in some of the little images.

Overall it was a 9 for me the og series and the rebuilds top it maybe one ...
Dec 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr: A novel series that’s somewhat of a sequel to Neon Genesis Evangelion that does better in some areas and worse in others, but overall manages to be just as insane.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anima is a semi-sequel to the main series in that it takes place in an alternate timeline where Shinji stopped the attack on NERV HQ and the Human Instrumentality Project was a resounding failure. As a result, it seems Lilith retreated into an impenetrable time locked chronosphere, pulling along those that were with, mainly Gendou and Ritsuko. The story picks up three years later, where the main trio of Shinji, Asuka, and ...

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