Stunning, hotheaded Asuka Langley Soryu has been friends with Shinji Ikari since they were little. And she always sort of assumed they'd stay together-until the day the beautiful, brilliant Rei Ayanami showed up in class! When Shinji starts to get curious about Rei, Asuka needs to figure out if she wants to be just friends with Shinji, or something more. But why are so many people keeping an eye on these relationships-people like homeroom teacher Misato, school nurse Ritsuko, and Shinji's mother-NERV's chief scientist, Yui Ikari...?
Shinseiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku has been published in English as Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project individually and in 3-in-1 omnibuses by Dark Horse since July 8, 2009 and August 30, 2016 respectively.
This series has great artwork, but is mediocre in any other category. While the premise seems interesting at first, the series is much closer to fan service vignettes than to anything resembling a plot. We're given brief glimpses of an overarching plot and small moments of conflict, but it all falls into a boring and predictable slog.
Every conflict in the storyline(s) will somehow find a miraculous or coincidental conclusion, regardless of how ridiculous it is. For example: a chapter might start with a conflict similar to the anime, but instead of working to a conclusion, the cast finds a way to save the day
by using their shoe laces or something to that extent.
There is little to no character development involved either. Everyone loves Shinji, and Shinji is essentially a placeholder for the reader. He has little to no defining qualities other than he falls onto beautiful women at inopportune times. The cadre of other characters that fans of the anime or manga might care about are either love interests or comedic relief. All of them have no flaws, and no problems.
Even if you enjoy the constant fan service, it will get dull. While some readers may enjoy a fantasy story where nothing goes wrong, everyone loves the main character, and all problems have clean resolutions, this series has none of the charms that the source material has, just the characters.