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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 97
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 1994 to Jun 4, 2013
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace

Statistics

Score: 8.551 (scored by 3629736,297 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #952
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #112
Members: 80,225
Favorites: 5,961
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Synopsis

In 1999, a meteorite crashed into Antarctica. The impact melted the continental ice mass and drastically raised sea levels, damaging the world's climate and causing the deaths of over half its population. Now in 2015, devastating creatures of unknown origin—referred to as "Angels"—ravage what remains of the planet.

In the heavily fortified city of Tokyo-3, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari is destined to halt the Angels' onslaught. Recruited by his father's secret organization NERV, Shinji is enlisted as a pilot of an Evangelion, a massive bioorganic android created solely to defeat the Angels.

Suddenly with the weight of the world upon his shoulders, Shinji must find the courage and drive to stand up for the future—and himself. But as skirmishes between the Evangelions and Angels become recurrent, the horrifying truth of the world is slowly revealed.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Shinseiki Evangelion is based on the anime series but with several differences, written and illustrated by its character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. It was initially serialized in Shounen Ace, but moved to Young Ace on July 7, 2009. Although it was set to be released just shortly before the anime series began airing, production delays pushed the anime's airing date to 10 months after.

The series was published in English as Neon Genesis Evangelion by VIZ Media from December 1998 to May 2003 for seven volumes, it was later reprinted under the Action imprint label from February 25, 2004 to February 10, 2015 and in 3-in-1 omnibus edition's from November 13, 2012 to June 14, 2016, with the latter volume released in 2-in-1 format.

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, which was later published in the original 14-volume format from May 2003 to January 2015; in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc from October 2011 to November 2014; and in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint in comic-book format from November 1, 1997 to November 22, 2014, which was later published in the original 14-volume format from October 18, 2001 to November 22, 2014.

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Aug 28, 2015
Qpeirndndbwuei (All reviews)
Don't hesitate. Read it.

If you loved the anime, this will be great

If you hated the anime, this is redemption

Well...
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
Jun 20, 2013
Shadostepz (All reviews)
Spoiler Alert! It's recommended you do not read the following unless you have finished both Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime and manga versions), as well as the theatrical ending, Death & Rebirth. Got any questions or comments about this review? Message me. Enjoy!

"Neon Genesis Evangelion.
My god, what a journey it's been."

I've said this phrase a total of three times after seeing the anime/rebuilds, Death & Rebirth, and finally the manga. I have to say though, neither of the first two were as refreshing as the third. (In this review, I refer to both the anime and Death & Rebirth as one component of the series)

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Feb 26, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
This review is for both newcomers and veterans of NGE who have yet to read the manga.

Story:
You're walking into a heavy laden narrative filled with an incredibly thick amount of character drama. Even if you're only reading this because big robots and monsters, it's better for each big robot to be piloted by a well-developed character and for a giant monster to pose a threat to them, then to merely watch them fight because reasons. For a story to have a strong ensemble cast is quite impressive, and it flows flawlessly across each of their histories to tell an all inclusive story that demands a read more
May 6, 2021
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Shinji: **exists**
Gendo: Get in the manga, Shinji

Shinji: Can I cum inside?
Gendo: No…that’ll make the pages sticky.

The 1995 Neon Genesis Evangelion anime, directed by Hideaki Anno, ingratiated the fandom into esoteric concepts that were rarely — if ever! — considered by the layperson. Furthermore, it offered little in the way of clarifying the concepts it was symbolically alluding to; plus, the staff deliberately deceived viewers into thinking the religious elements were inconsequential to the thematic elements and character arcs, when that couldn’t be further from the truth; and this becomes obvious when one reads the 1994 manga by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

It should be noted that read more

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_Stephano - Jun 21
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