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Shin Seiki Evangelion  
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From VIZ:
In 2015, the "Angels" have returned, and Shinji Ikari, a fourteen year-old child of the new Earth, is forced by his father -- Gendo, commander of the secret organization NERV -- to pilot the monstrous biomechanical weapon called "Evangelion" to match the Angels' fearsome power.


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Associated Names
신세기 에반게리온
Eva người máy thông minh
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Groups Scanlating
Ayanami's Manga Scans
Comic Walker
Mada^2 Dane

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-4 by Comic Walker over 2 years ago
c.89-91 by MangaCanyon over 5 years ago
c.87 by Niaraeth over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

14 topics, 109 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (503 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.38 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 17th 2016, 11:28pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Walker (Kadokawa)
Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)
Young Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #563 increased(+157)
Monthly Pos #1356 decreased(-42)
3 Month Pos #2049 increased(+104)
6 Month Pos #2225 increased(+207)
Year Pos #2657 increased(+19)

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Forum Posts
Evangelion manga about 1 year ago
Evangelion Manga to Resume With End in 2013 Planned over 4 years ago
Evangelion Returns After 2 Years, But End Not Announced Yet over 6 years ago
Anime<--->Manga?! over 6 years ago
3rd Evangelion Remake Film to Open Fall 2012 over 6 years ago

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Wonderful, Beats out the Anime by far!   
Rating: N/A
by llbloodll
March 20th, 2008, 3:01pm
Evangelion at its best. Really, this manga does so much to examine its characters and develop so much more plot into the story. Every character is given a different look, a flashback, a vice and a virtue. Evangelion here has become far more than the Shinji-based mind-dissolving pity-story it was in the anime. But i dont disregard the anime in any way because it started off the series. A good number of examples are the growth in Rei's character. There are honest moments of comedy, there are the moments of emotional torment. Its all there and its brought up a good level. It also develops both Rei and Asuka in equality if you were wondering.

[big spoiler] A good example is how the battle of the death of Rei with an angel was completely revisioned. It was so much more beautifully done and brought Rei into a fully developed rounded, dynamic character. It brought in her motifs of living, her resolve in death. etc. But the real thing that stunned me about this scene was that the author included a scene where Rei states that "The first time [Shinji] held her, she felt nothing, the second, awkward, the third warm, the fourth happy..." Additionally that was the shown as the last thoughts of Shinji before Rei died and just proves how his affection for her was not arbitarily based from her being an untouchable doll, emotional pity, or even being in the likeness of his mother. Instead it really bases both characters as being subject to human emotion and not crazy characters wrapped up in a psycho world. [spoiler end]

In reading this I also see how Evangelion is indeed, much better in the form of manga. The image the death of a character, the standstill joy in a moment is so much more exemplied. Gone are the re-run soundtracks and animations. The manga here is so much more clean, crisp, and greater. It also occurs to me how Evangelion needs asides and solioques applied liberally. The Anime did that to an extent but almost in a way where it became needlessly confusing to the viewers, not to mention being extremely repeitive. In a manga where the world is comming to an end, the extra side panels describing the inner throughts of characters was very much appreiciated and after reading this, it really makes you think how you think in a totally difference fashion.

I'd like to add is how it this story ties in with the doujinshi, 're-take', for those who havent read it, do yourself a big favor and read it because it expands on the story of evangelion so much yet remains truly canon. If you manage to read the manga and the anime the references made in 're-take' are given so much more value.

Oh and for those people complaining that the manga lacks the raw feel of the anime, let me get this straight, the manga interprets Evangelion much like a book and leaves many of its devices explored, yet open to thought, unlike the Anime.So I guess if you have your own imagination and are willing to read between the lines, then maybe the manga would be more enjoyable to ya.

Overall, a well deserved 10/10

... Last updated on March 20th, 2008, 3:25pm
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by danielabda
February 12th, 2008, 5:30am
For those of you who say the anime is better and that the manga loses by far b/c of the simple minded plot, I don't know what to tell you..I have to entirely disagree...

The anime can't even be considered finished first of all..the ending was a disaster in the name of all anime.

Shini's personality is that of a crybaby going under an extreme case of psychological depression/confusion. I like anime that make you think and such but the anime took it a little too far. We don't understand anything about him at all in the anime...he pissed me off more than anything.

Asuka, well, she got her screentime. Although pushy and apparantly perverted minded or atleast what seems to be provocative, she was a decent character. I have nothing bad to say about her really with the exception of her cockiness at first.

Rei...we know nothing of her personality b/c the anime spent more time focusing on other things...all we know is she's quiet, solitary, a clone apparantly, and emotionless. Boring.

Tell me please how the anime is better?
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Can't wait for the ending   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CoMmAnDo89
January 5th, 2008, 8:06pm
The NGE anime is an amazing series. This manga seems to be on the path to assuming the alternative ending provided by EoE, which I do not mind at all.
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I do not think that any manga artist/writers would be able to depict in art the depth the instrumentality project concluded the original NGE series. This is the reason I believe that for an ending to the manga, that the EoE ending would be best suited.

... Last updated on January 5th, 2008, 8:06pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandlphon
December 13th, 2007, 8:57am
I believe the manga is better than the anime. I like the characters better, I think they are more believable and I like the relationship with Rei MUCH better ( Come one why would anyone like Asuka? @_@)
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Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by spatel7
November 9th, 2007, 10:54am
i love asuka-chan<3333333 so much>>she is awesome

oh yea>>>WHY IS ASUKA NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!!! nooooooooo.....
she is just like someone else said >> support>> *crying with tears!!!*
why, why, WHY!!!!! >>my mental problem smile

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i love the part when she tried to strangle shinji-kun cuz for some reason i felt that it was better than the one in the movie>>shinji-kun sounded too desperate in the movie>>like asuka-chan's true self which i liked but it kicked off shinji-kuns character>>i wish they showed more emotions toward shinjixasuka instead of rei tho. Like most of you know, asuka-chan and shinji-kun share the hedgehog syndrome and like most shounen, opposites attract. The hedgehog syndrome ppl are total opposites and if they overcome their barriers, then they would be in true love.

For the rei fans, i think that either you are the type of person who loves good endings or you are a big shoujo fan. why? because this story isnt meant to have a good ending>ex>>the EoE movie. SHinji-kun is a person w/ a mental problem xD and asuka has one too. Now the Shinjixrei fans, want shiniji-kun to recover by seeing the light that rei shows him and vice versa. However, first there is no way for them to get together and second, Kaji-san said that shinji isnt able to be loved anymore cuz he killed Toji and that means rei cant be with him. but why can asuka-chan? b/c she went through the same pain or worse than shinji-kun had gone through>>half dead stare... in hospital>>famous hospital scene>>that way it equals out a bit

Finally, b/c asuka-chan is just plain AWESOME

For the shinjixrei fans, i want to tell you that shinji doesnt love rei cuz when he saw her true form, he didnt come back to her... if rei wasnt that thingy, then he would have chosen her. unlike the movie/anime, shinji-kun doesnt show a crush on asuka-chan, but either its that he is desperate or he really does love her in the end when he puts a spotlight on her.

rei i seriously hate and the guy who loves shinji-kun

... Last updated on November 10th, 2007, 8:24pm
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Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by kamasutra69
July 20th, 2007, 7:59pm
dont think Anno too godly
he didnt write the story
anime based on manga
yea anime better and this isnt a good signal
usually manga better than anime
if anno thinks he can make better story
he should write a new story.
your whole point wrong

... Last updated on July 20th, 2007, 8:19pm
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I can't choose   
Rating: N/A
by Fumoffu-chan
February 3rd, 2007, 11:40pm
Truthfully I can't choose whether if the anime is better or if the manga is better. I like the focus on Rei and Shinji's relationship...but I also dislike the lack of Asuka. Bleh, for me, choosing anime or manga is like choosing a favorite child, I love them both
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by akurashy
December 19th, 2006, 10:47am
agreed with anonymous, it has an "extreme" chance to become better than the anime and movie,

i'm glad that shinji emotional state is reduced, in the anime that was the only thing they mainly showed, a broken down shinji, this one has guts at least to almost hit his father (fanservice? i wish he connected).

if they showed him always depressed there wouldn't be even a point to read this manga, and kaworu is more of a badass than in the anime.

anyway i guess i'll wait for more scans smile
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Lol pathetic indeed   
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by Anonymous
May 29th, 2006, 11:56am
As I am the person that enjoys philosophical and psychological stuff more than a plain rather simple-minded plot, I enjoyed anime by far better... <--- kekekeke another way of saying I've no life and a real otaku. Pathetic.
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Rating: N/A
by Darknemo2000
April 3rd, 2006, 12:12pm
I compared the manga with anime..And manga looses by far..Ofcourse the normal teenager that like more simpleminded plot than the symbols would enjoy this one...

Sadamoto has no talent at creatin g symbols that Anno had...Plainly - hes pathetic at creating angst and some philosophical stuff... But he can make characters more down to earth like (though their philsophical depth is reduced)...

As I am the person that enjoys philosophical and psychological stuff more than a plain rather simple-minded plot, I enjoyed anime by far better... Besides if yoiu are an Asuka fan you will get dissapointed as she turned into some additional charcter rather than being main one together with Rei adn Shinji....

Rei howver gets more time to develop so Rei fans will enjoy...Shinji is more like normal teenager thast why looks pretty plain here....

Overall...Compared with other mangas its still great (its NGE after all) but compared with anime it looses greatly... Even doujinshi RE-TAKE is far better here...
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