Neon Genesis Evangelion: Volume 1

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Volume 1

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Baker & Taylor
Follows the adventures of Shinji Ikari, a child of the new Earth who pilots Evangelion, a colossal biomechanical weapon, to battle the fearsome Angels.

Simon and Schuster
The classic series, now available in a deluxe omnibus edition!

The manga adaptation of the landmark animated series that changed the mecha genre. Each volume contains three of the original graphic novels and includes pages of stunning, full-color art.

Once Shinji didn’t care about anything; then he found people to fight for—only to learn that he couldn’t protect them, or keep those he let into his heart from going away. As mankind tilts on the brink of the apocalyptic Third Impact, human feelings are fault lines leading to destruction and just maybe, redemption and rebirth.

Reads R to L (Japanese style) for teen plus audiences.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, 2012.
ISBN: 9781421550794
Characteristics: 513 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm.


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forbesrachel Feb 24, 2014

The angels have come for humanity, so now it is up to last minute recruit Shinji, to pilot the Evangelion, and determine its fate. Mystery surrounds the entire series; what the angels and eva's are, what are the aims of Nerv, and its benefactors, and more. Religious overtones, sci-fi action, and an exploration of the mental states, and beliefs of its characters, adds to the overall complexity of Evangelion's plot. In the first volume, Shinji starts off distant, having been abandoned by his father at an early age. Misato senses his difficult in making sustainable relationships, so takes him under her wing. She becomes a supportive role for him, and for the reader, her slightly drunken actions relieve the near constant tension that the rest of the plot creates. Adapted from the TV show, Evangelion is considered one of the most mind-bending anime around, but is also one of the most acclaimed, becoming a blueprint that many among the mecha genre imitate. Due to the more straightforward nature of manga, this adaption is much easier to understand. There are differences, especially because of a presentation which is less experimental (the infamous train scene that is missing is one such example). Between the original anime, the manga, and the new Rebuild series, each alters parts in several ways, making each worthy of viewing for different reasons.

Jun 05, 2011

Very interesting series! Now time to watch the anime version... ^_^

Apr 06, 2011

This is a dark series but it has its hilarious moments. The EVA fight is awesome.


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