Neon Genesis Evangelion (2006)


Volume 10

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Volume 10 (2006)

Author/Artist: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Original Story: Gainax/Khara
Publisher: Kadokawa Comics Ace

Rei struggles with the Eleventh Angel, which is trying to assimilate her.

This volume corresponds to the rest of Episode 23 in the original series. There's a sizable section in the middle that has Shinji holing up with Kaworu, which has a weird vibe going because Shinji doesn't really like Kaworu in this continuity. In the series, Shinji rather desperately latched onto Kaworu because he was a life preserver tossed out into the choppy waters, but here there's a bit of reversal because Kaworu is trying really hard to bond with Shinji and getting rebuffed. If nothing else, it's an interesting take on their relationship. We also get the intersection of the backstories of Ritsuko, her mother and Rei with no major changes from the series.

The quality remains consistent. It's also worth noting that the Armisael fight features some of the more grotesque imagery from the director's cut of the series.

This is a solid continuation of the story, but not all people are likely to be happy with the changes in the Shinji-Kaworu dynamic. Fans will keep reading, of course.

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