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Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 1

Book 1, Neon Genesis Evangelion - behold the angels of God descending

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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...Eva Vol. 1 contains a Japanese sound FX glossary plus a commentary by series mecha designer Ikuto Yamashita and the famous "confession letter" written by director Hideaki Anno in the months before the original TV premiere of Evangelion.

Customer Reviews

Lots of things to chew with viewer's discretion.

During my early 20s (1997 to 2001), this was a bit of things to thought generation materials. I watched animation series and watched more than 15 times. I was intrigued by the contents so much at that time.

This series deals with religious issues and other things. Along with Japanese characters, German characters are involved here. Some people might say this is very childish series. I think this is heavier than one can think about.

Ayanami Rei: She made me to think about, 'why she wants to unify everything/everyone on earth?' This idea was very strange to myself. I couldn't understand her own ideal situation. Later, I found that lots of American Alien films/movies were having this concept, 'All the aliens were linked into/as one. One damages and then the rest damages or extinct.' That was the only defect of aliens with super advanced technologies and knowledge.

Shinji Ikari: He reminded of myself at the beginning and when he was fighting with Sado. Unexplainable power when he was under very dangerous situations. Force-awakening. This was a bit related to Cognitive Psychology in terms of humans' response to extreme fear.

Kaoru: He had a bit of homosexual interactions with Ikari Shinji in the series. This part was interesting to myself.

This series deals with lots of issues related technologies that are highly relevant to nowadays. Also, this series deals with Freudian psychology which was started from Germany (deutschland). This series also dealt with social problems in Japan (nihon/nippon) at that time, known as Otaku who does not have social interactions with others, except on-line interactions.

I remember I have read lots of reviews of this series in order to figure out the world view and philosophy, psychological knowledge, etc. in the series.

Maybe, I have already graduated from that area. However, it left myself lots of things in terms of personal growth/maturity.

Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 1
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Other
  • Published: Jul 16, 2012
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Seller: VIZ Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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