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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Vol. 12 Paperback – December 18, 2012
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Absolutely no where.
The early volumes of this series were a lot of fun. The characters felt like natural extrapolations into a less harsh environment. There were some character developments particularly in relationships between Shinji, Rei and Asuka and some elaboration of the setting. On top of that Takahshi's art work was spot on. Of the reimaginings of Evangelion inspired by the sequence in the final episode of the TV series Raising Project for a time seemed to be the best.
The problem is there has been absolutely no progress since around volume three. The main thing that happens in this series now is that Shinji will fall onto/bump into/be fallen on by one or more of the female characters and accidental end up in an intimate situation. In a volume from the middle volumes of the series it averages about once every 20 pages. In this volume it happens appropriately enough twelve times. Twelve. I counted. It's the only thing that motivated me to finish reading this volume. That's about once every 15 pages.Read more ›
Anyway, things do not change much in volume 12, in which Shinji, Asuka and Rei go skating and practice life drawing. As before, Shinji keeps stumbling onto girls and accidentally groping. There are lots of "panchira" (panty shots) and other fan service stuff, and no Kaworu and no Kaji. Who are they?
In the fourth chapter, people at Seele, the mysterious organization, finally remember that they are supposed to do something, so they start attacking the (virtual) city of Tokyo-3, with a big, eight-sided thing. What follows is the "Yashima Operation" spoof, with "reckless" Gendo showing what he can do.
The manga creator Osamu Takahashi's artwork is as good as ever, if not refreshing anymore. What the comic needs is creative ideas to further the story or develop characters, the hardest part for a long-running series.
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..but as you can read, this is the twelfth takuban of this series about panty shots.... err about teenage angst and the humorous turns that happen for it.Published on March 10, 2013 by T. Coleman
I love this series and cannot wait for the next to come out. It allows me to escape from the day to day grim and experience to fantasy.Published on February 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer