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Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Manga to End Next Summer

posted on by Egan Loo
Osamu Takahashi to end adaptation of game in 18th volume

The 17th volume of Osamu Takahashi's Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project (Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku) manga is announcing on Saturday that the series will end in the next volume next summer.

The original Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku game has the player "raising" Shinji Ikari, the main character of the Evangelion science-fiction franchise, and determining what path his life will take. (Before Evangelion, Gainax developed the Princess Maker franchise in which the player raises a girl to adulthood.) The manga version adapts the game storyline, particularly its school sequences.

The manga has been running in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine — the same magazine that serialized Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's main Evangelion manga — since June of 2005. Dark Horse Comics will publish the 15th volume in North America in December.

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