Evangelion's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto to Resume Archaic Smile Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
In an interview in the January 2015 issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on Thursday, character designer and manga creator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is revealing that he will resume his Archaic Smile manga around next spring.
Sadamoto published the manga irregularly with his wife and author Mako Takaha in Kadokawa's now-defunct Comic Charge magazine for three chapters from 2007 to 2008.
Comic Charge described the story as a "warm, comforting romantic comedy" revolving around a couple and a Buddha statue.
Sadamoto designed the characters in the original Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series from Gainax, as well as Hideaki Anno and Khara's ongoing film revamp of the story. He also recently completed the manga version of Neon Genesis Evangelion in July, more than 18 years after he started.
Sadamoto designed the characters in other Gainax projects such as Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia, FLCL, and Gunbuster 2: Diebuster. He collaborated with Mamoru Hosoda on the director's three most recent films: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children. Sadamoto's other design credits include "A Tale of Two Robots: Chapter Meiji" in Robot Carnival and the .hack game and anime franchise.