Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Manga to End Next Month
posted on by Egan Loo
The March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine announced on Tuesday that Osamu Takahashi will end the Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project (Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku) manga in the next issue on February 26. Takahashi originally planned to end the manga last 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 Monthly Shōnen Ace — the same magazine that serialized Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's main Evangelion manga — since June of 2005. Dark Horse Comics will publish the 16th volume in North America in June.