LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE NEW SERIAL MANGANeon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days
begins in August 2005 issue
A bold retelling of the classic anime series!
HOUSTON, July 14, 2005—Anime fans wondering how life might be different for the cast of Neon Genesis Evangelion
will finally get an answer starting this August when Newtype USA
begins its serialization of the exhilarating new manga Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days
Based on a popular PC and PlayStation 2 game released only in Japan, Angelic Days takes the angst-ridden Eva pilots and sets them in a lighter, brighter world, where choosing the right girlfriend is more important than saving Earth from unimaginable threats. With comedy, action and romance (plus a dollop of fan service
), Angelic Days is sure to please hardcore Evangelion
fans as well as casual readers simply looking for a lighthearted manga romp.
“Fans have been eager to see this manga released in English ever since it debuted in Japan,” says Newtype USA
editor in chief Gary Steinman
. “We are so pleased to be able to offer it first in the pages of our magazine. It's so much fun to see familiar characters like Shinji, Asuka and Rei dealing with everyday problems instead of imminent destruction!”
After the serialization is finished, the complete story will be released as graphic novels from ADV Manga
. The final release date hasn't been set, but expect the first volume sometime in 2006.
Vol. 4, Issue 8 will be available August 1, 2005.
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