The End Is Not the End with Seven Seas' License of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anima Light Novels

(LOS ANGELES, January 11, 2019) – Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition--both print and digital--of Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA by Ikuto Yamashita, Takeru Kageyama, and Hiroyuki Utatane, a light novel series exploring an alternate ending to one of the most influential anime series of all time!

What would have happened if the Human Instrumentality Project--from the final two episodes of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime--had never reached fruition? This official light novel series explores just that, allowing Shinji Ikari and the pilots around him to age three years and face a different future. This alternate ending began serialization in Japan a decade ago, and remains the only light novel series for the legendary franchise. With the original 1990s anime series having its very first streaming release on Netflix in Spring 2019, these light novels are a perfect expansion for fans new and old.

Seven Seas will publish the light novel series Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on October 29, 2019 for $13.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.

About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. Seven Seas is distributed by Macmillan. For more information, visit

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