Viz Debuts New "Evangelion" Manga Same Day as Japanese Release

Volume 13 to be released worldwide on November 2nd

VIZ Media announced that they will be releasing the newest volume of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion manga in print and digital editions the same day it debuts in Japan.


VIZ will participate in the upcoming same-day worldwide release of Volume 13 of Neon Genesis Evangelion  on November 2nd. The graphic novel will hit retailers across North America and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The volume will also be available on and the VIZ Manga App for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and will be available for $4.99 U.S. / CAN.


The last volume of the Sadamoto manga, which started before the TV series, was released in Japan two years ago.


From Viz's description:

In Volume 13, as mankind tilts on the brink of the Third Impact, human feelings are fault lines; good, for cracking the world open, or bad, to be welded forever shut. Once Shinji didn’t care about anything; then he found people to fight for – only to learn that he couldn’t protect them, or keep those he let into his heart from going away.


The world hangs in the balance as Asuka fights to survive an onslaught of Evas determined to destroy her. Shinji rushes to help but he may be too late – deep inside the NERV command center, Dr. Ikari is about to set in motion the last act of the Instrumentality Project. Everything has gone according to Ikari’s plans so far, but even he cannot foresee the role Shinji will play in determining the future!



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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