WARNING: This work contains adult situations and pornographic images.
This is not intended for children. Consider yourself warned… pervert :)
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NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
Author/Mangaka: Studio Kimigabuchi
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Romance, Adult, Doujinshi
Plot Summary: What if the Evangelion anime ended differently?
Shinji Hikari, the young pilot of Eva 01, wakes up at the infirmary, and discovers that he is seemingly transported back to the time when he is yet to encounter the final angels. Having seen what happened in the end, Shinji now tries to correct all the mistakes he has made, and tries to improve his relationship with the fiery, red-haired girl Asuka Langley Soryuu, and prevent the tragedies he had witnessed before. In so doing, Shinji has created an alternate reality – a reality where he and Asuka become more than friends. A reality where he becomes close to distant friends – and distant to intimate ones. A reality where Rei Ayanami encounters a crisis of identity. And a reality where Shinji’s dreams come true – and his worst nightmares become a reality.
Shinji Hikari must decide whether this “new” reality is better than the one he witnessed before going back – whether the End of Evangelion was ultimately a better outcome for his destiny…
Volumes: 6 (4 + 1 interlude + 1 after story)
Review: I have to say that, for a fan-made piece of fiction, this doujin is one of the best I have read.
One thing about doujins (fanfiction) that made me stray away from them was that 90% of them were pretty much hentai (adult/porn) based on other popular manga and/or anime. Not that I have anything against porn – I like them as much as the next guy – but the norm for porn is that the story and art itself takes itself down several notches in favor of graphic sex scenes.
Such was not the case for RE-TAKE. This was very inspired work from Studio Kimigabuchi, one that begs the question “did they do the ending better than Hideaki Anno did with the original Eva?”