- February 10th, 2015
While some fans managed to get their hands on it a little bit early, the fourteenth and final volume of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s Neon Genesis Evangelion manga had its official release today. It’s been a long-awaited conclusion for some, having begun in December of 1994, and concluding in June of 2013. I for one have been looking forward to seeing Sadamoto’s take on the conclusion since I started reading the manga sometime around 2001.
The release of this last volume feels very timely, 2015 is not only the year that Evangelion is set in, but also the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion. This year we also look forward to the English release of Evangelion 3.33, the possible Japanese theatrical release of Evangelion: Final (fingers crossed), a Japanese blu-ray release of the series (which many are hoping for a western release), as well as other anniversary events that have yet to be revealed in detail. It looks like a great year for Eva fans.
And now, I have some manga to binge on, it’s been years since I’ve read many of these volumes.