By The Editor
July 15, 2005 - 05:51
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.
Newtype USA Vol. 4, Issue 8 will be available August 1, 2005.
About Newtype USA
Newtype USA is the official English-language version of Newtype, Japan’s #1 source for information about anime and manga. Newtype USA includes all the best Japanese content translated, plus loads of original U.S. material: anime, manga, music, game, toy and model reviews, feature articles, director interviews, artist profiles, and regular columns by industry experts, tastemakers and deep-cover insiders. Newtype USA also includes awesome bonus gear, such as a centerfold spread, a manga (comic) special and an exclusive DVD insert. For more information, visit http://www.newtype-usa.com.