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|First Appearance||Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel|
Mana Kirishima (霧島 マナ), is, along with Shinji, the main character of Girlfriend of Steel. She first appears as a transfer student to the school where the Evangelion candidates "Children" study. She is later revealed as test pilot of The Trident
Mana first appears in the game as transfer student to the Children's school, and began taking interest in Shinji Ikari, saying that he is "cute" (much to Asuka Langley Sohryu's jealousy due to her feelings towards him). Gradually, they began to form a relationship and end up going on a date. However, it turns out that she, along with two other teens, are the test pilots of the new man-made weapon, the T•RIDEN•T, rivaling the Evangelions. Eventually, T•RIDEN•T goes berserk, forcing the Evangelions to destroy it.
Her in-game story differ as which the player chooses, in Mana's ending, she is discovered that she wasn't killed in the battle, and Shinji saves her and takes her to his apartment. After she showers and teases Shinji, Misato Katsuragi discusses with them, and it was agreed that Mana has to leave Tokyo-3, and she then bids Shinji a teary goodbye as he has won her heart. In Ryoji Kaji's ending, Mana is also discovered not to be killed, and says goodbye, with Shinji replying "I'll be waiting for you".
- Mana also appears in Shinji Ikari Raising Project.
- Mana's family name "Kirishima", like many of the Evangelion characters, is taken from the Japanese battleship Kirishima, from the World War II.
|Primary Characters||Shinji Ikari • Misato Katsuragi • Rei Ayanami • Asuka Langley Sohryu • Gendo Ikari • Ritsuko Akagi • Ryoji Kaji • Yui Ikari • Kaworu Nagisa|
|Secondary Characters||Tōji Suzuhara • Kensuke Aida • Hikari Horaki • Kōzō Fuyutsuki • Keel Lorenz • Maya Ibuki • Makoto Hyuga • Shigeru Aoba|
|Tertiary Characters||Naoko Akagi • Kyoko Zeppelin Sohryu • Dr. Katsuragi • Pen Pen|
|Rebuild Characters||Asuka Shikinami Langley • Mari Makinami Illustrious • Sakura Suzuhara • Koji Takao • Sumire Nagara • Hideki Tama • Midori Kitakami|
|ANIMA Characters||Rei Quatre • Rei Cinq • Rei Six • Mari • Crimson A1|
|Other Characters||Maria Vincennes • Mayumi Yamagishi|