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Title I Shin Seiki Evangerion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku
Title II Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project
Asuka, Shinji and Rei on the cover of Volume 1
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Medium Shōnen Ace (Shōnen demographic)
Written by Osamu Takahashi
Release Date June 2005—
Volumes 17

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project is a manga series loosely adapting the video game of the same name. It is drawn by Takahashi Osamu (高橋脩) and currently has 17 volumes and is published by Kadokawa. It is serialised in Shōnen Ace, the same publication as the Evangelion manga by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

The manga diverges from the original Neon Genesis Evangelion.


See also: List of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project chapters

The manga, much like Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, is based on the alternate reality seen at the end of Episode:26. However, it diverges both from Angelic Days and the alternate reality seen in Episode:26 in a number of ways.

The series follows Shinji, Rei and Asuka as they go through their high school life while helping out with research at the Artificial Evolution Research Lab, headed by Shinji's parents, Yui and Gendo. Meanwhile, SEELE plans to disrupt the Artificial Evolution Research Lab's experiments in order to reach its goals.


The characters of Shinji Ikari Raising Project are alternate versions of characters in the anime series.

Shinji Ikari
Shinji Ikari is the male protagonist of the series. He is timid, quiet, and easily influenced by his peers. He is very much like his original persona, however he is more sociable and friendly than before. Shinji is also a childhood friend to Asuka Langley Sohryu. Shinji is also quite accident-prone, leading to embarassing incidents with many of the female cast.
Asuka Langley Sohryu
Asuka Langley Sohryu is a redhead with fiery temper, and although friends with Shinji she often torments him. Her violence towards Shinji is usually reserved for when Shinji does something stupid or perverted. She cares deeply for her friends, and will aid or defend them when she is able. She has appointed herself as Shinji's chaperon and has a clear sense of right and wrong.
Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayanami is depicted as being more 'normal' than her anime and Angelic Days counterparts. She is introduced as a distant relative of Shinji on Yui's side of the family. She arrives at Tokyo-3 in the first chapter and meets Shinji in the rain. In their second meeting, when Shinji accidentally walks in on her coming out of the shower (mirroring the original series), she slaps him. She later warms to him and becomes one of his love interests. Like Asuka she is occasionally the victim of Shinji's accidents, though she usually acts more embarrased by these incidents rather than reacting violently as Asuka does.
Kaworu Nagisa
Kaworu Nagisa is a transfer student and is working with SEELE to disturb the relationship between Shinji, Rei and Asuka. He does this by acting flirtatious towards Shinji.
Mana Kirishima
Mana Kirishima is a tranfer student who takes an instant liking to Shinji, much to the annoyance of both Rei and Asuka. She is sent by Yui and Gendo to the school to interfere with SEELE's plans.
Toji Suzuhara
Shinji's classmate, Toji Suzuhara, is one of Shinji's friends. He has feeling for Hikari though they are never expressly stated (and when somebody points out his attraction to Hikari, he usually reacts in a manner that embarrasses both himself and Hikari). Much like his anime counterpart, he is shown as the tough jock of the group, and occasionally has verbal bouts with Asuka.
Kensuke Aida
Kensuke Aida is another one of Shinji's classmates. He has a hobby in camcording and is a believer in conspiracy theories: as such, he believes that SEELE intends to enact the Human Instrumentality Project.
Misato Katsuragi
Misato Katsuragi is the homeroom teacher for Shinji and Asuka's class. Misato has some operational duties at the Artificial Evolution Research Center. She constantly gets drunk and bets against Kaji after going into debt with him (efforts of which often result in her losing and becoming more indebted to Kaji).
Ritsuko Akagi
Ritsuko Akagi is the school nurse, and is in love with Gendo Ikari. She is SEELE's agent at the school which Shinji,Asuka and Rei attend and is Kaworu's handler.
Gendo Ikari
Gendo Ikari is the president of the Artificial Evolution Research Lab. His relationship with Shinji is much less antagonistic and he frequently attempts to get the attention of Shinji, often embarassing Shinji in the process.
Yui Ikari
Yui Ikari, Shinji's mother, is still alive and working at NERV along with her husband Gendo and Asuka's parents. Her high school life and relationship with Gendo is chronicled in Volume 5.