Okay, well maybe there is, I mean I really could have done without Angelic Days, and I’m pretty sure The Shinji Ikari Raising Project was only a step above that, (by the way, if you didn’t know NGE means Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is frankly too long a title to fit anywhere other than body text). The reason I’m bringing up Evangelion is because, that’s right, there’s a brand new series! Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse releases this week. Written and illustrated by someone only known as Ming Ming, which I sincerely hope is a pen name, or at least just a first name, this is a whole new spin on the fave series. In this new vision Shinji Ikari’s parents are gone, and he lives with his legal guardian, Ryoji Kaji, while attending the private NERV Academy. But no one ever told Shinji about its secrets . . . or that he’d find his fellow students Kaworu, Rei, and Asuka out on the streets late at night-fighting with sword, spear, and whip against an enemy that looks very human, but who Kaworu insists are beings called the Angels.
There is plenty of other good things this week as well, which is great considering how noting has come out for the last two weeks. This is also a huge week for Tokyopop, which makes me think Viz is going to dominate next week. There is another series premiering this week that looks really cute and I think deserves some attention. Hoshi No Witch (aka Witch In The Artemis), by Yui Hara. Before his death, Kazuki’s father told many stories about Artemis, a magical star not unlike their own, Planet. Continue reading