Maybe it’s because the new movie just came out on DVD, but after three consecutive weeks of Evangelion manga, I’m starting to notice a trend. Not that anyone should really be complaining about a new volume of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse, because, unlike some of the OTHER spin-offs of the original series, Campus Apocalypse doesn’t suck. It’s way more AU than the other manga storylines, but that’s part of what makes it work better as an alternate story. Instead of belonging to a super secret government agency, the Eva kids attend a fancypants school called the NERV Foundation Academy, and in the place of giant robots, the weapons known as Evas are manifestations of willpower that take the shape of various items. There is still tons of convoluted, dark, sinister nonsense to be had within the plotline, but it’s nice to see a variation that really rehashes a lot of the familiar things in Eva into something fresh.