This volume, Eva Unit-3 comes to Tokyo-3.

Title: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 6
Story & Art: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Creator: Hideaki Anno
Translator: Lillian Olsen
English Adaptation: Fed Burke & Carl Gustav Horn
Publisher: Viz Media

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The Premise

NERV’s test facility has been destroyed while attempting to fit the S3 engine into EVA Unit-04. This leads to Unit-03 being sent to Tokyo-3, and the recruitment of another pilot.

High Points

The bonding scenes between Toji & Shinji over his being chosen are very well written, and serves as a nice emotional climax to their arc.

Low Points

I’ve always been bugged by the fact that nobody thought of the idea of having 2 Evas attack the angel at once – one keeping it busy, while the other cuts out Toji’s plug.

Scores

Originality: There are several significant changes to the story here. 4/6

Artwork: 6/6

Story: This is another well-written story-focused volume. 5/6

Characterization: We get a lot of character development for Toji this volume, which is good, because this is his last. 6/6

Emotional Response: This is our second Wham Volume in a row. 6/6

Flow: 6/6

Overall: 6/6

In total, this volume gets 39/42.

Significant Changes

  • Leliel (the sphere/Sea of Dirac Angel) does not appear.
  • Asuka attempts to seduce Kaji
  • Toji tells Shinji he’s been selected to be an Eva Pilot.
  • Toji is killed by Eva Unit-01