Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku
Shinji Ikari Raising Project (game).jpg
Box art of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project
碇シンジ育成計画
(Shin Seiki Evangerion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Game
Publisher Gainax
Genre Life simulation game
Platform Windows 2000/ME/XP
Released 24 September 2004
Manga
Written by Osamu Takahashi
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher United States Dark Horse Comics
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Ace
Original run June 2005 – ongoing
Volumes 16 (List of volumes)
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 Shin Seiki Evangerion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku?) is a computer game based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The player assumes control of Shinji Ikari, the protagonist and main character of the normal Neon Genesis Evangelion series, in the expanded alternate universe that was glimpsed upon for a few moments in the TV episode 26. Basically, the player decides Shinji's fate in how he lives his life. The story begins with the attack of the 3rd Angel, much like the anime. Different decisions and actions lead to various outcomes etc.

Play proceeds in three major ways: The weekly schedule, battle, and dialogue choices. The player chooses Shinji's schedule for each week (each day having two event slots); what Shinji does influences his statistics (for example, taking synch tests improves his ability in an Eva). On Sundays, Shinji can take part in extra activities such as shopping for items which have various effects or Nerv work which unlocks new Eva equipment. Battle controls are menu-driven and the outcome is determined partly by statistics and partly by luck. At various points Shinji will be asked to make choices during dialogue which can have far-reaching influence on the story.

Both the game and manga introduce three new female Nerv technicians: Kaede Agano (阿賀野 カエデ Agano Kaede?)[1] (voiced by Ai Shimizu), Satsuki Ooi (大井 サツキ Ōi Satsuki?)[2] (voiced by Maria Yamamoto), and Aoi Mogami (最上 アオイ Mogami Aoi?)[3] (voiced by Yui Horie).

Stats[edit]

During the game you may raise Shinji's stats which influence the ending and gameplay, these include:

  • Knowledge (学力): The higher this is, the less likely Shinji will fail tests
  • Physical strength (体力): The higher this is, the less likely Shinji will become sick
  • Morality (道徳): The higher this is, the more likely Shinji will listen to Misato
  • Sensitivity (感受性): Related to getting Shinji to date people
  • Sexuality (色気): The higher this is, the more Shinji will be attracted to girls. The lower it is, the more he will be attracted to boys.
  • Synchronizer ratio (シンクロ率): The higher this is, the more damage and defense an Eva will have.
  • Stress (ストレス): The higher this is, the more likely Shinji will get sick
  • Work Progress (仕事進捗): Misato's progress into developing new weapons
  • Money (所持金): Every month you are given 10,000 yen from Nerv to spend on Shinji

Relationships[edit]

As the game goes on it is possible for Shinji to develop a relationship with people. Relationships are also raised by certain story choices you make. The following are characters Shinji can develop a relationship with.

Girls:

  • Rei Ayanami: Appears during story event
Relationship raised: Attending any event Rei attends
  • Asuka Langley Soryu: Appears during story event
Relationship raised: Attending any event Asuka attends, buying her cake when asked
  • Mana Kirishima: Attend school once
Relationship raised: Attend Club (unlocked when you first meet her)
  • Misato Katsuragi: Appears during game intro
Relationship raised: Talk to her every Sunday
  • Satsuki Ooi: Attend sensitivity training
Relationship raised: Attend sensitivity training and raise your sensitivity

Boys:

  • Kaworu Nagisa: Appears during story event
Relationship raised: Have 0 sexuality and attend any event he attends

Endings[edit]

Job related:

  • Jobless Man
  • Basketball Player
  • Blade Man
  • University Student
  • Musician
  • Cartoonist
  • Teacher
  • Overseas support
  • Cello player
  • Artist
  • Novelist
  • Production house

Relationship Related:

  • Asuka
  • Kaworu
  • Mana
  • Misato
  • Rei
  • Satsuki Ooi

Fighting[edit]

During a fight an eva has between 2 and 5 choices of what to do:

  • Attack (攻撃): Attack with or without a weapon
  • Abandon equipment (肉薄): Drops equipment (Available only when holding an item)
  • Defend (防御): Block attack
  • Concentrate (集中): Doubles equipment attack power (Available only when holding an item)
  • Wait (待機): Shinji counterattacks the monster (Available only when foe is attacking you)

Manga[edit]

Asuka, Shinji and Rei on the cover of Volume 1

A manga serial under the same name, drawn by Takahashi Osamu (高橋脩), has been released in Japan. It currently has sixteen volumes and is published by Kadokawa. It is serialised in Shōnen Ace, the same publication as the manga version by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

The manga diverges from the original Neon Genesis Evangelion and shares several plot divergences with Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days.

  • Shinji and Asuka, who share a rather unbalanced relationship in the original NGE, are childhood friends. In the manga, Shinji and Asuka first met when they were both 4. She has begun to develop romantic feelings towards Shinji at some point just before the manga begins, and sees Rei as her primary romantic competition, though she also sees Kaworu as a threat due to what she sees as his very overt attempts to flirt with Shinji. As such, she often finds Rei to be her only ally in keeping Kaworu from getting too close to Shinji.
  • Yui Ikari, Shinji's mother, is still alive and working at Nerv along with her husband Gendo. She is the head scientist in the place of Ritsuko Akagi.
  • Gendo and Shinji's relationship is less negative and has a more competitive nature; the two usually attempt to outdo the other.
  • Rei is introduced as a distant relative of Shinji's from Yui's side of the family. She is also Shinji's love interest, much to the irritation of Asuka, and the two find themselves competing for his affections. Though this rarely takes the form of any kind of direct physical competition, and Shinji himself often finds the entire situation confusing and stressful. Like Asuka, Rei considers Kaworu an interloper to her relationship with Shinji and will often team with her to make sure that Kaworu does not get too far in what she and Asuka see as attempts to flirt with Shinji.
  • Misato Katsuragi is the homeroom teacher for Shinji and Asuka's class and Ritsuko Akagi is the school's nurse, although both still have some connection with Nerv.
  • Kaworu Nagisa is an underground SEELE agent being ordered to disturb Shinji's relationship, which forces Asuka and Rei to put aside their differences to prevent Kaworu from stealing Shinji away.

Manga releases[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 March 25, 2006[4] ISBN 978-4-04-713801-8 July 8, 2009[5] ISBN 978-1-59582-321-2
  • Stages 01-07
  • Bonus Pages
2 July 26, 2006[6] ISBN 978-4-04-713838-4 September 23, 2009[7] ISBN 978-1-59582-377-9
  • Stages 08-14
3 June 19, 2007[8] ISBN 978-4-04-713935-0 December 23, 2009[9] ISBN 978-1-59582-447-9
  • Stages 15-21
4 August 23, 2007[10] ISBN 978-4-04-713960-2 April 21, 2010[11] ISBN 978-1-59582-454-7
  • Stages 22-27
  • Special Stage.
5 March 26, 2008[12] ISBN 978-4-04-715030-0 July 21, 2010[13] ISBN 978-1-59582-520-9
  • Stages 28-32
  • Extra Stage.1
  • Extra Stage.2
6 October 25, 2008[14] ISBN 978-4-253-21226-7 September 8, 2010[15] ISBN 978-1-59582-580-3
  • Stages 33-38
7 March 26, 2009[16] ISBN 978-4-04-715206-9 December 22, 2010[17] ISBN 978-1-59582-595-7
  • Stages 39-43
  • Extra Stage.1
  • Extra Stage.2
8 June 26, 2009[18] ISBN 978-4-04-715258-8 March 9, 2011[19] ISBN 978-1-59582-694-7
  • Stages 44-48
  • Extra Stage.
9 December 26, 2009[20] ISBN 978-4-04-715347-9 August 10, 2011[21] ISBN 978-1-59582-800-2
  • Stages 49-54
  • Extra Stage.1
  • Extra Stage.2
10 May 26, 2010[22] ISBN 978-4-04-715456-8 January 11, 2012[23] ISBN 978-1-59582-879-8
  • Stages 55-60
  • "Extra - Epilogue" (おまけ エピローグ "Omake Epirōgu"?)
11 February 26, 2011[24] ISBN 978-4-04-715624-1 June 6, 2012 [25] ISBN 978-1-59582-932-0
  • Stages 61-66
  • Extra Stage.
12 September 26, 2011[26] ISBN 978-4-04-715737-8 December 5, 2012[citation needed] ISBN 978-1-61655-033-2
  • Stages 67-73
  • Extra Stage.
13 May 26, 2012[citation needed] ISBN 978-4-04-120253-1 December 18, 2013[citation needed] ISBN 978-1-61655-315-9
  • Stages 74-79
  • Extra Stage.
14 November 26, 2012[citation needed] ISBN 978-4-04-120489-4 June 18, 2014[citation needed] ISBN 978-1-61655-432-3
  • Stages 80-85
  • Extra Stage.
15 August 26, 2013[citation needed] ISBN 978-4-04-120836-6 December 17, 2014[citation needed] ISBN 978-1-61655-607-5
16 June 26, 2014[citation needed] ISBN 978-4-04-101746-3



References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaede Agano Character information at official Gainax page for Shinji Ikari Raising Project game (Japanese)
  2. ^ Satsuki Ooi Character information at official Gainax page for Shinji Ikari Raising Project game (Japanese)
  3. ^ Aoi Mogami Character information at official Gainax page for Shinji Ikari Raising Project game (Japanese)
  4. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (1)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 1 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  6. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (2)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 2 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  8. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (3)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 3 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  10. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (4)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  11. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 4 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  12. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (5)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  13. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 5 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  14. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (6)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  15. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 6 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  16. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (7)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  17. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 7 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  18. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (8)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  19. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 8 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  20. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (9)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  21. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 9". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2011-12-03.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  22. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (10)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  23. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 10". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2011-12-03.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  24. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (11)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  25. ^ "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 11". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2012-03-31.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  26. ^ "新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 碇シンジ育成計画 (12)". Web Kadokawa (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved 2011-12-03.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix

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