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Timstuff
Timstuff

@xTSGx: There were actually multiple spinoffs, which utilized varying degrees of the original mythology but generally focused on fluffy slice-of-life stuff, which is pretty much the polar opposite of the original show. The show used the slice of life stuff as a bait-and-switch for the more dramatic themes with the characters’ emotionally scarring tragic pasts, but eventually that gave way to a bunch of pseudo-philosophical mumbo jumbo that culminated with End of Evangelion.

The two most popular high-school spinoffs were the two manga series Angelic Days and Shinji Ikari Raising Project. It’s been a long time since followed Evangelion stuff (I used to be as crazy about it as I currently am about Ponies) so I can’t remember which is which. I don’t feel like either were as good as the “canon” versions, because they go too far in the other direction to the point where it can’t be taken seriously, but they’re certainly not terrible. One of them actually ran for like 10 years, which is about as long as the official “canon” manga has run (although even the official manga is an alternate universe from the show).

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