Evangelion 3.0 (-120 min.)

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Title EVANGELION 3.0 (-120 min.)
Author Kazuya Tsurumaki
Original Publication Date June 12th, 2021
Publisher khara
Pages 37


EVANGELION 3.0 (-120 min.) is a manga prequel[1] to the events of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo. It was written by Kazuya Tsurumaki and illustrated by Hidenori Matsubara and Mahiro Maeda. It was published in EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA, a 36 page booklet that include the 17 page manga and various illustrations[2] by the staff of the movie Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. It was given to the audience of the 3.0+1.01 re-release.

Story

In the Pacific Ocean, Asuka is waiting for Operation US, an attempt to recover Unit-01, to launch. She recites a poem about wanting to meet someone again [3], before being surprised by Mari, wearing her school uniform from Evangelion 2.0. Mari explains she wants Shinji to be able to easily recognize them once he's recovered. They reflect on the operation, but Asuka insists Shinji himself is dead and unrecoverable, as Wille believes he has been dissolved in the LCL.

Mari insists and teases Asuka on what she'll do upon meeting him, but Asuka seems dismayed at her "cursed" non-aging body. Misato's plan is for Mari to lead the operation with Asuka in support, as her Unit-08 is less damaged than Asuka's Unit-02, but Mari suggests Asuka take the lead instead for Shinji's sake. Looking at a keepsake old picture of Shinji, Asuka changes her mind, and puts on her old plugsuit from the previous film and improvises a repair with duct tape. Singing, Mari and Asuka prepare to launch into space.

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References

  1. https://www.evangelion.co.jp/news/210607-2/
  2. As a prequel, the manga's events are meant to be canon. The additional illustrations are not, being simply promotional material.
  3. Identified as a poem from the Man'yōshū , see this forum post