It's actually kind of cathartic reading a manga where the Shinji and Co. are emotionally stable and leading happy lives. And it sort of retains a connection to the main series via little details. The characters, while sane, remains true to their personality, except Kaworu who suffers serious derailment. The only drawbacks is the suffocating amounts of gratuitous fanservice(I am not referring to plot-related things like the accidental pervert gags or things related to coming of age and what not as those are critical elements of any bildungsroman), a young me might have enjoyed it, but as an adult it is more than a little disturbing seeing characters who are clearly portrayed and act like young teens be objectified sexually. I mean it is tolerable when it comes to your standard animes where the characters are basically adults physically and emotionally, and for all intents and purposes work at a place with desks and chalkboards instead of cubicles. But with Neon Genesis Evangelion, the characterization is so deep and realistic, fan service of the younger cast becomes creepy. Also, not enough fan service of Misato and Ritsuko.
The only other problem was in volume 2 where
But otherwise it is an entertaining slife-of-life/bildungsroman manga and its nice to see the characters get a reprieve from the soul-crushing horror of the main series. However I've heard later volumes kind go off the rails and turns into a combination: trainwreck and menagerie of unintentional fan disservice horror.
does anyone know if these rumors are true? What are your thoughts and opinions on the series so far?