Literary Eagle wrote:I don't know, something feels a bit odd to me. Don't get me wrong, if the game has only one path then I completely agree that it's LAS (and very cute LAS at that... super adorable! ). But if the game is so blatant about this, with the almost-kiss and the hearts and the other characters seeming to know about it, then why is the second volume of the manga not more direct about this? Yeah, there's still a bit of LAS hinting in there (mainly with Asuka acting jealous whenever Mana gets close to Shinji), but not to the same degree that the game seems to show. I understand that it's a comedy and not a romantic-comedy, but it still feels a bit weird. Also, it's not just about the LAS... what about Mari? The second volume of the manga introduces her, and the other characters don't know who she is. But if Mari is in the game, even posing with the others for a group photo, then how can it be that the game takes place between the two manga volumes?
I wonder if we're missing something here? Is there any possibility that the video game is actually it's own separate continuity, albeit one heavily based on the Hamamoto manga because it uses the same designs except for Mari's outfit? (Which would mean that there are four separate Petit Eva continuities... yowza.) Or maybe the video game and the second volume of the manga both use the first volume as a starting point, but then take the story in different directions? (Similar to how End of Evangelion and ANIMA both use the original anime series as a starting point, and then follow very different paths.) I don't know, I'm just guessing since I don't know enough about the game to say for sure.
Separate continuities for a spin off?? it would be too much even for EVA Take it just like an OVA, it has bee done for decades A side story, no more no less The manga pays more attention in comedy, the only "romantic" moments are Asuka jealous bursts, like thousans of comedies before, so the game pays a Little more attention to that. As an example, Ranma's OVAS were pretty romantic....in the next TV series episode they were fighting,arguing and paying more attention to comedy. As I've said, taking continuity too seriously in Petit Eva is pointless.
Don't take mari into account. Her role is just that photo and her profile. Just an early cameo before 2.0, promotional strategy.
Of course the game has been done by different people, but that doesn`t question it takes place in the same universe. Don't think too much about it, it has been a regular practice for Japanese industry since I can't remember. And petit Eva more tan a real story is an universe and that the kind of relationship S and A have :childhood friends with a crush. The same way 01 and jet alone chan [/quote]