You may know Neon Genesis Evangelion
as a dense work with an inscrutable and debatable storyline built from religious, psychological, and philosophical themes. It's the giant robot anime with the completely
nonsensical, abstract ending sequence. You may also
know it as the source of a bunch of skeezy figurines
and doujin comics. But Petit Eva
is ... not those things.Petit Eva: Evangelion @ School
, is, in fact, a reimagining of Evangelion
as a super-deformed high school comedy. The three Eva pilots are now students at the NERV school under principal Gendo Ikari, and have to contend with bullying from EVA-01. Yes, the robot.Petit Eva
is now being adapted into a DS game by Namco Bandai, and said game seems to be modeled after, of all things, Duck Amuck.
It's a minigame collection in which events are triggered by interacting with various onscreen items. In the series of screens presented by Famitsu, Shinji and Asuka are fighting over some cake. We don't even think the cake represents unattainable happiness or anything. It's just yummy.