Well! I just finished reading book 1 of the Shinji Ikari Raising Project 5 minutes ago and I loved every page of it!! I don't think I have laughed so much in years though I still can't get use to reading the book backwards Ha Ha. One thing I definitely can say is that these books are nothing like the original series or films mech action wise but are brilliant anyway. Just imagine Shinji and Co in school without the threat of an angel attack but still having to contend with high school and all the teenage mishaps that can occur. You get the picture! A must read for Evangelion fans!!