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Manga Volume 1 Commentary

Manga Volume 1 Commentary

Written by: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Translated by: William Flanagan & David Ury
Source: Originally published in the Japanese edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 1

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

On the floor of the midbrain is the ventral tegmental system, that neurobiologists call region A10.  Cells soaked in dopamine, certain emotions are processed here; such as the thoughts of two lovers--or of a parent and child.  And it is the synchronization of the threads and bundles of A10 that splice pilot and Eva together; to become one entity, to fight.  In other words, the power of love drives this weapon of mass destruction.  Well, what a simple and corny and emotional and wonderful story.