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Manga Volume 6 Commentary

Manga Volume 6 Commentary

Written by: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Translated by: William Flanagan & David Ury
Source: Originally published in the Japanese edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 6

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

I've gotten into bicycling lately.

Not racing, you understand... just wandering around the neighborhood. When I think about it, the bike I got as a kid was probably the first time in my life I ever received a "modern convenience."

So is this some sort of back-to-basics? I don't know. Or am I just getting old?

...Still, it feels good to my 38 year-old self, those innocent memories and emotions evoked: the joy of ownership, combined with the primitive thrill of a pedal-powered engine. If only any of this struggle affected my weight in the slightest.