[[caption-width-right:350: "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Anno, will you sign my DVD of Petit Eva? Which of the chibis is your favorite?]]"]]

''[[http://www.evangelion.co.jp/petit_eva/ Petit Eva: Evangelion@School]]'' is yet another adaptation of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. This time, it's a Super Deformed comedic parody which has most of the principal cast (including Unit 01 and three Reis at once) in silly hijinks around the high school. It features no spoken (intelligible) dialogue, and rather than using traditional animation, it is done in complete 3-D CGI.

There are also assorted {{Yonkoma}} comics (including a 3 volume manga series) and a LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in the same setting. The DS game is notable [[EarlyBirdCameo for its inclusion of]] ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'''s Mari; it was actually the first source to reveal her first name.

Compare ''Anime/SDGundamForce'', ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitanJuniorHigh'', which also have SuperDeformed parodic takes on their similarly moody, cerebral and/or dark franchises.

!! "Petit Eva" contains examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: Shinji '''AND''' Unit-01, after accidentally digging a hole under Asuka's skirt.
* AllCGICartoon: The anime is presented this way.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Donít eat batteries, kids]].
* ArtEvolution: The characters become chunkier and stiffer looking after the first nine episodes.
* ArtShift[=/=]MediumBlending: Any and all uses of 2D animation in this series.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[spoiler:Gendo towards Shinji at the end of episode 15]].
* BedsheetGhost: How Kaworu disguises himself.
* TheBully: How the Angels are represented.
* ButtMonkey: Shinji... again.
* CheerfulChild: Rei 3... except when she doesn't get her cake.
* ChuckingChalk: Parodied. Shinji is sleeping in Misatoís class, prompting her to try this. He dodges the chalk. She tries again, and he dodges again. She starts throwing more and more chalks, and he dodges every single one of them. While asleep.
* DirtyOldMan: Gendou.
* DodgeTheBullet: Parodied when Misato throws pieces of chalk at Shinji for sleeping, and his involuntary movements cause him to dodge them all, even when fired from a Gatling gun.
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Gendou employs this in one short to get Shinji, Asuka, and Unit-01 to stay on task cleaning the floor. [[spoiler:This is actually accidental; Gendou just keeps failing to muster up the courage to give Rei a bouquet of flowers for her birthday over and over, opening and closing the classroom door over and over in gradually shorter and shorter intervals, until Shinji, Asuka, and Unit-01 finally get confused and play baseball when heís looking and clean up when he isnít.]]
* FingerTenting: Gendou, naturally. ''[[AdaptationPersonalityChange And it is freaking adorable]]''.
* GenderFlip: While technically Eva-01 was an AmbiguousRobot, and, therefore, had no gender, (remembering it was inhabited by [[spoiler:Yui's soul]]), in this version, Eva-01 is portrayed as being male. Also, Keel is apparently now female.
* GenkiGirl: Rei 2.
* GiantEyeOfDoom: Creepily plastered everywhere, including on top of Tokyo-3's school.
* LighterAndSofter: It's a super-deformed ''EVA'', what do you expect?
* MerchandiseDriven: ''Petit Eva'' is based on (or at least ties into) a line of SuperDeformed ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' merchandise, some of which is based on the original series or ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'' and depicts things that don't exist in the shorts.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: Eva-00, Eva-02, AND Jet Alone get this. Even the Mass-Produced [=EVAs=] are adorable!
* MindScrew: Some of the episodes make NO LOGICAL SENSE AT ALL. Granted, it was made by Gainax, but still....
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Eva-01's [[spoiler:super boogers]].
* MythologyGag: Shinji and Asuka defeating Israfel with perfectly synchronized moves is similar to how they did it in the original ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]''.
* NoseNuggets: Eva-01 accidentally shoots a booger into Sachiel's face, setting of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* PerspectiveFlip: Episodes 22 to 24 are this for episodes 18, 19, and 21 respectively.
* PervertRevengeMode: [[spoiler:Gendou]] and [[spoiler:Kensuke]] get this from [[spoiler:Misato]] for [[spoiler:ogling Asuka and Rei]].
* PetTheDog: Kaworu [[spoiler:pays for the cake Rei has been saving up for, only to find its price has been raised before she could show up with the (previous) sufficient amount.]]
* RunningGag: Quite a few:
** Defeated Angels becoming toys for Rei 3.
** A random bird pooping mid-flight.
** Misato throwing chalk at students that aren't paying attention.
** Apparently, [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth Eva-01's greatest fear]] is any character's facial features individually spun around like a ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and having them burst into the room with a ZombieGait.
* SigilSpam: On everything, including toast.
* SurrealHumor: Executed, as the premise of the show.
* ToiletHumor: Minor example. Shinji is shown to have had some trouble, erm, letting out [[ItMakesSenseInContext the batteries he had to swallow]].
* TwinSwitch: Rei 3 decides to do this when Rei 2 falls sick. Of course, with their personalities being polar opposites, everyone in school is VERY confused.
* TheUnintelligible: Everyone's dialogue is nonsensical babble
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Mouthless pink bears in bakeries? Gigantic hairless one-eyed lumps? Who cares?