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  • Complete - Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Ongoing - The fic is being updated on a regular basisnote , or has received an update after being tagged as Dormant or Dead.
  • Dormant - Either: The author has placed the fic on hiatus; or the fic has gone for several months to a year or more without an update but the author has not pronounced it dead.
  • Dead - The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Redux by Squire of Gothos
  • Recommended by: Tropers/Magyareagle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Neon Genesis Evangelion romance/drama with Groundhog Day elements and a little humor thrown in. Sx R. The pilots find themselves caught in a time-loop, and as things grow ever stranger, will they be able to figure out what's happening without going insane?

Making a Difference by Random Char Clone

  • Recommended by: Inkki Bookman
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Forty years after saving the world from 3rd Impact, Rei, Shinji and Asuka were sent back in time to when Shinji was first picked up by Misato. The twist is that this past is somewhat different in that Shinji lives with Misato at the base instead of the apartment and instead of a school, he now has to go to a military Academy, not to mention how the Angel timeline seems to be off as well.
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  • Pairings: Shinji/Asuka

Taking Sights by Lavanya Six (Link)(Also available in a Russian translation)

The Second Try by Jimmy Wolk (Also on FF.Net, EvaFics.Org and EvaMade, which the author recommends over his own site, although his site also contains his fan art, much of which is hilarious.)


Better Luck Next Time by Lavanya Six

  • Recommended by: Cryptic Mirror, Willbyr, Chuckman, RN 452
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A deconstruction of the various "Shinji becomes a badass and effortlessly defeats Gendo" fics.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: One-shot

Once More with Feeling, by Crazy-88 (link and link)

  • Recommended by: Guessmyname, Looney Toons, Chuckg, Willbyr, Nerdorama, SirTelekineticSquirrel, SRW Fan, RagnarTheSemiGreen, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Active! After a years-long hiatus, has stated updating again as of 28 July 2013. (NOPE, IT'S DORMANT AGAIN)
  • Synopsis: During Instrumentality, Lilith asks Shinji one important question. His reply sends him back to the start of the series, where maybe he can make things better than what they were the first time around.
  • Pairings: Shinji/Asuka, Rei/Kensuke, Toji/Hikari

Unbroken by Donderkind

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons Kendrix, SRW Fan, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Dormant (last updated May 2017)
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Synopsis: After spending a year scratching out a bare survival existence in the frozen post-Third-Impact wasteland of Japan while taking care of a catatonic Shinji, Asuka encounters Rei/Lilith, who has found the effective destruction of the world at Shinji's hands an undesirable outcome to Instrumentality. Rei/Lilith gives Asuka the chance to go back and help Shinji, so that he will choose differently when the power of creation is given into his hands. Asuka agrees and is promptly sent back in time two years. But while her attitudes and intentions may have changed due to her post-Third-Impact experiences, her methods and style haven't — and it seems likely that her impulsive and direct approach may do more harm than good. Worse, Rei has noticed the changes in her, her EVA doesn't recognize her any more, and her warning to Kaji about investigating the Human Instrumentality Project has him worried and suspicious about what she knows and how...

Dazed and Confused, by SeptimusMagisto (link)

  • Recommended by: Universalperson
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Shinji gets sent back in time. The catch is that everyone is acting different. Almost as though they were sent back in time too...

NGE Mitigation by FourthImpact

  • Recommended by: fishboy210, SRW Fan, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Dormant, possibly Dead
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Synopsis: Asuka uses one of Gendo's more secretive projects to go back in time. She comes back at an inopportune moment during the Sixth Angel battle. From there, the changes to the timeline start to stack up in an interesting way. Of course, Gendo being Gendo, he knows someone used his time machine and has plans within plans in place to deal with it.

Higher Learning by Strike-Fiss

  • Recommended by: Machrider 1985
  • Synopsis: A new teacher called Kaoru Miyazaki starts to work in Shinji, Asuka and Rei’s school. His lessons and advices motivate the Children to look at things differently and consider other possibilities, and help them to mature and be slightly readier to face their future trials. At the same time, someone is influencing Gendo’s scenario in little ways, making subtle changes. And Gendo is determined to find out who is and put a stop to that person’s interference.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Status: Completed.
  • Tags: Romance, Drama, W.A.F.F..

In Tune by Z98

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Instrumentality Shinji, Asuka and other characters have traveled back in time with their intact memories... but instead of keeping their old bodies or reincarnating into their younger selves they have been reborn into completely different people -Shinji became a German violinist; Asuka a German army captain ad UN Auditor; Misato a German army general; and so on...-. So that rather setting out to influence events directly, they opt to work behind the scenes, infiltrate Nerv as average, clueless employees and mentor and support the Children without raising suspicions. They are also well-aware that their knowledge of the future will become useless after a while due to them altering the past.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Toji
  • Tags: Sci-Fi, Romance

Fruity Loops by Spider Lobb

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Dead (last updated December 2016)
  • Synopsis: After Instrumentality Shinji finds himself stuck in a time loop: every time he dies he returns to the day of his first battle, dragging Asuka and Rei along... though he dies a lot and often right away, and the timeline skipping backwards constantly is getting weird effects on the three pilots. Shinji becomes a raving lunatic for several loops, and Asuka and Rei start to bond while he gets over it. All of sudden Shinji finds both girls love each other and consider him theirs, and he wonders if he can try over and again until the three of them are happy.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka/Rei (three-ways relationship, no harem)
  • Tags: Crack Fic, Humor, Romance, Drama

Doing It Right This Time by Jake

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Three months before the attack of Third Angel, Shinji signed up for martial arts classes, Asuka sent a long and detailed e-mail to Kaji telling him several things he was not previously aware of, and Rei walked into Commander Ikari's office and slapped him. Hard. Events had ceased to proceed according to the Scenario. There no longer was a scenario. There was now only delicious crack.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka/Rei three-ways romance (because the author read Advice and Trust and he really wished the "Israfel Special" became real)
  • Tags: Crack Fic, Humor, Romance, Drama

Coupled Effort by Ranma-sensei (links to old versions: link link)

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After Instrumentality the three Children return to the past in the middle of the battle against Sandalphon... and Shinji and Asuka decide getting married inmediately. However Rei returned right after Shinji's choice, whereas Shinji and Asuka spent ten years surviving alone in the devastated world, forced to lean on and help each other in order to survive, before going back. Unfortunately Shinji became a tad -more- mind-broken and aggressive in the process, and Asuka of all people has to be the voice of reason among her fellow pilots and future family.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Romance, Humor, Drama

Dr Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The N2 Mine by Rorschach's Blot


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