Pride in being an Evangelion pilot--that is the essence of the Second Child, Soryu Asuka Langley. But the day she was chosen to be so was the most horrible of her life--and as that truth rises to consume her, Shinji finds a new comrade in the strange, beautiful and disturbing Kaworu Nagisa. Born on the day of the Second Impact, he has been sent directly by SEELE, which alone knows him by his real name--Tabris, the Angel of Free Will. Eva Vol. 9 contains a Japanese sound FX glossary plus a special bonus article on Kaworu, the mysterious stranger of the Evangelion story.