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=Asukas raw Sky Burial through the Eva Series SPOILER: Show
I can't belive of all things that some of Tannings paintings predicted this!
Specifically, what came to my mind was Tanning's 1943 canvas "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", but most of her early '40s work has this unsettling ethos. As a 12-year-old, I had a rather unhealthy obsession with her early work (this was long before I watched NGE).
I actually was going to bring up "Guardian Angels" as bearing a resemblance to that scene, but thought it might be reaching. As you said, though...
The parallels are there!