The Satire of Evangelion

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Re: The Satire of Evangelion

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Postby Sachi » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:39 pm

I think Ray is on the right track regarding Satire, but I don't think they necessarily need to be funny. Satires aim to paint things in certain ways in order to prove a point. Instead of being funny, it can be made exaggerated or ridiculous (not necessarily ludicrous, but absurd to a point). For example, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is a satire of the American South during that time, and is less focused on comedy and moreso on exposing the culture for what it was back then.
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Postby ShonHam » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:20 am

I wouldn't say that Eva is necessarily a "Satire" of mecha anime so much as it is a deconstruction (hate to use the word due to oversaturation but it's the best way to describe it). If I was to make a direct comparison, I would say that Eva is for the mecha genre what Watchmen or The Boys are for Superhero Comics - as both take the base concepts/appeal of the genre and twist it to such a perverse extent that it almost becomes something unrecognisable.
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