Evangelion References and Homages

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Postby Reichu » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:44 am

View Original PostRay wrote:Shinji pulling the spears and fucking the world over AGAIN.

You could have just said something boring and straightforward like "skewered Lilith corpse in Central Dogma", you know...

Anyway, I was pretty much drunk/high/otherwise affected (unexpected drug interactions will do that) when I initially responded, and yet I did not readily make the association that pwhodges was going for. Doing so required actual mental effort. So I'm going to go out on a limb and say that any possible connection here is so tenuous that it might as well not exist. However, this conclusion in and of itself might require recreating my full-body stupor and then systematically testing my responses to various stimuli and *faints onto keyboard*
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:54 pm

Flip Flappers. The early episodes are all Trigger-inspired, but starting with episode 10 the Eva references are all over the place. And it's weird, because this is not an Eva show; it's not a deconstruction of a genre, and the tone and themes are wildly different. But even so, the character beats and the thematic elements and the visuals evoke Eva left, right, and sideways once the shit really starts to hit the fan. And yet, despite all of that, it's nothing like Eva. It's very much its own show, and that's insane and bewildering and wonderful all at once. It's an absolutely fantastic show, and comes highly recommended.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:34 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:Flip Flappers. The early episodes are all Trigger-inspired
Just Trigger, or Gainax in the large? The associations I got from the first episode included Papika harking back the Daicon IV girl role, as well as Trigger's Imaishi-style wackiness.
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Postby SoryuUberAlles » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:29 am

"You're just turning this into a mixture of gibberish and fan service! That's not the Evangelion I know!" - An Asuka, one of many.

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:46 am

The second reminds me more directly of the God Warriors.
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