4 hours or so, PSCS2, airbrush no ref
RE-EDIT and minor rant: It may not be obvious to some, but whats happening is a planet-wide invasion by Earth, to open a galactic can of whoopass on an alien menace that has been trampling on our home turf for too long.
We are winning so far in the pic. <_<
Also, yes yes.. homage to super robot culture and for those whose knowledge with this side of the entertainment spectrum is limited to just-Eva... then.. what-eva
Cold jokes aside, if you haven't seen bleeding, violent erupting mega- monsters aside from Evangelion, then you ought to. Because its everywhere, and its a shame to connect so much imagery with a single...pop icon... when there have been so many before it, and so many it has based its own ideas off from. I love Eva too, but please... be reasonable!
Love the giant robo and open yourself to the references that predate and inspired the movement in the first place
I know I'm trying all the time!
Some references to these themes that I've come across that pre-date Eva as some have already noted:
AKIRA[no introduction required as to which scene and setups],
Shin Getter Robo[recently, someone showed me a series, i believe it was this, and not the OVA or original run],
FASAs Battletech/Mechwarrior series
Zoids(now i know some are hardcore fans, but i distinctly remember one promo image that lined the inside of my old transformers comics that made me wanna get my first Zoid [it was a small cheetah low grade model with the cute gold pilot and all]... was this narrated pinup of a blue gorilla and a red something-megabot, tearing out chunks of each others bellys, spraying black, viscous fluid everywhere and lining the ground with what seemed like rib-caging and all sorts of goodies. Maybe some remember it surely!?! It was quite graphic, in the layout sense, 2d feeling, one point perspec. There was some prose by the side, "...a million robots can dance in its shadow, and thousands can feast on its back.." etc.. really wicked stuff. Needless to say, when i got my zoids windup model at age 10, I went looking in the kitbox for the black blood. None there.
Appleseed[not the cg remake],
Armoured Trooper Votoms [insp:dream pod 9 and heavy gear later], Guyver[m-m-monsterr killll!!ULTRA KILLLLLL~!eyes being lasered out, livers being punctured with drills, spines snapped and faces torn out..
The Transformers all have their share of mega-scale wanton destruction and detailed violence that has either some form of liquid-state material or organs and components being ripped, torn or random people getting splattered... My most memorable image was from an old issue of a Transformers comic where Galvatron gets into a tussle with these 3 groupiebots, Hook, Line and Sinker. It gets kinda SM after that, and I got extremely shaken up reading that issue and arriving at its chilling full-page conclusion. When they were done with him, it looked as though Galvatron belonged in Braveheart's final scene, gaping maw, rolled-back eyes and all, the Matrix bathing him in his moment of soundless torment with its eerie glow.
(Apparently, even Evangelion shows large influences from Yoshiyuki Tomino's Space Runaway Ideon as informed by many discussion groups. I must definetely watch that sometime!! They say the final scene[Eva
aR] pays exclusive homage to it[SRI].)
Not too sure about Himen Brain Powered and Five Star Stories (which i have watched but don't recall much action?
Well, that was fairly exhausting, but I do hope that those who have been inflicted with Eva-overlove can also shed their love on other properties as well. It is, after all, inspiration that drives us all...cheers
A further exploration of my Titans universe.. Read up some history here: [link]
They didn't want to go home.
So we went to theirs.