Post by Powerlvlsrbullsh1t on Feb 16, 2019 23:18:03 GMT
Can you guys give me some examples of Eldritch abominations in manga/anime/vns? Specifically, ones that aren't lovecraftian or from the sick mind that is Junji Ito, as I have read all of those. I love Eldritch beings and cosmic horror as a whole, but there is so few of it. Help a brother out?
Powerlvlsrbullsh1t Where would you draw the line for calling it an eldritch abomination. Does the creature need to be rather messed up like those from Stephen King's The Mist or are something just above the typical demon enough? Do they need be cosmic horrors or is it alright if its on a much smaller scale?
Anyways Orient with their Oni might count if it doesn't need to be on cosmic scale, that is some acid trip logic in the monsters there.
Besides all the surprisingly grotesque abilities she herself demonstrates, one of her facets, The Black Maw, is an abomination straight out of Lovecraft that collapses the mind of its victims if they aren’t just straight up devoured by it on sight.
Post by Powerlvlsrbullsh1t on Feb 22, 2019 2:16:02 GMT
El_Directo, HungryWorld, CosmicNoirTear, Thanks for the suggestions guys. Assuming you are also interested in this topic, I have found pretty much the most perfect example: A short VN called Saya No Uta by Gen Urobuchi. The main character is afflicted with an ailment that causes him to see,smell,taste,hear,etc. literally everything as if it is made of gore and see humans as disgusting eldritch abominations. I highly recomend it to everyone, but be warned: It is one of the most fucked up stories I have ever read, and it also has a lot of ero scenes, but the ero scenes actually makes sense in context of the story and are often very uncomfortable.
Now I am confused. The opening post implies the two are different. Had to look up Lovecraft as well. I do recognize the likes of Cthulu from that one anime.
H.P. Lovecraft was the guy who essentially invented Eldritch abominations as well as the genre of cosmic horror. The gods he created include Cthulu, Azathoth and Shub-niggurath. Essentially, all Lovecraftian gods are Eldritch, but not all Eldritch beings are Lovecraftian. When I said I didn't want something Lovecraftian, I just meant I didn't want another story about Cthulu or Nyarlathotep, which show up in anime all the time.
Eva01 I also thought of recommending Remina, but then i saw "no Ito Junji" in the opening post. Well darn it Remina just had to came from the messed up mind that is Ito Junji. And it was such a nice horror story at that. Just sad that the anime adaptations of his works lack a bit in terms of impact.
-Idea of Evil and God Hand (Berserk) -Apocalymon (Digimon Adventure) - If not for the Lovecraft ban, would place Tamers' D-Reaper on this. -Father (Full Metal Alchemist) -Alucard (Hellsing) -Devil Gundam (G Gundam) -Walpurgisnacht and Kriemheld Gretchen (Madoka Magica) -Anti-Spiral (Gurren Lagann)
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