What are the most Lovecraftian series, /a/?
jojolion might be shaping up like that
Stop looking for Japanese parallels with Western authors, you won't find any.
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Nyaruko, really. Also Dantalian no Shoka (novels really Lovecraftish) and Monster Princess (That thing not dead/ That can eternal lie/ In strange aeons even/ Death may die)
But Lovecraft really liked, when peoples did parallels with his works. He just did it himself when he worked as redactor. (You story just miss some shoggoths boy, let me add some for you). And was hardcore fan of Sherlok, that was like animu thatdays. I think he would be glad, if he'll see all that Lovecraft-faggotry.
Madness-chan! Love is a crawling chaos! Season 2
Ah My Goddess
Who knew that eldritch abominations could be such qt3.14s
As if nerds knowing Lovecraft was something special in Japan.
Well, yeah. Saya was clearly based on Lovecraft's works, so it's hard to get more Lovecraftian.
Forgive me, who's the middle girl?
boku no pico
>And was hardcore fan of Sherlok, that was like animu thatdays.
You know his novel about hell hound? It was reference to Baskerville.
And abuot "animu" - it was pretty as popular, and most of people thinking of it like light-headed pleasure. In first part of XX century mystery novels weren't considered like something serious.
May the eons to come have mercy on her soul.
Not sure wether to fap or scream
Mainstream detective stories. Though today's equivalent is probably live-action TV series, not anime, since anime is a niche industry supported by a relatively smaller otaku fan base.
>not creaming while fapping
You can scream while fapping anon, just don't wake the neighbors.
Anyone saying Nyaruko really should kill themselves. Aside from the naming, there are almost no actual parallels between Lovecraft's work and that shitty comedy.
You're crazy! I suppose you think Milky Holmes isn't a detective anime either!
People inexplicably wake up with carved wooden artifacts of strange and savage design and feel sudden urges to congregate at a macabre wedding.
A young orphan has been driven insane by the rambling research of her parents that explored the secrets of the universe. In the end she burns every trace of things that Man Was Not Meant To Know.
In the distant future eldritch abominations kidnap unsuspecting minds from the past and keep them in crude mechanical bodies to be subjected to incomprehensible blasphemies.
The show culminates in the production of a bizarre stageplay which exults a singular actor, a wailing King from a darkened ruin that drives the audience to a maniacal frenzy.
H. P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories
Behind the scenes in musty libraries cultists twist the very destinies of the populace, while witches roam impressionable schools dispensing their ill prophesies.
You know that boardgames maker from 2nd season?
His name the same as one of Lovecraft's followers. It's enough for me.
>not creaming while fapping
ED is that you?
Devilman is basically Lovecraft as a superhero manga.
NGE is basically Lovecraft as a mecha show
The angels in Evangelion are going to be about as close as you are going to get to Lovecraft in anime really.
Except for every cyberpunk anime ever.
Jun Ito's manga.
cmon guys, she's like tropical version of Soggoth
forgot pic, it's helping since im in neo-/a/
Other than Nyaruko? Picrelated.
Is that seriously the only reference you found?
I guess she is kind of lovecraftian. But the feeling is different.
>Ctrl+F Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 0 results
What the hell /a/?
Nah, the angels there are based on the ones from the Old Testament mostly, though this doesn't mean much as those scary things are as Lovecraftian as it can get.
I can't tell if troll or just stupid
Aight, i tried myself to figure out what anime that is, but pls someone spoon me and tell me what anime that is from.
I need to know this.
This is the only correct answer in this thread
Good news! Your favourite anime studio have agreed to animate on Lovecraft tale of your choosing!
What story do you want to see adapted, strictly or otherwise?
How about you take the name of the character and put into into the search field of your favorite animu website.
Well, since absolutely nobody watched this anime... It's C³
Waiting for S2 is suffering.
I can't remember what it's called, but the one where they discover the dormant flying creatures and gigantic city in antarctica
The worst thing you can do is to try to adapt Lovecraft. His stuff barely had an actual plot to begin with.
Al Azif has nothing to do with that anime.
Whisperer in Darkness, because that's my favorite story and easy to adapt as far as Lovecraft goes.
The Mountains of Madness, step it up anon.
Good choice though.
B-But muh Del Taco Mountains of Madness film
At the mountains of madness or the color out of space.
My favourite too. I thought the same.
>alright lets adapt colour out of space
>lets start by drawing an ineffable colour that matches nothing seen on earth
Nyaruko took the shitty Lovecraft stories and made them actually enjoyable
They're not necessarily shitty, I'd read a few passages, and Lovecraft is a very good writer. However, horror just isn't everyone's cup of tea.
The Campione author that just writes about normal myth figures somehow got japs thinking that he wrote Cthulu mythos despite never, ever touching in that field. That shows how much the average jap knows about them.
>One incident left a particularly deep impression on me. A certain male-oriented fashion magazine almost mistook me for a Cthulu writer. (wry smile)
>This was during an interview for a light novel feature when a reporter and interviewer who claimed "I've read Campione!" asked me: "This series uses the Cthulu mythos as its theme—" Nothing of that sort, man! (sweat drops)
>Looks like the guy must have learnt the word "Cthulu" from recent anime.
>Based on various clues I gathered throughout the interview, it seems like someone jumped to the conclusion that 'stories about gods, ahhh, that's basically the Cthulu mythos.'
They did it with his final draft for his anime as well, it was labeled at a Cthulu mytho.
ty, im so gonna watch this show only cause of that .gif
> a month later
> the entire studio is found dead with grimaces of unspeakable horror on their faces
What's the most George Orwellian series?
Meanwhile, I've seen a picture of a Mi-go wearing Reimu's clothes on pixiv. So not all hope is lost.
In the second season, unholy life is reanimated into the dead through the assembling of unnameable globs of light....
And the characters, with their hauntingly large eyes, tiny nose, and grotesque features, definitely have about them what Lovecraft call "the Innsmouth look"
>all of this is found amongst the scattered works and diaries of the late /a/non
His writing honestly isn't that good, mainly his short one-offs. His longer stories tend to be pretty great.
>clannad character design is the innsmouth look
I lost it
Nyaruko is as Lovecraftian as plush Cthulhu dolls are.
Demonbane and Saya no Uta op.
Gargantia, I'd say.
That atmosphere isn't quite the same, but the story is pretty good for it.
How is Gargantia Lovecraftian in any way?
The correct answer is Chuunibyou.
Chuunibyou is like anti-lovecraft.
I'm so special! I have a power that can change the world! I'm not like my classmates!
No, the world doesn't care, you're insiginifcant
Chuunibyou is Don Quixote: The Anime Version actually
Well, the characters in Lovecraft were insignificant too, just in a different way.
It's true that by a stretch you can call the process of how the Hideauze came into being Lovecraftian, but it's really a stretch.
>No, the world doesn't care, you're insiginifcant
But that's what Lovecraft is all about you super retard.
I think you misunderstand, I meant that the last sentence was lovecraft and the one before was chuunibyo.
Could you at least say Gunbuster?
Does that mean she gets better and then dies?
Came here to post this.
How is Gasaraki Lovecraftian?
The dance to summon the "dread" from outside.
Sounds pretty lovecraftian to me.
It's just as bad as Lovecraft himself.
Lovecraft would've been a lot better if he could have written dialogue that sounded like something an actual human being would say.
Most of his stories that I recall don't even have dialouge, but I'm not quite sure what you mean.
There arent a lot of conversations, but i just meant Anything that is thought, and could be spoken weather it is voiced or not.
Go check The Dunwich Horror. There's actually a quote by Lovecraft saying that if he spoke like that in a rural town like the one the story's based in they'd ask him which circus troupe he wandered off from. Though I'm not the same person you're responding to, I actually sort of like the hammy dialects. But if he means the actual things people think and say and not the nuance then there's loads of ridiculous shit done by people in Lovecraft's works that make no sense. But in weird fiction that isn't so important.
Saya no Uta
To this day I still can't understand how Gen went from writing something as sick as this to Madoka and Psycho-Pass. (His 2 best works imo)
>there's loads of ridiculous shit done by people in Lovecraft's works that make no sense.
I have a hard time reading him because his views about the fragility of the human psyche are just so far off from mine.
On the whole, Stephen King has a more approachable take on the mythos. The humans in his books are crazy because people are assholes, not because an alien toaster was so incomprehensible that it literally blew their minds.
> there's loads of ridiculous shit done by people in Lovecraft's works that make no sense
Psy cop Ass
The problem is, you don't understand Lovecraft's philosophy and get fixated on people's minds eroding which you find unrealistic (because you're such a tough guy), like most modern audiences do. You literally did not understand anything from what you read, if you've actually read him and are not just speculating on shit others spout.
Truly Lovecraftian horror
Interesting, I find it actually quite matches my view of how fragile our view of reality is. And I find SK to be very "mundane" in tone. Maybe you're just very grounded?
And not a single one of you got her name right. It's Nyarlko you raging homosexuals.
Chtuko best girl
Another, right? That got me to finally pick up Lovecraft. It was fucking horrible.
What was horrible? Another or Lovecraft?
Also, I'm surprised that a series that has nothing to do with the man references him.
Lovecraft. I wrote a ten page analysis on why his writing is shit, afterwards.
Why would it be a troll?
You're a certified retard.
Do share the basics.
He really isn't that good of a writer, trust me on this one. His contributions to the genre of horror can't be denied, but his actual prose is stilted and overbearing, and generally suffers from trying to cram too many adjectives in every sentence.
It was for a class. I got an A.
By a very large margin.
What is the most Asimovian series, /a/?
"For instance, Lovecraft’s use of adverbs, especially in his late stories, is invariably embarrassing. They should all be removed from his stories, every one of them. And his later stories are also so dense with repetition of plot elements that it’s maddening. He also telegraphs what’s going to happen next in his stories so that you’re always about ten pages ahead of him. All that could have been fixed if he had just had a chance to edit his works or at least had a friend who could spot the structural problems in his works. At the same time, Lovecraft was still no less than the genius of cosmic vision of his reputation, and that comes across quite powerfully in good readings of his works [...]"
"But Shakespeare was a playwright. [...] His characters say things that appeal to me, and they say it well, but that’s not Shakespeare talking. Hamlet’s gloomy ramblings were cribbed by Magpie of Avon from Girolamo Cardano’s De Consolatione, which has since come to be known as “Hamlet’s Book.” So I don’t know who Shakespeare was, and I can’t tell from his works. One can form a good idea of who Lovecraft was from his fiction alone, and I definitely feel closer to him than to Shakespeare. This is something that doesn’t matter to most readers, who just want to escape to someplace outside their world and yet at the same time want that other world to be in a significant way like their own, that is, where things happen that they can understand. Shakespeare didn’t write anything that even the dullest imagination can’t understand. It’s all soap operas and romantic comedies, just the kind of thing that people enjoy today. Lovecraft doesn’t write for the same audience. He wrote for the sensitive few rather than the happy many."
>all adverbs should be removed from his stories
>You're always 10 pages ahead of him
That sense of impending doom and dread is a Lovecraft hallmark, not a Lovecraft error.
>M-Muh Shakespeare comparison
This is exactly what I wrote about. 4 adjectives for every noun is anything but necessary.
There's a difference between "a sense of impending doom" and over-describing everything in a story to the point where the reader just wants you to get on with it.
Have you actually read Lovecraft? If so, I'm envious of your ability to enjoy it.
He's not the best writer in the world, but don't say stupid shit like "remove every adverb".
My main problem with Lovecraft was that the conclusions were always too rushed. But I see what you mean.
Because read the entire interview. He's making a perfectly valid point.
>That sense of impending doom and dread is a Lovecraft hallmark, not a Lovecraft error.
Ligotti is referring to the parts where he does make errors, and where you manage to predict what's going to happen in a way devoid of any tension. He should know, he's probably the best Lovecraftian writer after Lovecraft himself.
The Outsider is a good counter-example to this, where there's indeed a sense of impending doom even if you can somewhat guess at what's going to happen.
I personally read Lovecraft without any problems, but Ligotti put very well the weaknesses in his writing style... and also why those ultimately don't matter in the least.
It's obvious hyperbole, I wouldn't get too flustered over it.
Kill la Kill
Does this mean Kaiji is Lovecraft gamble movie?
What are the most Dickish series /a/?
They even said it in the show
I just started Electric Sheep yesterday.
I don't think it's anything like Lovecraft, but what would the Boogiepop Phantom be in writing? The oozing feeling of dread can't possibly fit into words, can it?
Psycho Pass didn't go far enough off the deep end to really live up to Philip K. Dick's works.
What is the most Orwellian series?
Didn't see it yet, but Poe-ian maybe?
This has already been asked and the answer is Psycho-Pass
"Orwellian" and "Lovecraftian" are nothing more than buzzwords devoid of real meaning.
Anything from 1984.
A work containing elements or themes similiar to those prominently represented in the works of Orwell or Lovecraft?
You'll probably all call me a massive faggot, but I thought Death Note had some themes that reminded me of an Orwellian novel somewhat.
Maybe after Season 2?
The problem is that when somebody uses the word "Orwellian", they really mean "like 1984". Orwell wrote a couple of books, and the only aspects that they share are political themes viewed through Orwell's personal lens. The only one that deals with a police state with the populace under constant observation is 1984, and so to call any work that shares those aspects "Orwellian" does a discredit to the author.
Until everything around them starts going back in time and they start having arguments on whether or not they're dead or not, while looking for a can of spray paint that may or may not be god, it doesn't live up to Dick.
But only one of Dick's works has that.
You might as well have said it's not Dick unless they all get a different mental illness and start their rival factions.
What an ignorant. I would post you the into to Ningen Shikkaku to prove how MUCH of an ignorant you are but it's not worth it.
Anon pls. Lovecraft was basically an anon, all he needed was a waifu.
I will in fact say that, and I will add that they also have to find a book describing the events of the real world and slowly realize that they are living in a realm of fiction.
He did get married. To a Jewish woman, which was weird considering how ridiculously racist he was in other respects.
Auguste Dupin is seinen manga, Sherlock Holmes is shonen anime.
I cream only after I fap.
kek, then make Akane the object of a super secret covenant with aliens or something and implement memory-alternation shenanigans
Lovecraft was bizarrely racist in words only, as in he never took any kind of action against those he viewed as inferior, and instead of the hateful persona that comes accross some of his letters he was apparently a pretty lovable guy.
Your picture reminded me of some JAVs I wanted to watch. Thank you.
So he was /pol/ then
Enjoy yourself, anon.
Why did his mother do this?
Was she trying to stop him being cisscum or something?
Yes, except for Hitler < England.
His mom wanted a girl.
Except the fact that even his most ridiculous assertions were much more intelligent than /pol/'s assertions.
She got diagnosed with mental illness later on.
What language is this
Lots of Cyberpunk series borrow from Asimov. Ghost in the Shell is a good start.
Psycho Pass is way more Huxley than Orwell
More Dick than Huxley, but only slightly
The colour out of space was great.
They borrow mostly from Gibson though. Asimov, to my knowledge, never wrote cyberpunk.
It was the times. He was actually fairly lenient for the time.
His wife was jewish. He had a cat named nigger-man. And was basically a NEET.
First of all, that tea party image contains horrors the likes of which your newfag mind would not be able to comprehend, there's definitely a reason for that filesize
Secondly, get off the dial-up internet man, it's 2014
Demonbane would technically be the "most" Lovecraftian since it uses the most ideas from the Mythos.
But it certainly isn't the best.
I still love it's horrible horrible presentation and lack of Tyrant Nero nudity in the bath scene.
Are you actually retarded?
I'm not even talking lite autism.
I mean, hitting yourself in the head with a boot ass retarded because you think it's a phone.
Lovecraft was anything but lenient for the times; even his friends said stuff to the effect of "damn that guy is racist".
I forget what was up with that picture.
>He was actually fairly lenient for the time.
On the contrary.
No need to exaggerate his racism but he went hard as fuck when the subject was brought to the table, definitely NOT in the same way as a typical man of the times.
But, as said, he harbored many contradictions about it, and gradually changed his ideas more and more as he grew older.
On the Creation of Niggers (1912)
by H. P. Lovecraft
When, long ago, the gods created Earth
In Jove's fair image Man was shaped at birth.
The beasts for lesser parts were next designed;
Yet were they too remote from humankind.
To fill the gap, and join the rest to Man,
Th'Olympian host conceiv'd a clever plan.
A beast they wrought, in semi-human figure,
Filled it with vice, and called the thing a Nigger.
This just sounds like the kind of shit some anon would toss out on here for humor's sake, especially since he was what, 22 when he wrote it? I think his racism was most likely drastically overstated.
Everything. Stop asking.
Dream-Quest of Unkown Kardath. As a two part movie.
Not until I understand.
He's right though.
A Lovecraftian work is defined as a work embodying the core ideas of the man's cosmicism philososphy. If your work has nothing to do with that, and if is a very shitty comedy on top of that, you can name drop all you want but it'll never be Lovecraftian.
It was a different world back then.
He didn't write cyberpunk so to speak, mainly because he loved science way too much to approach it from a strictly "punk" point of view, but you could draw analogues between a lot of stuff and the works of cyberpunk that would follow. Aside from setting the stage for most contemporary portrayals of robots and AIs in general, I think his most influential work in that regard would be The Caves of Steel, which is all about a high-tech metropolis containing millions of people in a small space who are all kind of fucked in the head because of their living condition.
What have you done
Yeah I see your point. I had bought Caves of Steel a while actually but never got around to reading it, I should do it soon.
No. Just no. Go read something else, this is clearly not for you.
A scanner darkly.
It's one of his best, I'd definitely recommend it. If I have to sell you on it, I'd just like to say that the plot is basically a buddy-cop mystery starring a human and a robot.
Reading Blame! always makes me think of Caves of Steel
Well, Nyaruko came closer to driving me insane with madness and horror than Lovecraft did.
>No. Just no. Go read something else, this is clearly not for you.
Guy who posted the Ligotti interviews here, I'm a big, I mean huge fan of Lovecraft. He's perhaps my favorite writer. Doesn't mean that I can't and shouldn't see the imperfections in his writing.
Cyberpunk and Asimov being discussed here.
One of the things I like the most about Lovecraft are his descriptions.
Tsutomu Nihei should draw a Lovecraft manga.
Apocalypse Zero. Not even joking. Watching it is what I imagine being driven to the point of insanity by an encounter with Cthulhu must feel like.
and AoT is Eotena Onslaught
Fuck off Commie
I also generally like his descriptions, but there are times where he gets too overboard.
I definitely don't subscribe to the point of view that there are writing styles that are good on an absolute scale, and for me Lovecraft's writing works very well. There are some bumps on the road, but it doesn't detract much from the ride.
I don't remember where, but there was a Neil Gaiman interview where he pretty much mocked Lovecraft's style, but it's no secret that he admires his work and is one among many who got influenced by him. This goes much more for Ligotti as Lovecraft is his biggest influence, but as he put it it's true that the man's writing is "imperfect" and unconventional and thus isn't easy for a modern audience to get in.
they broke up not before long.
Yeah but it was due to Lovecraft being incompatible with humans in face to face interactions.
I need to read more Lovecraft, it's been a lot of time since I read it.
If I wanted to Lovercraft me up some origin story for niggers it would be something like this.
Thirty-six thousand years ago a race of superior alien beings came to earth. They landed on the gigantic and empty continent known today as Africa, and in their load they carried a big number of dark-skinned individuals - niggers - who they brought along as slave labour from Mercury. The reason they are black is to protect them from the strong UV-lights so close to the sun.
Niggers were harmless beings as long as they remained under strict control of their masters and were not allowed any own thoughts. If left alone in groups they quickly grew greedy and started running rampant and misbehaving. The humanoid aliens who cruised in spaceships of diamond did not like Earth, for it was populated by a race of very similar beings, Neanderthals and whatnot, so they quickly left. Of niggers however, they had a great surplus, wherefore they left them to die on Earth.
The problem is that the niggers didn't die; They instead continued to flourish in their primal ways, seeing as they were unable to evolve any form of culture. They still lived in their tribal villages and townships when the Europeans arrived and brought them along on a journey cross the globe. Only now we are supposed to treat those apparently inferior beings as equals; and if we disagree that those alien scum are equal, we are racists and nazis and must be purged.
Star Gods seeding the planet with alien slaves that are a mockery of the form of man. The Star Gods abandon their slaves and depart for other dimensions. Mankind and the aliens slaves war mankind wins enslave each other, and eventually begin to marry and interbreed. The slaves continue to destroy everything around them but the mind of man has been broken to such a degree that any attempts to repel there depredations are greety with scorn, contempt, and outright hostility by the majority of humans.
Actually that is pretty good.
>Foundation anime LOGH-styled never
At least we have a manga that will never be scanned or translated.
Holy shiit, for real??
Man that's fucking neat
Things that will never get translated or scanned is alway so depressing
There is a manga, a doujin, a VN somewhere that would be your favorite thing ever for you, something that make you happy everytime you think about it but who will never ever come to you
I also wonder what the Mule will look like
The dude's got a three-inch nose and is apparently really thin and gangly.
So basically Kaiji.
It's probably gonna released in france or italy in the distant future, just learn those languages and you're fine. Or japanese, if you prefer.
Alright well that's great I'm French
Can you explain why your women are so ugly?
So why isn't it being scanlated anyway? Lack of interest, is it really expensive, is the company known for making shitty manga, or what? You'd think there would be a bit of overlap between classic science fiction fans and otaku.
I don't know what you're smoking but most of our women are pretty fine and take care of themselves
Maybe you've seen a British women and thought they were French?
I am a britabong, and our women are gorgeous. You need to check your eyes mate.
It's hard to see if they are pretty when they are all wearing burkas m8
Well I guess you are right. I don't have a lot of Frnech woman to judge from. All I seem to see is Algerians.
But french women are fucking hot, they have celtic genes.
Could you buy this and scan it for us?
I'll give you a blowjob.
Britbong here, pretty sure Burkas are illegal in france or some shit
At least pic a valid reason, like all their women smoke and can't shave themselves
Love you France
I don't know how to scan very well so it will be from some very poor scanner one page at a time, would it be okay?
It's 3 volumes, though.
I'm not an expert but something is still better than nothing.
Well I'll see what can I do
I'll pick the first volume this week
Wow, thanks, dude. It's too often many of our interests are overlooked in this department. You're a true /a/non.
Even if your scans will be shit you'll still end up with a good broken manga.
When will you have your thread?
Are you interested in Kamimura too?
I don't know, let's just try next week?
Well, thank you.
Are you fucking kidding me? It has Cthultu!
Also, obligatory shout out:
> Open Deal
> You are Bankrupt
But thats more about Japan's monetary policy(and the US at some extent)
>mfw US will face [C]
Wasn't there something on the right?
I'm really not sure.