Aesthetics Wiki
Advertisement


Europunk (also known as Ruritaniancore or Euro-fiction) is an aesthetic based on non-existent, fictitious or uchronic European countries, as well as a distorted European vision that takes on different directions (alternative history).

Philosophy[]

The theme of this movement arised in the golden age of romanticism and adventure, specifically in the 1890s, where the first novel that would lay the foundations for this genre was written: The Prisoner of Zenda, l by Anthony Hope, a drama novel. The protagonist of this novel travels to a non-existent country in Europe called Ruritania, which is based on different aspects of European Union countries. As time passes, different artists and writers took on this premise to create their own countries akin to Ruritania, created based on a romantization of different European places, with many of these works coming from the 19th century.

Variations[]

Gaslamp fantasy could be a distant cousin of this aesthetic, the variants closest to this page could be certain categories that are oriented or approach the fantasy written in classic fables or children's stories, as well as novels of the time, the alternative directions that Europe could have taken in another world or in other time, as well as steampunk, the fantasy adventure genre, among others.

Inspirations[]

Literature[]

  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) by Anthony Hope
  • As You Like It (1599) by William Shakespeare
  • Lady of Quality (1972) by Georgette Heyer
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events Series (1999) by Lemony Snicket
  • Monnfleet (1898) by John Meade Falkner
  • Das Parfum (1985) by Patrick Süskind
  • Oliver Twist (1837) by Charles Dickens
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) by Emma Orczy
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1881) by Mark Twain
  • Guide of Tormes (1554)
  • Don Quixote of La Mancha (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens

Film[]

  • Harry Potter (2001)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • Solomon Kane (2009)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)

Television[]

  • Attack on Titan (2012)
  • Ranking of Kings (2017)
  • Gosick (2003)
  • Dantalian no Shoka (2008)
  • Tegami Bachi (2006)
  • Ōkami to Kōshinryō (2006)
  • Pandora Hearts (2006)
  • Haibane Renmei (2002)
  • Mushishi (2005)
  • Tatakau Shisho (2005)
  • Lord El-Melloi II-sei no Jikenbo (2014)
  • Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- (2000)
  • Heart no Kuni no Alice (2007)
  • Allison & Lillia (2008)
  • Aria (2001)
  • Claymore (2001)
  • D.Gray-man (2005)
  • Deltora Quest (2005)
  • Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk (2008)
  • Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma (2005)
  • Flanders no Inu (1975)
  • Full Metal Alchemist (2001)
  • Gankutsuou (2005)
  • Hakushaku to Yousei (2008)
  • Howl no Ugoku Shiro (2004)
  • Berserk (1997)
  • Kuroshitsuji (2008)
  • Last Exile (2003)
  • Le Chevalier D'Eon (2006)
  • Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist (2013
  • Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (2013)
  • Neo Angelique Abyss: Second Age (2008)
  • Romeo x Juliet (2007)
  • Scrapped Princess (2003)
  • Seikai no Monshou (1999)
  • Seiken no Blacksmith (2009)
  • Senjou no Valkyria (2009)
  • Shingeki no Kyojin (2013)
  • Simoun (2006)
  • Slayers (1995)
  • Sora no Woto (2010)
  • Soul Eater (2008)
  • Tales of the Abyss (2008)
  • Tears to Tiara (2009)
  • Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta (2014)
  • Trinity Blood (2005)
  • Versailles no Bara (1979)
  • Violet Evergarden (2015)
  • Wild Arms: Twilight Venom (1999)
  • xxxHOLiC (2006)
  • Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (2006)

Fictional Locations[]

Music[]

Video Games[]

  • Resident Evil 4 (2005)
  • Trapt/Kagero 2: Dark Illusion (2005)
  • Shadow of Memories (2001)
  • Demon Souls (2009)
  • Bloodborne (2015)
  • Van Helsing (2004)
  • Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
  • Haunting Ground/Demento (2005)
  • Rule of Rose (2006)
  • Clock Tower 3 (2002)
  • Polka RPG (2017)
  • Valkyria Chronicles (2008)

Gallery[]

Advertisement