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Europunk (also known as Ruritaniancore or Euro-fiction) is an aesthetic based on non-existent, fictitious or uchronic european countries, as well as an distorted european vision that took different directions and that resemble but are not the same as we know in reality.

Thematic

The theme of this movement arises 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, by Anthony Hope, a piece of the genre swashbuckling, part of the 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 take this base to create their own Ruritania, created based on a romantic or attractive look or vision about the different European places. Probably, most of the 19th century covers the theme of this aesthetic is gathered here in different examples.

Variations

As well as Gaslamp genre 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

Cinematography

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


Series / Tv Shows

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Fashion

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Artists

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Music

Anime / Manga

  • 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)

Videogames

  • 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)

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