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Organizized
September 11, 2010, 03:38 PM
This is a thread for those moments in manga/anime which salute some other series or other form of media. I mean, everyone loves to see a reference to something they like while reading through something else they like, right? In this thread, let's see some of the ones you've spotted! :)

I'll kick this off with a list of references I recognized in Beck chapter covers. Beware: it's kinda long.

Chapter #, what it references and side-by-side comparisons.
#4 - "Vs." album cover by Pearl Jam
http://i56.tinypic.com/34qmv7l.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/2euiy47.jpg

#5 - "Acoustic" album cover by John Lennon
http://i56.tinypic.com/9tg003.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2j0m3ut.jpg

#6 - "Help" DVD cover by The Beatles
http://i52.tinypic.com/2n83d09.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/6giiix.jpg

#10 - "Led Zeppelin IV" album cover by Led Zeppelin
http://i53.tinypic.com/143hzdv.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/6j0bid.jpg

#16 - "Nevermind" album cover by Nirvana
http://i52.tinypic.com/9bd6hc.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/4l4xsm.jpg

#19 - "PUMP" album cover by Aerosmith
http://i54.tinypic.com/2drdmr6.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/ed6og.jpg

#25 - "The Bends" album cover by Radiohead
http://i54.tinypic.com/2dw6fc2.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/2whmi34.gif

#28 - "Definitely Maybe" album cover by Oasis
http://i55.tinypic.com/5ezw8x.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/20jpn47.jpg

#30 - "Back in Black" album cover by AC/DC
http://i52.tinypic.com/14vlc7q.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/i6y4b8.jpg

#34 - "White Riot" single cover by The Clash
http://i56.tinypic.com/33dcvm1.jpghttp://i56.tinypic.com/fa926g.jpg

#35 - "License to Ill" album cover by Beastie Boys
http://i53.tinypic.com/2922z9y.jpghttp://i56.tinypic.com/2nuhik3.jpg

#36 - "Californication" album cover by Red Hot Chili Peppers
http://i55.tinypic.com/2d9tls8.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/fth6yf.jpg

#40 - "Axis: Bold As Love" album cover by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
http://i56.tinypic.com/33vgmdz.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/al3r04.jpg

#41 - "The Chronic" album cover by Dr. Dre
http://i53.tinypic.com/15ydhtt.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/2mq99ck.jpg

#44 - "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album cover by Bob Dylan
http://i55.tinypic.com/2urazco.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/21cgryq.jpg

#46 - "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" album cover by The Rolling Stones
http://i55.tinypic.com/2ytpn5t.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2r2rrye.jpg

#47 - "Goo" album cover by Sonic Youth
http://i52.tinypic.com/r0y1bt.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/2djxmk8.jpg

#48 - "...And Out Came the Wolves" album cover by Rancid
http://i53.tinypic.com/10yjeqd.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/2e16qlh.jpg

#49 - "Maggot Brain" album cover by Funkadelic
http://i56.tinypic.com/vd3h41.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/2emigr6.jpg

#51 - "Elephant" album cover by The White Stripes
http://i55.tinypic.com/2wqr4ap.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/308zmdy.jpg

#53 - "Smell the Glove" fictional album cover from the movie This is Spinal Tap
http://i53.tinypic.com/1zbw4zr.jpg http://i56.tinypic.com/6pb6gi.gif

#54 - "Ramones" album cover by The Ramones
http://i52.tinypic.com/2s1obnn.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/28rl0np.jpg

#57 - "Strange Days" album cover by The Doors
http://i56.tinypic.com/11gm0w3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2v128ee.jpg

#61 - "Horses" album cover by Patti Smith
http://i51.tinypic.com/2qxol1u.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/262pa2s.jpg

#64 - "Atom Heart Mother" album cover by Pink Floyd
http://i56.tinypic.com/30ikh7d.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/rwsxop.jpg

#65 - "Blonde on Blonde" album cover by Bob Dylan
http://i51.tinypic.com/2epqcmr.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/adf7dd.jpg

#67 - "Black and Blue" album cover by The Rolling Stones
http://i56.tinypic.com/ousl88.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/qxkit5.jpg

#69 - "Master of Puppets" album cover by Metallica
http://i54.tinypic.com/334nfyr.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/5xkadh.jpg

#70 - "Elton John" album cover by Elton John
http://i52.tinypic.com/k1rqyb.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/16hu9hj.jpg

#86 - "The Rolling Stones" album cover by The Rolling Stones
http://i54.tinypic.com/2w7271i.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/2ijjaed.jpg

#88 - "Raw Power" album cover by Iggy and the Stooges
http://i51.tinypic.com/zkmlnt.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/343oe9l.jpg

#91 - Koyuki dressed as Angus Young from AC/DC
http://i55.tinypic.com/r1y3gn.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/aw6b7k.jpg

I never want to see another captcha code ever again..

So yeah, please share any you can think of. Don't be thrown off by the list above; it doesn't have to be anything as big as that. Be it something as small as a character using a line made famous by another series, or a character appearing in the background of another manga/anime, please share it! :tem

destiny4ever
September 11, 2010, 07:18 PM
Awesome thread, Organizized! :thumbs I like it a lot!

And wow, it was so cool :cool: to see all those references in Beck, it almost makes me want to check out that series. It must be a great one.

Here’s my first contribution to this thread:

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi – Episode 8

Otsuu saying Mahoro’s ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoromatic) infamous “I think perverted thoughts are bad” line. “Ecchi nano wa Ikenai to Omoimasu!” ("I think that dirty thoughts are bad") which is Mahoro’s catchphrase. Also, Otsuu and Mahoro are voiced by the same seiyu, Kawasumi Ayako. In addition, there was a cameofest in this episode, girls from Toradora, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun and other J.C. Staff series appeared in this episode.

Asarii
September 11, 2010, 08:30 PM
Bakuman referenced quite a lot of current JUMP titles for obvious reasons. :p Shujin and Mashiro mentioned ONE PIECE, Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Gintama, and Star of the Giants... all in a single chapter! (Chapter 3) You can also find little Easter eggs of real life JUMP covers and posters throughout.

Sket Dance, like Gintama, also references its co-series! In one chapter (forgot which one it was), Shinzou cosplayed as Eiji from Bakuman.

A lot of the names of Katekyo Hitman Reborn characters derive from Italian vehicles: Lambo (from Lamborghini), Dino (from a Ferrari model), Moretti, Shamal etc. Gokudera and Yamamoto's first name derive from the two protagonists from Project ARMS: Shingu Hayato and Tomoe Takeshi.

Akiyama
September 11, 2010, 09:48 PM
Gantz - A character holds up the cover of WSJ from 2010 issue #3-4 http://read.mangashare.com/Gantz/chapter-313/page017.html

Beelzebub - Psyren and Sket Dance cosplay http://keishou.net/manga/Beelzebub/69/3

Bleach - Love Aikawa reading WSJ http://manga.animea.net/bleach-chapter-217-page-8.html

20th Century Boys - using the hand arrow ☜ talking about Shonen Sunday.

Organizized
September 12, 2010, 04:08 AM
Nice to see some contributions! Bakuman sure does reference a lot of Jump manga. The whole series is practically one big reference/salutation to Jump. :p

Rurouni Kenshin - Watsuki sneaked in a little tribute to his former assistant Eiichiro Oda by putting the Straw Hat pirate symbol in his manga. (http://img1.mangareader.net/manga/rurouni-kenshin/161-8.jpg)

One Piece - Oda references classic "beam attacks" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tD3prCuyJs) from series like Ultraman and Dragonball. :D

R4n
September 12, 2010, 12:17 PM
Chapter #, what it references and side-by-side comparisons.
#4 - "Vs." album cover by Pearl Jam
http://i56.tinypic.com/34qmv7l.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/2euiy47.jpg

#5 - "Acoustic" album cover by John Lennon
http://i56.tinypic.com/9tg003.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2j0m3ut.jpg

#6 - "Help" DVD cover by The Beatles
http://i52.tinypic.com/2n83d09.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/6giiix.jpg

#10 - "Led Zeppelin IV" album cover by Led Zeppelin
http://i53.tinypic.com/143hzdv.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/6j0bid.jpg

#16 - "Nevermind" album cover by Nirvana
http://i52.tinypic.com/9bd6hc.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/4l4xsm.jpg

#19 - "PUMP" album cover by Aerosmith
http://i54.tinypic.com/2drdmr6.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/ed6og.jpg

#25 - "The Bends" album cover by Radiohead
http://i54.tinypic.com/2dw6fc2.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/2whmi34.gif

#28 - "Definitely Maybe" album cover by Oasis
http://i55.tinypic.com/5ezw8x.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/20jpn47.jpg

#30 - "Back in Black" album cover by AC/DC
http://i52.tinypic.com/14vlc7q.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/i6y4b8.jpg

#34 - "White Riot" single cover by The Clash
http://i56.tinypic.com/33dcvm1.jpghttp://i56.tinypic.com/fa926g.jpg

#35 - "License to Ill" album cover by Beastie Boys
http://i53.tinypic.com/2922z9y.jpghttp://i56.tinypic.com/2nuhik3.jpg

#36 - "Californication" album cover by Red Hot Chili Peppers
http://i55.tinypic.com/2d9tls8.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/fth6yf.jpg

#40 - "Axis: Bold As Love" album cover by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
http://i56.tinypic.com/33vgmdz.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/al3r04.jpg

#41 - "The Chronic" album cover by Dr. Dre
http://i53.tinypic.com/15ydhtt.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/2mq99ck.jpg

#44 - "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album cover by Bob Dylan
http://i55.tinypic.com/2urazco.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/21cgryq.jpg

#46 - "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" album cover by The Rolling Stones
http://i55.tinypic.com/2ytpn5t.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2r2rrye.jpg

#47 - "Goo" album cover by Sonic Youth
http://i52.tinypic.com/r0y1bt.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/2djxmk8.jpg

#48 - "...And Out Came the Wolves" album cover by Rancid
http://i53.tinypic.com/10yjeqd.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/2e16qlh.jpg

#49 - "Maggot Brain" album cover by Funkadelic
http://i56.tinypic.com/vd3h41.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/2emigr6.jpg

#51 - "Elephant" album cover by The White Stripes
http://i55.tinypic.com/2wqr4ap.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/308zmdy.jpg

#53 - "Smell the Glove" fictional album cover from the movie This is Spinal Tap
http://i53.tinypic.com/1zbw4zr.jpg http://i56.tinypic.com/6pb6gi.gif

#54 - "Ramones" album cover by The Ramones
http://i52.tinypic.com/2s1obnn.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/28rl0np.jpg

#57 - "Strange Days" album cover by The Doors
http://i56.tinypic.com/11gm0w3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2v128ee.jpg

#61 - "Horses" album cover by Patti Smith
http://i51.tinypic.com/2qxol1u.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/262pa2s.jpg

#64 - "Atom Heart Mother" album cover by Pink Floyd
http://i56.tinypic.com/30ikh7d.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/rwsxop.jpg

#65 - "Blonde on Blonde" album cover by Bob Dylan
http://i51.tinypic.com/2epqcmr.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/adf7dd.jpg

#67 - "Black and Blue" album cover by The Rolling Stones
http://i56.tinypic.com/ousl88.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/qxkit5.jpg

#69 - "Master of Puppets" album cover by Metallica
http://i54.tinypic.com/334nfyr.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/5xkadh.jpg

#70 - "Elton John" album cover by Elton John
http://i52.tinypic.com/k1rqyb.jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/16hu9hj.jpg

#86 - "The Rolling Stones" album cover by The Rolling Stones
http://i54.tinypic.com/2w7271i.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/2ijjaed.jpg

#88 - "Raw Power" album cover by Iggy and the Stooges
http://i51.tinypic.com/zkmlnt.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/343oe9l.jpg

#91 - Koyuki dressed as Angus Young from AC/DC
http://i55.tinypic.com/r1y3gn.jpghttp://i51.tinypic.com/aw6b7k.jpg

I never want to see another captcha code ever again..



Those comparison make me think about the thin line between 'tribute'/'parody' and 'plagiarism' ^__^;
I don't read BECK, but i watched the anime and i like it. Does Harold Sakuishi credit the originals?

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- There is a hilarious deathnote reference in Saint Young men.
- There are Psyren and Sket Dance cosplayers in one or two panels in Beelzebub manga.

<.Haruka.>
September 13, 2010, 10:08 AM
In Pandora Hearts, Chains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_Hearts#Chains) uses name of characters from Alice in Wonderland. Examples are the Rabbit, Raven, MadHatter, Eques (Unicorn), March Hare, Jabberwock, Bandersnatch, Dormouse, Cheshire, The Queen of Hearts, etc..

In Until Death Do Us Part, the members of the Wall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Until_Death_Do_Us_Part#The_Wall) uses code names of International(NATO) Phonetic Alphabet like Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, India, Juliet, Kilo, Sierra etc..

In xxxHolic anime episode 7, Yuko compared Watanuki to Nobita when Amewarashi was bullying Watanuki. Even Himawari-chan compared him to Nobita too. :tem
Nobita is the main male protagonist in Doraemon series.
In contrast (or maybe just coincidence :amuse), Doumeki's real name is Shizuka.
Shizuka is the female heroine in Doraemon.

R4n
September 13, 2010, 10:12 AM
In xxxHolic anime episode 7, Yuko compared Watanuki to Nobita when Amewarashi was bullying Watanuki. Even Himawari-chan compared him to Nobita too. :tem
Nobita is the main male protagonist in Doraemon series.
In contrast (or maybe just coincidence :amuse), Doumeki's real name is Shizuka.
Shizuka is the female heroine in Doraemon.

... I am not a DoumekixWatanuki shipper, but i find it very amusing. :D:D

- Meitantei's Conan current arc has all of the non-recurring characters named after Roman and Greek gods : Hestia, Minerva, Juno, Ares, Hades, Diana.
- Meitantei Conan contains plenty of references to Sherlock Holmes and other mystery novels as well.

Asarii
September 13, 2010, 08:52 PM
^ That's really interesting! I only follow Meitantei Conan through the anime so I can't wait until that arc is animated. :)

On the topic of Conan, the Black Organization members' code names are alocholic drinks. The professor, Hiroshi Agasa, is a homage to Agatha Christie.


Rurouni Kenshin - Watsuki sneaked in a little tribute to his former assistant Eiichiro Oda by putting the Straw Hat pirate symbol in his manga. (http://img1.mangareader.net/manga/rurouni-kenshin/161-8.jpg)
That's really sweet of Watsuki-sensei! Now I feel embarrassed that I didn't catch on to that reference. XD

arsene.lupin
September 13, 2010, 11:25 PM
Gantz - Kurono is watching Hard Gay (Masaki Sumitani) show.


http://www.mangareader.net/97-1395-16/gantz/chapter-233.html



Kimi No Iru Machi - Mishima is reading A-bout (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=49671) (series on Shonen Magazine)


http://www.mangareader.net/225-56921-5/kimi-no-iru-machi/chapter-102.html



Good Ending - poster Scarface (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086250/) in Utsumi's room. but it's written Barack Obama lol.


http://www.mangareader.net/738-53780-4/ge-good-ending/chapter-38.html

Akiyama
September 13, 2010, 11:46 PM
Speaking of Barack Obama, he appears in Air Gear. Well not exactly, they change his name to John Omaha (http://protaku.com/pics/barack_obama.jpg) and he is a presidential candidate.

Organizized
September 14, 2010, 11:56 AM
In Durarara!!, the director throws in a few nods towards one of his other anime Baccano!. Examples being characters from Baccano! showing up (technically a cameo, but worth mentioning), computer passwords being "BACCANO", etc. :tem

Oh, and there's a somewhat spoken-of cameo in Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid of L, Light and Misa from Death Note. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3I7DJbTQTs)

destiny4ever
September 16, 2010, 06:51 PM
Pizza Hut. "This restaurant has been advertised in anime such as Code Geass, Maria-sama ga Miteru, Darker Than Black and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, though in the translated versions of Code Geass the logo was removed, leaving only the red roof logo."

I personally think it is a good business strategy; the guys at Pizza Hut were smart enough to know how popular anime is so they decided to take advantage of it and advertised their product in some anime series. While I have seen references to other restaurants in other series (they change the name but one can easily recognize what restaurant they are referring to), I don’t know if other restaurants have decided to also advertise their businesses in anime as Pizza Hut did.

Akiyama
September 17, 2010, 12:04 PM
Started watching/reading K-On! and there's a Detroit Metal City character cameo in ch.1 http://www.mangareader.net/325-22544-4/k-on/chapter-1.html

Ane Comi has another DMC reference http://www.mangareader.net/897-39003-16/ane-comi/chapter-2.html

Organizized
October 17, 2010, 10:38 AM
Another one in Durarara!!. Episode 22, a van drives in front of the camera with a decal looking like this.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2jxift.png

Image is of Nogizaka Haruka from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu. To be more specific, it's off of the cover for the Playstation 2 game Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Cosplay Hajimemashita.

http://i52.tinypic.com/35lrcis.jpg

predsfan
October 17, 2010, 11:51 PM
I don't really know much about Inoue, but I'm pretty sure he was a big Jordan fan.

The jerseys Shohoku wears are pretty much the Bulls' jersey at the time Slam Dunk was out:
Slam Dunk: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51672YY24HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Bulls circa 1991: http://www.mjauthentic.com/90-91roadgamejersey.jpg

And of course Air Jordan:
Slam Dunk: http://static.bleachexile.com/manga/slam-dunk/Slam%20Dunk%20vol%2025/SDv25ch220-p094-095.jpg
Jordan: http://www.health-fitness.com.au/images/michael-jordan-slam-dunk-free-throw-line1.jpg

I guess these are little obvious though.

Kaiten
October 18, 2010, 01:07 AM
He has been accused of tracing over NBA photo's for some of his game scenes.

M3J
October 18, 2010, 01:27 AM
In a chapter where Naruto and Jiraiya go to a village to get information about Tsunade's whereabouts, and before the Rock chuunin gets pissed off at Naruto, we see a mask of Chaozu from Dragon Ball hanging with rows of masks.

Luffy's love for fighting reminds me of Yusuke and Goku. PLus, his refusal to give up for his friends also remind me of both of them especially Yusuke. Naruto's refusal to give up no matter what also reminds me of Goku and Yusuke to the point that I always look forward to seeing those four save the day cuz I know they can. Plus, their stupidity (at least kid Goku's) know no bounds, yet they're great in battles.

Kakashi's badassedness reminds me of Kurama. Smart, deadly, funny, enjoyable to be around, and scary as fuck when angry.

I dunno who came first, Hiei or Vegeta... but both remind me of one another. Both started out evil but became good, though Vegeta's closer to the main characters than Hiei.

Naruto so reminds me of Luke Skywalker... starts out idealistic but slowly learns the reality of the world, and it changes him profoundly. Yet despite that, some idealism is never lost. Both were even in same situation; Luke was close to killing his father and Naruto close to killing Nagato, but both refused to do so. Both are part of the destiny that will bring peace (though they haven't, if you read extended universe of Star Wars).

Sasuke reminds me of Michael Corleone, just without the epicness of Michael/Al Pacino. Both at the beginning (not the manga/movie anyway) were good people. The circumstances forced them to be cruel/evil. Sasuke realizing the real story behind the Massacre caused him to be evil, which changed from just revenge on Itachi. Having to take lead of Corleone family made Michael ruthless since he had to ensure the survival of his family.

Team Medical Dragon: Asada reminds me of House, minus any kind of selfishness House has. Both are willing to do anyhting to save the patients, and both defy authority to do so, for the patients. However, House's another purpose is to solve problems and to satisfy his curiosity, as well as his ego, I guess. Asada just does it to save lives.


Those are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. They may not be as accurate, or I may not really agree with what I said, but hell if I care. :>

Roflkopt3r
October 27, 2010, 10:19 AM
Puck of Berserk is a walking reference as he changes his style all the time to referr to other stories. I myself didn't recognize most of them, but here's a nice detailled list (language is italian, but it provides enough images to understand it without knowledge in italian).
http://web.tiscali.it/aviciani/berserk/puck/puck.htm

I guess everyone recognizes this one though :D
http://web.tiscali.it/aviciani/berserk/puck/parodie/pak_yoda_cap239.jpg

<.Haruka.>
November 02, 2010, 07:01 PM
:) Arakawa under the bridge...

on episode 9 of the anime, when Stella grows big and loof extremely masculine, I think it was referenced to the Fist of the North Star (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fist_of_the_North_Star) (this was mentioned by destiny4ever also before (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59625&page=5)).

on manga, Stella was also named after a model for helicopter (Sister was choosing between Cobra, Hind & Stella) (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/arakawa_under_the_bridge/v02/c045/4.html).

When Ric was teaching the metal brothers how to swim he mentioned something about 'asking a cat-shaped robot' (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/arakawa_under_the_bridge/v03/c050/4.html) to answer the brothers inquiry. Ric was referring to Doraemon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon).

destiny4ever
November 30, 2010, 03:59 PM
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Episode 6

Sanada makes a reference to Star Wars when explaining why he looks so worn out. “Feels like I just suppressed my dark side to become a Jedi.”

Hotori makes a reference to Scanners (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanners ) after Sanada tells her that he doesn’t have a scanner. “Scanners? I thought you were training to become a Jedi."
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Welcome to the NHK

The brand name of the cigarettes Satou smokes is Warlboro, a reference to the brand name Marlboro.

Crude
November 30, 2010, 08:16 PM
Kuragehime's opening is chock full of references to famous movies. In order of appearance:

- Star Wars
- Singin' in the Rain
- Mary Poppins
- Emperor of the North Pole
- God of Gamblers
- 007 James Bond
- Game of Death
- The Graduate
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Plus in one of the most recent episodes, Nicole Ritchie, Paris Hilton and Sean Connery are mentioned.

saladesu
December 01, 2010, 07:53 AM
In Durarara!! (in addition to what has already been posted), a character has Jigoku Shoujo's catch phrase "Ippen, Shindemiru?" (would you like to try dying once?) as her message tone, and many other manga/novels make appearances as they are being read by some characters, such as Yotsuba&!.

The animation studio BONES seems to have been making a shoutout to 2 other series it animated in Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto. In one episodes, one of the character's fantasies is accompanied with the distinctive roses and golden caption box at the bottom (see this pic (http://randomc.net/image/STAR%20DRIVER/STAR%20DRIVER%20Kagayaki%20no%20Takuto%20-%2004%20-%20Large%2004.jpg), I can't explain it properly) of Ouran High School Host Club. In another episode, I may be just reading too much into it, but a character had a pocket watch much like that used by Ed in Fullmetal Alchemist :)

Roflkopt3r
March 03, 2011, 11:38 AM
No idea if this has been posted already, but I thought it was funny:
20th Century Boys Chapter 70 (http://i21.mangareader.net/20th-century-boys/70/20th-century-boys-1562301.jpg)

A pupil named "Inoue" wants to make his japanese history report about Miyamoto Musashi. This is probably a reference to Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond, which is about Miyamoto Musashi.
The teacher replies "But make sure to capture the social background and not just the sword fights!" - could this be a slight taunt against Inoue? :D

Now I wonder if the following pages of the same scene also refer to mangaka and their works? The pupils and their topics are:
-Inoue and Miyamoto Musashi (Takehiko Inoue - Vagabond)
-Egawa and the Russian-Japanese War
-Okano and Abeno Seimei

20th century boys generally contains a lot of references to (especially old!) manga. The ever-present "friend" logo is a reference to a symbol in a Shonen magazine, but that's even going a little into the plot...

R4n
March 03, 2011, 12:20 PM
^ Still about 20th Century boys, i got a feeling that the duo mangakas in the manga refer to Hiroshi Fujimoto and Moto Abiko. They wore the same beret hat as the caricature of those duo mangaka. Of course, i have no proof for this, it is just a hunch.

Urasawa Naoki-sensei loves to put a lot of historical references in his manga. In his newest manga, Billy Bat, the references are so rich and interesting that i could have written a book from it. Check it out~ :D

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In Harlem Beat, there is a character named Kobayashi Sumitsugu who joins a Kendo club in middle school and joins the basketball club in high school. Then he becomes the captain of the basketball club. Inoue Takehiko himself joined Kendo club in middle school and became the captain of basketball club in high school. Of course, calling Kobayashi a reference to Inoue seems so far-fetched because both of them have vastly different characteristic... but i find the similarity interesting :D

Roflkopt3r
March 03, 2011, 12:23 PM
^ Still about 20th Century boys, i got a feeling that the duo mangakas in the manga refer to Hiroshi Fujimoto and Moto Abiko. They wore the same beret hat as the caricature of those duo mangaka. Of course, i have no proof for this, it is just a hunch.



A translator even explained the reference, hope I can find it... somewhere where they explain their name as a duo, there is a footnote by the translator.
Edit: here it is: http://i6.mangareader.net/20th-century-boys/50/20th-century-boys-1562198.jpg

Their name in the manga: Ujiki+Kaneko = Ujiko Ujio
Reference to: Authors of Doraemon, writing under the synonyme Fujiko Fujio

Could this be a reference to SAW btw? http://i23.mangareader.net/20th-century-boys/78/20th-century-boys-1562383.jpg
I'm not sure though if this might perhaps be even older than SAW?

R4n
March 03, 2011, 12:29 PM
^ Oh really? haha, i am so glad my hunch turns out to be right xD
I read the hardcopy, so i never see the translator's note :D
EDIT: oh yeah, the name is so damn obviously a pun, how could i missed it xDD

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I am not sure if anybody ever mentioned this, but Akira-sensei modeled one character in Dr. Slump from his editor. He himself shows up in the manga quite frequently. :D

In Meitantei Conan, there are a lot of references about mystery novels and famous detectives. There is 'Cafe Poirot' and 'Restaurant Colombo'. He even spoiler the ending of the 'ABC Murder' by Agatha Christie in one of the case...

Genshiken is a manga about otaku culture, of course there are manga/anime/games references galore. In fact, Ogiue is so obviously looking for Full Metal Alchemist yaoi doujinshis (Roy x Ed, to be precise) in Comiket...

Crude
March 03, 2011, 05:01 PM
Could this be a reference to SAW btw? http://i23.mangareader.net/20th-century-boys/78/20th-century-boys-1562383.jpg
I'm not sure though if this might perhaps be even older than SAW?

I've never read 20th Century Boys, but isn't the character on the screen a reference to Ninja Hattori, which is by the creators of Doraemon? I mean he looks a lot like him.

Roflkopt3r
March 07, 2011, 08:47 AM
I've never read 20th Century Boys, but isn't the character on the screen a reference to Ninja Hattori, which is by the creators of Doraemon? I mean he looks a lot like him.
Oh absolutely! That guy is definitly wearing a Ninja Hattori mask.
http://insendai.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/ninja-hattori-kun.jpg

It's one of countless references and direct mentionings of old manga. After all a good part of the story takes place between 1967 and 1970, so there are many manga of that time mentioned. And Ninja Hattori ran in 1964 – 1971 according to Wikipedia.
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Here is another one from 20th Century Boys. The way it's phrased makes it obvious that it is a reference, but I wouldnt have understood it without the editor's sidenote, according to which this is a reference two both Ashita no Joe and Kyojin no Hoshi.
Dialogue:
"What's your name?"
"I... I am patrol officer Hoshi!"
"Hoshi-Kun... guess that makes me Yabuki Joe."

Explanation added by the editor: http://www.mangareader.net/111-3831-18/20th-century-boys/chapter-192.html

saladesu
March 07, 2011, 10:46 AM
Many names in Fullmetal Alchemist are references to military vehicles or weapons; for example, Roy Mustang gets his name from the P-51 Mustang, Riza Hawkeye from Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (incidentally, her grandfather's name is Grumman), Alex Louis and Mira Olivier Armstrong from the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Maes Hughes from the Hughes H-4 Hercules, King Bradley from the M2 Bradley tank and so on.

Guess this is also a shout-out by Ohba-sensei for his/her other series, when s/he put Bakuman's Azuki Miho's birthday as 5th November (the day a certain character in Death Note dies). Also, when Saikou returns to the classroom to retrieve his notebook, Shuujin says to him "it's not like it's a death note, is it?" (or something to that effect).

destiny4ever
April 17, 2011, 07:17 PM
Lol, John titor is actually a person irl.
I never would have thought of that and never knew that.

As Zeltrax says it, John Titor ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor) is mentioned in Steins;Gate. ( http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2379725#post2379725)
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Pepsi and other real life advertising are used in Tiger and Bunny. (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2376430#post2376430)

Thanks to Jeffry2009 for the pic!

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5141/tumblrljm0lcwwi91qff4dc.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/tumblrljm0lcwwi91qff4dc.jpg/)

Bromamura
April 18, 2011, 08:06 AM
Bleach
Maybe it's just the translation but iirc in one of the more recent chapters one of the characters mentioned playing Tekken.

One Piece
Alot of references in the name of characters.

Marshall D Teach modeled on Edward Teach, both known as Blackbeard
Kuma modeled on Bartholomew Roberts
Rayleigh's name referring to Sir Walter Raleigh
Trafalgar Law's name a reference to the Battle of Trafalgar
Doflamingo's name a reference to Don Quixote, then of course there is the contrasting perception of chasing dreams by both characters.
Kizaru's Design was modeled on the actor Kunie Tanaka.

I'm sure there's plenty more.

Edit: I didn't pick up on it the first time but upon later reading I found out that the 2nd Epsiode of GITS SAC 2nd GIG appears to be a reference to Taxi Driver.

Organizized
April 18, 2011, 08:40 AM
One Piece
Alot of references in the name of characters.

Marshall D Teach modeled on Edward Teach, both known as Blackbeard
Kuma modeled on Bartholomew Roberts
Rayleigh's name referring to Sir Walter Raleigh
Trafalgar Law's name a reference to the Battle of Trafalgar
Doflamingo's name a reference to Don Quixote, then of course there is the contrasting perception of chasing dreams by both characters.
Kizaru's Design was modeled on the actor Kunie Tanaka.

I'm sure there's plenty more.

Ah, can't believe I (and anyone else) hasn't mentioned those yet.. I'll add some to that list.


First of all, I'm not so sure about Trafalgar Law's name being a reference to the Battle of Trafalgar as much as the real-life Edward Low (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Low) (which Eichiiro Oda himself said he was based on).
Both Marshall D. Teach's (Blackbeard) and also Edward Newgate's (Whitebeard) names are based on the real-life pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard like you mentioned.
Roronoa Zoro's name is based on real-life pirate François l'Olonnais (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/François_l%27Olonnais)
Eustass Kidd modeled after real-life pirate William Kidd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kidd).
Capone Bege is named after gangster Al Capone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone), as his crew is all mafia-themed and stuff.
X. Drake is based on Francis Drake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake) who was a Vice Admiral and renowned hero of the English, but considered a pirate to the Spaniards for the many raids he launched on their ships. Not exactly the same as X. Drake who ditched the Marines to become a pirate, but his name and the fact that he was Rear Admiral and now a pirate is enough.
Not only Kizaru's appearance was based off a Japanese actor, the other admirals' are as well: Akainu is modeled after Bunta Sugawara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunta_Sugawara) and Aokiji is modeled after Yusaku Matsuda. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda)


Yeah, there are probably too many references to count in One Piece... so I'll just leave it at that... :p

saladesu
April 18, 2011, 10:29 AM
Rurouni Kenshin
Ohkubo Toshimichi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ckubo_Toshimichi) was, in real life, one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration. There is a character by the same name and of course who looks like the real Ohkubo in the manga, and the interesting thing is the similarities (or not?) in the way they were assassinated.
Real life Ohkubo was allegedly assassinated by six discontented clansmen on his way to Tokyo. It's interesting that in the manga, Watsuki depicts that his death was actually caused by Seta Soujirou, but that the clansmen took responsibility for his assassination, thus Soujirou and the Shishio faction got away scott-free.

Just thought it was pretty interesting how Watsuki manipulated historical facts a little to suit his purposes :amuse

There is also Saitou Hajime (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sait%C5%8D_Hajime) who was based off his real-life counterpart with the same name. They did not really look similar, but they were both captains within the Shinsengumi. Both the real-life Saitou and manga Saitou go by the alias Fujita Gorou and served as policemen after the restoration.

Bromamura
April 19, 2011, 02:27 AM
Ah, can't believe I (and anyone else) hasn't mentioned those yet.. I'll add some to that list.


First of all, I'm not so sure about Trafalgar Law's name being a reference to the Battle of Trafalgar as much as the real-life Edward Low (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Low) (which Eichiiro Oda himself said he was based on).
Both Marshall D. Teach's (Blackbeard) and also Edward Newgate's (Whitebeard) names are based on the real-life pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard like you mentioned.
Roronoa Zoro's name is based on real-life pirate François l'Olonnais (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/François_l%27Olonnais)
Eustass Kidd modeled after real-life pirate William Kidd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kidd).
Capone Bege is named after gangster Al Capone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone), as his crew is all mafia-themed and stuff.
X. Drake is based on Francis Drake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake) who was a Vice Admiral and renowned hero of the English, but considered a pirate to the Spaniards for the many raids he launched on their ships. Not exactly the same as X. Drake who ditched the Marines to become a pirate, but his name and the fact that he was Rear Admiral and now a pirate is enough.
Not only Kizaru's appearance was based off a Japanese actor, the other admirals' are as well: Akainu is modeled after Bunta Sugawara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunta_Sugawara) and Aokiji is modeled after Yusaku Matsuda. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda)


Yeah, there are probably too many references to count in One Piece... so I'll just leave it at that... :p
Wow that is indeed very interesting, I had no idea both Aokiji and Akainu were based on actors as well.

As its probably well know in Bleach Kubo likes to reference famous architects in the names of his Espadas:

Barragan is named after Luis Barragan the mexican architect.
GJ's name takes inspiration from Nicholas Grimmshaw.
Nnoitra's name based on that of Richard Neutra and Paul Gilger.


Also to add one to Rurouni Kenshin there's Okita Soji, another captain of the Shisengumi who appears in the OVA and briefly in the manga. He was even shown to cough blood as a reference to the real life Okita who perished from tuberculosis.

destiny4ever
April 19, 2011, 08:06 PM
Kuragehime's opening is chock full of references to famous movies. In order of appearance:

- Star Wars
- Singin' in the Rain
- Mary Poppins
- Emperor of the North Pole
- God of Gamblers
- 007 James Bond
- Game of Death
- The Graduate
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Plus in one of the most recent episodes, Nicole Ritchie, Paris Hilton and Sean Connery are mentioned.
Regarding Kuragehime, I don’t know if this pic (http://data.whicdn.com/images/5420870/tumblr_ld6tcjVYWa1qfuqbpo1_500_thumb.jpg?1291954378) really happened in the anime, but if it did, that pic is a reference to one (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4ErDvkIKOfA/TO19kYoplcI/AAAAAAAAADU/p7JyBghFx7E/s1600/howl-and-sophie-fly352.jpg) of the scenes of the movie “Howl's Moving Castle”.

Akiyama
April 30, 2011, 11:56 AM
Starbucks in manga / TWGOK, Bleach, and Soul Eater
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/3770/starbleh.th.jpg (http://img813.imageshack.us/i/starbleh.jpg/)
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8499/starsoul.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/starsoul.jpg/)
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3528/startwgok.th.png (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/startwgok.png/)

k-dom
May 15, 2011, 03:36 AM
I'm currently reading manhwa Ares and in chapter 60 we got this picture
http://somemanga.com/images/231900.jpg

I doubt I'm wrong when I say there is some painting reference here
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Napoleonalps.jpg/492px-Napoleonalps.jpg

Asarii
May 17, 2011, 05:19 PM
20th Century Boys - using the hand arrow ☜ talking about Shonen Sunday.
20CB also made a lot of references to classic rock music and their respective artists. I think Janis Joplin was mentioned as well as the Woodstock festival. :)

destiny4ever
February 18, 2012, 05:16 PM
Harry Potter was mentioned at the beginning of episode 6 of Daily Lives of High School Boys. (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php/74455-Daily-Lives-of-High-School-Boys)

raDar
February 22, 2012, 11:01 PM
I guess there's not much fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure here in MH (seeing that none mentioned it), but well, the author, Hirohiko Araki, made referencing to Western music (mainly Rock), art etc. to his manga a hobby. Like how he got the name Jojo from The Beatles' "Get Back" and name the main antagonist of the early parts Dio from Ronnie James Dio of Dio. This is a 25 year-old manga and still ongoing together with its references. I actually got exposed to more music because of reading this. The JJBA wikia did a great job on compiling all of the references from the start up to the latest chapters:
http://jjba.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_cultural_references_in_JoJo%27s_Bizarre_Adventure

Organizized
February 23, 2012, 07:52 AM
I never read Jojo's Bizarre Adventure because it's sooooooooooooooooooooooo loooooooooooooooooooooooong, but reading about all those references to bands and musicians I worship, I feel like reading it now..

I mean, anyone who references a crapload of great bands and musicians couldn't possibly write a bad manga, right? Amirite?

I guess they could, but I'll still read this damn manga!!!! Some day...

MisaoFan
February 23, 2012, 09:28 AM
Here's mine :

In the episode 3 of the season of Qwaser of Stigmata, when Sasha is reading a book, the reference is here : he's reading a Japanese novel called No Longer Human, who was recently adapted into 4-episode TV anime as a part of Aoi Bungaku series compilation of six titles all based on Japanese novels.
In episode 16 of the same season, Lizzie is disguised as Saber in Fate/Stay Night while Sasha is disguised as a main heroine of Linebarrels of Iron (in the manga, he's disguised as a character of Mai-Hime).

In some episodes of Mayo Chiki!, there's a reference around a character named Mirai Suenaga (created by Danny Choo). In episode 13, posters of some TBS anime (Kampfer, Infinite Stratos, Yumekui Merry, Aria the Scarlet Ammo) are also shown.

In episode 6 of the second season of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, there's a crossdresser version of the Golgo 13 titular character, not to mention with a Tsugiko disguised as Madoka Magica character (to be more precise, she is disguised as a sexy/altered version of Madoka Kaname's magical girl costume).