50 Anime References You May Have Missed
The first picture is Otose saying that it isn’t cats that should be neutered, it should be humans. Shinpachi replies with the statement seen in the picture, referencing the Human Instrumentality Project. In the other two pictures, there is a reference to the synchronization ratio of Eva pilots. There was a parody of Evangelion’s Episode 26 in episode 150. In volume 1, chapter 3, of the manga, a panel of “Best Selling Fan-zines” , you can see one of them being an Asuka doujin. In the Genshiken manga by Shimoku Kio, which started in December of 2002, one of the short Omake strips has Ohno Kanako, an avid cosplayer, dressed up as Asuka.
The one on the right features Asuka and Rei in bikinis on the cover and Asuka is holding a beach ball that looks like Leliel. Elf ban Kakyuusei is a 4 episode OVA that was released in November of 1997 and based on a dating sim. In episode 4, during a scene in a theatre, several characters from Evangelion are clearly depicted sitting in the theatre. In episode 9 of season 2, a scene of Rikka’s delusions includes various tributes and shout-outs to mecha shows, including Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, and Gundam. Jewelpet references quite a few pieces of media that are not originally from Japan. In episode 28 of Jewelpet Twinkle, the woman Miria loses a singing contest to is named Susanne Foil.
After the amazing performance, the tunes of the first opening of Haikyuu!! – SPYAIR’s Imagination – began to play throughout the Ariake Arena. For a moment, the intense volleyball match felt like an episode from Haikyuu!!
If that wasn’t enough, the title of the strip translates to Vorpal Bunny and the hand grenade in question is spelled, in English, HHG of Aunty Ock. This, asked of a character whose game was inspired by a classic Japanese folk tale. And then there is the Discworld reference in episode 15 with Himeko as A’Tuin. Episode 15, wherein the class is trapped on a bus teetering on the edge of a cliff, seems to be based on an episode of South Park.