History HilariousInHindsight / Anime

8th Jan '17 3:36:19 AM SeaRover
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** Speaking of Creator/AyaHirano, there's [[Manga/LuckyStar Konata]] singing "[[Anime/DragonBallZ Cha-la Head-Cha-la]]" in an ending credits. Cue Hirano landing a role on ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' as Dende and Bulma in the Japanese dub of ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.



** Ten years after voicing [[Franchise/HaruhiSuzumiya an occasional bunny girl]], Creator/AyaHirano is now voicing a ''regular'' [[PlayboyBunny bunny girl]]. More details on this direct-to-video event [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-05-17/fairy-tail-unaired-fairy-penalty-game-anime-previewed-in-video/.102185 here]].
** Remember the whole [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya "We're stuck in an endless recursion of time"]] thing? Said by Itsuki Koizumi, voiced by Creator/DaisukeOno? Cue Ono later voicing Battler in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', also stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop, albeit this one not noticeable to...[[MindScrew part of]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext himself]].
** For more hilarity, guess which character is voiced by Creator/TomokazuSugita (the voice of Kyon)? Ronove the butler, who is also caught (sorta) into said GroundhogDayLoop. Not only everyone is Itsuki for Kyon, but now everyone is Ronove for Battler.



* Remember the whole [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya "We're stuck in an endless recursion of time"]] thing? Said by Itsuki Koizumi, voiced by Creator/DaisukeOno? Cue Ono later voicing Battler in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', also stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop, albeit this one not noticeable to...[[MindScrew part of]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext himself]].
** For more hilarity, guess which character is voiced by Creator/TomokazuSugita (the voice of Kyon)? Ronove the butler, who is also caught (sorta) into said GroundhogDayLoop. Not only everyone is Itsuki for Kyon, but now everyone is Ronove for Battler.
** Also connecting ''When They Cry'' and ''Haruhi'': "Remote Island Syndrome". The episode/chapter contains Haruhi and co. getting trapped on an island during a storm and trying to "solve a murder mystery." Apparently, it was supposed to draw parallels to ''Umineko's'' sister series ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (with even one of the characters named Keiichi), but in retrospect, the basic plot is almost identical to ''Umineko's''.
** Happens to him AGAIN in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''.



** Ten years after voicing [[Franchise/HaruhiSuzumiya an occasional bunny girl]], Creator/AyaHirano is now voicing an ''unwilling'' [[PlayboyBunny bunny girl]]. More details on this direct-to-video event [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-05-17/fairy-tail-unaired-fairy-penalty-game-anime-previewed-in-video/.102185 here]].



* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it. ([[http://dmxrated.livejournal.com/635282.html And it's not just a shipping reference either.]])

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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it. ([[http://dmxrated.livejournal.com/635282.html And it's not just a shipping reference either.]])]])
** Konata sings "[[Anime/DragonBallZ Cha-la Head-Cha-la]]" in the ending sequence to episode 5. Voice actor Aya Hirano eventually landed a role on ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' as Dende, and the Japanese dub of ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' as Bulma.
7th Jan '17 2:48:51 AM SeaRover
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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it.

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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it. ([[http://dmxrated.livejournal.com/635282.html And it's not just a shipping reference either.]])
6th Jan '17 9:01:11 AM SeaRover
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* ''[[Anime/LuckyStar]]'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it.

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* ''[[Anime/LuckyStar]]'' ''Anime/LuckyStar'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it.
6th Jan '17 8:59:45 AM SeaRover
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** Episode 10 of the anime is titled "Everyday Life With D", referring to a death threat against the protagonist signed simply "D". Given that the episode features some of the raunchiest scenes that appear in the manga, one can recall what "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-d The D]]" means in some circles...

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** Episode 10 of the anime is titled "Everyday Life With D", referring to a death threat against the protagonist signed simply "D". Given that the episode features some of the raunchiest scenes that appear in the manga, one can recall what "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-d The D]]" means in some circles...circles...
* ''[[Anime/LuckyStar]]'' is known for its frequent use of BlandNameProduct. Case in point: Konami is renamed "Kyonani" in the background when Konata imagines herself in ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''. As of 2017, [[http://dmxrated.deviantart.com/art/Lucky-Star-Day-of-the-Beehive-654697256 the cover image for a planned fangame]] has surfaced, with its own variation of the company name (and former logo) as that planned for the team-to-be behind it.
6th Jan '17 7:01:03 AM SeaRover
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* A running joke on the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' site Pokemopolis is that Togepi is evil. An episode of the anime years later focuses on "The Worst Togepi Ever!"
** From their guide to the episode: ''"Look I don't mean to sound like a broken record here but I TOLD YOU I FUCKING [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons TOLD YOU ALL THESE THINGS ARE EVIL! EVIL! EVVIIIILLLLLLLL!!!!]]"''
** And anyone who's familiar with "[[NewRulesAsThePlotDemands aim for the horn]]" probably had their laughs back in Gen III of the games, when the Rhyhorn family (including Rhydon, which was the victim of said move) gained the Lightningrod ability. So not only is it immune to electrical attacks, probably to the frustration of those who can't tell between anime plot and game mechanics, but with that ability, as long as it's on the field, you can't aim an Electric attack at ''any other Pokémon''!

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* A running joke on the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' site Pokemopolis is that Togepi is evil. An episode of the anime years later focuses on "The Worst Togepi Ever!"
** From their guide to the episode: ''"Look I don't mean to sound like a broken record here but I TOLD YOU I FUCKING [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons TOLD YOU ALL THESE THINGS ARE EVIL! EVIL! EVVIIIILLLLLLLL!!!!]]"''
** And anyone
Anyone who's familiar with ''[[Anime/Pokemon Pokemon's]]'' "[[NewRulesAsThePlotDemands aim for the horn]]" probably had their laughs back in Gen III of the games, when the Rhyhorn family (including Rhydon, which was the victim of said move) gained the Lightningrod ability. So not only is it immune to electrical attacks, probably to the frustration of those who can't tell between anime plot and game mechanics, but with that ability, as long as it's on the field, you can't aim an Electric attack at ''any other Pokémon''!



** In "The Mystery of the Lighthouse," Bill remarks that there are more Pokémon than one can imagine, and it will take years to find them all. The episode aired in Japan in 1997. Fast-forward 15 years, and ''Pokémon'' is one of the longest-running TV shows ever in excess of 700 episodes, 15 movies, and one of the most popular video game series ever with no signs of slowing.

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** In "The Mystery of the Lighthouse," Bill remarks that there are more Pokémon than one can imagine, and it will take years to find them all. The episode aired in Japan in 1997. Fast-forward 15 years, and ''Pokémon'' is one of the longest-running TV shows ever in excess of 700 episodes, 15 movies, and one of the most popular video game series ever with no signs of slowing.slowing down.


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** Ash's first Pokemon League battle ever takes place over a pool of water, and at one point, he orders Krabby to dive into it. Come Gen III, Dive becomes an official move.
25th Oct '16 6:25:21 AM VPhantom
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** The ShipTease between Eren and Annie when both their Japanese seiyuus played subtle love interests in Anime/GuiltyCrown, where Shimamura's character also happens to crystallize herself at one point in front of YuukiKaji's character.

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** The ShipTease between Eren and Annie when both their Japanese seiyuus played subtle love interests in Anime/GuiltyCrown, where Shimamura's character also happens to crystallize herself at one point in front of YuukiKaji's Creator/YuukiKaji's character.
21st Oct '16 10:05:26 AM PerfumePreppy
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** The franchise has a surprising tendency to attract ballet-related examples:

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** Because of the many [[SailorEarth fanmade Pretty Cure teams and heroines]] in the fandom, this inevitably comes into play whenever information about the next season turns out to include a Cure with a common OriginalCharacter name, such as [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Cure Blossom]], [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Cure Melody]], [[Anime/DokiDokiPrecure Cure Heart, Cure Diamond]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Cure Mermaid]].
** With his fluffy hair, Kenji Ban, a minor character from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', could be easily mistaken for a shounen anime character. Two years later, Yoshihiko Umakoshi, character designer for ''Heartcatch'', went on to work on [[Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega an actual shounen anime]].
** The lyrics to ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'''s first ending include the words ''doki doki Precure''. [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Guess what's the name of the season that came after Smile]]?
** The franchise also has a surprising tendency to attract ballet-related examples:



*** An early mistranslation ("volley", as in volleyball, accidentally being translated into "ballet" due to similar katakana) caused some fanon about Akane from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' being a ballerina. Then [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Sherbet Ballet]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Minami]] came on the scene...

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*** An early mistranslation ("volley", as in volleyball, accidentally being translated into "ballet" due to similar katakana) caused some fanon about Akane from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' being a ballerina. practicing ballet. Then [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Sherbet Ballet]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Minami]] Minami]], who actually practiced ballet, came on the scene...
21st Oct '16 9:53:48 AM PerfumePreppy
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*** An early mistranslation caused some fanon about Akane from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' being a ballerina. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Then Sherbet Ballet came on the scene...]]

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*** An early mistranslation ("volley", as in volleyball, accidentally being translated into "ballet" due to similar katakana) caused some fanon about Akane from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' being a ballerina. Then [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Then Sherbet Ballet Ballet]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Minami]] came on the scene...]]
20th Oct '16 8:31:00 AM WaxingName
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* In the opening scenes of Parte 5 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Part 4 supporting character Koichi Hirose meets protagonist Giorno Giovanna. RomiPark voiced the latter in the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] adaptation of this story arc, then the former in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle''.

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* In the opening scenes of Parte 5 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 4 5]] of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] supporting character Koichi Hirose meets protagonist Giorno Giovanna. RomiPark voiced the latter in the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] adaptation of this story arc, then the former in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle''.
8th Oct '16 6:36:05 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' has a surprising tendency to attract ballet-related examples:
** Cure Rhythm's tutu in ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' was once described on [[http://precure.livejournal.com/1396129.html a LiveJournal entry reviewing all the Pretty Cure costumes up to this point]] as making her look "almost like a cross between a ballerina and a princess". [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Three seasons later]], we get a Pretty Cure who's both a ballerina and a princess.
** An early mistranslation caused some fanon about Akane from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' being a ballerina. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Then Sherbet Ballet came on the scene...]]
** Nearly two full decades after Sailor Moon tried out for a role in ''Theatre/{{Giselle}}'', ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' lead character Cure Flora performed a selection from the ballet for a recital.

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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'':
** The franchise
has a surprising tendency to attract ballet-related examples:
** *** Cure Rhythm's tutu in ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' was once described on [[http://precure.livejournal.com/1396129.html a LiveJournal entry reviewing all the Pretty Cure costumes up to this point]] as making her look "almost like a cross between a ballerina and a princess". [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Three seasons later]], we get a Pretty Cure who's both a ballerina and a princess.
** *** An early mistranslation caused some fanon about Akane from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' being a ballerina. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Then Sherbet Ballet came on the scene...]]
** *** Nearly two full decades after Sailor Moon tried out for a role in ''Theatre/{{Giselle}}'', ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' lead character Cure Flora performed a selection from the ballet for a recital.recital.
** Speaking of ''Sailor Moon'', something related to character design: in the figure skating episode, look very closely in the crowd during the first shot of the hopefuls auditioning to replace Janelyn as Misha's figure skating partner. One of them, a redhead in a black and pink tunic, bears a pretty major resemblance to [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure one of the franchise's first heroines]].
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