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22nd Jun '16 2:01:46 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[{{Kikaider}} Android Kikaider]]'' begins with a retelling of ''Literature/{{Pinocchio}}''...and the references to that story don't end there. Indeed, one reference is specifically to Disney's version of the story: Kikaider's conscience circuit is known as ''Gemini''. (Get it?)

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* ''[[{{Kikaider}} ''[[Series/{{Kikaider}} Android Kikaider]]'' begins with a retelling of ''Literature/{{Pinocchio}}''...and the references to that story don't end there. Indeed, one reference is specifically to Disney's version of the story: Kikaider's conscience circuit is known as ''Gemini''. (Get it?)
22nd Jun '16 4:32:03 AM gewunomox
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** Haruko name drops JimiHendrix and PaulMcCartney near the beginning of episode 5. Yes, it's in the Japanese script too.

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** Haruko name drops JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix and PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney near the beginning of episode 5. Yes, it's in the Japanese script too.
20th Jun '16 1:22:52 PM gewunomox
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** Virtually everything is a reference to some English-language cultural thing. Renton is named after the main character from ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' and his last name, Thurston, is taken from Thurston Moore of Music/SonicYouth. His father Adrock and his associates are based on the BeastieBoys, Jobs and Woz are named after Apple cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Dr. Greg "Bear" Eagan is named after Sci-Fi authors Creator/GregBear and Creator/GregEgan, Gidget and Moondoggie are named after the characters from the movie ''Gidget'', LFO, the show's mechs, are named after the British techno pioneers, Ray and Charles Beams are named after Ray and Charles Eames and maybe Ray Charles, every episode is named after a song...

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** Virtually everything is a reference to some English-language cultural thing. Renton is named after the main character from ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' and his last name, Thurston, is taken from Thurston Moore of Music/SonicYouth. His father Adrock and his associates are based on the BeastieBoys, Music/BeastieBoys, Jobs and Woz are named after Apple cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Dr. Greg "Bear" Eagan is named after Sci-Fi authors Creator/GregBear and Creator/GregEgan, Gidget and Moondoggie are named after the characters from the movie ''Gidget'', LFO, the show's mechs, are named after the British techno pioneers, Ray and Charles Beams are named after Ray and Charles Eames and maybe Ray Charles, every episode is named after a song...
9th Jun '16 4:30:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of several western celebrities including JimCarrey (Franky), Michael Jackson (Jango), and [[strike:possibly]] Eminem (Eneru). Emporio Invankov basically [[{{Expy}} just is]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter's]] [[EvilTwin Good Twin]].

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of several western celebrities including JimCarrey (Franky), Michael Jackson (Jango), and [[strike:possibly]] Eminem (Eneru). Emporio Invankov basically [[{{Expy}} just is]] [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter's]] [[EvilTwin Good Twin]].
31st May '16 7:17:58 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Nekomamushi (also known as [[DubNameChange Cat Viper]]) is a big fat cat who loves lasagna, a rare reference to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in a manga.
** No one thought much about Gaimon's name when he debuted in the series. Many years later, he would get marryed to a woman named [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Sarfunkel]].
** The One Piece treasure itself, as of late, is occasionally known as "the empty throne," referring to Westeros's lack of a ruler in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Eiichiro Oda became a fan of the TV show after a friend gave him the Season 1 DVD set as a birthday present.
30th May '16 6:57:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Anime/RedGarden'' has a reference to the [[{{Seinfeld}} Soup Nazi]], of all things. But the characters ''are'' Americans in New York, so why not.

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* ''Anime/RedGarden'' has a reference to the [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Soup Nazi]], of all things. But the characters ''are'' Americans in New York, so why not.
29th May '16 9:49:51 PM Willbyr
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* ''FrankenFran'' has, of all things it could possibly reference, [[spoiler:the FlyingSpaghettiMonster]] in one chapter.

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* ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has, of all things it could possibly reference, [[spoiler:the FlyingSpaghettiMonster]] in one chapter.
29th May '16 11:18:21 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' spinoff ''Yokai Watch Busters'' is one big reference to ''Franchise/GhostBusters''.



* ''Webcomic/DiceTheCubeThatChangesEverything'' is a KoreanWebtoon that references anything from ''Anime/DeathNote'' to ''Film/ThreeHundred''.

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* ''Webcomic/DiceTheCubeThatChangesEverything'' is a KoreanWebtoon that references anything from ''Anime/DeathNote'' ''Manga/DeathNote'' to ''Film/ThreeHundred''.



* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' Holiday Special featured three kids from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Konohamaru, Udon, and Noegi.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' Holiday Special featured three kids from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Konohamaru, Udon, and Noegi.Moegi.
29th May '16 11:12:57 AM Pichu-kun
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* The preview for the ''[[Anime/KiddyGrade Kiddy Grade]]'' episode "Day/Off" features a narration that is almost certainly a knowing paraphrase of the famous quote from the film ''[[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]''.

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* The preview for the ''[[Anime/KiddyGrade Kiddy Grade]]'' ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' episode "Day/Off" features a narration that is almost certainly a knowing paraphrase of the famous quote from the film ''[[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]''.''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.


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* Ririka's grandmother in ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' mentions that she and her late husband began dating after he asked her to see a Creator/GaryCooper movie with him.
26th May '16 10:50:38 PM jormis29
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** The references range from the overt (a lot of the gameplay in ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' is one big ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' reference) to the subtle (Flandre's theme music and one of her Spell Cards take their names from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''And Then There Were None'') and everything in between.

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** The references range from the overt (a lot of the gameplay in ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' is one big ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' reference) to the subtle (Flandre's theme music and one of her Spell Cards take their names from Creator/AgathaChristie's ''And Then There Were None'') ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'') and everything in between.
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