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29th Mar '16 10:50:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* A chapter in PrincessResurrection is very [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future-esque]] in its plot line complete with a car going up to 88mph.

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* A chapter in PrincessResurrection ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' is very [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future-esque]] in its plot line complete with a car going up to 88mph.



* While ''VivaPinata'' is native to Britain, one pinata species' PunnyName references the popular Japanese cookie snack Pocky. (The pinata in question is the Ponocky, by the way.)

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* While ''VivaPinata'' ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'' is native to Britain, one pinata the Ponocky species' PunnyName references the popular Japanese cookie snack Pocky. (The pinata in question is the Ponocky, by the way.)Pocky.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is pretty common fodder for parody in western animation, being the basis of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and one of the longer sequences in one of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParentsChannelChasers''.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is pretty common fodder for parody in western animation, being the basis of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and one of the longer sequences in one of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParentsChannelChasers''.''WesternAnimation/ChannelChasers''.
29th Mar '16 10:47:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* Colonel Sanders.

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* Colonel Sanders.Sanders:



* In ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}'', the amount of HoYay between ThoseTwoGuys is only aided by the way one of them refers to ''BrokebackMountain'' and says, "Isn't friendship between men beautiful...?" In another episode, two students discuss the plot of the movie ''Some Like It Hot''--turning out to be a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent, as the main character is forced to wear a [[WholesomeCrossdresser girl's outfit]] after his own clothes got dirty.
* As well as Anne of Green Gables being mentioned above, there are references to the band Kiss, Bob Ross, and ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. Music/MichaelJackson even got a cameo appearance in the OVA.

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* In ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}'', the amount of HoYay between ThoseTwoGuys is only aided by the way one of them refers to ''BrokebackMountain'' ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' and says, "Isn't friendship between men beautiful...?" In another episode, two students discuss the plot of the movie ''Some Like It Hot''--turning ''Film/SomeLikeItHot''--turning out to be a MeaningfulBackgroundEvent, as the main character is forced to wear a [[WholesomeCrossdresser girl's outfit]] after his own clothes got dirty.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'':
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As well as Anne of Green Gables being mentioned above, there are references to the band Kiss, Music/{{Kiss}}, Bob Ross, and ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''.''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}''. Music/MichaelJackson even got a cameo appearance in the OVA.



** ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is ''filled'' with these. During the course of the series, the main characters fight bounties named after Babe Ruth, Music/TheBluesBrothers, and [[Creator/{{Disney}} Huey, Dewey, and Louie]], and one clearly modeled after Creator/WoodyAllen and named after [[Film/BladeRunner Deckard]]. The episodes include the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' parody, the {{Blaxploitation}} episode (which features not only parodies of ''Film/FoxyBrown''/''Cleopatra Jones'', but also ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' and the SpaghettiWestern ''Film/{{Django}}''), and an homage to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. And, of course, there's a strong influence from Westerns, as the title implies. And in one episode, the bounty head was one Baker Poncharello, named after the cops from ''[=CHiPs=]''. And the three old guys who randomly show up on every single planet (and the movie) are named [[AntonioCarlosJobim Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim.]]

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** ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is ''filled'' with these. During the course of the series, the main characters fight bounties named after Babe Ruth, Music/TheBluesBrothers, Film/TheBluesBrothers, and [[Creator/{{Disney}} Huey, Dewey, and Louie]], and one clearly modeled after Creator/WoodyAllen and named after [[Film/BladeRunner Deckard]]. The episodes include the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' parody, the {{Blaxploitation}} episode (which features not only parodies of ''Film/FoxyBrown''/''Cleopatra Jones'', but also ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' and the SpaghettiWestern ''Film/{{Django}}''), and an homage to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. And, of course, there's a strong influence from Westerns, as the title implies. And in one episode, the bounty head was one Baker Poncharello, named after the cops from ''[=CHiPs=]''. And the three old guys who randomly show up on every single planet (and the movie) are named [[AntonioCarlosJobim Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim.]]



* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has one student named Freddie, who looks an awful lot like Freddie Mercury from ''{{Queen}}''. In the live-action movie adaptation, just to be certain everybody got it, they play a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "Another One Bites The Dust" when he appears on-screen.

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* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has one student named Freddie, who looks an awful lot like Freddie Mercury from ''{{Queen}}''.''Music/{{Queen}}''. In the live-action movie adaptation, just to be certain everybody got it, they play a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "Another One Bites The Dust" when he appears on-screen.



** Also, in the manga, Natsumi is seen with a Bubbles (from Powerpuff Girls) keychain hanging from her bag. Then in the thirteenth volume, the chairman of the Pokopen Concealed Alien Friendship Association greatly resembles Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup (connected by the hands to form a single entity.)

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** Also, in the manga, Natsumi is seen with a Bubbles (from Powerpuff Girls) ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'') keychain hanging from her bag. Then in the thirteenth volume, the chairman of the Pokopen Concealed Alien Friendship Association greatly resembles Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup (connected by the hands to form a single entity.)
29th Mar '16 10:35:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. That show has references to almost ''anything''. For instance, a shot-for-shot ShoutOut to the Catwoman origin scene in ''Film/BatmanReturns''.

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* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. That show has references to almost ''anything''. ''anything'':
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For instance, a shot-for-shot ShoutOut to the Catwoman origin scene in ''Film/BatmanReturns''.



* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''
** At least a third the episodes in the anime have an obvious Superman pastiche somewhere in the background -- and in one episode as a throwaway one-shot character. (In one sequence where Ataru was fantasizing about all the "cool alien babes" at a celebration he had been invited to, one of the "cool alien babes" was obviously Supergirl in her 1960's blue dress.)

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''
''Manga/UruseiYatsura'':
** At least a third the episodes in the anime have an obvious Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} pastiche somewhere in the background -- and in one episode as a throwaway one-shot character. (In one sequence where Ataru was fantasizing about all the "cool alien babes" at a celebration he had been invited to, one of the "cool alien babes" was obviously Supergirl ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} in her 1960's blue dress.)



* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' in one scene references ''TheKarateKid''.

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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'' in one ''Manga/LuckyStar''':
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scene references ''TheKarateKid''.''Film/TheKarateKid''.



** And then there was Episode 9, where the girls went to see ''Film/SawIII''. Unsurprisingly, Tsukasa didn't enjoy it much.
* The "walls of Jericho" bit from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (see ThisIsMySide) would qualify. It's quite obscure, but is in the original version and refers to the Creator/ClarkGable film, ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''.

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** And then there There was Episode 9, where the girls went to see ''Film/SawIII''. Unsurprisingly, Tsukasa didn't enjoy it much.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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The "walls of Jericho" bit from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (see ThisIsMySide) would qualify. It's quite obscure, but is in the original version and refers to the Creator/ClarkGable film, ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''.



** And Nana from the same series sometimes wears a hoodie with a little VideoGame/PacMan logo on it. Though Pac-Man is originally a Japanese series. It's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff not as popular in its home country]].

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** And Nana from the same series sometimes wears a hoodie with a little VideoGame/PacMan ''VideoGame/PacMan'' logo on it. Though Pac-Man is originally a Japanese series. It's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff not as popular in its home country]].



* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''

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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'':



* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''

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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''''Anime/{{FLCL}}'':



* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', when the show isn't referencing Japanese television, it throws in a few American references to shake things up. In one instance, there's a very obvious ''Series/KnightRider'' parody.
** In fact, the series at one point makes reference to Neverland, and briefly features Michael Jackson.

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* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', when the show isn't referencing Japanese television, it throws in a few American references to shake things up. In one instance, there's a very obvious ''Series/KnightRider'' parody.
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parody In fact, the series at one point makes reference to Neverland, and briefly features Michael Jackson.



* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' once had someone compare Kasakube to an elf character from ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', and she responded by talking about the elves from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (probably the movie).
** Also, the ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ticking clock when preparing for [=ComiFes=].
* In addition to all its references to other anime, ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' also has quite a few cross-cultural shout-outs, to things like the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' novels (one of which Yuki is seen reading a hides a message in) and ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.

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* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'':
** ''Genshiken''
once had someone compare Kasakube to an elf character from ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', and she responded by talking about the elves from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (probably the movie).
** Also, the The ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ticking clock when preparing for [=ComiFes=].
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
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In addition to all its references to other anime, ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' also has quite a few cross-cultural shout-outs, to things like the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' novels (one of which Yuki is seen reading a hides a message in) and ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.



* Nearly half the episodes of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming are named after]] songs in English (Wild Horses, Speak Like a Child), the only one that's not named after one exactly is "Stray Dog Strut" (a play off of "Stray Cat Strut").
** ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is ''filled'' with these. During the course of the series, the main characters fight bounties named after Babe Ruth, TheBluesBrothers, and [[Creator/{{Disney}} Huey, Dewey, and Louie]], and one clearly modeled after Creator/WoodyAllen and named after [[Film/BladeRunner Deckard]]. The episodes include the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' parody, the {{Blaxploitation}} episode (which features not only parodies of ''Film/FoxyBrown''/''Cleopatra Jones'', but also ''{{Shaft}}'' and the SpaghettiWestern ''Film/{{Django}}''), and an homage to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. And, of course, there's a strong influence from Westerns, as the title implies. And in one episode, the bounty head was one Baker Poncharello, named after the cops from ''[=CHiPs=]''. And the three old guys who randomly show up on every single planet (and the movie) are named [[AntonioCarlosJobim Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim.]]

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'':
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Nearly half of the episodes of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming are named after]] songs in English (Wild Horses, Speak Like a Child), the only one that's not named after one exactly is "Stray Dog Strut" (a play off of "Stray Cat Strut").
** ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is ''filled'' with these. During the course of the series, the main characters fight bounties named after Babe Ruth, TheBluesBrothers, Music/TheBluesBrothers, and [[Creator/{{Disney}} Huey, Dewey, and Louie]], and one clearly modeled after Creator/WoodyAllen and named after [[Film/BladeRunner Deckard]]. The episodes include the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' parody, the {{Blaxploitation}} episode (which features not only parodies of ''Film/FoxyBrown''/''Cleopatra Jones'', but also ''{{Shaft}}'' ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' and the SpaghettiWestern ''Film/{{Django}}''), and an homage to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. And, of course, there's a strong influence from Westerns, as the title implies. And in one episode, the bounty head was one Baker Poncharello, named after the cops from ''[=CHiPs=]''. And the three old guys who randomly show up on every single planet (and the movie) are named [[AntonioCarlosJobim Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim.]]



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has several others besides the Colonel Sanders mentioned above. For example, when the characters are talking about the existence of TimeTravel, the background shows pictures of a Franchise/{{Terminator}} shortly after a time jump and the [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]]. In a later arc, when Akira and Natsumi are talking about their situation, Natsumi makes a censored reference to ''Film/TheMatrix'' when she mentions the possibility of being trapped in a Virtual Reality machine.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** There are
several others other examples besides the Colonel Sanders mentioned above. For example, when the characters are talking about the existence of TimeTravel, the background shows pictures of a Franchise/{{Terminator}} shortly after a time jump and the [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]]. In a later arc, when Akira and Natsumi are talking about their situation, Natsumi makes a censored reference to ''Film/TheMatrix'' when she mentions the possibility of being trapped in a Virtual Reality machine.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':



* Virtually everything in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' 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 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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* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'':
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Virtually everything in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' 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 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...



* In one ShoutOut-crammed page of ''Manga/{{Akumetsu}}'', amongst all the various Japanese references, is...[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard and the Enterprise]]?!

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* ''Manga/{{Akumetsu}}'':
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In one ShoutOut-crammed page of ''Manga/{{Akumetsu}}'', amongst all the various Japanese references, is...[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard and the Enterprise]]?!



* The ''KareKano'' manga contains a reference to the Creator/StephenKing novel and film ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', using it as a visual-only metaphor for someone snapping under the strain of having perfectionist, controlling parents.

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* ''Manga/KareKano'':
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The ''KareKano'' manga contains a reference to the Creator/StephenKing novel and film ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', using it as a visual-only metaphor for someone snapping under the strain of having perfectionist, controlling parents.



* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', the Devil Bats are aghast when they see that Yamato Takeru has neutralized Sena's Devil Bat Ghost maneuver. "The Devil Bat Ghost...''busted''?!" Suzuna actually complains about this one. "Wait, who still makes ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' jokes?"

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', the 21}}'':
** The
Devil Bats are aghast when they see that Yamato Takeru has neutralized Sena's Devil Bat Ghost maneuver. "The Devil Bat Ghost...''busted''?!" Suzuna actually complains about this one. "Wait, who still makes ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' jokes?"



* Shows up fairly often in ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia''.

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* Shows up fairly often in ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia''.''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'':



* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'''s opening references multiple western media, from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/MaryPoppins''.

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* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'''s The opening to ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' references multiple western media, works, from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/MaryPoppins''.



* The intro to ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' features a ''Film/KingKong'' reference. Takeo plays Kong, Suna is Ann, and Yamato is the pilot.



* A [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] doll appears at Bonnie's house in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. See [[http://studioghiblimovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/totoro3.jpg here]].



** At one point in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', Link must go through a quiz to become an honorary member of the Goron village. This quiz is rather reminiscent of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', including the whole "final answer?" routine, increasing prizes for each question, and having a lifeline to eliminate one of the wrong answers. It's not a coincidence; there was indeed a Japanese version of ''Millionaire'' on Fuji TV.

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** At one point in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', Link must go through a quiz to become an honorary member of the Goron village. This quiz is rather reminiscent of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', including the whole "final answer?" routine, increasing prizes for each question, and having a lifeline to eliminate one of the wrong answers. It's not a coincidence; there was indeed a Japanese version of ''Millionaire'' on Fuji TV.



* Too many Japanese video game and anime characters to count appear in WesternAnimation/SouthPark's "Imagination Land" three-parter. Among them include [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Too many Japanese video game and anime characters to count appear in WesternAnimation/SouthPark's the "Imagination Land" three-parter. Among them include [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma]].



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which a new comic shop opens, Lisa is revealed to be a fan of ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Previous episodes referenced ''Series/MrBean'' and ''HelloKitty''.
** Also, one CouchGag has the family running in, {{Cosplay}}ing as various Japanese pop culture icons -- Maggie is [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]], Lisa is Franchise/SailorMoon, Bart is Anime/AstroBoy, Marge is [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Jun the Swan]], and Homer is Series/{{Ultraman}}.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In an one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which a new comic shop opens, Lisa is revealed to be a fan of ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Previous episodes referenced ''Series/MrBean'' and ''HelloKitty''.
''Franchise/HelloKitty''.
** Also, one One CouchGag has the family running in, {{Cosplay}}ing as various Japanese pop culture icons -- Maggie is [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]], Lisa is Franchise/SailorMoon, Bart is Anime/AstroBoy, Marge is [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Jun the Swan]], and Homer is Series/{{Ultraman}}.



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

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



** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is pretty common fodder for parody in western animation, being the basis of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and one of the longer sequences in one of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly Odd Parents]]'' movies.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Beast Boy once got a part-time job in order to save up for [[Anime/{{FLCL}} a yellow Vespa with a white "T!" on a black circle in its front.]] The episode itself is just as surreal and nonsensical as the series it referenced.

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** * ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is pretty common fodder for parody in western animation, being the basis of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and one of the longer sequences in one of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly Odd Parents]]'' movies.
''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParentsChannelChasers''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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Beast Boy once got a part-time job in order to save up for [[Anime/{{FLCL}} a yellow Vespa with a white "T!" on a black circle in its front.]] The episode itself is just as surreal and nonsensical as the series it referenced.



* A [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] doll appears at Bonnie's house in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. See [[http://studioghiblimovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/totoro3.jpg here]].
28th Mar '16 3:05:09 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'''s opening references multiple western media, from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/MaryPoppins''.

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* ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'''s ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'''s opening references multiple western media, from ''Franchise/StarWars'' to ''Film/MaryPoppins''.
22nd Mar '16 9:48:09 AM Aquamarinia
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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]]''.
-->Often, the grandest moments in life are revealed in the smallest of details. Those who pay attention should not miss them.
21st Mar '16 3:58:49 AM Adept
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* Tsubaki Domyoji uses an obscure quote of Ernest Hemingway's (which Tsukasa proceeds to mutilate in his typical fashion) in the j-drama ''HanaYoriDango''.

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* Tsubaki Domyoji uses an obscure quote of Ernest Hemingway's (which Tsukasa proceeds to mutilate in his typical fashion) in the j-drama ''HanaYoriDango''.''Manga/HanaYoriDango''.
16th Mar '16 11:28:55 AM Willbyr
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* In Creator/KenAkamatsu's post-''Negima'' series, ''Manga/UQHolder'', continues the trend. The second chapter features Touta claiming that he wants to be able to sing like Music/LouisArmstrong.

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* In Creator/KenAkamatsu's post-''Negima'' series, ''Manga/UQHolder'', continues the trend. The second chapter features Touta claiming that he wants to be able to sing like Music/LouisArmstrong.



* In ''MaisonIkkoku'', tennis coach Shun Mitaka names his dog "[=McEnroe=]".
** Also there's a character who owns several dogs and is named Asuna [[Literature/{{Cujo}} Kuj]]ō. Might be a coincidence, since Kujō is a real surname that fits the NumericalThemeNaming.

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* In ''MaisonIkkoku'', tennis ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'':
** Tennis
coach Shun Mitaka names his dog "[=McEnroe=]".
** Also there's There's a character who owns several dogs and is named Asuna [[Literature/{{Cujo}} Kuj]]ō. Might be a coincidence, since Kujō is a real surname that fits the NumericalThemeNaming.
14th Mar '16 2:02:42 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Manga/{{Vandread}}'', Dita greets Hibiki (whom she believes to be an alien) with the hand signals from ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind''.

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* In ''Manga/{{Vandread}}'', ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', Dita greets Hibiki (whom she believes to be an alien) with the hand signals from ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind''.
14th Mar '16 2:02:22 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CromartieHighSchool'' has one student named Freddie, who looks an awful lot like Freddie Mercury from ''{{Queen}}''. In the live-action movie adaptation, just to be certain everybody got it, they play a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "Another One Bites The Dust" when he appears on-screen.
* ''[[KeroroGunsou Sgt. Frog]]'': Giroro screaming "[[ThreeHundred This]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis is!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfS6lXtGhA8 SPARTA!]]" as a battle cry. It's also an ActorAllusion when you realise [[Creator/JojiNakata who]] dubbed Leonidas in the Japanese dub of ''300''.

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* ''CromartieHighSchool'' ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has one student named Freddie, who looks an awful lot like Freddie Mercury from ''{{Queen}}''. In the live-action movie adaptation, just to be certain everybody got it, they play a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "Another One Bites The Dust" when he appears on-screen.
* ''[[KeroroGunsou Sgt. Frog]]'': ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
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Giroro screaming "[[ThreeHundred This]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis is!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfS6lXtGhA8 SPARTA!]]" as a battle cry. It's also an ActorAllusion when you realise [[Creator/JojiNakata who]] dubbed Leonidas in the Japanese dub of ''300''.



* In ''{{Vandread}}'', Dita greets Hibiki (whom she believes to be an alien) with the hand signals from ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind''.

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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', ''Manga/{{Vandread}}'', Dita greets Hibiki (whom she believes to be an alien) with the hand signals from ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind''.
10th Mar '16 1:10:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', the Devil Bats are aghast when they see that Yamato Takeru has neutralized Sena's Devil Bat Ghost maneuver. "The Devil Bat Ghost...''busted''?!"
** Suzuna actually complains about this one. "Wait, who still makes ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' jokes?"

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* In ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', the Devil Bats are aghast when they see that Yamato Takeru has neutralized Sena's Devil Bat Ghost maneuver. "The Devil Bat Ghost...''busted''?!"
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''busted''?!" Suzuna actually complains about this one. "Wait, who still makes ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' jokes?"



* The last chapter of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' references Franchise/{{Superman}} when [[spoiler:Mokuzu's teacher is crying about how he couldn't save her from [[OffingTheOffspring her father]]]].

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* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'':
** Mokuzu's explanation of being a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid]] who needs to befriend someone within a certain period or she will turn into sea foam is right out of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' (except without the romance). [[spoiler:Literally. She was lying about being a mermaid, not that anyone [[BlatantLies honestly believed her]]]].
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The last chapter of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' references Franchise/{{Superman}} when [[spoiler:Mokuzu's teacher is crying about how he couldn't save her from [[OffingTheOffspring her father]]]].
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