History ShoutOut / SKETDance

31st Jul '17 7:29:01 AM CosmicFerret
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* The game system in episode 39/chapter 91 resembles the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom]], although it is a Chinese Bootleg, made by Master Huang. The videogame the characters play is a bizarre cross between ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (with even suspicious similar protagonists' names) and ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' (with random enemies battles and JRPG content). Additionally, the dialogue over the first eyecatch of the anime was one of the slogans that was used in the advertisement campaign for the ''[[VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings MOTHER]]'' game.

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* The game system in episode 39/chapter 91 resembles the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom]], although it is a Chinese Bootleg, made by Master Huang. The videogame the characters play is a bizarre cross between ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (with even suspicious similar protagonists' names) and ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' (with random enemies battles and JRPG content). Additionally, the dialogue over the first eyecatch of the anime was one of the slogans that was used in the advertisement campaign for the ''[[VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings MOTHER]]'' game.



* One of the alternate universes featured in the manga is a whole play on the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' RPG format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), that becomes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example). And the song that Switch is humming in the "screen title" (in the anime adaptation) is the Overture theme of the franchise.

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* One of the alternate universes featured in the manga is a whole play on the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' RPG format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), that becomes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example). And the song that Switch is humming in the "screen title" (in the anime adaptation) is the Overture theme of the franchise.



* The rally that Bossun's class organizes for their final School Festival ("Vegetable Veritable") is based mostly in ''Franchise/DragonQuest''[='=]s elements.

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* The rally that Bossun's class organizes for their final School Festival ("Vegetable Veritable") is based mostly in ''Franchise/DragonQuest''[='=]s ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''[='=]s elements.
6th Nov '16 4:34:01 AM kirara19
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* Himeko's favorite candy, "Pelolipop Candy" is a play on Chupa Chups lollipops (including its long line of flavors), while the mascot of the company is a parody of Peko-chan, the mascot of [[http://www.fujiya-peko.co.jp/index.html Fujiya]], a Japanese company that specializes in candy stores and restaurants.



** In the manga, Switch mentions that Dante using a symbol with furigana reminds him of the ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''[='=]s chapter titles.

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** In the manga, Switch mentions that Dante using a symbol with furigana reminds him of the ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''[='=]s [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming chapter titles.titles]].



** The Sket Dan is requested to make an adaptation of the story after the success they had with the theater play they did for the kindergarten in an earlier chapter, but it turns to be ''weird''.
* Chapter 100 (and its adaptation in anime, s half of episode 71) is based on the Japanese folklore tale of "The Monkey and the Crab", and its ending hints the start of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', once the Monkey (implied to be Sun Wukong) reforms himself.

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** The Sket Dan is requested to make an adaptation of the story after the success they had with the theater stage play they did for the kindergarten in an earlier chapter, but it turns to be quite ''weird''.
* Chapter 100 (and its adaptation in anime, s as half of episode 71) is based on the Japanese folklore tale of "The Monkey and the Crab", and its ending hints the start of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', once the Monkey (implied to be Sun Wukong) reforms himself.
6th Nov '16 2:47:52 AM kirara19
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* Reiko Yuuki's design is a whole reference to the StringyHairedGhostGirl trope, that became popular once ''Literature/TheRing'' was released. She even "curses" Switch many times in her appearances.

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* Reiko Yuuki's design is a whole reference to the StringyHairedGhostGirl trope, that became popular once ''Literature/TheRing'' was released. She even "curses" Switch many times in during her appearances.


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* Chapter 100 (and its adaptation in anime, s half of episode 71) is based on the Japanese folklore tale of "The Monkey and the Crab", and its ending hints the start of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', once the Monkey (implied to be Sun Wukong) reforms himself.
6th Nov '16 2:32:24 AM kirara19
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* Himeko's last name is Onizuka, who may be inspired by ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', a series about a former delinquent who became a teacher. [[spoiler: And the shout out may not end there as well, since during the Birdman arc, Himeko mentions that her dream is to become a teacher, as well.]]
* There are several to ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', mostly because Shinohara was Sorachi's former assitant, although they became friends in real life.
** Bossun and Tsubaki have a rivalry similar to Gintoki and Hijikata.
** In ch 72, Switch reccomends Shinzou to use Gintoki's clothes. In the anime, Switch (Creator/TomokazuSugita) even uses Gintoki's tone of voice while doing this suggestion and the others [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] it.

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* Himeko's last name is Onizuka, who may be as she could have been inspired by ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', a series about a former delinquent who became a teacher. [[spoiler: And the shout out may not end there as well, since during the Birdman arc, Himeko mentions late in the series that her dream is to become a teacher, as well.teacher.]]
* There are several to ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', mostly because Shinohara was Sorachi's former assitant, although they became friends assistant, earlier in real life.
his career.
** Bossun and Tsubaki have a similar rivalry similar to Gintoki and Hijikata.
Hijikata's, due to their positions in their school (after-school club vs student council).
** In ch chapter 72, Switch reccomends Shinzou to use Gintoki's clothes. In the anime, Switch (Creator/TomokazuSugita) even uses Gintoki's tone of voice while doing this suggestion and the others [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] it.



* Reiko Yuuki's design is a whole reference to the StringyHairedGhostGirl trope, that became popular once ''Literature/TheRing'' was released. She even "curses" Switch.

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* Reiko Yuuki's design is a whole reference to the StringyHairedGhostGirl trope, that became popular once ''Literature/TheRing'' was released. She even "curses" Switch.Switch many times in her appearances.



** Switch's nickname around the web (Vivage City, Momoka's blog, sometimes even Twitter) is "Porunga".

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** Switch's nickname around usual username in the web (Vivage City, Momoka's blog, sometimes even Twitter) is "Porunga".



* In episode 29, Switch mentions "Something has disappeared, like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]", another reference to a past role voiced by Sugita (in this case, Kyon).

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* In episode 29, Switch mentions "Something has disappeared, like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]", another reference to a past role voiced by Sugita Creator/TomokazuSugita (in this case, Kyon).



* From Manga/{{Naruto}}, besides Dante liking the series:

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* From Manga/{{Naruto}}, besides Dante liking the fact that it's Dante's favorite series:



** Gaou's name could be a direct shout-out to one of Hirohiko Araki's first works (''Baou'' which was serialized in 1984-85) or ''Raoh'' from ''Fist of the North Star'' to strength the old-school battle shonen genre reference in his speech.
* One of the alternate universes played in the manga is a whole play on the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' RPG format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), just that it comes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example). And the song that Switch is humming in the "screen title" is the Overture of the franchise.

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** Gaou's name could be a direct shout-out to one of Hirohiko Araki's first works (''Baou'' (''Baou'', which was serialized in 1984-85) or ''Raoh'' from ''Fist of the North Star'' to strength strengthen the old-school battle shonen genre genre's reference in his speech.
* One of the alternate universes played featured in the manga is a whole play on the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' RPG format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), just that it comes becomes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example). And the song that Switch is humming in the "screen title" (in the anime adaptation) is the Overture theme of the franchise.



* "Funny Bunny", the song that gets sung by The Sketchbook in the series is the song by Music/ThePillows. The band sung later the first ending of the series (Comic Sonic), too. When Bossun learns to play bass, in the anime it is seen that he receives a CD that is The Pillows' "Rock Stock & Too Smoking" hits album from 2009.
* Switch and Bossun are playing ''Videogame/TatsunokoVSCapcom'' in Episode 3. No wonder, since Creator/TatsunokoProduction made the anime series in the first place. They are playing as Gan-chan from ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' and Jun from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
* Momoka's friends are named after the folk tale ''Literature/{{Momotaro}}''[='=]s main characters -- a dog (Inui, "inu"), a monkey (Sarukawa, "saru") and a pheasant (Kijima, "kiji"). Momoka is named after Momotaro, as well.

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* "Funny Bunny", the song that gets sung by The Sketchbook in the series is the song by Music/ThePillows. The band sung later the first ending of the series (Comic Sonic), too.later. When Bossun learns to play bass, in the anime it is seen that he receives a CD that is The Pillows' "Rock Stock & Too Smoking" hits album from 2009.
* Switch and Bossun are playing ''Videogame/TatsunokoVSCapcom'' in Episode 3. No wonder, since Creator/TatsunokoProduction made was behind the anime series in the first place. They are playing as Gan-chan from ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' and Jun from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', respectively.
* Momoka's friends are named after the folk tale ''Literature/{{Momotaro}}''[='=]s main characters -- a dog (Inui, "inu"), a monkey (Sarukawa, "saru") and a pheasant (Kijima, "kiji"). "kiji"), while Momoka is named after Momotaro, as well.Momotaro.
21st Oct '16 6:39:58 AM kirara19
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* One of the alternate universes played in the manga is a whole play on the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' RPG format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), just that it comes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example).
** The song that Switch is humming is the Overture of the franchise.

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* One of the alternate universes played in the manga is a whole play on the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' RPG format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), just that it comes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example).
** The
example). And the song that Switch is humming in the "screen title" is the Overture of the franchise.



* In the New Year Day for 2010, Bossun and Tsubaki are playing a game which looks er similar to ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''.

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* In the New Year Day for 2010, Bossun and Tsubaki are playing a game which looks er very similar to ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''.



* "Funny Bunny", the song that gets sung by The Sketchbook in the series is the song by Music/ThePillows. The band sung later the first ending of the series (Comic Sonic), too. When Bossun learns to play bass, in the anime he receives a CD that is The Pillows' "Rock Stock & Too Smoking" hits album from 2009.

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* "Funny Bunny", the song that gets sung by The Sketchbook in the series is the song by Music/ThePillows. The band sung later the first ending of the series (Comic Sonic), too. When Bossun learns to play bass, in the anime it is seen that he receives a CD that is The Pillows' "Rock Stock & Too Smoking" hits album from 2009.



** The Sket Dan is requested to make an adaptation of the story after the success they had with the act they did for the kindergarten in an earlier chapter, but it turns to be ''weird''.

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** The Sket Dan is requested to make an adaptation of the story after the success they had with the act theater play they did for the kindergarten in an earlier chapter, but it turns to be ''weird''.



* Harry-sensei, one of the English teacher of Kaimei, is introduced as someone who loves spy-related movies, such references to ''Franchise/JamesBond'', ''Film/MissionImpossible'' and ''Series/TwentyFour'' were unavoidable to use.

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* Harry-sensei, one of the English teacher of Kaimei, is introduced as someone who loves spy-related movies, such references to ''Franchise/JamesBond'', ''Film/MissionImpossible'' and ''Series/TwentyFour'' were unavoidable to use.use.
* The rally that Bossun's class organizes for their final School Festival ("Vegetable Veritable") is based mostly in ''Franchise/DragonQuest''[='=]s elements.
21st Oct '16 4:58:09 AM kirara19
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** In episode 8, while Momoka is trying to get a role on it, one of the guys watching the audition looks like [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]] (and he is even voiced by the man himself).

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** In episode 8, while Momoka is trying to get a role on in it, one of the guys watching the audition looks like [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]] (and he is even voiced by the man himself).



** Switch's nickname around the web (Vivage City, Momoka's blog, sometimes even Twitter) is ''Porunga''.
** When Koma hits Bossun with her ''Koma's cannon' in chapter 95, Bossun ends up with Yamcha's [[AscendedMeme death stance in the ground]]...
** In episode 15, Dante mentions ''Makankosappo'' (Piccolo's ''Special Beam Cannon'') during the second eyecatch.

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** Switch's nickname around the web (Vivage City, Momoka's blog, sometimes even Twitter) is ''Porunga''.
"Porunga".
** When Koma hits Bossun with her ''Koma's cannon' "Koma's cannon" in chapter 95, Bossun ends up with Yamcha's [[AscendedMeme death stance in the ground]]...
** In episode 15, Dante mentions ''Makankosappo'' "Makankosappo" (Piccolo's ''Special "Special Beam Cannon'') Cannon") during the second eyecatch.



** In episode 20, Himeko briefly turns into Eiji Nizuma (complete with weird hair and pencil).

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** In episode 20, Himeko briefly turns into Eiji Nizuma (complete with weird hair hairstyle and pencil).



** Roman's introduction to her guide to how to draw a manga, in chapter 115, mentions the series to look up with some technical terms that a common reader may not know, such as what a ''name'' is.
** Roman also makes a promise as the one of Moritaka Mashiro and Miho Azuki, in episode 9.

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** Roman's introduction to her guide "How to how to draw a manga, Draw Manga" guide, in chapter 115, mentions the series to look for looking up with some technical terms that a common reader may not know, such as what a ''name'' is.
is supposed to be.
** Roman also makes a promise with Bossun as the one of Moritaka Mashiro and Miho Azuki, Azuki made, in episode 9.



* Chapter 129 makes a reference to ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', when the Sket Dan finds out an owl. This becomes even lampshaded by the group, given the awkward silence they have when they rescue it in the first place.

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* Chapter 129 makes a reference to ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', when the Sket Dan finds out an owl. This becomes even gets lampshaded by the group, group later, given the awkward silence they have when they rescue it in the first place.



* Episode 30 has an obscure reference to ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman''. One of the members of the Slender {{sentai}} team is "Sepia," one of the same colors of the Shinesman. Himeko even calls sepia a lame color, a RunningGag in the series, where people regularly made fun of the group's colors.

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* Episode 30 has an obscure reference to ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman''. One of the members of the Slender {{sentai}} team is "Sepia," "Sepia", one of the same colors of the Shinesman. Himeko even calls sepia a lame color, a RunningGag in the series, where people regularly made fun of the group's colors.



* The game system in episode 39/chapter 91 resembles the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom]] (although it is a Chinese Bootleg, made by Master Huang himself). The video game the characters play is a bizarre cross between ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (with even suspicious similar protagonists' names) and ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' (with random enemies battles and JRPG content). Additionally, the dialogue over the first eyecatch of the anime was one of the slogans that was used in the advertisements for the game ''[[VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings MOTHER]]''.

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* The game system in episode 39/chapter 91 resembles the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom]] (although Famicom]], although it is a Chinese Bootleg, made by Master Huang himself). Huang. The video game videogame the characters play is a bizarre cross between ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (with even suspicious similar protagonists' names) and ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' (with random enemies battles and JRPG content). Additionally, the dialogue over the first eyecatch of the anime was one of the slogans that was used in the advertisements advertisement campaign for the game ''[[VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings MOTHER]]''.MOTHER]]'' game.



* Several mentions of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' are also seen in the series, like the time the Sket Dan was playing Hyperion with a figurine that looked like the original protagonist of the series, and there are also mentions around here and there of the ''Kinniku Buster''.

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* Several mentions of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' are also seen in the series, like the time the Sket Dan was playing Hyperion with a figurine that looked like the original protagonist of the series, and there are also mentions around here and there of the ''Kinniku Buster''."Kinniku Buster".



** Kiri's dad thinks that "Sasuke" sounds as a ninja name (like Sasuke Uchiha), but Tsubaki sucks at learning ninja skills (in his defense, it would be a regular reference to ninjas and not only to ''Naruto'', since it's an usual name for ninja characters).

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** Kiri's dad thinks that "Sasuke" sounds great as a ninja name (like Sasuke Uchiha), Uchiha) and thinks he has the needed aspiration to become one, but Tsubaki sucks at learning different ninja skills (in his defense, it would be a regular reference to ninjas and not only to ''Naruto'', since it's an a very usual name for ninja characters).



* At one episode of the series, Switch can be seen playing a game about ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', and in another episode there's a poster of the Vice Captain of Kazekoshi Girls School, Kana Ikeda, on a bulletin board.

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* At In one episode of the series, Switch can be seen playing a game about ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', and in another episode there's a poster of the Vice Captain of Kazekoshi Girls School, Kana Ikeda, on a bulletin board.
21st Oct '16 4:34:51 AM kirara19
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* Himeko's last name is [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka]], another show about a former delinquent...
** [[spoiler:who became a teacher. Come back when the Birdman arc happens and you find out that Himeko's dream is to become a teacher. Another ex-delinquent, which last name is Onizuka wants to become a teacher.]]
* Then there are several to Manga/{{Gintama}}, mostly because not only Shinohara was Sorachi's former assitant, but they ended as friends in real life.
** Kondo and the Student Council President look alike.

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* Himeko's last name is [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka]], another show Onizuka, who may be inspired by ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', a series about a former delinquent...
** [[spoiler:who
delinquent who became a teacher. Come back when [[spoiler: And the shout out may not end there as well, since during the Birdman arc happens and you find out arc, Himeko mentions that Himeko's her dream is to become a teacher. Another ex-delinquent, which last name is Onizuka wants to become a teacher.teacher, as well.]]
* Then there There are several to Manga/{{Gintama}}, ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', mostly because not only Shinohara was Sorachi's former assitant, but although they ended as became friends in real life.
** Kondo and the Student Council President look alike.
life.



** In ch 72, Switch reccomends Shinzou to use Gintoki's clothes. More even funnier in the anime since Switch (Creator/TomokazuSugita) uses Gin's tone of voice and the others [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] it.
* In episode 3 Bossun asks Himeko if she can master [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Bankai]]. The episode/chapter where Himeko replaces her hockey-stick has Bossun suggest that she name it 'like a zanpakuto'.
** Switch apparently introduces himself and states his favorite Espada (Aaroniero Arruruerie) in the manga and Vizard (Kensei Muguruma) in the anime. The last is also a shout out to his [[Creator/TomokazuSugita seiyuu]] as well, since he also previously voiced him.
* In episode 5 the way Yuuki enters the Sket Dan club room is an obvious reference to the [[Literature/TheRing Ringu]] (especially as the eyecatch is the same but with a the background changed to TV static. Given her being that [[StringyHairedGhostGirl ghostly]] in appearance, it fits her character as well.
** Played again with Reiko in the [[AlternateUniverse Ninja universe]] chapter.
** Episode 10 of the anime starts off as a largely {{bowdlerised}} parody of {{Ringu}}, with a ''cursed'' videotape (not exactly cursed, but pretty much ''revealing''.

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** In ch 72, Switch reccomends Shinzou to use Gintoki's clothes. More even funnier in In the anime since anime, Switch (Creator/TomokazuSugita) even uses Gin's Gintoki's tone of voice while doing this suggestion and the others [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] it.
* To ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
**
In episode 3 3, Bossun asks Himeko if she can master [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Bankai]]. The episode/chapter where Himeko replaces her hockey-stick has hockey-stick, Bossun suggest that she even suggests her to name it 'like "like a zanpakuto'.
zanpakuto".
** Switch apparently introduces himself and states that his favorite Espada (Aaroniero Arruruerie) is Aaroniero Arruruerie in the manga and manga, while he states his favorite Vizard (Kensei Muguruma) Muguruma), in the anime. The last is also a shout out reference to his [[Creator/TomokazuSugita seiyuu]] voice actor]] as well, since he also previously voiced him.
him in the ''Bleach'' anime.
* Reiko Yuuki's design is a whole reference to the StringyHairedGhostGirl trope, that became popular once ''Literature/TheRing'' was released. She even "curses" Switch.
**
In episode 5 5, the way Yuuki she enters the Sket Dan club room is an obvious reference to the [[Literature/TheRing Ringu]] (especially as famous scene where Sadako comes from TV (instead, Yuuki is using the window), and it is used again in the eyecatch is the same but with a (although the background was changed to TV static. Given her being that [[StringyHairedGhostGirl ghostly]] in appearance, it fits her character as well.
static).
** Played again with Reiko Her introduction in the [[AlternateUniverse Ninja universe]] chapter.
chapter is played with in a similar manner to Sadako's pond scene.
** Episode 10 of the anime 10's plot starts off as a largely {{bowdlerised}} parody of {{Ringu}}, the ''The Ring''[='=]s movie, with a ''cursed'' videotape (not exactly cursed, but pretty much ''revealing''.it becomes very ''revealing'' later).



* In episode 8 the anime that Momoka is trying to get a part on is called [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Futari wa Nervous]], one of the guys watching the audition looks very like [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]] (and he is even voiced by the man himself).
** And then there's the spin-off/sequel, [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 No! Nervous 5]].
* Also Bossun excepted the MagicalGirl's CatchPhrase while they were helping Momoka to be InTheNameOfTheMoon and he did the [[Franchise/SailorMoon pose]] too.
* Episode 10 starts with a hilariously accurate parody of Manga/KimiNiTodoke at the beginning. In the manga, the original chapter was parodying [[Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent Ichigo 100%]].
* Episode 15 introduces us a teacher who looks like [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason]] with J-son as his nickname, for all things. Later, Date writes a spiral which Switch thinks he is referring to ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' but Date was in reality meaning ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Switch can also be seen playing a game based on Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn.
** Despite being a visual expy of Jason, J-son actually prefers [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaws]] over machetes, and his first appearance has him replace [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]] in some pretty obvious scene homages (in the form of an [[ImagineSpot imagine spot]] and the episode's [[EyeCatch eye catch]]).
** From the manga equivalence of Dante's first appearance, Switch mentions that he, using a symbol with furigana, reminds him of the Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro's chapter titles.
* Episode 16 has Bossun watching [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transforminators 5]].
* Reading Hyperion game piece name Dodon-don-dodon out loud sounds suspiciously like [[ThemeTune the opening to]] [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} a certain movie franchise]]. Also a somewhat [[PunnyName Punny name]].
* Episode 19/Chapter 48 has Bossun getting his hair cut like Goku from Manga/DragonBall and Switch channels Cell and he [[TrrrillingRrrs even imitates]] his [[Creator/NorioWakamoto seiyuu]] (Being said, this is not the first and only time Sugita has imitated Wakamoto's voice.)

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* One of the ShowWithinAShow in the series (which Switch is a fan of), is an anime called ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Futari wa Nervous]]'', and it even has an SpinOff called ''[[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 No! Nervous 5]]''.
**
In episode 8 the anime that 8, while Momoka is trying to get a part role on is called [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Futari wa Nervous]], it, one of the guys watching the audition looks very like [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]] (and he is even voiced by the man himself).
** And then there's the spin-off/sequel, [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 No! Nervous 5]].
* Also Bossun once excepted the MagicalGirl's CatchPhrase while they were helping Momoka to be InTheNameOfTheMoon and he did the [[Franchise/SailorMoon pose]] too.
* Episode While episode 10 starts with a hilariously accurate parody of Manga/KimiNiTodoke ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' (scene by scene as the anime's adaptation) at the beginning. In beginning, the manga, the original chapter it was parodying [[Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent Ichigo 100%]].
based on in the manga uses a parody of ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent''.
* Episode 15 introduces us a teacher who J-son, one of the teachers at Kaimei Academy, looks like [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason]] with J-son as his nickname, for all things. Later, Date writes a spiral which Switch thinks he is referring to ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' but Date was in reality meaning ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Switch can also be seen playing a game based on Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn.
**
Jason]]. Despite being a visual expy of Jason, J-son actually prefers [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaws]] over machetes, and his first appearance has him replace [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]] in some pretty obvious scene homages (in the form of an [[ImagineSpot imagine spot]] and the episode's [[EyeCatch eye catch]]).
EyeCatch).
* In episode 15, when Dante is introduced, he writes a spiral which Switch thinks he is referring to ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', but he was actually saying that he liked ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Switch can also be seen playing a game based on ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
** From In the manga equivalence of Dante's first appearance, manga, Switch mentions that he, Dante using a symbol with furigana, furigana reminds him of the Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro's ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''[='=]s chapter titles.
* Episode 16 has Bossun watching [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transforminators 5]].
5]]''.
* Reading the Hyperion game piece piece's name Dodon-don-dodon "Dodon-don-dodon" out loud sounds suspiciously like [[ThemeTune the opening to]] [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} a certain the Franchise/{{Terminator}} movie franchise]]. Also franchise. It's also a somewhat [[PunnyName Punny name]].
PunnyName.
* From ''Manga/DragonBall'':
**
Episode 19/Chapter 48 has Bossun getting his hair cut like Goku from Manga/DragonBall Goku, and Switch channels Cell and he [[TrrrillingRrrs even imitates]] his [[Creator/NorioWakamoto seiyuu]] (Being voice actor, Creator/NorioWakamoto (being said, this is not the first and only time Sugita Creator/TomokazuSugita has [[Series/TokyoEncounter imitated Wakamoto's voice.voice]].)



** When Koma hits Bossun with her ''Koma's cannon' in chapter 95, Bossun ends up with a rather familiar death stance in the ground...

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** When Koma hits Bossun with her ''Koma's cannon' in chapter 95, Bossun ends up with a rather familiar Yamcha's [[AscendedMeme death stance in the ground...ground]]...



* In episode 20, Himeko briefly turns into Eiji (complete with weird hair and pencil) from ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''.
** In chapter 72, Shinzou is dressed AND acting as Eiji, too. The NextEpisodePreview of episode 30, has him talking about his dreams, similar animation, and even an CaptainErsatz for Azuki.
** Roman's introduction to her guide to how to draw a manga, in chapter 115, mentions the series' name to look up with some terms as for example, what a ''name'' is.
** Roman also makes a promise as the one of Mashiro and Miho, in episode 9.
* In the first chapter, when Teppei is with the Sket dan, Bossun gives him the name of Penki Kurai-man, which Switch pronounces it like [[Manga/DGrayMan P.Cry-man]] and then Himeko lampshades this in a tsukomi reclaim.
* Episode 23 has a feast with ''[[ShowWithinAShow Magical Delinquent Liberty Maji]]'', which logo, footage (almost shot by shot) and a DVD design are based in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* Episode 24 has [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrkrbi8PYn1qdw6rho1_500.jpg a man in the background]] that will look awfully familiar to ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' fans.
* Chapter 129 has one to Franchise/HarryPotter, with the group getting an owl, that at some extents it also gets lampshaded by the group, given the awkward silence they have when they rescue it in the first place.
* Chapter 140 has one also, with Bossun playing with a [[BlandNameProduct Shian of the Counterattack]] figure, and telling Himeko to not insult [[Anime/CodeGeass Code A]].
* Episode 29 has one with Switch saying ''Something has disappeared, like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]](to those unfamiliar, Switch's voice actor was Kyon).
* Episode 30 has a shout out to, of all things, ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman''. One of the members of the Slender {{sentai}} team is "sepia," one of the same colors of the Shinesman. Himeko calls sepia a lame color, referencing a RunningGag in Shinesman of people making fun of their colors.
* Episode 38 has Bossun picking up a toy sword and proclaiming [[Anime/GaoGaiGar This is the Key to Victory!]]
* The game system in episode 39/chapter 91 resembles the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom]] (mostly because it is a Chinese Bootleg, made by Master Huang himself). The video game the characters play is a bizarre cross between Franchise/SuperMarioBros (with even suspicious similar protagonists' names) and VideoGame/DragonQuest (the random enemies battles). Additionally, the dialogue over the first eyecatch of the anime was one of the slogans from the advertisements for the game [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 MOTHER]].
** Speaking of the Mario Bros, two waaay too similar characters appear in the Sports School Festival on Kaimei... Suwa Mario-kun and Luigi-kun... who's only time to shine is in there (supposed to be pros at obstacle courses).
* They are many shout outs to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' from Dio's 'WRYYYYYYY' vampire cry in episode 22/chapter 40, to a ''Stand'' in chapter 55, inconciously convocated by Roman in her how to draw manga guide... to the ridicously funny ''pose'' that Bossun ends up in ch 220.
** Roman's 'stand' in her shoujo manga is named Lover Soul in the same nature that Araki does normally in his series. It's probably referring to J-music group, Judy And Mary, too.
** In the NextEpisodePreview of episode 6, Switch mentions ''Yare Yare Daze'', in Jotaro Kujo's way of saying it. It's funny, that later Tomokazu Sugita would have voiced another Joestar as well, Joseph Joestar [[spoiler: who is the grandfather of Jotaro later in ''Part 3: Stardust Crusaders'']] in the TV Animation from 2012.
** The phrase of 'Yare Yare Daze'' is also played on a cardboard in a record/DVD store in episode 43.
* In chapter 220, Switch goes to see a seiyuu by the name of Marina Onoue, a play on Momoka's VA, Creator/MarinaInoue.
* Several mentions of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' are also in there, like the time they were playing ''Hyperion'' with a figurine that looked so much from the original protagonist of the series, and mentions around here and there of the ''Kinniku Buster''.
* Other references to Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn are made especially in the anime with Gokudera (named as [[MythologyGag Gowadera]]) appearing in the cover of the ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' when the manga based on the Student Council surfaces. He also appears on Dante's flashback in episode 15.
** In the crossover chapter/episode with Gintama, Shinpachi refers to the series, when changing two characters in the name of a manga series as ''Ritekyo Hitman CABORN!''.
* From Manga/{{Naruto}} besides Dante liking the series:
** The plot of the Ninja World's AlternateUniverse chapter is based mostly on it. With such references as Bossun's saying '-ttebayo' and Switch's changing clothes to make him look cooler (like a Genin).
** Bossun, at the end of the mini-arc of the Fake Fortune Teller, he mentions 'dattebayo'.
** In the full Biscuit Dance chapter, when Agata is suggesting for a play, Dante mentions of a 'Masked Shitobi' (Kakashi).
** Kiri's dad thinks that Sasuke sounds much as a ninja name... sadly, Tsubaki really sucks at learning ninja skills (though in defense, it couldn't be just a reference to ''Naruto'', Sasuke is indeed used for many ninja characters, one in mind is the servant of Kuno Tatewaki, who was an exclusive character for the anime series of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* The tail of the Genesis' "net" is called [[Manga/OnePiece One Piece]] [[Manga/FairyTail Fairy Tail]].
* Roman, being almost the 'Queen of Old-School Shoujo Manga' in Kaimei, often refers to old shoujo works such as ''Manga/CandyCandy'' ("My prince of the Hill" which Switch refers it to be from the source material of ''Gyarando Gyarando'')), she channels sometimes as one of the characters in ''Manga/GlassMask''.
* The first appearance of [[AuthorAvatar Enta Hinohara]] in episode 09 is that ''misleading'' in the anime since he looked like a certain [[Creator/OsamuTezuka God of Manga]]... covered in light.
** Speaking of whom, the shonen manga club's assesor. Kezuka, is a race-flipped reference to him as well.
* Mentions of Anime/{{Doraemon}} are also done around the series. The chocolates the Himeko and Bossun were eating in the chapter were Dante was looking for his mechanical pencil, are a parody of the famous cosmic cat, and Chuu-san is referred as "he thinks like he is Doraemon or something".
* Roman Saotome is a walking [[ShoujoDemographic Old-School Shoujo]] echoing trope, and Gaou Ugajin (introduced in ch 219) has panels and a misleading communication problem based on dialogues of [[ShonenDemographic Old-School Shonen]] series such as, more notoriously, ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
** Speaking of Gaou... he could be a direct shout-out to one of Hirohiko Araki's first works (Baou, from 1984-85) or well, Raoh from ''Fist of the North Star'' to reforce the old-school battle shonen genre reference in his speech.
* One of the alternate universes played in the manga is a whole play on the Dragon Quest RPG format, just that it comes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels.
** The song that Switch's is 'hummin' is the Overture fo the franchise too.
* Bossun about comparing Koma's family sizes. Her grandpa when serving food to Cherry looked like [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf was sharing food with Frodo]], and her dad, when standing up from the table where they were eating looked like an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA]].
** Bossun comparing Koma's strength in a previous chapter as like she has the force of a [[Manga/AttackOnTitan titan]].
* Himeko's maid outfit in the Culture Festival of 2009 made her look as Hilda from Manga/{{Beelzebub}}, as pointed by Bossun.
** Switch and Bossun then made a cameo in that series as well.
* Saaya's fanclub is called the [=AGT38=], a shout out to Music/AKB48 whose one of their units, French Kiss, sung the first opening of the anime series.
* At one episode of the series, Switch can be seen playing a game about Manga/{{Saki}}
** Also at one of the episodes, you can see a poster of the Vice Captain of Kazekoshi Girls School Kana Ikeda on a bulletin board.
* Dante was from the very beginning a shout out to VisualKei singers, more specifically, Music/{{Gackt}}. Who ended up voicing him in the anime series.
* In New Year's (2010), Bossun and Tsubaki are playing a game which looks similarly to VideoGame/MonsterHunter.
* The ''Party! Hallelujah!'' single cover is based on the one of Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik of ''Music/RedHotChiliPeppers''.
* In the first episode, Switch states that Teppei's favorite [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Mobile Suit]] is Victory from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam''. Since Teppei is also voiced by Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi, he was Uso Erwin, who pilots the Victory, as well.
* A series named ''Mobile Force'' is definitely a play on some of the ''Gundam'' series as well.
* Roman's peers from the other (shonen) manga club, Sainon and Magarfunkle are a reference to ''Simon and Garfunkle''.
* Funny Bunny, the song that gets sung by The Sketchbook in the anime and manga is definitely a shoutout in consideration of Music/ThePillows. The band sung later the first ending of the series (Comic Sonic), too. Visually speaking, in the anime series, the CD that Bossun receives to practice the bass, is the ''Rock Stock & Too Smoking'' hits album from 2009.
* Switch and Bossun are playing Videogame/TatsunokoVSCapcom in Episode 3. No wonder, since Creator/TatsunokoProduction made the anime series in the first place. They are playing as Gan-chan from ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' and Jun from ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]''.
* The friends of Momoka are named after the folk tale ''Literature/{{Momotaro}}'''s main characters. A dog (Inui, inu), a monkey (Sarukawa, saru) and a pheasant (Kijima, Kiji). Momoka is named after Momotaro, as well.
** The Sket Dan is requested to make an adaptation of the story after the success they had with the act they did for the kindergarten in an earlier chapter, but it turns to be so weird.
* The band where Switch formed part in the Kaimei Rock Festival arc is named ch-ch, referring to a certain Japanese [[{{Imageboards}} imageboard]].
* During chapter 181, at first we see Switch's watching a horror movie trailer, probably a shout out to Film/JuOn.
* When Chuuma goes to meet Remi's parents, they confuse one of his words to think he is referring to USA's president, UsefulNotes/BarackObama.
* With Harry-sensei's introduction in chapter 254 and his like of Spy movies, references to Film/JamesBond, Film/MissionImpossible and Series/TwentyFour are inevitable to avoid.

to:

* From ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'':
**
In episode 20, Himeko briefly turns into Eiji Nizuma (complete with weird hair and pencil) from ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''.
pencil).
** In chapter 72, Shinzou is gets dressed AND and starts acting as Eiji, too. as well. The NextEpisodePreview of episode 30, has him talking about his dreams, with a similar animation, and even an CaptainErsatz for Miho Azuki.
** Roman's introduction to her guide to how to draw a manga, in chapter 115, mentions the series' name series to look up with some technical terms that a common reader may not know, such as for example, what a ''name'' is.
** Roman also makes a promise as the one of Moritaka Mashiro and Miho, Miho Azuki, in episode 9.
* In the first chapter, when Teppei is with the Sket dan, Dan, Bossun gives him the name of Penki Kurai-man, "Penki Kurai-man", which Switch pronounces it like [[Manga/DGrayMan P.Cry-man]] and then Cry-man]]. Himeko lampshades this in a tsukomi tsukkomi reclaim.
* Episode 23 has a feast with ''[[ShowWithinAShow Magical Delinquent Liberty Maji]]'', which logo, footage (almost (''almost'' shot by shot) and a DVD cover design are based in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* Episode 24 has [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrkrbi8PYn1qdw6rho1_500.jpg a man in the background]] that will look awfully familiar to ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' fans.
*
Chapter 129 has one makes a reference to Franchise/HarryPotter, with ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', when the group getting Sket Dan finds out an owl, that at some extents it also gets owl. This becomes even lampshaded by the group, given the awkward silence they have when they rescue it in the first place.
* Chapter 140 has one also, with In chapter 140, Bossun is playing with a [[BlandNameProduct Shian of the Counterattack]] figure, and telling Himeko to not insult [[Anime/CodeGeass ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Code A]].
A]]''.
* Episode 29 has one with In episode 29, Switch saying ''Something mentions "Something has disappeared, like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]](to those unfamiliar, Switch's voice actor was Haruhi]]", another reference to a past role voiced by Sugita (in this case, Kyon).
* Episode 30 has a shout out to, of all things, an obscure reference to ''Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman''. One of the members of the Slender {{sentai}} team is "sepia," "Sepia," one of the same colors of the Shinesman. Himeko even calls sepia a lame color, referencing a RunningGag in Shinesman of the series, where people making regularly made fun of their the group's colors.
* Episode 38 has In episode 38, Bossun picking picks up a toy sword (to break out from the room the Sket Dan were trapped in) and proclaiming [[Anime/GaoGaiGar proclaims "[[Anime/GaoGaiGar This is the Key to Victory!]]
Victory!]]"
* The game system in episode 39/chapter 91 resembles the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom]] (mostly because (although it is a Chinese Bootleg, made by Master Huang himself). The video game the characters play is a bizarre cross between Franchise/SuperMarioBros ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (with even suspicious similar protagonists' names) and VideoGame/DragonQuest (the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' (with random enemies battles). battles and JRPG content). Additionally, the dialogue over the first eyecatch of the anime was one of the slogans from that was used in the advertisements for the game [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 MOTHER]].
** Speaking of the Mario Bros, two waaay too similar characters
''[[VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings MOTHER]]''.
* Two [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros VERY familiar characters]]
appear in the Sports School Festival on Kaimei... Suwa Mario-kun Kaimei, although they are named "Mario-kun Suwa" and Luigi-kun... who's only "Luigi-kun Suwa"... and their time to shine is in there (supposed the Sports Festival (as they are supposed to be pros at obstacle courses).
* They are many shout outs to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' from Dio's 'WRYYYYYYY' To ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** DIO's "WRYYYYYYY"
vampire cry is used in episode 22/chapter 40, to by Switch, the local LargeHam otaku.
** Roman draws
a ''Stand'' in chapter 55, inconciously convocated by Roman in her how "How to draw manga guide... to Draw Manga" guide.
** Himeko lampshades that
the ridicously funny ''pose'' pose that Bossun ends up after getting mistakenly glued in ch 220.
chapter 220 is one of the typical ridiculous poses that Hirohiko Araki draws in his manga series.
** Roman's 'stand' "stand" in her shoujo manga is named Lover Soul "Lover Soul", in the same nature that Araki does normally in his series. It's series, which itself references any of his musical influences. This one is probably referring to J-music group, the j-music band, Judy And Mary, too.
Mary.
** In the NextEpisodePreview of episode 6, Switch mentions ''Yare Yare Daze'', in one of the most common phrases that Jotaro Kujo's way of saying it. It's funny, that later Tomokazu Sugita would have voiced another Joestar as well, Joseph Joestar [[spoiler: who is the grandfather of Jotaro later in ''Part 3: Stardust Crusaders'']] Kujo uses in the TV Animation from 2012.
** The
series. This same phrase of 'Yare Yare Daze'' is also played seen on a cardboard in a record/DVD store in episode 43.
* In chapter 220, Switch goes is going to see a seiyuu by meet & greet session with the name of voice actress, Marina Onoue, Onoue. Her name is a play on Momoka's VA, Creator/MarinaInoue.
* Several mentions of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' are also seen in there, the series, like the time they were the Sket Dan was playing ''Hyperion'' Hyperion with a figurine that looked so much from like the original protagonist of the series, and there are also mentions around here and there of the ''Kinniku Buster''.
* Other references to Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn are made especially in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** In
the anime with anime, Gokudera (named as [[MythologyGag Gowadera]]) appearing appears in the cover of the ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' when the manga based on the Student Council surfaces.gets serialized. He also appears on Dante's flashback in episode 15.
** In the crossover chapter/episode with Gintama, ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Shinpachi refers makes a reference to the series, its title, when changing two characters in the name of a manga series as from ''Kattekyo Hitman Reborn!'' to ''Ritekyo Hitman CABORN!''.
Caborn!''.
* From Manga/{{Naruto}} Manga/{{Naruto}}, besides Dante liking the series:
** The plot of the Ninja World's AlternateUniverse chapter is based mostly on it. With such references as Bossun's saying '-ttebayo' its basic premise. Bossun also mentions "-ttebayo" when finishing a phrase, and Switch's changing clothes reason to make change his clothing is because it "makes him look cooler (like a Genin).
Genin)".
** Bossun, at At the end of the mini-arc of the Fake Fortune Teller, he Teller arc, Bossun mentions 'dattebayo'.
"dattebayo".
** In the full Biscuit Dance chapter, when Agata is suggesting suggests a topic for a play, play they will do, Dante (being a ''Naruto'' fan in the normal universe) mentions of a 'Masked Shitobi' (Kakashi).
"Masked Shitobi" (a reference to Kakashi).
** Kiri's dad thinks that Sasuke "Sasuke" sounds much as a ninja name... sadly, name (like Sasuke Uchiha), but Tsubaki really sucks at learning ninja skills (though in (in his defense, it couldn't would be just a regular reference to ninjas and not only to ''Naruto'', Sasuke is indeed used since it's an usual name for many ninja characters, one in mind is the servant of Kuno Tatewaki, who was an exclusive character for the anime series of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
characters).
* The tail of the Genesis' "net" is called [[Manga/OnePiece "[[Manga/OnePiece One Piece]] [[Manga/FairyTail Fairy Tail]].
Tail]]".
* Roman, being almost Roman Saotome, who is mostly the 'Queen "Queen of Old-School Shoujo Manga' in Manga" at Kaimei, often refers makes reference to old shoujo works titles from the 70s and earlier 80s, such as ''Manga/CandyCandy'' ("My prince of the Hill" which Switch refers mentions that it to be comes from the source material of ''Gyarando Gyarando'')), Gyarando''), and she even channels sometimes as one of the characters in ''Manga/GlassMask''.
''Manga/GlassMask'', at times.
* The first appearance of [[AuthorAvatar Enta Hinohara]] in episode 09 109 is that very ''misleading'' in the anime since he looked like a certain [[Creator/OsamuTezuka God of Manga]]... covered in light.
** Speaking of whom,
light (also serving as BreakingTheFourthWall in the shonen manga, since their "god" is the author of the series, Kenta Shinohara himself).
* The two members from the Shonen Manga club (Michinori Magata and Nozomu Saikawa) are based on ''Manga Michi''[='=]s main semibiographical characters, the famous
manga creator duo, Creator/FujikoFujio (Motoo Abiko and Hiroshi Fujimoto). Abiko, in turn, is the author of ''Manga Michi''. Instead of using a pun back to "Fujiko Fujio", they are instead called "[[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Sainon and Magarfunkel]]", and their club's assesor. Kezuka, adviser is a race-flipped reference based on Creator/OsamuTezuka, who was Abiko and Fujimoto's mentor earlier in their career.
** Shinohara uses some references back
to him ''Manga Michi'' ("Are you sure you want to follow the ''manga's road''?"), and ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' as well.
* Mentions of Anime/{{Doraemon}}
well. For ''Doraemon'', there are also done around the series. The visual parodies (the chocolates the that Himeko and Bossun were are eating in the a chapter were Dante was looking for his mechanical pencil, are a parody of the series) or concepts related to the famous cosmic cat, gadgeteer cat such as Switch's (sometimes useless) inventions and Chuu-san is referred as "he Chuuma-sensei's new formulas ("he thinks like he is Doraemon or something".
something").
* While Roman Saotome is a walking [[ShoujoDemographic Old-School Shoujo]] echoing trope, and Gaou Ugajin (introduced in ch chapter 219) has panels and a misleading communication problem based on dialogues of [[ShonenDemographic Old-School Shonen]] series such as, more notoriously, ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
** Speaking of Gaou... he Gaou's name could be a direct shout-out to one of Hirohiko Araki's first works (Baou, from (''Baou'' which was serialized in 1984-85) or well, Raoh ''Raoh'' from ''Fist of the North Star'' to reforce strength the old-school battle shonen genre reference in his speech.
* One of the alternate universes played in the manga is a whole play on the Dragon Quest ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' RPG format, format (the change of jobs, the character's roles), just that it comes wrong in so... ''so'' many levels.
levels (Bossun ends up as a ''slime'', to mention an example).
** The song that Switch's Switch is 'hummin' humming is the Overture fo of the franchise too.
franchise.
* When Bossun about and Cherry get invited to Koma's house, Bossun starts comparing Koma's family sizes. Her grandpa when When serving food to Cherry Cherry, Koma's grandpa looked like [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf was sharing his food with Frodo]], and Frodo]]". When her dad, when dad was standing up from the table where they were eating eating, he looked like an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA]].
EVA]] model.
** In a previous chapter, Bossun comparing compared Koma's strength in a previous chapter as like she has with the force of a [[Manga/AttackOnTitan titan]].
* Himeko's Bossun points out that Himeko, when using a maid outfit in (in the Culture Festival of 2009 made her look as Kaimei Cultural Festival), looked like Hilda from Manga/{{Beelzebub}}, as pointed by Bossun.
**
''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. Switch and Bossun then made a cameo in that series some time later, as well.
* Saaya's fanclub is called the named as [=AGT38=], a shout out reference to Music/AKB48 whose one Music/AKB48. One of their units, sub-units, French Kiss, sung the first opening of the anime series.
* At one episode of the series, Switch can be seen playing a game about Manga/{{Saki}}
** Also at one of the episodes, you can see
''Manga/{{Saki}}'', and in another episode there's a poster of the Vice Captain of Kazekoshi Girls School School, Kana Ikeda Ikeda, on a bulletin board.
* Dante Dante's whole character was from the very beginning a shout out to based on VisualKei singers, more specifically, Music/{{Gackt}}. Who ended up voicing him in the anime series.
Music/{{Gackt}}.
* In the New Year's (2010), Year Day for 2010, Bossun and Tsubaki are playing a game which looks similarly er similar to VideoGame/MonsterHunter.
''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''.
* The ''Party! Hallelujah!'' single cover is based on the one of Blood, "Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik Magik" of ''Music/RedHotChiliPeppers''.
* In the first episode, Switch states that Teppei's favorite [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Mobile Suit]] is Victory from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam''. Since Teppei Similar to Creator/TomokazuSugita's auto references, this one is also voiced by for Teppei's voice actor, Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi, he who was Uso Erwin, who pilots the Victory, as well.
Victory's pilot.
* A series named ''Mobile Force'' is definitely a play on some of the ''Gundam'' ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series as well.
* Roman's peers from the other (shonen) manga club, Sainon and Magarfunkle are a reference to ''Simon and Garfunkle''.
* Funny Bunny,
"Funny Bunny", the song that gets sung by The Sketchbook in the anime and manga series is definitely a shoutout in consideration of the song by Music/ThePillows. The band sung later the first ending of the series (Comic Sonic), too. Visually speaking, When Bossun learns to play bass, in the anime series, the CD that Bossun he receives to practice the bass, a CD that is the ''Rock The Pillows' "Rock Stock & Too Smoking'' Smoking" hits album from 2009.
* Switch and Bossun are playing Videogame/TatsunokoVSCapcom ''Videogame/TatsunokoVSCapcom'' in Episode 3. No wonder, since Creator/TatsunokoProduction made the anime series in the first place. They are playing as Gan-chan from ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' and Jun from ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]''.
''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
* The Momoka's friends of Momoka are named after the folk tale ''Literature/{{Momotaro}}'''s ''Literature/{{Momotaro}}''[='=]s main characters. A characters -- a dog (Inui, inu), "inu"), a monkey (Sarukawa, saru) "saru") and a pheasant (Kijima, Kiji)."kiji"). Momoka is named after Momotaro, as well.
** The Sket Dan is requested to make an adaptation of the story after the success they had with the act they did for the kindergarten in an earlier chapter, but it turns to be so weird.
''weird''.
* The Switch's former band where Switch formed part in for the Kaimei Rock Festival arc is named ch-ch, "ch-ch", referring to a certain 2ch, the infamous Japanese [[{{Imageboards}} imageboard]].
* During chapter 181, at first we see Switch's Switch watching a horror movie trailer, probably a shout out trailer similar to Film/JuOn.
the movie ''Film/JuOn''.
* When Chuuma goes to meet Remi's parents, they confuse one of his words to think speech words, thinking that he is referring to USA's president, was talking about the U.S. president at the time, UsefulNotes/BarackObama.
* With Harry-sensei's introduction in chapter 254 and his like Harry-sensei, one of Spy the English teacher of Kaimei, is introduced as someone who loves spy-related movies, such references to Film/JamesBond, Film/MissionImpossible ''Franchise/JamesBond'', ''Film/MissionImpossible'' and Series/TwentyFour are inevitable ''Series/TwentyFour'' were unavoidable to avoid.use.
17th Feb '16 1:12:55 PM otaking3582
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** Despite being a visual expy of Jason, J-son actually prefers [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaws]] over machetes, and his first appearance has him replace [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]] in some pretty obvious scene homages (in the form of an [[ImagineSpot imagine spot]] and the episode's [[EyeCatch eye catch]]).
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* The first appeareance of [[AuthorAvatar Enta Hinohara]] in episode 09 is that ''misleading'' in the anime since he looked like a certain [[OsamuTezuka God of Manga]]... covered in light.

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* The first appeareance appearance of [[AuthorAvatar Enta Hinohara]] in episode 09 is that ''misleading'' in the anime since he looked like a certain [[OsamuTezuka [[Creator/OsamuTezuka God of Manga]]... covered in light.
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* Episode 19/Chapter 48 has Bossun getting his hair cut like Goku from Manga/DragonBall and Switch channels Cell and he [[TrrrillingRrrs even imitates]] his [[NorioWakamoto seiyuu]] (Being said, this is not the first and only time Sugita has imitated Wakamoto's voice.)

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* Episode 19/Chapter 48 has Bossun getting his hair cut like Goku from Manga/DragonBall and Switch channels Cell and he [[TrrrillingRrrs even imitates]] his [[NorioWakamoto [[Creator/NorioWakamoto seiyuu]] (Being said, this is not the first and only time Sugita has imitated Wakamoto's voice.)
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