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This page lists {{Shout Out}}s seen in various Anime and Manga series.

Japanese works tend to be very fond of these.

For related tropes, see [[ShoutOut the index page]].

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[[index]]
* ShoutOut/AssassinationClassroom
* ShoutOut/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts
* ShoutOut/{{Beelzebub}}
* ShoutOut/BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove
* ShoutOut/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai
* ShoutOut/CatPlanetCuties
* ShoutOut/DetectiveConan
* ShoutOut/DeathNote
* ShoutOut/{{Digimon}}
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonAdventure''
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonAdventure02''
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonTamers''
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonFrontier''
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonSavers''
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonXrosWars''
** ''ShoutOut/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime''
* ShoutOut/DokiDokiPrecure
* ShoutOut/DragonHalf
* ShoutOut/{{Durarara}}
* ShoutOut/EurekaSeven
* ShoutOut/ExcelSaga
* ShoutOut/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex
* ShoutOut/GhostSweeperMikami
* ShoutOut/{{Gintama}}
* ShoutOut/GirlsUndPanzer
* ShoutOut/HaiyoreNyarkoSan
* ShoutOut/HaruhiSuzumiya
* ShoutOut/HayateTheCombatButler
* ShoutOut/HighschoolOfTheDead
* ShoutOut/{{Jewelpet}}
* ShoutOut/JoJosBizarreAdventure
* ShoutOut/KillLaKill
* ShoutOut/LuckyStar
* [[ShoutOut/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]
* ShoutOut/MahouSenseiNegima
* ShoutOut/MariaHolic
* ShoutOut/MawaruPenguindrum
* ShoutOut/MazingerZ
* ShoutOut/MazingerAngels
* ShoutOut/MobileSuitGundam00
* ShoutOut/{{Naruto}}
* ShoutOut/{{NEEDLESS}}
* ShoutOut/NeonGenesisEvangelion
* ShoutOut/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular
* ShoutOut/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai
* ShoutOut/OutbreakCompany
* ShoutOut/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt
* ShoutOut/{{Patlabor}}
* ShoutOut/RosarioToVampire
* ShoutOut/SayonaraZetsubouSensei
* ShoutOut/SerialExperimentsLain
* ShoutOut/SgtFrog
* ShoutOut/{{Shirobako}}
* ShoutOut/ShokugekiNoSoma
* ShoutOut/SKETDance
* ShoutOut/SpaceDandy
* ShoutOut/TengenToppaGurrenLagann
* ShoutOut/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows
* ShoutOut/{{Yaiba}}
* ShoutOut/YandereKanojo
* ShoutOut/ZettaiKarenChildren
[[/index]]

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!!Other examples:
* Episode 12 of ''Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai'' is crammed with little (and large) references to a vast number of American movies. Other episodes include shoutouts to ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', and a truly staggering number of references to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' -- just to name a ''few''.
** Don't forget the reference to the Lumberjack sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
* In the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] {{doujinshi}} collection ''Official Casebook: The Phoenix Wright Files'', Maya is concerned that Phoenix [[BreakingTheFourthWall doesn't have any cool action moves and that the manga will suffer for it.]] She then points out his [[AnimeHair spiky hair]] and suggests that maybe he could [[TransformationSequence transform]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ into a blonde]] or something.
* The ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex-tan'' omake is itself an imitation of the ''ShakuganNoShana-tan'' omake and makes clear reference to it several times. The ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' tiger makes an appearance, too, for the same reason--same publisher/studio (J.C. Staff).
** Speaking of ''Index'', it doesn't really shy away from referencing. Straight in the first episode/volume is Misaka asking Touma "Geez... what were you doing? Pretending to be a Samaritanian, protecting delinquents... are you a [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka certain hot-blooded teacher]]?"
*** In episode 20, Yoshikawa is having doubts that Accelerator can save Last Order in time. His response is to throw the phone away and remark "[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Ore ga dare da to omotte yagaru?!]]"
* In one episode of ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Ah! Megami-sama]]: [[OddlyNamedSequel Sorezore no Tsubasa]]'', Skuld sets one of her inventions, controlled by a SNES controller, to reset with a variant of the [[ClassicCheatCode Konami Code]] (SET SET instead of B A). It could be coincidence, but...
* Chapter 215 of ''Manga/AirGear'' contains a ShoutOut to ''Manga/DeathNote'': "I'm gonna be an entity that not even Yagami Light could manage to be!"
** Also, in another chapter Ikki eats from a cup of noodles with [[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Itoshiki Nozomu's]] face on it.
** And chapter 222 has pages ripped directly from the first volume of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', used as a source of inspiration for one character.
** The series also references ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' when Ikki wears a headband with a character's name on it, and ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' twice. Once with Ringo summoning Star Platinum after being groped, the TV-headed announcer guy during the Behemoth match giving off a WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
*** The Kazu vs Aeon Clock match is one giant JJBA tribute. Aeon's style involves "freezing time", complete with some of Dio's lines (Toki wo Tomare!), and Kazu contemplating defeating him using a steamroller.
** Ohm of the Sleeping Forest has a special move called "BubblegumCrisis".
* In an ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' manga {{omake}} chapter, Kaoru's [[UnwantedHarem harem]] is instructed to clean the house, and when they get to his room, the girls stumble upon a PornStash (poorly) hidden under his bed. [[{{Meido}} Taeko]] then says "I think dirty thoughts are bad!", a catch phrase used by the title character in ''{{Mahoromatic}}''.
* The English dub of Alien 9 has a Anime/{{Pokemon}} shout-out when a nameless student -- voiced by Veronica Taylor, who also played Ash Ketchum -- while chasing a small alien creature with a gang of his friends, gleefully chortles, "Gotta catch 'em all!"
* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'' practically every word that comes out of TK's mouth is a Shout Out. References include ''Film/TheTerminator'', BobDylan, and many other musical references, cementing his status as the EnsembleDarkHorse.
** At one point, Otonashi attempts to imagine what Angel's house would look like. What comes up are heavily pixellated versions of [[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle Howl's castle]] and [[CastleInTheSky Laputa.]]
* The ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' LightNovels have a habit of referencing American movies, particularly gangster flicks. This goes meta in ''Bullet Garden'', when several Mask Makers mooks have a Tarantino-like SeinfeldianConversation about how they're totally having one of those Tarantino-like {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s.
-->"Then I guess I'm Steve Buscemi."\\
"No, I'm Buscemi."\\
"I wanna be Buscemi."\\
"Don't be stupid. How can a girl be Steve Buscemi?"\\
"But he's Mr. Pink, right? That means it's okay for a girl to be him."
* ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu''. Umm... One piece of advice: watch the background. By the time you see ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', you would already be dead from laughter.
* [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] [[http://twitpic.com/8rte7v appears in a sign]] in fellow Creator/StudioShaft series ''[[LightNovel/BakeMonogatari Nisemonogatari]]''.
* In the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', the creators ShoutOut twice to their previous series ''Manga/DeathNote''; once when a character jokes about a school book being a Death Note, then when someone references a quote from the mangaka themselves. The series also makes {{ShoutOut}}s to the popularity of ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/OnePiece''. And this is all in the first chapter.
** Thrice. A character mentions "feeling like I was Gevanni", one of the SPK members.
** A conversation of Jump manga ordering talked about how some of the guys favorite ecchi mangas (like ''ToLoveRu'', I''s, and ''Manga/IchigoOneHundredPercent'') did worse than others due to people not wanting others to see they had ranked those higher, thus getting lower status and less color pages.
* Most of the characters in ''{{Bastard}}!!'' are named after 80s metal musicians. Then again, the entire show is rife with such ThemeNaming, extending to countries, organizations and even spells.
* The ''BattleAthletes Victory'' series has a pair of athletes recite the Konami Code to break the concentration of their opponents in a three-legged race.
* Not to be left behind, ''BGataHKei'' has a few of its own:
** There was a parody of ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' in episode 6.
** "The White Death" [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_Häyhä Simo Häyhä]] can briefly be seen standing behind Yamada's classmate Kobayashi firing a shot from his signature rifle as she approaches a wealthy guest at Kanejou's christmas party.
*** "Kobayshi's taken the lead!" "Is that the White Death at her back?"
* In the anime ''Manga/BlackButler'', the creepy island is actually drawn after a painting by Arnold Böcklin.
* In OsamuTezuka's ''Manga/BlackJack'', episode 7, there is a white lion who looks strikingly similar to KimbaTheWhiteLion, an earlier creation of Osamu Tezuka.
** Also, in ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', Manga/AstroBoy cameos. Twice, in fact. Once he's in a world's fair as a model robot, the other time one of the villains is actually WATCHING Astro Boy beat up one of his enemies!
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
** One of the more obscure ones was [[ChainsawGood Sawyer the Cleaner's]] rendition of Leatherface's rage dance from the original ''[[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]''.
** A less obscure one would be towards the end of Season 1 Episode 12 where it's mentioned that Revy's still wanted in New York's [[Series/LawAndOrder 27th precinct]].
** One of Revy's gunfights in the 2nd season looks an ''awful lot'' like a [[Film/{{Equilibrium}} Grammaton Cleric]] [[GunKata in action]], considerably more than usual.
** Roberta the unstoppable maid in anime episodes 8-10.
*** The whole Roberta sequence is a huge and {{lampshaded}} shout-out to the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films.
*** Roberta and Revy run towards each other shooting their pistols and end up on the ground with their guns pointed at each other's heads in a MexicanStandoff, just like Neo and Agent Smith in their subway battle in ''Film/TheMatrix''.
** The U.S. Army squad in El Baile is called the [[Franchise/MetalGear Gray Fox]] unit. And features one guy with a bandana.
** Madame Flora, the mistress/pimp who runs the whorehouse upstairs in the Yellow Flag, is based off [[Creator/JohnWaters Divine]].
** The flashback scenes to the German submarine in episode 4 are rife with references to ''Film/DasBoot''. The submarine even ends up stranded on the sea bottom like the U-96, although it, unlike the U-96, doesn't manage to escape.
** The Vampire Twins arc has a few ''Film/TheShining'' references, one of which was exclusively manga, in which Gretel sings a song from ''Film/TheShining'' (in the anime she has a song written for her).
** From the first light novel: "Never speak of the [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles turtles]]!!" ([[ItMakesSenseInContext It Makes (just a bit more) Sense In Context]])
** The omake where Balalaika raises Hansel and Gretel as her kids is titled ''[[TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Balalaika]]'' in Japanese.
** In Chapter 55, Fabiola and Revy have to talk to a heroin/speed addict who's convinced they're Martian death squad scouts. Fabiola gets him to calm down by telling him she's a "good alien" from the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Cylon Empire]].
** Episode 13 has a shout out to ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', it's a bit vaguer in the dub however.
** The end of the second season could be one to ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
--> '''Revy''': ''Bang.''
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** The anime creates a number of these and in particular loves doing shout outs to ''Manga/DragonBall''.
*** In [[{{Filler}} episode 133]], [[HotBlooded Ikkaku]] teaches a Kendo class that produces a blatant ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' reference. One of the boys is a cowardly, easily cowed young man with short brown hair, baby-face features, and receives near-constant praise from Ikkakufor not "running away". His name is Shinji.
*** ''Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya's'' famous sunset scene of [[CasanovaWannabe Taniguchi]] walking into a classroom singing that he'd forgotten his bag is spoofed in ''Bleach's'' [[{{Filler}} Episode 141]] when [[CasanovaWannabe Keigo]] walks into his classroom at sunset chanting over and over that he's forgotten something. His friend Mizuiro wearily tells him to cut it out because the joke's not funny.
*** One [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLtx3daQ6j8 omake]] had [[CloudCuckoolander Orihime]] ask [[TheBigGuy Sado]] which outfit would be best to fight in. One of them is the orange uniform from ''Manga/DragonBall''.
** The manga itself does produce a couple of shout outs:
*** WordOfGod admitted that everything about Mashiro, especially her uniform, is a deliberate ''Franchise/KamenRider'' reference.
*** [[CampGay Charlotte Cuuhlhourne's]] release is a reference to MagicalGirl genre, made famous by ''Anime/SailorMoon'' in particular. He is also rose-themed, which is a shout out to the ''Barazoku'' magazine which began the association of the rose with homosexuality.
*** During the Lost Agent Arc, Orihime can be seen wearing pajamas with mushroom patterns on them. Not such a big deal... until you see the pocket of the pajama shirt, which reads [[SuperMarioBros "1UP"]].
* The ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' manga had plenty of shout outs to other manga or video games (most notably when Yugi pops out of Bo-Bobo's afro and plays Slifer in order to help defeat the enemy -- drawn by the actual ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' artist). The anime cut down on this (the aforementioned Slifer scene was something else), but still had some, such as at least one ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shout out. The English dub, however, added shout outs to all kinds of Western things, such as ''[[{{Woolseyism}} Spongebob Squarepants]]'' and ''[[{{Woolseyism}} American Idol]]''.
** ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has a shoutout to ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' aswell. Twice in the 3rd volume of the final arc someone is seen with a Nu hankercheif.
* ''BubblegumCrisis'' is loaded with Shout Outs:
** One of the biggest souces is the film ''Film/BladeRunner''. At least two characters have names lifted directly from the film (and one is the lead singer of a band called "The Replicants"). There are strong plot parallels in several episodes (most notably episode 5, which focuses on a group of androids who have escaped from a space station), and in the overall MythArc of the series. And both feature a monumentally-powerful corporation which manufactures androids and which is based in a mountain-like building. In addition, AD Police headquarters is a dead ringer for the Los Angeles police tower in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
** There are several references to the film ''Streets Of Fire'', including a ten-minute {{homage}} to that film in the form of Priss and the Replicants' stage performance at the beginning of the first episode, which allegedly duplicates move-for-move the first of the movie's performances by "Ellen Aim and the Attackers". Both have a character named Raven; and ''BGC'' has a character named "Madigan", while actress Amy Madigan was a featured player in ''Streets Of Fire''.
** A map of Megatokyo which appears in episode 3 is heavily annotated in English with the names of actors and characters from the film ''Film/TopGun''.
** In the episode "Revenge Road", when Nene searches for all the owners of "Griffon" sportscars in Megatokyo, famed Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto shows up on her results.
** An ADP duty roster in episode 8 lists a number of 1980s Marvel Comics artists as officers.
** The HUD of an ADP officer briefly flashes "Budweiser King of Beers" and "St. Louis, Mo" in episode 1.
* Just about every episode of ''CarnivalPhantasm'' features [[ChewToy Lancer]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain dying]]. Just about every one of Lancer's deaths is followed by [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Oh my God, they killed Lancer!" "You bastards!"]]
* When cops find Manga/CatEyedBoy lurking in a graveyard, one of the police wonders if he's "Keetaro, that graveyard kid" (referring to Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro who was originally knows as "Kitaro of the Graveyard").
* In the ''ChronoCrusade'' manga, Rosette shouts "[[CallingYourAttacks Sinner Attack!!]]" and thrusts out her fingers, holding the watch that unseals Chrono's powers similarly to how the trainers hold Pokeballs in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. (Chrono responds with a confused "What the heck is that?!")
* ''CodeBreaker'''s current villain, a WellIntentionedExtremist, appears to be a shout-out to [[Manga/DeathNote L]]: he has long, messy hair; wears a white shirt and jeans, [[DoesNotLikeSHoes goes barefoot]], has abnormal sleeping habits (instead of being awake all the time, he sleeps for roughtly 22 hours at a stretch), and is willing to do anything for what he percieves to be the right thing.
* In one of its many SchoolFestival episodes, ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has C.C. wear robotic antennae on her ears which, combined with her long green hair, make her resemble [[MahouSenseiNegima Chachamaru]]. In that same episode, Shirley wears a maid outfit inspired by [[Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya Mikuru]] - which is then acknowledged by having Anya Alstreim, voiced by Yuko Goto (Mikuru's voice actress), take notice.
** By coincidence, the joke is preserved in the dub, since StephanieSheh, Mikuru's dub VA, also does Anya.
** If one listens closely, the ambient hum of a Sutherland's cockpit was lifted straight from the OS startup sound of ''{{Gasaraki}}'''s Tactical Armor.
* ''CosplayComplex'' is stuffed to the brim with shout-outs to other series, starting with the previous shows of the producer -- mostly in the form of {{Cosplay}} costumes.
* ''{{Countrouble}}'' has a [[http://www.mangareader.net/countrouble/20/25 clear one]] to Manga/DetectiveConan
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
** The names of the three criminals in the beginning of Episode 8 ''Waltz for Venus'' are [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Louie, Huey, and Dewey.]]
** Episode 9 ''Jamming With Edward'' has a weird conspiracy theorist named Yuri Kellerman, a reference to the fake psychic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Geller Uri Geller]].
** ''Anime/CowboyBebop TheMovie'' has [=CBC=] News, with a logo typeface similar to [=CBS=]' of the time, and is hosted by Mark Rather (Dan Rather). Also, the subtitle, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" is the title of a BobDylan song, famously covered by ''Music/GunsNRoses''.
*** Like the music reference is anything new. A good chunk of ''Cowboy Bebop'''s episode titles are named after songs/albums, including (but not limited to): "Toys in the Attic" (Music/{{Aerosmith}}), and "Hard Luck Woman" (Music/TheRollingStones).
*** Nearly ''every'' episode title is based on either a song, album, or genre of music. The sole exception is "Brain Scratch", since they couldn't find a song title that fit the episode's plot well enough.
*** On top of that, YokoKanno's soundtrack itself contains {{homage}}s and {{Shout Out}}s to everyone from John Hiatt to Music/TomWaits.
** There are whole websites dedicated to index the numerous references you can find in ''Cowboy Bebop''.
* Like Bo-bobo, the Funimation dub of ''CrayonShinChan'' had a lot of dialogue shout outs changed to fit the U.S. (usually concerning popular names in media). There was also a passing [[CallingYourAttacks attack call]] reference to the [[Manga/DragonBall Kamehameha]] in one episode.
* The ''LightNovel/CrusherJoe'' movie has one scene taking place at a drive-in movie theater, where [[ShowWithinAShow what's being shown on the screen]] is something that stars the main characters from ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''. (In their original LightNovel versions, ''Crusher Joe'' and ''Dirty Pair'' are parts of the same continuity. Also, this was actually the earliest animated appearance of Kei, Yuri, and Mugi, since the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' TV series didn't debut until 2 years later.)
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has a number of shout-outs to other anime: One notable one is where one [[CosplayOtakuGirl anime and manga obsessed character]] threatens to write [[Manga/DeathNote "in her notebook"]] the name of someone who'd offended her.
** Another ''Manga/DeathNote'' ShoutOut: in episode 22 Amber is seen standing on top of a building eating an apple in a manner resembling Light in the first opening.
** The first season finale has a scene ''very'' similar to the [[GainaxEnding "Congratulations!" sequence]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. And the second has a brief scene of a couple of teenage characters in an alternate world where all of the craziness that made their lives hell hadn't happened.
** The OVA has some self-deprecating humor, as Bones makes both series. A manga two CosplayOtakuGirl characters are reading is drawn like ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' but with the {{Bishonen}}ness exaggerated and presented as ridiculous.
** Amber looks almost ''exactly'' like C.C. of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', although their personalities are very different.
* The ''Manga/DeathNote'' spin-off novel ''Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Serial Murder Case'' has a character make several FanBoy-ish remarks about ''AkazukinChacha''. This almost results in a WeirdAlEffect of sorts.
* Episode 12 of ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' (TV version) has a shout out to ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon''. [[spoiler:The episode involves two mice, named Chichi and [[MeaningfulName Algernon]], having their intelligence increased by the 3WA's R&D section, with the intention that they direct the other mice in the building to act as a security system for the 3WA building. Instead, they attempt to take over the building and drive out the humans. To prevent this, Chichi eventually gets [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome reverted to being a normal mouse]], causing Algernon to [[DrivenToSuicide jump out of a window]].]]
** Note that this isn't a reference to ''PinkyAndTheBrain'', despite the similar premise, since ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' was made in 1985.
* ''DominaNoDo'' has a similar ShoutOut to [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/domina_no_do/v02/c012/28.html Detective Conan]]
* Frieza's third form in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is a shout out to the Xenomorph aliens of the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movies.
* In the Saiyan Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', a group of news aircraft hover near the site of the upcoming battle to catch a glimpse of Vegeta and Nappa. One of the aircraft happens to be an exact reproduction of a shuttlecraft from the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise-A]] right down to its registry number. The shout out is made even more hilarious by the fact that Nappa, in a show of ruthlessness, decides to blow it up, a reference to the ''RedShirt'' trend, [[NeverSayDie though in the English dub it was just a camera robot]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Buu was created by Bibidi, and Bibidi's son is Babidi. Put them together and what do you get? [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo!]]
** In the ''Manga/DragonBall'' episode "Blue, Black and Blue", when the team is running through a collapsing tunnel, Bulma says [[TheEmpireStrikesBack "Get moving, or you're gonna be a permanent resident here!"]] And in "Deep Blue Sea", she says "Would it help if I got out and pushed?"
** Sergeant Metallic bears a certain resemblance to the Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
* ''{{Durarara}}'' is another anime with tons of Shout Outs. In the first episode, for instance, Walker and Erika walk around with a life-sized cutout of [[SpiceAndWolf Holo]], which the animators stubbornly kept in frame for several minutes. The same company, Brain's Base, worked on both ''Durarara'' and the second season of ''Spice and Wolf''.
* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'', Creator/BeeTrain's third GirlsWithGuns series has billboards showing ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' logos, together with art of Kirika holding her sword [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elcazador.jpg]].
* In the English dub of ''ElfPrincesRane'', a character rattles off a string of gibberish to a confused crowd. This starts with the phrase "Klaatu barada nikto" (''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''), contains the names Londo, G'Kar, Delenn, Loren ''(Series/BabylonFive)'', and ends with "Bah weep grana weep ni ni bong" (''{{Transformers}}''.
* One filler episode of ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' was a mystery. They paid tribute to two popular mystery manga/anime titles: ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' with their "door closing" commercial stinger and ''TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' with their "suspect matrix."
** [[WordOfGod Agent 0021, the Devil Bat's mascot,]] went on an investigation to find out what Togano was drawing in one chapter. It was a weird mash of ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', and the lineman techniques he had learned.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' itself had an episode with a ridiculous number of references to, among other things, ''Franchise/LupinIII'', ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (an especially clever one in that particular case, recreating the Spike vs. Vicious standoff in the cathedral substituting Haruko with a pair of scissors for Vicious and his katana), and several earlier StudioGainax works.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', the gang goes to a forest near a lake one day. Kyo remembers the rumors of a violent bear in the forest that attacks travelers. Its name? Jason. Yuki can only conjure the image of a bear in a hockey mask.
* The ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga contains a shout out to ''TheFly''. "But what about the alchemist who was performing a transmutation when a fly flew into the circle and the guy became a ''fly-man''?" "You dummy! That's from a movie we saw the other day!"
** One Panel in the manga seems to have a [[JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu pokute]] in the backround.
** Also, in the Viz translation of the manga (chapter 76) references several alternate names for the Philosopher's Stone -- one of which is the Sorcerer's Stone. This is a reference to the American release of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' where the Philosopher's Stone was [[CulturalTranslation renamed the Sorcerer's Stone]].
** Hohenheim's name alludes to the real-life alchemist Paracelcus, who was born Bombastus von Hohenheim before adopting his pseudonym.
** What about the ''IndianaJones''-style Giant Rolling Ball of Doom in the 5th laboratory episode of the first series?
** ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Who the hell do you think you are?]]''
*** [[spoiler: God]].
** There's also Major Alex ''Music/LouisArmstrong.''
* An episode of ''FutariWaPrettyCure'' has Nagisa overhear two girls in her school talk about Pretty Cure, {{facefault}}ing whenever they insult Cure Black (unknowingly, to her face). This recalls an earlier ''Anime/SailorMoon'' short film, "Make Up! Sailor Senshi", where Usagi overhears two girls in an open-air cafe talk about the Sailor Senshi and gets offended when they call her a crybaby. Creator/ToeiAnimation hasn't forgotten their MagicalGirl roots after all.
** In ''SmilePrettyCure'', Cure Peace plays rock-paper-scissors with the viewers after her henshin each episode, using a different sign each time. This is a nod to ''Manga/SazaeSan'', where Sazae plays rock-paper-scissors at the end of each episode of the series, holding a sign with the respective symbol up. It wasn't like this originally -- Sazae used to toss a bean or rice cake and catch it in her mouth at the end of the show. After a kid almost died doing this, they changed it to rock-paper-scissors.
*** Yayoi also has a ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' alarm clock. This is because Kamen Rider airs right before Pretty Cure.
** In the Smile Pretty Cure episode where [[spoiler: Miyuki and Candy switch bodies]], Akaoni sneezes [[spoiler: Majorina's ring]] away. This is an shout out to GarfieldAndFriends. In one Screaming with Binky, Binky the Clown sneezes dust that came from a diamond away. Why is this a shout-out, you might ask? Because Akaoni's voice actor did Binky the Clown in the Japanese version of Garfield and Friends, therefore making it an ActorAllusion.
** In episode 26 of Smile Pretty Cure, Yayoi styles her hair like CandyCandy, one of the prizes in a game is a UsefulNotes/{{Gameboy}}, there is a SaintSeiya figure (which Yayoi wins), there is a lollipop that resembles Coffret from Heartcatch Pretty Cure, a previous Precure series, and Majorina wins a trip to Guam at a game, referencing a Suite Pretty Cure movie promotion with JALPAK which offered a Guam tour package.
** Another Binky The Clown reference: Akaoni hosts a baseball game in episode 29. This references a Screaming with Binky short in which he goes to a baseball game. Also, the background music during the ball rolling game has parts that sound a bit like "Friends Are There", Garfield and Friends' first intro. It is worth noting that the song itself was used as background music in Garfield and Friends, and characters even sang along with it.
** Yet another Binky the Clown/Akaoni reference, but this time to a comic. The monster of the week in episode 30 is a giant piranha. One Garfield Sunday strip showed watching Binky the Clown. In the episode he watched in the comic, it had Binky being bit by a piranha in it.
** In episode 33, Reika's hairstyle in the movie that they were in looks similar to the one the fake Lanolin, Lanolina, wore in one U.S. Acres segment of Garfield and Friends, "Much Ado About Lanolin", and the title of the movie the girls are in is called [[PrettyCureAllStars Ghost All Stars DX]].
** Also, episode 35's Akanbe parodies Kirby's trait in Super Smash Bros where it swallows characters and wears clothes resembling the character. In this case, it was Wolfrun!
** Episode 41 has Cure Peace, after obtaining her Ultra Decor and new attack, takes a stance similar to how [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] had when he first became [[SuperMode a Super Saiyan]]
** In ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', the mooks used by the bad guys, the Snackies, resemble and act like the Shocker Troopers used by Gel-Shocker in ''Series/KamenRider''.
* ''GashBell'' has a few of these. A one-shot demon that Bari faced was named "Donpoccho" -- which according to [[WordOfGod the author]] was a reference to Don Patch of ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' (although he looks more like WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}). Later on, we have Ted, who the author says was based on Manga/{{Naruto}} (and went on to have his VA in the Japanese version) and FinalBoss Clear Note, who bears more than a passing resemblance to [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] -- at first, anyway.
* Due to its premise as a series about otaku, ''{{Genshiken}}'' contains a stunning number of shout outs and/or parodies. The {{OVA}}s had the animation team sneaking in a few more, from Sasahara reading the ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' manga, to Madarame thinking of ''[[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]'' on the train, to Ohno's scads of yaoi doujinshi, which included obvious shout outs to ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''PrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/XXXHolic'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''.
* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', if it doesn't have the prize for best {{Shout Out}}s, it's in the running for the most. Including, but not limited to: A Tachikoma reading lips 2001-style, [=HAL9000=]-like cameras, a photograph-analysis scene lifted from ''Film/BladeRunner'', various affectionate {{Take That}}s to ''Film/TheMatrix'', a lampshaded homage to the sniper battle in ''FullMetalJacket'', "sauce" used as an euphemism for "source," ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' and other psychological horror movies, French and Italian black-and-white movies, ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', J.D. Salinger, Richard Dawkins (one of the Tachikomas makes reference to ''The Selfish Gene'' at one point, even gesturing with the book), William Gibson (prosthetic eyes from Zeiss), ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' as well as numerous others.
** The show also features various homages/Shout Outs at its own movies. Starting with the Majors attempt to open the tank in episode 2, she also shoots somebody from outside the window with optical camouflage, mirroring one of the earliest scenes in the original movie. Lastly, we have another homage to the second ''GITS'' movie ''Innocence'' in the movie ''Solid State Society'' (which plays after the anime), which mirrors the scene when Batou is mowing down the white puppets while the Major is doing her hacking. Only in this scene, it were white soldiers. Batou even says "Isn't this the way we've always done it?"
** Not to mention the ''2nd Gig'' episode that was a homage to ''TaxiDriver''.
* Not too many people remember it, but the series ''Tetsujin 28-Go'', which became ''{{Gigantor}}'' in the US, featured the first characters with the names [[Manga/{{Akira}} "Shotaro Kaneda" and "Shikishima"]]. Naturally, the name "Tetsuo" bit was related to there in a convoluted reference also to the (in?)famous live action cyberpunk film "Tetsuo: The Iron Man".
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' Has quite a few of these, and there are numerous {{Shout Out}}s to ''Jump'' Magazine (probably close to, if not more than, a hundred or so) and many, many other things.
* ''Manga/GirlFriends'':
** One of the Omake chapters has the Mari and Akko dressing up as [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Ryuunosuke and Lum]]. The same Omake ends with Sugi talking about how she was asked to dress up as [[Manga/GalaxyExpress999 Maetel]].
** Tamamin mentions that she'd like a boyfriend whose idea of a movie date is ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** While Mari was on a date, Akko is seen playing one of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games,
** Near the end of Vol. 3, Tamamin asks the [[spoiler:[[IncompatibleOrientation recently dumped]]]] boyfriend of [[spoiler:[[SchoolgirlLesbians Mari]]]] if he would like to cosplay as [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]]
** One of the omake of Vol. 3 had Tamamin cosplaying up as [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Cure Dream]]. She also brought a [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]] costume.
* Aside from the always prominent Char clones, ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' contains shout outs which can be heard on Jupiter and beyond.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' has so obvious Ramba Ral and Tri-Star shoutouts, and thats ignoring the new ZAFT suits are called Zakus and Goufs.
** Casting Creator/ToruFuruya for 00's Ribbons is probably the best part of the 30 year anniversary. [[spoiler: Of course the fact he turns out to be the main villain, the first to pilot a Gundam and him GundamJacking the 0, which is pretty much a more stylish RX-78 maskes it so awesome one might just fall over from shock.]]
** The final episode of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' ends with a plug for the upcoming movie, accompanied by the subtitle "The Childhood of Humanity Ends." A line like that probably sounds familiar to anyone who has read a certain novel by ArthurCClarke.
*** Might be unintentional but the second season's first episode has [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3285442921_95f3b65a18.jpg the Exia with half it's face torn off]]. It looks eerily like a Franchise/{{Terminator}} with that glowing red eye.
* In ''GunsmithCats'', the license plate of Rally's CoolCar reads BRD-529, which is a reference to ''TheBluesBrothers''.
** A certain massacre is played out very similarly to the infamous police station annihilation scene in ''Film/TheTerminator'', complete with similar shots. Later on someone explicitly refers to the person responsible as "a real live Terminator".
* An episode of ''HanamaruKindergarten'' has Tsuchi buying ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' figures from a capsule machine.
** As a {{Gainax}} production, there are a fair number of nods to ''Evangelion''. Another instance has Hiiragi warning Anzu that she might miss "[[AssimilationPlot Third Impact]]" and the "[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ishvalan War]]".
** Hiiragi also has an ImagineSpot where she speculates what she'll be like as an adult. Her fantasy is basically one big parody of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, complete with a lightsaber duel against a Darth Vader CaptainErsatz.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''
** ''La Verite''
*** In episodes 1 and 7 characters end up running from a large ball that's rolling down an incline after them, a la ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
*** The Comiket booth episode in episode 5 has to be seen to be believed, especially if you've seen ''{{Mahoromatic}}''.
* The anime ''HandMaidMai'' does a shoutout to its predecessor ''HandMaidMay'' by having the drunken Hideo Ozu stumbling past Kazuya Saotome's place, reverently showing the ladder between apartments that was so much a part of the show. Not so reverently, Hideo then urinates on the landlady's fence.
* The anime ''{{Hellsing}}'' has PsychoForHire vampire Jan Valentine ShoutOut to the [[ClassicCheatCode Konami Code]] while mowing down the RedshirtArmy with GunsAkimbo. "[[ClusterFBomb Bringing the motherfucking death by]] ''Konami''!"
** In the Japanese version of the ''Hellsing'' OVA , Jan shouts "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right!... We're the only ones with invincible mode." instead.
** The manga features Shout Outs to Bruce Willis' roles in ''Film/DieHard'' and ''The Jackal'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'''s Baron Harkonnen and several videogames in the chapter titles (from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and more). Not to mention that the plot's background seems to come from Coppola's ''{{Dracula}}'' movie rather than from Bram Stoker's novel.
*** The entire Willis-Space scene has several Bruce Willis movie shout-outs like with Die-Hard, and Armogeddon. THe OVA adds in references to ''Film/TheSixthSense'' and ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* In ''HidamariSketch'':
** Episode one shows a crossword puzzle on screen [[UnreadablyFastText for a few seconds.]] If you [[http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4714/hidamariep1crosswordpuztq3.jpg solve it]], the answers are the names of a bunch of other popular anime.
### ''[[Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu]]''
### ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''
### ''DaCapo''
### ''{{Utawarerumono}}''
### ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
### ''{{Miyuki}}''
### ''Popotan''
### ''LightNovel/KinosJourney''
--->Final Answer: ''Hidamari''
*** And Miyako won that puzzle.
** In episode one, you can see that Yuno has [[http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1089/shoutoutuf7.jpg six volumes]] of ''HidamariSketch'' manga.
** And then there are of course all those {{cosplay}} outfits as worn by Yoshinoya-sensei. Her statement that she is "forever 17" is also a reference to Creator/KikukoInoue.
** The "I'm 17" bit is also a point of comedy for ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''[='s=] Midori Sugiura. In an OnTheNext episode voiceover, a few characters express their disbelief about Midori's real age, and Yukariko (voiced by Inoue) tells then that they should [[TakeOurWordForIt take Midori to her word]].
* ''HighSchoolOfTheDead'' features as a main character [[http://www.total-manga.com/images/Artwork/FR-11-39040-B/highschool-of-the-dead-kohta-hirano.jpg Hirano Kohta]]. No, not [[{{Hellsing}} that one]].
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. Chie-sensei is an {{expy}} of Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', though I guess it could count as a shout out as well.
** There's a [[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru Marimite]] reference in Rei.
** The sound novels have quite a few references to animes and some video games, such as ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and ''Franchise/YuGiOh''... This series is set in TheEighties (198''3''), by the way.
** There is the Soul Brothers gang, two of the members are nicknamed [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto Claude and Tommy]].
* InfiniteStratos has various references to the Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise, evidenced in some of the designs of their PoweredArmor. Some of the examples are:
** Cecilia Alcott's Blue Tears is a blue long range IS complete with [[AttackDrone fin funnels]] and hip mounted guns (or in this case missile launchers). On the same vein, Houki Shinonono's Aka Tsubaki is a red melee oriented IS.[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Both are clearly based on the ZGMF x20A Strike Freedom and ZGMF x19A Infinite Justice]]
** Lingyin "Rin" Huang's IS shares the same name as that one from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
** Charles [[spoiler:or should I say Charlotte]] Dunois pilots an AceCustom Rafale Revive II. she was even given the nickname [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam "Char."]] Too bad her IS is not red though.
* ''InitialD'' almost ALWAYS gets a ShoutOut in a parody series. There's the [=AE86=] appearing in ''SchoolRumble'', the parody race in ''Anime/LuckyStar'', even a badly drawn picture on the chalkboard in ''PaniPoniDash''...
** Strangely, it also seemed to have gotten one in ''SummerWars''.
* The entirety of ''JinkiExtend'' is one big shout out to other {{mecha}} anime. See the article for more details.
* ''[[JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Haré+Guu]]'' has an episode which involves cosplay of several different characters, including Lum from ''UruseiYatsura'' and Ichigo from ''TokyoMewMew'' among others.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' has A TON! Just listing them all would already be staggering enough. And in only a span of 5 episodes, they've got like 15 different shout outs already.
* Jan-Puu from ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' uses the CatchPhrase ''[[{{Honorifics}} oneeniisama]]'' from ''MazeMegaburstSpace'' when addressing Hazumu. Both series are from the same creator.
* ''{{Kurohime}}'': A mysterious [[http://www.onemanga.com/Kurohime/58/15/ shinigami]] looks a lot like, well, [[Manga/DeathNote a mysterious Shinigami]].
* ''LoveHina'' also has several ''Franchise/StarWars'' references. The license plate of Keitaro's van is R2-D2.
** When Naru is listing off all of Keitaro's horrible qualities, one of the (many) weapons that pierces him is a lightsaber.
** The daring escape on Seta's plane above Molmol, above the two airships scratching each other, duplicate perfectly the scene from ''The Empire Strike Back'' where the ''Millennium Falcon'' escape Imperial Star Destroyers, two of them colliding sideways -- up to the angle of view and the enemy planes / TIE fighters pursuing.
** In the final volume of the manga, what appears to be Chiyo-chan's dad from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is visible on a fan held by Shinobu.
* Episode 5 of ''MacademiWasshoi'', aside from being very disturbing, has several Evangelion shout-outs. Sakuma gives orders while sporting a pair of orange-tinted sunglasses and a pair of gloves, and the entire episode they are trying to hold off an advancing Angel, disable its force-field, and preventing it from reaching the center of the academy. Hapshiel's theme is similar to something out of Manga/{{Akira}} as well, in fact the end credits to that very episode, are in fact a shut out to RoseOfVersailles [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZpSWya2Kc Look at them both carefully]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHOOhExhEr8 they're almost the exact same]].
* In the ''{{Mahoromatic}} Summer Special'', Slash does a ShoutOut to ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' with his "Acceleration Device", triggered in the same manner as Joe "009" Shimamura (in a tooth). ''Mahoromatic'' also features ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}''-style BossSubtitles when a GiantEnemyCrab is approaching fast.
* Listen closely during Lena's first big fight scene in ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr''. One of the bad guys summons "Bakutenou", itself a ShoutOut to Midori's Gakutenou. This version looks like a dolphin -- and at that moment the music shifts into "Journey of the Sorceror", the theme of ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''!
* Chapter 13 of the ''MaisonIkkoku'' manga has a shout-out, at least in the English translation by Viz. Soichiro (the dog) falls asleep on a raft on the beach, which gets caught by a wave and washed out to sea. Kyoko Otonashi, Shun Mitaka, and Yusaku Godai are in a boat and hear him barking, so they retrieve him from the raft and bring him back to shore in their boat. Mitaka [[spoiler:has a phobia of dogs]], so he's acting like he's feeling sick by the time he gets back to shore. Except for Godai, none of the Ikkoku residents [[spoiler:know about Mitaka's phobia]], so they wonder why Mitaka is acting that way. Godai teases Mitaka by saying something which the English translation renders as: "Maybe it's 'a salty dog' that makes you a whiter shade of pale!" The band ProcolHarum has a song titled "A Salty Dog" (also an album) and another titled "A Whiter Shade of Pale". What's more, the original title of the chapter, "ソルティー・ドッグ" ("sorutii doggu"), became "A Salty Dog", making it into a shout-out also.
** Also, when Mitaka (who is a tennis coach) [[spoiler:gets a dog to help him get rid of his phobia]] later on, he names it "[=McEnroe=]".
* The Japanese title of ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Kidou Senkan Nadeshiko'' (''Mobile Battleship Nadesico''), is a play on ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' (''Space Battleship Yamato''), ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Kidou Senshi Gundam]]'' (''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''), ''and'' the term "YamatoNadeshiko".
** The whole series is full of these, to the point of having to having a whole major character based on MegumiHayashibara.
* In the ''MazingerZ'' manga, after Boss gets his [[ClothingDamage uniform shredded]] by the Gamia-Qs, he exclaims that this is turning into a Shameless School. ''Shameless School'' is, of course Go Nagai's first work.
* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Mwu La Flaga]], gundam names sometimes don't make sense at first, until you realize that Koyasu's VA voiced Simon Harvard, the pilot of the [[VideoGame/TechRomancer Rafaga]].
* ''MutekiKanbanMusume'' begins each episode with a parody of the MGM "roaring lion" VanityPlate, with main character Miki Onimaru in place of the lion.
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is chock full of shout outs to all sorts of stuff. In particular, there are tons of ArtShift moments depicting characters in the style of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' or ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', and Lunar's father is basically Franchise/TheTerminator with blond hair and occasional ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' references for good measure.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s [[HighlyVisibleNinja bright]] orange [[LimitedWardrobe outfit]] is a ShoutOut based on what Goku wore in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** Goku's gi is available as DLC in ''Ultimate Ninja Storm 3''.
** Speaking of Naruto and Dragon Ball, there is ''no way in hell'' Kishi didn't have the Kamemeha Wave in mind when he drew [[http://www.mangareader.net/93-56935-1/naruto/chapter-507.html this picture]] of Kisame.
*** Kishi ''loves'' shouting out to Dragon Ball. The Four Tailed beast for example, is a giant monkey similar to the Oozaru... And it's name is Son Goku.
*** The same chapter that revealed that thing about Goku also revealed that the Nine Tailed Fox's name is Kurama. And Kishimoto himself said that the fox was inspired by reading ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* Fans of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' know (or at least should know) that most of the female characters follow ThemeNaming after naval vessels. Asuka's family name Soryu is the same as that of a famous Japanese carrier sunk at Midway (Although spelt with different Kanji), and her middle name Langley is the same as ''two'' US Navy carriers. [[http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/asuka.htm Guess what the UN carrier in Macross Zero is called.]]
** Langley was also one of the two doctors who built the [=HAL=] 9000 in 2001 a Space Odyssey (Dr. Chandra was the other).
* In Chapter 526 of ''Manga/OnePiece'' we see some snails (which are used for a lot of things in ''One Piece'') that are able to function as security cameras with the lead one having [[http://www.onemanga.com/One_Piece/526/13/ weird looking eyes]], which is look a lot like [[spoiler:the Rinnegan]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', which [[spoiler:grants multiple bodies a shared line of vision]].
** Also, [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Emporio_Ivankof.jpg Emporio Ivankov]] looks a lot like [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter.]] WordOfGod admitted that Iva was partially based of Frank-N-Furter.
** In episode 411 of the anime, a brown-haired [[GurrenLagann Yoko]] can be seen briefly glancing over at a nearby commotion.
** During the Thriller Bark arc, one of Hogback's underlings is a [[{{Eyeshield21}} devil-like bat with the number 21]]
* In episode 4 of ''OniisamaE'', Nanako's class reads aloud from Edgar Allen Poe's ''The Gold Bug.'' And of course one of the major characters has a nickname straight from the Tale of Genji.
* Renge from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is a CosplayOtakuGirl. In one episode, she comes to the beach with a tattoo drawn on her torso and her hair braided. When the hosts question her odd appearance, she explains that she's cosplaying Kisaragi Quon from ''RahXephon'' -- she even uses her CatchPhrase. (Unsurprisingly, both shows were made by Studio BONES.) For that added touch of irony, consider that Renge herself gets cosplayed in real life.
** In the same scene, Renge says "La la!" and the twins ask, "[=LaLa=]? Like the manga magazine?" Refering to the magazine where Ouran was first serialized.
** There's also a visual shoutout to ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' in episode 16. Hikaru holds up a toy to show Haruhi, and it looks a lot like Ed. It coincidentially becomes an ActorAllusion in the dub.
* ''PaniPoniDash'' had two of the characters from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' drawn on the class blackboard in one episode as well as dozens or even hundreds of other references to other anime, including those that the voice actresses or production crew or studio (Peach Moon) has done before.
** The OVA featured a Yukkuri, of all things.
* In ''{{Patlabor}}'', when we see Kanuka's grandmother remembering her (American) pilot husband taking off on his last mission, the plane is clearly labeled "Lovely Angel" (Tsukasa Dokite was the designer of the classic ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' before ''Patlabor''). Unfortunately, it's taking place during the Korean war winter of 1950-1 so the [=B17F=] he's flying is JustPlaneWrong.
* In ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]'', when Yu commanded Chie to sit on his lap he was channelling [[Manga/KusoMisoTechnique a certain memetic manga.]]
** [[OlderThanTheyLook Yutaka]] and [[HugeSchoolgirl Minami]] seem to be a pair of walking shout-outs to [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Chiyo and Sakaki]], respectively.
** In one episode, Nanako is watching a news program about "[[NeonGenesisEvangelion Pen-Pen the penguin]]".
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Musical shout outs can be found from time to time, usually in episode titles such as "Smells Like Team Spirit" or "Tears for Fears". The stealth shout-out award goes to Casey, however, when watching a (losing) baseball game, she says, "Where have you gone, Cory DiMario?"
** Oscar and Andi in "The Bicker the Better" to RoseOfVersailles.
** BW057 has Charles, a KamenRider {{homage}} so obvious it ''hurts''.
** ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu''
*** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Pikachu]] from the manga series, complete with a [[http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2425/jeanlucpikachu.jpg Starfleet communicator]]! Also, WesternAnimation/{{Felix the Cat}}erpie.
** The show also has loads of these. When discussing movies they watched when they were younger, May brings up one that's clearly ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' [[foldercontrol]]

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** In that same episode, the movie Max saw is a shout out to ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', and the movie being shown in that episode is similar to the basic story of ''SuperMarioBros''. The one Ash saw as a little kid is a surprise nod to the ''[[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/manga/pocket_monsters.html Pocket Monsters]]'' manga!
** Furthermore, not only is [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Slaking_Kong this]] episode named after it, but the climax apes ''Film/KingKong'', right down to Swellow knocking it off a spire.
** In DP we see two characters who look a lot like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Sakura and Tomoyo]]. [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/7c/Sakura_and_Tomoyo_DP077.jpg The animator must of been a fan]]
** And of course, Team Rocket's names are obvious Shout Outs in both the original and the localization. Musashi and Kojiro are named after iconic samurai while Jessie and James are named after Western outlaw Jesse James. The dubbers took it further with their rival members Butch and Cassidy, along with Annie and Oakley (though only members in the dub) in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''.
** In DP, there's an episode where James strikes the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Pose]]. And it's [[CrowningMomentofFunny a riot]].
*** The writers seem to be fans of Evangelion, as Georgia appears to be a ShoutOut to Asuka. Her Japanese name is "Langley", she shares the same hair and eye color as Asuka, and they have similarly hot-blooded relationships with a protagonist.
** Zoey seems to be a ShoutOut to Kei from ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''. Dawn is her Yuri, alas their relationship fumbled part-way through the Sinnoh arc.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Dia has a Wii and every single one of its controllers in his room.
* ''PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'' contains a few Shout-Outs to earlier Miyazaki movies: Fujimoto's ship looks like a boat crossed with [[CastleInTheSky a flaptor]]; the elderly ladies' knick-knack shelf contains a toy [[SpiritedAway bird god]], and when Sosuke puts his dad's hat on he looks a lot like [[MyNeighborTotoro Tombo]].
** Other shout-outs to Totoro in ''Ponyo'': They have a magnet on the fridge that looks like Totoro's little white friend, and at one point, Lisa sings a line from the theme song of that movie.
* ''PrincessJellyfish'''s intro must have at least a dozen references, everything from ''Film/MaryPoppins'' to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/JamesBond''.
* In the HotSpringsEpisode of ''PrincessLover!'', the circumstances may be different, but there's a clear ShoutOut to ''{{Kaiji}}'' in the form of [[ButtMonkey Nezu]] falling down a trapdoor in silence, and Teppei's face drawn using Nobuyuki Fukumoto's distinct style.
* ''PrincessResurrection'' has a child-like android among its characters. Her recharging station looks ''exactly'' like the one for [[Franchise/StarTrek the Borg]].
* ''Pucca'' has a sequence during a costume party where the band dresses up like Devo.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyoko offers Homura a pack of Rocky snacks which resemble Pocky. This is likely a nod to the game Pocky and Rocky.
** Also, the name of Madoka's teacher is Saotome. Sound familiar? For the record, her hair even resembles Ranma's to a certain degree.
** The ending theme of TheMovie, ''[[PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'', {{Kalafina}}'s "Your Silver Garden", has chords that closely match those of ''EndOfEvangelion'''s infamous "Komm Susser Tod", [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F25xapHFt-0 according to this YouTube commentor]].
* At one point in ''RaveMaster'' Haru is shot with an arrow and it initially appears as if it has skewered his head, but then reveals that he caught it between his teeth. This is very similar to a scene in the 6th ''Manga/OnePiece'' movie.
* The Korean manhwa ''Rebirth'' contained a scene where [[LightIsNotGood the God of Light Kalutika]] is addressing the [[Franchise/StarWars Galactic Senate]]. It's supposed to be a council of gods, but the artist didn't bother to change very much (the council's leader looks ''exactly'' like Queen Amidala, though her costume is from a different scene).
* Shiratori Yuri was cast as Kiryuu Nanami in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', who was obsessed over by a boy named Tsuwabuki. She was later cast as ghost-girl Aisaka Sayo in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', who (in the anime) died trying to protect her little sister's tsuwabuki garden.
** In one episode of ''Utena'', Anthy [[spoiler:(actually [[FreakyFridayFlip Utena in Anthy's body]])]] gives a hard slap to one of the girls in Nanami's GirlPosse, to which she responds, "You slapped me! Even my own mother never slapped me!" The phrase is a gender-reversal on one uttered by Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' after being [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slapped in the face]] by Bright Noa.
* In the ''RosarioToVampire'' anime episode "Body Measurement + Vampire", when Ruby is playing doctor she seems to have been taking fashion tips from [[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Dr. Ritsuko Akagi]] of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** The manga has a major one to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' when the magic-cancelling whip "Belmont" is introduced, complete with a shot of Simon Belmont. The anime's version of Moka's father is also a dead ringer for ''Order of Ecclesia'''s version of Dracula.
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' may have changed the name of the first man in space, the country that launched him, and the history surrounding it, but they didn't change the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok-K hardware design]] much.
* In a chapter of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Sagara Sanosuke punches a human doll so hard that the smoking bomb inside comes out. On the bomb is painted [[Manga/OnePiece the Straw-Hat Pirate skull-and-bones]]. This also refers to the fact that Oda actually used to be Watsuki's assistant before branching out on his own.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a most unlikely shoutout to ''Robocop'' in a moment when Robocop's "Prime Directives" ("1. Serve the public trust, 2. Protect the innocent, 3. Uphold the law.") appears in the display of Mercury's visor, mimicking its appearance in Robocop's RoboCam vision.
** One episode in ''Anime/SailorMoon S'' has a ''CrayonShinChan'' shout out: Chibiusa runs into a cute boy... who has the exact same voice (and therefore seiyuu) as Shin. He almost performs the elephant dance for her when his mom comes along and takes him away... appropriately played by the seiyuu of Shin's mom. The reference is made a bit clearer when Chibiusa picks up a keychain of Shin shortly before the boy comes along.
** In the Cloverway dub, the elephant dance was changed to "I wear Sailor Moon underwear!"
** You want unlikely? They actually reference ''Film/TopGun'' in an episode... [[http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4229/vlcsnap468313ky7.jpg Visual proof.]]
** In the Mixx[=/=]Creator/{{Tokyopop}} English translation of the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] (but not in the original), Rei says that she likes to watch Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer on TV.
** The episode "Loved and Chased! Luna's worst day ever" is littered with ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' references. The reincarnation of the final Great Youma is a tubby cat named Rhett Butler. When he first appears (acting as something of a Tuxedo Mask for Luna) atop a bus, the sign reads "No need for Heaven and Earth", his owner's family name is Ohara (As in, O'Hara)..."No need for Heaven and Earth" may be a nudge to [[TenchiMuyo then-started OVA harem series]]...
** In a volleyball-themed episode, the monster is a shout out to Mila from AttackNumberOne.
** In episode 95, the daimon of the week announces loudly, [[Film/DieHard DIE HEART]].
** In one episode, Usagi distracts Rei by claiming to have just seen Music/MichaelJackson. Cue Rei's truly epic fangirl {{Squee}} moment.
* When ''SaintSeiya'' was adapted to anime, Shun and Ikki got an AdaptationDyeJob that may remind you of a [[SuperMarioBros famous pair of brothers]]. To be specific, Shun's color scheme is reminiscent of Luigi's 8-bit sprite, while Ikki's is reminiscent of Mario's back in the mid 80s. Looking at Luigi's portrayal [[HilariousInHindsight nowadays]]...
* ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' has numerous references to the life and works of Buddha and Jesus.
** [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] is shown in the background when Buddha explains that he'd be worried if a kid wanted his and Jesus' job.
** ''[[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]'' is mentioned.
* In its first episode, ''LightNovel/SasamisanAtGanbaranai'' features three sisters who transform into {{Magical Girl}}s and fight a monster which looks rather similar to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Walpurgisnacht's]] attacks. Two of them are even played by ''Madoka'' veterans Creator/ChiwaSaito and Creator/AiNonaka. (But in the Creator/StudioShaft MindScrew tradition, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs this monster is made of chocolate]].)
** On another level, the sound effect of Grief Seeds cracking open is reused when {{Hikkikomori}} Sasami tries to go outside.
* The blackboards in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' purely serve this purpose, and that's ''after'' the normal dialogue, which is full to bursting with offhand comments on current events and media.
** The series is also full of various [[SightGag sightgags]] in reference to Japanese pop culture. Including Nozomu surviving a Manga/DeathNote induced heart attack [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OTCIlGNJJM]] (and the blackboard in the preceding shot says [[ShugoChara "Hop, step, dump"]]), [[Franchise/AceAttorney a Psyche Lock]] appearing in front of his face, Nozomu and Matoi doing the [[Anime/DragonBallZ Fusion dance]], a Franchise/FinalFantasy inspired sequence, the crew from Lucky Star acting as background characters for a few seconds and a HomageShot sequence from Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion with one of the girls replacing the Robot, there are too many of these to count.
** The MagicalGirl styled one-shot opening in the second season of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' briefly shows the [[ClassicCheatCode Konami Code]] on Meru's cell phone.
* ''SeitokaiNoIchizon'': ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Film/DragonBallEvolution'', ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', ''Manga/KOn'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''... Did I miss any? By the way, the show has only been going for two episodes so far.
** You did. These were only (part of) the most obvious ones. Most of the lines in this show were {{ShoutOut}}s, but a particularly blatant example is the 1:1 remake of StrikeWitches. And don't even get started on the cut scenes. Actually, if you want to list all the {{ShoutOut}}s, you need to make another wiki specially for this.
*** Before the opening theme of the first episode: Forest.com, Keisato, Kai!, followed by the black butler, Lucky Star, Evolution, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (the second season, too, nonetheless), the costumes, and Lucky Star again. This time way too blunt. WAY TOO BLUNT. This makes 12 blatant shout outs for 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
** How did it shout out to DBE? Was it a TakeThat?
-->'''Minatsu''': "Then let's make it into a story about collecting seven balls with stars on them!" \\
'''Ken''': "Evolution" \\
'''Minatsu''': "Don't mention that one!"
* In ''SenkouNoNightRaid'', an actor trying to remember his lines begins reciting the nursery rhyme Solomon Grundy, which is also probably a shout out to the DC comics character of the same name.
* Juri Kato is one of Lain's friends in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Leomon's partner is called Juri Kato. The reason: Chiaki Konaka, director of ''Serial Experiments Lain'', was the head writer of ''Digimon Tamers''
** Both shows also had characters named Alice and Reika.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'':
** There's a [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Nyandam]] transformable action figure in one of the toy stores.
** The BadassAdorable cat that appears in the show-to-commercials transition ends his combo with a [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Hadoken]].
* ''Anime/SketchbookFullColors'' has a few shout outs. [[Manga/{{ARIA}} President Aria]] as a mascot and with lion statue from Arsenale tower, possibly ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', and ''Night Wizard''.
* The seventeenth episode of the the third ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers]]'' season features Kerel, a character based visually off ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'''s Kaworu Nagisa, also having the same seiyuu (who also voices Xellos).
** The ''{{Slayers}}'' manga ''Knight of Aqualord'' has Lina crossing a desert on a large flightless bird which very strongly resembles a [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Chocobo]].
** [[SorcererHunters "Call me queen!"]]
** There are several ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' shout outs, including Gourry being given Usagi's hairstyle in the first season's crossdressing episode and a "magic doctor" in the second season who looks like a slightly older Chibi-Usa.
** There's even a ''RanmaOneHalf'' shout out; in ''NEXT'', the SingleMindedTwins are perfect copies of Shampoo, at least in terms of looks.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' features a number of music references:
** Blair has an attack called [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Smashing Pumpkin]]
** [[Music/PinkFloyd Sid Barrett]] (not the same person, but [[SpellMyNameWithAnS mostly]] the same name) has an attack called [[TheLivingEnd Living End]]
** Mosquito uses an attack called [[ThePolice Police Stinger]]
** A MonsterOfTheWeek had an attack called NineInchNails
** Kilik's Soul Resonance is called Music/AphexTwin
** There is a character named [[ThePixies Kim Diehl]].
** Other than being a refernce to the Thompson sub-machine gun, Liz and Patty being twins makes them [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Twins Thompson Twins]].
** Maka Albarn may or may not take her last name from [[Music/{{Blur}} Damon]] [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Albarn]], and Black☆Star may or may not be named after a hip hop group.
** As for non-music-related shout-outs, Death the Kid's intro episode begins with the trio chasing a developing Kishin which Death refers to as Lupin. This may refer to Literature/ArseneLupin, but more likely refers to ''Franchise/LupinIII''.
** Justin Law has an attack called "Law-Abiding [[RadiantSilvergun Silver Gun: Radiant]]"
* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''; in the manga, Nobue is a high school freshman of 16, while in the anime, she is 20 and in university. In her opening self-description in the anime, while breaking the FourthWall, Nobue says she is just a typical 16 year old high school student, then admits that its a lie, and that she is actually 20 and in university. Ana's dog Frusciante and Matsuri's ferret John are named after John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a band Ana likes.
* Towards the end of ''Space Knight Anime/TekkamanBlade'', a random man with a very strange hairstyle saves a child in a crowd as the entire city flees from the oncoming aliens immediately following TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The extra's distinctive hair is that worn by the hero of the original ''Space Knight Tekkaman'' cartoon.
* [[SpongeBobSquarePants Squidward Tentacles]] once had a cameo in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ([[http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd243/cyberlink420/Motivational%20Posters/Spongebob.jpg here it is if you don't believe it.]]
** There's also a shout-out to Spongebob in CrayonShinChan. In the gag dub, [[spoiler:Parappa the Kappa]] is revealed to be a parody of Spongebob, although it isn't as popular in Japan, which is possibly why the Japanese version didn't have it.
** In a {{flashback}} episode, Yoko appeared looking rather like Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', and even used the name "Yomako".
** And then there was every single one of the Gainax Girls making an appearance in the HotSpringsEpisode... in bunny costumes. Even the old lady from ''Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai''.
* The second episode of ''ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld'' had references to ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'' and ''IkkiTousen'' in two of the characters' daydreams when they try to figure out what to do with Hikari. Towards the end of the series, the English dub added a ''TheSimpsons'' reference ("Thank you, come again!")
* 2nd season ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga'' anime. An candy is called Babylim Namco, a shout out to {{Namco}}, the company that made [[TheTowerOfDruaga the game]].
** In addition, a single episode contained ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' shout outs.
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', if you look at the show that Maria's usually watching on the TV, you'll find that she's watching the series's [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi predecessor]]. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids More evidence]] of Rosa's [[MemeticMutation A+ parenting skills]]?
** The joke is funnier when you realize that Creator/YuiHorie voiced both Hanyuu and Maria.
** Two episodes later Kanon arms himself with Rena's trademark billhook cleaver while investigation the mansion's boiler room. Not that it does him any good...
** And in episode 5 of the VN, Rudolf, who is voiced in the anime by the same guy who plays [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], starts singing the first few lines of the Jack Bauer song.
** And then Jessica's concert in the second arc is one giant ShoutOut to Touhou and NicoNicoDouga. Even more so in the VN, where she's singing "Tsurupettan", but even in the anime, her band is cosplaying some of the main characters.
*** The anime has Jessica perform her ImageSong instead of "Tsurupettan", but it's still ShoutOut-overdosed in the form of ''Higurashi'' CatchPhrase-peppered lyrics.
** And also, there's that time when Beatrice gets a bit pissed at her butler. Her response to his smart remarks: [[ShakugannoShana Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!]]
** And when George and Shannon go to the aquarium, George wears a t-shirt labeled "[[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Tomitake Flash!]]"
** One of the boats that travel to the island is named the "Hanyuu Maru"
** Battler once remarks that he read in a book once that [[ThePerfectCrime the most unsolvable murder]] is the one that never occurred at all (or rather, the one that nobody ''realizes'' has occured). The book's name? ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
** A couple more {{Shout Out}}s to Higurashi in the Umineko VN: First, Bernkastel, in an effort to cheer up Battler, says "Miiiii? Ni~pah!" Second, when Lamdadelta's taunting Battler about his theories, she suggests it might all be because of the Rokkenjima Syndrome causing everyone to go crazy. Later, to get Lambda to go along with her, Bern threatens to tell Lambda the ending of Higurashi.
** [=EP7=] of the VN acknowledges the fact that the anime changed the song Jessica sang. Will is talking to Jessica, and tells her that he liked the songs she sang. "Both the 'pettan, pettan' song, and the 'dokkyun, dokkyun' song"
** Possibly the best thing that could happen to a fan translation group happened to [[http://witch-hunt.com/ Witch Hunt]] when a group in episode 4 was nameda after them. This was even confirmed by the author in a [[http://witch-hunt.com/letter.html letter]] he sent to them telling them of how happy he is with their work (which is well deserved).
** The BGM system0 opens with lines taken from ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** Another VideoGame/{{Touhou}} shout out, in [=EP7=] of the VN, while discussing the mystery novel AndThenThereWereNone, Gaap suggests the culprit might be a 495-year-old witch.
** Yet another to Higurashi, this time in Umineko's manga; the PreviouslyOn for chapter 12 of the 4th episode features Sakutaru dressed like Keiichi (fearful of footsteps behind him), Beatrice dressed like Rena (with a simplified version of Rena's billihook), and Ange mimicking Rena's famed "USODA". It even ends with a panel showing a Cicada.
* The ''UruseiYatsura: Beautiful Dreamer'' film has a scene from the school festival in planning that's chock full of Shout Outs as a number of people cosplay as other series popular at the time, such as a guy dressed as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] waiting in line at the school's infirmary.
** Episode 72 (adapted from manga chapter 78), in which Ataru and his classmates made an amateur film, featured several references, including to ''GoneWithTheWind'', ''[[SailorFukuToKikanjuu Sailor Suit and Machine Gun]]'' (with Shinobu acting out the iconic "Kaikan!" scene), ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', and (maybe) ''TheSoundOfMusic''
** Episode 122 (the episode that introduces Kitsune) features a CallBack to the previously-mentioned one: Kitsune is looking through the window of a movie theater where the "Kaikan!" scene from ''[[SailorFukuToKikanjuu Sailor Suit and Machine Gun]]'' is playing, and an ImagineSpot follows showing that it reminds him of Shinobu.
** Episode 118 featured another amateur film, this time directed by Megane, which featured a scene of Ataru running away from a bomber airplane while wearing a suit and tie -- likely an homage to the crop duster chase scene from ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' (at least, [=AnimEigo=]'s episode notes identify it as such).
** Episode 121 starts with Princess Kurama's crows using a database of every male in the universe in an attempt to find her perfect mate. One of the candidates displayed for a split second is a [[KnownSpace Pierson's Puppeteer]].
** In one episode in which Mendou, Megane, Kakugari and Chibi try to keep Lum from sleeping with Ataru[[note]] [[IThoughtItMeant here, due to Lum's electric powers, it literally means sleeping chastely on the same futon]], but the morons don't know that, and spend the entire episode humiliating themselves to protect Lum's purity[[/note]], after Lum bluntly tells Megane that her body belongs to "Darling"[[note]]Ataru[[/note]], the four freak out and enter a lengthy BigLippedAlligatorMoment that is literally nothing but one long hilarious love letter to the then newly-released ''ReturnOfTheJedi''
* ''VirginRipper'': There's a [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy, Jealous]], slightly-{{Yandere}} CatBoy in [[HellSing a dark uniform]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon a pair of vicious twins with a tragic past]], and a girl who hopes [[Film/TheIsland to go]] [[PartsTheClonusHorror outside]].
* ''WanderingSon'' has its fair share of {{Shout Out}}s. The final episode of the manga had a ShoutOut to an earlier manga by the mangaka, one scene had Nitori say the exact same thing the protagonist of another manga by the mangaka had said, the series has had multiple references to ''AnneOfGreenGables'', and in chapter 92 Chizuru is shown reenacting a scene from ''JuOn'' for a SchoolFestival.
** In the anime the scene where Chi is introduced is changed to be more like how Haruhi is introduced in ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya''
** ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' referenced to the {{Bifauxnen}} Chizuru once, when a character was in-denial about the protagonist's sex. The protagonist herself is an {{Expy}} of Nitori.
* The English dub of ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK!'' contains a ShoutOut to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' in the second episode preview -- Sato shouts "I mustn't run away!" followed by Hitomi retorting "What are you, stupid?". Those are the catchphrases for Shinji and Asuka, respectively.
** Another Shout out is to ''TrueTears'', the anime the "Moe Game" Sato worked on is based off of. Why would I say this? Well the game was named "True Words" and the main character on the cover looked almost identical to [[TrueTears Noe.]]
* Little plastic ducks in the first episode of ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''. They are ''not'' just random toys in a completely made-up scene. It's an awesome ShoutOut: [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/28/doomed_ducks_sail_oceans_for_all_eternity/ read their tragic history]] (also see several links in comments). There's even a ''[[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Rubber-Ducks-Eric-Carle/dp/0007202423/ book]]'' about them!
* ''WolfsRain'' is not notable for {{Shout Out}}s, but has at least one: the pre-credits scene from one episode has a cameo by a male prostitute who looks suspiciously similar to one who appeared in an episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' (which was produced by the same team).
** Also, the final image of ''Anime/CowboyBebop's'' closing titles is a flower lying in a puddle. Now look at the final image of the ''Wolf's Rain'' '''opening''' titles. Different puddle, different flower, but even so...
* I would list this under Konami, however this is a ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime reference only. The art of "Illegal Summon" -- a card that doesn't exist in the card game -- is that of Jiraiya summoning a Toad. This is a ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' reference that there was really no need for, but like with ''[=BoboBo=]'' they are all from the same manga publication.
** Another anime-only card, "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cut_Jewel Cut Jewel]]", has art which bears a striking resemblance to Sasuke Uchiha cutting a gemm.
** A lot of cards in the game make references to Konami's games. [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/0/0a/AitsuMFC-NA-C-1E.jpg For example]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/1/10/KoitsuMFC-NA-C-1E.jpg these]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/a/ac/SoitsuDR04-EN-C-UE.png four]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/7/7c/DoitsuDR04-EN-C-UE.png cards]] represent four characters from the Konami videogame "Sexy Parodius", a parody of Gradius.
** One chapter of the manga involves an American superhero named Zombire, who is a clear parody of Comicbook/{{Spawn}}.
** Sonic Duck is a member of [[OnePiece Alabasta's Supersonic Duck Squadron.]] Big Bang Shot is [[DragonBall Vegeta]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doing a Big Bang Shot.]]
** For a similar reason to the above (being that they're all from ShonenJump), Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn manages to snag a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shout out to the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise: During one of the Omake episodes of ''Haru Haru's Interview Dangerous!'', specifically the one with Basil. Reborn is trying to explain to [[NoSocialSkills Basil]] what teens his age do in their free time. In the cross sections of what he's saying, you can see Reborn wearing a green Duel Disk (possibly a transformed Leon).
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has two characters named [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei and Asuka]].
** Though their colors are reversed: Asuka wears blue, Rei wears red. The latter's last name, Saotome, is itself a ShoutOut to ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', as the character was a SweetPollyOliver.
*** All the more HilariousInHindsight when Daitokuji-sensei announces Rei's attendance in her debut, because he was voiced by Creator/KappeiYamaguchi, the voice for Ranma.
** It also has [[GaoGaiGar this]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/5/57/SuperVehicroid-RexUnion-JP-Anime-GX-NC.png card.]]
** The third season has some serious homages to ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', including but not limited to: General Freed, who bears a stunning resemblance to Dark Knight Freedan; the Comet in Dark World, which is identical to the promotional art of the Comet of Destruction (both of them have roughly the same effect, too); Juudai as [[spoiler: the Gentle Darkness]] while Will, his game counterpart, is the [[spoiler: "chosen one of Darkness"]]; the character Johan, who closely resembles the character Lilly (and, like Lilly, has odd powers that are more {{handwaved}} than explained); and you could keep going for quite some time, if you wanted (or just look at the ShoutOut section on the GX page).
** A one-shot character named Alice appears in the second season who seems to be a walking shout out to ''RozenMaiden''.
** The English dub makes a Shout-Out to ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' in a season 2 episode:
--->'''Mr. Stein:''' Syrus?
--->'''Syrus:''' Here!
--->'''Stein:''' Bueller?
--->'''Bueller:''' Here!
--->'''Stein:''' Jaden? Jaden? Jaden? ...
** Ruby Carbuncle looks a lot like [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Espeon]].
* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' has a chapter named "A Quiet Town in Germany," which is a nod to the place where all the shit hit the fan in Urasawa's previous work, ''Anime/{{Monster}}''.
* YoshiyukiTomino, and/or more than one of the artists who've worked with him, appears to be a fan of the UndergroundComics artist VaughnBode, as trademarks like [[HorseOfADifferentColor lumpy riding beasts]], small but curvaceous fairy girls and psychedelic imagery feature prominently in several of his works.
* There are ''so'' many [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' in most comedy anime that we'd be here all day pointing them out, but...
** ''Anime/ExcelSaga'': After F City is destroyed, the rest of the series is more or less a continuous ShoutOut, with Excel as Ken fighting the Z Gang from the first episode along with a sidekick named Pad, a reference to the original BrattyHalfPint, Bat.
** ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'': Onizuka fights a group of punks harassing his students with Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken, the series' signature SpamAttack. He also draws Ken's seven-point scars on his chest with magic marker and screams about a woman named Yuria, Ken's fiancee.
** Mari, the HugeSchoolgirl from the original ''[[ProjectAKo Project A-Ko]]'', is pretty much just Kenshiro in drag.
** In the episode of [[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Abenobashi]] set in a parallel Hong-Kong-action-movie world, Sasshi undergoes a painful (and funny) training, at the end of which he looks like Ken, complete with scars on the chest. And when Mune-Mune [[CooldownHug hugs him]], his head expands and then he deflates like a balloon, returning back to normal, a G-rated version of the many [[YourHeadAsplode splatterrific]] deaths of the show.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SplSDPwVbzc I just saved]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&src_vid=SplSDPwVbzc&v=RU1zIWaKDFE&annotation_id=annotation_564433 you a lot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7tmMVCQRI&feature=related of time]].
* There are also quite a few ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]]:
** ''PuniPuniPoemy'': The alien that Nabeshin fights uses Jotaro Kujo's Star Platnium Stand to deflect Nabeshin's attack, complete with ORAORAORAORA. Nabeshin [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by noting that "it's kind of Stand-ish...".
** ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': In one of the ''Tachikoma Days'' shorts, a Tachikoma gets a Stand which it uses to reset the world. Two for the price of one: not only does the Tachikoma pronounce "The World" as "Za Warudo", but the Stand's ability to reset the world references Made In Heaven, another ''[=JoJo=]'s'' Stand which actually can reset the universe.
** One particular episode of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has head butler Klaus suffer a nervous breakdown after being forced into a vacation. His antics culminate in him running around an ElaborateUniversityHigh while wearing a copy of the stone mask that turned Dio into a vampire. When the mask is broken by [[OneOfTheKids Yukiji Katsura]] (mimicking the original [=JoJo=]'s KiAttacks, no less), he proceeds to call out "WRYYYYYYYYYYYY!". Another episode has TalkingAnimal Tama wearing Jotaro's NiceHat in one scene, while his CatchPhrase ("Yareyare da ze") is displayed in the background... But then again, [[ActorAllusion Tama and Jotaro have the same voice actor]].
** It's even funnier in the second series when the narrator, voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto, says ZA WARUDO for a commercial break, because he did the voice of Dio for the CD Drama.
** Asuma Sarutobi of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' also uses some of Jotaro's lines. [[ActorAllusion Same VA? Yeah.]]
** Another ActorAllusion happens with Taizou Kiritsubo, leader of B.A.B.E.L. in ''ZettaiKarenChildren''. When trying to wake up Director Fujiko, after several ineffectual attempts, he justs bangs on her door while shouting "ORAORAORAORAORA!".
** In one episode of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Kamina uses Dio's battlecry of "MUDAHMUDAHMUDAHMUDAH!". In another, Kittan uses Jotaro's "ORAORAORAORA!".
* The various Huckebeins from diverse anime are named after the German UsefulNotes/WorldWarII plane [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Ta_183 Focke-Wulf Ta 183 "Huckebein"]], which itself was probably named after [[Creator/WilhelmBusch Hans Huckebein, the unlucky raven]].
* ''KaitouJoker'' has one to ''Titanic'' in Episode Three, where the character Kaneari has plaed a statue of himself at the nose of his ship with its arms spread out, much like Rose.
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