* ''{{NEEDLESS}}'' has several {{Shout Out}}s.
** [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Holy hand grenade.]]
** The settings itself seems to be ripped off directly from HokutoNoKen: wasteland as far the eye can see dotted with ruined high-rise buildings.
*** To further drive this point home, the narrator of the opening segment is Kenji Utsumi, better known as the voice actor for ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' [[BigBad Big Bads]] Raoh and Kaioh.
** If you didn't know [[OlderThanTheyThink when the NEEDLESS manga started]], you might think that there are a fair number to ''GurrenLagann''.
** Mio uses a giant stuffed animal to do a variation on the [[{{Kinnikuman}} Kinniku Buster]].