* [[spoiler:Tsukune's state as a ghoul]] seems to follow closely to that in the TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade RPG setting, [[spoiler: though he has the benefit of feral vampire-like UnstoppableRage]]
** Also, the bus driver is a pretty clear Expy of Caine from VideoGame/VampireTheMasquerade of the same franchise.
* In the manga, Nekonome-sensei claims to be "thirty years younger", thus "seventeen years old", a joke often used by her voice actor, Creator/KikukoInoue. Yes, the ''manga'' shouts out to a ''voice actor''.
** Well, it ''is'' Kikuko Inoue. She's kind of a legend at this point. The joke takes a new form when she voices Mizore's mother.
* In the anime episode ''Body Measurement + Vampire'', when Ruby is playing the doctor, she seems to have been taking fashion tips from [[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ritsuko Akagi]]
* Chapter 15 of the second manga serialization introduces the magical whip "Belmont", complete with title cover and panel done in the style of an early ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' game, which even features GoddamnedBats. The whip's power of magic canceling is identical to that of the Vampire Killer, the whip the Belmonts wield. Except that Belmont doesn't burn/kill vampires with a touch, like Vampire Killer does. Good thing, since [[spoiler:Inner Moka is the one who uses it.]]
* In episode 5 the soccer players' shirts are nearly identical to those worn by [[CaptainTsubasa Nankatsu team]]
* How about in chapter 23 of part II of the manga: Tsukune [[Manga/{{Bleach}} catches a big-ass phoenix by the beak]]. Even some minor similarities - after everyone's finished gaping (because the phoenix is [[TheWorfEffect supposed]] to be really powerful), it's getting ready for another go, and someone else steps in and takes it down.
* Is the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep bus driver]] really [[Manga/{{Naruto}} riding a giant frog]]? Why yes, he is!
* Chapter 25, page 27, first panel is practically copied from the old video game "Dig Dug". You can even see the fire from the dragon like creature in the right side of the panel.
* Chapter 26 has GiantRobo's Fitzgerald.
* In the first issue of the second season, Yukari's magic item is an obvious shout-out to Lala's inventions in {{ToLoveRu}}, being very similar in both presentation and naming convention.
* Tsukune's cousin Kyoko wears a T-shirt printed with a string of musical notes under the word "[[NodameCantabile Cantabile]]."
* In the second manga series, Chapter 19, Tsukune and Kurumu play a game of ''VideoGame/BalloonFight'' on Famicom.
* In season 2, chapter 28 Kurumu gets attacked by a [[Manga/{{Uzumaki}} Junji Ito]]-[[Film/TheThing1982 thing]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]], and a wall-mounted [[ReturnOfTheJedi Saarlac]] full of tentacles.
* How could everyone forget Kokoa's methods of stalking the sealed Moka in the human world, described in episode 2 of ''Capu2''? She dressed as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] and [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Ghostface]], and used a [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]] doll.
* During the school festival, a [[Manga/DragonBall saibaman]] can be seen in the crowd.
* In Rosario+ Vampire II in Ch 29, In quite possibly the most obvious shout out to RumikoTakahashi ever, The third dark lord asks Inner Moka to cosplay as Lum from UruseiYatsura (without telling her what the costume is until after she's wearing it, of course), only because he is OneOfUs.
* [[spoiler: Akuha]] seems to know how to use [[FistOfTheNorthStar Nanto Rokuseiken.]] or at least something that looks like it.
** [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto Kaneshiro]] is a blatant ShoutOut to the same series' major martial art and main character.
* As is only appropriate for a manga with vampires, chapter 31 has a nice little homage to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. A few pages later Akuha announces what she wants out of life, and Dio Brando would be proud.
* Episode 10 of ''Capu2'' shows us there's a [[SuperMarioBros Piranha Plant]] at the lunch room. It's plainly seen in the background when [[HandsomeLech Kotaro]] saves Yukari from falling after she slips on a banana peel.
* Ah, heck! They somehow managed to sneak Akira in for some reason...
* During the [[spoiler: fake]] raid on the Wong family's mansion, the [[http://www.mangareader.net/319-48040-20/rosario-vampire-ii/chapter-28.html "Yuusei Hitou" creature]] bears an almost perfect resemblance to the detached head from [[Film/TheThing1982 John Carpenter's ''The Thing'']].
* Extremely hard to see in the scanslated chapter online (it's clearer in the Viz translation due to it being easier to get an closer look at it)but in chapter 3 season 2 if you look close at Kokoa's face in the last picture on this page look at the mask she's [[Franchise/FridayThe13th wearing]].
* In the same page as the second AkiraToriyama ShoutOut mentioned above, the Handicraft Club (where they have gone to solve Kokoa's "problem") not only has a board reading "Cosplay Club" clear as day (much to Kokoa's dismay), there's also [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro's jacket]] at the door.
* In Chapter 41, Touhou Fuhai's inner monologue reveals that he's out of energy, which apparently is like "[[{{Doraemon}} A Robotic Cat without its pockets.]]"
* In Chapter 52 Touhou Fuhai is briefly seen watching [[Anime/CastleInThesky Laputa: Castle in the Sky]] on a tablet.
* Everybody: "Love and peace!"
* Mizore as [[Series/SesameStreet Oscar the Grouch]] on the last panel.
* Jack Frost looks like a creepy version of the ShinMegamiTensei mascot.
* Rubi's fight takes place in a corridor that resembles the one where [[Film/TheMatrix Neo fought Bane/Smith]] [[spoiler: likely because both fights feature electricity]].
* The "Meaningless End-of-Volume Theater" {{Omake}} for Season II Volume 6 includes a scene where the girls adopt appearances based on characters from other series. Kurumu is wearing {{Odango}} with the little covers, Rubi has [[SpiceAndWolf Holo's]] ears (and tail), and Mizore has on a [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya North High]] uniform.
* Xia-Long of the Miu family has an attack called ''Music/GunsNRoses''. It's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Seen [[http://www.mangareader.net/rosario-vampire-ii/48/10 here]].
* Episode 9 of the second season features the line "'''[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Kneel Before Zod kneel before Kokoa! ]]
]]'''"
* Chapter 59 of Season II is called [[MyChemicalRomance "The Black Parade."]]
* And the next one is [[TheDarkSideOfTheMoon "The Dark Side of the Moon"]].
* In Chapter 8 of Season II while looking at clothes for Kokoa to wear while she's in her child form, she briefly dresses up as Arale from Manga/DrSlump.