* The anime ''Anime/PsychoPass'' has a stealth pun in its title. In Japanese, 'Psycho-Pass' and 'Psychopath' sound the same. Considering what sort of [[CrapsackWorld society]] this anime is set in, and what type of people inhabit it, both words would work equally well as the title.
* ''Anime/BeybladeZeroG'' has two characters, Shinobu Hiryuin and Eight Unabara, whose Beyblades - Shinobi Saramanda and Pirates Orojya, respectively - can be Synchromed (as in combined) with the Beyblades of the two main characters (Zyro Kurogane and Kite Unabara), making the two indirect rivals of sorts. As for the Beyblades themselves... [[spoiler:Pirates vs Ninjas?]]
* The Creator/{{Geneon}} dub of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' once had Jigen describe [[LiteralSurveillanceBug a house-fly that turned out to be a listening device]] as "a flying pun".
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Nanoha is pursuing [[ArtifactOfDoom Jewel Seeds]]. One such Jewel Seed had possessed a tree that was near a couple's confession of love, and it responded by turning into a [[WorldTree massive murdering monster]], trapping them inside itself and trying to consume everything. The pun comes when you realise that they ''pine''d for each other. (This pun actually works in Japanese, too.)
* In ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', Hideki is searching desperately for the on switch for his new discovery, a female robot, when he says there's only one place left he hadn't checked. Cut outside to a mewing cat.
** Ooh, there's a double there, too, at least in English...
* The main character of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is named Monkey D. Luffy, and his first appearance in the anime was breaking out of a small barrel. Perhaps the implication is that the show will be [[spoiler:more fun than a barrel of monkeys.]]
** Or about ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.
** Another pair are for Mr. 1, his devil fruit is called the Supa-Supa fruit, it gives him super powers and his secret dream is to be a super hero. The obvious one is "super" a play on "Supa", his devil fruit name. The second not quite pun is he is literally a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Man of Steel]]. A "Supaman" if you will..
** Later in the series, Sanji uses a move called the "Parage Shot" to change people's looks by ''kicking them in the face''. In other words, he can literally "rearrange your face".
** Bepo is a human sentient bear who goes from a vicious kung fu brawler to an apologetic depressive the next. In short, he's a ''bipolar bear''.
** Arlong is a great white shark fish man who used an impossible loan to enslave Nami. Truly a loan sharks for the ages.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': [[spoiler:Spike]] goes out with a [[FamousLastWords bang]].
* Possibly unintentional, but Edward Elric's attempts at human transmutation in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' literally cost him AnArmAndALeg.
** Greed claims both that he wants everything in the word and [[WillNotTellALie that he never lies]]. Thus he always keeps his word.
* A particularly painful one is the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' MSV model MS-07H-4 Gouf Flight Test Type, a prototype Zeon mobile suit adorned with their iconic [[CyberCyclops mono-eye]] camera and forehead-mounted communications antenna, and painted in outrageous magenta demo-colors. An early, unsuccessful attempt at creating a flight-capable HumongousMecha, it was scrapped for its unfortunate tendency to kill its test pilots. Long story short, [[spoiler:it's a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people-eater.]]
** In another, more obscure ''Gundam'' example, one of the various artbooks features a scene with [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Haman Karn]] eating a piece of cake with a candy on top shaped like one of her HumongousMecha Quebeley's [[AttackDrone funnels]].
** Then there's ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', [[CombiningMecha who is composed of two (or three, depending on how you count) fighters]]. One forms the legs, the other goes on [[Music/ZZTop top]].
* One from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' OVA 2: While discussing military rations, the topic of Spam comes up. Eventually the freshman girls are reduced to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qF51ApP5PA continuously saying the name over and over]]. Thanks to the [[CensoredForComedy censorship of the product name]], this gets very annoying. [[spoiler:They're spamming the word 'Spam']].
* At the end of the first episode of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'', Albert is making out with Peppo, the local [[UnsettlingGenderReveal "Bridget"]] (although he doesn't know that yet), when she stops him and, points a gun at him, and helps kidnappers take him hostage (thus, she had a pistol in her pocket, but might have been [[OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe happy to see him]] as well).
** Also, it really was a [[MemeticMutation trap]].
* Because of their MakeMeWannaShout[=/=]MagicMusic powers, those operating the Dolems (sort of living mecha) in ''Anime/RahXephon'' are termed instrumentalists. Although the series involves an EndOfTheWorldSpecial rather than an AssimilationPlot, there's probably a deliberate allusion to "Instrumentality", given that ''Anime/RahXephon'' is sort of a LighterAndSofter ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** There's one that's true of both ''Anime/RahXephon'' and ''Anime/SeikimatsuOccultGakuin''. Both series make reference to the whole "2012 End of the World" idea, and it's probably no coincidence that both also have characters named ''[[MeaningfulName Maya]]''.
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', April has the power to [[MakingASplash create real hurricanes that make it rain]]. No one refers to "April Showers" though.
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode that introduced Barry is titled "Barry's Busting Out All Over!" Even if you get [[Theatre/{{Carousel}} the reference]], it sounds inexplicable, unless you are aware that Barry's Japanese name is Jun.
** ''Anime/PokemonJirachiWishmaker'': One of the characters in the movie is Butler. He's a villain. [[spoiler:In other words? TheButlerDidIt.]]
** Charles Goodshow is the president of the Pokémon League and appears in the episodes pertaining to the larger tournaments. He is a short elderly man with a large beard, bright-colored shorts and a backwards cap, giving the visible impression that he is still a child at heart. [[spoiler:[[StockBritishPhrases Goodshow, old boy?]]]]
*** Alternately, [[spoiler:Jolly Goodshow.]]
** In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', White has a Sandile actor trained to cry for any sad scene. [[spoiler:CrocodileTears]]
* In ''[[Manga/GetterRobo New Getter Robo]]'', there's a pun in the first episode. When Ryouma is told by Professor Saotome that he is to be one of the pilots of the Getter Robo, Ryoma replies "Getter?" [[spoiler:With the scene being shot at floor level, focusing on Saotome's "geta".]]
* A flashback in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has someone hearing what Sasuke's name is, and commenting that's also the name of the Third Hokage's father. The Third Hokage's real name is Hiruzen Sarutobi, thus making [[UsefulNotes/SarutobiSasuke his father...]]
** During one of the filler episodes, Naruto has to sit at a funeral and not laugh the entire time, or else the person they're doing the mission for will not get the inheritance. So naturally everyone is trying to make him laugh the entire time. One of the gags involved a guy having a flower coming out of his nose. In Japanese, the word 'hana' can mean either "nose" or "flower".
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': When the residents of the Hidamari Apartments go to a ''sentō'' following the [[SchoolFestival cultural festival]], they relate things that they did and experienced. For example, during a Cinderella play they put on, Miyako did the voice of a horse; while in the baths, Hiro asks her to replicate it. Miyako refuses, not wanting to sell herself cheap, but an unspoken reason is that [[spoiler:'''horse'''''play'']] is against bathhouse etiquette. (Probably not intended...)
* ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' represents the protagonist's libido via a cowboy with a phallic-looking nose called "Johnny". The intent becomes clearer when you realize that he looks a whole lot like ''Woody'' from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
* In the Virtual World arc in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Noah, the [[VillainOfTheWeek arc villain]] chooses Shinato's Ark for his Deckmaster. It is never mentioned that this would make it [[spoiler: Noah's Ark.]]
** Heck, that pun is used twice; fans tend to refer to that whole arc as [[spoiler:Noah's Arc.]]
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', demonic butler Sebastian Michaelis' catchphrase is "I'm just one hell of a butler." Has the bonus of working perfectly in its original language as well.
** To be clear, since the Japanese language can differ in meaning based on subtle inflection, Sebastian's catchphrase is either "I am a devil and a butler" or the more subtle "I am a devilishly good butler."
* The title of ''NekoKissa'' is either a {{Bilingual|Bonus}} Stealth Pun or a AccidentalPun. In Japanese, "Neko" = "Cat" and "Kissa" = "Cafe". So, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cat Cafe]]". The title could also be translated as being the word "cat" in two different languages - Japanese and Finnish: Neko (Japanese), Kissa (Finnish).
* [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Osaka]] of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is somehow [[SuperDrowningSkills unable to so much as float when in the water]] in an episode taking place at the pool. [[spoiler: She's dense.]] In spite of this, she can somehow keep just far enough above the water to speak with Tomo and Nyamo during the same scene. [[spoiler: Maybe she's airheaded.]]
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Nathan's name, when pronounced in Japanese ("Nee-San"), sounds eerily like [[CoolBigSis the role he plays in the series.]] There's also Kotetsu/Wild Tiger's eye color, which shifts between {{brown|Eyes}}, [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold]], and something in between. There's actually a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-whZiQ0zM5d8/TbjE3u0KsoI/AAAAAAAABE0/045BOxbFRM0/s1600/virgo%20tigers%20eye.jpg gemstone with the same sort of coloring]]. It's called tiger's eye.
** Fire Emblem is a CampGay who has [[PlayingWithFire fire-based powers]]. This makes him [[spoiler: a flamer.]]
* In the first episode of ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Hyuga knocks Zenkichi unconscious and calls him "Ahoge." (Idiot.) The scene abruptly cuts to Shiranui. [[spoiler: [[{{Ahoge}} Just look at her hair!]]]]
* The fourth arc of ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita'' involves bananas that cause time slips.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Accel World}}'', Haruyuki's normal neural linker avatar is a pig. Silver Crow's main power is flight. Therefore, Pigs are flying.
* ''ShamanKing'': Lyserg Diethyl, one of Yoh's allies who eventually joins the X-Laws. People from the 60's or familiar with the Hippies may be able to pick it up, but it's a reference to [[spoiler:Lysergic Acid Diethylamide...aka LSD, infamous hallucinogen that supposedly let you talk with spirits. Spirits are the whole premise of the series]].
** Then there's his spirit partner Morphine, if you want to get ''really'' blatant.
* ''Manga/YumekuiMerry'': I was posting this as {{bilingual bonus}}, but posting here seems more logical it seems
** Merry {{trademark favorite food}} are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doughnut_varieties doughnuts/donuts]].
** Here in Brazil (and perhaps other Portuguese speaking countries) the same treat is known as "Sonho".
** The most general translation for the word "Sonho" is "Dream".
** Yumekui literally translates as "Dream Eater".
** ... Perhaps I should post this in FridgeLogic?
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Suzaku was Private 404 in the army. Given his [[SpannerInTheWorks status]] for most of the series, it fits.
** Here's a much subtler one. Lelouch's Geass allows him to command anyone to do anything, but it only works once per person, and it can't be undone, which means that they'll still be doing that command until they die, or get un-Geassed by someone with an ability to do so. Lelouch Geassed Suzaku commanding him to "Live." Given the nature of his Geass, Suzaku's gonna [[spoiler: ''Live until he dies.'']]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': The Thompson sisters. [[spoiler: They turn into pistols, thus making them [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_submachine_gun Tommy guns]].]]
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', whenever the Nightmare Heracles, a horse with godlike powers, gives birth, solid rainbow bridges appear that allow her offspring to run over to other continents. In other words, we have ponies doing literal [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic rainbow dashes]].