* ActorAllusion: The English dub created one by casting Creator/SpikeSpencer, the English voice of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]], as Takuma, who protests that he doesn't want to climb into a giant mecha and is told that he mustn't run away.
* TheDanza: Yukari, the AI in Kurz's Arm Slave, is voiced by Creator/YukariTamura. This also partly crosses with ComicBookFantasyCasting, since the original novels noted that Kurz intentionally modeled the AI on "a popular Japanese idol", even providing voice samples.
* HeyItsThatGuy: In English, Sousuke sounds a lot like [[DragonBallZ Turles]]...
** If you've watched the ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], try to watch any scene where Kaname laughs without cringing.
** If you're a Franchise/{{Gundam}} fan, this show can get even more amusing, seeing as Sōsuke is [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Yzak Joule]] whereas Kurz is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] (sadly, Gauron is not [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Prince Ali]])
** Heh, in the dub, looks like [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Yukari and Nyamo]] are back as VitriolicBestBuds again!
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: The release of the first anime series got pushed to 2002 due to 9/11 and edits to Sousuke's homeland of Afghanistan.
* TooSoon: The name of Sōsuke Sagara's "home" country (Afghanistan) was changed in the anime and translation to a fictional country (Helmajistan).
** Likewise, the second half of ''Fumoffu'' episode 1, in which Sōsuke (fakes) kidnapping a young boy to use as leverage against thugs who kidnapped Kaname, never aired on Japanese TV due to a string of kidnapping cases at the time.