* FranchiseKiller: The overwhelming mediocrity of Star Force 2 ended the popularity of the .exe verse, the last popular Megaman series, in Japan. They got their act together for the third installment, but sales didn't perk up. Not much funding at all was allocated to Operation Shooting Star, an attempt to uncancel both series that might've worked if it were a proper remake. A sad fate for the franchise that had its iteration of Mega Man as the face of its 20th anniversary.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Oh my God... [[DigimonTamers Rika]], you got MegaTwintails! Huge ones!
** And to [[UpToEleven ratchet up]] the utter {{Tsundere}} -- [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin Tohsaka]] shows up, too!
*** Funny. If you weren't looking, you might've confused Ophiuchus with [[{{Trigun}} Meryl Strife]].
** An antisocial protagonist whose life is thrown for a loop when a strange, otherworldly creature crash-lands in his life? Why, hello, [[ZatchBell Kiyo]]! Subaru is also [[GakuenAlice Yuu]]. And [[ToLoveRu Ren]].
*** Ah, War-Rock. Have you met [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Renji]]? Thought so. Oh, and how about [[Anime/{{Hamtaro}} The Boss]]? And Omega-Xis. Ahhh... oh, boy. [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]], [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Naoya]], [[ThereWillBeBrawl Wario]], [[DragonBallZAbridged Santa Claus]]... ah, [[KyleHebert Hell]].
** Too many jokes to think of can come from the fact that Sonia's voice comes from Creator/WendeeLee.
*** And happens to be partnered with [[RaveMaster Lillith]].
** Bud is [[{{DCAU}} Kyle Rayner]]. And Gonta is [[Manga/{{BECK}} Chiba]].
*** Who figured [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Uchiha Madara]] would spend his death masquerading as a spectral bull named Taurus? As for Ox... [[NobuyukiHiyama HYAAAAAAAAAAAT!!]]
** If Zack Temple [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann gets lost down a hole and comes across a giant face and a small drill]], well, [[YuriLowenthal don't be surprised]]. Sadly, Kizamaro can only claim kinship with [[{{Tamayura}} Maon]], whose claim to fame is whistling.
** Here in the ''What The Hell'' Category, Tom Dubius voices Ken Masters in VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha: Generations. Shinsuke shares a voice with [[HenZemi Hishiyasu Ichikawa]].
*** Cygnus shares [[Creator/LiamOBrien his]] [[Creator/NobutoshiCanna voices]] with both a certain [[Manga/{{Monster}} Dr. Tenma]] and [[{{Berzerk}} Guts]].
** Calm, long-haired young man with the capacity to be deadly? Tsukasa, meet [[HunterXHunter Kurapika]]. And, hell, Pat? Well, lessee... [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Tenten]], [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Batgirl]], and [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Luna Noa]] all come to mind.
*** Hey look! Gemini is voiced by [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Pat]]! And in Japan, you might hear a shade of [[SuperSmashBros Meta Knight]].
** Chiyokichi is {{Doraemon}}, and Claude is [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gimmy]] and [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kunikida]].
*** Cancer is Might Gaine in Japan. In the West, he and Libra share their [[RichardEpcar voice]] with a certain BoboboBoBoboBo.
**** Mr. Shepar is [[Anime/AstroBoy Pluto]]. And Ikuta-sensei is [[Anime/DuelMasters Shobu]].
** Damian Wolfe is friggin' [[spoiler:[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Greedling]]]].
** Wolf in the anime has an interesting issue with his [[TrulySingleParent offspring]]. It's a different issue altogether, but so does [[Anime/CodeGeass Charles zi Britannia]], [[Creator/MichaelMcConnohie oddly enough]].
** Jean Couronne XIV shares his Japanese voice with [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Chouza Akimichi]].
*** Crown and Copper (and Jean) share English voices with [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasori as Hiruko]]. In Japan, Crown is [[Manga/OnePiece Basil Hawkins]].
*** Goyouda is Daisuke Godoh from PhantomOfInferno.
** Cepheus shares his voice not only with [[MegaManNTWarrior Forte.EXE]], but with a young [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki Tohno]].
** Pegasus Magic is Iori Yagami from the KingOfFighters. Leo Kingdom is [[{{Trigun}} Millions Knives]]. And Dragon Sky is fracking '''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]].'''
** Burai is [[KoiKoi7 Tetsuro Tanaka]].
** Dr. Orihime is a busty animated woman. [[Creator/AiOrikasa So is]] [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica]].
** [[Creator/IsshinChiba Hollow]] gave us "[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure WRYYYYYYYYYY!]]"
** It's a shame Phantom got so little time on the show, considering he's the [[KatsumiSuzuki Japanese]] [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Mandark]].
*** Not helping his [[MaleGaze pervert street cred]], Hyde shares a voice with [[HeIsMyMaster Izumi's father]]. He did voice [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke's father]] once.
** Monjirou Gori shares a voice with fellow tough guy [[Manga/OnePiece Wyper]].
*** Yeti interestingly shares a voice with both [[DigimonAdventure Yamato]] and ''[[MegaManZero Zero]] himself.''
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Neji]] doesn't believe in the StockNessMonster.
*** [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Szilard]] is only too happy to prove him wrong.
** It's good to know that [[Manga/OnePiece Jimbei]] is no longer into sacrificing humans to his god, but that won't stop [[{{Guyver}} Biofreezer]] from demanding you worship him like one.
** In the ''Did Not See That Coming'' Category, Aaron is played by [[Anime/DigimonSavers BanchouLeomon]]. And Mamoru is [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Saizou]].
** Akane is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Lila]], the Salon Maiden, and young [[Anime/YuGiOh Marik Ishtar]]. Hope is also [[Manga/AiYoriAoshi Aoi]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki]], '''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko]]'''... [[RunningGag ah]], [[MichelleRuff Hell]].
** [[TheAce Shidou]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann is not his bro.]] He is [[MegaManZero Fenrir Lunaedge]], however.
* NamesTheSame: TabletopGame/YuGiOh will soon see its OCG release Hidden Arsenal 6: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hidden_Arsenal_6:_Omega_Xyz Omega Xyz]].
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Kelvin and Hope, [[{{Tokko}} ob]][[Manga/{{Chobits}} vious]][[Anime/LupinIII ly]].
* The names of each of the zodiac bosses, their designs, and even the concept of astronomy-based foes actually comes from a Chinese only game called Rockman Strategy. Taurus, Cancer, Libra, and Apollo [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/Rockman_Strategy/Characters share very similar designs with this game]]. While big and covered in red armor in both games, Strategy!Taurus actually had his proper zodiacal element of Soil (compared to Taurus Fire's, er, Fire); both Cancers were naturally water-based; Strategy!Libra had the Wind element (Libra Balance is NonElemental boss that uses both water and fire attacks, and has an informal association with the Break attribute, rather than Wind); Apollo Flame and Strategy!Apollo are so similar in design you could argue that the first is an {{Expy}}. No link between the moon god Luna of Strategy and Miss Platz, though.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Star Force 4 was in the works, but they were informed they had to wrap the games up with 3, leading to the ending.