Biting The Hand Humor / Anime

  • One arc of Digimon Adventure ends with a climactic battle in the Fuji TV station, which broadcast the show in Japan. It's mercilessly destroyed, although part of the architecture is used to destroy the Big Bad. The English dub just refers to "the TV station," which is a shame as the dub writers had the opportunity to make a jab at the network the show aired on.
  • Speaking of the Fuji TV station, it also occurred in several Kochikame TV specials which the building was destroyed during the climaxes. One time, its architecture was used as a wrecking ball to knock a few stories off a skyscraper.
  • The first episode of the OVA Dangaioh had the AIC building (Dangaioh's production company) destroyed by the invading bad guys.
  • With Tiger & Bunny, Sunrise figured out that the best way to make use of blatant Product Placement was to make fun of blatant Product Placement.
    Jackson: You know who made you a hero, right?
    Kotetsu: Our sponsors, sir!
    Jackson: Good!
  • A dub example. If you play a scene in episode 130 of Pokémon backwards, you will hear James say "Leo Burnett and 4Kids are the devil! Leo Burnett!" 4Kids Entertainment is the company that dubbed the series. Eric Stuart said that he included this line on purpose, due to 4Kids not paying him for commercials.
  • In-universe example in Kannagi. Akiba brings a taped show for the main character Jin, because Jin accidentally taped over a show that Nagi hadn't watched yet on a VHS tape. He first hands out a Blu-ray, then when Jin mentions not having a Blu-ray player, he pulls out a tape. Nagi asks what it is, and turns out it's a Betamax tape, which Jin also doesn't have a player for. Cue the characters looking at Akiba.
    Akiba: It's a Sony!
  • "Daily Lives of High School Boys was lazily brought to you by these sponsors..." (Since this anime was aired in Otaku O'Clock, the "sponsors" was actually the manga's publisher Square Enix.)
    • "Daily Lives of High School Boys was intermittently brought to you by these sponsors..."
    • "Daily Lives of High School Boys should have been brought to you by these sponsors..."
    • "The last episode of Daily Lives Of High School Boys was lazily brought to you by these sponsors..."
  • When toy sales for Magical Princess Minky Momo dropped, the toy company that sponsored the series pulled their support. In episode 46 of the first series, which could have been the final episode, Momo is killed by a toy delivery truck.
    • Episode 53 of the second series is a scathing satire of the anime industry. Momo visits an anime production company where animators frequently work themselves into comas in the hopes they'll eventually be able to make anime with their own Original Characters. The character of the week Momo needs to help is such an overworked animator. He dies at the end.
  • Chairman Mashita in Gundam Build Fighters is rumored to be based on a certain Bandai executive who doesn't care for Gundam and prefers Tokusatsu properties.
  • In the animated adaptation of Excel Saga, Lord Ilpalazzo gives Excel a speech about the evils of manga, and demonstrates by tossing a handful of Excel Saga manga volumes into a giant paper shredder, and sends her out on a mission to kill Koshi Rikdo, the series' artist and writer.


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