Despite being a horrific, heart-wrenching deconstruction of Touhou
, Diamond In The Rough is filled to the brim with Shout Outs
- Brolli lands on Yukari's pillow with a pomf sound.
- Jack Diehard has a fake wanted poster from Six Figs Thrill Park.
- Kogasa pops out shouting a-bloogy-woogy-wooooo!
- There is a sign out the front of Marisa's house reading Dead Fairy Storage.
- Meiling wants Marisa to TASTE THE RAINBOW MOTHERF-
- Brolli channels Peter O'Tool's puke face.
- "BOAT TIME!"
- Yukari's explanation of the realm she could gap Brolli into channels H. P. Lovecraft.
- On the censor box for the Yuuka X Arturo scene, it says "Too hot for minors! Yall should go away!"
- Arturo pays homage to another teenage monster by singing "Singing In The Rain" while raping Keine.
- "Gensokyo's a goldmine, so treat it like it'll melt tomorrow!" is a reference to "Steve McQueen" by M83, which contains very prophetic lyrics about Brolli's situation...
I woke up stronger than ever,
Driven by big waves of fire,
To run and yell all the way.
Nothing can hurt me today!
There's a magic inside
Just waiting to burst out.
The world is a goldmine
That will melt tomorrow.
- The Kappa Valley's presentation and soundtrack is reminiscent of Pioneer 2.
- Nitori makes Brolli a lightsaber and says, "Melee weapons are no match for a good spell card at your side, kid."
- The Star Wars references continue in Episode 10 when Kaguya and Tewi re-enact the bar brawl scene with Brolli.
- A blink-and-you'll-miss-it one, Brolli tells Ferin, "Give me the swords!"
- From the deleted original version of the Sakuya scene...
- Brolli tells Remilia, "I'm tasty and I know it."
- Lepus: "The trick, Colonel Diamondback, is not minding that it hurts... Or just getting hypnotized the bejeezus out of beforehand."
- A subtle one to Pew Die Pie when Chair Mode worked, Brolli screams, "IT'S WORKING! HOLY S#!%!!!"
- Brolli: THERE'S SO MUCH EVERYTHING!!!
- Also, Brolli's demands, "Now I'm ready," are very similar to Ed Gruberman's from "Tae Kwon Leap" by The Frantics.
- The Human Village in peacetime has music from Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon.
- Reisen's medicines can make you run faster, jump higher.
UNRELEASED SHOUT OUTS:
- Although only spoke of during the inter-reel narration, the scene in which Brolli finds the truth about Yuuka and Arturo after torching Yuuka's garden is/will be a direct homage to Spec Ops The Line: specifically the white phosphorous scene.
- Tenshi is a walking series of Shout Outs.
- Komachi's near-final line, "You're not going to remember any of this, so don't go kicking yourself forever," comes from Defending Your Life.