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Shout Out: Haiyore! Nyarko-san
This anime is like a geek test. Indeed, a blog was specifically set up to catalogue most of the references found per episode. Some of the more obvious Shout Outs in the series can be seen below. It even makes sense in-canon, since the premise revolves around Aliens Steal Cable.

Nyaruani

  • In several episodes, portraits of H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth can be seen on the living room walls.
  • In Episode 1 of Nyaruani, Nyarko channels Setsuna F. Seiei as she declares "I am...we are...Cthulhu!"
  • Episode 9 of the first Nyaruani has Nyarko say that in space kindergarten, she went around looking for kids playing make-believe and beat them up, with the Catch Phrase "I'll shatter that pretend game of yours!" This earned her the nickname "Slacker Breaker"note . In case you missed the reference, they just go ahead and throw up a title card that reads "A Certain Slacker-Breaking Nyarko", with a silhouette of Touma behind it.
    • Cuuko's story about why she fell for Nyarko involves her being forced to play the bad guy in a pretend Saint Seiya game; one of the other games Nyarko mentions busting up is "Federation vs. Principality", with censored-out Bright Noah and Garma Zabi (and Nyarko in Sayla Mass's uniform).
  • Episode 11 of Remember My Love(craft-sensei) has Nyarko assure Mahiro that everything would be alright as they would erase everyone's memories once they were done. Then she takes out the neuralyzer. Mahiro responds that something about that object seems familiar and gets a mental image of Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K.
    • On top of that, Mahiro's mental image of K is saying "There's coffee", referring to Jones appearing in a series of ads for UCC Coffee in Japan (in which, ironically, he plays an alien who's trying to understand human culture).
  • In episode 12 of Remember My Love(craft-sensei), Nyarko's description of Space Comiket includes an image of the Gaijin 4koma Reaction Guys.
  • In one episode, Cuuko quotes the line "swans look calm but are actually kicking furiously under the water" while a Fender bass guitar floats on the background, a reference to K-On's first season ED song lyrics.

Season 1:

Season 2:

Light Novels:

Miscellaneous:

  • The official Nyarko-san event scheduled for August 2014 is called "Farewell Nyarko-San: The Final Countdown", a play on the subtitle for the third Kamen Rider Den-O movie.

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