Zettai Karen Children
is quite full of Shout Outs
; not at Ghost Sweeper Mikami
levels, but Shiina is getting really good with this trope. Often enough, the reference is lampshaded pretty heavily too.
- Kaoru wants to purchase a toy in one episode that resembles Haruhi almost exactly. Considering who Kaoru is voiced by, this doubles as an Actor Allusion.
- There's even a Shout-Out to Detroit Metal City when Kaoru shows up in a Krauser mask.
- The best shout out is chapter 126/episode 46, where a notebook that can change the future launches the cast into a Death Note homage, starring Sakaki as L.
- There's a Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei spoof at Minamoto's marriage interview and a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure one in the manga version.
- In the manga, Fujiko wears C.C.'s 'suit' at one point. Also an Actor Allusion.
- A yonkoma gag strip has Kyosuke cosplaying as Gin Ichimaru. Also an Actor Allusion.
- A small subtle one in the Anime, Kaoru's Pyschic Shield (probably most clearly seen in episode 7) is identical in shape, colour, and style to an AT Field.
- The picture here◊ is similar to a scene from Project A-ko.
- In the anime, Animorph Hatsune can morph into a Bowdlerized version of Sirene.
- Sakaki is a doctor who detests the Japanese medical hierarchy ''and'' wields scalpels as weapons.
- Surprisingly nobody else seems to have caught The World God Only Knows ref in this page◊
- Kaoru gets a hat and accompanying outfit.
- And here the girls freak out a la Kazuo Umezu.
- Carrie, a purely psychic alter-ego/bodiless twin of Minamoto's ex.
- Fujiko uses Dio's 'piece of bread' analogy for all the lovers she's had.
- To Love-Ru: when Lala's here◊, you know fanservice is not far!
- In the manga, the Voight-Kampff test is used to identify espers and gauge their Power Levels.
- Kaoru's sister cosplays Hatsune Miku.
- In another omake, Ninja Hanzo has a Sharingan.
- When Minamoto grows younger by 10 years, the girls force him to cross-dress and he ends up looking a little similar.
- Chapter 272 shows PANDRA's senior members in a dogfight with a boy flying on a broomstick with glasses and lightning shaped scars on his face who uses a wand to cast a "Spell of Death" in the skies above London.
- Possibly unintentional, but it seems that Dane Cook's wish for a guy who can shoot lasers out of his crotch has finally come true.
- Episode 5 of The Unlimited has Lupin III in a police uniform, The Nostalgia Critic, and The Angry Video Game Nerd as random spectators. This didn't escape the notice of Doug Walker, or the notice of fellow That Guy with the Glasses contributor JesuOtaku.
- Kaoru channels Oscar during an Imagine Spot (with Minamoto becoming a very weepy Andre).
- Hayate and Nagi can be seen and heard very briefly in episode 9 as the girls and Minamoto are leaving the shopping center. He is also seen walking in a crowd with Tama, Nagi's pet tiger, in episode 18, shortly after Chisato ditches Kaoru spying on Aoi's date.
- Kaoru sees him briefly again in episode 26 with Nagi, who's trying to get a kiss from him.
- Nagi and several of the other girls are visiting the same park that the girl's class trip is on in episode 33. Hayate isn't there at that particular time, but he shows up at the very end to encourage Minamoto after everyone leaves him during what looks like an interrogation.