#46 has a Monster of the Week that summons manga characters to battle out heroes. The most fearsome of them is played by Yoshinori Okamoto, veteran suit actor usually in the role of The Dragon (eg. Biohunter Silva), now in a Dragon-esque role to the monster.
Dawson Casting: Slightly inverted. Satomi Hirose, playing Tsuruhime, was not yet 14 when filming began. When Tsuruhime is shown celebrating her birthday onscreen mid-series, her birthday cake can be seen holding 16 candles.
Before landing the role of Tsuruhime, Satomi Hirose was one of the lead characters in a comedy show also produced by Toei titled Yuugen Jikkou Sisters Shushutorian. In Epsidode 35, she is reunited with her former on-screen sisters Kei Ishibashi and Noriko Tanaka.
The reporter onEepisode 9 - Rika Kishida better known as Kaori Rokumeikan/White Swan. And if you look real close, the "Otasuke Samurai" in that episode is Shirou Izumi (Burai). In what had to be a Mythology Gag, he's even wearing green.