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* The creators of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' seem to be fans of Music/{{Nirvana}}, since Chapter 4 of [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the first game]] is titled "All All Apologies",[[note]]All•Star•Apologies in the English localization[[/note]] and [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the sequel]] has Princess Sonia Music/{{Nevermind}} from the Kingdom of Novoselic who used to attend a high school called Music/InUtero. The latter game also has a music live house called "Titty Typhoon" and styled after ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'''s Titty Twister bar.

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* The creators of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' seem to be fans of Music/{{Nirvana}}, since Chapter 4 of [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc the first game]] is titled "All All Apologies",[[note]]All•Star•Apologies in the English localization[[/note]] and [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the sequel]] has Princess Sonia Music/{{Nevermind}} from the Kingdom of Novoselic who used to attend a high school called Music/InUtero. The latter game also has a music live house called "Titty Typhoon" and styled after ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'''s Titty Twister bar.

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** "IDOL" again references Anpanman in the verse "sometimes I become your superhero/Keep spinning, you Anpanman". The choreography for this line also has the members posing as various superheroes: Jin as the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, Suga as ComicBook/BlackPanther, Jimin as ComicBook/{{Spiderman}}, J-Hope as Anpanman, V as ComicBook/IronMan, RM as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and Jungkook as ComicBook/{{Thor}}.

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** "Go Go" has the line "I wanna go cruisin' like Nemo!", in reference to Captain Nemo from ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''.


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** Their work (including the multimedia story ''Music/{{BU}}'') has also referenced Eric Fromm's ''The Art of Loving'' and Carl Jung's ''The Map of the Soul'', with the later also being the title of BTS' upcoming album series.
*** Both books plus ''Demian'' are sold in their company's official shop along with official merch, implying that those are required reading.

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** "Not Today" is heavily inspired by Aragorn's RousingSpeech in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', down to RM's first lines semi-quoting it:
---> ''All the underdogs in the world\\
A day may come when we lose\\
But it is not today\\
Today we fight!''


** And from the 4.0 update for ''Yo-kai Watch 3' and ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters 2'' [[Film/IndianaJones Indiana Jaws]].

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** And from the 4.0 update for ''Yo-kai Watch 3' 3'' and ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters 2'' [[Film/IndianaJones Indiana Jaws]].

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*** Another reference from update 1.4 to ''Yo-kai Watch 3'', Terminyanator, complete with shades, jacket, and a bike.
** Then from ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' we have [[Series/TheXFiles the Y-files]], with [[AgentMulder Agent Blunder]] and [[AgentScully Agent Folly]].
** And from the 4.0 update for ''Yo-kai Watch 3' and ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters 2'' [[Film/IndianaJones Indiana Jaws]].


* One ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic involved a war between two groups of aliens over the Gauls' super strength potion. One group was based on MickeyMouse, and their name was [[Creator/WaltDisney Talidsweny]]. The other one? [[{{Manga}} Nagma]]. [[TakeThat The Nagma are]] AlwaysChaoticEvil.

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* One ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic involved a war between two groups of aliens over the Gauls' super strength potion. One group was based on MickeyMouse, and their name was [[Creator/WaltDisney Talidsweny]].Tadsilweny]]. The other one? [[{{Manga}} Nagma]]. [[TakeThat The Nagma are]] AlwaysChaoticEvil.



* A 1998 Marvel Comics had [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:HulkTheWorld.jpg get an armor]] that made him look suspiciously like The World, DIO's Stand from the third part of JojosBizarreAdventure. The creator confirmed the ShoutOut is intentional.

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* A 1998 Marvel Comics had [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:HulkTheWorld.jpg get an armor]] that made him look suspiciously like The World, DIO's Stand from the third part of JojosBizarreAdventure.Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure. The creator confirmed the ShoutOut is intentional.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', a robot resembling ''Manga/GreatMazinger'' can be clearly seen in Lincoln's room.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', a robot resembling ''Manga/GreatMazinger'' ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' can be clearly seen in Lincoln's room.


* Korean group Music/{{BTS}} has referenced several popular Japanese works in their lyrics, as the members themselves are fans of manga, anime and videogames.
** "Anpanman" heavily references [[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} the manga character of the same name]]
*** "Attack on Bangtan" references ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' by title (the Japanese version of the song, "Shingeki no Boudan", is named after the original title of the manga[[note]]"Attack on Titan" does ''not'' mean the same as "Shingeki no Kyojin" (which means "advancing giants")[[/note]], so this was clearly intentional).

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* Being a Western HipHop-influenced group, Korean group Music/{{BTS}} has made many references to rappers and rap songs from the US. RM and J-Hope's verses in "Hip Hop Lover" (itself an ode to the genre) are pretty much a list of their rap influences, including Music/{{Nas}}, Music/{{Tupac}}, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/{{Eminem}}, Music/EricBAndRakim, Music/SnoopDogg, Music/GangStarr, Music/MacMiller, and Music/KendrickLamar, among others.
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referenced several popular Japanese works in their lyrics, as the members themselves are fans of manga, anime and videogames.
** *** "Anpanman" heavily references [[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} the manga character of the same name]]
name]].
*** "Attack on Bangtan" references ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' by title (the Japanese version of the song, "Shingeki no Boudan", is named after the original title of the manga[[note]]"Attack on Titan" does ''not'' mean the same as "Shingeki no Kyojin" (which Kyojin", which means "advancing giants")[[/note]], giants"[[/note]], so this was clearly intentional).



** Being a Western HipHop-influenced group, they've also made many, ''many'' references to rappers and rap songs from the US. RM and J-Hope's verses in "Hip Hop Lover" are pretty much a list of their rap influences, including Music/{{Nas}}, Music/{{Tupac}}, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/EpikHigh, Music/{{Eminem}}, Music/EricBAndRakim, Music/SnoopDogg, Music/GangStarr, Music/MacMiller, Music/KendrickLamar, among others.


* Korean group Music/{{BTS}} has referenced several popular Japanese works in their lyrics, as the members themselves are fans of manga, anime and videogames. Big examples are "Anpanman", which heavily references [[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} the manga character of the same name]], and "Attack on Bangtan", which, of course, references ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' by title (the Japanese version of the song, "Shingeki no Boudan", is named after the original title of the manga[[note]]"Attack on Titan" does ''not'' mean the same as "Shingeki no Kyojin" (which means "advancing giants"), so this was clearly intentional[[/note]]). Other works they've referenced are ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ("Intro: What Am I to You?") and ''Manga/OnePiece'' ("Cypher Pt. 2").
** Being a Western HipHop-influenced group, they've also made many, ''many'' references to rappers and rap songs from the US. "Hip Hop Lover" is pretty much a list of rap influences for each one of BTS' rappers.

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* Korean group Music/{{BTS}} has referenced several popular Japanese works in their lyrics, as the members themselves are fans of manga, anime and videogames. Big examples are "Anpanman", which videogames.
** "Anpanman"
heavily references [[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} the manga character of the same name]], and name]]
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"Attack on Bangtan", which, of course, Bangtan" references ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' by title (the Japanese version of the song, "Shingeki no Boudan", is named after the original title of the manga[[note]]"Attack on Titan" does ''not'' mean the same as "Shingeki no Kyojin" (which means "advancing giants"), giants")[[/note]], so this was clearly intentional[[/note]]). intentional).
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Other Japanese works they've referenced are ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ("Intro: What Am I to You?") and ''Manga/OnePiece'' ("Cypher Pt. 2").
** Being a Western HipHop-influenced group, they've also made many, ''many'' references to rappers and rap songs from the US. RM and J-Hope's verses in "Hip Hop Lover" is are pretty much a list of their rap influences for each one of BTS' rappers.influences, including Music/{{Nas}}, Music/{{Tupac}}, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/EpikHigh, Music/{{Eminem}}, Music/EricBAndRakim, Music/SnoopDogg, Music/GangStarr, Music/MacMiller, Music/KendrickLamar, among others.
** ''WINGS'' is a WholePlotReference to German writer Creator/HermannHesse's ''Demian''.
** "Magic Shop" (as well as the "Fake Love" teaser) references James R. Doty's book ''Into the Magic Shop''.



** J-Hope's "Daydream" has the lyric "[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Like the hole Alice fell into]][=/=]
[[Literature/HarryPotter Like the road that leads to Hogwarts]]".
*** While J-Hope is flying on his bed into space in the "Daydream" music video, he looks at his phone, which displays the message [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "DON'T PANIC!"]]

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** J-Hope's "Daydream" has the lyric "[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Like the hole Alice fell into]][=/=]
[[Literature/HarryPotter
into]][=/=][[Literature/HarryPotter Like the road that leads to Hogwarts]]".
*** While When J-Hope is flying on his bed into space in the "Daydream" music video, he looks at his phone, which displays the message [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "DON'T PANIC!"]]



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** ''Agust D'' (a solo mixtape by BTS member Suga) has a track called "[[Film/{{Scarface}} Tony Montana]]".
** J-Hope's "Daydream" has the lyric "[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Like the hole Alice fell into]][=/=]
[[Literature/HarryPotter Like the road that leads to Hogwarts]]".
*** While J-Hope is flying on his bed into space in the "Daydream" music video, he looks at his phone, which displays the message [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "DON'T PANIC!"]]


** Kotomi is quite fond if this. Her often repeated "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." is a quote from [[http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/young2/young21.html The Dandelion Girl]]. Also, for her MagicalGirl incantation, Kotomi uses an invocation from the De Vermis Mysteriis, a grimoire found in Creator/HPLovecraft's Franchise/CthulhuMythos.

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** Kotomi is quite fond if this. Her often repeated "Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." is a quote from [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20040426004441/http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/young2/young21.com:80/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/young2/young21.html The Dandelion Girl]]. Also, for her MagicalGirl incantation, Kotomi uses an invocation from the De Vermis Mysteriis, a grimoire found in Creator/HPLovecraft's Franchise/CthulhuMythos.


* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series contains so many {{Shout Out}}s to American and [[Film/JamesBond British]] action movies you could easily forget it was made in Japan. The surprise was ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' including a ShoutOut to ''Series/PoliceSquad''.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series contains so many {{Shout Out}}s to American and [[Film/JamesBond British]] action movies you could easily forget it was made in Japan. The surprise was ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' including a ShoutOut to ''Series/PoliceSquad''.


** The spinoff ''Yokai Watch Blasters'' is one big reference to ''Franchise/GhostBusters''.

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** The spinoff ''Yokai Watch Blasters'' ''VideoGame/YokaiWatchBlasters'' is one big reference to ''Franchise/GhostBusters''.


* A 1998 Marvel Comics had TheHulk [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:HulkTheWorld.jpg get an armor]] that made him look suspiciously like The World, DIO's Stand from the third part of JojosBizarreAdventure. The creator confirmed the ShoutOut is intentional.

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* A 1998 Marvel Comics had TheHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:HulkTheWorld.jpg get an armor]] that made him look suspiciously like The World, DIO's Stand from the third part of JojosBizarreAdventure. The creator confirmed the ShoutOut is intentional.

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