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  • In Chu-Bra!! Chapter 29 when the president of the Comic Culture Research Society is describing the character they're making a cosplay for—a busty meido wielding a dragon slayer lookalike BFS— the narration says "That maid's sword is too huge to even be called a sword", and a caption says "BGM: Susumu Hirasawa".
  • Koi wa Ameagari no You ni features a panel where some boys are talking in class. One of them says, "I'm tellin' ya, Griffith was the man..." while the other says "I kinda like Pippin..."
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  • Gintama: In chapter 426, there's a scene in which Gintoki cosplays while wearing the Dragon Slayer, which he calls his "Alien Slayer", and tries to claim that it was the one he had shoved up his ass. When he's called out for lying, he thinks "It was far too large to say it was stabbed in my ass. Too big, too thick, and too heavy. My lie was far too suspicious." The response he gets is "Quit regretting it in that Berserk-style narration!" Then he changes his outfit to Cloud, to which they say, "You just switched out Berserk for Final Fantasy!"
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: When Ryuu shows Bell the grave of her ex-counterparts, a sword that looks suspiciously like the Dragon Slayer is stuck in the ground.
  • The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service: In volume 7, the team puts the corpse of a hardcore video game fan in a robotic exoskeleton they got from some scientists to help them deliver tombstones, replacing his brain with a SNES console so they can control him. Unfortunately he goes rogue while they're in a shopping center by smashing a plastic replica of the Dragon Slayer our of a display case and whacking people with it, necessitating that he be subdued through a judicious application of professional wrestling and exorcism.
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  • Hen Zemi: In episode 11 of the anime, Kenji Meshiya imagines himself as Guts while wearing black swordsman armor and the Dragon Slayer, with the Beast of Darkness in the background. "Berserker!"
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite: The Dragon Slayer appears hanging on a Wall of Weapons.
  • Freaks' Squeele: In chapter 9, Xiong Mao conjures the Dragon Slayer to use in the fight against the Animated Armor Halifax: "Flamendo also applies to giant sword fencing!"
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Episode 7 part 2, "The Stripping", opens with Garterbelt chewing out Panty and Stocking for wasting huge sums of money on their hobbies, including $300,000 worth of rare delicacies among which a strange fruit with the face of a Behelit can be seen.
  • Dragon's Dogma features Guts and Griffith's armor sets as wearable equipment in the console version, although they sadly weren't in the PC version because of licensing issues.
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  • Yakitate!! Japan: When Monica Adenauer is recalling what she used to imagine Japan was like when she lived in Germany, a samurai in the picture appears to be wielding the Dragon Slayer.
  • Daily Life with Monster Girl: Centorea is confronted by her mother about why she hasn't found a suitable mate since she sent her away, to which Centorea says she already told her she would do no such thing, and instead wanted to find a master. Her mother says that is no excuse, "though I may have excused such pretentiousness if thy master were winsome." This winsome master she's picturing is a silhouette with the famous hair, armor, and cape of Griffith from the Golden Age.
  • Finnish Power Metal band Battle Beast have written around a dozen songs about Berserk: "Band of the Hawk", "Golden Age", "Kingdom", "Fight, Kill, Die", "Iron Hand", "Victory", "Touch in the Night", "Black Swordsman", "Madness", "The Eclipse", and possibly "I Want the World... And Everything in It". Spiritual Successor band Beast in Black, with the same songwriter, continues this trend.
  • Tekken 7 features a sword resembling the Dragonslayer as an equippable prop.
  • On page 13, chapter 2 of the Konosuba spin-off manga Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!, Megumin and Yunyun go to a blacksmith who's set up an accessory shop. He recommends them some of his huge weapons, quipping that "There's something amazing about little girls swinging around huge swords, right?" His thought bubble shows a waifish girl wielding a BFS that's a dead ringer for the Dragonslayer.
  • Included in an extremely rapid -fire series of videogame, anime, and manga shout outs in episode 1 of Pop Team Epic is a shot of Pipimi, dressed as Guts, offering her soul to a behelit that has Popuko's face.
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc features the Berserker Armor as one of the presents that can be obtained from the school store.
  • The Dragonslayer and Berserk Armor are featured in Doom, the Roguelike.
  • In Tonikaku Kawaii Chapter 14, when Nasa wanders into the room of the Kaginoji mansion where Tsukasa's moonstone is kept, Charlotte the maid bursts down the door wielding the Dragon Slayer. This manga's a Shout-Out bonanza in general.
    Charlotte: Ahh, that's a no-no! ♥ See, all the suuuper important stuff for a suuuper important person are kept in this room. ♥ Which is why all those who enter... must face The Shinsengumi's wrath. ♥
    Nasa: Wait, wait, Shinsengumi? That's not the right weapon though!?
    Charlotte: Oh, it's fine! We can just start a new manga again, WOOHOOOO!


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