Anime & Manga
- Alabaster: The plot develops in a way designed to create a rather clever Stealth Pun. It's a story about a black man struggling against racism in America who then becomes a twisted, violent monster after using an invisibility device made by a mad scientist. In other words, it starts out as Invisible Man and turns into The Invisible Man.
- The Equalizer has a character driven thematic Shout-Out to the novel. Robert is African-American, and the book deals with black identity. However, the title is obviously more of a reference to the fact that Robert is an unknown quantity to the evil-doers in the world, and thus "invisible" to them.
- Stand by Me: Gordy protests that after reading Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, he feels down.