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The Shout-Out page for Soul Eater: Troubled Souls. References galore. And this doesn’t include series or franchises mentioned outright by name.


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     Appearances 
  • According to her biography, Nayumi’s appearance is based on Tobiume (Momo's zanpakuto in manifested form) from Bleach. This is Nayumi and this is Tobiume. You certainly can see some similarities.
  • This pose of Persona 3’s Shinjiro Aragaki is remarkably similar to the one Marcellus is in. The red jacket makes the reference all the more obvious.
  • Perhaps if you squint hard enough, Rowena bears a passing resemblance to the Yamai twins, Kaguya and Yuzuru. Especially Kaguya.
  • Cancer may bring to mind Inner Moka Akashiya.
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     In Story 
  • Chapter 1:
    Scorpio: I shall sink my teeth that soul until I can feast no more!!!
  • Chapter 2:
    • As a reviewer points out, Stein has a linenote  that sounds like an obscure reference to the Keyblade.
  • Chapter 4:
    • J. Worski and the Flatheads refer to The Flathead gang and their leader Paul Jaworski. Driving this home is that they were committing robbery in the Detroit area.
    • In the same scene as above, Tsuji is aiming an arrow at an almost-dead J. Worski’s head, asking “Do you feel lucky, punk?
  • Chapter 6:
    • Caius scrolls through three songs. They are “Wanna Be Loved” by Papa Roach, “Enter the Sandman” by Metallica, and “Umbrella” by Rihanna.
  • Chapter 9:
  • Chapter 10:
  • Chapter 15:
    • Pot of Fire and Thunder exchange “Nuh-uh”s and “Yea-huh”s like Tipo and Chaca in that one scene from The Emperor's New Groove.
    • Word of God states that Chapter 15 was meant to be a giant Shout-Out to the film, Unstoppable.
  • Chapter 16:
    • This one is a complete and total homage to H. P. Lovecraft and his work, The Shadow Over Innsmouth. The Deep Ones are included, being a Kishin-worshiping cult that keeps the town under their thumb and stamps out potentially helpful outsiders. Yog-Sothoth also makes an appearance, but is instead relegated to collective final form.
  • Chapter 20:
    • Tsuji quotes verbatim a passage from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Which one? Click link and read the tagline. That’s the one.
    • Tsuji mentions Caliburn. Now, that’s an alternate name for Excalibur, but the narration refers to a video game. So, it’s very possible he was referencing Sonic and the Black Knight. Helps that he’s a Sonic fan.
    • On Rowena’s list of stuff to do in video games, she says she has to find a Scarab Gun and lead an Underworld army with an angel.
  • Chapter 22:
    • Tsuji jokingly calls Free Barbossa.
    • Free alternates between surfer and pirate lingo, and an annoyed Mizune tells him "the beach or the sea. Just. Pick. One." Ragna said much the same to Nu in his gag reel from Blazblue Continuum Shift, only she used Valley Girl slang instead of surfer talk.
  • Chapter 23:
    • Damon mentions he got Omega Ruby. He’s obviously referring to Pokemon Omega Ruby.
  • Chapter 27:
  • Chapter 29-30:
    • The shadows are suspiciously similar to the Shadows of Persona 4.
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