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Trivia / Splatoon

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Splatoon | Splatoon 2 | Splatoon 3

Series as a whole

  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Yuki Tsujii is the voice behind all of the playable Inklings and Octolings, which means he voices not only the boys, but the girls, as well.
  • Defictionalization: Editmode's King Of Games brand has a clothing line that mimics gear found in the games.
  • Follow the Leader: The series has inspired Square Enix's Foamstars. Though that game is at least slightly different since it uses foam, which changes the collision of the surrounding terrain, the same concept of "shoot substance and swim/surf quickly through substance" remains, and Foamstars is especially transparent about its Limit Break inspiration; many Splatoon fans have noticed that the Foamstars trailer has what strongly resemble copies of Baller, Inkstrike, and Splashdown.
  • He Also Did:
    • Interestingly, Splatoon and Splatoon 2's director was Yusuke Amano, who right before directed the controversial New Super Mario Bros. 2, suffice to say, they proved to be unanimously much better received than that game did.
    • Within Nintendo, EPD Production Group no. 5 (the team that works on Splatoon) is also the one that handles Animal Crossing.


  • Acting for Two: Mikako Komatsu voices both Goggles and Knit Cap in the motion comic.
  • Defictionalization: Certain manga-only outfits, such as the Sennyu Suit and Milky Eminence Jacket, were temporarily made into actual gear the player could use.
  • No Export for You:
    • Averted with the manga, as it has been translated and released outside of Japan.
    • Played straight with the motion comic, as there is currently no English dub or official subbed version.
  • Pop-Culture Urban Legends: Due to a mistranslation, most international fans and news outlets believed that Splatoon would be receiving an Animated Adaptation in August 2017. When it turned out to just be a two-episode Motion Comic adaptation of the manga's first few chapters, fans either thought that CoroCoro had deliberately lied about the nature of the series or were convinced that it was testing fan reception for a "real" adaptation.
  • Series Hiatus: The comic went on hiatus from December 2021 to August 2022, returning that September under the new title Splatoon: Bankara!