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BiggSam
12-25-2009, 01:23 AM
Well, I was justa happily reading Rosario + Vampire when all of a sudden out of nowhere there was a Saibaman giii giiing at me.
http://www.animeforum.com/image/766204b3467e431b3b.jpg
My question is , has anyone else seen little tidbits like this?

The Grey Crane
12-29-2009, 03:36 AM
Knowing that the Japanese likes to pay homage to tradition and those-who-came-before, references/allusions/or "cameos" like this ain't really an uncommon sight.

Well, to give a few examples:

-The Black Tri-Stars in Yakitate! Japan. (Yakitate! relies on parodies for humor, so no surprise here)

-Popeye in My Son Goku.

-Characters cosplaying and/or in cosplay scenes.

-Ultraman and other Kaiju in Dr. Slump.

-Obvious NBA references in Slam DUnk.

Animekitten
12-29-2009, 08:24 AM
In SGT.Frog they make a lot of refrences to gundam

Diocletian
12-29-2009, 12:45 PM
Bo-bo-bo-bo-bo-bo-bo is one big homage to Fist of the North Star. It's not super obvious if you haven't seen Fist of the North Star.

ee ja nai ka??!
01-04-2010, 02:17 PM
happens all the time. my all-time favs tho is the part in flcl where haruko dresses in the bunny girl outfit and screams "daicon 5!!!" and the part in lucky star where they race initial d style haha

flying froggy
01-04-2010, 03:07 PM
there's a couple of more from flcl, there's the one Naota's dad is wearing that jacket, and he starts talking about if Naota preffered the green colour like in Lupin III, castle of dagliostro myster of Mamo

ee ja nai ka??!
01-05-2010, 08:05 AM
yes!!! i forgot abt that one! FLCL, GTO (manga), lucky star and crayon shin-chan are the series i can think of off the top of my head that are FULL of them

ultra_maniac
01-05-2010, 08:42 AM
ya i have seen one

-Popeye in My Son Goku.

flying froggy
01-05-2010, 01:11 PM
with a lot of these manga's and anime they are either published/produced/directed by a lot of the same companies so it's likely that they'll throw in a little "easter egg" to fans of their other series. In other instances it's just the producer, paying thier respects to the other anime for influencing them or just for being great

MistaCloudStrife
01-06-2010, 01:49 AM
Parody anime/manga or anime based on anime/manga fans will usually do this.

Genshiken anyone?