Sunday, April 21, 2013

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W Episode 3 References

Mahiro hits Nyaruko with a green slipper. This appears to be referencing Narumi Akiko from "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired from 2009 to 2010. In the show, Akiko occasionally hits people with a green slipper.S1 Image for reference:

"Nekowappa!" (0:49)
"Nekowappa!" (ねこわっぱ!) is a manga series written by Matsumoto Naoya (松本直也) and published from 2009 to 2010.S1 The series was discontinued after 13 chapters of serialization and was published in 2 volumes.

"Searching for encounters in a dungeon is not mistaken at all!" (2:59)
The Japanese line is "Danjon ni deai wo motomeru no ha machigattemasen yo ne!" (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違ってませんよね!). This is referencing "Danjon ni Deai wo Motomeru no ha Machigatteiru Darou ka" (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか), "Is Searching for Encounters in a Dungeon Mistaken?", a light novel series written by Omori Fujino (大森藤ノ) and published from 2013 and is currently ongoing.S2

This book appeared in episode 2 at 3:35. The title of this book is "Hate no Kuni" (はての国), "Land of the End". The author is "A.S Riidingaa" (A.S リーディンガー), "A.S Ridinger". This is referencing a book that is mentioned in "Divi Dead" (ディヴァイデッド), a visual novel released by C's Ware in 1998. One of the characters in "Divi Dead", Okui Mami (奥井まみ), is reading a book written by A.S. Ridinger (A・S・リーディンガー) in a scene during the evening of day 1 of the game. In addition, she mentions that her favorite book written by A.S. Ridinger is "Hate no Kuni" (はての国), "Land of the End". Images for reference:

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"No way! There's just no way!" (3:33)
The Japanese line is "Masaka! Metaru Masakaa!" (まさか!メタルマサカー!), which more literally translates to "No way! Metal Massacre!". This is a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of 「まさか」 (masaka), which means "impossible" or "no way", and 「マサカー」 (masakaa), which means "massacre". Nyaruko says "Metal Massacre" (メタルマサカー) and swipes her hand horizontally in front of her, producing a blue arc of light. This is referencing Mature from "The King of Fighters" (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ), a video game series that first began release in 1994.S1 In the series, Mature has a technique called "Metal Massacre", and when she uses this technique she dashes forward and swipes her hand horizontally in front of her, producing a blue slash effect. Image for reference:

On a related note, the name "Metal Massacre" is based on "Metal Massacre", a series of compilation albums released from 1981 to 2006.

"There's no such thing as a path that cannot be cleared!" (4:09)
The Japanese line is "Kirihirakenai michi ha nai n desu yo!" (切り開けない道はないんですよ!). This is referencing "Takaya -Senbu Gakuen Gekitouden-" (タカヤ -閃武学園激闘伝-), roughly "Takaya -The Legendary Battles of the Radiant Warrior Academy-", a manga series written by Sakamoto Yuujirou (坂本裕次郎) and published from 2005 to 2006.S1 The series was serialized for 38 chapters and was published in 5 volumes. After the first 38 chapters, the series changed its title to "Takaya -Yoake no Enjin Ou" (タカヤ -夜明けの炎刃王-), roughly "Takaya -The Blazing Blade King of the Dawn-". It was discontinued after 12 chapters of serialization and was published in 1 volume. On the last two pages of "Takaya", the following text is written, "Kirihirakenai michi ha nai n da!" (斬り拓けない道はないんだッ!), which has the same meaning as above. In addition, in the above scene Nyaruko shouts "Yosshaaaa!" (よっしゃあああッッ), a shout of enthusiasm, and the lines 「よっしゃあああッッ」 and 「THE ENDォオ!!」 are written. This is referencing the same lines written on the last two pages of "Takaya". Image for reference:

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On the last page, the protagonists also shout "Daburu Rakouzan!" (『W螺煌斬』!), which roughly translates to "Double Spiral Flash Attack!". The "W" being used to mean "double" is possibly related to the "W" in "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W", which is used to mean "double" and indicates that it is the second season.

The title of this episode is "Chou Jashin Mokushiroku" (超邪神黙示録), which translates to "Super Evil God Apocalypse". This is referencing "Yuusha Ou Gao Gai Gaa FINAL" (勇者王ガオガイガーFINAL), "The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final", an anime series that was released from 2000 to 2003.S1 The title of episode 7 of "GaoGaiGar Final" is "Chou Yuusha Mokushiroku" (超勇者黙示録), "Super Brave Apocalypse".

(4:22 - 5:02)
There are two references here:
* This is the white creature that appears on Maaruko's head.

This is referencing the Twitter profile picture of Aisora Manta (逢空万太), the author of the "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san" light novel. Screen capture for reference:

* This entire scene is referencing a scene from "Doragon Kuesuto Yuusha Aberu Densetsu" (ドラゴンクエスト 勇者アベル伝説), "Dragon Quest Legend of the Hero Abel", an anime series that aired from 1989 to 1991. Specifically, this is referencing a scene in the "Dai Ichibu Saishuukai" (一部最終回), "Part One Final Episode", episode of "Dragon Quest".S2 In the scene, an old woman is reading a story about the adventures of the hero Abel to her grandchildren, and it is implied that the woman is one of Abel's companions who eventually married him. Images for reference:

(5:27 - 5:39)
This scene is referencing "Tokusou Sentai Dekarenjaa" (特捜戦隊デカレンジャー), "Special Police Dekaranger", a Japanese TV show about a squad of costumed super heroes that aired from 2004 to 2005.
* The appearance of Nyaruko's phone is referencing the SP License, a device that each Dekaranger possesses. Image for reference:

The SP License has three main functions. The "Change" fuction is used by the Dekarangers to transform into their costumes. The "Phone" function allows the Dekarangers to communicate with each other. The "Judge" option allows the Dekarangers to contact the "Uchuu Saikou Saibansho" (宇宙最高裁判所), "Space Supreme Court", judge the guilt of a criminal.
* Nyaruko lists out the crimes committed by Lloigor and Zhar, and then holds up her phone and shouts "Judgement!". In "Special Police Dekaranger", when the Dekarangers have cornered a criminal, one of the Dekarangers will list out the crimes that the criminal has committed. The Dekaranger will then hold up his SP License, shout out "Judgement!", and activate the "Judge" option to judge the criminal. Image for reference:

* In addition, a siren can be heard when Nyaruko's phone flashes. This is also referencing "Special Police Dekaranger". When the Dekarangers transform into their costumes a siren can be heard.
* On a related note, the manner in which Nyaruko says "Jajjimento desu yo!" (ジャッジメントですよ!), "Judgement!", is similar to the manner in which Shirai Kuroko says "Jajjimento desu no!" (ジャッジメントですの!), "Judgement!". Shirai Kuroko is a character in "To Aru Majutsu no Indekkusu" (とある魔術の禁書目録), "A Certain Magical Index", a light novel series written by Kamachi Kazuma (鎌池和馬) and published from 2004 and is currently ongoing. In the series, Kuroko is a member of a disciplinary committee called Judgement, and whenever she confronts a criminal she announces "Jajjimento desu no!" (ジャッジメントですの!), "Judgement!".

"Protecting the Earth is the duty of the Planetary Defense Organization!" (5:51)
The Japanese line is "Chikyuu wo mamoru ha Wakusei Hogo Kikou no shimei!" (地球を守るは惑星保護機構の使命!). This is referencing a line from "Tensou Sentai Goseiger" (天装戦隊ゴセイジャー), "Heavenly Clad Squadron Goseiger", a Japanese TV show about a squad of costumed super heroes that aired from 2010 to 2011.S1 A catch phrase said by the squad goes, "Hoshi wo mamoru ha tenshi no shimei!" (地球を護るは天使の使命!), which translates to "Protecting the Earth is the duty of the Angels!". In addition, Nyaruko's poses are referencing the poses done by the Goseigers when they say this catch phrase.S1 Images for reference:

"From now on, even if I'm all alone I will fight to the bitter end!" (5:59)
"Never end!" (6:04)
The Japanese line is "Kono saki, tatoe tatta hitori demo tatakai nuite misemasu!" (この先、たとえたった一人でも戦い抜いてみせます!). This is referencing a line said by Shou in "SILENT KNIGHT SHOU" (サイレントナイト翔), a manga series written by Kurumada Masami (車田正美) and published from 1992 to 1993. The series was discontinued after 13 chapters of serialization and was published in 2 volumes. Shou's line goes, "Kono saki tatoe tatta hitori demo tatakai nuite yaru sa!!" (この先 たとえたった一人でも戦い抜いてやるさ!!), which has the same meaning as above. Image for reference:

As it can be seen in the above image, the falcon that appears when Nyaruko says her line is referencing the falcon that appears when Shou says his line. The Earth appearing in the background is also referencing the scene with Shou. In addition, Nyaruko is making the same pose as Shou.S2
"NEVER END" is referencing the last two pages of volume 2 of "SILENT KNIGHT SHOU".S1 Image for reference:

(6:06 - 6:20)
The clothes that Nyaruko and company are wearing in these scenes are referencing the clothes worn by the main characters in "WILD ARMS XF" (ワイルドアームズ クロスファイア), a game released in 2007.S1 Nyaruko and Mahiro's clothes:

Nyaruko's clothes are referencing Klarissa Avir. Mahiro's clothes are referencing Firs Avir. Images for reference:

Hasta and Cthuko's clothes:

Hasta's clothes are referencing Revin Brenten. Cthuko's clothes are referencing Labryna Wordsworth. Images for reference:

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"All right, starting next week, 'Crawling! Nyaruko -The Evil God King of the Late Night-'" (6:10)
"Haiyore! Nyaruko-san -Yofuke no Jashin Ou-" (這いよれ!ニャル子さん -夜更けの邪神王-), "Crawling! Nyaruko -The Evil God King of the Late Night-", is referencing "Takaya -Yoake no Enjin Ou-" (タカヤ -夜明けの炎刃王-), roughly "Takaya -The Blazing Blade King of the Dawn-", a manga series written by Sakamoto Yuujirou (坂本裕次郎) and published in 2006.S2

"Barion!" (6:23)
"Barion" (バリオン) is referencing "Mashinryuu Barion" (魔神竜バリオン), "Devil Dragon Barion", a manga series written by Kuroiwa Yoshihiro (黒岩よしひろ) and published in 1987.S2 The series was discontinued after 11 chapters of serialization and was published in 1 volume.

"Blasphemous Grenade!" (6:32)
There are two references here:
* The Japanese line is "Boutoku teki na shuryuudan!" (冒涜的な手榴弾!). "Blasphemous" is a word that frequently appears in the Cthulhu Mythos.
* The grenade is referencing the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", a British movie that was released in 1975. This is made explicit in volume 1 of the "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san" light novel in the following exchange (volume 1, pages 155 - 156):
It's a "Blasphemous Grenade".

You're thinking you can make any random thing belong to the Cthulhu Mythos by prefixing it with "unspeakable" or "blasphemous," aren't you?

What are you saying, Mahiro? Grenade is a time-honored weapon. King Arthur used the Holy Grenade at Antioch to bring down the demons, you know?

Hey, that's Monty Python.
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"My burning red hot heart will become lightning and defeat you." (6:36)
The Japanese line is "Watashi no makka ni moeteru atsui haato ga ikazuchi ni natte, anata tachi wo taosu" (私の真っ赤に燃えてる熱いハートが雷になって、あなたたちを倒す). This is referencing a line in the lyrics to "Honoo no Goo Faito" (炎のゴー・ファイト), "Fiery Manly Fight".S2 This is the opening theme song to "Honoo no Toukyuuji Dojji Danpei" (炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平), "Fiery Dodgeball Boy Dodge Danpei", an anime series that aired from 1991 to 1992. The original line goes, "Makka ni moeteru atsui haato inazuma ni natte kimi wo taosu yo" (まっ赤に燃えてる熱いハート稲妻になって君を倒すよ), which has the same meaning as above. Video for reference:
The image of Cthuko posing with lightning in the background is referencing a scene in the opening animation sequence of "Honoo no Toukyuuji Dojji Danpei".S2 Image for reference:

Cthuko's throwing animation is referencing that of Danpei in the opening animation sequence of "Honoo no Toukyuuji Dojji Danpei" (炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平), "Fiery Dodgeball Boy Dodge Danpei".S1 Images for reference:

"Kill evil immediately." (7:01)
The Japanese line is "Aku Soku Zan desu" (悪即斬です), which more literally translates to "Evil Immediately Kill". This is referencing Saitou Hajime (斎藤一) from "Rurouni Kenshin" (るろうに剣心), a manga series written by Watsuki Nobuhiro (和月伸宏) and published from 1994 to 1999. In the series, Saitou lives by a single principle that he believes to be true justice. He calls it "Aku Soku Zan" (悪即斬), "Kill evil immediately". Image for reference:

(7:13 - 7:31)
The dialogue at this time goes as follows,

Nyaruko: "Only Zhar is remaining, huh?"
Cthuko: "No matter what you do, you can't defeat me, Lloigor."
Nyaruko: "Lloigor? It's clearly Zhar!"
ZharLloigor: "I'm both. My name is ZharLloigor. The two of us are a single Great Old One!"
This is referencing Kamen Rider W from "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired from 2009 to 2010. Kamen Rider W is first introduced in "Kamen Raidaa Dikeido Ooru raidaa tai Dai Shokkaa" (仮面ライダーディケイド オールライダー対大ショッカー), "Kamen Rider Decade All Riders vs. Great Shocker", a movie released in 2009. The right side of Kamen Rider W's body is green, and his left side is black. When Kamen Rider W is introduced, he is seen from the right and left sides of his body, such that the progonists see his right side and one of the antagonists sees his left side. Images for reference:

The dialogue in the scene goes as follows,

Kamen Rider Decade: "A green Rider."
Century King Shadow Moon: "A black... Rider."
Kamen Rider Decade: "Black? He's green."
Kamen Rider W: "I'm both. My name is Kamen Rider W."
Kamen Rider W is comprised of two people, Hidari Shoutarou (左翔太郎) and Philip (フィリップ). They run a detective agency together, and one of their catch phrases is "Boku tachi ha futari de hitori no tansei sa" (僕たちは二人で一人の探偵さ), which translates to "The two of us are a single detective". In addition, there are two shots shown of ZharLloigor from each side.

This is referencing when Kamen Rider W first appears in the first episode of "Kamen Rider W". There are two shots shown of Kamen Rider W from each side. Images for reference:

Lastly, the colors of Zhar and Lloigor and their combined form are referencing the LunaJoker form of Kamen Rider W. Images for reference:

The bomb Nyaruko is holding is referencing "Doraemon" (ドラえもん), a manga series written by Fujiko F. Fujio (藤子・F・不二雄) and published from 1969 to 1996.S1 In volume 7 in the chapter titled "Nezumi to Bakudan" (ネズミとばくだん), "The Mouse and the Bomb", Doraemon, due to his extreme fear of mice, pulls out a bomb called "Chikyuu hakai bakudan" (地球はかいばくだん), "Earth Destruction Bomb", in order to exterminate a mouse. Image for reference:

"Ooinaru isan" (大いなる遺産), "great inheritance", is able to shine a beam of blue light that points in the direction of the other great inheritance. This is referencing "Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta" (天空の城ラピュタ), "Laputa: Castle in the Sky", a movie released in 1986.S2 In the movie, there is a castle floating in the sky that is called Laputa, and the castle is kept afloat by a large magical stone called "hikouseki" (飛行石), "Levitation Stone". One of the main characters, Sheeta (シータ), possesses a small Levitation Stone that has the ability to shine a beam of blue light that points in the direction of Laputa. Image for reference:

This book appeared in episode 2 at 8:14. The title of this book is "Jashin-sama no Memo Chou" (邪神様のメモ帳), which translates to "Evil God's Memo Pad". This is referencing "Kami-sama no Memo Chou" (神様のメモ帳), "God's Memo Pad", a light novel series written by Sugii Hikaru (杉井光) and published from 2007 and is currently ongoing. The cover of the book is also referencing the cover art of volume 1 of "Kami-sama no Memo Chou". Image for reference:

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The reason for the horse and deer appearing in the background is because the characters for horse and deer are 「馬」 (uma) and 「鹿」 (shika). When these two characters are combined they form the term 「馬鹿」 (baka), which means "fool" or "idiot".S1

(9:35 - 9:41)
At first ZharLloigor and the text written in the background both repeatedly say "Doshu!" (ドシュ!), a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of writing or drawing. Then, ZharLloigor and the text written in the background both repeatedly say "Do!" (ド!), which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of a "thud". These are both referencing "Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken" (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険), "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure", a manga series written by Araki Hirohiko (荒木飛呂彦) and originally published from 1987 and is currently ongoing. "Doshu" is more specifically referencing Kishibe Rohan, a character in the series who is manga artist. When he draws something, occasionally the text "Doshu!" (ドシュ!) will appear. Image for reference:

In "Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken", "Do" (ド) is used to represent dramatic tension. The series in general is known for showing a large amount of sound effects as onomatopoeia displayed as text. Here is an example of the text "Do" being used:

"When one writes in this book using the paired pen, the book becomes a Dream Notebook that brings forth an evil god according to the written specifications." (9:49)
"Doriimu na nooto" (ドリームなノート), "Dream Notebook", the paired pen, and the ability the book possesses are referencing "WING-MAN" (ウィングマン), a manga series written by Katsura Masakazu (桂正和) and published from 1983 to 1985.S2 In the series there exists a notebook called "Dorimu Nooto" (ドリムノート), "Dream Notebook", and there exists a pen that is paired with the book called "Dorimu Pen" (ドリムペン), "Dream Pen". Whatever is written in the Dream Notebook using the Dream Pen will become reality. The main character, Hirono Kenta (広野健太), uses the power of the Dream Notebook to transform into Wing-Man, a super hero he created.

"This halved evil god!" (10:02)
The Japanese line is "Kono hanbun ko jashin!" (この半分こ邪神!). This is referencing a line said by Narumi Akiko in episode 2 of "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW).S2 When Akiko sees Kamen Rider W she exclaims, "Futari ga hanbun ko kaijin ni!" (二人が半分こ怪人に!), which translates to, "The two of them became a mysterious halved person!".

"This is the first time in my life that I've ever seriously thought that I want to hit a woman." (10:25)
There are two references here:
* The Japanese line is "O... Onna wo naguritai to honki de omotta no ha umarete hajimete da..." (お・・・女を殴りたいと本気で思ったのは生まれて初めてだ・・・). This is a line said by Yagami Raito (夜神月) in chapter 31 in volume 4 of "DEATH NOTE" (デスノート), a manga series written by Ooba Tsugumi (大場つぐみ) and published from 2003 to 2006. Image for reference:

* Mahiro's sitting pose is referencing that of L from "DEATH NOTE".S1 Image for reference:

"Count up your sins!" (10:29)
There are three references here:
* The Japanese line is "Saa, omae no tsumi wo kazoero!" (さあ、お前の罪を数えろ!). This is referencing the catch phrase of Kamen Rider W from "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW). His line goes, "Saa, omae no tsumi wo kazoero!" (さあ、お前の罪を数えろ!), which translates to "Now, count up your sins!".
* The poses Hasta and his alternate form are doing are referencing the same poses done by Hidari Shoutarou (左翔太郎) and Philip (フィリップ) before they transform into Kamen Rider W. Image for reference:

* This is the medal that Hasta and his alternate form are holding:

This medal has a depiction of the Yellow Sign, which is used as the sign of Hastur in the Cthulhu Mythos. Image for reference:

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There are three references here:
* As mentioned last episode, Alaozar is a city in the Cthulhu Mythos under which Lloigor and Zhar dwell.
* The spelling of Alaozar in Japanese, as shown at 19:29, is 「アラオ猿」 (Araozaru). The last character in this name is the character for "monkey", and it is usually pronounced as "saru". When the word "saru" is appended to other words as a suffix, its pronunciation is changed to "zaru". In addition, the Japanese pronunciation of "Alaozar" is "Araozaru" (アラオザル). The name "Araozaru" is a pun on Japanese pronunciation of the city of Alaozar and the Japanese word for monkey.
* The appearance of Alaozar here is referencing that of Oozaru (大猿) from "Dragon Ball" (ドラゴンボール), a manga series written by Toriyama Akira (鳥山明) and published from 1989 to 1995. In the series, there exists a race of human shaped beings called Saiyans. Under certain conditions, a member of the Saiyan race can transform into a giant ape called Oozaru. The name "Oozaru" literally means "Great Monkey". Image for reference:

Nyaruko's costume is based on Knight Blazer from "WILD ARMS 2nd IGNITION" (ワイルドアームズ セカンドイグニッション), a video game released in 1999. Image for reference:

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As stated in a tweet by Aisora Manta, the author of "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san",

~< `・ω・´> 何度も言ってますがニャル子のフルフォースフォームはナイトブレイザーがモチーフですからね。つまりこれよりさらに……あとは分かるな?

~< `・ω・´> Nandomo ittemasu ga Nyaruko no furu foosu foomu ha naito bureizaa ga mochiifu desu kara ne. Tsumari kore yori sara ni...... ato ha wakaru na?

~< `・ω・´> I've said it many times but Nyaruko's Full Force Form has Knight Blazer as the motif. Basically from this furthermore...... you get the rest right?

The term "Furu Foosu Foomu" (フルフォースフォーム), "Full Force Form", is likely also a reference to "WILD ARMS 2nd IGNITION". In the game, characters have a parameter called "Foosu Pointo" (フォースポイント), "Force Point", and a character can have a maximum of 100 Force Points. Certain abilities require a certain number of Force Points to use. The main character, Ashley Winchester (アシュレー・ウィンチェスター), has an ability called "Access" (アクセス) which allows him to transform into Knight Blazer at the cost of 100 Force Points.

The attack that Nyaruko uses here is referencing Urameshi Yuusuke (浦飯 幽助) from "Yu Yu Hakusho" (幽☆遊☆白書), a manga series written by Togashi Yoshihiro (冨樫 義博) and published from 1990 to 1994. Yuusuke has a technique called "Reigan" (霊丸), localized as "Spirit Gun". When using this technique, Yuusuke gathers his spiritual energy in his right index finger and then shoots the energy as a beam. Image for reference:

"Even if it's Alaozar, it doesn't stand a chance against a Space CQC Enhancer from point-blank range... What?!" (14:01)
"Ikura Araozaru to iedo, kono shikinkyori kara uchuu CQC enhansaa de ha hitotamari mo... Nan desu to?!" (いくらアラオザルといえど、この至近距離から宇宙CQCエンハンサーではひとたまりも・・・なんですと?!). This is referencing a line said by Tekkaman Lance in episode 39 of "Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Bureedo" (宇宙の騎士テッカマンブレード), "Space Knight Tekkaman Blade", an anime series that aired from 1992 to 1993.S2 His original line goes, "Ikura shinka shita to iedo, kono shikinkyori kara no borutekkaa de ha hitotamari mo... Nani?!" (いくら進化したと言えど、この至近距離からのボルテッカーではひとたまりも・・・なに!?), which translates to, "No matter how much you evolved, you don't stand a chance against my Voltekka at point-blank range... What?!"

"Rage mode?" (14:15)
Alaozar's fur turns yellow colored and Cthuko says, "Ikari moodo?" (怒りモード?). This is referencing "Monster Hunter" (モンスターハンター), a video game series that first began release in 2004. A recurring mechanic in the series is that monsters can go into an enraged state under certain conditions, and when in this state monsters become more powerful. In particular, when one of the monsters that appears in the series, the Rajang, goes into its enraged state, most of its fur turns yellow.S1
* Alaozar in this state also greatly resembles Ougon Oozaru (黄金大猿) from "Dragon Ball GT" (ドラゴンボールGT), an anime series that aired from 1996 to 1997. "Dragon Ball GT" is a sequel to "Dragon Ball", however it is not based on the original manga series written by Toriyama Akira. In this series, under certain conditions a member of the Saiyan race can transform into a giant ape with yellow fur called Ougon Oozaru. The name "Ougon Oozaru" literally means "Golden Great Monkey". This form is much more powerful than the previously mentioned Oozaru. Image for reference:

"This will tickle a little. What? The pain only lasts an instant." (15:23)
The Japanese line is "Chotto kusuguttai desu yo. Nani, itami ha isshun desu" (ちょっとくすぐったいですよ。なに、痛みは一瞬です). This line consists of two parts that reference Kamen Rider Decade and Kamen Rider Diend from "Kamen Rider Decade" (仮面ライダーディケイド), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired in 2009. Both characters can use an ability called "FINAL FORMRIDE" that allows them to transform their allies into alternate forms, such as tools or weapons. The first part of Nyaruko's line "Chotto kusuguttai desu yo" (ちょっとくすぐったいですよ), which translates to "This will tickle a little". This is referencing what Kamen Rider Decade says when he uses "FINAL FORMRIDE". Decade's line goes, "Chotto kusuguttai zo" (ちょっとくすぐったいぞ), which has the same meaning. The second part is "Nani, itami ha isshun desu" (なに、痛みは一瞬です), which translates to "What? The pain only lasts an instant". This is referencing what Diend says when he uses "FINAL FORMRIDE". Diend's line goes, "Itami ha isshun da" (痛みは一瞬だ), which translates to "The pain only lasts an instant". In addition, the pose that Nyaruko is doing is referencing the pose Kamen Rider Decade does when he uses "FINAL FORMRIDE". He reaches into his ally's back to activate the ability. Image for reference:

"This violent and stimulating effect" (15:35)
The Japanese line is "Kono hageshime no shigeki teki efekuto" (この激しめの刺激的エフェクト). This is referencing two lines in the lyrics to "Cyclone Effect", an insert song used in "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW).S2 The first line goes, "Shigeki teki Effect" (刺激的Effect), which translates to "A stimulating Effect". The second line goes, "Hageshime no Effect" (激しめのEffect), which translates to "A violent Effect".

Hasta's appearance here is referencing that of the King in Yellow, an avatar of Hastur that is described as wearing tattered yellow robes and a white mask.

"I decree my judgement as king. It's death!" (16:32)
The Japanese line is "Ou no hanketsu wo iiwatasu. Shi da!" (王の判決を言い渡す。死だ!). This is the pre-battle catch phrase of Kamen Rider Saga from "Kamen Rider Kiva" (仮面ライダーキバ), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired from 2008 to 2009.S1 In addition, Hasta's poses are referencing those of Kamen Rider Saga when he says this line. Images for reference:

Kamen Rider Saga is the King of the Fangire, a species of vampire-like creature in "Kamen Rider Kiva". Kamen Rider Saga's catch phrase and title of King are referencing how Hastur is known as the King in Yellow in the Cthulhu Mythos.
* On a related note, the voice actor of Hasta's alternate form is Seki Tomokazu (関智一). Seki also voices Gilgamesh (ギルガメッシュ) in "Fate/stay night" (フェイト/ステイナイト), a visual novel released by TYPE-MOON in 2004.S1 In the series, Gilgamesh is the King of Uruk and wears gold-colored armor. Similarly, Seki also voices Black Gilgamesh (黒ギルガメス) in "Doruaaga no Tou" (ドルアーガの塔), "The Tower of Druaga", an anime series that aired from 2008 to 2009.S1 The series aired in two parts, one in 2008 and one in 2009. In the second part, titled "The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk (ドルアーガの塔 ~the Sword of URUK~)", Black Gilgamesh is the dark side of King Gilgamesh, the King of Uruk. Both Black Gilgamesh and King Gilgamesh wear yellow-colored armor.

"Hasta's Cyclone Effect made it in time." (16:47)
"Cyclone Effect" is the title of an insert song used in "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW).S1

Hasta's outfit in this scene is referencing Nishikawa Takanori (西川貴教), a Japanese singer and actor. Takanori is also known by the name T.M.Revolution. In 1998, T.M.Revolution released a CD single titled "HOT LIMIT". Hasta's outfit is referncing the outfit worn by Takanori on the jacket cover of "HOT LIMIT". Image for reference:

Source of image:
Takanori also wears this outfit in the music video for "HOT LIMIT", the first song on the "HOT LIMIT" CD single. Image for reference:

"Our Space QCQ! A to Z!" (18:03)
This is referencing "Kamen Raidaa W FOREVER A to Z / Unmei no Gaia Memori" (仮面ライダーW FOREVER AtoZ/運命のガイアメモリ), "Kamen Rider W FOREVER A to Z / The Gaia Memories of Fate", a movie released in 2010.

"One-in-all, all-in-one, Triplet Maximum!" (18:09)
The Japanese line is "Ichi ni shite zen, zen ni shite ichi naru, Toripuretto Makishimamu!" (一にして全、全にして一なる、トリプレットマキシマム!). There are three references here:
* This is referencing Yog-Sothoth, a god classified as an Outer God in the Cthulhu Mythos.S3 In "Through the Gates of the Silver Key", a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffmann Price and first published in 1934, Yog-Sothoth is described as, "an All-in-One and One-in-All of limitless being and self". In Japanese it is translated as "Zen ni shite ichi, ichi ni shite zen naru mono" (全にして一、一にして全なる者).
* Nyaruko, Cthuko, and Hasta combine to form a beam of rainbow-colored light. This is also referencing to Yog-Sothoth, who is described as a collection of rainbow-colored spheres in the Cthulhu Mythos.S3 In "The Lurker at the Threshold", a novel written by August Derleth and first published in 1945, Yog-Sothoth is described as "a congeries of iridescent globes".
* "Triplet Maximum" is referencing Kamen Rider W from "Kamen Rider W" (仮面ライダーW). Each of his finishing attacks is called "Maximum Drive" (マキシマムドライブ). In addition, Kamen Rider W is able to perform an attack called "Twin Maximum" (ツインマキシマム), a more powerful Maximum Drive.

Mahiro uses an eraser to erase the writing in the book and undo the creation of Alaozar. This is also referencing "WING-MAN" (ウィングマン).S2 In the series there exists an eraser called "Dorimu Ireisaa" (ドリムイレイサー), "Dream Eraser". The Dream Eraser is able to erase writing in the Dream Notebook and undo whatever was written. In volume 4 of the series, one of the antagonists, Kitakura Shunichi (北倉俊一), uses the Dream Eraser to erase Hirono Kenta's ability to change into Wing-Man from the Dream Notebook. Image for reference (read from right to left):

"Later today we will once again ride a meteor and go on a rocketing interstellar flight!" (22:24)
The Japanese line is "Kyou mo kore kara watashi tachi ha ryuusei ni matagatte kyuujoushou no seikan hikou ni!" (今日もこれから私たちは流星にまたがって急上昇の星間飛行に!). This is referencing "Seikan Hikou" (星間飛行), "Interstellar Flight", a song sung by Nakajima Megumi (中島愛) and released in 2008.S2 This song is used as an insert song in "Macross Frontier" (マクロスF), an anime that aired in 2008. In addition, Nyaruko's line is also referencing a line from the lyrics to "Seikan Hikou". The line goes, "Ryuusei ni matagatte anata ha kyuujoushou" (流星にまたがって あなたは急上昇), which translates to, "Riding on a meteor, you go rocketing".

"Three events that occur next time! First!" (24:11)
The Japanese line is "Jikai no mitsu no dekigoto! Hitotsu!" (次回の三つの出来事!一つ!). This is referencing a line from "Kamen Rider OOO" (仮面ライダーオーズ), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired from 2010 to 2011.S1 At the beginning of each episode there is an opening sequence that summarizes the events of the previous episode, and a line from this sequence goes, "Zenkai no mitsu no dekigoto! Hitotsu!" (前回の三つの出来事!一つ!), which translates to "Three events that occurred last time! First!".

"The remaining two are just for decoration. The higher-ups" (24:17)
The Japanese line is "Nokori futatsu nante kazari desu. Erai hito ha" (残り二つなんて飾りです。偉い人には). This is referencing a line said by a Zeon soldier in episode 42 of "Mobile Suit Gundam" (機動戦士ガンダム), an anime series that aired from 1979 to 1980.S1 His line goes, "Anna no kazari desu. Erai hito ni ha sore ga wakaran no desu yo" (あんなの飾りです。偉い人にはそれがわからんのですよ), which translates to, "Those are just for decoration. The higher-ups don't understand that." The soldier says this to Char when he is explaining why the Zeong mobile suit is able to function at 100% capacity in spite of not having legs attached.

"It'll be super interesting and cool!" (24:22)
Nyaruko was about to say "Chou omoshiro kakkoi ze!" (超おもしろカッコいいぜ!). This is referencing a line from the next episode preview for "Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru 2" (魔神英雄伝ワタル2), "Mashin Hero Wataru 2", an anime series that aired from 1990 to 1991. The original line is "Hakkishi itte, chou omoshiro kakkoi ze!" (ハッキシ言って、超おもしろカッコいいぜ!), which translates to, "To put it clearly, it'll be super interesting and cool!". Video for reference (nicovideo requires an account to view):

List of Sources:
S1. Comments on this post
S2. A post at Steman Blog (ステマブログ)
S3. A blog by servitors about Cthulhu Mythos inspired works (クトゥルー/クトゥルフ神話作品発掘記)

Thanks to everyone who contributed! This list wouldn't be nearly as long without you all. See you next episode!

Last updated May 24, 2013


  1. nyaruko said aku soku zan which is saitou hajime's motto and the bomb that she was about to throw maybe a doraemon reference

    1. Yup, a reference to a classic! This was at 7:00 in the episode.

  2. 5:38 - "This is your Judgment!" Nyaruko might be referencing Kuroko's tagline from Railgun.

    9:35 - His writing pose might be from Light's from Death Note, and the ドドドド part might be from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

    1. On a related seiyuu connection note, Kuroko's seiyuu (Satomi Arai) voices Shantak-kun.

    2. The catchphrase "This is your Judgement!" is from Railgun while the way she pose is from Dekaranger.

    3. I think the entire scene is a reference to Dekaranger

  3. 13:45 - Yusuke Urameshi's Railgun from Yuyu Hakusho

  4. It's a bit long and not organized, but I hope this helps
    manga by Matsumoto Naoya
    このピンチをチャンスにチェンジ= Lyrics in 揺さぶるブルー by KREVA

    俺たちの戦いはこれからだ = usual phrase in manga for sudden ending due to lack of popularity of the series.
    ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか = Name of LN that won the first grand award in GA bunko.
    メタルマサカー= Name of a special move by Mature in KoF. The command is 214K.
    斬り拓けない道はないんだッ!!!! 『W螺煌斬』!!!!= Line at the end of manga called タカヤ -閃武学園激闘伝-
    よっしゃあああ!= so typical of a phrase used in shounen manga series. I think of GGG the most though.
    Old woman reading book to children
    Ending scene from a scene of Dragon Quest anime, 勇者アベル伝説.
    The character on the girl's head
    Mascot for the author of Nyarlko series.
    ジャッジメントですの! is the signature phrase by Kuroko in A Certain Scientific Railgun.
    The thing she is holding =device for transformation inデカレンジャー
    Never end
    サイレントナイト翔's ending page
    costumes are parodies of various games
    Some are from タカヤ -閃武学園激闘伝-
    Nyarlko's scream バリオン? I'm not sure
    俺のこの手が真っ赤に燃える。勝利を掴めと轟き叫ぶ爆熱!ゴッドフィンガー!= from G Gundam's Domon
    Kuuko standing with thunder at background
    A scene from 炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平 OP
    Kuuko throwing fireball
    Again a scene from 炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平 OP
    悪即斬=A phrase of Saitou Hajime in Samurai X
    It's exactly like Luna Joker from Kamen Rider W
    A parody of a bomb that appeared in Doraemon called 地球破壊爆弾
    Horse and deer at background
    Not really a parody but it's a joke of 馬鹿, meaning stupid and comprised of kanji for horse and deer.
    Nyarlko's face
    Somewhat common deformed face in manga and anime. Reminded me of Konata in Lucky Star, but there probaly are much better one.
    The sfx ドシュ ドドドド
    From JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, which is famous for those sfx
    Kuuko's pose
    JoJo's signature standing pose, specifically that of the cover page of volume 4 of the manga series.
    いったいなにがはじまるんです? = Line in Commando, an action movie made in US on 1985.
    ドリムノート= a special notebook in Wingman, a manga series by Katsuka Masakazu, that can make anything written on it into a reality.
    Mahiro's pose and line
    L in Deathnote for the pose, Kira for the phrase
    Line from Kamen Rider W
    It's from Dragon Ball series' Seiyan after seeing a moon.
    非実在青少年 was a term coined in the process of making a law to ban child pornography in anime and manga in Tokyo in 2010.
    From the Biohazard (called Resident Evil in US) on Wesker and Tyrant
    Nyarlko shooting a light from her finger
    Rei Gun of Yusuke Urameshi in Yu Yu Hakufyo
    Nyarlko's scream どやっさ?
    probably talking about Tekkaman Blade. Not sure
    Ape turning gold
    Super Seiyan in DBZ, or ラージャン in Monser Hunter.
    痛みは一瞬だ is a line from Kamen Ride Decade
    How Kuuko was blown away
    I sense deja vu, but Ican't makse out of it.
    王の判決を言い渡す= Line by Kamen Rider Saga in Kamen Rider Kiba
    Cyclone Effect
    Cyclone Effect is the name of the ED song for Kamen Rider W
    A to Z
    reference to 仮面ライダーW FOREVER AtoZ/運命のガイアメモリ
    Reference to Yog-Sothoth's nickname
    光の国 was already referenced in the previous episode
    気球に= 気球に乗ってどこまでも is a popular choir song
    星間飛行= Song in Macross F
    あんなの飾りです。偉い人にはそれが分からんのですよ = is a line by mainenance guy in Zeong military that appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam Ep. 42.
    超おもしろかっこいいぜ! = a line from タカヤ -閃武学園激闘伝-

    1. I lied on the very last one. It's from 魔神英雄伝ワタル's preview.

      Also, sincere apologies for putting up a long comment.

    2. On #38, there seemed to be more than one reference there. Yes, that is the pre-battle line for Kamen Rider Saga from Kamen Rider KIVA (not Kiba), but there seemed to be more to it than that. Bear with me, here. Hasuta's battle form is voiced by Seki Tomokazu. Seki Tomokazu (in addition to many other roles) voiced Gilgamesh in both the Druaga and Fate franchises, and the specific voice he used here in addition to his speech patterns in general are identical to what he used for those. And the "king's judgment" line (ignoring the specifics that make it a direct quote of Saga) is very, very Gilgamesh (either one, they had basically the same personality).

    3. Oh yeah, also, for #36, there were 2 similar lines said back to back, and the first was Kamen Rider Decade while the second was Kamen Rider DiEnd (from the same series), and it's what both of them always said after making someone turning around and opening up their back to make them transform into something else.

      Another thing, at the beginning of the preview, when Nyarko says that "3 things that will happen next time" line, that is a reference to the preview/recap narration from Kamen Rider OOO.

    4. Wow, so much information! There are some things I'm still thinking over, but I've added most of this. Thanks!

  5. The monkey regenerating its arm in a flash of orange light could be a reference to Evangelion(

    1. Interesting observation. I think this similarity is just a coincidence, though.

  6. The clothe Hastur in his true form is wearing is from PV of Hot Limit.

  7. When the light from the pen is beaming down towards the location of the book, Mahiro has, this is reference to the map room scene in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark where a sunbeam shows the location of the Well of Souls.

    Scene for reference in the movie:

    1. This appears to actually be referencing the Levitation Stone from "Laputa: Castle in the Sky".

  8. The monkey look like the one from Dragon Ball Z.

  9. 6:35 - Grenade may be reference to Minnie May from 'Gunsmith Cats' who often put ribbons and stuff on her explosives.

    1. I'm not sure about this. Can you show me an image of this?

  10. Early on, right around 00:59, Nyarko says a line from Kamen Rider Wizard, specifically Nitou Kousuke's catch phrase.

  11. 上で何処かのサイトからのコピペみたいなのがあるので

    4:18 サブタイトル「超邪神黙示録」

    1. 情報を教えてくださってありがとうございます!これを追加しました!

  12. The color is referencing to Cyclone Joker, while the ability is referencing to Luna Joker.

    1. The color of ZharLloigor is yellow and black, which is referencing LunaJoker.

  13. At 5:27-5:40: a reference to Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger's "Judgement Time".
    Video link:

    1. It could be a combination of this and Railgun. Clearly, your link is the primary motivation, but Nyarlko says "Judgement desu" exactly like Kuroko does in Railgun.

  14. At 16:47-16:50 - Nyaruko said "Just in time. Hasta-kun's Cyclone Effect."

    It's a reference to Kamen Rider W's ending song titled "Cyclone Effect". It's the theme for Double's CycloneJoker form.

    Song link:

    1. Actually, actual ending themes haven't existed in Kamen Rider shows post-Kuuga with the exception of Hibiki. Cyclone Effect is one of Kamen Rider W's battle themes, and is the theme of the Cyclone Joker form in particular. The english wikipedia page is just plain wrong about this as all the songs listed under 'ending' are insert songs.

    2. Ah, I see. Thanks for the correction! Fixed.

  15. At 01:00-01:02 - Nyaruko's line was a reference to Kamen Rider Beast's favourite tagline of "pinch is a chance".

  16. At 3.33-3.35, Nyaruko's line "It couldn't be! Metal Massacre!" (Japanese まさか!メタルマサカ! - masaka! metaru masaka!) is a reference to the Metal Massacre compilation albums released during the 80s and infrequently since, credited for shedding light on metal bands such as Metallica and Slayer.

  17. Apologies if this shows up twice -- ten hours after my last attempt at posting this, and it's still not up.

    In the sequence from 6:05-6:20 where Nyarlko is attempting to fake end the series again, the cast are all dressed up as characters from Wild Arms XF. Nyarlko is Clarissa, Mahiro is Felius, Cthuko is Labyrinthia, and Hasta is Levin.

    1. Oh snap, nice catch! I was wondering about the costumes. Thanks for the info! Added.

  18. The gorilla monster that was summoned in this episode is a parody of the Ozaru from the Dragon Ball series, but it also shares similarities to the Golden Rajang in Capcom's Monster Hunter. Most noticeable is the "Rage Mode" which was quoted by Kuuko at 14:15-14:17. In Rage Mode, the Rajang turns golden and is stronger and more aggressive than normal. Source:

  19. Actually I believe that when Alaozar fur turns yellow colored, it is not a reference to dragon ball GT. I think its a reference to Monster Hunter's Rajang. Hence the "rage mode" comment. (It's a giant ape that is normally brownish red, but when attacked enough it goes into "rage" mode and turns golden yellow with an electrical aura. Many players refer to it as Super Saiyan Rajang as it also gains attacks similar to the kamehameha and spirit bomb in this mode.

  20. when Nyaruko shot her beam at the monkey, she called it "dodonpa". I think it a reference to Tao Pai Pai's special attack from manga Dragon Ball

    1. I tried listening several times and it sounds like Nyaruko says "Doyasa!". I'm fairly certain that she doesn't say "Dodonpa".

  21. The Triple Maximum is also the name for Kamen Rider Double's CycloneCyclone and JokerJoker (his Final Form Ride) and Kamen Rider Decade's combined finisher move.

    1. I did a bit of research and found out that the official name for this attack is actually "Triple Extreme" (トリプルエクストリーム).

  22. That outfit that Hastur wears when he, Cuuko and Nyaruko do a combined attack is a reference to that (horrible) outfit that Takanori Nishikawa (T.M Revolution) wears on the cover of the single 'Hot Limit'.

  23. Mahiro is sitting like L in the eyecatch

  24. I think the "Eraser stop everything(mahiro stopped the monkey by erasing the notes)" is a reference to an episode on Spongebob Squarepants about Doodlebob , dunno though.

  25. At 05:55, "Protecting the Earth is the duty of the Planetary Defence Organization!" is a reference to Tensou Sentai Goseiger's "Protecting the Earth is an angle's duty!", down to the pose used.

    "3 things will happen in the next episode" is a reference to "these 3 things happened in the last episde" in Kamen Rider OOO.

    1. Gah, I meant angel.

    2. Thanks for the info! Added.

  26. At 2:45, the first scenes of the interior of the ancient city of Alaozar really looks like a Dwemer ruin from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Can't identify which ruin though.

    Link to image:

    1. Finally got to identify the ruin. Its the Nchuand-Zel Excavation Site, a Dwemer ruin located inside the city of Markarth's Understone Keep.

      Link to info:

  27. 6:16 - 6:30
    Characters from Sword Art Online: Asuna (rapier), Kirito (unique skill - two blade) and secondary character, the possibility - Lisbeth and Silica.


    1. As I'd mentioned earlier, it's more likely that the cast are dressed up as the characters from Wild Arms XF. Take a look at the characters section at, and in particular, note the mantle, tights, and long leather strips on the boots of Clarissa's outfit and compare against Nyarlko's. Likewise, compare the tattered black longcoat and belts on Felius' outfit against Mahiro's, the cloak with jeweled brooch, long dress, and frilled sleeves on Labyrinthia's against Cthuko's, and the white coat, red shirt, and double-tailed tie on Levin's against Hasta's outfit.

    2. Wouldn't it be both at least for Kirito? The dual forks look like an obvious Kirito reference, and it wouldn't be the first time a Nyaruko joke would be a "two-in-one"

  28. I thought that the whole "pinch wa chance ni change" was a reference to a Changeman song called "Pinch wa Chance da", since it also featured a Change in the name.

    Also, the very next phrase she says: "watashitachi no tatakai wa hajimattabakari desu" is very similar to the second Kamen Rider Hibiki ED song, "Hajimari no Kimi e", specially when Akira Fuse sings: "kimi no mirai wa hajimattabakari"

    Well, these are my two cents!


  29. EP3 4:13 is TAKAYA

    1. Ah yeah, someone already mentioned that. I'm getting around to it, sorry for the wait.

  30. I'm not sure about this, but isn't the scene around 6:21 with the "Barion!" also a reference to the style of how the next episode is shown in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT, the anime?
    I had trouble finding a good picture, but it's done in every episode of Boku wa Tomodachi I think, here for reference:
    Your picture:
    Boku wa Tomodachi:

    1. Interesting observation, however, I think this is just visually similar, not a reference. I believe the intention of the Nyaruko scene is to mimic the inside of room used for voice recording, hence the microphones, the script, and the TV screen. Nyaruko is pretending to record the voice over for what's going on in the scene. On the other hand, the Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai image is showing the characters commenting about the next episode.

  31. An interesting point about the mask is that the short story "The Mask" implies it's actually Hastur's face that looks like a mask, not that Hastur is actually wearing one -- "I wear no mask." not sure if it's worth adding but thought I'd toss it in.

    1. Ah I see. That is interesting, however for the sake of simplicity I don't think I'll mention this.

  32. 2:45 : "Protecting the Earth is the Planetary defence organization's duty !" is a reference to the end of the roll call of Tensou Sentai Goseiger : "Protecting the Earth is an angel's duty !" Nyaruko does the same pose as well. (47 secondes in).

  33. About 0.54
    Scene that Mahiro slap Nyarko's head with green shoe.
    I think it's parody about "Narumi Akiko" in Kamen Rider W.

    1. Nice catch! Thanks for the info! Added.