Sunday, April 28, 2013

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W Episode 4 References

All right, I've finally watched the episode. I'll start adding what I've found and stuff people have commented now. Thanks for commenting! Please bear with the changes while I update the post. Please feel free to continue commenting if you find anything else, however please read the post and other comments before commenting to avoid posting the same information. Thanks!

やっと第4話を見ました!これから私が見つけた元ネタと皆さんがコメントした元ネタを追加します。コメントしてくださってありがとうございました!ポストに追加する間に変化に我慢してください。これからも元ネタを発見したらぜひコメントしてください!ありがとうございます!

"Within the infinite connections, let's climb the stairs of adulthood." (0:31)
"Miyuki!" (0:37)
There are two references here:
* The Japanese line is "Mugen no tsunagari no naka de, otona no kaidan wo noborimashou" (無限のつながりの中で、大人の階段を昇りましょう). This is referencing two lines in the lyrics to "Omoide ga Ippai" (想い出がいっぱい), "Full of Memories", a song sung by H2O and released in 1983.S2 The first line goes, "Toki ha mugen no tsunagari de" (時は無限のつながりで), which translates to "Time is infinite connections". The second line goes, "Otona no kaidan noboru" (大人の階段昇る), which translates to "Climbing the stairs of adulthood".
* "Miyuki" (みゆき) is referencing "Miyuki" (みゆき), a manga series written by Adachi Mitsuru (あだち充) and published from 1980 to 1984. An anime adaptation of "Miyuki" aired from 1983 to 1984. In addition, the first ending theme song for "Miyuki" is "Omoide ga Ippai" (想い出がいっぱい) by H2O.S2


(0:41)
This is the shirt that Cthuko is wearing.

The text written on it reads, "Hataraitara make" (働いたら負け), which translates to "If you work, you lose". This shirt is referencing a shirt with the same text written on it that is worn by Futaba Anzu (双葉杏) from "THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS" (アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ), a game released in 2011.S1 Images for reference:

Source of images: http://idolmaster-cinderellagirl.net/双葉杏.html
On a related note, Cthuko's name is written as 「クー子」 (Kuuko) in Japanese. The first character of her name, 「ク」, is written on the bottom left corner of her shirt. This is referencing how on Anzu's shirt, the character for her first name, 「杏」, is written on the bottom left corner of her shirt.S2

"Even Mahiro would Beast On with the boiling power of the beast." (3:02)
The Japanese line is "Sasuga no Mahiro-san mo, tagiru kemono no chikara de biisuto on! Kageki ni fantasutikku tekunikku!" (さすがの真尋さんも、たぎるケモノの力でビースト・オン!過激にファンタスティック・テクニック!). This is referencing "Juuken Sentai Gekirenjaa" (獣拳戦隊ゲキレンジャー), "Beast Fist Squadron Gekiranger", a Japanese TV show about a squad of costumed super heroes that aired from 2007 to 2008. When the Gekirangers transform they say, "Tagire! Kemono no chikara! Biisuto on!" (たぎれ、ケモノの力!ビーストオン!), which translates to "Boil! Power of the beast!" Beast on!". In addition, the catch phrase of one of the Gekirangers, Gekiblue, is "Fantasutikku tekunikku!" (ファンタスティック・テクニック!), which translates to "Fantastic technique!".


(3:21)
The text that appears here reads "Uizaadou" (ウィザー堂), which roughly translates to "Wizard Bakery". The name is a pun on "uizaado" (ウィザード), the Japanese pronunciation of "wizard". This is referencing "Kamen Rider Wizard" (仮面ライダーウィザード), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired from 2012 and is currently ongoing. The main character, Souma Haruto (操真晴人), likes eating doughnuts. The pink color and checkered design of the box is referencing the doughnut store that he often buys doughnuts from.S2 Image for reference:

In addition, there are several different kinds of doughnuts in the box with various designs and topping. However, the doughnut on the plate is a plain sugar doughnut. This is referencing how the doughnut store sells a variety of doughnuts and the store owners try to get Haruto to try them, however Haruto only buys plain sugar doughnuts.S1
Furthermore, the font used to write 「ウィザー堂」 is referencing the font that is used for "Kamen Rider Wizard".S2 The magic circle that appears behind the text is also referencing the magic circles used in "Kamen Rider Wizard". Images for reference:





"Shanta said something about going on a quest. A rank increase allowed access to new field or something like that." (3:47)
This is referencing "Monster Hunter" (モンスターハンター), a video game series that first began release in 2004.S1 The gameplay of the series revolves around going on quests. By completing quests, a player's rank can increase, which allows access to more quests.


(4:11)
The title of this episode is "Renai no Sainou" (恋愛の才能), which translates to "Talent for Love". This is referencing part 1 of "Tenchi Muyou! Ryou Ouki" (天地無用! 魎皇鬼 第一期), an anime series that was released from 1992 to 1993. The ending theme song is called "Renai no Sainou" (恋愛の才能), which translates to "Talent for Love".S1


(4:15)
There are three references here:
* This is the sign that appears.

The name of the group is "Puriti Puriti Beru Meido Tai" (プリティプリティベルメイド隊), which translates to "Pretty Pretty Bell Maid Team". This is referencing "Hanaukyou Meido Tai" (花右京メイド隊), "Hanaukyo Maid Team", a manga series written by Morishige (もりしげ) and published from 1999 to 2006. The appearance of the sign is referencing the title logo used in the opening animation sequence of the anime adaptation of "Hanaukyou Meido Tai" that aired in 2001.S2 Image for reference:

* The name of the group is also referencing "Mahou Shoujo Puriti Beru" (魔法少女プリティ☆ベル), "Magical Girl Pretty Bell", a manga series written by KAKERU and published from 2009 and is currently ongoing.S2 The series contains many references to the Cthulhu Mythos, and one of the characters that appears in the series is Nyarlathotep.
* This is the staff that Tsuruko is holding.

This staff is referencing a magical staff called "Shini no Yobirin" Riin Roddo (“神威の呼び鈴”リィン・ロッド), "The Bell of God's Might" Riin Rod, that appears in "Mahou Shoujo Puriti Beru" (魔法少女プリティ☆ベル).S2 Image for reference:



(5:16)
The sign says "ROUND SAN". There are two references here:
* The name "ROUND SAN" is referencing "Raundo Wan" (ラウンドワン), "ROUND ONE", an amusement company in Japan that has facilities for activities like bowling, pool, karaoke, ping pong, darts, and arcade games.S2
* "SAN" is referencing sanity points, abbreviated as SAN, a parameter that characters have in the "Call of Cthulhu" role playing game. If a character's sanity points drop to zero, the character is permanently insane and typically can no longer be played.


(5:34)
The haunted house that appears here is called "Apartment of Madness". This name is referencing "Mansions of Madness", a board game based on the Cthulhu Mythos that was released in 2011. In addition, the appearance of the Apartment of Madness is referencing the cover art for "Mansions of Madness".S1 Image for reference:

Source of image: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/83330/mansions-of-madness

"Individually we are small flames, but if we join together we will become an inferno!" (6:08)
The Japanese line is "Hitori hitori ha chiisana hi da kedo, futari awasereba honoo to naru!" (一人一人は小さな火だけど、二人合わせれば炎となる!). This is referencing a line said by Oota Kouichirou in episode 5 of "Toppu wo Nerae!" (トップをねらえ!), "Aim for the Top!", an anime series that was released from 1988 to 1989.S1 His line goes, "Omae to Amano ha hitori hitori de ha tannaru hi da ga, futari awasereba honoo to naru" (お前とアマノは一人一人では単なる火だが、二人合わせれば炎となる), which translates to "Individually, you and Amano are mere flames, but if you two join together you two will become an inferno".


"For someone known as the Unspeakable One, you're a bit too scared." (6:30)
The term Mahiro uses here is "meijou shigatai" (名状しがたい), which translates to "unspeakable". In addition to being a commonly used adjective in the Cthulhu Mythos, "unspeakable" is referencing how Hastur is known as Hastur the Unspeakable.

"If you love me, then forget about the boy. You don't have to become mine." (6:58)
The Japanese line is "Watashi no koto ga suki nara shounen wo wasurete, watashi no mono ni naranakute ii kara" (私のことが好きなら少年を忘れて、私のものにならなくていいから). This is referencing two lines in the lyrics to "relations". "relations" is a song from "THE IDOLM@STER" (アイドルマスター), a video game first released in 2005.S2 The first line goes, "Watashi no koto ga suki nara ano ko wo wasurete" (私のことが好きならアノコを忘れて), which translates to "If you love me, then forget about that other girl". The second line goes, "Watashi no mono ni naranakute ii" (私のモノにならなくていい), which translates to "You don't have to become mine".

"Acchon burike!" (7:21)
"Acchon burike" (アッチョンブリケ) is a catch phrase used by Pinoko in "BLACK JACK" (ブラック・ジャック), a manga series written by Tezuka Osamu (手塚治虫) and published from 1973 to 1983.S1 "Acchon burike" is a phrase that has no specific meaning, but it is used by Pinoko to express her mood. Often she uses it to express surprise. Image for reference:



(7:26)
There are two references here:
* The white creature that appears here is based on the Twitter profile picture of Aisora Manta (逢空万太), the author of the "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san" light novel. Screen capture for reference:

* The weapon Aisora Manta has equipped is based on "Odessei" (オデッセイ), "Odyssey", a sword and shield type weapon from "Monster Hunter". Image for reference:

Source of image: http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/Odyssey


(7:27)
The armor that Shanta is wearing is based on "Donguri Meiru" (どんぐりメイル), "Acorn Mail", from "Monster Hunter". Image for reference:

Source of image: http://monhanp2g.seesaa.net/article/89318211.html


(7:44 - 7:52)
This pool scene is referencing a pool scene in the third opening animation sequence of "Lupin III Part II" (ルパン三世 TV第2シリーズ), an anime series that aired from 1977 to 1980.S1 Images for reference:






Video for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VibM9LRopnE

"Boy, it's as if your malice can be seen." (8:51)
The Japanese line is "Shounen no akui ga mieru you" (少年の悪意が見えるよう). This is referencing a line said by Allelujah Haptism in episode 1 of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" (機動戦士ガンダム00), an anime series that aired from 2007 to 2008.S2 His line goes, "Hareruya, sekai no akui ga mieru you da yo" (ハレルヤ、世界の悪意が見えるようだよ), which translates to "Hallelujah, it's as if the malice of the world can be seen".


"As long as I have a fork and a spoon, I can express a primitive form of love!" (9:05)
The Japanese line is "Fooku to supuun sae areba, purimitibu na ai no katachi ha hyougen dekiru wa!" (フォークとスプーンさえあれば、プリミティブな愛の形は表現できるわ!). This is referencing a line said by Akagi Sena (赤城瀬菜) on page 132 of volume 5 of "Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai" (俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない), "My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute", a light novel series written by Fushimi Tsukasa (伏見つかさ) and published from 2008 to 2013.S2 Her line goes, "Kyokutan na hanashi fooku to supuun sae areba purimitibu na ai no katachi ha hyougen dekiru no desu" (極端な話フォークとスプーンさえあればプリミティブな愛の形は表現できるのです), which translates to "As an extreme example, as long as I have a fork and a spoon, I can express a primitive form of love". Image for reference:



(9:09)
The blue and red haired characters that appear in the background are from "Miyama-san chi no Berutein" (深山さんちのベルテイン), "The Miyama Household's Berutein", a light novel series written by Aisora Manta and published from 2010 and is currently ongoing. Aisora Manta also is the author of the "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san" light novel series. The characters from left to right are Berutein (ベルテイン) and Miyama Kotarou (深山琥太郎). On a side note, it is implied that both this light novel and "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san" take place in the same universe. Here is the cover of the first volume for reference:

Source of image: http://ga.sbcr.jp/novel/miyama/01.html

"I'm completely rotten!" (9:10)
The Japanese line is "Watashi ha doko made mo kusatte ikeru!" (私はどこまでも腐っていける!). This is referencing a line said by Y on page 122 of the original publication of volume 6 of "Jinrui ha Suitai Shimashita" (人類は衰退しました), "Humanity Has Declined", a light novel series written by Tanaka Romio (田中ロミオ) and published from 2007 and is currently ongoing. Her line goes, "Sou, watashi ha doko made mo kusatte ikeru" (そう、私はどこまでも腐っていける), which translates to "Yes, I'm completely rotten". Y says this line on page 132 in the new publication of volume 6. Also, Y says this line in episode 3 of the anime adaptation of "Jinrui ha Suitai Shimashita" that aired in 2012.S2

"The person who just passed by... Could it be, a boy?" (9:14)
This line is referencing "Miyama-san chi no Berutein" (深山さんちのベルテイン), "The Miyama Household's Berutein".S2 The main character, Miyama Kotarou (深山琥太郎), appears to be female and dresses as a female but is actually male.

"So how did it go with your childhood friend who likes to dress as a girl?" (9:30)
This is likely referencing "Miyama-san chi no Berutein" (深山さんちのベルテイン), "The Miyama Household's Berutein". Tamao is likely speaking with Mayauchi Riri (宮内理々), one of the main characters in "Miyama-san chi no Berutein". Riri is childhood friends with Miyama Kotarou, who dresses as a female but is actually male.S2


"Until every heart has matured, I will continue to fight!" (10:32)
The Japanese line is "Subete no kokoro ga michiru made, watashi ha tatakai tsuzukeru wa!" (全ての心が満ちるまで、私は戦い続けるわ!). This is referencing the catch phrase of Cure Moonlight (キュアムーンライト) from "HEARTCATCH PRECURE!" (ハートキャッチプリキュア!), an anime series that aired from 2010 to 2011.S2 Her line goes, "Subete no kokoro ga michiru made, watashi ha tatakai tsuzukeru!" (全ての心が満ちるまで、私は戦い続ける!), which has the same meaning as above. In addition, Yoriko's pose is referencing Cure Moonlight's pose when she says this catch phrase in episode 34.S2 Images for reference:

On a related note, Yoriko's voice actor, Hisakawa Aya (久川綾), also voices Cure Moonlight.S2


"There's no such thing as a girl who doesn't like homos!" (11:13)
The Japanese line is "Homo ga kirai na joshi nanka imasen!" (ホモが嫌いな女子なんかいません!). This is referencing the same line said by Oono Kanako (大野加奈子) in chapter 24 in volume 4 of "Genshiken" (げんしけん), a manga series written by Kio Shimoku (木尾士目) and published from 2002 to 2006.S1 Image for reference:



(14:18)
Nyaruko does a series of hand signals. They go as follows:
「珠緒さん」

"Tamao-san"

"Tamao"
「放課後」

"Houkago"

"After school"
「相談に」

"Soudan ni"

"Consultation"
「のってもらえませんか?」

"Notte moraemasen ka?"

"Can you join me?"
These hand signals are referencing the same hand signals done by Jean Pierre Polnareff in chapter 181 in volume 19 of "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.S2 Image for reference (read from right to left):

The signals that Polnareff does are:
1. Clapping his hands together to make a "Pan" (パン) sound.
2. Holding up two fingers to indicate the number 2, which can be pronounced as "tsuu" (ツー) in Japanese.
3. Making a circle with his index finger and thumb. The Japanese word for circle is "maru" (まる).
4. Putting his hand above his eyes to indicate sight.
The resulting sentence that Kakyouin Noriaki (花京院 典明) is able to decipher is "Pantsuu maru mie" (パンツーまる見え), which translates to "Underwear is completely visible".


(14:27)
This is the sign of the restaurant.

The name of the restaurant is "Majikku Taimu" (マジック・タイム), "Magic Time". This is possibly referencing a line in the lyrics to "Life is SHOW TIME".S1 "Life is SHOW TIME" is the opening theme song to "Kamen Rider Wizard" (仮面ライダーウィザード). The original line goes, "Majikku taimu!" (マジックタイム), which translates to "Magic time!".


"I beg of you, please give me advice on how to make that impregnable, or rather, that Iserlohn-like Mahiro surrender!" (15:21)
"Izeruroon teki" (イゼルローン的), "Iserlohn-like", is referencing Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (銀河英雄伝説), "The Legend of the Galactic Heroes", a novel series written by Tanaka Yoshiki (田中芳樹) and published from 1982 to 1987.S1 In the series, there exists a well fortified fortress called "Izeruroon Yousai" (イゼルローン要塞), "Iserlohn Fortress".


"Operation Yashima." (15:37)
"Yashima Sakusen" (ヤシマ作戦), "Operation Yashima", and the sniper rifle are referencing episode 6 of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン), an anime series that aired from 1995 to 1996.S1 In the episode, the main character, Ikari Shinji, attempts to defeat an enemy Angel by shooting it with a sniper rifle in an operation called "Yashima Sakusen" (ヤシマ作戦), "Operation Yashima". Image for reference:

This scene also occurred in "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone" (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:序), a movie remake of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" that was released in 2007. Image for reference:



"And Operation V." (15:40)
There are two references here:
* "V Sakusen" (V作戦), "Operation V", and Nyaruko sitting up from a lying down position are referencing "Mobile Suit Gundam" (機動戦士ガンダム), an anime series that aired from 1979 to 1980. Operation V is an operation in which the Earth Federation developed new weapons to use against the Principality of Zeon. One of the weapons created is the RX-78-2 Gundam. Nyaruko sitting up is referencing the RX-78-2 Gundam when it first starts up in episode 1 of "Mobile Suit Gundam".S1 Images for reference:

* The mechanical device on Nyaruko's back is based on a picture of Nyaruko drawn by Akitaka Mika (明貴美加), an artist and mechanical designer who has worked on various series such as "Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ" (機動戦士ガンダムZZ) and "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn" (機動戦士ガンダムUC).S1 Akitaka published his picture of Nyaruko in volume 25 of "Imadoki no Musumeka" (いまどきのムスメカ), "Present Day Mecha Girls". "Imadoki no Musumeka" is Akitaka's publishing column in "Nyan TYPE" (娘TYPE), an anime magazine published monthly in Japan. The picture of Nyaruko was published in volume 32 of Nyan Type, which was released in July of 2012. Image for reference:



"And the Black Rebellion." (15:45)
"Burakku Riberion" (ブラックリベリオン), "Black Rebellion", and Nyaruko's clothes are referencing "Code Geass" (コードギアス), an anime series that aired from 2006 to 2007. In the series, the main character, Lelouch Lamperouge (ルルーシュ・ランペルージ), rebels against the Empire of Britannia. The Black Rebellion is an event that is caused by Lelouch in an attempt to defeat Britannia. Nyaruko's clothes and the helmet she is holding are referencing the clothes and helmet worn by Lelouch. Image for reference:

In addition, Nyaruko left eye glows red.

This is also referencing Lelouch. Lelouch has the special ability to cast a magic spell from his left eye, and when he uses this ability his left eye glows red. Image for reference:



"Even so, soldiers must fight for as long as they live!" (15:54)
The Japanese line is "Sore demo senshi ha, ikiteiru kagiri, tatakawanakereba naran no desu!" (それでも戦士は、生きている限り、戦わなければならんのです!). This is referencing a line said by Quattro Bajeena in episode 36 of "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam" (機動戦士Ζガンダム), an anime series that aired from 1985 to 1986. His line goes, "Senshi ha, ikiteiru kagiri tatakawaneba naran no da" (戦士は、生きている限り戦わねばならんのだ), which translates to "Soldiers must fight for as long as they live".


"Perhaps a plan with Enact, or rather, with impact?" (16:23)
"Inakuto" (イナクト), "Enact", is the name of a mobile suit that appears in "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" (機動戦士ガンダム00), an anime series that aired from 2007 to 2008.S1


(17:14)
The text reads "Zukyuuuuun" (ズキュウウウウン), which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of a kiss. The text is referencing a scene in chapter 3 in volume 1 of "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. In the scene, Dio Brando forcibly kisses Erina Pendolton, and the sound effect "Zukyuuuun" (ズキュウウウン) appears. Image for reference:


"I love him so much that ski slopes could melt!" (18:08)
The Japanese line is "Gerende ga tokeru hodo ai shitemasu!" (ゲレンデがとけるほど愛してます!). This is referencing "Gerende ga Tokeru Hodo Koi Shitai" (ゲレンデがとけるほど恋したい。), the title of a Japanese movie that was released in 1995.S1 The title translates to "I Want to Fall in Love So Much That Ski Slopes Could Melt". In addition, the theme song of the movie is also called "Gerende ga Tokeru Hodo Koi Shitai" (ゲレンデがとけるほど恋したい).S2 The song was sung by Hirose Koumi (広瀬香美) and it was released in 1995.


"or have him go to Shub-Niggurath Gynecology with me?" (18:59)
Shub-Niggurath is a god in the Cthulhu Mythos.


(19:02)
The line goes as follows,

「違う!間違ってる、ニャル子ちゃん!アプローチの仕方を変えるんだよ。ニャル子ちゃんの最大の特徴は、その手数の多さなの。八坂君の懐に飛び込んで、次々にイベント起こすんだよ。一回で足りなければ十回!まだ足りなければ百回!八坂君を完全に籠絡するまで!」

"Chigau! Machigatteru, Nyaruko-chan! Apuroochi no shikata wo kaeru n da yo. Nyaruko-chan no saidai no tokuchou ha, sono tekazu no oosa na no. Yasaka-kun no futokoro ni tobikonde, tsugitsugi ni ibento okosu n da yo. Ikkai de tarinakereba jukkai! Mada tarinakereba hyakkai! Yasaka-kun wo kazen ni rouraku suru made!"

"Wrong! You're mistaken, Nyaruko! Change the way you approach. Your greatest trait is your large number of moves. Dive into Yasaka's heart, and trigger events one after another. If one time isn't enough, then 10 times! If that is still not enough, then 100 times! Until you completely ensnare Yasaka!"

This is referencing a line said by Shroud in episode 36 of "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.S2 In the episode, Shroud is teaching Kamen Rider Accel how to use the Trial Gaia Memory, a device that gives Kamen Rider Accel the ability to move at super high speeds. Her line goes,

「違う。戦法を変えるのよ。トライアル最大の特徴は、その速さ。攻撃を躱し、敵の懐に飛び込み、キックを叩き込みなさい。一発で足りなければ十発!まだ足りなければ百発!相手を完全に粉砕するまで。」

"Chigau. Senpou wo kaeru no yo. Toraiaru saidai no tokuchou ha, sono hayasa. Kougeki wo kawashi, teki no futokoro ni tobikomi, kikku wo tatakikominasai. Ippatsu de tarinakereba juppatsu! Mada tarinakereba hyakupatsu! Aite wo kanzen ni funsai suru made."

"Wrong. Change your strategy. Trial's greatest trait is its speed. Dodge attacks, dive into your enemy's heart, and drive a kick into him. If one hit is not enough, then 10 hits! If that is still not enough, then 100 hits! Until you completely pulverize your enemy."

"I see!" (19:24)
The Japanese line is "Nyaruhodo!" (にゃるほど!). This is using the Japanese term "naruhodo" (なるほど), which generally means "I understand", and changing the sound of the first syllable to "nya" to make it sound Nyaruko-like. "Nyaruhodo" is an often used word on "Nyaruraji" (にゃるラジ), a web radio show about "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san" that is hosted by Asumi Kana (阿澄佳奈) and Matsuki Miyu (松来未祐), the voice actors of Nyaruko and Cthuko respectively. For example, the word was mentioned in episodes 3, 4, and 6 of "Haiyoru Nyaruraji -OMEGA-" (這いよるにゃるラジ-OMEGA-), the second season of the web radio series that aired in 2010.

"There's a Japanese proverb that states, 'Wear away a stone with an infinite combo.'" (19:27)
The phrase "Amadareishi wo mugen conbo" (雨だれ石をも無限コンボ), "Wear away a stone with an infinite combo", is referencing a Japanese proverb that states, "Amadareishi wo ugatsu" (雨垂れ石を穿つ), which translates to "constant dripping wears away a stone" and more generally means "constant effort will result in success".S2 "Mugen conbo" (無限コンボ), "infinite combo", is generally a gaming term which refers to a series of actions can be repeated infinitely.S2

"If I dive into his heart, then at that range he won't be able to put a barrier!" (19:32)
The Japanese line is "Futokoro ni tobikomeba, sono kyori de ha baria ha haremasen kara ne!" (懐に飛び込めば、その距離ではバリアは張れませんからね!). This is referencing a line said by Kamen Rider Garren in episode 47 of "Kamen Rider Blade" (仮面ライダー剣), a Japanese TV show about a masked super hero that aired from 2004 to 2005.S2 His line goes, "Kono kyori nara baria ha harenai na!" (この距離ならバリアは張れないな!), which translates to "At this range, you can't put up a barrier!".


"Until I show Mahiro my true heart and body, I will not sleep!" (19:39)
The Japanese line is "Mahiro-san ni honki no kokoro to karada wo misetsukeru made, watashi ha suimin wo torimasen!" (真尋さんに本気のココロと身体を見せつけるまで、私は睡眠を取りません!). This is referencing two lines in the lyrics to "Raion" (ライオン), "Lion", a song sung by May'n and Nakajima Megumi (中島愛) and released in 2008. "Lion" is the second opening theme song for "Macross Frontier" (マクロスF), an anime that aired in 2008.S1 The first line goes, "Honki no karada misetsukeru made watashi nemuranai" (本気の身体見せつけるまで私眠らない), which translates to "Until I show you my true body I will not sleep". The second line goes, "Honki no kokoro misetsukeru made watashi nemuranai" (本気のココロ見せつけるまで私眠らない), which translates to "Until I show you my true heart I will not sleep".


"Miss! Could I please have a Jumbo Mix Parfait Deluxe? A Jamitov for short!" (19:52)
There are two references here:
* The term "janbo mikkusu pafe derakkusu" (ジャンボミックスパフェデラックス), "jumbo mix parfait deluxe", is a menu item that appears in "Kanon" (カノン), a visual novel released in 1999.S2 Image for reference:

* "Jamitofu" (ジャミトフ), "Jamitov", is possibly referencing a character named Jamitofu Haiman (ジャミトフ・ハイマン), Jamitov Hyman, that appears in "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam" (機動戦士Ζガンダム), an anime series that aired from 1985 to 1986.S2


"Today I'll tell you my treasured story about the one I love!" (20:03)
The Japanese line is "Honjitsu ha Tamao-san ni watashi no totteoki no norokebanashi wo kikasete agechaimasu yo!" (本日は珠緒さんに私のとっておきの惚気話を聞かせてあげちゃいますよ!). This is referencing a line in the lyrics to "Do-Dai". "Do-Dai" is a song from "THE IDOLM@STER LIVE FOR YOU!" (アイドルマスター ライブフォーユー!), a video game released in 2008.S2 The original line goes, "Honjitsu ha minna ni watashi no totteoki no koibana wo kikasete agechau yo" (本日はみんなに私のとっておきの恋バナを聞かせてあげちゃうよ), which translates to "Today I'll tell everyone my treasured love story".

"That is definitely absolutely true." (21:12)
The Japanese line is "Sore ha zettai ni zettai desu yo" (それは絶対に絶対ですョ). This referencing a line said by Cecilia Adlehyde from "WILD ARMS" (ワイルドアームズ), a game released in 1996. Her line goes, "Kiseki ha hito no te de okosu mono desu. Sore ha zettai ni zettai desu" (奇跡は人の手で起こすものです。それは絶対に絶対ですッ), or "Miracles are brought forth by the efforts of people. That is definitely absolutely true".

"Fu, fu, fu, there are three fu's." (21:35)
The Japanese line is "Fu, fu, fu, fu ga mitsu desu yo" (ふっふっふ、歩が三つですョ). This is referencing a line said by Don Gurigorou (ドン・栗五郎) in "THE MOMOTAROH" (ザ・モモタロウ), a manga series written by Niwano Makoto (にわのまこと) and published from 1987 to 1989.S2 His line goes, "Fu, fu, fu, fu ga mitsu" (ふっふっふ、歩が三つ), which has the same meaning as above. In addition, this line is based on a catch phrase used in a series of commercials for Mitsuwa Sekken (ミツワ石鹸), a Japanese company that sells soap.S2 The first of these commercials first aired in 1954. The original line goes, "Wa, wa, wa, wa ga mitsu" (ワ、ワ、ワ、ワが三つ), which translates to "Wa, wa, wa, there are three wa's". Video for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr2xPhiyhac


(21:43)
This character is Yithka (イス香 Isuka). She first appears in episode 9 of the first season of "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san". Yithka is a member of the Great Race of Yith, a race of creature in the Cthulhu Mythos. A member of the Great Race of Yith is able to travel through time by swapping its mind with the mind of a creature in another time. Yithka's appearance is referencing the bodies inhabited by members of the Great Race of Yith in "The Shadow Out of Time", a story by H. P. Lovecraft and first published in 1936. In the story it is stated that, "Later, as the earth's span closed, the transferred minds would again migrate through time and space—to another stopping-place in the bodies of the bulbous vegetable entities of Mercury."


(21:58)
This character is Isurugi (イス動). He first appears in episode 10 of the first season of "Haiyore! Nyaruko-san". Like Yithka, Isurugi is a member of the Great Race of Yith.

"Next Nyaruko's HINT!" (24:11)
This is referencing "Meitantei Konan" (名探偵コナン), "Detective Conan".S1 The series is localized in English as "Case Closed". Nyaruko's line is referencing "Next Conan's HINT", a line said in the next episode preview of "Detective Conan".

"If you don't watch, I'll fire a laser cannon through your heart!" (24:21)
The Japanese line is "Mite kurenai to, anata no haato ni reeza kyanon!" (見てくれないと、あなたのハートにレーザーキャノン!). This is referencing a line said by Ann (アン) during the pre-broadcast notice for "Busou Shinki" (武装神姫), "Armed God Princess", an anime series that aired in 2012.S2 Her line goes, "Mite kurenai to, anata no haato ni reeza kyanon uchikonjaimasu yo" (見てくれないと、あなたのハートにレーザーキャノン撃ち込んじゃいますよ), which translates to "If you don't watch, I'll fire a laser cannon through your heart!". Videos for reference:
http://youtu.be/u4Z9TzaIJjA?t=23s
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19011163
On a related note, Nyaruko's voice actor, Asumi Kana (阿澄佳奈), also voices Ann.S2

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!
情報を教えてくださって本当にありがとうございました!皆さんがいなかったら、このリストはぜんぜん長くありません。またこの次までね!

Last updated July 22, 2013

67 comments:

  1. (3:22) "Wizard Donut Fair" it's a reference to Kamen Rider Wizard's Donut Store

    (5:36)This scene is a reference to the cover of the board game Mansions of Madness. Img for reference: http://www.grimtreegames.com/images/mansion.jpg

    (7:21) Nyaruko shouts "Acchon burike!" that's Pinoko's catchphrase from Black Jack whe she is shocked

    (14:18-14:23)Nyaruko doing signs with her hands, thats a reference to the "I can see your Underwear" scene from the Stardust Crusaders arc from JoJo Bizarre Adventure. Immg for reference: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0lbzkAQzO1qkufgh.png

    (15:46)That's a reference to Zero from Code Geass

    (17:16)The "Zukyuun" sound effect is from the scene in Jojo Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood, when Dio Brando kisses Erina Pendleton
    http://i.imgur.com/tm3DH.jpg

    ReplyDelete
  2. (15:36) Operation Yashima from Evangelion, complete with high-tech sniper rifle.

    ReplyDelete
  3. (00:54) T shirt "You Lose If You Work"--- iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Futaba Anzu

    ReplyDelete
  4. (7:42) The Billard Scene with Takehiko Yoichi is a reference to a very similar scene in the third Opening of the second Season of Lupin the Third (Red Jacket). http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/WienerWuerstel/slideshow/Nyaruko%20San

    ReplyDelete
  5. 15:41- Operation V is the name of the Gundam Plan from Kidosenshi Gundam.
    The movement of Nyaruko are the same mechanic of the first startup of Gundam RX-78-2 by Amuro Rey.
    http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Project_V

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 19:53 - Jamitov, another Gundam reference.
      http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Jamitov_Hyman

      Delete
    2. 24:17 - reference to the "Next heavy metal" from Heavy Metal L-Gaim preview.

      Delete
  6. 14:27 Café "Magic Time" - Magic Time is a phrase that appears in the refrain of Kamen Rider Wizard's opening Life is SHOWTIME

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  7. (3:03) "Even Mahiro-san would Beast On with the flowing power of the beast." is a référence to Gekiranger's transformation (Tagiru! Kemono no Chikara! Beast On!)

    (3:07) "Extremely Fantastic Technique!" is GekiBlue's catchphrase I think.

    (15:04) I think that scene is a reference from the 1st episode of Gundam, where the Gundam was activated for the 1st time. Moreover, Nyaruko called that "Operation V" (V Sakusen) which is a reference to the "Project V".

    (19:17) "If once isn't enough, then try ten times. If that not enough, try a hundred times." is a reference from Kamen Rider W Ep. 36 where Shroud gives advices to Terui Ryu in order for him to master Trial's power ("If 1 hit isn't enough, then hit 10 times! If that's still not enough, then hit him 100 times!")

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  8. 20:30 - Nyaruko bids farewell to Tamao whilst saying, "きっぽ(?)待っていて下さいね" has a familiar reference to Hidamari Sketch's Yuno's ending monologue, "ひだまり荘で待ってます。きっと見に来てくださいね"

    ReplyDelete
  9. (6:07) "Individually, we are two small flames, but if we work together we'll become an inferno." seems to be from Gunbuster episode 5 (9:00: 「タカヤ・・・お前とアマノ一人一人では単なる火 だが二つ合わせれば炎となる。」)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  10. (11:14) "There's no girl who doesn't like homos!" - Kanako Ohno from Genshiken

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  11. 15:42あたり
    ニャル子「V作戦も」
    これは指摘してる人が多いと思うので(機動戦士ガンダム第1話「ガンダム大地に立つ!!」より)
    追記でニャル子の背負ってる変なメカみたいな物は
    月刊娘TYPEにて連載中の「 いまどきのムスメカ」明貴美加氏(よくガンダムシリーズのメカデザインも担当している)が描く
    イラストコラムでニャル子verで描いた物である
    参考サイト
    http://subcultureblog.blog114.fc2.com/blog-entry-7728.html
    http://i.imgur.com/OTLPU.jpg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. うわ、ムスメカのニャル子さんはすごいですね。

      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!

      Delete
  12. 4:12
    サブタイトル「恋愛の才能」
    OVAアニメ天地無用!魎皇鬼の初代EDのタイトルである
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5VHuL57RqE
    (余談ではあるが、このアニメのキャラ名が岡山県の地名やそれに関連した物が多く
    聖地巡礼の元祖とも言えるアニメかもしれない)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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!

      Delete
  13. 00:33-00:37
    "時は無限のつながりで"は「想い出がいっぱい」の歌詞で、「想い出がいっぱい」同時にTVアニメ「みゆき」のエンディングでもある。

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 遅れてすみませんでした。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!

      Delete
  14. 16:24 Nyaruko mentioned Enact which is a suit in Mobile Suit Gundam 00

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  15. 03:49-04:09"quest" and "rank went up". reference to Monster Hunter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  16. 19:41 "I won't sleep a wink until I show Mahiro-san my true body and soul", that might be a reference to 'Lion', Macross Frontier's third opening song.
    'But until I show you my true self,
    I will not sleep.'

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

      Delete
  17. 15:41-15:48 "The Black Rebellion", a reference to Code Geass.

    ReplyDelete
  18. 15:21 "I beg of you to give me advice on how to make the impregnable or rather, the Iserlohn-like Mahiro-san surrender!" This is a reference to the Legend of the Galactic heroes and the Iserlohn Fortress and to the plan of Yang Wen-li to make the fortress surrender my infiltrating into the command room of the fortress.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  19. The whole controversy over Tsuruko-chan being outed with a boyfriend smacked heavily of the real life controversy regarding idol MINEGISHI Minami being caught coming from a boyfriend's house.

    ReplyDelete
  20. 10:33 The post Mahiro's mother makes here resembles that of Sailor Moon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This scene is actually referencing Cure Moonlight from "HeartCatch PreCure".

      Delete
  21. Haven't had a chance to watch the episode yet, but that scene from last week's episode preview where Nyaruko has the sniper rifle and the camera is panning horizontally should be a reference to Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 (I think).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As it turns out, the dialogue indicates that it's referencing Operation Yashima from Evangelion.

      Delete
  22. 15:40 Nyaruko is wearing something based on this art made by mecha musume designer, Akitaka Mika. http://www.koopakoot.trinitymugen.net/Screens/sample-bd12d14463b95f999e8d4c3b8e3ec256.jpg

    ReplyDelete
  23. (23:30) Kurei's dance resembles Rikka's on the ending theme of Chuunibyou
    Kurei: http://i40.tinypic.com/r2lpmq.jpg
    Rikka: http://i39.tinypic.com/selgux.jpg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kurei's dance does look similar to Rikka's, however I don't think this is a reference.

      Delete
  24. (24:11) "Next Nyaruko's Hint" instead of Next Conan's hint from Detective Conan

    ReplyDelete
  25. 15:21
    ニャル子「あの、難攻不落というか、イゼルローン的な真尋さんを陥落させたく・・・」
    田中芳樹氏原作の小説、OVAアニメの大作「銀河英雄伝説」に出てくる
    イゼルローン要塞(直径60kmの人工天体である)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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!

      Delete
  26. 18:08
    ニャル子「ゲレンデがとけるほど愛してます」
    『ゲレンデがとけるほど恋したい。』→1995年公開の日本映画のタイトル

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 遅れてすみませんでした。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!

      Delete
  27. 03:05: "Unleash his beast side", "Beast on" and "Extreme Fantastic Technique" ara all a reference to Juken Sentai Gekiranger. The last one is part of the roll call of Super GekiBlue.

    ReplyDelete
  28. According to http://www15.atwiki.jp/nyaruko/pages/201.html there seems to be a Heavy Metal L-Gaim reference in the preview (NEXTヘビーメタル の方が良かったですか?), a Busou Shinki reference (見てくれないとあなたのハートにレーザーキャノン), as well as a GON reference (誰かこいつを止めろ!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Another source for Busou Shinki reference:
      http://d.hatena.ne.jp/akito69/20120928/1348809837

      Delete
  29. I think at 07:10 Nyaruko said:
    At what hour, minute, and second?! How many times did the Eternally Recurring Planet turn?!
    is reference to Yuru Yuri S1 episode 11 at 03:38
    What hour, minute and second? After how many revolutions of the Earth?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a reference to God Sider.

      Delete
  30. "15:21 "I beg of you to give me advice on how to make the impregnable or rather, the Iserlohn-like Mahiro-san surrender!" This is a reference to the Legend of the Galactic heroes and the Iserlohn Fortress and to the plan of Yang Wen-li to make the fortress surrender my infiltrating into the command room of the fortress."

    Do you wish to have additional confirmation on this?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but if you're wondering why I have not responded yet, it's not because I'm ignoring the comment. I just haven't had time to address it yet, sorry.

      Delete
    2. Oh I see. I did not take any offense, I was just unsure on the correct prodecure seeing the other posts here.

      Thank you for your hard work!

      Delete
  31. 0:41 Cthuko's Shirt
    Sorry if this has already been mentioned. The reference goes beyond iDOLM@STER and the source is actually a meme started by an actual TV interview with a NEET who famously said, "Hatariatara make ka na to omotteiru" (働いたら負けかなと思っている).
    Reference: http://ja.uncyclopedia.info/wiki/%E5%83%8D%E3%81%84%E3%81%9F%E3%82%89%E8%B2%A0%E3%81%91%E3%81%8B%E3%81%AA%E3%81%A8%E6%80%9D%E3%81%A3%E3%81%A6%E3%82%8B

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can actually get a T-shirt with that slogan, albeit based on Tosshi (Hijikata's alter ego) of Gintama: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10189625

      Delete
  32. I know it's a few months late (only just got into this show!) and kind of silly and minor, but I wanted to point out one amusing little tidbit.

    In the image of the "Wizard Bakery" doughnuts, the box contains doughnuts with all kinds of frosting, sprinkles, and designs, while next to it is a single, ordinary-looking doughnut on a plate. This is a nod to a running gag within Kamen Rider Wizard. Almost every time Souma Haruto (Wizard) visits the shop, the owner attempts to get him to try their latest special theme doughnut; however, Haruto always refuses by saying "I'll just have plain sugar like usual." (いつもお気に入りのプレーンシュガー)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah, nice observation! Thanks for the info! Added.

      Delete
  33. Also, is that Debussy yelled by the green vegetable monster a reference to the Impressionist musician, or is there a Gundam I don't know about?

    ReplyDelete
  34. A quick comment about "I'm completely rotten!" (9:10)--
    This could also be a stealth pun on the fact that Tsuruko is a hardcore yaoi fan (also known as a "fujoshi" [腐女子], lit. "rotten girl").

    ReplyDelete