Easter eggs are now part of popular culture. Today we can find it in any work: movies, series, anime, video games, etc. We have all experienced that particular satisfaction at one time or another when the precious reference was found. We had already presented 15 Easter eggs in the Marvel Universe. Today we recommend you do the same, but in the anime! Rest assured, they will not be left out. Without further ado, here are 15 anime Easter eggs that you might not have noticed.
# 15 The parasitic manga appears on the cover of a magazine in Hunter x Hunter
During an episode of Hunter X Hunter, we can see the character of Migi – the parasite who lives in the right hand of the main protagonist of Parasite – on the cover of a magazine visibly devoted to manga and anime. Madhouse, the animation studio behind Hunter X Hunter, had just announced Parasite as a future project. Migi is placed under the “Next” button. The circle closes.
# 14 Scar (full metal alchemist) appears in an episode of my hero academy
In episode 49 of My Hero Academia – called One for All – it’s possible to take a quick look at the character of Scar who appears in Full Metal Achemist: Brotherhood, except that his scars are not depicted. Even so, it is entirely possible to spot it! Also note: both series are hosted by Studio Bones.
# 13 of the manga known among the purchases of the characters from Barakamon
In an episode of Barakamon, we can detect the presence of the paper manga by Full Metal Alchemist and Soul Eater in the characters’ shopping bags. Reads very well!
# 12 a well-known duo in a scene from the Kill la Kill anime
For those who haven’t noticed, in the background of a scene from Kill la Kill we can watch a legendary cinema duo: Jules Winfield and Vincent Vega! Proof that Easter eggs aren’t just limited to anime.
# 11 There’s a parody of Dragon Ball Z in Gintama.
This parody is called Gintama Kai and features an alternate version of the Dragon Ball Z credits. Obviously, this is just one of the many others in the Gintama universe.
# 10 koro-sensei looks like cosplayers in the assassination classroom
In the anime “Assassination Classroom”, the character of Koro-Sensei refers to a number of very popular manga with fans. Among other things, we can notice nods to Naruto, Dragon Ball Z or Attack on Titan. One more reason to want him as a teacher!
# 9 Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter has a Puu (Yu Yu Hakusho) keychain
The Hunter X Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho manga were both featured by the same mangaka, Yoshihiro Togashi. So it comes as no surprise to see a replica of Puu hanging on Kurapika’s cell phone.
# 8 a titan hidden in the sand castles of Chitoge and Kosaki (Nisekoi)
In episode 18 of Nisekoi, Chitoge and Kosaki build sandcastles. The two young women then manage to build a beautiful and big city that brings back many memories. In the middle of it we can see a titan attacking a wall … is it really necessary to state which anime he is referring to?
# 7 Arataka Reigen from Mob Psycho 100 communicates with Saitama (One-Punch Man)
Arakata Reigen appears to be a very good friend of Saitama according to his call log. The superhero also appears in the first position with a photo as a bonus. This is mainly due to the fact that these two universes were created by the same mangaka who officiates under the pseudonym ONE.
# 6 Death Note Cast appears in Full Metal Panic! The second raid
The ones who saw the full metal panic anime! The second raid may have paid attention to this scene, which only lasts a few seconds. In episode 6 of the series, it’s possible to see L on a bike, as well as Light, Sôichirô, and Misa from the cast of Death Note.
# 5 Hunter X Aruka Zoldik from Hunter has fun with Sailor Moon Toys
A scene from the anime Hunter X Hunter (version 2011) lets us take a look at the young Aruka Zoldik who is playing with small dolls. A closer look at the child’s toys reveals that they are strikingly similar to Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. These flagship characters from the Sailor Moon license were both created by Naoko Takeuchi, who is specifically married to the father of the Hunter X Hunter saga.
# 4 SpongeBob SquarePants Carlo gets a cameo in Gurren Lagann
As strange as it sounds, the famous SpongeBob SquarePants Carlo actually appeared in a Japanese anime. During episode 12 of Gurren Lagann, it is possible to take a look at our favorite octopus telling the story of a few moments …
# 3 Sora (no game, no life) has completed these popular J-RPGs
Sora is an avid gamer who has apparently finished all video games within his reach. However, some marked it more than others. Among them we find cult role-playing games from the archipelago such as Akibas Trip, Steins; Gate or Persona 4.
# 2 Blood Lad’s Staz tries to throw a kamehameha
Staz Charlie Blood is the main character in the Blood Lad anime. He’s also an otaku vampire who would rather play video games and read manga than fulfill his obligations. So it’s no wonder that Staz tries to use his favorite hero’s favorite technique during one of his fights: the kamehameha.
# 1 Light Yagami (Death Note) awaits verdict in Death Parade
The concept surrounding the Death Parade is based on a series of arbitration procedures that can be used to judge whether the souls of the deceased are destined for reincarnation or destruction. One of the episodes of the anime shows Light Yagami patiently waiting for his judgment. A wink full of meaning as we follow the character’s adventures in Death Note.