Pop Culture References, Both Western And Eastern, Discussion.
Posted 11/4/15 , edited 11/4/15
So, I was watching Mr. Osomatsu and I died laughing at the SAW reference. So I'm wondering what's your take on Pop culture References, ranging from the machine gun delivery of Pani Poni Dash to American shows like Teen Titans Go! and The Simpsons? Do you have gripes about how such references are made? Lay it down here!
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Some of the references made in GinTama are totally beyond me. But for the most part I like them as long as there's a translator's note for some of the more obscure ones.
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Posted 11/4/15
I like it when there's an American pop culture references in anime. It's like a nudge and a wink. 1980s anime especially are a goldmine of cameos and homages to now classic American movies. I've even seen anime versions of Jimmy Stewart and Humphrey Bogart.

Sometimes I'm savvy enough to get anime references, but it can be hit or miss.

What annoys me on Sentai discs is they hardsub translator notes so you can't turn the joke explanations off, like on Watamote, for example. It's something that could have been helpful, but when I don't need it its obnoxious.

I like the recent increase in anime references in American cartoons, it's like the two animation industries are acknowledging each other.
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Posted 11/4/15
I enjoy them, it always amuses me when I see these references in whatever I'm watching or reading at the moment.
Plus, there's always the chance that you might not get a reference the first time you watch a show, but then you come back to it and go, "Ah, that's what they were making a reference to" and that's always something to look forward to.
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Posted 11/4/15
Bakemonogatari, of all things, referencing western memes

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Posted 11/4/15
I'm binging Monogatari Second Season atm and I ran into this:

This was actually a great analogy regarding Black Hanekawa Well done Shinobu
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