Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions (TV)
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During the entire show there are references to "fairy tales", sometimes names, other times the characters themselves. Just to mark a few: The president and the secretary, they are the lazy Cricket and the working ant. Ringo Akai, the little red capped girl is of course the one from that tale, and she also carries a basket (not all the time). Ryouko is a "sheep under a wolf's skin" (quite the inverse of the tales of "wolfs under sheep skins"). Ringo Akai name "The red apple" is a common tale item such in "Snowhite". The beauty contest winner "Shirayuki Hime...no-san" is the japanese title for "Snowhite" another reference to that tale. The name shown just before the actual name of the show says "Ookami-sama and her seven companions" another Snowhite reference to the 7 dwarfs. Ryouko is also called "Wolf" reference to the red caped girl tale. The student council members that appear on episode 4 are named Hansel & Gretel, don't need to explain at all. And there are many many references to fairy tales on this show. And to finish, the show opens with a common phrase to all fairy tales "Mukashi mukashi" ("A long long time ago...") and end with the usual "And they lived happily ever after"
In ep 8, around 5:00, The exchange between Hammel and Otsuu is from Mahoromatic, "エッチなのはいけないともいます” (Ecchi is bad)
Shirayuki Himeno lives with her 7 little siblings. Snowhite lived with 7 little dwarfs.
The show's locale, Otogibana City, is a play on Otogibanashi, which means "fairy tale" in Japanese. "Shi" can also mean "city."
The repeated references to Momoko's breasts as kibi-dango (millet dumplings) are a reference to the story of Momotaro, where Momotaro recruits his three beastly retainers by offering them millet dumplings.
In episode 3 at 12:15, the scene depicted is a parody of Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero). Quite ironically, Ringo (dressed as Louise of ZnT) shortly gets into an argument with Mimi, who is voiced by Rie Kugimiya (who also voices Louise).
In episode 3, the Aesop's tale of the rabbit and the turtle is referenced through Usami and Otohime's contest with Otohime 'winning" in the end. Otohime and Tarou themselves are a reference to the Japanese fairy tale of Urashima Tarou (a fairy tale similar to Rip Van Winkle) who is invited to the dragon palace after rescuing a turtle from being tortured by children.
In episode 7, when Ryoko is pulling Ryoushi around the city, they pass by a crepe store. In the line, a cameo of Kuroko & Mikoto Misaka from To aru Kagaku no Railgun and Taiga & Ryuuji from Toradora are seen
In Episode 8 at 14:14~14:18 , a cameo of Taiga Aisaka, Minori Kushieda & Ami Kawashima from Toradora also Mikoto Misaka, Kuroko Shirai, Ruiko Saten & Kazari Uiharu from To Aru Kagaku no Railgun appeared in Fast-Forward Push and Cover slide animation
In episode 8, in noting Tsurugaya's line referencing Mahoromatic, it should also be noted that Ayako Kawasumi is also the voice of Mahoro Ando whose line she is quoting. Other voice actress references include Satomi Arai, the narator, introducing Kuroko Shirai whom she voiced in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Uiharu's voice actress, Aki Toyosaki, also voices Otohime and finally, Eri Kitamura provides the voices of both Ruiko Saten and Ringo Akai. On the Toradora side has Rie Kugimiya who portrays Toradora's Aisaka Taiga and Usamimi, as well as Yui Horie who voices Taiga's best friend Kushieda Minori and Alice Kiriki.
In Episode 11 at 3:07~3:10, Liszt Kiriki is holding his very own Apple iPAD
In Episode 11 at 7:54, Shirou Hitsujikai's laptop computer is powered by Microsoft Windows 7
In episode 11, one of the costumes the delinquents want Otsuu to wear resembles the school uniform in Shakugan no Shana.
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