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In ep 2, they refer to a PSP, "Playstation Portable", as a "Playingstates Portable."
In ep 2, when Yozora is placing the bomb next to sena, while walking away she is humming a empire Star Wars theme
In ep 2, during the second attempt at playing games, the game console they use is a "Playingstates III," a clear spin off of the actual PS3 (Playstation 3)
In Episode 2, the second girl with glasses in the dating sim game is named Nagata Yukiko. The name resembles Nagato Yuki from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Nagato Yuki also loves the library which is where the character meets Nagata Yukiko.
In Episode 2, Yozora is not humming the Star Wars theme after planting the bomb next to Sena. She is actually humming Richard Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries" from the 1870 opera Die Walküre. This music is famously known for its use in the 1979 film "Apocalypse Now" during the scene where US Army helicopters are indiscriminately strafing and blowing up a Vietnamese Việt Cộng village and its surrounding real estate.
in Episode 3, the background around 2:50 you can see 2 characters strongly resembling Luke and Cecily from the Sacred Blacksmith.
In episode 4, two mechas featured are obvious parodies of Gundam and the EVA unit 2 from Neon Genesis Evangelion
In episode 5, in the game world Maria is dressed up like Index from To Aru Majutsu no Index.Maria's voice actress Yuka Iguchi also performs the voice for Index.
In episode 5, Yuka Iguchi's character in the VR game is the same character she played, Index.
During 8.25-8.30 in episode 5, Sena is referring to Luke Ainsworth of "The Sacred Blacksmith" series.
In episode 5, Rika dresses up as a Gunner, the appearance of which is a clear tribute to the Gunner outfit for Yuna in Final Fantasy X-2.
In episode 5 around 17:20 Sena says to Kodaka that his little sister can't be this cute, using a phrase which is almost identical to the title of the series Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. In that series the charecter Ruri Gokou (Kuroneko) shares many characteristics with Kobato Hasegawa and both are voiced by Hanazawa Kana.
In episode 5, Sister Maria plays a video game with the others. She picks the Sister class, and her outfit is almost the same(with small change like a pink heart) as that of Index Librorum Prohibitorum(or simply Index) from Toaru Majutsu no Index. This is also a seiyuu joke, since Yuka Iguchi also played the voice of Index in the anime.
In episode 6, the blue silhouette at the chapter title, is doing the dance-like movements of Cygnus Hyouga from Saint Seiya.
In episode 11, when Rika is talking about the time she tried to attend Comiket, four characters from Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo), Saori, Ruri, Kirino, and Kyousuke, can be seen walking on the right at about 4:31.
In episode 11,the game console Rika won in the Matsuri is a Microsoft XBOX 360 Premium.
In Episode 12, Rika had Yozora dress up in a cosplay outfit. This outfit is extremely similar, if not the same, to the outfit that Lelouch Vi Britannia from Code Geass wore when he became emperor. Lelouch also had short black hair and purple eyes, just like Yozora. Later in the anime, Rika brings out a white cape which is also what Lelouch wore. The director of Haganai, Hisashi Saito, was also staff to the second season of Code Geass; the reference to Lelouch could be Saito's homage to Code Geass.
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