Lucky Star (TV)
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In the opening sequence, the girls' dance number and the title screen itself are obviously mocking the ending sequence of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, another title animated by Kyoto Animation.
In the preview for Episode 2, Konata is shown reading a magazine at her desk. If you look at the back of the magazine, you can see a picture from Galaxy Angel II pictured on the back. Aya Hirano plays the characters of Kahlua/Tequila Majoram in this series, explaining the reference.
In the Lucky Channel segment of episode 1, the first letter, asking about how much idols make, is from a fan calling himself “Berryko Daisuki-kko” (or “Berryko Lover”). This is likely a reference to J-POP idol group Berryz Koubou.
When Kagami and Tsukasa imagine Konata working at a bookstore, the cut out in the background is Lisianthus from "Shuffle"
The image of Galaxy Angel II mentioned earlier also appears when Konata goes shopping with Kagami. The magazine even has tiny words saying "Playstation 2" referring to the game.
The 2nd ending song is referenced to a Tokusatsu series called Akumaizer 3. Zabitan, Iberu (Evil), and Gabura are the three heroes of the story. Jankeru (jankel) is a general term for sabre. Each hero has his own Jankeru; Zabitan has Zarado, Iberu has Erado, and Gabura has Garado.
The first ending song is referenced to a 1976 tokusatsu called Uchuu Tetsujin Kyodain (or Space Ironmen Kyodain). Skyzel and Granzel are the heroes of the story.
Episode 4 has at least two more anime references: It references Suzumiya Haruhi by Konata giving Kagami the "division chief" armband that Suzumiya Haruhi wore, and later on in the episode, Konata is watching Haruhi while commenting about it on 2ch. To Heart is also referenced because Konata gives Tsukasa the school uniform of the school Akari goes to.
Episode 4 also references Kanon, the second time when Konata is late to school, and explains the scene where Yuuichi first meets Ayu. The teacher's next line starts with "Uguu"
In the Lucky Channel segment, the issue of Comptiq that Akira holds has Feena Fam Earthligh from Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na -Crescent Love- in the cover
the ending theme for the 5th episode is "Chala, Head Chala" from DBZ
The song at the end of Episode 6 is indeed "Valentine Kiss" from Prince of Tennis, but it was originally by Kokusho Sayuri of the Onyanko Club, hence, why Konata yells out "SAYURI", and asks what number member she was, as Onyanko Club had many members in it (answer: 8)
Ep 7 ending song by Miyuki is "chijou no hoshi" (地上の星) Theme from NHK's show "Project X"
At the end of Episode 9, during the preview of Episode 10, Konata is talking about the "infinite lives" trick in world 3-1 of Super Mario Bros, with the fact that if you get over 128, dying once will be game over.
The ending of episodes are song sfrom show performed by the voices of the main characters
Episode 1's ending "Uchū Tetsujin Kyodain" (宇宙鉄人キョーダイン, Space Ironmen Kyodain?) is performed by Konata(Aya Hirano)
In EP2, Konata is watching episode 9 of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" while trying to study. She even goes as far as complaining about how Kyoto Animation's (the outfit that animated Haruhi and Lucky Star) cut quite a few corners when it came to Yuki Nagato's scenes.
All four girls (Tsukasa, Konata, Kagami, and Miyuki) are left handed.
In fact, the tree store clerks in the Animate scene are the Seiyuus for Keroro, Tamama and Giroro from Keroro Gunsou. At last they even change their faces with the faces of those other characters. The blonde one says "de arimasu" sometimes.
There are three out of five seiyuus who are present in Keroro Gunsou as clerks at : Kumiko Watanabe (Keroro), Etsuko Kozakura (Tamama), and Jouji Nakata (Giroro).
Two Seiyuus of the antagonist of Naruto series (Kujira as Orochimaru) and Yakitate Japan (Fumihiko Tachiki as Yuuichi Kirisaki) has the huge number of roles on it.
In the Episode 17 ED sequence, while Shiraishi Minoru is singing and running behind a bus (??) the camera pans back and Kaori Fukuhara (Tsukasa's Seiyuu) and Hiromi Konno (Akira's Seiyuu) are talking to each other.
During the Lucky channel at the end of each episode, the assistant who co-hosts is named Minoru Shiraishi, and the actual voice actor is named Minoru Shiraishi. If his voice sounds familiar, that's because he also plays as Taniguchi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
In the intro at 0:55, Konata strikes an Ultraman pose.
In the opening sequence, at 0:55 to 0:56, when Yutaka Kobayakawa (Konata's little brown-haired cousin) appears in the screen, Konata strikes a pose with her fingers which is a trademark of Rumiko Takahashi's works (Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha) when characters startle or get beaten-up in a funny way.
Episode 19 - In the above referred cosplay of Edward Elric, the boy dressed as Ed was talking to another boy in cosplay as a Federal Alchemist.
Episode 19 - Tamura explains to Kobayakawa that she used an anime's character name "Suzaku" (which Suzaku from many references in animes is not clear) so whe she looks at the screen of a neighbor bowling lane the written names are: Haruhi, Kyon, (Nagato) Yuki, Mikuru and (Koizumi) Itsuki - all characters from "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu" and then she thinks that there are many people like her - "doko ni mo irun'desu ne Nakama-tte yatsu"
At the end of episode 20, Akira calling Daisuke a crow and Daisuke calling Akira a dog is a reference to Air(TV) in that Daisuke Ono is the seiyuu of Yukito and that Hiromi Konno, the seiyuu of Akira, is also the seiyuu of Potato.
At the end of the Lucky Channel segment of ep. 20, Akira says "Piko Piko" which is a reference to Potato, the dog in Air (TV), a character voiced by the same seiyuu.
At the end of Episode 21, durring the previews for the next episode, there is a direct reference to Air (TV) when the animes talk (particularly the dog that says "picco" and the bird).
The song Yuuchou Sentai Dajare Ranger as mentioned above is a song from the CD Kosutte! Oh My Honey sang by Hirano Aya & Sasaki Nozomi the seiyus for Konata and Patricia
The ending theme for the final episode (24) is 'Ai wa Boomerang', the ending title theme for Urusei Yatsura Movie 2- Beautiful Dreamer.
The ending sequence of episode 23 depicts a lightsaber battle a la Star Wars films.
In episode Three of Lucky Star, Konata gets an invitation card to her cousin Yui's wedding, who as written on the card, is marrying Narumi Kiyotaka, a character fron the detective anime series, Spiral. Coincidentally, Yui is also a police officer, similar to Kiyotaka's wife in the series.
During the Drill scene, there is a Gunbuster parody
the cellphone ringtone of tsukasa as first seen on episode 8 was "Canon" an orchestraic compostion
During the Lucky Channel segment of episode 15, Minoru says "magare" ("get bent") after making the announcement about Akira's live concert. "Magare" is the catch phrase of Koizumi Itsuki from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.
During the Gundam segment of episode 19, the three characters mentioned by name are Amuro Ray, Bright Noa, and Haman Karn. All three are key characters in the Universal Century (UC) timeline of the Gundam meta-universe.
In the Lucky Channel portion of episode 21, Ono Daisuke announces the title of the special segment: "Konshuu no Magare" ("This Week's Get Bent"). "Magare" is the catch phrase of Koizumi Itsuki, whom Ono Daisuke voices in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.
At the end of the Lucky Channel segment of episode 12, Minoru says "kasei ni kawatte, osekkyou yo!" ("In the name of Mars, I'll preach at you!") This is an obvious parody of Sailor Mars's catch phrase ("kasei ni kawatte, sekkan yo!") from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon.
The picture that shows on the beginning of each episode is a pun to the 世界名作劇場 (World Masterpiece Theater). Especially to Akage no Anne (Anne of Green gables).
In the ending karaoke sequence of the episode 6, Konata says she would like Miyuki to sing “Omoide ga ippai” : it is the 3rd opening theme of the “Ranma ½” series.
In the episode 6, the scene after Yui's chase on the yellow Mazda RX-7 shows Konata talking about not being car sick due to Nanako's excellent driving. This is a parody of Initial D, where Natsuki (Takumi's girlfriend) also praises Takumi's driving when she doesn't get car sick, during a trip to the beach. Konata and friends are also bound for the beach in this episode.
The Hiiragi family have been registered as official residents of Washimiya because of the anime's wild popularity.
Some time during episode 18, when Konata, Tsukasa, and Kagami are walking home in the rain, two characters named Ichiko and Suzume run past them. These are the friends of the main character of Kyoto Animation's original OVA series called Munto. A TV series has been made in 2009. You can tell by the school uniform that Ichiko is wearing.
In episode Konata turns on the television, saying 'Isn't Haruhi about to start?' However, the ending theme, 'Hare Hare Yukai' plays instead of the opening.
Episode 7 when Konata says "in mangas and animes when the character takes of their glasses they become popular but it doesn't apply in real life" , shes referring to Ichigo 100% when Aya Toujo removed her glasses she became pretty and popular.
in the earlier episodes of lucky star, minoru shiraishi was always called "sebastian" by kona-chan (and also by kuroi-sensei). sebastian (sebastian michaels) is the main character from kuroshitsuji (black butler).
In the OVA , Konata wears a Yuki-like costume (from The Melancoly of Haruhi Suzumiya) and waves a magic wand to force Kagami into assorted cosplays, including Miku Hatsune and 2 to 3 other characters (whom I am not able to name)
In the ending of the sixth episode, while Tsukasa Hiiragi is singing "Valentine Kiss", Konata yells "L-O-V-E Lovely Tsukasa". She may be referring to the third OAV of the "Ichigo 100%" series; in this episode, Junpei (the male protagonist) needs to find how to pretend to be member of Tsukasa Nishino's fan club. When he is about to be in trouble, he escapes those troubles while singing "L-O-V-E Lovely Tsukasa".
In episode 1, there is an obvious Street Fighter 2 game reference with Konata beating up Guile in the Japan stage.
The "Lucky Channel" segment in Episode 1 is similar to Happy Seven's "Happy Station," where the hosts read mail from fans.
As seen in episode 1 (around 10:01), name of optometry Miyuki goes to is the same as Lucky Star's creator'ｓ - Yoshimizu.
In Episode 2, when they are playing Taiko Master, they are playing "Hare Hare Yukai" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
In Episode 2, when Konata is talking about Drama CDs, she is talking about Lucky Star itself (the seiyuus from the drama CD and the anime are different)
In episode 2, The characters of Keroro Gunsou appear as plush toys.
In episode 2, whenever Izumi is imagining a dentist robot, the dentist robot she imagines is none other than Getter Robo 2 from Getter Robo.
Orchestral background music from Gunbuster can be heard at sereval points throughout the series. The main theme can also be heard in episode 2.
In Episode 2.. around 3:26-3:29 if you look at the pose of Kagami carefully its like Sawatari Makoto in Kanon or Kanon 2006.. but in Kanon.. Makoto eat a Nikuman..
In episode 2 when Kagami is asking her and Tsukasa's older sister for help on a homework problem, you can see half of a poster on the wall with the letters -TUN at the bottom. It may be referencing the boy band KAT-TUN, and the guy in the back of the picture on the far right even looks a bit like one of the band's members, Taguchi Junnosuke.
In Episode 3, when they talk about anime series with the school teacher being the same age as the students, they are referring to Pani Poni Dash (also, they parody a scene right after).
The ending song in episode 3 is "Sore ga, Ai deshou (Could This Be Love?)" from Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, which was also done by Kyoto Animation.
In episode 3, the twins "ManaKana", referred to by Kona-chan, are Mikura Mana and Mikura Kana, who also performed theme songs for the anime Chibi Maruko-chan.
In Episode 3, when Konata was talking about how idiots and geniuses are often seen going to the same school in anime, there was a short clip afterwards where characters resembling Takashi Kamiyama and Shinjiro Hayashida from Cromartie High School were talking with each other. Konata is also seen reading a volume of the Cromartie High School manga prior to her statement.
In episode 3, when Konata Izumi and her friends are talking about wedding, Izumi mentioned the names Angel Salvia and Daisy. These two characters are from Wedding Peach.
In episode 3 when Konota asks about choosing a rich person or a childhood friend to get married to, she is referencing a choice the player has to make in the game Dragon Quest V. The childhood friend, Bianca, is even named by Kagami.
In episode 3, right before Konata's mention of the two Wedding Peach characters, she actually says the first two lines in the opening song of Wedding Peach, Yumemiru Ai Tenshi.
In Episode 4, when Konata mentions that having a flat chest is a good thing, she is using the same excuse used frequently by Mayumi Thyme in the "Shuffle" game.
In Episode 4, Kagami mentions the game "Moe Drill", which was a Lucky Star themed game for the Nintendo DS
In Episode 4, when Kagami can't go to sleep, the book she reads is "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" by Yasutaka Tsutsui
In Episode 4, when Konata is asking Kagami about the summer festival, the fan she is using has a picture of Kinu Kanisawa from the game "Tsukyokiss"
In Episode 4, during the Lucky Channel segment, Shinoru Minoru starts by saying "nyoro~n", which is a catchphrase of Tsuruya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
The ending song in Episode 4 is from the show "Sailor Uniform and the Machine Gun".
Later in Episode 4, one of the posters in Konata's room IS Mayumi Thyme from "Shuffle".
In episode 4 at 8:28, there is a Bonta-kun doll from Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu? at the bottom left corner of the screen. It also re-appeared at 17:00
In episode 4 (approximately 12:00), Konata is reading Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura.
In Episode 4, the magazine that Konata is reading during the 16:20 mark has the main characters from Galaxy Angel Rune on the back cover.
In episode 4, at around 10:57, they are portraying a scene similar to that of Death Note where they trap the 3rd Kira.
In Episode 4 around 8:46-8:55.. while they are eating a cake... you'll see kano-chan's face is like shin-chan (Crayon Shin-chan) and how she talk too..
In episode 4, around 15:29~, Konata is seen holding up an exercise book with 'Kame' symbol on it, which is from Dragon Ball.
In episode 4 at Lucky Channel section, the character that appears in the cover of the magazine that Akira holds (a japanese computer game magazine, Comptiq) is Feena Fam Earthlight from Crescent Love.
In episode 4, the character on the cover of the magazine that Konata is reading at school during the 16:20 mark is Miyako Miyamura from ef - A fairy tale of the two.
in episode 4 around 9:54, Konata said "A flat chest is a status symbol! A rarity! Word for word!" could be a direct description of the Shuffle! character Mayumi Thyme
In Episode 5, the cover of the Comptiq magazine that Konata holds up has Fate/Stay Night characters Saber and Archer on it.
In Episode 5, Konata starts humming "Bouken Desho Desho", the opening song of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Aya Hirano, when she is playing an MMO game.
In Episode 5, when Yui meets up with the girls and their teacher, she is seen wearing a face mask of Bonta-kun, from Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, on the side of her head.
In Episode 5, Kagami name her goldfish Gyopi-chan as The flying goldfish in Goldfish Warning!
In episode 5, around 19:04, there's a reference to Welcome to the NHK. It describes when Sato encountered online gaming. Also, the fan's occupation is "NEET", which is another obvious reference to Welcome to the NHK.
In episode 5 at 13:50, Konata blows into an electric fan at the Hiiragi house. Kagami says she knew Konata would do that. This is likely a reference to episode 3 of the AIR anime (also produced by Kyoto Animation) where Yukito Kunisaki does the same thing.
In Episode 5 during Lucky Channel, when Akira is relation her MMO gaming experience, she mentions, PKKing, an obvious reference to .hack//Roots and .hack//G.U.
In Episode 6, Tsukasa hums the Lucky Star opening song while in the bath
In Episode 6, when Konata says "Mandom", it is a reference to Charles Bronson's outrageous mandom commercial.
In Episode 6, when Konata says "timotei", it refers to an old shampoo commercial for the shampoo "timotei"
In Episode 6, when Konata mentions she "triggered a flag", she is talking about how in H games, the player has to make a choice, and the choice decides what events occur. Konata also mentions that it is at these parts that you save the game, so you can see the results of all the choices.
In Episode 6, when Konata is finishing her story, the last words are "Danzen! Futari Wa Pretty Cure", which is the first opening song of Pretty Cure
In Episode 6, Konata wears a Sukekiyo-kun mask. Sukekiyo-kun is a mascot of a website with games on it
In Episode 6, when Konata scares Tsukasa by saying "Inugami Family", Konata is doing the pose from the poster of Kon Ichikawa's film "The Inugami Family".
In episode 6, while on the beach, Konata comments on how nobody were cracking watermelons on the beach. Kagami replies that it is wasteful. In response, Konata says if you blow up a watermelon with a gun, you will be covered in watermelon. This is a reference to Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu when Sagara used a shotgun to 'crack' open a watermelon resulting in Kaname covered in watermelon.
In episode 6, there's a Initial D parody. Specifically, the first AE86 vs FD3S race. The difference is that Yui is driving a Subaru Vivio RX-R instead of an 86 (The VIvio is a reference to Bunta Fujiwara's Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type R). ALso, the music used during that segment sounds quite similar to "Noisy Tribe" by m.o.v.e., the J-Rock group that provides the theme songs for initial D.
In episode 6 (7:33), Nanako's movement and emotions after having a drink seem to imitate of Katsuragi Misato from "Neon Genesis Evangelion", whenever Misato's drinks her beer at home.
In Episode 7, there is a scene of a cicada's corpse that is ripped apart, just like the ending animation of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
In Episode 7, Tsukasa's ringtone is "Canon In D" by Pachelbel (possibly a Kanon reference?)
In Episode 7, the way Konata acts in the beginning is a reference to Maria-sama ga Miteru
In Episode 7, Konata's cellphone ringtone is "Hare Hare Yukai" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
In Episode 7, Kagami asks if Konata and Tsukasa cried or laughed at a manga called "Attack No.1" by Chikako Urano. Then when Kagami asks what their favorite manga is, they both reply "Keroro Gunso"
In Episode 7, when Shiraishi imagines himself with "twin drills", he makes a reference to "Getter Robo", a character known for having "twin drills" on its head.
In Episode 7, the show Konota was watching on TV was actually Strawberry Panic since the 2nd OP theme song of that show played in the background.
In Episode 8, the song Tsukasa attempts to play on the recorder is "Joy To The World"
In Episode 8, when Konata is about to run, there is a reference to Konami's "Track And Field" video game.
In Episode 8, Konata buys a copy of the fifth volume of Shuffle! Days In The Bloom
In Episode 8, during the Lucky Channel segment, when Akira gets frustrated at her board thing, she gives up and says "uguu" (Kanon reference?)
In Episode 8, the ending song is "Monkey Magic" by Godiego from the "Saiyuuki" drama.
In Episode 8, Konata says Kagami can't cut her hair because "tsunderes" (tough girls who still show vulnerable emotions) need to have twin pigtails.
In Episode 8, during the athletic festival around 9:30; Miyuki's relay win from behind references to Nayuki's in episode 19 of Kanon 2006 also done by Kyoto Animation. They were both wearing a red head band as well in their perspective relays.
In Episode 8, Konata's postcard is published on the May 2007 issue of Newtype magazine
In Episode 8 during the scene where Nanako-Sensei is giving advice to the girls on how to chicken fight, she states "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, That's One of Those Mistakes of Youth". This is a reference to a famous quote by Mobile Suit Gundam's Char Aznable who say's "One Does Not Care To Acknowledge The Mistakes of One's Youth" as a piece of advice.
In Episode 8 when kagami was just about to start the bread eating contest, Konata said " Girls must be elegant" this could possibly be a reference to Lumiere of Kiddygrade who aya hirano also voiced. , and Lumiere always told Eclair that "ladies must always be elegant".
In episode 8, the 'main' cover in the Newtype magazine are characters from Heroic Age while the one in the corner is CC from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
In Episode 8 while Tsukasa is attempting to play Joy to the world, Kagami is reciting an Acronym to memorize the first few elements in the Periodic Table. This translates into "'H'appy 'He'nry 'Li'kes 'Be'er 'B'ut 'C'ould 'N'ot "O"btain 'F'ood
In Episode 9, the movie they see is "Saw 3"
In Episode 9, when Shiraishi tries to block out what Akira is saying, he half yells/sings "Koi no Mikuru Densetsu" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
In Episode 9, Akira ends the "Lucky Channel" segment by doing the "Mikuru beam" pose from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
In Episode 9, the ending song is "Kogarashi ni Dakarete" by Koizumi Kyoko (nicknamed "Kyonkyon"). It was later covered by the pop group Springs, which Aya Hirano was a member of.
In Episode 9, when they are talking about sports, they are referring to Shizuka Arakawa (gold medalist in the 2006 figure skating), Yuki Saito (nicknamed "Handkerchief Prince"), Daisuke Matsuzaka (baseball player that went to America this year), and the last Japan series was the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters against Chunichi Dragons (hence, no department store or supermarket chain was involved in giving discounts).
In Episode 9, Akira mentions that Tsukasa looks like Akari Kamigishi from To Heart.
In episode 9, on "Lucky Channel" segment, when Akira takes the panel with Tsukasa's picture by force from Shiraishi and throws it away, Shiraishi, afraid that she was going to hit him again, shouts "Oyaji ni butareta koto nai no ni!" ("Not even pops ever hit me"), which was said by Amuro Ray from "Mobile Suit Gundam", when he was slapped in the face from the second time by Bright.
In Episode 10, in Konata's room, there is a figurine of Mikuru doing the "Mikuru beam" pose from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
In Episode 10, Konata's room also has a poster of all the female characters in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in bunny outfits
In Episode 10, Kagami and Konata play "1942", an NES game, and then "Mojipittan", a Japanese word puzzle game.
In Episode 10, the end song that Kagami sings terribly is "I'm Proud" by Tomomi Kahara
In Episode 10, Tsukasa is trying to type in "Balsamic" on her cell phone, a reference to her obsession to Balsamic vinegar from Episode 5 and most likely a fan service moment for 2channers, where Tsukasa and her saying "Balsamic" is a popular meme
In Episode 10, the two stores that the guy mentions Konata shops at, and therefore is the legendary girl A, are Animate and Gamers, two of the most famous manga/anime stores in Akihabara
In Episode 10, one of the random characters mentions that DVD 5 of Haruhi is available for sale. Konata is voiced by Aya Hirano, who also voiced Haruhi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
In Episode 10, Konata mentions that she wanted to buy a Sousei No Aquarion bookmark, most likely another fanservice moment for 2channers as that anime is also a popular meme.
In fact, in Episode 10, after the girls play "Mojipittan", when Konata turns on the TV, the "ｷﾀ━━━━(ﾟ∀ﾟ)━━━━ｯ!" made popular by 2ch is shown. Konata then remarks that even TV shows are turning into 2ch (referring to Densha Otoko and Lucky Star itself)
In Episode 10, Konata's father makes references to different aspects of hentai/gal games, such as shrine maidens ("miko"), eating a meal with three different girls at once (such as Shuffle! and other games), and even a slight reference to lolicon (his wife is tremendously young).
In Episode 10, there is a fox plushie on Konata's bed, which looks like Makoto in her fox form in Kanon, which Kyoto Animation also did.
In episode 10 when Konata, her dad, Tsukasa Kagami are eating, Konata's father jumps up and mumbles in the background "Sakura, Tohsaka you're older sister!" This is a reference to two very popular characters (Sakura Matou and Rin Tohsaka) from the H-game/anime Fate/Stay Night Also note that Kagami and Tsukasa's personalities match the two characters (Rin's tomboyish attitude = Kagami's and Sakura's reserved bright personality= Tsukasa's) hence the reason why Konata's dad makes that reference to the two girls.
In Episode 10's Lucky Channel.. When Minoru Shiraishi was explaining things about a tsundere, his hand gestures is obviously a reference to Itsuki Koizumi's hand gestures when he was talking to Nagato Yuki in The Adventures of Asahina Mikuru (SHnY ep 1)
In episode 10, the red capped store guy resembles Gouda Jouji of Akane Maniax, who was also voiced by Tomokazu Seki in that series as well.
In episode 10, one of the characters in the waiting room of the clinic is Ando Shigeo -- a character from the popular TV drama "Dr. Koto's Clinic". In the drama, Ando-san is played by Izumiya Shigeru, and the anime character is a good likeness of him. Likewise, Nishiyama Mariko, also in the waiting room, is another character from the same drama (played by Otsuka Nene).
In episode 10, when you first enter Konata's room, you get a clear picture of a figurine holding a golf club. This is a figure of Kooh from the Korean online golf game Pangya, or Albatross18 in America.
In Episode 11, the ending song is "Doraemon No Uta", the theme song of the Doraemon anime.
In Episode 11, when Konata says she went to Asakusa, she makes a reference to "Sailor Suit and Machine Gun", which was a film and TV series.
In Episode 11, when Konata is talking about her dad missing the subway stops, her dad mentions "Patrasche", the name of the dog in the anime film "Flanders no Inu, Boku no Patrasche". Konata's dad is crying because the anime is well known for being emotionally devastating.
In Episode 11, when Konata accidentally tries to get off a stop early on the train, the woman she loses her seat to bears a considerable resemblance to Ichinose from Maison Ikkoku.
In episode 11, from 16:23-16:28, Kona is talking about how the three minutes waiting for a ramen cup stink. This is most likely taking from Naruto when Naruto introduced himself to Kakashi and said this.
In episode 11, Konata, Tsukasa and Miyuki talks about the existence of Santa Claus. This is a parody of the beginning of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu episode 2 (chronologically episode 1) where Kyon talks about the same subject.
In episode 11, around 13:50, Konata was saying something along the lines of "a healthy spirit leads to a healthy body" etc. This might be a reference to Soul Eater.
In Episode 12, Konata, Kagami, and Tsukasa attend the Winter Comic Market (Comiket).
In Episode 12, one of the trucks is promoting Haruhi Suzumiya. On the hood of a yellow car is a decal of Primula from "Shuffle". Inside the center, there are promotional pictures with Makoto and Shiori from "Kanon", and also, Haruhi again. The doujinshi covers also have Haruhi on them. Also, next to the "yaoi" doujinshi cover is Chidori from "Full Metal Panic". There's also a Keroro cosplayer, a Haruhi cosplayer, and a Mikuru cosplayer in the background. Also, when the otaku grabs the manga-ka, the background has Ayu and Nayuki from "Kanon". The scene after has a poster of Rena from "Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni".
In Episode 12, during one of the battle scenes, one of the characters pulls out a card with Kyon from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
In Episode 12, the ending song is "Makenaide" by ZARD, which seems like a dedication, considering the lead singer of ZARD, Izumi Sakai, died a month before Episode 12's broadcast and a memorial service for her would be three days after Episode 12's broadcast.
In episode 12, during one of the battle scenes, while the character pulls out Kyon, Meito Anisawa AKA Anime Tenchou pulls out a card with Sousuke Sagara from "Full Metal Panic." Hence, Tomokazu Seki DID really took the voice of the said character.
In episode 12, during one of the battle scenes, the clerk who pulls out the "Kyon" card from "Suzumiya Haruhi" is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, who played Kyon! The battle is basically Tomokazu Sugita('s characters) versus Tomokazu Seki('s characters)!
In Episode 12, the first scene shows a posting for a concert. They will sing Symphony No. 9 Opus 125 a.k.a, Ode To Joy by Beethoven.
In Episode 12, when Konata, Tsukasa, and Kagami are on the subway to go to Comiket, one of the passengers that gets on is cosplaying Suigintou from "Rozen Maiden".
In Episode 12, just when everyone gets into Comiket, a crowd is fighting for Haruhi doujinshi, and one character shouts out "Climax from the beginning", a reference to the fact that the first broadcasted episode is chronologically, one of the last episodes.
In Episode 12, the yaoi doujinshi that Kagami looks at has Gauron and Sousuke from Full Metal Panic
In Episode 12, Konata mentions that one of the salesgirl is "Nagato", referring to the fact that the salesgirl is voiced by Minori Chihara, the voice of Yuki Nagato in "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
In Episode 12, after the two clerks ask that the customer buy their respective character cards, the customer wants a "Coco Saikoubi" card. Coco Saikoubi is another mascot of Animate.
In Episode 12, the character that punches out both clerks is President Takahashi, another character from the Animate world
In episode 12, there is a truck showing Haruhi cast members singing, as stated earlier. This is a real truck in Japan.
In Episode 12, during the Comiket, one of the cosplayers is dressed as Alphonse Elric from Full Metal Alchemist.
In Episode 12, after the manager (with red cap, voiced by Tomokazu Seki) punches the Clerk Sugita (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita), yelling about how it's important selling the leftover stuffs and telling him to make a recommendation to the customer, Sugita, while looking forward for something to recommend, says "Nanka, buki wa nai no ka?" (Isn't there any weapon?), which was said by Amuro Ray from "Kidou Senshi Gundam" when he piloted the Gundam to fought against the Zakus for the first time.
In episode 12, about 6:49, there are 3 posters and has picture on it, namely Haruhi Suzumiya, Mikuru Asahina and Yuki Nagato
In Episode 13, one of Konata's scenes parodies Yu-Gi-Oh
In Episode 13, when Kagami yells at Konata in one scene, Konata says "uguu" and does the exact pose with the wings in the back of Ayu from "Kanon"
In Episode 13, the "tencho" in the Animate store uses Lelouch's "Geass" ability from "Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion" to try to influence Konata to buy a DVD.
In Episode 13, instead of the karaoke ending, it has Minoru Shiraishi (the seiyuu of Minoru Shiraishi), singing a song by the sea. He starts by saying "WAWAWA Wasuremono", which was a line from Taniguchi in "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (which he also voiced), and a very popular 2ch meme.
In Episode 13, for the preview of Episode 14, the seiyuus from Keroro Gunso mistakenly say "On the next Keroro Gunso".
In episode 13, a figure of Mikuru Asahina is seen on top of Konata's television set.
In episode 13, the DVD that Konata is picking up is that of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.
In Episode 13, while Konata is doing her Yu-Gi-Oh parody, she mentions "Semimaru", a famous historical blind biwa player and poet, and "Ono No Komachi", a famous Japanese waka poet.
In episode 13, the original comics display (before being swapped out with Keroro Gunso by the store clerks) shows scribbles actual comic book covers, notably Fruits Basket (Vol. 22, 23, "En" fanbok), Bleach Vol. 27 and Blue Dragon: Ral Gard Vol. 1.
In episode 13, when they are talking about jobs and describing being a self-proclaimed manga artist, Konata says, "Megas smoked cheese-nyoro," a reference to 4 koma Chuyura-san mangas.
In Episode 13, the DVD that Konata attempted to buy was the first volume of The Third - Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo.
In Episode 13 (13.15), Kagami's retort to Konata regarding risque statements is similar to how Aika retorts Akari in the 'ARIA' anime in regards to embarassing statements.
In episode 13, from 18'18", when Konata reaches the pile of 1785-yen DVDs, among them, 3 or 4 different "Scrapped Princess" DVDs can be noticed.
In Episode 14, the ending is Minoru Shiraishi singing to the tune of "Hare Hare Yukai" from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
In Episode 14, in the scene in which Konata was just about to finish playing games in the morning, a Suzumiya Haruhi figurine in bunny costume with the electric guitar can be seen in her room on the cupboard.
In episode 14, the Playstation 2 game Konata plays while Tsukasa and Kagami was watching is most likely a reference to the Super Robot Wars game series.
In Episode 14, the Hiiragi family was watching Quiz $ Millionaire, the Japanese variant of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
In Episode 14, the segment describing Yutaka and the handkerchief girl is drawn almost directly from the opening of the Yuri manga "First Love Sisters"
In episode 14, at 17'49", when Konata is preparing a meal, it can be noticed that close to the spices and the plate she is using to cut the vegetables, there is a dark blue Nintendo DS with a famous "do-it-yourself" kitchen game.
In Episode 15, the person singing in the concert is singing "God Knows" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
In Episode 15, Konata parodies "D.C. ～Da Capo～", an H-game that also was an anime.
In Episode 15, the ending has Minoru Shiraishi attempting to sing "Koi no Mikuru Densetsu" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya on top of a rock and doing poses.
In episode 15 when Konata is reading a manga (around 8:15) her father says the same line as Kyon asking Yuki (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) about a book she was reading, Konata says the same answer as well "Unique"
In episode 15 at the end of episode when Konata is at her PC you can see a poster of Kiddy Grade Ignition (that poster isn't in Konata's room in episode 14) and a figure of Haruhi in the bookshelf
In episode 15, the man in front of Kona in the concert is wearing an SOS Brigade haori.
In episode 15, the anime about pets that return as humans Konata refers to is Tenshi no Shippo.
In episode 15, after Konata suggests a solution for her dad's pollen allergy, Soujiro does a Kamen Rider Henshin, namely that of Kamen Rider Super-1's.
In Episode 15, the song that plays over Konata's montage sequence is "Sakura saku mirai koiyume", the opening theme to Da Capo. Additionally, Konata's appearance mimics Da Capo characters Nemu Asakura, Sakura Yoshino, Kotori Shirakawa, and Moe Mizukoshi.
In episode 15 in the Da Capo Parody, you can see the cat of the eyecatch next to konata.
In Episode 15 during the Lucky Channel segment, when Shiraishi Minoru is signalling to the producer, his lines "Look! The East is burning red!" is a reference to G Gundam. In that show, one of the characters, Master Asia, will say that line (among others) when he introduces himself as Tohofuhai (The Undefeated of the East).
In Episode 15, one of the BGM is "Awakening Legend" from the Fate/Stay Night Realta Nua OST.
In Episode 15 onward, before the opening sequence begins, Kuroi-sensei shouts "3rd year, group B!" and is answered with "Kuroi-sensei!" This is a reference to a long Japanese TV Drama that has been airing since 1979 called "3年B組金八先生 (3rd year, group B: Kinpachi-sensei)."
In Episode 15, when Konata talks to Kuroi-sensei via the computer, she was using MSN Messenger.
In episode 15 Konata, Kagami, Tsukasa, and Miyuki go to a live concert event, Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisō, which leaves Konata amazed by Aya Hirano's performance.
In episode 15,Konata was caught sleeping in class by her teacher.From her rude awakening she belts out "Potemkin" Who is a player from Arc System Work's fighting game:Guilty Gear.
In Episode 15, when Konata speaks with her father about remarrying, the bookcase in the background shows a model of Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in a bunny suit. The specific pose refers to an ultra rare figure sold at World Hobby Festival on July 30th, 2006. Only 200 were sold which only reinforces Konata's otaku nature.
In episode 15 at around 9:37 the is a question about "...one of the most difficult known problems in mathematics." That was proven 1994 by the mathematics and Royal Society Research Professor named Prof. Andrew Wiles. The theorem he proved was Fermat's last Theorem, so C is the right answer.
In Episode 16, when Konata shows her phone, it has a Haruhi Suzumiya background, and Konata plays "Koi No Mikuru Densetsu" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Also, the phone model is the FOMA SH903iTV.
In Episode 16, Tsukasa, Kagami and Miyuki go to "Gamers", a famous anime/manga store.
In Episode 16, Konata is cosplaying Haruhi from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". As mentioned many times before, Konata and Haruhi are voiced by Aya Hirano, as shown when she quickly changes voices from Konata's to Haruhi's. At the end of her Haruhi voice taking drink orders, Kagami says "Yare, yare" and puts her hand to her forehead, exactly the way Kyon reacts whenever he becomes frustrated with Haruhi
In Episode 16, there also is a Yuki, Mikuru, and Kyon cosplayer. In addition, Konata in Haruhi cosplay, and the Yuki/Mikuru cosplayers perform the "Hare Hare Yukai" dance in the cafe stage.
In Episode 16, Patricia Martin, the Mikuru cosplayer, when asked about the mixed juice by Kagami, replies that it is classified information, jus the way Mikuru answers Kyon in "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
In Episode 16, while Konata is shopping at the Animate store, Clerk Sugita holds us the character CDs of Koizumi and Kyon from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
In Episode 16, Hiromi Konno, the seiyuu of Akira sings the ending
In Episode 16, the preview for Episode 17 has Tomokazu Sugita and Minori Chihara talking in the voices of Kyon and Yuki Nagato respectively.
In Episode 16, Kagami is having a hard time at Gamers finding what Konata wants because she is only told "Rurushu", which is the very shortened form of "Code Geass: Hangyaku no Rurushu" (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion).
In Episode 16, when the Hiiragi older sisters are reading Tsukasa's English homework, they are reading excerpts from what Enma Ai says in "Jigoku Shoujo"
In Episode 16, when Tsukasa, Kagami, and Miyuki are about to enter Gamers, Tsukasa is stopped by an otaku who wants to take her picture. Tsukasa mentions that she's not "Kamigishi". Akari Kamigishi is the lead female character in "To Heart" and looks very similar to Tsukasa. The otaku then asks her to say "Hiroyuki-chan" referring to Hiroyuki Fujita, the lead male character in "To Heart".
In Episode 16, Minegishi mentions that she isn't as good as "that Ajiyoshi boy". She is referring to Ajiyoshi Yoichi in the anime "Mister Ajikko", who is a culinary prodigy.
In Episode 16, when Kagami couldn't make up her mind on what to order, Konata/Haruhi says "There's a penalty if you take too long". This may be a reference to "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" where SOS Brigade members are penalized for being late.
In episode 16, when guy who looks like Kyon is ordering drink, girl cosplaying Yuki asks for permission with same lines as in "The Day Of Sagittarius" episode of Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi.
In episode 16, Kyon (One of the main characters of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) makes an appearance
In episode 16 (20:45 - 20:47), Minoru mentioned "Kentai Life Returns" from the list of song selections. That song is what Sugita Tomokazu sang on the "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi Character Single Vol.9: Kyon".
In Episode 16, Tsukasa tells her father Konata said her cell phone was out of service due to a concentration of "something particles." This is a reference to the radar-jamming Minovsky Particles from "Mobile Suit Gundam."
In episode 16, when the girls go to the store Gamers (9:02), you can see the store's icon Dejiko from Di Gi Charat over the top-left side.
In Episode 16, when Kagami couldn't make up her mind on what to order, Konata/Haruhi says "There's a penalty if you take too long". May also be from "Angelic Layer", referring to one of Icchan's "penalties" if his subordinate is late getting the hot water.
In Episode 16, when the girls are in the Gamers store, they bought the manga from a pink-haired girl with a bunny hairpin. this could be a reference to Rabi-en-Rose from DiGi Charat, since they are working at Gamers too.
In Episode 17, when they are preparing for Konata's birthday, it parodies the show "24".
In Episode 17, the ending has Minoru Shiraishi doing his own rendition of the Lucky Star Opening song "Motteke! Sailor Fuku"
In episode 17, the "mysterious band of female bandits" Konata was refering to (at around 14:40) was the three sister bandit team consisting of the Kisugi sisters Ai, Hitomi and Rui from the series Cat's Eye.
In Episode 17, in the scene about job choices, Konata's choices are reviewed by Kagami. Her second choice down is "Nanto Shinken master." Nanto Shinken is a mix of two fictional martial arts' names from the Fist of the North Star series: Nanto Seiken and Hokuto Shinken.
in episode 17, at minute 12:25 konata and yutaka are playing the new nintendo wii, they have the wii-mote in horizontaly way
In episode 17, Konata mention she can named every Pokemon.
In episode 17, Kona-Chan is reading a Haruhi Suzumiya Manga at exaclty 8:24. Haruhi Suzumiya is played by Aya Hirano, the voice actor for Konata. Konata is reading, I believe, volume 6.
In episode 17, from 14'22", when Konata mentions the bigger the fraternal cast is, the more numerous stories can be created, she starts talking about “the story of a mother and her four daughters who eagerly wait for the return of their father who left for the battlefield in the old days in America”. She obviously is referring to the novel “Little Women”, written by Louisa May Alcott, and adapted in a 1987 anime named “Ai no wakakusa monogatari”. The battlefield she mentioned is the American Civil War.
In episode 17, in the beginning of the “Lucky Channel” segment, when Akira introduces herself, she quotes “All red roses have thorns”, a sentence pronounced by Éclair, one of the main characters of “Kiddy Grade”, in the first episode.
In episode 17, when Konata told her friends she can't help her self to read her manga and will eventually buy new ones, the scene shows her bedroom with manga on the bed, with one being Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onisarashi-hen Volume 2
In episode 18, when Konata and Kuroi-sensei were talking about Konata's studies and anime, the scene shifts into the battle animation of a Super Robot Wars game, specifically that of SRW W's style. It should also be noted that Full Metal Panic! and FMP The Second Raid were also in SRW W. Lastly, Kuroi also imitates Gates, the lead villain in TSR by saying the line "My honey!"
In Episode 18, when Tsukasa is told to read a newspaper, the book she is reading is "Lagoon Engine".
In Episode 18, Patricia mentions "Otome Road", which is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro that is basically the female equivalent of Akihabara. She then mention "Fujoshi", which basically are yaoi fangirls.
In Episode 18, the ending has Minoru Shiraishi singing a song, "Kaorin's Theme", with Kaori Fukuhara, the seiyuu of Tsukasa, walking around in a wedding dress. The ending of the song has Shiraishi in the wedding dress instead.
In Episode 18, Patricia mentions "Takarazuka Revue", which is an all female musical theatre troupe.
In Episode 18, the preview for Episode 19 has a blackboard with two quotes: "The coolest man in the world" by John Lennon, and "Shoot, coward! You are only going to kill a man" by Che Guevara just before being shot
In episode 18, when Kagami is forcing Konata to read a light novel, Konata complains that Kagami's face is too close to hers ("Kao tikai tte!"), a complaint also done by Kyon from "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu" to Itsuki Koizumi when he talks to him sometimes.
In episode 18, during the dodgeball game, Kobayakawa Yutaka is attacker (seme), and her teammate Tamura Hiyori is defending (mamori), but starts to say uke (meaning "receiving", but with seme, the term takes on the meaning of being the passive partner in a male homosexual relationship), before correcting herself to mamori.
Hiyori Tamura's official debut is in episode 18, but she actually appeared as early as episode 12 during the Comiket. She can be seen around minute 8:13 in the background, just split second before the blue hair Animate clerk blocks her and ask Konata of their doujinshi.
In episode 18, the light novel Kagami makes Konata read is "Starting Bell", the first volume of the series "Kimi no Ita Kinou, Boku no Miru Asu" by Sakaki Ichiro (an award-winning light novel author whose works include Scrapped Princess and Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica). The illustrator of the series (whom Konata likes, according to Kagami) is Koin, whose other light novel credits include Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica and Kanokon.
In episode 18, Kuroi-sensei mentions "K-1", which is a mixed martial arts confederation whose events are frequently broadcast on TBS and Fuji.
In episode 18, at around 2'44", right after Konata thinks about comparing Kagami to a rabbit, two famous anime posters can be seen on a wall of Konata's room: the left one is from "Shuffle", the right one is from "Kiddy Grade" (as a coincidence, one of the 2 main girls on the latter poster and in the anime - Lumière is her name - is played in Japanese by Aya Hirano, a.k.a. Konata's voice...).
In episode 18, from 2'58", when Tsukasa compares Miyuki to a sheep, the latter says "Fumoffu", in a surprised but calm voice: that clearly is a reference to the famous "Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu", another masterpiece from Kyôto Animation.
In Episode 19, Miyuki's mother is holding a copy of "Ju-On" a.k.a, "The Grudge".
In Episode 19, the book Yui is reading has "Fate/Stay Night" on the cover
In Episode 19, there is a cosplayer dressed as Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist. The cosplayer is also holding an Al keychain.
In Episode 19, when Hiyori falls to the ground, she suddenly takes on "Araki-esque" features and the katakana for "GO" and "DO" appear in repetition. Both of these are staples of the artwork seen in the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
In episode 19 (2:37 - 2:40), Konata refers that V Gundam, Gundam Wing and X Gundam are all the famous Gundam series in its franchise (although they are censored; and the SEED series are not mentioned, probably because Konata is looking at the classic series)
In episode 19, you can clearly see Kiddy Grade's poster on the wall in Konata's room whom Aya Hirano also voiced in
In Episode 19, one of Tamura Hiyori's fantasies parodies the Attack of the 50 foot woman poster.
In episode 19(15:00-15:05) when Tamura is showing Yutaka and Iwasaki her drawings, they are both characters from Apollo Justice; The main attourney Apollo Justice and the main prosecuter Klavier Gavin.
In episode 19, around 18:00, Tamura says she was up all night working on a manga, then she starts turning to dust in bright sunlight. This is similar to what happens to Matsuri in the anime "sola".
In episode 19, Konata mentions "Cool Biz" in a conversation with her father. "Cool Biz" is a dress code initiative launched in Japan under the Koizumi administration; its goal is to reduce summertime energy consumption by encouraging workers to dress casually and lightly (hence "cool") at the workplace (hence "biz").
In episode 19, the waitress uniform worn by Kagami during the simulation sequence around 10:43 is essentially identical to the one worn by Takeuchi Yuka in V.G. ~Variable Geo~.
In episode 19, at 7'25", there are three famous quotations that Nanako Kuroi has written on the blackboard : “The most fashionable man in the world” (John Lennon) / “The most perfect man of the 20th Century” (Jean-Paul Sartre) / “I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward; you are only going to kill a man” (Che Guevara).
In episode 20, when Soujiro Izumi (Konata's father) demonstrates that you can make a mosquito unable to fly away when you contract your muscles while it's biting you, he says "Omae wa sude ni shindeiru" (You're already dead), which is one of Kenshirou's, from Hokuto no Ken, famous catchphrases. The scene also makes fun of Hokuto no Ken's drawing style.
In episode 20, Kagami and Tsukasa are watching a soft drink CM where the CM girl is Haruhi Suzumiya from "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu".
In Episode 20, at the scene where Konata, Tsukasa , Kagami and Miyuki are studying in Konata's room, there's a stuffed penguin wearing a Char Aznable's mask behind Konata, which is a reference to "Kidou Senshi Gundam".
In episode 20, in the Lucky Star segment, because the assistant Shiraishi Minoru is currently climbing Fuji Mountain, he's replaced by Daisuke Ono, the seiyuu of Itsuki Koizumi from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.
In episode 20, when Konata suggests Yutaka Kobayakawa (Konata's cousin) to do a search in the internet for suggestions on what present she would give to her friend, Kagami says that saw this once in Densha Otoko, a popular drama where the otaku protagonist asks suggestions in a forum on how to develop his relationship with the female protagonist.
In episode 20, who is performing the ending sequence alongside Shiraishi Minoru is Fukuhara Kaori, the seiyuu of Tsukasa Hiiragi.
In episode 20, Kagami talks about marimokkori, which is a popular character for toys. A marimokkori is a marimo (green algae ball) in a state of mokkori (male sexual arousal).
In Episode 20 , around 6:50 Kagami reads the manga "Mirai Nikki", while Konata plays a game.
In episode 21, Konata says that there is a wish that says "Konata is my wife." This is a direct reference to the reception of Lucky Star where a plaque was posted up in Washinomiya Shrine that says that exact phrase.
Durring the previews in episode 21, the seiyuu's for "Potato" and "Yukito" are the narrators.
In episode 21,at the school trip to Kyoto, when konata decided which "love fortune slip" ("koi no omikuji") she would take, she has a Newtype flash, a reference to the Universal Century Gundam series.
In episode 21, when Konata and the other girls are visiting Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji, Tsukasa comments with Miyuki that her family's shrine appeared in the news recently, a reference to the japanese media recent reports about the flow of otakus to the real-life settings of the anime.
In Episode 21, also when the girls were visiting Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji, Konata makes a weird comparison with the names of the temples and the game Pokemon, wondering if there aren't other temples around with names based on colors like the Pokemon's game titles.
In episode 21, while Konata and her friends were enjoying the last day in Kyoto, Kagami comments about Kyoto Animation's building appearance, too normal for a well-known animation studio.
In episode 21 around 7:14 when patricia is walking in she briefly hums Yuuchou Sentai Dajare Ranger
In Episode 21, Hiyori gets an idea for her doujinshi as she's going to sleep and bolts up, grabbing a mechanical pencil and bringing it to a standstill right above the paper, very much like Light Yagami in the first episode of Death Note.
In episode 21, Hiyori's room has a poster of Athrun Zala, and Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED) on the wall in her room.
In Episode 21, Konata was trying to convince Kagami to buy a box of Pocky.
In episode 21, Konata and her friends were having their pictures taken around Kyoto. One of the pictures were taken in front of none other than Kyoto Animation's sign (at 17:59)
In episode 21, when the student was left behind and chasing the bus. Konata said "Maetel" as Maetel from Galaxy Express 999, and of course she transformed to Maetel soon after. (at 14:23)
In episode 21, around 12:20, the Dragon Slayer Konata mentions is most likely the sword from Berserk.
In episode 21, when the tour guide made a pun about Nara, Shiraishi laughs and Konata ask, 'koko...warau toko?'. This is a parody of Suzumiya Haruhi, episode 2 (chronologically episode 1) when Kyon said that after Haruhi introduced herself.
In episode 21 during the trip to Kyoto the class visit Toji Temple, where there is a ginat golden statue of Buddha. Konata comments that the statue is the "main body" and the little statues around the big one are the "options." This is a reference to the Gradius video game series (and generally any shoot 'em up, where ships or characters can have an "option" upgrade).
In Episode 21 at roughly 9:15, as the girls enter Kyoto station, Konata muses that the locale is where Iris crashed/entered. The "Iris" in question is the nemesis of Gamera in the 1999 movie "Revenge of Iris/Irys."
In episode 22, when Minami fixes Yuu's collar and Yuu calls her "Onee-sama", it parodies the anime Maria-sama ga Miteru.
In Episode 22, when Kagami and Konata were talking about how more and more light novels were being adapted to anime, the title that Kagami is referring to was most likely Full Metal Panic!, which was adapted from a light novel and has three anime adaptations.
In Episode 22, when Yuu was listening to her MP3 player, she was listening to the song "Mojipittan'' from the ''Mojipittan'' game.
In episode 22 at 7:30 the bonta-kun doll is seen in the bottom left corner again, also seen in episode 4 but it's drawn differently.
In Episode 23, Konata purchases Kahlua Marjoram's character song CD from "Galaxy Angel Rune". Kahlua was, of course, also voiced by Aya Hirano.
In episode 23; the anime Konata is watching meanwhile Tsukaza and Kagami paid her a visit was Gigantic Formula. The song was United Force by Kuribayashi Minami
In episode 23 when Kagami is in Gamers pondering the 'Once in a lifetime chance', she is looking over a pile of Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z Collector's Edition boxes.
In episode 23 (The "Lucky Channel" segment) Yuko Goto that plays Mikuru Asahina in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya makes a cameo appearance.
In episode 23 at around 15:39 you can see a Fate/Stay Night poster in Konata's room
In episode 23, the Japanese musical artists Patricia lists as her favorites are, in order: ORANGE RANGE, CHEMISTRY, SUNEOHAIR, Porno Graffiti, L'Arc~en~Ciel, DEEN, and Nightmare.
In episode 23, it is noticed that Kagami should be tempted by the "PowerPuff Girls! Z" collector box. But it is necessary to add that Emiri Katô (Kagami's Japanese voice) performs Hyper Blossom - one of the three heroines - in that anime...
The phone that Patricia has in episode 24 is the FOMA F903iX HIGH-SPEED
In episode 24 the outfit that Konata is wearing at 14:50 is the outfit Nagato Yuki wears when she was doing fortune tellings at school. Later she also states what Yuki says to one of her costumers.
In episode 24 Konata says that she wants to meet Aya who played Haruhi in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu in person this is ironic because Aya Hirano who played her is also the seiyuu for Konata
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