Joshiraku (TV)

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Snoopy is the pixelated character at 16:46 in ep 1.

In ep 1, when the girls are talking about what they usually eat, there is a reference to "Tweeting" via Twitter.

In ep 1, during the restaurant scene, the third outfit that is shown is Saori Makishima's out fit from the anime Oreimo.

In ep 4 at 7:08 Kang Jun-sang from Winter Sonata is on screen.

In ep 4 at 8:50 Gankyō Kūrubiyūtei pokes the tip of a Meiji Apollo Chocolate Strawberry candy.

In ep 4 at 9:41 Marī Buratei is dressed as a Japanese yankee.

In ep 5 at 9:20 the girls talk about director Hayao Miyazaki. In the background is My Neighbor Totoro's Mei Kusakabe.

In ep 5 at 9:24 the girls talk about director Hayao Miyazaki. In the background is an Ohmu from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

In ep 5 at 9:32 Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle is mentioned.

In ep 6 at 6:36-6:49 a reference is made to K-on.

In ep 6 at 18:20 student council presidents are shown from various different animes. From left to right: Kanade Jinguuji from Best Student Council, Manami Amamiya from Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight, Ritsuko Kübel Kettenkrad from Kujibiki Unbalance, and Medaka Kurokami from Medaka Box

In ep 6 at 21:59 the anime Level E is mentioned

In ep 6 at 21:41 President Obama is mentioned.

In ep 7, Dragon Ball Z references are being made, referencing the scouter and a power level.

In eo 8 at 18:32 & 18:36 there are Totoro references.

In ep 9 at 2:00 the background has evil versions of Disney's Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald.

In ep 9 at 3:38 the silhouetted character is Anpanman.

In ep 9 at 4:20 the green snack box on the floor is from Crayon Shin chan. It's called chocobi.

In ep 9 at 11:02 the tiled figure is Doraemon.

In ep 10 at 3:32-3:44 the girls imitate Mickey Mouse's voice.

In ep 10 at 5:47 Marii mentions the manga Peach girl. It's about a girl with tan skin and her troubles with love and her classmates.

In ep 10 at 5:49 Kigurumi mentions Princess Peach from the Mario franchise.

In ep 10 at 5:50 Kukuru mentions Wedding Peach a 1995 magical girl anime.

In ep 10 at 7:38 the girls form a death metal band. Marri states that the girls, "look like the evil counterparts of a certain light music club". The club is Afterschool Tea Time from K-on.

In ep 10 at 8:35 Luffy's hat from OnePiece is on the cover of Shonen Jump.

In ep 10 at 8:45 the anime Blu-Ray is Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

In ep 13 at 4:24 the girls wait for the Winnie the Pooh ride in Disneyland Tokyo. It's way cooler than the other versions thus the wait is extremely long. Christopher Robin and Tigger can be seen in the giant book. Kigu rides in a Honey pot and they play the same music as the ride.

In ep 13 at 4:39 Iriitate Anoingu makes a reference to Cirque du Soleil.

In ep 13 at 4:47 Anoingu references the Hollywood remake movies of Super Mario Bros, Dragonball, and Godzilla.

In ep 13 at 5:13 there is a package labeled green juice. This is a reference to ao jiru, a health drink aimed at the elderly.

In episode 1, the background character at 18:02 is likely to be Chiri Kitsu from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei judging from her hair style and the hoe.

In episode 1, from 21:49 to 22:10, the characters' yell towards the sea in different directions refer to issues between Japan and its neighboring countries; (i) "return our land" towards the North refers to Northern Territories Dispute between Japan and Russia; (ii) "return our people" towards the Northwest refers to abductions of Japanese people by the North Korean government in late 1970s; (iii) "return our technology" towards the West refers to the emergence of South Korea as Japanese major rival in the manufacturing sector (hence the perceived loss of technology); (iv) "return our submarine resources" towards the Southwest refers to Japan-China offshore gas field dispute; and finally (v) "return our money" is directed obviously towards the Japanese government represented by the National Diet Building symbol.

In episode 2, two of the uniforms hung up at 14:15 are from two different Dengeki Bunko based anime. The red one on the left is from Toradora, while the one with the olive green collar and yellow ribbon 2 over to the right is from Shakugan no Shana.

In episode 2, when the girls are talking about getting a Mac with a coupon, Ronald McDonald appears with his famous theme jingle.

In episode 2, when Kukuru is thinking about her imaginary baby names, she considers the name "Pretty Cure", written in completely different kanji from the original. This is of course a reference to the "Pretty Cure" series.

In episode 3, the exploding watermelon (from 21:55 to 22:08) is probably a parody of a similar issue faced by farmers in China recently.

In episode 4, Kigurumi says that it's annoying when all the siblings are wearing glasses. The example that comes up behind her is Nozomu Itoshiki and his siblings from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.

In episode 4, in the crowd of cosplayers, you can see Saito, Siesta, Henrietta, Julio, Tabitha, Kirche, Guiche and Kukuru from Zero no Tsukaima, Kuroko, Touma, Mikoto and Index from To Aru Majutsu no Index, all members of the main team from Milky Holmes, Mei from Another, Haruka and Aoi from Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel, Taiga, Ryuuji, Keisaku and old-man-dressed Minori from Toradora, Mimi from Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama Tachi, and Aria from Aria: The Scarlet Ammo.

In episode 4, the sihlouette on the moon Kukuru makes is a reference to Sazae-san.

"In episode 4", In the crowd of cosplayers, you can see other characters: Oribe Yasuna, Sonya and Agiri of Kill me Baby!, Hatsune Miku, Cthulhu (Kuuko) of Nyaruko-san, Godzilla, stars of "The Rose of Versailles" and Miyuki Takara from Lucky Star

In episode 4, the scenes from 7:18 to 7:41 might have made reference to Kim Jong II judging from the initial Northwest arrow as used in episode 1 (21:53) to refer to North Korea.

In episode 6, there is a reference to AKB48 General Election at 17:48.

In episode 6, at 18:57, the character at the top row, middle column is Joshiraku author's assistant Maeda-kun (MAEDAX) who often makes cameo appearance in the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series.

In episode 7, "His Excellency Rozen" at 10:31 refers to Tarō Asō, the 92nd Prime Minister of Japan, who earned the nickname after being spotted reading the Rozen Maiden manga.

In episode 8, at 3:53, the five-syllable and two-syllable characters at the background refer to Kohji Kumeta (author of Joshiraku) and Yasu (illustrator of Joshiraku) respectively.

In episode 9, when Kigurumi changes her hairstyle, Marii comments that there was another character that had a similar one, and a silhouette of Nozomi Yumehara/Cure Dream from Yes! Pretty Cure 5 appeared.

In episode 9, when the girls are talking about animals, Kukuru mentions polar bears, and the character who comes up in the background is, of course, Shirokuma from Shirokuma Cafe.

In episode 9, the cast of Fairy Tail can be seen on the cover of the Shonen Jump.

In episode 9, some of the contestants in the beauty contest are Tsubasa from Bakemonogatari, Chiyo from Azumanga Daioh, Kyon's Sister from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, and Last Order from To Aru Majutsu no Index.

In episode 9, the girls cosplayed as Momoiro Clover Z for their idol debut.

In episode 9, the appearance of butterflies between 21:28 and 22:09 are probably a reference to The Butterfly Dream by Zhuangzi.

In episode 10, when the girls are referencing different Jack mascots, Jack O'Lantern from the Persona series pops up first, and then Jack Frost from the Shin Megami Tensei and Snowboard Kids series (both owned by Atlus games).

In episode 10, as the American national anthem plays in the background, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln appear.

In episode 10, when talking about the word peach, both the manga Peach Girl and anime Love Legend Wedding Peach are mentioned.

In episode 10, after the girls finish their band performance, Kukuru is disappointed that they can't be a band anymore, and says, "I was hoping we could go to England...". This is a reference to the K-ON! movie when the light music band went to England.

In episode 10, the DVD Gankyou gives Marii is a DVD of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

In episode 10, the Blu-ray Marii gives Kigurumi is a parody of Madoka Magica with an evil Kyuubei on the front.

In episode 10, the music that appears in place of the alert sound on the cellphone is the fear theme from Psycho. Jason from Friday the 13th is also mentioned.

In episode 10, Krauser from Detroit Metal City is mentioned (and also the anime)

In episode 10, the story line from 8:25 to 9:08 refers to the Japanese folk tale "Straw Millionaire."

In episode 13, as the girls were walking through Akihabara, a poster of Joshiraku appeared on the building. This is a recreation, as there was actually a building-size poster of Joshiraku on a building during Joshiraku's run.

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