South Park's Ike Watches Naruto on Crunchyroll, Googles Yuri!!! on Ice
posted on 2016-12-08 20:45 EST by Jennifer Sherman
The American adult animated series South Park has been referencing Japanese culture and anime for years. The television show parodied the theme song from Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro in 2010, Kenny transformed into a Japanese princess in 2013, and the series featured a yaoi episode last year. The long-running show's latest anime reference involves the character Ike Broflovski.
In the latest episode, the character's mom goes online to check Ike's browser history. Vigilant fans noticed entries related to anime as Ike's mom quickly scrolls down the page. Ike apparently checked out Naruto on Crunchyroll on November 26. He also Googled Yuri!!! on Ice the day before.
Crunchyroll took notice of the references and tweeted a video about the episode on Thursday:
Yuri!!! On ICE and Crunchyroll.....in South Park??!? pic.twitter.com/edgsKzo4CE— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) December 8, 2016
Twitter user Andrew Link also captured a screenshot of the moment when the anime appear in Ike's browser history:
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Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.