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Yuri!!! on Ice's JJ Flashback Responds to South Park's Reference

posted on 2016-12-21 23:45 EST by Jennifer Sherman

Yuri!!! on Ice premiered its final episode on Wednesday, and fans already noticed an apparent hidden homage to South Park. In a flashback, a young version of the Canadian skater Jean-Jacques "JJ" Leroy appears to wear a winter outfit inspired by the character Eric Cartman's signature look. Young JJ wears a blue and yellow hat, yellow gloves, red coat, and brown pants that are very similar to Cartman's. Twitter user @ksoyaji_ posted an image of JJ's outfit:

The American adult animated series included a reference to Yuri!!! on Ice earlier this month when the character Ike Broflovski Googled the show. The episode also referenced Naruto and Crunchyroll, and the streaming service Tweeted a video about it:

South Park has a long history of referencing Japanese culture and anime. If Yuri!!! on Ice's final teaser message "See You NEXT LEVEL" is hinting at a sequel, the anime may have more chances to return the favor in the future.


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