Anime References At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics
According to him, it was also hard to find local talents who are experienced in voicing anime characters and can sing and speak fluent Japanese at the same time. That being said though, they do plan to have their characters dubbed in English and Mandarin later in the future. Yare Yare is a very commonly used phrase that means ‘good grief.’ Of course, you’re thinking of Joutaro when I say Yare Yare, but this is NOT a Jojo reference. In Saiki Kusuo no Sainan, Saiki Kusuo’s catchphrase is Yare Yare too. Because just one Jojo reference would leave the list rather dry. Even within anime like Saiki Kusuo no Sainan and Gintama, Jojo references are extremely common to find.
Overwatch, in the seasonal event, Overwatch Year of the Rooster, the characters Winston, Roadhog, Reinhardt and Zenyatta are given alternate outfits that makes them look like Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing and Xuanzang. Summoner’s War has a monster named Monkey King, the fire version becomes Wukong when awakened. Mark Salzman’s second book The Laughing Sutra partially re-imagines the Journey to the West in the context of late 20th century Chinese history. A young man, Hsun-ching, sets out to recover a lost sutra and gains a strange-looking companion, ″the colonel″, who claims extremely long life and carries a metal staff. Stories of the Monkey King and Chinese heroes are referenced throughout.
The 25-year-old rapper mixes in references to a litany of cartoons and animated films in his music. To be able to tie such pop culture mainstays as Dragon Ball Z and Family Guy into his work is impressive, and Ski Mask does it with regularity to the point it’s expected from him. With XXL’s well-documented history with Ski Mask, we decided to highlight the many times he shows love to cartoons and animated films in his bars. Drake is a fan of Netflix shows like Stranger Things, Ozark, and the soon-to-be rebooted London crime drama Top Boy, but is he spending time on CrunchyRoll, too?
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang features the legend of the Monkey King throughout the book. He uses the story of the Monkey King’s quest to become equal to a god to parallel the feelings of the main character, a Chinese immigrant, who is struggling to fit into American society. RWBY, a web-series created by Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth, has a character named Sun Wukong who is inspired by his namesake form Journey to the West. Wu Cheng’en and Journey to the West, a 2010 Chinese television series which tells the story of Wu Cheng’en and his inspiration for writing the novel.
During the 3rd set of the Japan vs Venezuela Men’s Volleyball event, Japan’s powerhouse spiker Yuji Nishida with his impressive vertical jump delivered a powerful spike to bring Japan’s lead over Venezuela to 9-6. After the amazing performance, the tunes of the first opening of Haikyuu!! – SPYAIR’s Imagination – began to play throughout the Ariake Arena. For a moment, the intense volleyball match felt like an episode from Haikyuu!!
Also, in the opening animation there is a quick shot of Yao’s father behind his desk wearing white gloves in a Gendo Pose. During the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, in episode 16 during the Endless Summer arc, Kyon mentions “Now I know how Zero-gouki felt after being hit by a beam.” after coming back from the part-time job. In episode 11 of the second season, Kyon asks a question to Haruhi concerning Mikuru’s outfit. Also in episode 13 in the second season , Kyon is filming Yuki and Mikuru wrestling on the ground and says “Target in the center” like Shinji does in the beginning of Episode 03.