5 Absurd and Hilarious References in Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan

5 Referensi Ngawur dan Kocak di Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan

Besides having absurd comedy about deer, the anime Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan It turns out to have several quite well-known pop culture references such as games, tokusatsu, and manga.

What are the pop culture references in this anime?

1. The display when the player character dies from a soulslike genre game

Parody scene of player death in souls game - Shikanoko Nokonoko KoshitantanParody scene of player death in the game souls (Doc. Wit Studio / Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan)

In the opening song, there is a scene where Koshi and a deer face each other and launch attacks at the same time.

Well, unfortunately, Koshi lost the attack until the screen display that usually appears when a game character dies in the game was shown. Only the writing was changed to You Deer.

Well, the model itself apparently takes references from games of the genre soullike like Dark Souls, Elden Ring, And Bloodborne.

2. Mikey character from Tokyo Revengers

Mikey's silhouette in Koshi's past - Shikanoko Nokonoko KoshitantanMikey’s silhouette in Koshi’s past (Doc. Wit Studio / Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan)

As we know, Koshi is known as a perfect girl in every way.

However, he has a secret where he was once a school bully. Funnily enough, the reason he fell on the road was because of…hallucination shounen manga reading.

Well, the reading that Koshi himself meant refers to the manga. Tokyo Revengers because there was Mikey’s silhouette that was shown in the girl’s monologue.

3. Ultraman’s red light flashes

Noko's horns emit red light - Shikanoko Nokonoko KoshitantanNoko’s horns emit red light (Doc. Wit Studio / Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan)

After being successfully brought down, Noko magically calls Koshi a thug girl.

Koshi was of course shocked because all this time he had been hiding the secret from everyone.

The reason why Noko could know by herself was also quite ridiculous, just because her horns were vibrating.

Well, when shown, Noko’s horns flash red light like Ultraman’s chest light which usually lights up when he starts running out of time.

4. Dai-Shocker from Kamen Rider

Parody of the Dai Shocker organization - Shikanoko Nokonoko KoshitantanParody of the Dai Shocker organization (Doc. Wit Studio / Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan)

This reference appears when Koshi tries to make an absurd hypothesis about Noko’s identity.

When identifying the deer girl, Koshi had mentioned a criminal from an organization. Well, at that time, we can see Noko with several subordinates wearing the uniform of the Dai-Shocker organization.

This organization itself is quite well-known among fans. Kamen Rider because he was the main enemy in the movie Kamen Rider Decade.

5. Hajime’s name is mentioned by Koshi from the series The Kindaichi Case Files

Hajime's name that Koshi mentioned when he found Noko hanging from an electric pole - Shikanoko Nokonoko KoshitantanHajime’s name that Koshi mentioned when he found Noko hanging from an electric pole (Doc. Wit Studio / Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan)

This reference comes when Koshi is panicking and trying to call for help when he sees Noko hanging.

Surprisingly, Koshi mentioned Hajime’s name. Well, apparently the girl didn’t just mention it because the name is the main protagonist of the series. The Kindaichi Case Files, Hajime Kindaichi.

Hajime himself is famous as a young detective who often solves criminal cases thanks to his relatively high IQ level.

This suspicion is getting stronger, considering that both manga are published by the same publisher, Kodansha.Tokyo Revengers.

That’s the list of references pop culture famous in anime Shikanoko Nokonoko Koshitantan.

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