Naruto: 15 manga references slipped into pop culture works

Over the past 20 years, naruto manga has continued to gain notoriety internationally. It is now about one of the highest-grossing licenses in Japanese history. It’s no surprise, then, that over the years Naruto has been the subject of several tributes in comics, animation series and also, other manga.

#1 Yu-Gi-Oh

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In episode 187 of the anime Yu Gi Ohit is possible to see the characters of Ino, Chôji and Shikamaru (team 10 in naruto) witness a duel between Joey Wheeler and another character who took on the appearance of Yugi’s grandfather.

#2 the Simpsons

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At the very end of simpsons horror show XXV (episode 4 of season 26), we can see the family in different forms: in 3D and disguised as characters from Japanese anime. At the moment, Bart is then dressed as Naruto Uzumaki. As for Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie, they are respectively dressed as Roronoa Zoro from One PieceRangiku Matsumo of BleachMikasa Ackerman of The attack of the Titans and Pikachu from Pokemon.

#3 Ms. Marvel

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In a comic strip Ms.Marvel #5you can see four ninjas wearing a maple leaf on their headband. This is a direct reference to naruto and the headbands worn by the ninjas of Konoha, also known as the “Hidden Leaf Village”.

By observing more closely one of the boxes of this number, we realize that one of the ninjas seems have pupils comparable to those of the Byakugan of the Hyūga clan in narutowith the bottom of the eyes all white and the veins that stand out on the temples.

#4 Pokemon

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In episode 37 (entitled “A Royal Battle at 151!” in VF) of the anime Pokémon Sun and Moon – Ultra Legendstrainer Pikala uses a Pikachu named Bolt during a fight. His singular and recognizable hairstyle is an unmistakable nod to Boruto’s haircut, Naruto Uzumaki’s son.

#5 Jujutsu Kaisen

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In episode 6 (“After the rain” in VF) of the anime Jujutsu Kaisen, when Satoru Gojo trains Itadori to control his dark energy, Yuji thinks he’s about to learn some new techniques. But that will ultimately not be the case! The young man will then be very disappointed not being able to throw Kamehameha or Rasengan, Naruto’s favorite technique.

#6 Deadpool

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In a passage from Deadpool Team-Up, Vol.1 #886the superhero Dead Pool confronts a villain and launches a line borrowed from Naruto. He explains that his dream is to be recognized, one day, by all the members of a village as Hokage (the head of Konoha village in naruto).

#7 South Park

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In episode 277 (“Nothing will ever be the same again” in VF) of South Park, Sheila Broflovski takes a look at Ike’s browsing history. Vigilant fans may have noticed that the young boy looked naruto on Crunchyroll, as of November 26, 2016.

#8 Ben 10

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Towards the end of episode 4 of season 3 (entitled “Merry Christmas” in VF) of Ben 10we can see three children who appear to be dressed and styled exactly like the members of Team Ebisu (composed of Moegi, Konohamaru and Udon).

#9 Assassination Classroom

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In episode 6 ofAssassination Classroomas Korosensei prepares Terasaka for the semester, he puts on a Konoha headband to symbolize the fact that he was not good at multiple subjects, much like Naruto at the Academy. Later, in episode 15 of the anime, we will see him again with this same blindfold just before the final exam.

#10 Great Sounds

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In the first issue of the DC comic book series Great Sounds, Damian sneaks into Jon Kent’s house in the middle of the night. When he reaches the boy’s room, we can see the presence of a poster with the image of Naruto stuck on the wall.

#11 the cleveland show

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In the final episode of season 2 (entitled “It’s heating up with Cocoa Bang Bang” in VF) of The Cleveland Show, Cleveland Jr. and his family attend Comic Con. After being refused entry to a convention event, they find themselves in front of a queue where appears at the very end, two cosplayers dressed as Chewbacca and Naruto.

#12 Football 2 street

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In episode 3 of season 2 (entitled “Les Irréductibles”) of Football 2 Street, several characters from Japanese anime make an appearance. Among other things, one can see the field presence of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura from Team 7.

#13 One Piece

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In chapter 766 of volume 77 of One Piece, manga creator Eiichiro Oda paid tribute to Masashi Kishimoto by editing a cover page to celebrate the end of the Naruto manga. On the illustration, we can see Nami dressed in a dress with patterns mixing the symbol of Konoha and the distinctive sign of the Akatsuki, Naruto eating behind her, a fox representing Kyûbi and Luffy swallowing a bowl of ramen ( Naruto’s favorite dish).

#14 Adventure Time

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In episode 11 of season 2 (entitled “The Ice Blades” in VF) ofAdventure TimeJake and Finn fight using ninja techniques. They use signs, called “mudrâ” in naruto, to launch attacks like Multi Cloning, one of our ninja hero’s favorite techniques.

#15 GINTAMA

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anime Gintama has slipped many nods to Naruto throughout its plot. Gintoki seems to be an avid fan of the manga, as all these references to the characters, their lines, ninja techniques and Masashi Kishimoto’s manga story can attest.

That brings us to the end of this article. So, which reference do you find the most pleasant of all? Tell us in the comments section. Then continue reading with this top 7 of the most classy nicknames of the manga according to the fans.