During an eye exam in High School Girls, one of the characters is trying to memorize the column of symbols which is suspiciously similar to the legendary Konami cheat code.
I know it's missing the final part, but the character does say "Left, Right" after the initial "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right". Of course, the rest of it can't be said for obvious reasons...
April 23, 2006 / yoicks
The first pic on the left, from NANA, made me feel a bit uneasy because I immediately thought of several threads on 4chan about "TRAPS" (guys who look like girls). I haven't seen or read much of NANA, so I'll be cautious for now. You have to be careful with anime these days since so many guys look like girls. It reminds me of my traumatic experience with Five Star Stories...
The second pic, from Tantei Gakuen Q, is interesting enough in the fact that the "Windows" book is properly spelled, but the title of the row of books to the left say "PASOCON Girl". I did a search and came up with the following page about Kouda Mariko. The title appears under the "SHOW" section near the bottom. Curious...
April 16, 2006 / wadi
The "Welcom ToNigtmare" text from Air Gear manages to slightly amuse me because butchering the English language is one of my many hobbies.
The fun doesn't stop there. We have to first take a look at some other signs from School Rumble and Yumeria, respectively. Given the curious items for sale in Japan, I wouldn't be too surprised if they actually did have a store that sold people named Ty.
April 9, 2006 / vomitory
Since I'm not much into sports, I can't really ID the people in the first picture from Canvas2, so I thought some of the readers of my site might have fun trying to figure it out...
Finally, in Galaxy Angel TV: Season 4, I was surprised to see that after a billion episodes of spelling "EXIT" right, they butcher the letter "E". Of course, the quality in the animation started to drop a bit during the last season, and proper use of English letters is usually the first thing to suffer as a result.
April 2, 2006 / seiche
Inconsistent frames in anime appear from time to time, and the first two pics from Peach Girl seemed like the usual slight oversight on the part of the animators. Then I asked myself, "Could an anime of this caliber really make such a simple mistake?" The answer was obviously "no", so I first theorized that the disappearing heart subtly symbolizes Momo's feelings. Given the complicated nature of the relationships in this series, it's necessary to provide hints about the emotions of certain characters to prevent confusion on the part of the viewers.
Speaking of subtle hints, a curious sign appeared in Capeta. "ride a blak bird" first made think of the famous SR-71 Blackbird (one of my favorite planes), but I think it actually refers to the Honda Blackbird since the show is about racing. If the animators really did mean to refer to the supersonic jet, that would be pretty cool...