Parodies, references and notes explanations for Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! / Didn`t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! episode 12.
Time stamps are approximate
1;38 On the bookshelf on the left is the anime figure of Tanya von Degurechaff from Youjo Senki / The Saga of Tanya the Evil.
2:00 – Mile mentions a “Saisho Ningen Gyarutoruzu” (literally “First Human Gyarutoruzu”) which is a parody of the manga title “Hajimete Ningen Gyaatoruzu” (English “First Human Giatrus”). The caveman-like stone axe is reference to the caveman setting in the Gyaautoruzu / Giatrus manga.
2:17 Mile’s past life’s mother mentions the “joshi kousei kuchikamizake” (literally “girl high school student mouth chew sake“) and “Yuu no Na wa.”. “Yuu no Na wa.” is a parody of the anime film title “Kimi no Na wa.” (English “Your Name.”) (the full stop is part of the title). “Yuu no” is literally the English “You” followed by “no” the Japanese particle which acts like an “apostrophe s” denoting possession, so “Your Name.” is a correct translation which incidentally turns out to be the exact same was the English title of the film. In the film, a kuchikamisake was made by a high school girl.
3:43 The two girls mention the group being called the “Wonder Four” and that they get dragged around by the leader-like girl. “Wonder Four” is a parody of the manga title “Wonder 3 / The Amazing 3” and their situation resembles that of the group of 3 from the manga: Bokko / Bonnie, Nokko / Ronnie and Pukko / Zero.
5:46 The Mile persona can be seen with her head bandaged while the 2 other personas say “Yamero. Yamerun da mile(seven). Kondo koso hontou ni shinde shimaun da(zo)”. The scene is a parody of a scene from the Ultra Seven TV series. The scene plays out almost identically with the same angle and camera pan zoom effect. The character Seven also had their head bandaged, like Mile, due to an injury being and was told to stop by another persona of himself with the same pose. The line said by Mile’s other personas is “Yamero. Yamerun da Mile. Kondo koso hontou ni shinde shimau zo!” (roughly “Stop! Stop, Mile. This time for sure, (you) will end up dying!”) which is a parody of the line “Yamero. Yamerun da Sebun. Kondo koso hontou ni shinde shimaun da!” (roughly “Stop! Stop, Seven. This time for sure, (you) will end up dying!”) from the original. The Schumann Piano Concerto, in A minor, Opus 54 Mile mentions is the background music that played in that scene in Ultra Seven.
8:13 Mile’s pose and beam from her hand attack is the reigan from the manga Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho. At 9:20, she even says “rei” (spirit) before interrupting herself to say “maggan” (magic gun).
8:21 Mile’s lines about the dragon’s cause of defeat are a parody of the lines said by Kujou Joutarou from the manga Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken / JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The original line was “”temee no haiin wa tatta hitotsu da ze Dio tatta hitotsu na shinpuru na kotae da temee wa ore wo okoraseta” (roughly “Your cause of defeat was only 1 thing, Dio, just 1 simple answer: you made me angry.”) and what Mile said was “anata no haiin wa tatta hitotsu tatta hitotsu na shinpuru na kotae desu anata wa watashi wo okoraseta” (roughly “Your cause of defeat was only 1 thing, just 1 simple answer: you made me angry.”). Besides the part mentioning Dio, the only other differences between the lines were the pronouns for “you” (“temee” and “anata“) and “I” (“ore” and “watashi“) and “da” and “desu“.
8:34 The barrier used by Mile and the pose she uses to put up the barrier is the same as the Zetton Barrier used by the kaijuu Zetton from the TV series Ultraman.
10:10 The shield put up by the dragons which looks like layers of semi-transparent coloured octagons is a parody of the A.T. Field from the anime Shinseki Evangelion / Neon Genesis Evangelion.
11:18 Mile says “hontou wa faia ransu dakedo koryuu ga kuyashigaru nara sou itte ageru” (roughly “in truth, it was fire lance but if the elder dragon will feel bitter, (I) will say it like that“) which is a parody of the line “hontou wa chigau kedo Kaazu ga kuyashigaru naru kou itte yaru ze!” (roughly “in truth, it’s not but if Kars will feel bitter, (I) will say it like this!”) said by Joseph Joestar from JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken / JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
12:10 Mile says “maryoku juuten hyaku nijuu paasento” (roughly “magic power charge: 120%”) which is a parody of the line “enerugii juuten hyaku nijuu paasento” (roughly “energy charge: 120%”) from the anime Uchuu Senkan Yamato / Space Battleship Yamato.
13:06 Mile says “koryuu wa kyouteki deshita ne” (roughly “the elder dragon(s) were tough enemies, weren’t they?) which is probably a parody of the line “iyaa oobaadebiru wa kyouteki deshita ne” (roughly “Why, Overdevil was a tough enemy, wasn’t it?”) said by Mist Rex from the game Super Robotto Taisen K / Super Robot Wars K.
17:32 Nano says “kimitsu jikou desu” (literally “classified matters”) which is the same line said by Asahina Mikuru from the Suzumiya Haruhi light novel series.
18:32 Mile says “kami-sama ga inai sekai” (literally “a world without God”) which may be a parody of “Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyoubi / Sunday Without God“, the title of the light novel series and the line said within the story.
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