Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! episode 3 parodies, references, notes


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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 3.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 nippon fukashi banashi

“Nihon Fukashi Banashi” (literally, “Japan Exaggerated Stories”) is a parody of Furusato Saisei: Nippon no Mukashi Banashi / Hometown Rebuilding: Folktales from Japan.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 peach defeated the ogres

The story of the hero Peach defeating the ogres is a parody of the Momotarou story, in which, Momotarou (literally, “Peach Tarou“) who was born out of a peach, defeats oni creatures. Pauline’s mention the animals being added to his party are also from the Momotarou story.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 goburinjaa

“Goblinger” is a parody combining “goblin” and “ranger”, where ranger refers to various Tokusatsu heroes who are known as rangers.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 colosseum

The battlefield stadium appears to resemble the Flavian Amphitheatre or Colosseum. 

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 gangan ikou ze inochi daiji ne DQ4

Mile suggested to her party to not “gangan ikou ze” (literally, “let’s go hard” and translated as “Just go for it!”) and instead “inochi daiji ni” (roughly, “(treat) life preciously” and translated as “Go carefully”). The two suggestions were 2 of the possible “tactics” the player can choose for their AI comrades to follow in the game Dragon Quest 4.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 soccer referee

The black and white stripes uniform worn by the umpire resembles that of a common uniform for soccer referees.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 Yamcha soukidan

Mile’s use of the index and middle finger with other fingers folded to control the trajectory of the energy beam is the same way the character Yamucha (Yamcha) in the manga Dragonball controlled his ability the “Soukidan“.

Watashi Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne 03 mix of rangers and 3 kingdoms

The various poses in the “Crimson Vow” were similar to those of Super Sentai ranger poses and the exploding colored smoke behind them is the same as in the Super Sentai, while the “Crimson Vow / Akaki Chikai“, itself, was a parody of the “Oath of the Peach Garden / Tou En no Chikai“, the vow between Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei to become sworn brothers. In particular, the way they say the vow and the part of them being born in different times resembled that of the original vow.

Screenshot credits: ©FUNA・亜方逸樹/アース・スター エンターテイメント/のうきん製作委員会

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