Category: Trivia Tidbits

Video Game References in Manga

Manga, anime, and video games are intrinsically tried as Japanese pop culture, so it makes sense that they’d often cross

The Last Place You’d Expect to Hear SNES Music

Retro game music isn’t too common in live action media. Usually it’s either diegetic or punctuating a joke, and even

The Thousand Arms Dating Advice Columns of the 1999 Atlus Website

Thousand Arms is a 1998 JRPG from Atlus where you can date various female characters to improve your strength. While

The Ridiculous Chronology of the River City/Kunio-kun Series

We’re finishing up HG101 Presents The Guide to Beat-Em-Ups Vol. 1, which focuses on the works of Technos, Capcom, and

Nier Status Messages

One of the many things that makes Nier great are the PSN* status messages.  The terrible thing is one actually playing

The Hidden Husband of Black/Matrix

The world of Flight-Plan’s SRPG Black/Matrix is like an inverted version of Christianity – the seven deadly sins are considered

Cross-Series Cameo: Adol in Lunar: The Silver Star

Video game publishers occasionally cross-reference competitors titles in cheeky ways, though sometimes have to be done subtly to avoid copyright

The Three Great She-Devils of Square

Among the Japanese RPG fanbase, there’s a specific term for a set of female characters largely disliked by the audience:

The Tale of Oeilvert – Final Fantasy’s Forgotten Heroine

One of the big appeals of Final Fantasy IX was the way it appealed to the nostalgia of longtime series

Primordial Pauline: How Did Mario’s First Girlfriend Get Her Name?

The story of how Mario got his name is fairly well known – in the original Japanese arcade release of Donkey

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