Can anybody give me a complete reference to all anime whose titles, artists and/or lines were referenced in the Bakuman series? It would also be great if you could let me know when they were mentioned. External sources will be appreciated too.

  • Are you asking about only real anime, like Naruto and One Piece, or are you asking about all anime, including Otter 11 and Crow?
    – Nolonar
    Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 13:00
  • Yes the real animes! The ones i can read and watch!@Nolonar Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 13:10
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    The TV Tropes page for Bakuman has a sizable list of references under the "Shout-Out" entry, many with links to the specific instance. Many of the referenced anime/manga hail from Shonen Jump, including Death Note, Dragon Ball, and One Piece. A complete reference chart may be difficult to find or compile without significant effort. Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 7:53

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In the Manga Bakuman has references to several other works from time to time

  • One Piece
  • Bleach
  • Naruto
  • DragonBall
  • Touch
  • To Love ru
  • Enigma
  • Sakigake Otokojuku
  • Kimi ni Todoke
  • Death Note
  • Gintama
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Star of the Giants
  • Ai and Makoto
  • Doraemon
  • Slam Dunk
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Ashita no Joe

There are some missing in the list I will add those once I find out

  • To Love Ru (A discussion between the protagonists and fellow mangakas about this ecchi manga and how it was targeted at boys)
  • Death Note (Mentioned while talking about successful manga)
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
  • One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
  • Bleach by Tite Kubo
  • Slam Dunk: A manga about basketball (brought up when the protagonists are talking about their favourite manga)
  • Ashita no Joe: A manga about boxing (brought up when the protagonists are talking about their inspiration/their favourite manga),
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Dragon Ball Z (Name is brought up from time to time)

They may have referenced a few other anime but these are the ones that came up the most.

  • Ashita no Joe
  • One Piece
  • Bleach
  • Naruto
  • Dragon Ball
  • Gintama
  • Beet the Vandel Buster
  • Star of the Giants
  • Death Note
  • The Qualifications of a Man (Ikki Kajiwara)
  • Father's Soul / Soul of the Father (Kaizuka Hiroshi)
  • KochiKame
  • Hikaru no Go
  • Kamen Rider
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Flower Angel TenTen
  • Beelzebub
  • Yoroshiku Mechadock
  • To Love Ru
  • Nura: The Rise of the Yokai Clan / Nurarihyon
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku
  • Dr. Slump
  • Gatchaman (1972)
  • Doraemon
  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
  • Dai's Big Adventure (Dragon Quest)
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Touch
  • Ai to Makoto
  • Kimi n Todoke
  • Boys Over Flowers
  • Nodame Cantabile
  • Ichigo 100%
  • Anedoki
  • Hatsukoi Limited
  • Kikaider (Shotaro Ishinomori)
  • Secret Squad Goranger
  • Transforming Ninja Arashi
  • Robot Cop
  • Lupin the 3rd
  • Phoenix (Osamu Tezuka)
  • The Rose of Versailles
  • Glass Mask
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Demonic Detective Neuro Nougami
  • Toriko
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!

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