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Niiyama Niko seems to be a character that's inspired by Kill la Kill's Mankanshoku Mako (behavior) and Harime Nui (appearance).

Tenga Hajime seems to be a dumber version of Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Are there any other referances/homages to be found in Kiznaiver? For example, maybe something from Little Witch Academia?

FYI: Kill la Kill, Kiznaiver, and Little Witch Academia are produced by Trigger, which was founded by members of Gainax, which produced Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Niiyama Niko

Mako: the gif I actually wanted to post
Mankanshoku Mako

Harime Nui
Harime Nui

Tenga Hajime


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    There are no "cameos" in character design, but there are character archetypes. One of Kiznaiver's character designers worked as an Animation Director and animator on Kill la Kill, and an animator on Little Witch Academia. It's not at all surprising to bring over styles that you are familiar with tho other productions, especially did the designs were well received. – кяαzєя May 23 '16 at 7:14

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