Got a bit wierded out today as I watched a Kanye West video, the song "Touch The Sky". I don't typically watch hip-hop videos, or any music videos, for that matter, but it was on, and I didn't have much else to do. I though I heard something rather interesting. To see if I was correct, I checked out a lyrics site, and lo and behold-
"Yes, yes, yes guess who's on third?
Lupe still like Lupin the Third."
Now, if I'm wrong, and there is a Lupin III other than the loveable Monkey Punch creation, please do correct me. But there are none others that I know of.
There's also the episode of Robot Chicken, the (AWESOME) clay-mation Adult Swim show made up of short skits, that caught my interest. If I remember right, a guy is standing behind a red motocycle yelling out "TETSUOOOOOO!!!". Now, I've never seen Akira, but the name rather rings a bell.
There are also the countless times shows like YuGiOh, Dragonball Z, and Pokemon have been referenced on children's shows over here, not to mention other comedy shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, and South Park (Chinpokomon, anyone?). Then there are the countless cartoons coming out over here in the anime style, some good (Avatar) some… not so good (Super Team Hyper Monkey whatever-the-crap-it-is.)
I don't know, I just found it interesting how for so long American culture has influenced Japan's, and (for now at least) it's the other way around. Anyone else have any interesting examples?
And sorry if this should go in "Other Manga/Anime", I wasn't sure...