Death Note/Shout-Out

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • In the manga Light's friends at school speculate that the work of Kira is being done by "some superhero brigade, like X-Men or something." (Yeah, and this (and the Kira fansites) doesn't go to his head at all...)
  • In Volume 3 of the manga Light buys some apples at a produce stand with the address NCC-1701.
  • In Another Note Mello makes a snarky reference to Holden Caulfield when he can't keep up the narrative tone he started with.
  • Among Near's toys are Godzilla and Optimus Prime lookalikes.
    • He also has a few toys that look like LEGO figurines.
  • Near can be seen on the back of a volume cover playing with a toy model of Thunderbirds 2. F.A.B, right?
  • In the manga Roger Ruvie the head of Whammy's House is referred to as "Mr. Rogers."
  • How To Read cites The Matrix and Edward Scissorhands as inspiration for some of the character designs.
    • Proven by the uncanny resemblance Yotsuba Eight member Ooi bears to Morpheus of The Matrix series.
  • When Misa agrees to help bring down the Yotsuba Kira:

Misa: With all our powers combined, we'll arrest Kira! {{[[[Sailor Moon]] two fingers to forehead}}]

  • can't forget...
  • When Misa sends her fake Kira diary to lure Light to Aoyama, one fake entry reads "Read Jump for the first time in ages. Reading it all in one go was fun." And what magazine originally ran Death Note? Yep. Shonen Jump.
  • The spin-off novel Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Serial Murder Case has a character make several Fan Boy-ish remarks about Akazukin Chacha. This almost results in a Weird Al Effect of sorts.