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Mafty
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Daicon IV

Post by Mafty » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:23 pm

Okay I'm not sure how well known this is but Daicon IV was a convention in the 80's that the group that would ultimately form Gainax did an animated opening for. The opening contains numerous references to both American and Japanese pop culture. So I was wondering if there was anyone out there who was a fan of older anime that knew what some of the references were? I can recognize Gundam, Macross, and Space Battleship Yamatao in the anime section, but some I can't figure out...

There's a frame that show a large bird stuck in glass (or maybe ice?) falling over outside a restaurant

A large creature with several eyes in a UFO

A man and a woman in what looks like future samurai costumes eating rice balls

and a glowing flying sword

Does anyone get the references?

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