Sign (Panel 1)
The sign says "Kincho", a brand of mosquito incense.
Chapter 280 btw
MomoClo is short for Momoiro Clover, a girl idol group. Akarin is Akari Hayami, one of the early members of the group.
>"The Love Suicide Attempts at Sonezaki" (曾根崎心中未遂 Sonezaki Shinjuu Misui) is based on the bunraku play "The Love Suicides at Sonezaki" (曾根崎心中 Sonezaki Shinjuu).
First published November 16, 2011
"KoLOC" - if you were to read this with a Japanese accent, it would come out something like "Koroshi", meaning murder.
>Why did you publish it?!
Refers to Chapter 268, which was yanked by Kumeta from Volume 27 due to its similarity with an episode of Doraemon.
>You plan on third place, but then the supervisor gets canned and you end up winning
May refer to baseball manager Ochiai Hiromitsu, who was late in the season. His team, the Chunichi Dragons ended up in first place in the Central League.
>It was supposed to be a pseudonym, but it's so omnipresent you're about to forget your real name
Kumeta's kind of implying that "Koji Kumeta" is actually a pen name.
>Sign (Panel 6)
"Sun Plaz - Concert Tour AkaBaNe 84" - Refers to Sun Plaza in Nakano, Tokyo.
>Sign (Panel 6)
"Soukenbi", a brand of tea.
>Japanese: Yamanami no achira ni mo onaji hito ga iru 山なみのあちらにも同じ人がゐる; a reference to a phrase "Over the mountain range is a quiet village as well" (Yamanami no achira ni mo shizuka na mura ga aru 山なみのしずかな村がある) from Tachihara Michizou's poem "What I saw in my dream" (Yume mita mono wa… 夢みたものは……).
First published on November 22, 2011.
>Harumi Housekeeper Introduction Agency
A reference to the Drama Series Kaseifu no Mita ("Mita, the Housekeeper") in which there is the fictional Harumi Housekeeper Introduction Agency which introduces Housekeepers to their new employers.
The "Laughs are no OK" refers to a rule within the series that you are allowed to ask your housekeeper for everything, except for laughing without specific emotions.
sexy, sexy Kafuka
>Poster in Panel 1
It reads "Mami-san Movie"; a reference to the upcoming Madoka Magica movies
>Note in Panel 6
Says "Tuesday"; Shonen Magazine was published on a Tuesday this time, since November 23 is a national holiday.
Maeda Atsuko, a member of AKB48.
>"You can hear Acchan"
It's not a secret that AKB48 use lipsynching and sing play-back during concerts. It's also not really something to wonder about, regarding the dancing they do.
all SZS are the sexiest
She wanted to say "recstructured"; which is a usual reason given by companies for firing several employees at one time.
>"He's supposed to be at school, but he's seen at the arcade"
The Arcade reads Tetsu no Ken ("Steelfist"), a pun on Tekken.
>"He's scolding Middle School Students on Ameba Pigg"
Ameba Pigg is a kind of virtual world thing where you move around as an avatar and chat etc
>Main Gate; S-Castle; Tiki Room
All attractions of Disneyland.
>Itoshiki Clinic 03-1104
You can read the numbers 1104 as I-to-shi
Looks a lot like Kumeta's usual Ishiba Shigeru caricatures.
>All Night HR
Reference to the radio program All Night Nippon R. In October, an Itoshiki Nozomu All Night Nippon R was broadcasted.
From Kumeta's blog
There's just too much evidence. There's just too much evidence that I'm a bad manga artist. I've been working for fifteen years, and nobody even notices me. I sent an illustration to Jump Broadcasting Station using my real name, and it was completely ignored. I've never even made it into the Toohan manga rankings. Prime Minister Aso has never said a word to me, and my neighborhood bookstore doesn't even carry my manga. There's just too much evidence that I'm not talented...way too much evidence. There's so much evidence that it makes it hard to believe. It makes me think, there's no way I could really be that bad. Wait a minute, maybe I'm not that bad. This is a new kind of positive thinking. There's no way I'm bad.
nope, only Kafuka
Wait, who was murdered?
Did Chiri always have that headband?
She started wearing it in the last like 30 chapters or so. I forgot to pinpoint the exact chapter like I meant to.
I didn't get that ending. Why would she need an alias?
I didn't get that ending, why would she need an alibi?
Or is it just a continuation of the "one person at two different places" theme?
Some things are best left unknown.
If anyone has this version of S1 http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=320606, are the Abesu subs in this batch retimed?