Uji Juui Story" (宇治拾位物語 - Uji Juui Monogatari) is a pun on "Uji Shuui Monogatari" (宇治拾遺物語). Uji Juui means something like "Ten rank".
First published December 12, 2011.
>Sign (Panel 1)
"Clothes Ohara" is a reference to the NHK Telenovella "Carnation". In that show there is a store called "Dressmaker Ohara".
>Poster (Panel 2)
The poster says "Amaou's Place", a reference to one of the main characters in the drama series "Watashi no Host-chan Shichinin no Host". Amaou is the owner of the Host-club "Vanilla".
>Sign (Panel 2)
"Pen Coffee - Coffee Northwind" is a reference to both the cafe chain "Key Coffee", as well as a reference to Adachi Mitsuru's "Touch", which features a cafe named "Southwind".
>Perfume Best 10
Perfume is an electropop trio.
>Ten Best Wards in Kawasaki
Kawasaki has only seven wards: Kawasaki-ku; Saiwai-ku; Nakahara-ku; Takatsu-ku; Miyamae-ku; Tama-ku; Asao-ku/Kawasaki City
>Signs (Panel 7)
All of the restaurants in this panel are puns on real-life restaurants. "Royal Fost" -> Royal Host; "DeNiro's" -> Denny's; "Seizoriya" -> Seizeriya; "Gwast" -> Gast.
>Best Ten Akamatsu
Ken Akamatsu series. #1: Love Hina; #2: Negima?!; #3: A.I. Love You
Segment on O-Tameshi, which airs on TV Asahi.
Carryover from Katteni Kaizo. The university ("Shigarami" meaning "obstacle") is located on the border of Tokyo's Nerima ward and Saitama prefecture. It has the nickname "Trauma University".
On the bonus page for her introduction chapter, her student papers list her as a student at Shigarami University, working in the department of humanities and environment.
>Posters (Panel 1)
"10 Wins"; "10 Promises To My Dog" - Both movies.
>Domestic Automobile Producers
In Japan, there are 9 major ones, not including truck manufacturers: Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru, Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Mitsuoka.
>Top 10 Prefectures on Shikoku
There are only four prefectures on the island of Shikoku.
>Top 10 currently airing historical dramas
There are usually only 2 or 3 airing at any given time.
>Top 10 children of the Sanada household
Reference to the series "11 nin mo iru", featuring a family with 8 children and the ghost of the husband's former wife.
>Top 10 HDD Makers
Only three companies made them (although they were sometimes sold under other brands): Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba
>Top 10 terrestrial TV channels in Tokyo
Only 9: 2 NHK channels, Nihon TV, TV Asahi, TBS, TV Tokyo, Fuji TV, Tokyo MX and Housou Daigaku
>Top 10 cell phone companies
Japan only has five: Softbank, NTT Docomo, au, Willcom and Emobile
>Rankings in Magazine
The issue of Shonen Magazine that contained this chapter had a 22-place ranking for the series "About!"
>Isn't it great she's ranked in the top 10?
Yuzuki from "A Town Where You Live" was ranked #10 (out of 11)
>Shakyamuni Buddha's Ten Great Disciples
>Top 10 Renhou
Refers to politician Murata Renhou. Normally, when she's mentioned in manga, the name is censored to something like "R*hou" or "Renh*", but her full name appeared recently in a chapter of Gintama. Kumeta didn't censor it in this chapter either, and may be referring to the controversy that erupted after the Gintama chapter was published.
>Renhou and collars
A lot of the jokes in the top 10 list have to do with jacket collars. One of her signature appearances is to wear something with a large collar and let the collar stand up.
>Yuuya (Panel 10)
Musician Uchida Yuuya
>Collar (Panel 11)
Her collar says "YamaP", the nickname for Yamashita Tomohisa, a former member of the Johnny's group NEWS.
>Top 10 Electric Companies
There are 10 electric companies in Japan.
>TEP (Panel 6)
Most well known for their ownership and poor response to the Fukushima crisis.
>Best teachers in Magazine
Zetsubou-sensei is ranked #10, but since GTO has finished its run, he's the only teacher in Magazine.
The title is a pun on Asukai Chisa's book, "Tiny Tiny Happy". The Japanese title of this book is "Daini Daini Happy".
She's not actually goofing off, but studying for exams. Since they're third years and its February, she would be needing to study for university entrance exams, work programs, or other related post-high school activity.
A Japanese high school tradition is for a girl to ask for the second button on a guy's blazer if she likes him. If he likes her back, he takes off the button and gives it to her. The tradition was inspired by a novel from Daijun Takeda.
It's a Japanese bottled water brand, similar to Evian or other large brand in the west. It's named for the town of Rokkou, a town in Hyougo prefecture.
The end is nigh.....
Synesthesia is a neurological disorder in which stimulation in one sense leads to sensations and perceptions in the other senses, i.e. seeing words as col
oh god, let the end begin¡
The New Komeito Party (NKP or just "Kōmeitō" in Japanese) is a Japanese center to center-left political party, was formed in 1998 through the merger of the Kōmeitō party and the New Peace Party. Kōmeitō's constituency consists almost entirely of members of the religious organization Sōka Gakkai. Sōka Gakkai's flag is a tricolor with blue, yellow, and red; thus, when Matoi sees these colors in the name "Kōmeitō", she is highlighting that the party appears to allow Soka Gakkai to circumvent Japan's constitutional separation of religion and state.
Reference to voice actor Mitsuya Yuuji.
The Korean surname Kim literally translates as "Gold".
From Kumeta's blog
Preparation backfires 100% of the time. Try using a walking stick, and you end up getting stabbed by it. I trip on slip-prrof floors. I almost suffocated myself sleeping in padded headgear. I get a rash whenever I use bug spray. I makes total sense... since I'm nothing but a lowly bug. Why would a bug use bug spray? When I put mothballs in my closet, I end up not being able to wear anything. If my apartment was fumigated, I'd move out. What else could I do? After all, I'm just a lowly bug. I'm the lowest kind of bug there is. I'm a dung beetle. No matter what I do to prepare, it always backfires.
well fuck, thanks man
Man, the end is so good.