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October 11th, 2010 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge

In the last year or so we’ve started to see some EarthBound / MOTHER 2 references in more and more anime, and now we have another one! I’ll let Jeagle explain this one:

The show is “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute”, an anime with a protagonist who has a sort of obsession with games revolving around sisters. Dozens of other references to other games/anime with the word “Sister” somewhere in its title are also present. Among them is IMOUTO 2.

“Imouto” is Japanese for “little sister”, incidentally.

Besides the MOTHER 2 reference, do you recognize any other games? I recognize a couple but not all of them.


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41 Comments to Another MOTHER 2 Anime Cameo

EBP said on Oct. 11, 2010

Final Sister IV? I love that game!

kevinchai said on Oct. 11, 2010

I’m a fan of Sist-A-Sist myself.

DramaticEd said on Oct. 11, 2010

MintenduCS, Super Siscom. Cool.

lampi said on Oct. 11, 2010

The yellow “Mintendu CS” game seems to be “Super Mario Sisters”. I also see “Sim Sister CS” šŸ™‚

I also found å¦¹ć®ćŸć‚ćŖ悉ꭻ恭悋 “Imouto no tame nara shineru”, which is a pun on å›ć®ćŸć‚ćŖ悉ꭻ恭悋 “Kimi no tame nara shineru”, the original name for “Feel the Magic: XY/XX” (“Project Rub” in PAL regions)!

Fooboo said on Oct. 11, 2010

Final Sister IV is a great game. I just love the main character Cecile!

Mr. Anon said on Oct. 11, 2010

Wait, shows can get away with ripping off of Earthbound but Earthbound can’t get away with ripping off of other stuff?

Dr. Meat said on Oct. 12, 2010

Sist-A-Sist is Live-A-Live but people probably know that one.

Joe said on Oct. 12, 2010

@ Mr. Anon: In America.
Also, ć‚·ć‚¹ć‚æćƒ¼ćƒ»ćƒ—ćƒŖćƒ³ć‚·ćƒ‘ćƒ« (Sister Principal) is an odd name for the PlayStation. šŸ˜›

PK DaKoTa said on Oct. 12, 2010

Strawberry Confusion?

jeffy05 said on Oct. 12, 2010

The very top “Super Siscom” game that has “2” on it could very well be Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana).
I remember the cover sleeves having a lot of green and trees on it.

LordKarnov42 said on Oct. 12, 2010

The top one definitely is Seiken Densetsu 2, I have one sitting on the shelf next to me. I don’t recognize the first kanji though, so I’m not sure what the joke is.

Fredrik said on Oct. 12, 2010

“Iā€™m a fan of Sist-A-Sist myself.”


Omnomnominous said on Oct. 12, 2010

Neat videogame references, although I find the concept of “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute” somewhat…icky, to say the least. šŸ˜›

Joe said on Oct. 12, 2010

妹伝čŖ¬ (imouto densetsu, or Sister Legend)
Hah, I just noticed there really are a lot of sister vg references here. šŸ˜›

Undrentide said on Oct. 12, 2010

The second box on the top is Zelda Link to the Past

KingMike said on Oct. 12, 2010

Sis-plus. Probably Love Plus, a DS dating game that seems like it would almost impossible to avoid hearing of in Japan. šŸ˜›
I wonder if DC is Dragon Quest? Can’t really make fun of FF without making of DQ as well.

Joshua Main said on Oct. 12, 2010

DC is Da Capo, a popular series of eroge games for PC.

Random Guardian said on Oct. 12, 2010

“an anime with a protagonist who has a sort of obsession with games revolving around sisters”
Are you shure this was not a Hentai or something šŸ˜›
Ignoring that, I am still suprised we are still finding cameos today.

chaobreeder20 said on Oct. 12, 2010

Final Fantasy IV,i see only 2 i regnize,other than the consoles,PS2 and DS,wheres Klonoa, FFVii,sonic, and Kingdom Hearts those are some of the best games invented!

Cubivore10 said on Oct. 12, 2010

Great, just what we need…

ghostgirl21696 said on Oct. 12, 2010

Not a video game, but a vocaloid reference: Next to Imouto 2 is a doll that looks like Tako-Luka with brown hair.

Jungyin said on Oct. 12, 2010

The Siscom one’s a double whammy since it can both be a play on Famicom and be short for Sister Complex. :p

Mr. Anon said on Oct. 12, 2010

I know, I was just joking:)

Skullrama said on Oct. 13, 2010

Neat, there’s a Live-A-Live one in there.

SoreThumb said on Oct. 13, 2010

OMG! What Dr. Meat and Skullrama said– LIVE A LIVE reference!
Even a Final Fantasy IV reference..
Three of my favorite games parodied on one shelf! šŸ˜€

Dammit, now I want gaming paraphernalia.

LakituAl said on Oct. 13, 2010

I bet the characters in the Imouto all lack a proper relationship with their sisters. And the second one’s father is a cell phone.


Your avatar looks familiar…

An Idiot said on Oct. 13, 2010
rumikumatora said on Oct. 13, 2010

aren’t that girl and dog supussed to parody hewie and fiona from haunting ground?

Adirondack said on Oct. 13, 2010

@Mr. Anon: You were making a joke, IN AMERICA!

Wait, is the antagonist a guy or girl? If it’s a guy, then that’s just disgusting, but if it’s a girl… giggity.

blahmoomoo said on Oct. 14, 2010

Looking at Wikipedia, the two main characters are a brother and his younger sister [17 and 14, respectively]. Looking even closer at the plot, the younger sister is the one who likes the, erm, “little sister types” of, well, naughty games. The brother wasn’t into such games at all (at least, not before the events in the plot summary happened; part of the plot is her making him play a naughty game).

Saying “the protagonist” is a bit misleading, since it seems the show is from the brother’s point of view, but the sister is the one with all of those games and is a major character.

BlaBla said on Oct. 16, 2010

Natsu no arashi akinaichuu!

8BitWalugi said on Oct. 17, 2010

Judging from the way you re-posted the plot summary, I can only assume this anime is pretty weird…

Omnomnominous said on Oct. 17, 2010

I watched the first and second episode yesterday. It’s pretty funny, and not TOO weird at the moment, thankfully. The art style is actually quite nice.

blahmoomoo said on Oct. 17, 2010

Well, I didn’t watch any episodes because I assumed it would be weird. I’m not into shows like that…

Masterge77 said on Oct. 25, 2010

I see Final Fantasy IV, but I can’t read moonspeak…..

Luke said on Nov. 6, 2010

In front of MOTHER 2, Is that a Yukkuri?

Corybell said on Nov. 13, 2010

Yeah, the story is about a older brother who has a cute sister (but he has not interest in her), He then finds out that his younger sister plays the little sister games. Its not the older brothers, its his sisters.

N0 3y3 d33r said on Nov. 22, 2010

I’m sure Bioshock is up there somewhere…

Matthewtheman said on Oct. 17, 2012

I love Final Sister IV! next to Final Sister VII, it’s my favorite in the Final Sister series!
(I love how the logo even included the Kain)

M1Fan said on Dec. 27, 2012

I would LOVE to buy a Super Siscom! So I can finally play Final Sister IV or IMOUTA 2!

Someone! said on Dec. 27, 2012

I see a few games like DC P.S., DC -the origin-, Strawberry Confusion!, Super Mario Sisters And IMOUTA 2. Most of the others aren’t in english or are to small to read.


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