- I-Is that…Haruka? (with swirly glasses)
- Momo…peach, huh. Also, moonstone hairclips.
- Google-sensei says Hiyoshicho is in Kyoto.
- Mimasaka is in Okayama.
- Tottori has sand dunes. (How do I know this? Detective Conan’s mangaka is from Tottori, so I did some research on his hometown.)
- I would say this girl with the bamboo pole is proficient in the naginata…but I’ve never actually seen one in action, so I don’t know if I’m correct. Update: That girl is Kaguya.
- (cont. from previous note) Hey…if that girl is Kaguya, she’s the bamboo-oh! The Tale of the Princess Kaguya! Makes sense. (Fun fact: Kaguya-sama’s characters are named after this bit of folklore, too.)
- Momo is a callback to Momotarou – dog, pheasant (ostrich) and monkey (sloth). Update: Then she goes to the demon castle. Update 2: The sloth is kinda dressed like Sun Wukong (Son Goku), LOL…yes, the Dragon Ball character is named after the one in Saiyuki (not the anime series, just plain ol’ Saiyuki)…so that strengthens the connection further.
- “Everyone just wants to live here normally.” – (Avatar: the Last Airbender narrator)…and then everything changed when the coronavirus attacked. (…Or something.)
- I get the feeling “Ura Kukino” is a pun, but I’d need to see the kanji to know what it is. Update: So her name contains the character for “demon”.
- One of the stores near Nozomi sells okonomiyaki. You might recognise those characters written on the awning of the Nayotake Bamboo place on the sign, in fact (the Funimation version is insistent about translating that awning, LOL).