Anime brands and companies parodied

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If you watch a lot of anime, you must have noticed several fake brand names and famous companies all the time. This is a clever way that animation studios have found to maintain realism and avoid legal situations or other legal problems by using brand names. Most of the time they change only one letter like Zega (Sega), Zamazon (Amazon), Mindows 95 (Windows 95) and thousands of others. In this article we will talk a little about these wrong names of companies and parodied brands present in anime.

Honestly, I think it's a bit absurd, since even changing the name, these brands appearing serve as advertising. Sometimes advertising gets stronger with the wrong name because it catches our attention. Sometimes these parody brands end up appearing aggressively, making me question whether they really do it to avoid copyrights, I do not doubt that some studios receive funds from these companies.

Marcas e empresas parodiadas nos animes

Understanding the use of parody marks in anime

Some anime series like Code Geass shamelessly use the Pizza Hut brand to advertise. It is not difficult to imagine that when a brand stands out even though it is written incorrectly, it is not indirect advertising. Why don't you create your own brands? Some say that it is exactly to make the anime as realistic as possible, to make viewers feel intimate with the characters, perhaps by attending or using the same brand as him.

Anime has this power to captivate people. I myself was amazed to be present in a park that appeared in Oreimo. Have you seen what happened to Washinomiya Shrine after Luck Star aired? Don't many wish to visit Japan because of anime? So we can imagine that both studios and brands take advantage of this method of creating parody brands.

Using existing and parodied brands is easier and more practical than creating a brand from scratch. Drawing something takes time and it needs imagination, so much so that some charge absurd to create a brand logo. Or maybe the animator or someone on the production team is a fan of a brand and put it discreetly in the anime.

Marcas e empresas parodiadas nos animes

It is not just anime, but any type of video or image entertainment needs to be authorized to use trademarks. Several American studios have their own departments to search and apply for authorization from these companies, some anime studios have small staff and prefer to parody rather than spend time asking for authorization.

List of brands and companies parodied in anime

To end the article, let's leave a long list of trademarks and their parodies within the anime:

7-Eleven

  • 1- Uno en Himouto! Umaru-chan.
  • 6/10 - The World God Only Knows;
  • 8/11 - Haikyuu !;
  • 7-Electabuzz - Pokemon;

Amazon

  • Amazon - Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai;
  • Zamazon

Asahi

  • Asabi - New Game !;
  • Asaki - Servant X Service;
  • Anohi - Himouto! Umaru-chan;
  • Asohi - Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen;
  • Osushi - Nisekoi;
  • Usahi - NHK ni Youkoso!

Book Off

  • Book On - Toaru Kagaku at Railgun;

Burger King

  • Burger Knight - Pray at Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai;
  • Burger Sing - Blood +;
  • Burger Queen - Freezing;

Canon

  • Camon - Jinki: Extend OVA;
  • Canan - Photokano;
  • Canon - Sengoku Collection;
  • Cat on - Tamako Love Story;
  • ComeOn - Kiniro Mosaic;
  • Conan - Nourin;
  • Conon - Flag;
  • Lanon - New Game !;
Coke
  • Caca-Gola - Rozen Maiden;
  • Cica-Cola - Robot Carnival;
  • Coca-La - Angel Densetsu;
  • Cochicala - Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next;
  • Cock-Cola - Witch Hunter Robin;
  • Coco-Cola - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure;
  • Coka-Cola - Yuyushiki;
  • Coko-Cola - Sengoku Collection;
  • Cola-Cola - Kokoro Connect;
  • Cola-Cola - Watamote;
  • Cole - Yowamushi Pedal;
  • Cool Cola - Nisekoi;
  • Core-Doda - Girls und Panzer;
  • Cure Cool - Shirobako;
  • Great-Cola - Ikkitousen;
  • Koca-Cola - Hamatora The Animation;
  • Kuma-Cola - Steins; Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu;
  • Loca-Cola - Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko;

Cup Noodles

  • Chop Rumen - Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo;
  • D-Cup Noodle - DC: Da Capo;
  • Kitchen Noodle - Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin;
  • Rocket Noodles - Cowboy Bebop;

Dell

  • Dfll - Saki;
  • Doll - Himouto! Umaru-chan;

Denny's

  • Benny's - Strike the Blood;
  • Benny's - To-Love Ru;
  • Danny's - Date A Live / Fuuka;
  • Doney's - Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen;
  • Banny's - Kuzu no Honkai

DoCoMo

  • DoCoNo - Steel Angel Kurumi;

Domino's

  • Dogimo's - Kekkai Sensen;
Dr Pepper
  • Dk Pepper and Doktor Pepper - Steins; Gate;
  • Dr Ginger - Guilty Crown;
  • Dr Poppor - Kore wa Zombie Desu ka ?;
  • Mr Pepper - Gin at Saji;
  • Mr Popper - Photokano;
  • Mr Peter - Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai !;
  • Dokupe - Kamisama at Memochou;

FamilyMart

  • SisterMart - Pray at Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai;

Fanta

  • Fante - Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin;
  • Panta - No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular !;
  • Tip - The Prince of Tennis;

Ferrari

  • Forreri - Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino;

Google

  • Glegoo - Toaru Majutsu at Index: Endymion no Kiseki;
  • Qeeqle - New Game !;
  • Goggle - Hyperdimension Neptunia

Heineken

  • Heireken - Black Lagoon;
  • Haine-Kun - Grisasia in Rakuen;

IBM

  • IBN - Steins; Gate. IBN (IBM) 5100;

Intel

  • Intol - Steins; Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu;
  • Outel - Toaru Kagaku at Railgun;

Kit Kat

  • Kit Kut - Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu;
  • Mot Kit - Non Non Biyori;

Kodak

  • Dodak - Steel Angel Kurumi;

Lawson

  • Dawson - Kaiji
  • Hawson - To Love-Ru;
  • Lawsan - RahXephon;
  • Lowson - The iDOLM @ STER;
McDonalds
  • DomDonald's - Shirobako;
  • EcDonald's - Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai !;
  • MacRonall Hamburger - Toaru Majutsu at Index and Toaru Kagaku at Railgun;
  • Macross Nald's - Super Dimension Fortress Macross;
  • Magnetron Burger - Azumanga Daioh;
  • Mcdymaid's - Chaos; Head;
  • MgRonald's - Hataraku Maō-sama!
  • MobDonald's - Mob Psycho 100;
  • MocRonall's - Toaru Majutsu at the Index;
  • Moe Burger - Master of Martial Hearts;
  • Ng Donand - Joshi Kousei: Girl's High;
  • Wacnordo - Yahari Ore at Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru;
  • WcDonald's - Several anime like Accel World
  • WkDonaid's - Shingetsutan Tsukihime;

Microsoft

  • Macrosoft and Winding XO - Angel Beats !;
  • Shaftsoft 
  • Largehard - Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai;

Mitsubishi

  • Witsubishi - Hidamari Sketch;

MOS Burger

  • Was Barger - School Rumble Ichi Gakki Hoshuu;

Nescafé

  • Hescafé - Ouran High School Host Club;

Nikon

  • Mikon - Popotan;
  • Nibon - Shirobako;
  • Nikun - Senran Kagura Specials;

Nintendo

  • Ninbendo - Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai;

Nissan

  • Missan - Yomigaeru Sora: Rescue Wings;

Panasonic

  • Nanasonic - Girls und Panzer;
  • Papasonic - Busked Renkin;
  • Fanasonic - Death Note;

Pepsi

  • Bepsi in various anime such as Yowamushi Pedal and Gin no Saji.
  • Papsi - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun;
  • Pippu - Cowboy Bebop;
  • Popsi - Koe de Oshigoto !;

Pioneer

  • Bioneer - Haiyore! Nyaruko-san;

Pizza Hut

  • Pizza But - Full Metal Panic!

Pocky

  • Bochy - Haganai Next;
  • Bocky - Hataraku Maou-sama !;
  • Packy - Shirobako;
  • Pokee - Himouto! Umaru-chan / Hidamari Sketch / Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin;
  • Rocky - Aishiteruze Baby / Madoka Magica;
  • Rocky - Charlotte;

Pretz

  • Etz - Himouto! Umaru-chan;

Pringles

  • Bringles in Charlotte.
  • Bringles - Himouto! Umaru-chan;

Red Bull

  • Red Blue - Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai;
  • Red Gull - New Game !;

Samsung

  • Samyung - Blood +;

SEGA

  • SCCA - Boku, Otaryman;

Seiko

  • Saika - Zankyou no Terror;
  • Seike - Kokoro Connect;

Snickers

  • Sonickers - Kokoro Connect;
  • Smickers - Eureka Seven;
  • Snackies - Btooom !;
  • Znickers - Zetsuen no Tempest;

Softbank

  • Hardbank - Mirai Nikki;
  • Siftbank - Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Sony
  • Cony - Paranoia Agent;
  • Mony - Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai;
  • Onys - Charlotte;
  • Pony - Hidamari Sketch;
  • Popy - YuruYuri;
  • Tony - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun;
  • Sany - Akira;
  • Somy - Haikyuu !!;
  • Sopy - Paranoia Agent;

Square Enix

  • Quire Ericks - NHK ni Youkoso
Starbucks
  • Atzrbucks - Persona 4: The Animation;
  • Moonbucks - Code: Breaker;
  • Moonbucks - Hataraku Maou-sama !;
  • Stanbattel - Kyou at the Asuka Show;
  • Starbacchus in Nisekoi.
  • Coffee Starbook (s) - Love Hina, Mahou Sensei Negima!
  • Starbuck - Gigantic Formula;
  • Starducks - Melody of Oblivion;
  • Starfox - Love Get Chu;
  • Starjackass - Onegai Twins;
  • Ster Tully's Coffee - Watamote
  • Sudoh-Bucks - Toradora !;
  • Tudrabucks - Sakura Trick;
  • Sutabaa - Osomatsu-san;

Switzerland

  • Melon - Haganai Next;