Opening to Aoi Honoo (Blue Blazes) pays homage to:
- Anime Tenchou - directed by Hideaki Anno, AD by Hiroyuki Imaishi
- Pani Poni Dash! - key animation by You Yoshinari
- Tottemo! Luckyman - key animation by mentioned in the show Yoshinori Kanada
- Musashi Samurai Legend - key animation by Hiroyuki Imaishi
- Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu - key animation by Yoshinori Kanada
Flatwoods Monster - 1952
From the annals of the really bizarre, the Flatwoods Monster appeared in Flatwoods, WV in 1952. Several boys and three of the boys’ mother, Kathleen May, (pictured below) witnessed this creature coming toward them in the woods. It was said to be 10-12 ft. tall. Many people reported getting sick, and smelling something foul when the creature came near.