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
Using high speed photography and a bit of luck, the duo captured all of the ingredients in various dishes perfectly suspended in midair.