Girl From Nowhere Easter eggs


Thai series Girl From Nowhere is now officially a viral sensation. Ever since the release of its second season, the show has made Netflix Top 10 lists across the world, including South America.  

The show is not only full of mystery, but it’s also packed to the brim with sneaky Easter eggs in numerous episodes.

We’ve trawled through the scenes to pick out 8 Girl From Nowhere Easter eggs and hidden details you may have missed out on.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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1. Trap reminds viewers of the lighthouse scene from Battle Royale


In Season One’s Trap, an escaped prisoner went on a stabbing rampage within a school, forcing a group of students to lock themselves away in a classroom. No doubt, Nanno was involved in it.

The cunning protagonist was able to plant the seeds of doubt in her peer’s minds, causing them to turn against each other. 

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Filmed In Ether

This episode’s premise is similar to Kinji Fukasaku’s Japanese psychological-thriller Battle Royale, where students are trapped in an enclosed space and eventually turn their backs on each other, according to Filmed In Ether.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotA lighthouse scene from Battle Royale, where one of the characters died from poison. They later begin doubting and killing each other.
Image credit: New Critique


2. Death Note references in WonderWall Part 1 & 2


This two-part episode from Season One places the insecure and vengeful Bam in the spotlight. Filled with hatred, she unleashes her negative emotions by writing ill-fated wishes towards her classmates on a magic wall, which make her words a reality. 

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Netflix

Out of jealousy for Nanno and her crush’s relationship, Bam writes for Nanno to have acne, a condition that manifests into reality quickly.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotNanno with an unfortunate acne breakout
Image credit: Netflix

These episodes are reminiscent of one of the most popular Japanese mangas, Death Note. The main difference is that Bam doesn’t act out of justice like Light from Death Note, and not everyone collapses with a heart attack.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Otaku Art


3. SOTUS borrows a torture method from The Human Centipede


SOTUS’s main character, Kay holds a Rubnong or freshmen welcoming event, where he and fellow school seniors haze their juniors.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotScreenshot: Netflix

He forces the new students to form a ‘human centipede’. The incoming freshmen were tasked to crawl on their hands and knees with their lips placed on their acquaintances’ bottoms.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: IMDB


4. Nanno reminds fans of “Kanako” from World of Kanako


Nanno’s Japanese school girl-esque bangs, and her manipulative traits resemble Kanako from Tetsuya Nakashima’s Japanese suspense film, The World of Kanako.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotNanno can almost pass as Kanako’s doppelganger.
Images adapted from: albertpotjes (Left), readysteadyeat (Right)

Kanako is popular at her high school, and even her parents think she’s innocent and sweet. Later in the film, however, Kanako’s sinister and manipulative nature starts to take over – turns out she was just pretending to care for her peers before selling them into prostitution.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: IMDB

Drawing a parallel with Kanako’s character development, Nanno manipulated her classmates into hiring her, ultimately digging their own graves in episode three of Season One.


5. Nanno has subtle devilish powers like Tomie


Fans have another theory on how Nanno resembles another Japanese pop culture persona. Besides Kanako, Nanno also has similar devilish traits to Tomie, the titular star of the Japanese horror manga series, Tomie.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To Spot
Netizens have even started a thread on their identical sinister traits.
Screenshot: @TheWaitingShed

Like Nanno, Tomie displays succubus-like features throughout her story. Tomie is able to manipulate male characters into falling in love with them, and can also mobilise the dark desires of those around them to create violence and chaos. Sound familiar? 

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To Spot
Like Nanno’s iconic hair twirl, Tomie has her trademark stance.
Image credit: Pinterest via Weheartit


6. Nanno’s iconic dance scene mirrors NOWNESS’ music video


Nanno’s dance scene has been one of the ‘key’ shots that fans can’t get enough of.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Overly Dramatic

She dances to “Creme Caramel” by NOWNESS, which promotes expressing yourself in whatever way you please – basically, doing whatever you want.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotScreenshot: Alvaro Posadas


7. The Godfather-esque scenes in Hi-So 


Hi-so highlights economic inequality and the disconnect between classes that even students experience. It focuses on Dino, who is less financially privileged than his classmates but also aspires to keep up the appearance of being affluent. 

Satisfied with the chaos she created, Nanno sits at what is presumed to be “The Master’s Desk” seemingly relaxed with a mischievous smile.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Netflix

Her actions reminded fans of Don Vito, a dominant yet calm figure from the classic 1975 film, The Godfather. We agree that both are definitely exuding #gangsta energy. 

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Toyark

Besides this iconic scene, remember where they dined like kings and queens right before it all went down? 

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotAdapted images from: The Film Spectrum (Left), Netflix (Right)

A similar setting at a dining table played out in The Godfather 2 – a double Easter egg from the same franchise, if you will.


8. V For Vendetta’s cult masks in Social Love


#Hanno a.k.a. Nanno x Hun, were a “couple” that other students at their school stanned.

Even though Hun already had a girlfriend, he and Nanno continued to stage their romance, sparking an obsessive cult where everyone at school dons creepy Nanno masks.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: IMDB

The similarities to this moment from the iconic V for Vendetta are striking – the masks symbolise a cult following with an unwavering obsession towards a cause or person.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: My Broken Blog


Bonus: subtle promotion of Singapore


In two consecutive episodes, Trap and Thank You Teacher, Singapore is subtly being promoted.

In Trap the Singaporean flag is seen several times in the background whilst the students are busy going against each other.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Netflix 

In the next episode, Thank You Teacher, the school principal incentivises students with a holiday package prize to Singapore.

8 Girl From Nowhere Easter Eggs Only Eagle-Eyed Fans Know Where To SpotImage credit: Netflix


Girl From Nowhere easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans


The show is riddled with mysteries that are intended to bend their viewers’ minds. Mysteries like the identity of Nanno, or where exactly she’s from.

By trying to connect the dots between Girl From Nowhere and real-life events, you could’ve missed the Easter eggs. 

Let us know what you thought of the show and if we missed anything in the comments. 


Cover images adapted from: readysteadyeat, Film In Ether, IMDB, Netflix 

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